Programs & Events Calendar

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June

 

Friday June 5

 

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 6

 

Friends of the Rockville Library's Children's Book Sale, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thousands of children's titles, all at rock-bottom prices! One day only!

 

Summer Volunteen Training, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 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.

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Make your very own ice cream sundae and sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Folk Music Summer Kick-off, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Local teen songwriter and musician Alex Norman kicks off our Summer Reading Program with a performance of her favorite songs.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

Teen Game Day, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

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

Drinks & snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Monday June 8

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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.

 

Montpelier Book Group, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 16 & up.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular book title.

 

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Tuesday June 9

 

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 10

 

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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.

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 June 11

 

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

 

"Read to the Rhythm" Kick-off Party, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

All ages. Join us for food, fun, 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 12

 

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

 

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 13

 

Forensics with the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept., 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Find out more about the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept. Explorer program and do a fingerprint activity.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

Art & Ice Cream @ the Library, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages. Join us for ice cream and see artwork from Kersey Creek Elementary School students!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

"Read to the Rhythm" Kick-off Party, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

All ages. Join us for ice cream and see artwork from local elementary school students!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.

 

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 & drinks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

BINGO & Ice Cream Social Kick-off, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

All ages. Join us for ice cream and an exciting game of BINGO. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, too.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the UKW Library.

 

Forensics with the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept., 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Find out more about the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept. Explorer program and do a fingerprint activity.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday June 15

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

Death by Chocolate, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Calling all chocolate lovers! Join us for tastings, trivia, prizes, and more! Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Forensics with the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept., 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Find out more about the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept. Explorer program and do a fingerprint activity.

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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Tuesday June 16

 

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

 

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

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Join us for an uplifting, fun-filled drum circle with Arthur Lopez of Drum Your Dream.  No musical experience needed, but space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

DIY Musical Instruments, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Make maracas, kazoos, "harmonicas", and more out of everyday household items.

 

Drum Your Dream!, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 16-adult.  Join us for an uplifting, fun-filled drum circle with Arthur Lopez of Drum Your Dream.  No musical experience needed, but space is limited.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

Read to the Rhythm Kick-off & Art Show, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

See creative student art work and sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Wednesday June 17

 

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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Senior Book Club, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

The kids are grown and the house is quiet, so join us for our new Senior Book Club.  Bring your ideas and let's escape to a world of pure imagination!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Make Your Own Rhythm Instrument, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Make your own rhythm sticks, drums, and bell shakers (just to name a few!).

 

Forensics with the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept., 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Find out more about the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept. Explorer program and do a fingerprint activity.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Thursday June 18

 

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

 

"I've Got Rhythm!" Storytime, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Learn how to make your own harmonica and use it at this special Storytime.

Juice & cookies to wet your whistle provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

Groove 'n' Move Family Dance-off, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Get the whole family together for a fun-tastic night of conga lines, bunny hops, the hokey-pokey, musical chairs, and a "cakewalk" for fun & prizes.  Cool off with ice cream and a funky all ages film.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

A Musical Evening with Gene and Gayla Mills, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Relax with an evening of live acoustic Americana music with local musicians Gene and Gayla Mills.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Friday June 19

 

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

 

Friday Morning Movie

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.

 

Health Fair, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Local healthcare professionals will be on hand with free demonstrations and advice for promoting your own health and well-being.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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Saturday June 20

 

Donuts with Dads (and other special friends) Storytime, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Bring your Dad (or other special friend) for donuts and Storytime in honor of Father's Day (Moms are welcome to tag along, too.).

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Forensics with the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept., 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Find out more about the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept. Explorer program and do a fingerprint activity.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

You Can Draw!, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18-adult. Learn how to draw using graphite pencils to show depth, line, shading, and composition.  This is a two class session (next class is Saturday, June 27). Space is limited. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

Forensics with the Hanover County Sheriff's Dept., 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 9-16. Find out more about the Hanover County Sheriff’s Dept. Explorer program and do a fingerprint activity.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

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Monday June 22

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 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.

 

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Tuesday June 23

 

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.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

 

Pajama Storytime, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime.  PJs & slippers are great!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Meet the Author: Maggie King, 7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Join local author Maggie King for a discussion of her latest book, Murder at the Book Group.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

 

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Wednesday June 24

 

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

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 9:15 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

 

Zoo Pro Adventures

Location: King & Queen Branch Library, 11:00 a.m.

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

Location: West Point 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.

 

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Thursday June 25

 

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

 

Embroidery Workshop in Memory of Ruth Armatage, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Ages 11 & up. Learn and practice basic embroidery stitches as we gather together to remember our friend, Ruth Armatage.  Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

 

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Friday June 26

 

Family Storytime at 10:30 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

 

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: 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.

 

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Saturday June 27

 

You Can Draw!, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18-adult. Learn how to draw using graphite pencils to show depth, line, shading, and composition.  Space is limited. Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday June 29

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch 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.

 

Family Movie Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Bring the whole family for a great all ages movie at the library.

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

 

Family Dance Demonstration, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Calling all dancers!  Instructors from the Diane Hale School of Dance will be on hand to show you moves from ballet to hip-hop and everything in between.

 

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Tuesday June 30

 

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.

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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