Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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January

 

Friday January 1

 

Library closed

 

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Saturday January 2

 

Tools for the Garden, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Dave Myers with the Hanover Master Gardeners will show you the best tools for your garden jobs and how to get the most out of them.

Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Magic Tree House Adventure Club, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Go on adventures with Annie and Jack from the Magic Tree House and explore with crafts, games, activities, and more!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Monday January 4

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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.

 

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Tuesday January 5

 

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

 

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 6

 

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

 

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Thursday January 7

 

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.

 

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Friday January 8

 

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

 

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 9

 

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.

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 5 & up. Grab a friend and use your engineering skills to build a LEGO robot.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday January 11

 

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.

 

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 12

 

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, 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.

 

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

Location: Hanover Branch Library

We'll be talking about Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely.  Bring a friend!

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Wednesday January 13

 

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

 

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.

 

Genealogy Workshop, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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.

 

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Thursday January 14

 

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

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Enjoy a great family movie on the big screen!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Enjoy a great movie on the big screen!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Rhythm & Beats, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18.  Make some noise with your friends and drum with Terry Quinn. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Skin Care 4 Teens, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Look good and feel good about yourself with tips, tricks, and more.

Healthy snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Friday January 15

 

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 16

 

Superhero BASH!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

BOOM! WHAM! KAPOW! Our Winter Celebration is back in "super" form.  Dress up as your favorite superhero, play games, and make crafts.

Heroic snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday January 18

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

"School's Out" Movie Monday, Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 5-13. Looking for something fun to do on your day off from school?  Bring your friends to the library and see a great PG movie.

Pizza and snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Tuesday January 19

 

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

 

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 20

 

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

 

Embroidery Workshop, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Learn and practice basic embroidery stitches.  Bring your embroidery hoops, needles, floss, scissors, fabric scraps (at least 12" square), and any embroidered projects you want to share.

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

 

Adult Coloring Club, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Come color with us! Drop by the first and third Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., or the second and fourth Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., each month to calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Thursday January 21

 

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

 

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

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

The new year is a perfect time to sit by the fire and reflect on the classics, both old and new. Read an enduring book of your choice, then join us at the library for coffee and conversation.  New members welcome!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Friday January 22

 

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 23

 

Fun with Pete the Cat, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Join us for a morning of fun with Pete the Cat books, activities, and crafts.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Superhero BASH!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

BOOM! WHAM! KAPOW! Our Winter Celebration is back in "super" form.  Dress up as your favorite superhero, play games, and make crafts.

Heroic snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Sunday January 24

 

The History Crisis in America: Myth or Reality?, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Charles Bryan, former President of the Virginia Historical Society, will talk about the intriguing subject of "The History Crisis in America: Myth or Reality." Copies of his book, Imperfect Past: History in a New Light, will be available for signing.

Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Monday January 25

 

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.

 

Scrap Happy Scrapbooking Fun!, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Are you a beginner or seasoned scrapbooker?  Bring a friend and preserve a memory and create new ones with your photos.  Supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own, too.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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 26

 

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 27

 

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

 

Adult Coloring Club, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Come color with us! Drop by the first and third Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., or the second and fourth Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., each month to calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Thursday January 28

 

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, 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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Friday January 29

 

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 30

 

Superhero BASH!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

BOOM! WHAM! KAPOW! Our Winter Celebration is back in "super" form.  Dress up as your favorite superhero, play games, and make crafts.

Heroic snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland 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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