Powhatan County Public Library
|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.
|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.
|Astronomy Lecture Series||6:30PM Monday:||Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 14, Feb 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.
|Take 2 Tuesday||11:00AM Tuesday:||Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 27|
Calling all horse fans! This is the story of a city girl cheerleader sent by her Dad to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt. What she thought was going to be a very dull time turned into an adventure she will never forget. With the help of some unlikely friends Lily ends up saving the ranch and finding her destiny.
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.
|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.
|Holiday Boxwood Centerpieces||10:00AM - 12:00PM Saturday:||Dec 1|
Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardener volunteers will demonstrate how natural materials can add a fresh look to your holiday décor. Participants will learn about different types of greenery and how to use them to craft a table top tree using fresh items! Fee: $15 (supplies included)
Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Deadline to register is November 16.
Register online here or contact the Powhatan Extension Office at (804) 598-5640
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
Please contact Caroline Shoenthal, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding children’s programs.
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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.