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April

 

Saturday April 1

 

Poetry Tree

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month by adding your favorite poem or verse to our Poetry Tree.  Find a poem to share with others or write your own.  This event will run during library hours until Saturday, April 29.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will share tips and tricks on a variety of gardening topics. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

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Monday April 3

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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!

 

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 804-769-3137 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Join us for a special bedtime Storytime in your PJs!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday April 4

 

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

 

Knitting & Crochet Club, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Are you a knitter or crocheter looking to expand your fiber-related circle and have a bit of fun?  Grab your needles, yarn, and patterns for fun conversation and  stitching. 

 

Watercolor Painting Techniques, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11-Adult. April showers bring a watercolor techniques workshop full of color and light, taught by Dawn Shank.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Teen Tuesdays: Art Show, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Bring your artwork to the library by Saturday, April 1 (any medium).  Then bring your friends this Tuesday and vote for the winners.  Lots of winners, lots of prizes.  All artwork will be displayed through April.

 

Teen Make & Take Movie Night, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Make a Ghostbusters-themed craft while watching the movie with your friends.

Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of Rockville Library.

 

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Wednesday April 5

 

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

 

PRL Genealogy Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

John McClure, Director of Research Services at the Virginia Historical Society, is our featured speaker.  He will talk about how the Virginia Historical Society began, the rich and varied collections it has, and how researchers (including genealogists) use its Library materials.  He'll share tips on search techniques, followed by a Q&A session.

 

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Thursday April 6

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Altered Books, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. What is an altered book?  Find out how to make one for any occasion with local artist, Dotsie Parrish.  Call or visit the library to sign up.  Part of Awesome April.

 

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Friday April 7

 

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

 

First Friday Films, 4:30 - 6:30 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.

 

Teen Movie Night, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday April 8

 

Hanover Master Gardeners, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will share tips and tricks on a variety of gardening topics. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

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 Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

All ages. Bring the whole family for a great family movie on the big screen at the library.

Popcorn & punch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Monday April 10

 

Underground Wonders!, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Want to do something fun over spring break?  Join the Hanover County Extension Office and Hanover Master Gardeners for a look at the activities of  ants, worms, plant roots, and all the other life under our feet. Call 804-752-4310 to sign up.

 

Montpelier Mystery Book Group, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Please call or visit the library for title information. 

 

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Tuesday April 11

 

Underground Wonders!, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Want to do something fun over spring break?  Join the Hanover County Extension Office and Hanover Master Gardeners for a look at the activities of  ants, worms, plant roots, and all the other life under our feet. Call 804-752-4310 to sign up.

 

Project Wild!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Looking for something to do during spring break? Join Rachael Winston, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, as she shares fun and educational facts about the environment and wildlife. 

 

Get Connected with Social Media, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Are you interested in starting a Facebook or Twitter account?  Find out more about four social media sites and have fun while learning at this hands-on class.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee 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.

 

Kombucha Tasting Party, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Naturally fermented foods and beverages (like kombucha!) may improve your health!  Join Kathleen Brown as she demonstrates how to make kombucha and sample different flavors.

 

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Wednesday April 12

 

Underground Wonders!, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Want to do something fun over spring break?  Join the Hanover County Extension Office and Hanover Master Gardeners for a look at the activities of  ants, worms, plant roots, and all the other life under our feet. Call 804-752-4310 to sign up.

 

Mid-week Movie Matinee, Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Looking for something fun to do for spring break?  See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library. 

 

Project Wild!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Looking for something to do during spring break? Join Rachael Winston, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, as she shares fun and educational facts about the environment and wildlife. 

 

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Thursday April 13

 

Underground Wonders!, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Want to do something fun over spring break?  Join the Hanover County Extension Office and Hanover Master Gardeners for a look at the activities of  ants, worms, plant roots, and all the other life under our feet. Call 804-752-4310 to sign up.

 

Full STEAM Ahead, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Make a Penny Spinner and figure out how to fit a person through an index card during a fun evening of experimentation and art.  Don't miss it!

 

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Friday April 14

 

Underground Wonders!, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Want to do something fun over spring break?  Join the Hanover County Extension Office and Hanover Master Gardeners for a look at the activities of  ants, worms, plant roots, and all the other life under our feet. Call 804-752-4310 to sign up.

 

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Saturday April 15

 

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Monday April 17

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Spring Break Pizza & a Movie, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Tuesday April 18

 

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

 

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.

 

Knitting & Crochet Club, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Are you a knitter or crocheter looking to expand your fiber-related circle and have a bit of fun?  Grab your needles, yarn, and patterns for fun conversation and  stitching. 

 

Project Wild!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Looking for something to do during spring break? Join Rachael Winston, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, as she shares fun and educational facts about the environment and wildlife. 

 

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Wednesday April 19

 

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

 

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Thursday April 20

 

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

 

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.

 

Authors, Authors, and More Authors, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Join us at the library for a lively meet & greet with awesome local authors.  Part of Awesome April.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Create a Superhero, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11 & up. Join us for a super-powered fun time packed with trivia and imagination as you create your very own superhero in mixed media.  Call or visit the library to sign-up. 

 

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Friday April 21

 

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

 

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 during the third Friday of every month for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Saturday April 22

 

Watercolor Painting Workshop, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Create your own watercolor painting with instruction by local artist Celeste Johnson.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Spring Fling, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Join us for a special Storytime, featuring spring-themed stories and crafts.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. 

 

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Monday April 24

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 7:30 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.

 

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Tuesday April 25

 

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 

 

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.

 

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Wednesday April 26

 

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

 

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Thursday April 27

 

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

 

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.

 

Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 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.

 

Penny for Your Thoughts, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ever had an old coin and wondered if it was worth more than face value?  Want to learn more about coin collecting as a hobby? The members of the Richmond Coin Club will be on hand to answer questions and show parts of their collections. Part of Awesome April!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. 

 

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Friday April 28

 

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

 

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Saturday April 29

 

Watercolor Painting Workshop, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Create your own watercolor painting with instruction by local artist Celeste Johnson.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue
804-798-4072

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Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road
804-559-0654

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Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West
804-556-4774

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Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive
804-365-6210

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King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road
804-769-1623

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Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
804-746-9615

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Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
804-883-7116

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Cochrane Rockville Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
804-749-3146

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Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road
804-769-3731

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West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street
804-843-3244

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