Powhatan County Public Library


Powhatan County Public Library and Powhatan Cooperative Extension are pleased to announce Maker Fest 2018, which will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Powhatan County Public Library.

Join us for family-friendly S.T.E.A.M. activities that explore science, engineering, arts, technology, and math. Participants may create unique projects through hands-on opportunities with local teachers and artisans. Local innovators and hobbyists will be on hand to demonstrate and assist participants in creative adventures. This year’s festival includes demonstrations of 3D printing, robotics, and fiber arts as well as our ever popular recycling-based maker room, where attendees are encouraged to unleash their creativity! Maker Fest 2018 is a free event and all ages are welcome.

For more information, or to volunteer for the event, contact: Powhatan Extension Office, 598-5640 or email chowland@vt.edu or Powhatan County Public Library, 598-5670 or email cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net

Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month to enjoy a good movie. All from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie’s rating.  Some material may be inappropriate for children.  Our February 27th film is based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia, thrown unwillingly into the spotlight.  This love story highlights the interracial couple’s fight to reverse Virginia's miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court.  Rated PG-13.  Run time 123 minutes.

TACO is the PCPL's Teen Advisory Creative Organization. TACO meets on Tuesdays every month from 4-6PM to share ideas and create teen displays and events for the library. Winter/spring 2018 meeting dates are January 16, 30, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 17, May 1, 15, 29, and June 5.

Please contact Fran McCreight, fmccreight@powhatanlibrary.net with questions regarding TACO. 

In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, who is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become normal, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friends. Together, these unlikely heroes embark on an epic app-venture through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. Run time is 86 minutes. Rated PG for rude humor.

Children are welcome to borrow one of our “cars” while they enjoy the movie. PCPL cars will be available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to arrive on time.

Bingo is sponsored by the Powhatan Friends of the Library and everyone is welcome to play. The game starts at 11AM on March 12th in the large conference room.

Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Players are welcome to bring their own lunch. Make new friends, win prizes and have a good time at the library! 


Mini-Maker Studio is a new creative arts program for the winter and spring months at the Powhatan County Public Library.  Join us Saturday mornings January 20, March 17, April 21 and May 19 from 10:30AM - 12:00PM as we explore creative art forms using a variety of materials including wood, fabric, natural materials and clay.

January 20
Clothespin friends
March 17
Book character puppets
April 21
Fairy Gardens
May 12
Clay exploration

Ages 5-12 are welcome. These programs are free and registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or email Caroline Shoenthal at cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net

If you enjoy knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, beading, rug hooking, punch needle or cross stitch, then we hope you'll join our monthly meeting at the Powhatan County Public Library. Handcrafters of all ages and experience levels welcome. The Powhatan Handcraft Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 3:00 PM in the small meeting room.

Please note that no craft will be provided . Bring your project in progress. For more information contact Marianne Hill at 598-5670 or mhill@powhatanlibrary.net.

On the third Wednesday of each month, PCPL will offer an inclusive program for adults with special needs and their caregivers.  Each hour-long program will offer something different! Caregivers must remain with attendees during each program.

storytime_bannerFamily Storytime

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30

Our goal is to provide families with opportunities to introduce children to reading and language in a fun and interactive manner. Storytime attendance helps improve and reinforce early literacy skills.

Family Storytime typically lasts about 45 minutes and includes stories, flannel boards, fingerplays, rhymes, movement, songs and a related craft or activity. Ages 0-Kindergarten welcome.

Please contact Caroline Shoenthal, cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net with questions regarding children’s programs. 

Zinio Magazines has changed! Zinio has merged with RBDigital to offer you your favorite magazines. You can now access your magazines through the RBDigital app.

The RBDigital app is compatible with Apple and Android devices, as well as Kindle Fire, and can be found in each device's appstore.

You can sign into RBDigital using the same email address and password used for Zinio.

The Zinio for Libraries app will still be available until October 23, 2017, after which you will be asked to change to RBDigital. All of your Zinio magazines will transfer over to RBDigital with you.


Homework Help offers live teachers who can assist students in 3rd - 12th grade with Math, Science, Writing and SAT Prep. Accessible after school in the library or at home with a library card. Login to Literati and look for the words "Homework Help" on the home screen.

Homework Help is available during the school year Monday - Thursday 3:00PM - 9:00PM, and on Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00PM. Homework Help is not available on major holidays.

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Schedule a one-hour appointment with a librarian to assist you with dedicated technology 
assistance.  To book an appointment stop by or call the library at 804-598-5670 or by fill out this online request form.

For more information on library programs please contact Whitney Berriman, Powhatan County Public Library at 804-598-5670 x3412 or via email, wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.
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