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August

 

Tuesday August 1

 

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

 

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Wednesday August 2

 

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.

 

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Thursday August 3

 

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.

 

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Friday August 4

 

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.

 

Family Ice Cream Party, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Celebrate the end of summer reading with an ice cream party and movie for the entire family.  See what the library has in store for you this fall!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Teen Movie Matinee, 3:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

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

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville 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.

 

Supper & Books, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Share your favorite summer reads and enjoy a delicious light supper.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Saturday August 5

 

Teen Movie Matinee, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends! Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

"Chillin' at the Library" Summer Party, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Celebrate the end of summer with a fun craft and see who's reached their reading goal.

Cool treats provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Monday August 7

 

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!

 

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Tuesday August 8

 

Color Mania, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Let your creativity flow with our special coloring sheets or design your own work of art.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Preserve a Memory with Scrapbooking, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Preserve a favorite memory with fun scrapbooking techniques.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Paws to READ, 2:00 - 3:00 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.

 

Summer Reading Finale, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

You did it! Celebrate with your school's media specialist and receive your prize for reaching your reading goal. We'll have games, music, and a visit from the Kona Ice Truck.

Cool treats provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. 

 

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Wednesday August 9

 

Tie-Dye Tees for Teens!, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Bring a t-shirt or something made out of fabric and have fun dyeing it.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

 

Move by Design with Ms. Annie!, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Hop, skip, and jump with your friends!  Annie Bonifacio of Dawn's School of Dance will get you moving at this fun program.

Bottled water provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

 

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

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Join us for a fun family movie on the big screen!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library

 

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Thursday August 10

 

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.

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Join us at our Genealogy Club for a presentation by a member of the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, who will speak about their upcoming projects.

 

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Friday August 11

 

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.

 

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Saturday August 12

 

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

Location: West Point Branch Library

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

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

 

Ink It!, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 to adult.  Learn the basics of pen & ink drawing with Celeste Johnston, instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This is a two-part class.  Next session is Saturday, August 19. Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday August 14

 

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.

 

Going Green with Alternative Cleaners, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Interested in going green as you clean?  Help the environment and support your family's health with these alternative cleaning ideas with Charlene Haman of Hope Haven.

 

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 16 & up.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular mystery title.

 

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Tuesday August 15

 

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.

 

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!

Hanover Branch Library, 10:00 a.m.

Atlee Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

 

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.

 

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Thursday August 17

 

Genealogy Class, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover 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 804-365-6210 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Family Movie Night, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

End the summer with a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Friday August 18

 

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.

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16. Bring your friends and see a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday August 19

 

Solar Eclipse Celebration, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse and pick up a free pair of viewing glasses at the library. Get important safety tips and learn more about the science behind eclipses with fun, informative videos and activities. One (1) pair of glasses per family while supplies last.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Dog Training Basics, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

They're all good dogs, Brent, when Fuzzy Logic Dog Training presents a demonstration of dog training and obedience basics.

 

Ink It!, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 to adult.  Learn the basics of pen & ink drawing with Celeste Johnston, instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This is a two-part class.  First session is Saturday, August 12. Space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday August 22

 

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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Thursday August 24

 

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.

 

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Saturday August 26

 

Back to School Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Get excited about going back to school with fun activities and a ride on the big yellow bus!  Make your own sundaes, too!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Design, Create & Build Expo, 1:00 - 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.

 

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Monday August 28

 

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 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!

 

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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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