Powhatan County Public Library

Harry Potter Day at Powhatan County Public Library

Young Wizards are welcome at the Powhatan County Public Library’s first Harry Potter Day celebration Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the library from 10-2pm.

Wand making, and other Harry Potter themed activities will abound throughout the library, and two special “Wizarding Workshops” will be offered by Mad Science of Central VA for kids in grades 1-6 (participants may register for this the morning of the program).

Costumes are encouraged and prizes for best costumes will be awarded. 

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Shoenthal at 598-5670 or cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net

An Evening of Traditional Appalachian Music with Wayne Henderson & Helen White

Wayne Henderson and Helen WhiteFriday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139

Immerse yourself in an evening celebrating the best of Appalachian culture.  Enjoy the magical synergy of the gifted musical duo, Wayne Henderson and Helen White.  Hailing from the “mecca” of traditional mountain music, Wayne and Helen provide a visit to an Appalachian porch.  Helen’s simple, strong guitar backup provides a solid foundation for Wayne’s amazing guitar wizardry.  The songs, fiddle tunes, amazing guitar playing and Wayne's stories and tales allow the audience to experience authentic Appalachian culture.  

The concert will be held Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Village Building Auditorium, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139.  Seating is limited.  There is no cover charge; however, donations will be accepted at the door.  All proceeds go to support the Friends of the Powhatan Public Library.

Wayne Henderson is a National Heritage Award recipient honored as a luthier and renowned finger-style Appalachian guitar player.  Wayne’s skills as a master luthier are detailed in the book, Clapton’s Guitar:  Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument.  Influenced by friends and neighbors, Doc Watson and E.C. Ball, Wayne has toured broadly in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East showcasing his lightning fast, articulate playing.  He’s also a gifted storyteller, regaling audiences with his “tales from Rugby.”

Singer, fiddler, and tunesmith, Helen White has toured extensively with Wayne in the U.S. & Europe.  Her compositions include works for theater and video projects and a Booklist honored recording for children.  Helen founded and served as Executive Director of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) for 15 years.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Powhatan Public Library and supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information please contact Peggy Martin, 804-598-5670, pmartin@powhatanlibrary.net

Teen Murder Mystery Night

The Powhatan County Public Library is hosting a Teen Murder Mystery Night on October 22nd 2016, from 6pm to 9pm. This event has been written and planned by the Teen Advisory Creative Organization (TACO) for teens age 12-19 years old.

A Bodyguard, a Heart-Breaker, a Fashionista, an Assistant, a Detective, an Author, a Stalker, a Matchmaker and a Pop Star all walk into a room… One is doomed, one is condemned, and the others are deceptive. Can you solve the murder? Come join us to find out!

Pre-registration is required by October 1st. FREE PIZZA will be served to participants. For more information please contact the library at 804-598-5670, or email fmccreight@powhatanlibrary.net.

Mother Goose on the Loose

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. Mother Goose on the Loose is highly structured and is planned in 10-week sessions. About 90% of the material is repeated from one week to the next to provide the consistency and repetition babies crave.  If caregivers plan on older siblings attending they may want to bring a doll or stuffed animal to act as the child’s “baby” during the program.

Mondays at 10:30 starting September 12. 

Senior Social BINGO

Fall 2016 BINGO Schedule
The Powhatan County Public Library is pleased to announce the return of its highly popular series of bingo games for seniors.  Sponsored by the Powhatan Friends of the Library, everyone is invited to play bingo for free in the large conference room at the library.  We will be playing from 11:30 am to 1 pm, on September 12nd, October 17th, November 14th, and December 12th. There will be light refreshments and coffee served, but feel free to bring your own lunch. Come socialize with the seniors, win prizes and enjoy a good time at the library. 

 September 12  November 14
 October 17  December 12

Take 2 Tuesdays:  Mid-morning Movies for Seniors

Tuesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, & Nov. 22 at 11 AM

Senior Movie Flyer
The 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 November 2016.  While the target audience is senior citizens, all from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie's rating.  Some may be inappropriate for children.

Join us Tuesday, September 27, 2016 for a heavenly tale of faith. Inspired by true events, this 2016 drama focuses on a young girl with an incurable digestive disorder that causes her chronic pain.  After a serious accident involving a three-story fall, she is mysteriously cured of the ailment.  Is her recovery a miracle?  The September movie is rated PG. 

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

​Powhatan Farmers Market Children's Corner

4 to 6pm the first Thursday of each month -- Flat Rock next to Tractor Supply

May 5 Let's Bet Blooming! Plant flowers to take home.
June 2 Let's Get Fruity! Healthy sundaes - seasonal berries 
July 7 Let's Get Wet! Summer Reading Program starts at 6pm! 
August 4 Let's Get Stamping! Food Art Stamps
September 1 Let's Feed the Birds -- Make winter bird feeders
October  6 Let's Get Carving -- Decorate mini pumpkins

​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

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Powhatan Handcraft Group

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

Prevent the "summer slide" with 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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