Powhatan County Public Library

Upcoming Programs & Events


2017 Mini Maker Fest

The Powhatan County Public Library and the Powhatan Extension Office are pleased to announce the return of its annual Mini-Maker Festival, which will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm at the library.  Mark your calendars now to be sure and save that date.  We are now recruiting volunteers for the festival.  No experience is necessary, just volunteers who have a desire to participate and be a “co-learner” in this fun filled day.

The family friendly festival will be focusing on “STEAM” activities – science, engineering, arts, technology, and math.  Ages 4-104 are welcome to attend and make awesome projects through hands-on opportunities.  We will be bringing together local innovators and hobbyists who will both demonstrate and assist participants in creative adventures.

All activities are FREE. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your talents and inventions.  Join in the fun on Saturday, February 25, at the Powhatan County Public Library, 2270 Mann Road, located in Fighting Creek Park.  For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact the Powhatan Extension Office 598-5640 or the library at 598-5670. 

Position:  Library Clerk Aide (Substitute) 

Position Details

Department: Library
Compensation: $10.41/hour
Hours: Hours Vary

Position Objectives

The County of Powhatan is currently seeking a qualified part-time person to perform technical and clerical work requiring application of basic library practices. Work involves assisting the public, circulation desk duties, shelving, and performing other clerical duties as assigned by the Library Director. Some evening hours and Saturday work required.  This position is not benefit eligible. 

Skills & Requirements

High school diploma with a minimum of nine months to one year of library related clerical experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience of which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.   
Interested candidates should submit a Powhatan County employment application, cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Peggy Martin, Library Director
County of Powhatan Public Library
2270 Mann Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
Or by e-mail at: pmartin@powhatanlibrary.net.
Applications may be obtained at the Powhatan County Library, 2270 Mann Road, Powhatan, VA  23139, at the County Administration Building HR Office, 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or on the Powhatan County government website.

Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace

Powhatan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.  Powhatan County is a Drug Free Workplace.

Library patrons and members of the community are welcome to join the PCPL book discussion group. In response to patron requests, we’ve moved the book discussion to a new time. The group will now meet at noon on the first Friday of each month. Since we have a new time, we also have a new name. The group is now called the Lunch Bunch.

This is not your usual book club! Here’s how it works: each month, PCPL librarians will select a topic. If you want to join us, read a fiction or non-fiction book of your choice on the topic and then join us for coffee & conversation in the library.

In March, tell us if you’ve read an author whose description of food makes you hungry for more or perhaps share a cookbook full of recipes by your favorite chef. Join us at 12 PM on Friday, March 3rd for coffee & a delicious conversation about our favorite “foodie” reads. New members are always welcome! Feel free to bring your own lunch.

The Lunch Bunch Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Friday of each month: March 3, April 7, & May 5, 2017 at Noon in the small conference room. Call or visit the library online for each month’s topic. For more information, please contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or email Whitney Berriman at wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.

Powhatan County Public Library will show free movies in the large conference room from 11 am to 1:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  The series will run through May 2017.  All from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie's rating.  Some material may be inappropriate for children.

On Tuesday, February 28, join us for a romantic drama inspired by Barack & Michelle Obama’s fateful first date.  Young Chicago lawyers Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) spend a sweltering summer afternoon in 1989 visiting the art museum, eating lunch together, watching Do The Right Thing, getting some ice cream and sharing a first kiss.  Director Richard Tanne's debut featuring the 44th President and First Lady premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  This film is rated PG-13.  Some material may not be suitable for children.

For more information, please contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or email Whitney Berriman at wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.


Mother Goose on the Loose 

Mondays at 10:30

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. 

Family 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.

See our calendar to anticipate occasional breaks in the Storytime schedule which accommodate library holidays or facilitate planning. Please contact 
Caroline Shoenthal, cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net with questions regarding children’s programs. 


Powhatan County Public Library is pleased to offer a free family movie on the first Saturday of each month from 10 AM to Noon in the large conference room.

Have you ever wondered what your pets do when you’re not home? At our March Family Movie Matinee, we’ll find out about the lives our pets lead when we leave for school or work each day. Join us for this pet-themed comedy on Saturday, March 4th at 10 AM. The March movie is rated PG.

PCPL’s Family Movie Matinee series runs through May 2017. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Powhatan Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please contact the library or email Whitney Berriman at wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.

Cookies & Coloring

Studies have shown that coloring helps to alleviate stress and cookies — well, why not?  
Join us for cookies & coloring on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4 PM.  For ages 12-99.
Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, & May 18

PCPL Senior Social Hour

Join us in January as we kick off a new program for Powhatan senior citizens!  Enjoy hot coffee and good conversation as we provide the setting for exploring topics that are of interest to you.  To get the ball rolling, we’ll offer a variety of games and snacks.
3rd Friday of each month at Noon
Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21, & May 19

Book a Librarian ServiceTech Doggo

Schedule a one-hour appointment with a librarian to assist you with dedicated technology 
assistance.  Service will start in January of 2017, but you can book your appointment now by calling the library at 804-598-5670 or by filling out this online request form.

2017bingoflyer_smPowhatan County Public Library is pleased to announce the return of our popular free bingo social. Bingo is sponsored by the Powhatan Friends of the Library and everyone is welcome to play. Game time is 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on the following Mondays: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, & May 8, 2017.

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! For more information, please call 598-5670.

January 9th April 10th
February 13th May 8th
March 13th in the large conference room

​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, January 14th, March 11th 2017.

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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.
Please bring your project in progress.

For more information contact Marianne Hill at 598-5670 or mhill@powhatanlibrary.net

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.

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