Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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December

 

Tuesday December 1

 

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

 

Holiday Cookie Swap, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. Looking for new holiday baking ideas?  Bring a batch of your favorite holiday treats and enjoy what others are sharing!

Refreshments provided by the Upper King William Library.

 

Making Holiday Paper Ornaments, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

All ages. Explore the art of papercraft and create ornaments for your tree out of recycled sheet music.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Wednesday December 2

 

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

 

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Thursday December 3

 

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

 

Make-It and Take-It!, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-Adult.  Create a crafty ornament to keep or give to someone special to liven up a gift-wrapped package or put on the tree. Call or visit the library to sign up!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Friday December 4

 

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

 

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.

 

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Saturday December 5

 

Gingerbread House Workshop, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11 & under. Make and decorate your own gingerbread house for the holidays.  Call or visit the library to sign up (Max. 10 participants).

 

Hearing Resource Fair, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Do you or a loved one have a hearing impairment?  Join us for a fun, free Hearing Resource Fair with vendors who can answer questions, help with basic troubleshooting, and provide support and resources to families dealing with hearing loss. Enter to win some great raffle prizes.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

A Grinchmas Party, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Bah, "celebrate" the holiday season the Grinch Way! We'll read the classic holiday tale by Dr. Seuss, play word games, and make Seuss-y crafts to take home.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Gingerbread House Contest Open House, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Get creative this holiday season with our Gingerbread House Contest. Drop off your house between Dec. 2-3.  Voting will take place between Dec. 4-5 (ending at noon on Dec. 5). We'll announce the winner at our Open House.  Join in the fun with cookie decoration and take-home crafts!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday December 7

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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Tuesday December 8

 

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

 

Must Love Words, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Writers, are you looking for inspiration?  Need readers with a discerning eye?  Join us for constructive feedback and discussion about the craft of writing on the second Tuesday of each month.

 

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Wednesday December 9

 

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

 

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. 

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Holiday Movie Pajama Party, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join us for a collection of animated short movies to put you in a holiday mood.

Hot cocoa and treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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  Thursday December 10

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

 

Family Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

All ages.  Enjoy an evening out with your family and see a great movie on the big screen!

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

 

Make-It and Take-It!, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5-11.  Create a crafty ornament to keep or give to someone special to liven up a gift-wrapped package or put on the tree. Call or visit the library by Dec. 2 to sign up!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Friday December 11

 

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

 

Teen Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11 & up. See a great movie at the library.

Pizza & beverages provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Saturday December 12

 

Holiday Art Show & Grinch Holiday Make 'n' Take, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Get festive!  Make 'n' take something grinchy.  Enjoy a Holiday Art Show by students at Kersey Creek Elementary School, too.

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

 

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Monday December 14

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Tuesday December 15

 

Holiday Make & Take, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3-12.  Celebrate the season with a creative craft, listen to stories, and enjoy snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday December 16

 

Jingle Bell Dog Show, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 3-5.  Put your favorite plush friend through the paces at our Jingle Bell Dog Show!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

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 Thursday December 17 

Montpelier Morning Book Discussion Group, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Escape the hustle and bustle for a cozy chat about your favorite winter reads. New members welcome!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Saturday December 19

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11 & up. See a great movie on the big screen at the library.

Pizza & hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. 

 

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Thursday December 24

 

Library Closed

 

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Friday December 25

 

Library Closed

 

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Monday December 28

 

Winter Break Movie Marathon, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

We're showing the first three movies based on the popular dystopic trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point 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 December 29

 

Winter Break Movie Marathon, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

We're showing the second movie based on the popular dystopic trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Wednesday December 30

 

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" Decorating Party, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

All ages. Decorate your own sugar cookie at this special Storytime.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Winter Break Movie Marathon 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

We're showing the third movie based on the popular dystopic trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Thursday December 31

 

All Branches close at 3:00 p.m.

 

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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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