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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

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July 23, 2015

Hello, everybody! Ooh wee, is it hot enough for you out there? No kidding, it’s so roasty, the trees are hanging out welcome mats for the dogs. Chickens are pecking at ice chips to keep from laying hard boiled eggs, and even the shade is looking for some shade! How ‘bout a snowstorm, huh?

It’s a super-happy, big news day at the Cochrane Rockville Library, and for all the right reasons: you may have noticed, on your travels back and forth on Pouncey Tract Road, that there have been marking flags sprouting up on the library’s front lawn. On Monday, crews from S & N Communications arrived on the scene to dig up the road a bit and install cables.

Hopefully, by the time you read this, Verizon will have done its duty as well and the not-so-speedy library Internet access of recent memory will be a thing of the past. That’s right, friends, high-speed Internet will be available at the library for everyone to enjoy. (Can’t you hear the shouting?!) Woo hoo!

With summer winding down (already?), there’s still time to catch a great program (or two) at the Cochrane Rockville Library. Teens and ‘tweens ages 11 to 18 are invited to a Windchimes Workshop Tuesday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. Create your own blinged-out or steampunk-inspired chimes using our fabulous found items and catch the song of a summer breeze. Pizza provided, too. Registration is required, so call the branch at (804) 749-3146 to save your seat.

Join musician Chris Campbell for an afternoon library concert featuring his unique blend of folk, pop, and Americana music Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 2:30 p.m. His toe-tapping tunes will have you singing and dancing along, and rumor has it there’ll be a special guest appearance by Billy the Bird, too!

Berea Baptist Church hosts Vacation Bible School for all area children ages 4 through rising sixth graders from Sunday, Aug. 2 through Thursday, Aug. 6. “Hometown Nazareth” runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. It’s wonderful, spiritual fun for the younger ones.  For more info, call the church at (804) 749-3597.

If you have news to share (and who doesn’t?), Rockville would love to hear it. Send your news and events (black bear sightings, too!) to or call (804) 749-3401. Stay cool and enjoy your week!