County libraries offer Storytimes, Computer Basics classes

Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Library Card Sign-up Month

What’s the best way to prepare children for the school year?  Make sure they have a Pamunkey Regional Library card! A library card means access the tools they need to succeed, like books and eBooks, research databases, free WiFi and computers, homework help, and so much more.

September is “National Library Card Sign-Up Month,” and the library, in cooperation with our local schools, will send a library card application home with each child in kindergarten. Bring the completed and signed application with your child to your local public library by Oct. 6. Your child will receive a library card and a prize.

To learn more about the Pamunkey Regional Library, visit www.pamunkeylibrary.org or email ask@pamunkeylibrary.org. Fall hours and library programs and events are also posted on the web site.

Ashland Branch Library

Genealogy Class Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9 – 11 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) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Computer Basics I Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Find out about the parts of a computer, learn how to use a mouse, and explore the Internet, and set up a web-based email account. You must call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Teen Movie Night Friday, Sept. 12, 6 – 8 p.m. Ages 11-16. See a great movie on the big screen. Bring a friend!

Pizza provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

LEGO Morning Saturday, Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Ages 5-12. Celebrate the fun of LEGOs with your friends! Bring your own LEGOs and we’ll get your imagination going with fun building challenges. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Gathering the Harvest, Saving the Seeds Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m. It’s harvest time! Find out how to preserve your fruits and veggies and save your seeds for planting next year.

Storytimes: Monday, Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29: Mother Goose, 10:15 a.m., 6-24 months with parent; Family, 11 a.m., all ages. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30: Toddler, 10 a.m., 2 years old with parent; Preschool, 10:30 a.m. ages 3-5 years old.

Call (804) 798-4072 or visit the library at 201 S. Railroad Ave. for more information.

 

Atlee Branch Library

Family LEGOs Saturday, Sept. 6, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up (with parents). Show off your creativity with LEGO ® bricks. Display your creations, meet new friends and make new ideas for design! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Pajama Storytime Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special Storytime. PJs and slippers are great! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

How to Borrow eBooks Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. – noon. Do you have an eReader, smartphone, tablet, or laptop and want to get eBooks and audiobooks from the library? We’ll show you how to use OverDrive to find, checkout, and download your favorite titles. Call (804) 559-0654 to register for this class.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Friday, Sept. 26, 5 – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a special Storytime with your stuffed animal friends and then tuck them in Friday night. Come back on Saturday Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. to find out about their overnight adventures in the library and enjoy some tasty treats provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

Storytimes: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, and 24: Mother Goose, 10 a.m., 6-24 months with parent; Toddler, 10:45 a.m., 2 years old with parent; Preschool, 11:15 a.m., 3-5 years old. Thursday, Sept. 11, 18, and 25: Mother Goose, 10 a.m., 6-24 months with parent; Family, 10:45 a.m., all ages; Preschool, 11:15 a.m., 3-5 years old.

Call (804) 559-0654 or visit the library at 9161 Atlee Road for more information.

 

Hanover Branch Library

Hanover Book Club Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1 -2 p.m. Bring a friend and chat about a great book. Refreshments provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Special Adult Program – Quilters’ Creations – Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to noon – Join us for a Quilters’ display and crafting program. Refreshments will be served, compliments of the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

Storytimes: Friday, Sept. 12, 19, and 26, 10:45 a.m.: Family, all ages.

Call (804) 365-6210 or visit the library at 7527 Library Drive for more information.

 

Mechanicsville Branch Library

Find out More about Dog Behavior Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 – 11:30 a.m. 2 Speak Dog, voted Best Dog Trainer 2013 in Richmond Magazine, will introduce you to Huey, their Great Dane mascot. Learn tips on dog behavior, get your questions answered by experts, and find out why dogs do the things they do. Find out more about 2 Speak Dog at www.2speakdog.com

Computer Basics I Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Find out about the parts of a computer, learn how to use a mouse, and explore the Internet, and set up a web-based email account. You must call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library to sign up for this class.

Computer Basics II Thursday, Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to do basic tasks with Microsoft Word and how to surf the web with Internet Explorer. You must call (804) 746-9615 to sign up for this class.

Storytimes: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30: Mother Goose, 10 a.m., 6-24 months with parent; Preschool, 10:45 a.m., 3-5 years old; Family, 11:15 a.m., all ages; Family, 6:45 p.m., all ages. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, and 24: Toddler, 10 a.m., 2 years old with parent; Preschool, 10:45 a.m., 3-5 years old; Family, 11:15 a.m., all ages. Thursday, Sept. 11, 18, and 25: Toddler, 10 a.m., 2 years old with parent; Preschool, 10:45 a.m., 3-5 years old; Family, 11:15 a.m., all ages.

Call (804) 746-9615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place for more information.

 

Montpelier Branch Library

Storytimes: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17, and 24: Mother Goose, 9:15 a.m., 6-24 months with adult; Family, 10 a.m., all ages.

Call (804) 883-7116 or visit the library at 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane for more information.

 

Cochrane Rockville Branch Library

First Friday Films Friday, Sept. 5, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

Storytimes: Friday, Sept. 12, 19, and 26: Preschool, 10:30 a.m. 3-5 years old; Family, 11 a.m., all ages.

Call (804) 749-3146 or visit the library at 16600 Pouncey Tract Road for more information.

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