Oct 27, 2016

Monday at the Library (10/31/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Saturday at the Library (10/29/16)

Programs & Events
Blood Drive, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
There's no substitute for blood donor volunteers!  Please donate during our drive with Virginia Blood Services. To sign up, visit https://vadonor.org/Portal/ or call 800-989-4438.

Friday at the Library (10/28/16)

Storytimes
Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Oct 25, 2016

Thursday at the Library (10/27/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Wednesday at the Library (10/26/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Family Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (10/25/16)

Storytimes
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
Genealogy Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Learn how to search for  information to build your family tree using Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. (Basic computer experience is preferred.) You must call 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Oct 20, 2016

Monday at the Library (10/24/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events
Halloween Storytime & Parade, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 0-6. Wear your Halloween costume to our special evening Storytime, make a craft, and join us on our parade through the library.
Treats provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Saturday at the Library (10/22/16)

Programs & Events
No-Sew Wreath Workshop, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Kick start your holiday projects with a personally designed wreath for any occasion.  Supplies provided.  Please call or visit to reserve your seat.

Friday at the Library (10/21/16)

Storytimes
Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Programs & Events
LEGOMania @ the Library!, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 5-12. Join us during the third Friday of every month for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Oct 17, 2016

Thursday at the Library (10/20/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
Read 2 Rover, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Read 2 Rover provides comfort and motivation for beginning readers as they read aloud to therapy dogs.  Call or visit the library for more information or to register for this rewarding program.

Reading Olympics Read-Aloud, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Get a jump on your reading as we read selections from titles on the Hanover County Reading Olympics list.  Then we'll ask you questions to help you prepare for competition day.  Call or visit the library for title information.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Wednesday at the Library (10/19/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Family Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Programs & Events
Decorate Your Own Tote Bag, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 5-10.  Decorate a tote bag to take home!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Tuesday at the Library (10/18/16)

Storytimes
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
Teen Make & Take Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Looking for a fun, free night out with your friends?  Have we got a new monthly program for you!  In October, make a Star Wars-themed origami while watching the movie.
Dinner and beverages provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Oct 13, 2016

Monday at the Library (10/17/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Programs & Events
Coloring for Adults, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!  Enjoy a creatively colorful time at the library.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Saturday at the Library (10/15/16)

Programs & Events
Zombiefied!, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Design a zombie t-shirt (please bring an old, light colored t-shirt to decorate).  Become one of the walking dead with our zombie makeup kits.
Snacks for the undead provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

What's the Weather?, 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 5-10.  Learn about the weather with hands-on stations, fun weather-related experiments, and a take-home craft.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (10/14/16)

Storytimes
Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Oct 10, 2016

Thursday at the Library (10/13/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
Read for the Fun of It!, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Be creative at the library and re-design the cover of one of your favorite books!  Materials provided.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Teen Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Which Emoji?, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Explore different languages and test your skills with emoji games and crafts.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Game on: Speak the Language of Fun!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Enjoy playing games from around the world and speak the universal language of fun.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Paws to READ, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Is your child a reluctant reader?  Sign them up for a 20 minute session reading to Chrissie, a Paws to READ reading education assistance dog.  Call or visit the branch to sign up.

The Presidential Election of 1832, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Learn more about the unique history of another noteworthy election, where Republican Henry Clay faced Democrat Andrew Jackson, national political conventions appeared for the first time, and third-party candidate William Wirt threw his hat in the ring.  Greg Glassner, former editor of the Herald-Progress and author of a biography on Wirt, will speak.

Wednesday at the Library (10/12/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Family Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Programs & Events
Learning Microsoft Word Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Learn how to complete basic tasks in Microsoft Word 2010, like editing and saving a document, how to add formatting, and more.  Call 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Tuesday at the Library (10/11/16)

Storytimes
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
Full STEAM Ahead!, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Join us for an exciting evening of experiments and art! Build with marshmallows, making marble runs out of LEGOs, turn your name into art, and make a popsicle stick explosion.

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Learn how to complete basic tasks in Microsoft Word 2010, like editing and saving a document, how to add formatting, and more.  Call 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Soapmaking 101, 6:30 - 8:00
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Go green and learn how to make your own soap.  Pick a fragrance and take home your creation.
Pizza provided by the Hanover Branch Library.

Spooktacular 60 Seconds to Win It!, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Race the clock while playing fangtastic Halloween-themed mini-games that test your limits!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library

Must Love Words, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Writers, are you looking for inspiration?  Need readers with a discerning eye?  Join us for constructive feedback and discussion about the craft of writing the second Tuesday of each month.

Oct 6, 2016

Monday at the Library (10/10/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Saturday at the Library (10/8/16)

Programs & Events
Ruffled Scarf Workshop, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Learn to crochet a ruffled scarf for yourself or as a gift.  Please bring your own crochet hook (size G, H, or J preferred).  Yarn provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Autumn Earring Workshop, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Create your own seasonal earrings.  Supplies provided! Call or visit the library to reserve your seat.

Second Saturday LEGO Club, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
All ages. You bring your ideas, we'll provide the bricks!  Buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Second Saturday Matinee, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Friday at the Library (10/7/16)

Storytimes
Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library

Programs & Events
First Friday Films, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
All ages. Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 10-16. Join us after hours for crazy games based on the popular book, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics. You don't need to read the book to attend.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Oct 3, 2016

Thursday at the Library (10/6/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Mother Goose Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
Computer Basics Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Covers beginning computer skills like finding out about the parts of a computer, learning how to use a mouse, beginning to explore & search the Internet, and how to create and save documents with Microsoft Word 2010. Call 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

PRL Genealogy Club, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Interested in researching your family tree?  Enjoy sharing tips with other researchers?  Need access to research materials or occasional help?  Join us at our new Genealogy Club!

"Read for the Fun of It!" Activity Fair, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16.  Bring your friends for a fun scavenger hunt at the library.  Call or visit the branch by Oct. 3 to sign-up.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Wednesday at the Library (10/5/16)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Family Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Tuesday at the Library (10/4/16)

Storytimes
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Programs & Events
Teen Movie & Pizza Night, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.