Sep 28, 2017

Monday at the Library (10/2/17)

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

Programs & Events
Adult Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
See a great movie at the library!
Popcorn & soda provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William 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 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

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 (9/30/17)

Programs & Events
Discover a Drugstore in Coconut Oil, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 18 & up.  Discover the 12 unexpected uses for coconut oil and save money!  Make & take your own coconut lotion.  Supplies provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

LEGOMania Expanded, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 5-10. We have LEGO bricks and Keva blocks for all of your building fun, so get let's get creative!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

DIY Terrarium Workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 4 to adult. The whole family can design their own terrarium and learn more about these small ecosystems that also beautify your home. Materials provided, but you can bring your own small container or plant.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Friday at the Library (9/29/17)

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
Life Hacks for Teens: Stuff Your Car Really Wants You to Know, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 15+. Tom Porter of Tom's Auto Service will teach you the fundamentals of basic car care for new drivers. Which fluids do I need to check and why? How long is too long between oil changes? How do I check my tire pressure? Call or visit the library to sign up.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Sep 25, 2017

Thursday at the Library (9/28/17)

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
Movie Night @ the Library, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 16 & up. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends!
Pizza & popcorn provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

Community Craft Time, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Bring your materials and/or existing project.  Share new craft ideas and find out the "tip of the month."  We'll have plenty of inspirational crafting magazines and books full of ideas.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Wednesday at the Library (9/27/17)

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 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 (9/26/17)

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
Captain Underpants Party, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Grades K-5. Tra-la-laaa! Fly on in for a sensational time with everyone's favorite principal-turned-superhero! Enjoy games, jokes and tasty treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

West Point Branch Library's Anniversary Party, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Established in 1948, part of PRL since 1977, and in its current location since 1992, the library has been a wonderful community resource for many years!  Celebrate our many library friends and local businesses who have supported us and enjoy music by "Just Us."
Cake & refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Branch Library.

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.

Sep 21, 2017

Monday at the Library (9/25/17)

Storytimes
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
 
Programs & Events
UKW Adult Book Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Join us for a lively book discussion. Call or visit the branch title information.

Saturday at the Library (9/23/17)

Programs & Events
Alpacas @ Your Library, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Meet live alpacas from the Rockville Alpaca Farm!  Listen to stories about woolly friends, make an alpaca-themed craft, and take a look at alpaca fibers and yarn, too.
Snacks provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.
 
"Mad Hatter" Tea Party & Movie, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 3 and up. Dress up and join us for the zaniest tea party in town, with stories, crafts, and games! We'll wrap it all up with a great all ages movie.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (9/22/17)

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
Movie Night @ the Library, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Celebrate fall with a classic film at the library.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Sep 19, 2017

Thursday at the Library (9/21/17)

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
Learning Microsoft Word Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville 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 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Ashland Rocks!, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Create an amazing piece of art to be showcased here at the library and learn about an RVA-area scavenger hunt. Decorate your river rock and leave it at the library, then track it online and search for other rocks in the area.

Meet the Author: Connie Lapallo, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Meet local author, Connie Lapallo, and learn about her newest book, "The Sun Is but a Morning Star," the third title in her Jamestown Sky series.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

Wednesday at the Library (9/20/17)

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

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

Programs & Events
Reading BINGO!, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 3-10.  Join us for an exciting game of BINGO using all types of books.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Tuesday at the Library (9/19/17)

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
Computer Basics Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Solve the Breakout Box, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 18-Adult. Test your mental skills with our new Breakout Box!  Solve mysteries and puzzles to get to the sweet surprise at the end.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Sep 15, 2017

Monday at the Library (9/18/17)

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

Friday at the Library (9/15/17)

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
Friday Playgroup, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers.  Socialize with other adults while your children make new friends at our new monthly Friday Playgroup, on the third Friday of each month.

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.

Sep 11, 2017

Thursday at the library (9/14/17)

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.
Mother Goose Storytime at 10:45 a.m.
Preschool 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
Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle: Mind Tricks Edition, 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.
 
Family Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Bring the whole family for a great movie at the library.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Wednesday at the Library (9/13/17)

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

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

Programs & Events
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.
 

Tuesday at the Library (9/12/17)

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
Hanover Book Club, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Bring a friend to our bi-monthly book discussion group.
Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Computer Basics Class, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee 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 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Sep 7, 2017

Monday at the Library (9/11/17)

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

Programs & Events
Adult Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
See a great movie at the library!
Popcorn & soda provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Genealogy Class, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.
  Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special evening Storytime.  Wear your PJs and slippers, too!
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Montpelier Mystery Book Group, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 18 & up.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular mystery title.

Saturday at the Library (9/9/17)

Programs & Events
Back2School Galactic Movie, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
All ages. Join us for a free, current space-y galactic thriller!
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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.

Sep 4, 2017

Thursday at the Library (9/7/17)

Programs & Events
Computer Basics Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: West Point 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 804-843-3244 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 Genealogy Club!

Play Giant Chess!, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 7 & up.  Learn how to play chess with life-size chess pieces with members of the Mechanicsville Chess Club who can show you the best moves.  Call or visit the library to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Tuesday at the Library (9/5/17)

Programs & Events
Teen Tuesdays: Movie Matinee, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Hang out with your friends and enjoy a movie and pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville 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.