Programs & Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public.

 

 

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September

 

Friday September 1

 

Outlandish Short Stories

September 1-30, during library hours

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Share your outlandish short story with the community and get a chance to win!  Submissions will be accepted September 1-30.  Call or visit the library for contest rules.

 

BINGO!, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 3-10. Shout the word and win the prize! 

 

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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Monday September 4

 

Library Closed

 

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Tuesday September 5

 

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

Location: Mechanicsville Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Hang out with your friends and enjoy a movie and pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

LEGO Club, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 5-10. Join us for a fun night of LEGO building as Dr. Donnie McCullough guides you through challenges illustrating important principles of physics and engineering. 

 

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Thursday September 7

 

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

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

 

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 Genealogy Club!

 

Play Giant Chess!, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 7 & up.  Learn how to play chess with life-size chess pieces with members of the Mechanicsville Chess Club who can show you the best moves.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Saturday September 9

 

Back2School Galactic Movie, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Hanover Branch Library

All ages. Join us for a free, current space-y galactic thriller!

Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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 - 1:30 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 September 11

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

See a great movie at the library!

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

 

Genealogy Class, 2:00 - 4:00 p.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 evening Storytime.  Wear your PJs and slippers, too!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 18 & up.  Join us for a lively discussion of a popular mystery title.

 

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Tuesday September 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

 

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

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Bring a friend to our bi-monthly book discussion group.

Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

 

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 September 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

 

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

 

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.

 

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Thursday September 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

 

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

 

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

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 11-18. Bring your favorite crafts to work on and try out our craft of the month.  Play Wii games with your friends, too!  Sign-ups required!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

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

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

 

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Friday September 15

 

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.

Locatio at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

 

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, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 5-12.  Join us for a fun afternoon with LEGOs.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

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.

 

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Monday September 18

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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Tuesday September 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

 

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.

 

Solve the Breakout Box, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Ages 18-Adult. Test your mental skills with our new Breakout Box!  Solve mysteries and puzzles to get to the sweet surprise at the end.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

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Wednesday September 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

 

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

 

Reading BINGO!, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: King & Queen Branch Library

Ages 3-10.  Join us for an exciting game of BINGO using all types of books.

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

 

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Thursday September 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

 

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

 

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.

 

Ashland Rocks!, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Create an amazing piece of art to be showcased here at the library and learn about an RVA-area scavenger hunt. Decorate your river rock and leave it at the library, then track it online and search for other rocks in the area.

 

Meet the Author: Connie Lapallo, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Meet local author, Connie Lapallo, and learn about her newest book, "The Sun Is but a Morning Star," the third title in her Jamestown Sky series.

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

 

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Friday September 22

 

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

 

Movie Night @ the Library, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Location: Montpelier Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Celebrate fall with a classic film at the library.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

 

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Saturday September 23

 

Alpacas @ Your Library, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Meet live alpacas from the Rockville Alpaca Farm!  Listen to stories about woolly friends, make an alpaca-themed craft, and take a look at alpaca fibers and yarn, too.

Snacks provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.

 

"Mad Hatter" Tea Party & Movie, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 3 and up. Dress up and join us for the zaniest tea party in town, with stories, crafts, and games! We'll wrap it all up with a great all ages movie.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Monday September 25

 

Mother Goose Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Family Storytime at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

 

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

Location: Upper King William Branch Library

Join us for a lively book discussion. Call or visit the branch title information.

 

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Tuesday September 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

 

Captain Underpants Party, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ashland Branch Library

Tra-la-laaa! Fly on in for a sensational time with everyone's favorite principal-turned-superhero! Enjoy games, jokes and tasty treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

 

West Point Branch Library's Anniversary Party, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Established in 1948, part of PRL since 1977, and in its current location since 1992, the library has been a wonderful community resource for many years!  Celebrate our many library friends and local businesses who have supported us and enjoy music by "Just Us."

Cake & refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Branch Library.

 

Paws to READ, 6:30 - 8:00 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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Wednesday September 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

 

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 September 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

 

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

 

Movie Night @ the Library, 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 16 & up. See a great movie on the big screen with your friends!

Pizza & popcorn provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

Community Craft Time, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Atlee Branch Library

Ages 18 & up. Bring your materials and/or existing project.  Share new craft ideas and find out the "tip of the month."  We'll have plenty of inspirational crafting magazines and books full of ideas.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

 

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Friday September 29

 

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

 

Life Hacks for Teens: Stuff Your Car Really Wants You to Know, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Goochland Branch Library

Ages 15+. Tom Porter of Tom's Auto Service will teach you the fundamentals of basic car care for new drivers. Which fluids do I need to check and why? How long is too long between oil changes? How do I check my tire pressure? Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

 

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Saturday September 30

 

Discover a Drugstore in Coconut Oil, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hanover Branch Library

Ages 18 & up.  Discover the 12 unexpected uses for coconut oil and save money!  Make & take your own coconut lotion.  Supplies provided.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

 

LEGOMania Expanded, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: West Point Branch Library

Ages 5-10. We have LEGO bricks and Keva blocks for all of your building fun, so get let's get creative!

Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

 

DIY Terrarium Workshop, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

Ages 4 to adult. The whole family can design their own terrarium and learn more about these small ecosystems that also beautify your home. Materials provided, but you can bring your own small container or plant.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville 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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