Winter Events & Programs for Adults
Unwind @ Your Library
Enjoy fun activities, but short on time? Come check out our DIY Boxes for quick and easy projects! We have art, brain games, a duct tape box, and a loom kit. All materials are provided, all you need to bring is your creativity! Come relax, bring your friends, and have a fun time. For all ages.
Sit and Be Fit
Tuesdays December 6 – February 28, 10:30-11:30am
(No class January 13)
This full-body workout is designed to be done from both a seated chair and a standing position. This class will emphasize exercises to improve flexibility, muscle and bone strength, circulation, and balance. It’s fun and easy and suitable for all fitness abilities.
Display of Antique Doll House Furniture & Dolls
Display is presented courtesy of Mr. Michael Natoli. The walk in closet doll house is a reflection of Mr. Natoli’s home which is in the style of the hunt country of Albemarle County, Virginia. Originally created for his granddaughter, it has since become an expression of his own world. The residents are 16″ and 17″ tall dolls beautifully sculpted by a renowned artist. Come check out this wonderful collection which will be hosted at the Hopewell Library.
American Sign Language
Tuesdays & Thursdays
December 1 – February 28, 6:00-8:00pm
(No class January 5)
Sign language class is back! Do you want to learn how to communicate with a friend or loved one? Well, we have the perfect class for you! Come learn beginning sign language for free at the Hopewell Library. Classes will be taught by Mr. Darrell Avery, a graduate of Gallaudet University in Deaf Education.
Family Nutrition Program
December 1, 8, 15, and 22, 11:00am-12:30p
The Family Nutrition Program is free and open to the public. It’s mission is to teach limited-resource families and youth how to make healthier food choices and become better mangers of available food resources for optimal health and growth. The program will focus on basic nutrition, physical activity, safe food handling, and thrifty shopping. We invite patrons of all ages to come to these informational sessions.
Prince George Library
Yoga for Beginners
Thursdays December 1 – February 23, 12:00-1:00pm
(No class December 15)
Receive the abundant benefits of yoga. This gentle class offers flowing movements at a gentle pace with attention to breathing and postures. You will see improvement in muscle strength, circulation, flexibility, and balance. It is suitable to all fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat to class.
Healthy Living for Body and Brain
February 9, 5:30-6:30pm
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavior changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Poetry, Prose & Pizza
January 26, 6:00pm
Come share your original poetry or prose, or a selection from another writer. Or just come to enjoy a slice of Luca Italian pizza and a drink while you listen to other poetry and writers. Nathan Richardson, emcee, maintains a family-friendly and supportive atmosphere for all ages. Nathan is a published poet and speaker from Virginia’s Tidewater area. This event is sponsored by the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library and Luca Italian Restaurant.
The following talks will address concerns, questions, and answers that will be helpful to anyone whose life is being affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Preparing for the Holidays
December 15, 5:30-6:30pm
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
February 16, 5:30-6:30pm
Annual Holiday Open House
December 2, 3:00-6:00pm
The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie (FOLD) invite everyone to stop by the Dinwiddie Library to enjoy refreshments and fun. There will be special activities for children and a drawing for door prizes for adults.
Get Your Tech On With Our Librarians
January 23, 4:00-7:00pm
Did you get new electronic devices over the holidays? You may need help getting used to a new smart phone or tablet, and the ARLS librarians are here to hep! Bring your new device to the Dinwiddie Library and find out about apps to make your life easier. Interested in a tablet or eReader? We plan to have a “petting zoo” with devices so you can try different ones to find out which tablet or phone would work best for you!