Oct 30, 2017

Thursday at the Library (11/2/17)

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
Virginia Ghost Stories, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Debbie Phillips, local storyteller and historian, will chill you to the bone with stories of apparitions, poltergeists, haunted taverns, and more! Part of our Adult Storytelling Series.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Wednesday at the Library (11/1/17)

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
Computer Basics Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Goochland 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 804-556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Tuesday at the Library (10/31/17)

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
Nightmare before Christmas, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Jack Skellington called, and he wants to see you at the library for our special movie party-before-the-party. Cosplay encouraged but not required! Bring a friend!
Treats provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

Oct 26, 2017

Monday at the Library (10/30/17)

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

Programs & Events
Halloween Parade, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Join us for a fun costume parade through the library.  Listen to a story and make a craft, too!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Saturday at the Library (10/28/17)

Programs & Events
Monster Mash, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 3-5.  Calling all little monsters!  Dress up as your favorite monster, and join us for a fun morning of monster-themed games and crafts.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Mummy Halloween Fun, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 3-10. Dress up for Halloween and have some mummy fun!
Tightly wrapped treats provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Beaded Earring Workshop, 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 12 to Adult. Celebrate autumn by crafting a pair of seasonal beaded earrings. Call or visit the library to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

Superhero BASH!, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 3 & up. BOOM! WHAM! KAPOW! Celebrate Halloween ComicFest with games, snacks, and crafts dressed as your favorite superhero!  Adults can dress up, too!  Don't forget to pick up your free comic book while supplies last.

Friday at the Library (10/27/17)

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

Oct 23, 2017

Thursday at the Library (10/26/17)

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.

Wednesday at the Library (10/25/17)

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
Make Your Own Sock Monster, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 5-10. Learn how to make an awesome monster using just a sock, buttons, felt, needle, and thread.  It's a great silly, spooky way to get ready for Halloween!
 
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.

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.

Tuesday at the Library (10/24/17)

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
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.
 
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.

Oct 19, 2017

Monday at the Library (10/23/17)

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

Programs & Events
History of Prehistoric Creatures, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Newell Randall shares the history of prehistoric creatures who once roamed King & Queen County.  See fossils and other artifacts on display, too, and celebrate the library's 75th anniversary!
Cake & refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Saturday at the Library (10/21/17)

Programs & Events
Pamunkey Regional Library 75th Anniversary Celebration, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the Library's 75th Anniversary with us during our open house with cake and refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.
 
The Tell-Tale Heart, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Join us for an unforgettable adult storytelling experience featuring Dean Knight of the Poe Museum!
 
Touch a Truck, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Join us for a hands-on exploration of a visiting Hanover County fire truck, stories, crafts, and more!  It's fun for truck nuts of all ages!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Spinning Spiders!, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Learn about spiders and their incredible webs, from Charlotte and Itsy Bitsy to our real-life friends around us.  We'll even make a super-sized web for our children's room to help us catch our favorite stories.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Make a Splash with Water Science!, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 3-10.  Get hands-on with a variety of water-based activities and science experiements at this fun and educational program.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Weaving for Beginners, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Celeste Johnson will show you the basics of weaving at this two day workshop.  The next session is Saturday, October 28. Materials provided. Call or visit to sign up.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

Friday at the Library (10/20/17)

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.

Oct 16, 2017

Thursday at the Library (10/19/17)

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
Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle: Tiny Paintings, 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 (10/18/17)

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 (10/17/17)

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
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.

Autumn Bow Workshop, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Learn how to make your own beautiful bow with an autumn theme with Nancy Woodcock.  Materials provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Oct 12, 2017

Monday at the Library (10/16/17)

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

Saturday at the Library (10/14/17)

Programs & Events
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.

Tricks & Treats Pizza Party!, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: West Point Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Celebrate Teen Read Week with fun games, puzzles, and our BreakOut Box.
Pizza & treats provided by Friends of the West Point Library.

Outlandish Short Stories Reveal, 1:00– 2:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Enjoy short stories written by local young authors and vote for your favorite story between October 1-13! We’ll reveal the winner here.  

Poke Ball Habitats, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Make a comfy Poke Ball habitat for your favorite Pokemon! Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own, too!
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Family Movie Matinee, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Atlee Branch Library
Ages 5 & up. Bring the whole family for a great movie at the library.
Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Friday at the Library (10/13/17)

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

Oct 9, 2017

Thursday at the Library (10/13/17)

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

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
Harry Potter Cosplay & Movie Night, 4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Upper King William Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Dress up as your favorite Potterverse character or come as you are for a great movie at the library!
Pizza provided by Friends of the UKW Library.

Book Cover BINGO, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 11-16. Who doesn’t love a great game of BINGO, but with book covers and prizes!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland 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 (10/12/17)

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 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.
 
Meet Ashland Main Street!, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ashland Branch Library
Ages 18 & up. Tom Wulf, director of the Ashland Main Street Association, shares upcoming AMSA projects, ways for you to help out, and how to become more involved in your community.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Financial Planning Market Update, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
What goes into a successful investment plan?  Learn how to set realistic, achievable investment goals.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Tuesday at the Library (10/10/17)

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
Teen Tuesdays: Book Title Pictionary, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library
Ages 11-18. No drawing skills required! Have fun playing with your friends!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Solve the BreakOut Box!, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: King & Queen Branch Library
Ages 11-18. Test your mental proficiency with our BreakOut Box. Solve mysteries and puzzles to reach the sweet surprise at the end. Bring your friends and family to work as a team!
Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

Unleash Your Story!, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Montpelier Branch Library
Ages 11-18. "Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?" YOU DO! Own who you are and where you’re headed at this fun, interactive program with creative storytelling techniques to share.
Pizza provided by the Friends of the Montpelier 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.

Oct 5, 2017

Monday at the Library (10/9/17)

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

Programs & Events
Happenings @ the Library, during library hours (October 9 - 14)
Location: Goochland Branch Library
Ages 12-18. Celebrate Teen Read Week with fun events and prizes, like the 6-Word Memoir Tree, Books on Fleek, Get Caught Reading, and more! You could meet the Candy Bar Librarian!
 
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.
 
Leave Your Mark @ the Library, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover Branch Library
Ages 9-18. We need YOU! Help us brighten up our shelves with book dividers that you can design and paint.
Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.
 
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.