Powhatan County Public Library

Click here to view PCPL's upcoming programs and events in our December 2019 newsletter.
Click here to view more information about 1000 Things Before Kindergarten.
Holiday Open House December 6 from 6-8 P. Craft tables for kids and meet santa. Holiday Greenery Wor
Holiday Film Series on Fridays December 6, 13 and 20 at 11:00 AM. See program information below for
Dec. 19 at 2 PM and 4:30 PM join us for Gingerbread Day. Decorate cookies and see a show by Barefoot
Family Storytime Tuesday at 10:30 AM December 3 and 10. Join us for a story and a fun activity.
Teen Tuesdays.  Earn volunteer hours at PCPL's Teen Advisory Organization. Tuesday December 3 and
Music and Movement Storytime. Wednesdays at 10:30 AM December 4 and 11.
BINGO December 9 at 11:00 AM in the large conference room.
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Holiday Open House6:30 PM Friday:Dec. 6

Join us for our after hours Holiday Open House as the Library staff wishes the Powhatan Community Happy Holidays! Take a photo with Santa, stop by the craft tables for children and enjoy some cookies and cocoa. The Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardeners will also be holding a holiday greenery workshop. Please see entry below for details.


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Holiday Greenery Workshop6:30 PM Friday:Dec. 6

Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardener volunteers will demonstrate how natural materials can add a fresh look to your holiday décor. Participants will learn about various types of greenery and how to use them. Fresh cut greens, grapevine wreath, wire and ribbons provided. Wear casual clothes and bring pruning shears and gloves. Bring any decorating materials you'd like to personalize your wreath with. Space is limited - Pre-registration required! Click here to register online.


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BINGO11:00 AM Monday:Dec. 9

Bingo is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and everyone is invited to join in on the fun. Coffee and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Powhatan Friends of the Library. Players are also welcome to bring their own lunch. Join us to make new friends, win prizes and have a good time at the library!


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Library for All1:00 PM Thursday:Dec 12

Each month, join Library for All, PCPL's club designed for disabled adults and their caregivers. Each hour-long meeting offers a brief group discussion; a focused group activity or tour; and a craft or game. Caregivers must remain with attendees during the program.  


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Holiday Film Series11:00 AM Friday:Dec. 13

To get into the spirit of the holiday season, Powhatan County Public Library is offering a festive retro holiday film series on the first three Fridays in December at 11:00 a.m.

On Friday, December 13, we head to Connecticut at the end of World War II. While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) grows familiar with the "Diary of a Housewife" column written by Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck). Jeff's nurse arranges with Elizabeth's publisher, Alexander Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet), for Jeff to spend the holiday at Elizabeth’s beautiful Connecticut farm with her husband and baby; however, the column is a sham, so Elizabeth’s publicist friend arranges a scheme for her to host Jeff and Yardley at a mutual friend’s country estate. Holiday chaos ensues as they attempt to keep up the ruse.

This classic movie is not rated and run time is 105 minutes.


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Gingerbread Day2:00 PM Thursday:Dec. 19

This hilarious retelling was Inspired by the classic tale of The Little Red Hen. Barefoot Puppet Theatre’s original puppets, innovative staging and surprise ending are seasoned with liberal dashes of Dr. Seuss, the Bremen Town Musicians and The Fox and The Hen. This family friendly performance runs approximately 45 minutes. We'll follow up the puppet fun with some gingerbread decorating.


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Holiday Film Series11:00 AM Friday:Dec. 13

To get into the spirit of the holiday season, Powhatan County Public Library is offering a festive retro holiday film series on the first three Fridays in December at 11:00 a.m.

To wrap up the holiday series on Friday, December 20th, join us for the 1983 film that has become a holiday classic. During the final days before Christmas in early 1940s Cleveland, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing from Santa Claus more than anything else: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle. As he trudges through the snow to school, faces the neighborhood bully and visits a malevolent department store Santa Claus, Ralphie connives, conspires and campaigns for the most fabulous Christmas present ever in this heartwarming, hysterical and sweetly nostalgic holiday film based on stories by Jean Sheppard.

This film is rated PG. Run time is 98 minutes.


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Family Storytime10:30 AM Tuesdays:Dec 3 & 10

Join us for a fun, interactive storytime designed to introduce children to reading and language. Storytime is a great way to reinforce early literacy skills.


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Teen Tuesdays4:00 - 5:00 PM Tuesdays:Dec. 3 & 10

Make a difference at your library with our Teen Advisory Organization at Teen Tuesday. Help plan and run teen programs, create library displays, suggest YA books and earn volunteer hours. Refreshments provided. Grades 6-12 welcome.


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Music & Movement10:30 AM Wednesdays:Dec. 4 & 11

At this active storytime for ages 0-5, we’ll stretch, sing, dance and explore music with rhythm instruments and stories! Singing and playing through movement is a fun way to develop gross motor, listening and social skills to reinforce early learning concepts.


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Services


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Other Services


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  • Proctoring
For more information on library programs please contact Whitney Berriman, Powhatan County Public Library at 804-598-5670 x3401 or via email, wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.