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The Virginia Living Museum presents…Totally Turtles!

Virginia Living Museum presents Totally Turtles!

July 30

1:00 – Prince George Library

3:30 – Hopewell Library

Turtles are reptiles that live on the land and in the sea. Do you know what they all have in common? Do you know what makes them unique? What would life be like as a turtle? Spend some time with our reptile friends and find out what being a turtle is all about!

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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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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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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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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”

 

Read the winning poems below
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Author Visit: Connie Lapallo Brings Jamestown to Dinwiddie

Come meet author Connie Lapallo at the historic Dinwiddie Courthouse, located at 14101 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Come meet author Connie Lapallo at the historic Dinwiddie Courthouse, located at 14101 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Meet author Connie Lapallo at the historic Dinwiddie Courthouse on Monday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m.  Ms. Lapallo will be discussing her Jamestown Sky book series and will have books available to be purchased and autographed at this free event.

This event which is made possible through a collaboration of the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie and the Dinwiddie Historical Society will include refreshments and a brief meeting of the Friends of the Library (FOLD).

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