Programs & Events Calendar

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December

 

Friday December 2

 

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 3

 

Gingerbread House Workshop, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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. 20 participants).

 

Genealogy Class, 10:00 - noon

Location: West Point 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 804-843-3244 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Adult Holiday Make & Take, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Celebrate the season at the library with crafts galore! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. 

 

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Monday December 5

 

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 6

 

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.

 

Teen Tuesday: Decorate a Gingerbread House, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Get in the holiday spirit and decorate your own gingerbread house.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Supplies provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday December 7

 

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 8

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

 

Step into the World of Play Dough, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 4-10.  Make your own play dough creation to take home.

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

 

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.

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11 & up.  Join us for a fun evening out with the family by making a holiday craft to adore for years to come. Call or visit the library to sign up!

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Interested in researching your family tree?  Enjoy sharing tips with other researchers?  Need access to research materials or occasional help?  Join us at our new Genealogy Club!

 

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Friday December 9

 

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

 

Make & Take Holiday Open House, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Enjoy a day out with the family making fun holiday crafts to take home and enjoy.  Supplies provided.

Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Strut Your Stuff Dog Show, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Put your favorite plush friend through the paces at our Strut Your Stuff Dog Show!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

 

Make a Photo Magnet!, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16. Bring in a favorite photo and turn it into something cool!  Call or visit the library by Tuesday, December 6 to sign up.

Popcorn Bar & beverages provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday December 10

 

GRINCHMAS at the Library!, 10:30 a.m. - noon

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 (How about some "Who-ville Hash?!) provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Mittens, Mittens, Mittens!, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Cozy up with a fun Storytime featuring winter stories, beloved author Jan Brett, and fun crafts.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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.

 

Holiday Make & Take, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

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

 

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Monday December 12

 

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 13

 

Make a Perler Bead Ornament, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Make a holiday ornament out of perler beads and let your imagination fly free! 

 

Make & Take Movie Night, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Looking for a fun, free night out with your friends?  Have we got a monthly program for you!  In December, make a felt Baymax ornament while watching the movie.

Dinner and beverages provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 6:30 p.m. - 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.

 

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 14

 

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.

 

Get Healthy in 2017!, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learn how you can improve your health plan for the new year at this YMCA instructor-led class. Classes run each Wednesday through March.

 

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 Thursday December 15

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.

 

Make a Minecraft Ornament, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Turn your favorite Minecraft avatar, monster, or item into an ornament using wooden blocks.  Share building ideas and fun mods for the game, too!  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Friday December 16

 

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 - Turbo-charged!, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 5-12. Join us for a special turbo-charged LEGO afternoon by building vehicles and racing them.  How far will you go?

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Saturday December 17

 

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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Monday December 19

 

Coloring for Adults, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore!  Enjoy a creatively colorful time at the library.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday December 23

 

Library Closed

 

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Saturday December 24

 

Library Closed

 

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Monday December 26

 

Library Closed

 

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Wednesday December 28

 

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

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Getting cabin fever?  Bring your friends to a great movie at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Saturday December 31

 

All Branches close by 3:00 p.m.

 

Noon Year's Eve Celebration, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Ring in the New Year without staying up late! Count down to noon when we have our balloon drop at this family-friendly party.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville 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 Branch 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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