Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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January

 

Monday January 2

 

Library Closed

 

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Tuesday January 3

 

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.

 

Teen Tuesday: Movie Matinee, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday January 4

 

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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Friday January 6

 

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 January 7

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to use native plants to preserve habitat.

 

Masters of Art: Matisse, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Make art just like master Henri Matisse with fun cut-out shapes!

 

LEGO Engineering, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 & up. Calling all LEGO engineers! Join us at the library and create your own designs.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday January 9

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Genealogy Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Learning Microsoft Publisher, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher and create a brochure using a template.

You must call 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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

Location: Upper King William 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 804-769-3731 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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 January 10

 

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

 

Hanover Book Club, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Join us for a fun and friendly discussion!  Bring a friend!

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

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

Pizza and beverages provided by the Friends of Rockville Library.

 

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

Location: Atlee 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 804-559-0654 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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Wednesday January 11

 

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

 

Mother Goose 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

 

Genealogy Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland 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 804-556-4774 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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 January 12

 

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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

PRL Genealogy Club, 10:30 - 11:30 a.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!

 

Get Fit while You Sit!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Join us for a short and simple, zero-impact cardio workout to elevate your heart rate while you sit in a chair.

Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library. 

 

Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Bring your favorite crafts to work on and try out our craft of the month.  Play Wii games with your friends, too!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

LEGO Extravaganza!, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 5-10.  Build your coolest creations in one hour or less.  Work on your own or as a team with your friends..

Snacks 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.

 

The Lemon Project: a Story of a Slave, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Dr. Jody Allen will talk about the experiences of Lemon, an African-American slave at the College of William and Mary.

Sponsored by the The Ashland Museum and the Ashland Branch Library.

 

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Friday January 13

 

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

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  See a great movie on the big screen with your friends!

Pizza peovided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday January 14

 

Winter Celebration: Under the Sea!, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Ashland Branch Library

All ages. Enjoy games and activities featuring everyone's favorite fishies, Nemo and Dory.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: Beautify Your World, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to make your surroundings more beautiful with flowers.

 

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, 12:00 - 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 January 16

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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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Tuesday January 17

 

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

 

Computer Basics Class, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Ashland 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 804-798-4072 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. 

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Wednesday January 18

 

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

 

Mother Goose 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

 

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 January 19

 

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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville 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 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 9-13.  It's a Lemoncello puzzle mystery!  Join us for a deliciously fun time packed with puzzles, clues, and surprises.  Call or visit the libarry to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Branch Library.

 

Reading Olympics Read-Aloud, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Get a jump on your reading as we read selections from titles on the Hanover County Reading Olympics list.  Then we'll ask you questions to help you prepare for competition day.  Call or visit the library for title information.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Friday January 20

 

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

 

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 January 21

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to make your surroundings more beautiful with flowers.

 

Winter Celebration: Under the Sea!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

All ages. Enjoy games and activities featuring everyone's favorite fishies, Nemo and Dory.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

LEGOS in the Morning, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Use that great brain of yours and have fun building with LEGOs at the library.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Magic Tree House Knights & Castles Party, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Make catapults, swords, and a castle based on the Magic Tree House book, The Knight at Dawn.

Snacks fit for champions provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen with your friends or family.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Family Game Night, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Warm up with competitive fun playing Wii and board games with your family!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Monday January 23

 

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.

 

UKW Adult Book Club, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Call or visit the branch for the title to be discussed.

 

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Tuesday January 24

 

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

 

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Wednesday January 25

 

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

 

Mother Goose 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

 

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 January 26

 

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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:45 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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Friday January 27

 

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 January 28

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to make and use compost to grow bigger and better plants.

 

Winter Celebration: Under the Sea!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

All ages. Enjoy games and activities featuring everyone's favorite fishies, Nemo and Dory.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Genealogy Research Resources, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Find out more about the family and local history collections at the Page Memorial Library.  Then explore online genealogical information to help build your family tree at the Montpelier Branch Library. Call or visit the Montpelier Branch Library by January 21 to register.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library. 

 

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Monday January 30

 

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 January 31

 

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

 

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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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