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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. (meets March 6, 13, 20, & 27, April 3, 10, 17, & 24, and May 1, 8, 15, & 22)

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 (Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, April 4, 11, 18, & 25, and 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.  (March 15, April 19, and May 17)

 

Senior Storytime

Held on the fourth Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m. (March 24, April 28, and May 26)

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

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Genealogy Class

Tuesday, February 28, 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.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: "Right Plant, Right Place

Saturday, March 4, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to use the right plant in the right place to improve your landscaping. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

Teen Tuesdays: Windows MovieMaker

Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Ages 11-18. Want to put your photos to music, add cool effects, and create your own movie?  We'll show you how.  Call or visit the library to sign up. Part of Teen Tech Week.

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Thursday, March 2, 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!

 

Learning Microsoft Word Class

Thursday, March 16, 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 804-798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

 

Friday Playgroup

Friday, March 17, 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.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners

Saturday, March 18, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you how to plan your garden to make the most of your harvest. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners: Small Scale Gardening

Saturday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners will show you the basics of small scale gardening. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

Teen Tuesdays: Art Show

Tuesday, April 4, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Ages 11-18.  Bring your artwork to the library by Saturday, April 1 (any medium).  Then bring your friends this Tuesday and vote for the winners.  Lots of winners, lots of prizes.  All artwork will be displayed through April.

 

PRL Genealogy Club

Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

John McClure, Director of Research Services at the Virginia Historical Society, is our featured speaker.  He will talk about how the Virginia Historical Society began, the rich and varied collections it has, and how researchers (including genealogists) use its Library materials.  He'll share tips on search techniques, followed by a Q&A session.

 

Computer Basics Class

Thursday, April 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.

 

Hanover Master Gardeners

Saturday, April 8, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Hanover Master Gardeners will share tips and tricks on a variety of gardening topics. See www.hanovermastergardeners.org for more information.

 

Underground Wonders!

Wednesday April 12, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Want to do something fun over spring break?  Join the Hanover County Extension Office and Hanover Master Gardeners for a look at the activities of  ants, worms, plant roots, and all the other life under our feet. Call 804-752-4310 to sign up.

 

Friday Playgroup

Friday, April 21, 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.