Jun 22, 2017

Saturday at the Library (6/24/17)

Programs & Events
Teddy Bear Sleepover, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
What does your teddy do when you sleep? Join us for a fun craft time on Friday, leave your teddies for a “beary” fun sleepover, and come back in the morning to see what they did all night. Sign-ups required.
Doughnuts & milk provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library

Bike Rodeo, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Bring your bike (or your trike!) to the library for a safety check, obstacle course, and fun activities.

Design, Create & Build Expo, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 5 & up. Build structure out of a variety of building materials at our engineering expo, a special STEAM event.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Teeny Beachy Garden, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 18 and up. Make a beach-themed potted garden to beautify your home this summer.  Supplies provided, but you're welcome to bring your own miniatures or any other items to make it your own.  Sign-ups required.

Friday at the Library (6/23/17)

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

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

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

Programs & Events
Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland Branch Library
See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Teddy Bear Sleepover, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
What does your teddy do when you sleep? Join us for a fun craft time on Friday, leave your teddies for a "beary" fun sleepover, and come back in the morning to see what they did all night. Sign-ups required.
Doughnuts & milk provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library

Jun 19, 2017

Thursday at the Library (6/22/17)

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

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
Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 13 & up. Bring a friend and join us for a great movie on the big screen.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Wednesday at the Library (6/21/17)

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

Mother Goose 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 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

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

Programs & Events
Finger Knitting, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Learn how to knit a belt or a skinny scarf using just your fingers and a ball of yarn!

Play Dough Party!, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Enjoy playing with play dough and take home what you create.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library. 

Be Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Find out how you can be your best self yet.  Each week focuses on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by Doris Hassell a focal nutritionist.

LEGO Club, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Join us for a fun night of LEGO building as Dr. Donnie McCullough guides you through challenges illustrating important principles of physics and engineering.

Tuesday at the Library (6/20/17)

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.
Location: Mechanicsville 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.

Invitation to Create, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Unleash your creative spirit and explore a variety of art materials and use your imagination.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Summer Reading Check-in, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Calling all students from Mechanicsville and Laurel Meadows elementary schools!  Sop by the library to see your school librarian and share what you've been reading.  Enjoy treats and games while you're here.

Jun 15, 2017

Monday at the Library (6/19/17)

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

Programs & Events
Paws to READ, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee 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.
 
Movie with Friends, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend (or hang out with some of ours) and see a great movie on the big screen!
Popcorn provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library. 

Jewelry-making Workshop, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 16 and up. Create your own one-of-a-kind ice resin pendant at this fun workshop.  Sign-ups required.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Bible Journaling for Adults, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Have you seen the newest thing - Bible journaling?  Studies show coloring is a great therapy. Bring your friends, too!
Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 
Tai Chi, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
If you've never tried Tai Chi, now's your chance. Described as "meditation in motion" Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see!

Saturday at the Library (6/17/17)

Programs & Events
"BubbleFest!" Kickoff, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Celebrate summer reading with bubbles for everyone, featuring fun STEAM activities like science experiments, art projects, and lots and lots of BUBBLES!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Summer Movie Matinee, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Yippee, school is out!  Relax with a fun family movie on the big screen.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Friday at the Library (6/16/17)

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

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

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

Programs & Events
Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland Branch Library
See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Sidewalk Party, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Enjoy an old-fashioned sidewalk party with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hopscotch, and a visit from the Kona Ice Truck!

LEGOMania @ the Library, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 5-12.  Join us for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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.

End of School Party, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16. Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer with a movie and pizza.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. 

Jun 12, 2017

Thursday at the Library (6/15/17)

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

Family Movie Matinee, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer with a movie on the big screen!
Popcorn and beverages provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Programs & Events
Folded Book Art Decoration, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 10-18. Create your own folded book art decoration!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

Light up Your Summer!, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Make summer luminaries from mason jars and other wide mouth jars of varying sizes. We'll provide materials to decorate the jars or bring your own jar to decorate! Sign-ups required.

Wednesday at the Library (6/14/17)

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 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

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

Programs & Events
Be Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Find out how you can be your best self yet.  Each week focuses on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by Doris Hassell a focal nutritionist.

LEGO Club, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Join us for a fun night of LEGO building as Dr. Donnie McCullough guides you through challenges illustrating important principles of physics and engineering.

"School's Out!" Movie Night, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Break in summer with a cool, free, family movie!
Pizza and snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Tuesday at the Library (6/13/17)

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
Invitation to Create, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Unleash your creative spirit and explore a variety of art materials and use your imagination.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

Teen Make & Take Movie Night, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 11-18.  Make a themed craft while watching the movie with your friends.
Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of Rockville Library.

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.

Jun 8, 2017

Monday at the Library (6/12/17)

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

Programs & Events  Design & Storytime, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Enjoy a relaxing adult coloring and Storytime at the library.  We'll be coloring posters to display for the "Reading by Design" summer reading program.
Light salad dinner provided by the Friends of the West Point Library. 

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Montpelier Mystery Book Group, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 16 & up.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular book title.

Saturday at the Library (6/10/17)

Programs & Events
Greeting Card Stitch-in, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Do you love to craft with needles and thread or yarn?  Join us and create a hand-crafted greeting card for a special someone.

Happy Chickens!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Bring your questions about raising happy chickens to Lance Gardner who shares information, tips, and encouragement on the benefits of keeping them.
Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

"Reading by Design" Kick-off Party, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Join us for games, make a craft, and enjoy ice cream!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Teen Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen with your friends or family. Sign ups required!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (6/9/17)

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

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

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

Programs & Events
Friday Morning Movie, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland Branch Library
See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.
Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Jun 5, 2017

Thursday at the Library (6/8/17)

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

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
Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Bring your favorite crafts to work on and try out our craft of the month.  Play Wii games with your friends, too!  Sign-ups required!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wednesday at the Library (6/7/17)

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 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library

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

Programs & Events
LEGO Club, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Join us for a fun night of LEGO building as Dr. Donnie McCullough guides you through challenges illustrating important principles of physics and engineering. 

MPRA Rain Barrel Workshop, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Join Dawn Shank of the Mattaponi & Pamunkey Rivers Association (MPRA), learn the importance of water conservation, and leave with your very own rain barrel!  Call the library to reserve your seat and your rain barrel.

PRL Genealogy Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Our speaker will be Elizabeth Berry, who will talk about lineage societies like the Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames.

Tuesday at the Library (6/6/17)

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

Program & Events
"Reading by Design" Launch Party, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
All ages. Join us and your school's Media Specialists for games, music, and FUN!  The Kona Ice truck will be here, too!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and find out about all of the fun programs heading your way this summer.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Jun 1, 2017

Monday at the Library (6/5/17)

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

The Summer Storytime Session starts this week! Check our Storytime Schedule to see Storytimes at your local branch library.

Programs & Events
Play Dough Party!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Keep the mess out of your house! Roll, flatten, squeeze, and sculpt to your heart’s delight!

Saturday at the Library (6/3/17)

Programs & Events
"Reading by Design" Kick-off & Art Show, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Atlee Branch Library
See creative art work by local students, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and discover what the library has in store for YOU at our open house.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Art & Ice Cream, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
All ages. Join us for ice cream and see artwork from Kersey Creek Elementary School students!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.
Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Family BINGO!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a fun evening of BINGO and chances to win great books for summer reading!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library. 

Summer Reading Program registration starts today (June 3)!  Sign up at your local branch library!

Friday at the Library (6/2/17)

Programs & Events
"Reading by Design" Kick-off & Art Show, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
See creative art work by local students, sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and discover what the library has in store for YOU!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

First Friday Films, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.