Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

December 18, 2014


Hello, everybody! How are things in your corner of the county? I don’t know about you, but these balmy breezes we’ve been experiencing lately aren’t exactly screaming “winter” to me. (I know, I know, technically, by the time you read this, we’ll still have another week of Autumn to go.) Don’t you think we should at least be seeing some frost, or wearing heavier coats right now, not driving with the windows open?

Balmy breezes might just be the thing to help extinguish the candles on some local birthday cakes this week. Happy hometown wishes go out to Emily Koci, opening presents on Dec. 20, and to Jim Neilson, hearing that familiar serenade on Dec. 22.

Speaking of presents, this just in! The board of trustees of the Pamunkey Regional Library has decided to give their employees the gift of an extra day off next week. (This is a change from what’s reported previously.) All local library branches, including our own beloved Cochrane Rockville branch, will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26. Normal operating hours run Tuesday before and Saturday after, of course.

Mark your brand new calendars for family fun Friday, Jan. 2 as the library presents 2015’s inaugural First Friday Film at 4:30 p.m. Bring the whole gang out for a full-length feature film on the branch’s big screen. Enjoy free popcorn, snacks and drinks courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch at (804) 749-3146 for details or the film’s title.

Hoping to get a new eBook reader for the holidays but not sure how to use it? Sign up now for the library’s upcoming eBook How-To class Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn how easy it is to search for titles and download them to your electronic devices. Class space is limited. Call or visit the branch to sign up today.

Visit Springfield Christian Church Wednesday, Dec. 24 for their annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a meaningful message, spectacular holiday music and even special participation in the service by children in the community. All are welcome. The church is located at 18285 Vontay Road in the ‘ville.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear it. Send your news and events to or call (804) 749-3401. Wishing you all good news and a very happy, healthy holiday season!