Programs & Events Calendar

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Storytime Schedule | Summer Reading Program

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August

 

Friday August 1

 

Last day of Summer Storytime.  Fall Storytimes will resume the week of September 8.

 

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Music, Movement, & More Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

 

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.

 

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.

 

Divergent Trivia Contest, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Test your knowledge of Veronica Roth’s book, Divergent. Win prizes!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Saturday August 2

 

Dog Paw-ty, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 3-5.  Join us for a doggie-themed Storytime with books, crafts, and activities.  Bring your favorite plush friend to share the fun. Woof!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Summer Reading Finale with Garth, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Celebrate the end of summer with Garth, the therapy dog.  You can read to him, make a craft, and have lots of fun!

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Monday August 4

 

Bat World

Enter the fascinating world of bats! 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!

Location: Atlee Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

 

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.

 

Sweet Talk with Books, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Join us for dessert, tea and a lively discussion of your favorite summer reads.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

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Tuesday August 5

 

Bat World

Enter the fascinating world of bats! 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!

Location: Goochland Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday August 6

 

Bat World

Enter the fascinating world of bats! 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!

Location: Ashland Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library, 1:00 p.m.

 

Computer Basics II, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call 804-556-4774 to sign up for this class.

 

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Thursday August 7

 

Bat World

Enter the fascinating world of bats! 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!

Location: West Point Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library, 12:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library, 2:30 p.m.

 

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Friday August 8

 

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.

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

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

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday August 9

 

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Do you have an eReader, smartphone, tablet, or laptop and want to get eBooks and audiobooks from the library?  We'll show you how to use OverDrive to find, checkout, and download your favorite titles.  Call 804-746-9615 to register for this class.

 

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

 

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Monday August 11

 

Furred & Fragrant: Essential Oils for Pets, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Find out which essential oils can help treat ear mites, ticks, & fleas, calm your pet, soothe skin irritations, and more.

 

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Tuesday August 12

 

Summer Sundae & Show, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream sundaes and a great all ages movie!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Thursday August 14

 

Teen Movie Night, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

See a great movie about an epic quest with your friends.

Pizza & treats provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Towel Origami, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Make animal origami with towels. Bring a friend. Call or visit the branch to sign up by July 7.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Music, Movement, & More!, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 3 & up. Stomp like a dinosaur, romp like dog!  Play musical instruments, dance, and sing at this special evening Storytime.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Friday August 15

 

Summer Finale & Ice Cream Social, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

All ages. Celebrate the end of summer with cool treats and cool beats!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Summer Salad Supper & Book Review, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Tuesday August 19

 

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Do you have an eReader, smartphone, tablet, or laptop and want to get eBooks and audiobooks from the library?  We'll show you how to use OverDrive to find, checkout, and download your favorite titles.  Call 804-746-9615 to register for this class.

 

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Thursday August 21

 

Genealogy Workshop, 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.

 

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Saturday August 23

 

Back to School Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 4-10. Get excited about going back to school with fun activities and a ride on the big yellow bus!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Tuesday August 26

 

Genealogy Workshop, 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.

 

 

Thursday August 28

 

Computer Basics I, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Find out about the parts of a computer, learn how to use a mouse, and explore the Internet, and set up a web-based e-mail account.  You must call 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Movie Night @ the Library, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 13 & up.  See a great movie on the big screen and have a fun night out.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point 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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