Powhatan County Public Library
Idea Lab: Adventures in STEAM Education
Kids ages 9+ are invited to join us for our new Thursday Idea Lab program! These workshops will offer a fun, safe, engaging educational environment to learn, explore and build self-confidence while getting creative!
Each day provides unique activities that encourage science, technology, engineering, art and mathematical skills. Morning and afternoon workshops will be held on both dates, 10:00am-12noon or 3:15-5:15pm.
November 3: Rockets
Campers discover the secret behind a rocket's momentum into space using items found around the house. 4321--Blast off!
November 10: Wind & Motion
Campers develop moving designs to determine what affects the movement, speed and trajectory of their technological creations!
Explore maker activities incorporating STEM education!
Fee: $10 per person. Please register at the Powhatan Extension Office
3910 Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
Take 2 Tuesdays: Mid-morning Movies for Seniors
Tuesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, & Nov. 22 at 11 AM
Join us Tuesday, October 25th at 11 AM for a film adaptation from the bestselling novel by JoJo Moyes. It is a story about the unexpected relationship that blossoms between a contented small town Englishwoman and the wealthy, paralyzed Londoner who hires her as his caretaker. The October movie is rated PG-13. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Senior Social BINGO
Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program, which uses classic nursery rhymes and songs to encourage pre-literacy skills in babies and toddlers from 0-24 months. Props, flannel board pieces, musical instruments and puppets are incorporated into the program. Mother Goose on the Loose is highly structured and is planned in 10-week sessions. About 90% of the material is repeated from one week to the next to provide the consistency and repetition babies crave. If caregivers plan on older siblings attending they may want to bring a doll or stuffed animal to act as the child’s “baby” during the program.
Mondays at 10:30 starting September 12, 2016.
Junior Maker Hour
Attention all future engineers, architects, and LEGO® enthusiasts!
Come join us every 2nd Saturday at 11am for our Junior Maker Hour.
August 13th, November 12th 2016
Powhatan Handcraft Group
Every Tuesday from 3-5PM in the Large Meeting Room beginning October 6, 2015.
Whether you enjoy knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, beading, rug hooking, punch needle or cross stitch, embroidery, check out the weekly meeting at the Powhatan County Public Library.
Handcrafters of all ages and experience levels welcome.
Free to all ages. No registration.
NO CRAFT WILL BE PROVIDED.
Please bring your project in progress.
For more information contact Marianne Hill at 598-5670 or email@example.com
Literati Homework Help
What is Homework Help? Homework Help is live teachers waiting to assist students in 3rd - 12th grade with Math, Science, Writing and SAT Prep. It is accessible after school in the library or at home with a library card. Just login to Literati and look for the words "Homework Help" on the home screen.
When is it available? Homework Help is available during the school year on Mondays - Thursdays from 3:00PM - 9:00PM, and on Saturdays from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. Unfortunately, Homework Help is not available on major holidays.
Stop by the library and fill out a card application. Then explore the 54,000 titles we have to offer, in book, audio or video formats. If we don't have what you want, we can usually get it.
You will have access to high-speed Internet and reputable electronic databases. Our wireless network allows you quick access from your own laptop.
Bring the kids for fun-filled story times and sign up early for our summer reading program.
- Fax or copier service
- Proctoring for independent study exams
The Powhatan County Public Library was established as the library of record for Powhatan County on May 9, 1988. The current library was constructed in 2001 and the building was dedicated on November 3, 2001. The Library is a department of the Powhatan County government.
The purpose of the library is to acquire, organize, provide access and offer guidance to a broad range of information, materials, and services. Primarily, this mission is to encourage their use to help fulfill the intellectual, educational, social, cultural, community, and recreational needs of all people in the County.
The library is locally funded through a revenue appropriation made by the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County, Virginia. The Library also receives state aid funding from the Library of Virginia.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is appointed by and reports to the Board of Supervisors. The director reports to the governing body, the Board of Trustees, and in an advisory capacity to the County Administrator.
Regular meetings of the trustees are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.