Powhatan County Public Library
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. Throughout the month of September, children and teens (ages 18 and under) who register for a library card with their parent or guardian will receive a raffle ticket for one of two different prizes. Visitors can also stop in and use our "superhero" kit to make their own paper superhero to take home.
|Take 2 Tuesday||11:00AM Tuesday:||Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27|
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.
Reminiscent of old Hollywood musicals, September's film features Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing Hollywood careers. This 2016 film won six Academy Awards. Rated PG-13. Run time 2 hours and 8 minutes.
|Teen Tuesdays||4:00PM Tuesday:||Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27, Dec 11|
September 25: Oreo taste off
October 23: Awesomely bad cosplay crafting
November 27: Fortnite tournament (bring your own device)
December 11: Holiday crafting
Grades 6-12 welcome. No registration required.
|Sit, Stay & Read||6:30PM Monday:||Sept 10, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3|
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.
|Red Cross Blood Drive @ PCPL||10:00AM - 4:00PM Friday:||Oct 5|
The American Red Cross stands ready to provide blood and humanitarian services wherever it is needed most. When you make an appointment to give blood, you make a commitment to your local area hospital patients that the blood they need will be on the shelves before they require it. Powhatan Library and the American Red Cross are partnering together to save lives this fall on October 5th. Click here to make an appointment to save a life.
|T.A.C.O. Tuesdays||4:00PM Tuesday:||Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13|
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.
|Medicare: What You Need to Know||10:00AM - 11:00PM Friday:||Oct 12|
Join us as representatives from VICAP and Senior Connections lead a discussion on Medicare enrollment, costs and coverage. Find out about programs available for eligible individuals to save on Medicare costs and where to go to find the answers to your Medicare questions.
|Bingo||11:00AM Monday:||Sept 10, Oct 15, Nov 5, Dec 10|
PCPL invites you to join us for free bingo in the large meeting room. Coffee and light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library.
|Pajama Storytime||6:30PM Monday:||Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17|
Snuggle up with a good book at this evening family Storytime including stories, songs and other activities enhancing early literacy skills. Pajamas, blankets & stuffed animals welcome! No registration required.
|Growing Readers Club||6:00PM Tuesday:||Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 6|
Practice reading skills and learn some new literacy strategies. Take home a free book and packet of reading activities. For children grades K-1 and an adult caregiver.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Register online here.
|Library for All||1:00PM Wednesday:||Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 19|
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.
|Breakfast with a Buddy||10:00AM Saturday:||Sept 12, Oct 20, Nov 17|
Bring your favorite grown-up! Saturday morning fun with a story, an activity and a sweet treat. Coffee, milk and donuts will be provided. Dads, grandparents and other super important people welcome. For ages 3-10 and their grown up buddies. No registration required.
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.
Please contact Caroline Shoenthal, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding children’s programs.
|Roar! Tea with a T-Rex Party||11:00AM - 1:00PM Saturday:||Nov 3|
Help us celebrate DiNovember with a party filled with crafts and activities to celebrate our prehistoric friends. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.
|Astronomy Lecture Series||6:30PM Monday:||Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 21, Feb 18|
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.
|Holiday Boxwood Centerpieces||10:00AM - 12:00PM Saturday:||Dec 1|
Join the Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardener volunteers to learn how to make boxwood tree centerpieces for the holidays. Registration details coming soon.
|Holiday Gift Workshop Open House||11:00AM - 2:00PM Saturday:||Dec 15|
Come by to make DIY gifts for your loved ones or keep them for yourself! There will be an array of stations suitable for all ages ranging from handmade gift wrap to bath bombs. Enjoy cookies and cocoa at our community open house while you're here.
|Grinch Day||11:00AM - 1:00PM Thursday:||Dec 20|
Banish your bah-humbug and see if your heart grows three sizes at PCPL's family Grinch party! Themed craft stations and activities will be available throughout the library. Join us as we screen the family classic every 30 minutes during the party.
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.
Book a Librarian Service
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.
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.
Access high-speed Internet, wi-fi and e-database information.
Bring the kids for fun-filled story times and sign up early for our summer reading program.
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Powhatan County Public Library was established on May 9, 1988. The current library building was constructed in 2001 and 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 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.