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Programs at the Mechanicsville Branch Library

7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

804-746-9615

 

Storytimes

 

The Winter/Spring Storytime Session is Monday, January 9 to Friday, May 12.

 

Tuesdays
Mother Goose 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.
Family Storytime 6:45 p.m.

Wednesdays

Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

Thursdays
Toddler Storytime 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime 10:45 a.m.
Family Storytime 11:15 a.m.

 

Book Clubs & Recurring Programs

 

Tai Chi

Meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (May 1, 15, & 22, June 5, 19, &26, July 10, 17, 24, & 31, and August 7, 14, 21, & 28)

If you've never tried Tai Chi, now's your chance. Described as "meditation in motion" Tai Chi can be a gentle way to fight the stress of everyday living and may have a number of health benefits. Try it and see!

 

Knitting & Crochet Club

Every Tuesday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - noon (May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30)

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.

 

Mechanicsville Library Book Club

Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m.  (May 17, June 14, July 19, and August 30)

 

Senior Storytime

Held on the fourth Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m. (May 26, June 22, and August 24)

Relax and enjoy light and lively tales at this Storytime for adults.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Heartfullness Meditation

meets on Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (May 13, 20, 27, and June 3)

Discover the healthy benefits of relaxation and meditation backed by scientific research and data. Focus on a wellness fostering balance, peace, and wellbeing and relieve stress and anxiety.

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Computer Basics Class

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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

 

Play Dough Party!

Monday, June 5, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Keep the mess out of your house! Roll, flatten, squeeze, and sculpt to your heart’s delight!

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Our speaker will be Elizabeth Berry, who will talk about lineage societies like the Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames.

 

Greeting Card Stitch-in

Saturday June 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Do you love to craft with needles and thread or yarn?  Join us and create a hand-crafted greeting card for that special someone.

 

Sidewalk Party

Friday, June 16, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an old-fashioned sidewalk party with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hopscotch, and a visit from the Kona Ice Truck!

 

Summer Reading Check-in

Tuesday, June 20, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Calling all students from Mechanicsville and Laurel Meadows elementary schools!  Sop by the library to see your school librarian and share what you've been reading.  Enjoy treats and games while you're here. 

 

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Friday, June 23, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

What does your teddy do when you sleep? Join us for a fun craft time on Friday, leave your teddies for a “beary” fun sleepover, and come back in the morning to see what they did all night. Sign-ups required.

Doughnuts & milk provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library

 

Bike Rodeo

Saturday, June 24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bring your bike (or your trike!) to the library for a safety check, obstacle course, and fun activities.

 

Dance Party with DJ Bill Holliday

Tuesday, June 27 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

All ages. Bill Holliday is a local favorite when it comes to entertainment. He is dynamic, energetic, and full of personality! Bring your dancing shoes and have fun!

 

Breakout!

Thursday, June 29, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Ages 10-14. It's an Escape Room in a box! Use logic skills and solve riddles to open the locks a reveal the secret of the Breakout Box. Sign-ups required.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Pirate Adventures

Saturday, July 1, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Professional pirate re-enactors will present action-packed, fun-filled hands-on activities about historical pirate life with artifacts to view and handle.

 

Summer Reading School Check-in

Thursday, July 6, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Calling all students from Battlefield Park and Pole Green Elementary Schools!  Stop by our library and see your school librarian and share what you've been reading this summer.  Play board games and enjoy snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library, too!

 

Hamilton Trivia Contest

Tuesday, July 11, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Even if you haven't been able to score tickets to see it on Broadway, you probably know a lot about the show.  Test your knowledge and see how far you go.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Thursday, July 13, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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!

 

Family Movie Matinee

Thursday, July 20, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Beat the heat with a cool award-winning movie. Call or visit the library for more title information.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Rob Westcott, Magician

Monday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Rob Westcott will amaze young readers and inspire a love of reading through wonderful magic, puppetry, and audience participation.

 

Bat World of Hampton Roads

Monday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.

Learn about myths, bat habitats, and food preferences, and how they benefit us. Hear echolocation demonstrated using a bat detector on a live bat, too!