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Author event this Saturday!

So You Wanna be a Writer? Interactive Author Presentation featuring renowned local authors Gigi Amateau and Lamar Giles!

July 26th – 2:00 – Hopewell Library

Join Young Adult authors Gigi Amateau (Claiming Georgia Tate, Come August Come Freedom) and Lamar Giles (Fake I.D.) for a fascinating afternoon. Ms. Amateau and Mr. Giles will discuss how they got started as writers, talk about how growing up in Central Virginia influenced their work, and conclude with a question and answer session. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a writer or how to get started, this program is for you!

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

All ages are welcome!

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Live owl presentation on Friday, 7/25 at two locations!

Thunder Eagle Wildlife – Birds of Prey presentation
July 25 – Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse, adjacent to the Dinwiddie Library – 1:00
July 25 – McKenney Library – 3:00
This is an amazing, educational program that focuses on owls in Virginia, and is presented by two wildlife rehabilitators. Rehabilitators are dedicated to help wildlife that have been injured, orphaned or sick due to storms, cycle of life or humans. Rehabilitators strive to provide professional care to wildlife so they can ultimately be returned to their natural habitat. This program includes live presentations on glove of Virginia’s largest and smallest common owls.

This is one of several special events taking place during the month of July.

Click here for a complete list!

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Summer Story Time starts June 16!

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NEW! Join us on June Saturdays at the Prince George Farmer’s Market! Details below.

Summer Story Time starts up again on June 16! See below for the new schedule.

The Appomattox Regional Library System hosts story time series throughout the year. Join us for an entertaining and educational half hour of books, songs and rhymes Youth Services Manager Tara Franzetti and Youth Services Assistants Ann Moore, Andrea Pina and Jeanine Albiges.

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YS staff, from left: Youth Services Assistants Andrea Pina, Ann Moore and Jeanine Albiges with Youth Services Manager Tara Franzetti.

Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children.   Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5. At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and print awareness.

Stories at the Market! June 2014

A fun, all ages Story Time held on June Saturdays at the Prince George farmer’s market, adjacent to the Prince George Library!

June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30

In the event of inclement weather, Story Time will be held inside the library.

 

Summer Schedule, June 16-August 15

No classes:
June 30 – July 4
July 28 – August 1

Monday – Hopewell – 10:30, Disputanta 10:30** NEW!

Tuesday – Hopewell – 7:00pm (see schedule) and Rohoic – 7:00pm (no class on June 17)

Wednesday – Dinwiddie – 10:30

Thursday – Prince George – 10:30

Friday – Carson – 10:30

Evening Story Time

A special offering for families not able to attend during the day.

Rohoic – Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m

Hopewell – Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m: June 24, July 8, July 22

No classes:
June 30 – July 4
July 28 – August 1

 

For more information about the current and upcoming story time programs, call 804-458-6329 ext. 1019.

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Summer Reading 2014!

Splash into Summer Reading!

Click on the individual links below for information on our Summer Reading Programs.

Adults

Teens

Children

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Talk to the Animals

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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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Poster contest

The library is holding a poster contest this June-July for kids and teens! Please click HERE for complete details!

 

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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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