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Sit Stay and Read Snuggle up with a book and a furry friend 6:30 pm Mondays Jan 7, Feb4, Mar 4, Apr
Astronomy Lecture Series with telescope viewing weather permitting 6:30 pm Monday Jan 12, Feb 11
TACO Teen Tuesdays Have your voice heard grades 8-12 welcome 4 - 6 pm Tuesdays Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12
Bingo Join us for free Bingo in the large meeting room 11 am Mondays Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 18, Apr 15
Library for All PCPL's club designed for disabled adults and their caregivers 11 am Thursdays Jan
Music and Movement at 10:30am on Wednesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30
Family Storytime at 10:30am Tuesdays January 8, 15, 22, 29
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PCPL is hiring!Position:Library Substitute

Have you ever wanted to work in the Library? Join our team! PCPL has an opening for a Library Substitute. Click here for job details.

Library for All

Library for All11:00 AM Thursday:Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18

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.


Maker Fest10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  Saturday:Feb 23

Join Powhatan Extension and PCPL for our 5th annual Maker Fest Celebration!  Maker Fest is an exciting day of family-friendly S.T.E.A.M. activities that celebrate the exploration of science, engineering, arts, technology, and math.  Local innovators and artisans will offer demonstrations of 3-D printing, robotics, and fiber arts.  PCPS students will demo PHS’ Maker Space.  Be sure to visit our popular recycling-based maker room where attendees are encouraged to unleash their creativity!

Take 2 Tuesday Movie

Take 2 Tuesday Movie11:00 AM Tuesday:Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23 

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. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library.

Our February award-winning film is inspired by the true story of Michael Oher, a first round NFL draft pick. Follow Michael through his impoverished upbringing, eventual adoption by a caring family and the arc of his sports career. This movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 128 minutes. 


Sit, Stay & Read6:30PM Monday:Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 8, May 6

Snuggle up with a book and a furry friend. Dogs are great listeners and can help children build their reading confidence and improve their literacy skills. Children in grades 1-6 are invited to spend 10 minutes practicing reading aloud to Graham, a certified therapy dog.

Advance registration required for each session. Register online here.


Astronomy Lecture Series6:30PM Monday:Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11

The Richmond Astronomical Society will present four astronomy lectures with telescope viewing afterward (weather permitting). The lectures are free and open to the public. No registration required.


Teen Tuesdays4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesdays:Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9

Make a difference at your library with TACO (Teen Advisory Creative Organization). Have your voice heard! Refreshments provided. Help plan and run teen programs, create library displays and suggest YA books. Grades 6-12 welcome. No registration required.


Bingo11:00 AM Monday:Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 18, Apr 15

PCPL invites you to join us each month for free bingo in the large meeting room. Coffee and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library. 


Family Storytime10:30 AM Tuesdays:February 5, 12, 19, 26

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. No registration required. See our calendar for dates.


Music & Movement Storytime10:30 AM Wednesdays:February 6, 13, 20, 27

Bring your favorite little one (aged 0-5) to stretch, sing, dance and explore music with rhythm instruments and stories! Singing and playing through movement develops gross motor, listening and social skills to reinforce early learning concepts.No registration required.

Book a Librarian ServiceBook a Librarian

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 x3401 or via email, wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.
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