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Programs at the Mechanicsville Branch Library

7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

804-746-9615

 

Storytimes

 

The Fall Storytime Session is Monday, September 12 to Friday, December 9.

 

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. (Aug. 29, Sept. 12, 19, & 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, & 28, and Dec. 5, 12, & 19)

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

First and third Tuesday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - noon

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.

 

Adult Coloring Club

First and third Wednesday of the month, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Come color with us! Calm your mind, promote wellness, and have fun! We will supply some items, but you can also bring your own to share.

 

Senior Storytime

Held on the fourth Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Teen Tuesday: The Donut Decision

Tuesday, September 6, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Ages 11-18. Cast your vote for your favorite donut and help determine who has the best donuts in town.  Goofy games provided at no extra charge!

Donuts and milk provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Thursday, September 8, 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 new Genealogy Club!

 

Raised Bed Gardening

Saturday, September 10, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners share tips and tricks on how to get the best out of your raised bed gardens.

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class

Thursday, September 15, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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.

 

Friday Playgroup

Friday September 16, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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.

 

Pirates @ the Library

Saturday, September 17, 11:00 a.m.

All ages. Hey Bookaneers! Come to "Scalleywag School" to learn how to be a pirate & find pirate treasure. Costumes welcome!

 

How to Stage Your Home

Tuesday, September, 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Planning to sell your home?  The real estate market is competitive and staging your home effectively can help you sell fast and for more money.  Learn tips & tricks from the experts, Kay Tyler (Sterling Home Staging) and Liz Hart (Liz Hart Designs).

 

Canning & Freezing

Saturday, September 24, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Have a bountiful yield you need to do something with? The Hanover Master Gardeners share tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your garden's harvest.

 

Fancy Nancy Extravaganza

Saturday, October 1, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Ages 5-10. Dress in your fanciest attire as we create, play, eat, and read in Fancy Nancy style.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Teen Movie & Pizza Night

Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

See a great movie on the big screen with your friends.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Computer Basics Class

Thursday, October 6, 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.

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Thursday, October 6, 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 new Genealogy Club!

 

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics

Friday, October 7, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ages 10-16. Join us after hours for crazy games based on the popular book, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics. You don't need to read the book to attend.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Reading Olympics Read-Aloud

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Get a jump on your reading as we read selections from titles on the Hanover County Reading Olympics list.  Then we'll ask you questions to help you prepare for competition day.  Call or visit the library for title information.

Snacks provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Genealogy Class

Tuesday, October 25, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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

 

Blood Drive

Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

There's no substitute for blood donor volunteers!  Please donate during our drive with Virginia Blood Services.