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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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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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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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Titanic Presentation at the Dinwiddie Library

titanic

In time for the anniversary of its tragic first and only  voyage,  “Titanic: The Hometown Connection” will tell the story of the ill-fated liner and her connections to the region, presented by Jeanie Langford. The program will be at the Dinwiddie Library on Thursday, April 11th at 7 pm and is free to the public. Ms. Langford will provide information on Robert W. Daniel, “The Master of Brandon,” and his escape from the sinking ship along with his first wife Mrs.Lucien P. Smith, who was also a Titanic survivor. Attendees will also hear about local connections to the Olympic (the Titanic’s sister).

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Poetry, Prose & Pizza at the Prince George Library

Nathan Richardson will visit  the Prince George Library on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. to encourage all ages of writers to share their poetry in a community setting which is family friendly.

Nathan Richardson will visit the Prince George Library on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. to encourage all ages of writers to share their poetry in a community setting which is family friendly.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library, who invite you to an evening of “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on Thursday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m.  Luca’s Italian Restaurant is providing pizza, the Friends of the Library will offer soft drinks and Nathan Richardson, Virginia author and poet from the Suffolk area, will host this community gathering. Read the rest of this entry »

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Poetry Contest Winners


Congratulations and a big thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 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
Kelly H. – “Evening”

Grades 9 – 12
ShyAnne S. – “Hiding in the Dark”

Ages 18 and Up
Julie N. – “Hollywood Cemetery”

Click here to read the winning poems.

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Special One Day Scholastic Book Fair

To Benefit the New Prince George Library

The Woman’s Club of Prince George County is sponsoring a one day Scholastic Book Fair at South Elementary School on Friday, May 27, 2011. Proceeds from this very special event will go toward the purchase of new  books for the Children’s Book Collection at the New Prince George Library. Book Fair Open 8am-5pm.

For more information please contact Cindy Leonard (804) 720-2643 or Beth Lipp (804) 458-5387.

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Best on the Web – Get Your Garden On

“Gardening requires lots of water—most of it in the form of perspiration.”
– Lou Erickson

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, some of the best days for planting are soon approaching. April’s showers dropped lots of water in our area, and now the sunny weather is perfect for heading outside, pulling up your sleeves, and getting to work in the garden. Before you do, be sure to check out the National Gardening Association web site where you’ll find extensive articles, pest and weed control tips, how-to projects, planting guides, horticultural news, online gardening courses, and garden industry research data. While you’re there, follow the link to the  online space dedicated to Kids Gardening where children and teens can learn about gardening and develop their green thumbs with fun and educational activities.

Appomattox Regional Library System has a wide array of gardening books on the shelves and on display at the Hopewell Library. And don’t forget to take advantage of free gardening information and resources available at FindItVA.com.

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Teen Tech Week: Mix and Mash @ your library®

ARLS invites teens and tweens to Mix and Mash during Teen Tech Week March 6-12th, 2011.

Explore and experiment with new technologies at the following ARLS locations!

  • Saturday 3/5, 3 – 5pm, Hopewell
    • Game Day: Kick off Teen Tech Week with our monthly Game Day featuring Xbox & Wii games.
  • Monday 3/7, 4:30pm, Hopewell
    • Mix and Mash: Explore free websites to edit photos, make music, create a super hero, or design your own video game!
  • Tuesday 3/8, 4:30pm, Hopewell
    • Create Your Space: Help us redesign our teen web page then join us for pizza.
  • Thursday 3/10, 4:30pm, Dinwiddie
    • Mix and Mash: Explore free websites to edit photos, make music, create a super hero, or design your own video game!
  • Friday 3/11, 4:30pm, McKenney
    • Make a Movie: Be the writer, director, and star of our impromptu movie with the McKenney Cool Kids Club!

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WrestleMania Reading Challenge Local Winners!

Congratulations to our local WrestleMania Reading Challege Winners: Daz Pitts, grade 6, from the Hopewell Library and Alexa Million, grade 7, from the Dinwiddie Library.  Daz designed a bookmark promoting the love of both reading and science, and Alexa designed a poster showing how wrestler Rey Mysterio and Gregg Heffley from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series would defeat the WWE’s tag team champions.  Daz and Alexa both won gift cards for being our local champions, we wish them luck as they continue on in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge!

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