Jul 31, 2017

Thursday at the Library (8/3/17)

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.

Bat World of Hampton Roads
Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too!
King & Queen Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
Upper King William Branch Library, 12:30 p.m.
West Point Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday at the Library (8/2/17)

Programs & Events
Learning Microsoft Word Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland 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 804-556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Bat World of Hampton Roads
Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too!
Ashland Branch Library, 11:00 a.m. 
Hanover Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday at the Library (8/1/17)

Programs & Events
Bat World of Hampton Roads
Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too!
Goochland Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.
Montpelier Branch Library, 3:00 p.m.

"Splash of Color!" Photography Contest
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Calling all amateur photographers!  From Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 19, submit your digital photos to ask@pamunkeylibrary.org (one photo per photographer please).  Photos will be posted to the library's Facebook page where folks can like their favorites.
For more information, call or visit the Mechanicsville Branch Library or e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org.

Jul 27, 2017

Monday at the Library (7/31/17)

Programs & Events
Bat World of Hampton Roads
Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too!
Atlee Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.
Mechanicsville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday at the Library (7/29/17)

Programs & Events
Design, Create & Build Expo, 10:30 a.m. - noon
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.

Happee Birthdae, Harry Potter!, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with Rememberalls, make your own wand, origami owls, a Wanted Wizard selfie station, and more. Cosplaying is encouraged!
Hogwarts-style snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Introduction to Drawing, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Learn how to draw with pencil using depth, line, shading, and composition with Judy Thomas, Art in the Garden instructor at Lewis Ginter. Call or visit the library to sign up for this two-part class.  First class session is Saturday, July 22.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (7/28/17)

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

Today is the last day of Summer Storytimes!  Fall Storytimes will resume the week of Monday, September 11.

Jul 24, 2017

Thursday at the Library (7/27/17)

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
Rob Westcott, Magician
Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.
Upper King William Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
King & Queen Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.
West Point Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

Carnival Games!, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 9-18. Play fun carnival-style games and hang out with your friends.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Wednesday at the Library (7/26/17)

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
Rob Westcott, Magician
Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.
Goochland Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
Cochrane Rockville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.
Montpelier Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Join us for a series program (Wednesdays June 15 through August 3) on how you can be your best self yet.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local nutritionist.

Tuesday at the Library (7/25/17)

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
Rob Westcott, Magician
Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.
Atlee Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
Hanover Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

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. 

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.

Jul 20, 2017

Monday at the Library (7/24/17)

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

Programs & Events
Rob Westcott, Magician
Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.
Mechanicsville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.
Ashland Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 8:00 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.

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!
 
DIY Terrarium Workshop, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Bring your garden indoors as you design something beautiful for your own home or to give as a gift.  Materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your own container or plant.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. 

UKW Adult Book Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Call or visit the library for title information.

Saturday at the Library (7/22/17)

Programs & Events
Introduction to Drawing, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Learn how to draw with pencil using depth, line, shading, and composition with Judy Thomas, Art in the Garden instructor at Lewis Ginter. Call or visit the library to sign up for this two-part class.  Next class session is Saturday, July 29.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (7/21/2017)

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
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.

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 a therapy dog.  Call or visit the library for more information or to register for this rewarding program.

Teen Tie-Dye, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16. Bring a pre-washed t-shirt and make it into your own one-of-a-kind creation.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Jul 17, 2017

Thursday at the Library (7/20/17)

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

Programs & Events
Family Movie Matinee, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Beat the heat with a cool award-winning movie. Call or visit the library for more title information.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Relax with Adult Coloring!, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Relax at the library and color with us.  Supplies provided, but you can also bring your own to use or share.
 
Family Movie Night, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Join us for a fun family movie on the big screen.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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 (7/19/17)

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
Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Join us for a series program (Wednesdays June 15 through August 3) on how you can be your best self yet.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local nutritionist.

Mushroom Growing 101, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
We'll share tips on how to start growing your own mushrooms.
Bottled water provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Tuesday at the Library (7/18/17)

Storytimes
Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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.

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.

Jul 13, 2017

Monday at the Library (7/17/17)

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

Programs & Events
Dance Party with DJ Bill Holliday
All ages. Bill Holliday is a local favorite when it comes to entertainment. He is dynamic, energetic, and full of personality! Bring your dancing shoes and have fun!
West Point Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.
Upper King William Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.
King & Queen Branch Library, 6:00 p.m.

Adult Coloring, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
It's not just for kids anymore!  Join us for an afternoon of stress-relieving creativity with the popular trend of adult coloring.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.
 
Shark Week!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Hey shark lovers!  Join us for super sharky fun at the library.
Snacks 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 (7/15/17)

Programs & Events
Sun Art for All!, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
All ages. Harness the power of the sun to create beautiful works of art.  Create sunprints with found objects and explore making shadow tracing drawings.
Snacks provided by Friends of the Montpelier Library.

LEGOS at the Library!, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 4-12. Create your own LEGO designs to be displayed in the library. Batman & Batgirl cosplay/costumes are encouraged.
Batsnacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. 

Breakout! Pizza Party, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 12-18. Test your mental skills with our new Breakout Box!  Solve mysteries and puzzles to get to the sweet surprise at the end.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Make Your Own "Magic" Tree House, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ever dreamed of building the perfect Tree House?  Now you can, at our "Magic Tree House" building day, with crafts and activities based on the popular series.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (7/14/17)

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.

Jul 10, 2017

Thursday at the Library (7/13/17)

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
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 Genealogy Club!

Dance Party with DJ Bill Holliday
All ages. Bill Holliday is a local favorite when it comes to entertainment. He is dynamic, energetic, and full of personality! Bring your dancing shoes and have fun!
Montpelier Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.
Ashland Branch Library, 2:00 p.m.

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.
 
Summer Soups, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Learn the secrets of making great and appetizing cool summer soups with a tasteful presentation for all to enjoy.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Wednesday at the Library (7/12/17)

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
Dance Party with DJ Bill Holliday,  10:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
All ages. Bill Holliday is a local favorite when it comes to entertainment. He is dynamic, energetic, and full of personality! Bring your dancing shoes and have fun!

Your Best Self Yet, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Join us for a series program (Wednesdays June 15 through August 3) on how you can be your best self yet.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of self-improvement and will be led by a local 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.

Unfortunate Event Fun, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Join us for a fun evening based on "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Lemony Snicket.
Pizza & snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Family Movie Night, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Join us for a great family movie on the big screen!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.