Programs & Events Calendar

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Storytime Schedule | Summer Reading Program

Annual Library Events | Classes & Workshops

 


 

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June

 

Thursday June 5

 

Summer Volunteen Training, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 13 & up. Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer?  Get training to assist with the Library's Summer Reading Program.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday June 6

 

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.

 

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Saturday June 7

 

"Awesome Alpacas!," 10:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learn about an awesome animal that lives in our own backyard of Hanover County and get a chance to it up close.

 

Ice Cream Social & Art Show, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages. Enjoy ice cream, see artwork created by students from Kersey Creek Elementary School, and sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Paws to Read Kickoff, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Join us for games, crafts, a "weiner dog" supper, and fun for everyone.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Monday June 9

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Can It Safely: What You Should Know, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Kathleen Watson, M.S., Virginia Extension Agent, covers canning basics with a focus on the most current information and technology.

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call 804-798-4072 to sign up for this class.

 

Learning Microsoft Word, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call 804-559-0654 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.

 

Everyday Essential Oils, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Find out more about essential oils and their benefits.

 

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Tuesday June 10

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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

 

How to Borrow eBooks from the Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Atlee 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 804-559-0654 to register for this class.

 

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Wednesday June 11

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

What's in Your Garden?: Help from Master Gardeners, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Find out which plants thrive in and around local gardens with the Hanover Master Gardeners.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Thursday June 12

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Ice Cream Social, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Enjoy ice cream, face painting, balloon creations, and more!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Friday June 13

 

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.

 

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

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 11-16.  See a great movie on the big screen.  Bring a friend!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Saturday June 14

 

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 June 16

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Meet a Rescue Dog!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

All ages.  Do you know what to do when you're lost in the woods? Meet a canine helper who assists searchers.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Tuesday June 17

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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

 

Young Artist's Community Exhibit, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

See artwork by local students ages 5-11.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Make a Duct Tape Bookmark, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Show off your creativity by making a colorful duct tape bookmark.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Ice Cream Social, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Enjoy a cool treat and laugh at our special Storytime puppet show.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

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Wednesday June 18

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Computer Basics II, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call 804-746-9615 to sign up for this class.

 

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Thursday June 19

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 11:15 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 Matinee, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library.

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

 

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

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Play games and socialize with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

Learning Microsoft Word, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Learn how to format, edit, and save documents in Word. You must call 804-746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

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Friday June 20

 

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.

 

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Saturday June 21

 

Suminagashi Painting, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 5-11. Make your own work of art using Japanese marbling paints and techniques.

 

Ice Cream Social & Sidewalk Art, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Enjoy an ice cream sundae and add your creation to our sidewalk chalk art.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Monday June 23

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

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

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

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

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends like the Burmese python, an armadillo, and a giant Flemish rabbit.

 

Meet a Canine Rescue Dog!

Location: West Point Branch Library, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Upper King William Branch Library, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Pete Suitt and his Search & Rescue partner, Brianna, an Australian Shepherd, will present "Lost... but Found, Safe and Sound."  Find out what you should do if you become lost in a park or the woods.

 

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 4-11. Find out more about the "Guiding Eyes for the Blind" guide dog program.  Learn training tips, how to interact with working dogs, and visit with two local guide dogs in training.

 

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Tuesday June 24

 

Toddler Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:30 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 June 25

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Dog Days of Summer, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 3-12.  Meet local children's author, Sharon Stanley.  She'll read her book, The Little Doggie in the Middle of the Road.  Make a paws-itively awesome craft and enjoy treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

Dancing with Dogs, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

See dazzling doggie dancers from Priddy Positive Canines perform for you.  Find out safety tips for kids and their four-legged friends.

 

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Thursday June 26

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

 

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Storytime at 11:15 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 @ 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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Friday June 27

 

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.

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

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

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

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends like the Burmese python, an armadillo, and a giant Flemish rabbit.

 

Pet-Themed Game Night, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Join us for pet-themed games, brain teasers, and more!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Saturday June 28

 

Movie Morning Kick-off, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

See a great kids' movie on the big screen at the library with your friends.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

A Show Dog's Life, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. Go behind the scenes and find out more about grooming and caring for a show dog.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Monday June 30

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

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

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

Walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures! Learn about interesting animals, what makes them special, and where they live. Meet and greet lots of furry and scaly friends like the Burmese python, an armadillo, and a giant Flemish rabbit.

 

Meet a K-9 Officer, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Meet a member of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit and see a live demonstration.

 

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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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