Powhatan County Public Library



Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by M.L. Stedman, our September film is a tale about fate, love, moral dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue. This film is rated PG-13.


Remember to stop by to visit us at the Powhatan Farmers Market at West Chester Commons. We’ll be there on Thursday, October 5th @4PM-7PM for our final visit for the market season. We're offering mobile book drop service during our market visits so you can return your library books to us. Plus, we'll have new items available for checkout! Hope to see you there!


Powhatan County Public Library is proud to present a special screening of Alice’s Ordinary People, a documentary film about a heroine of the civil rights movement, Alice Tregay.

Filmmaker Craig Dudnick will introduce the film and discuss the circumstances in 1960s Chicago that led to Tregay’s involvement in the fight against racial discrimination and segregation. The film highlights her work with notable figures such as Dr. King, Reverend Jackson, and President Obama.

The event will be held in the PCPL meeting room. This event is brought to you by Powhatan County Public Library, Friends of Powhatan Library, Powhatan County NAACP & Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office. For more information, please contact the library, 804-598-5670.


Join us for our free family “drive-in” movie in our Children’s Activity Room. Children are welcome to borrow one of our “cars” while they enjoy the movie. PCPL cars will be available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to arrive on time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The October movie is rated PG. Refreshments are provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Powhatan Library.


Bingo is sponsored by the Powhatan Friends of the Library and everyone is welcome to play. Game time is 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on October 16th in the large conference room.

Light refreshments and coffee will be served. Players are welcome to bring their own lunch. Make new friends, win prizes and have a good time at the library!


On the third Wednesday of each month at 10AM, PCPL will offer a new inclusive program for adults with special needs and their caregivers called Library for All.  Each hour-long program will offer a brief group discussion; a focused group activity or tour; and a craft or game.  Caregivers must remain with attendees during each program.  Here’s what we have planned:

October 18th  — Enjoy a nature walk and learn how to identify local trees with a Powhatan State Park Ranger.

November 15th — Create luminaries to decorate your Thanksgiving table.

December 20th — Learn all about the cozy art of cast iron cooking from a Powhatan State Park Ranger and afterward, we’ll decorate a special holiday cookie.  


According to Wikipedia: An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning.

Join us as we cut, stamp, paint and glue to transform old, unused books into new works of art. The workshop is for ages 16+.  Registration is required.

Please call the library or complete the form online at: http://tinyurl.com/alteredbookworkshop

TACO is the PCPL's Teen Advisory Creative Organization. TACO meets on Tuesdays every month from 4-6PM to share ideas and create teen displays and events for the library. Autumn meeting dates are September 19th & 26th, October 17th & 31st, November 7th & 14th, and December 5th & 19th.

storytime_bannerMother Goose on the Loose 
Mondays at 10:30

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program, which uses classic nursery rhymes and songs to encourage pre-literacy skills in babies and toddlers from 0-24 months. Props, flannel board pieces, musical instruments and puppets are incorporated into the program.

Mother Goose on the Loose is currently on a hiatus and will be resuming on October 16th.

Family Storytime 

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30

Our goal is to provide families with opportunities to introduce children to reading and language in a fun and interactive manner. Storytime attendance helps improve and reinforce early literacy skills.

Family Storytime typically lasts about 45 minutes and includes stories, flannel boards, fingerplays, rhymes, movement, songs and a related craft or activity. Ages 0-Kindergarten welcome.

Please contact Fran McCreight, fmccreight@powhatanlibrary.net with questions regarding children’s programs. 

If you enjoy knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, beading, rug hooking, punch needle or cross stitch, then we hope you'll join our weekly meeting at the Powhatan County Public Library. Handcrafters of all ages and experience levels welcome. The Powhatan Handcraft Group meets every Tuesday at 3:00 PM in the small meeting room.

Please note that no craft will be provided . Bring your project in progress. For more information contact Marianne Hill at 598-5670 or mhill@powhatanlibrary.net.

Book a Librarian ServiceTech Doggo

Schedule a one-hour appointment with a librarian to assist you with dedicated technology 
assistance.  To book an appointment stop by or call the library at 804-598-5670 or by fill out this online request form.

Literati Homework Help

Homework Help offers live teachers who can assist students in 3rd - 12th grade with Math, Science, Writing and SAT Prep. Accessible after school in the library or at home with a library card. Login to Literati and look for the words "Homework Help" on the home screen.

Homework Help is available during the school year Monday - Thursday 3:00PM - 9:00PM, and on Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00PM. Homework Help is not available on major holidays.

For more information on library programs please contact Whitney Berriman, Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 x3412 or via email, wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.
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