Category Archive: Children

Talk to the Animals

German Shepherd by Rebecca Rose

Detail from Still Life: German Shepherd

Visit the Prince George Library during the county’s Community Day Saturday May 3rd for an opportunity to admire, talk to, and read about the animals. Community Day activities in the library will be a visit from an area therapy dog group, a book sale, an new art exhibit, and a craft for our young visitors.  The Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club will perform and mingle from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While browsing the sale, enjoy the library’s newest  art exhibition, Still Life. All events are free and no registration required.

The Woman’s Club of Prince George County sponsors Community Day, to be held at Scott Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3, rain or shine. Activities at the park include children’s games with prizes, live DJ and entertainment, and food and craft vendors.

 

 

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An Evening with Mark Twain

Mark Twain portrayer, Gary Robertson, will be at the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse,  May 5 at 7 p.m. for a FREE presentation.

Mark Twain portrayer, Gary Robertson, will be at the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse, May 5 at 7 p.m. for a FREE presentation.

Gary Robertson, historical interpreter,  will perform as Mark Twain at the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie spring meeting on Monday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.  Prepare yourself for an evening of insights and stories from the entertaining Mr. Twain.  Refreshments will be served.  The Dinwiddie Historical Society will provide the venue at the Historic Dinwiddie Courthouse, adjacent to the Dinwiddie Library.

Mr. Robertson, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond, has been a newspaper reporter for The Richmond Times-Dispatch, director of special projects for Virginia Commonwealth University, an adjunct professor of journalism at Randolph-Macon, and a disc jockey.  He says that channeling Mark Twain is his favorite pursuit.

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910), is an American legend — steamboat pilot, novelist, and the nation’s most celebrated storyteller.  As a man who could make anybody laugh,  he always sprinkled his humorous sayings with a little vinegar. “Heaven goes by favor,” Twain said. “If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”  He scolded politicians, praised the common man and found humor in nearly everything.  As Twain would say, “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”

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Month of the Young Child Art Exhibit

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ARLS and Smart Beginnings celebrate the Month of the Young Child with art from local children from Hopewell, Prince George and Dinwiddie. Look for these colorful displays in any branch library throughout the month of April.

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Poetry, Prose & Pizza at Prince George Library

POETRY, PROSE & PIZZAThe Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library invite you to an evening of “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library, 6605 Courts Drive, on Thursday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m. Luca’s Italian Restaurant and the Friends of the Library provide refreshments and Nathan Richardson, Virginia author and poet from the Suffolk area, hosts this community gathering.

Mr. Richardson founded the “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” program in the Chesapeake area of Virginia, as an open mic event that allows participants to share their own poetry or prose or recite favorite selections from other writers. This quarterly program continues to draw new talent and new fans. Participants may register for 5 minutes of mic time when they arrive at the library. This event is open to all ages and registration is not required.

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Poetry, Prose & Pizza at the Prince George Library July 25

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All ages are welcome at this open mike event.

The Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library invite you to an evening of “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library, 6605 Courts Drive, on Thursday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m. Luca’s Italian Restaurant is providing pizza, the Friends of the Library will offer drinks and Nathan Richardson, Virginia author and poet from the Suffolk area, will host this community gathering.

Mr. Richardson founded the “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” program in the Chesapeake area of Virginia, as an open mic event that allows participants to share their own poetry or prose or recite favorite selections from other writers. He brought this program to the Prince George Library in April of 2012 with great success and the quarterly program continues to draw new talent.

All ages are welcome to attend this event and enjoy a slice of pizza from Luca’s before listening to the talented writers from our area or sharing a poem or selection of prose of their own. Participants may register for 5 minutes of mic time when they arrive at the library.

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ARLS Youth Programming Survey

ARLS wants your feedback! We are looking to expand/revisit  programming offerings for youth in our Dinwiddie and Prince George branch locations. Please take a moment to complete the two surveys below. Thank you in advance for your time.

 

Dinwiddie County Youth Programming Survey

 

Prince George County Youth Programming Survey

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Local History: Archeology Display and Program on Fort Lee at Prince George

Native Americans, colonial settlers, British and Patriot Revolutionary War soldiers, civil war troops, and turn of the century farmers visited the land that became Camp Lee and eventually Fort Lee. Visit the Prince George Library any time this July to see a special display of artifacts from Fort Lee’s grounds, on loan from the Regional Archaeological Curation Facility.

 

Amanda Vtipil at work at City Point.

Amanda Vtipil at work at City Point.

On July 18th, 6:30 p.m., hear a presentation from Amanda Vtipil, Curator with the Regional Archaeological Curation Facility. Ms. Vtipil, a Prince George County native, will discuss the archeology of this historically rich property. The presentation is free and open to all ages, and no registration is required.

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2013 Poetry Contest Winners


Congratulations and a big thanks to everyone who participated in the 2013 Poetry Contest. With so many great poems to choose from, competition was fierce. The votes are in and the winners are…

Grades K – 3
No entrants

Grades 4 – 8
Elizabeth M. – “Untitled”

Grades 9 – 12
Brittany M. – “My Musical Muse”

Ages 18 and Up
Ronald U.. – “The Captain Said”

 

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SnapshotVA: A Day in the Life of Your Library

snapshot_VA_button_large1On April 29, 2014, the Appomattox Regional Library System will capture a slice of life in all of our libraries. Snapshot Day encourages library customers to comment on what their library means to them.  Please visit your favorite branch and be a part of Snapshot Day by participating in a program, checking out a book, or using a computer. While you visit, please fill out a Snapshot comment card telling us what you did at your library.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 4 is Community Day

The Appomattox Regional Library System is participating in two community festivals in your area on May 4. Join us in Dinwiddie County at the McKenney Library and in Prince George County at the Prince George Library for fun and some book bargains. Read the rest of this entry »

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