Powhatan County Public Library


Join us Tuesday, November 28th at 11:00 AM for Take 2 Tuesday as we watch the 2017 drama about Warsaw zookeepers who rescue hundreds of Jews from the Nazis during the German occupation of Poland in World War II.

Light refreshments will be provided. November's movie is rated PG-13.


On Saturday, December 2nd at 10AM Max Forrest, Powhatan State Park Ranger, will discuss the history of the wreath and demonstrate how to craft a wreath using natural materials. Fresh-cut greens, grapevine wreath, wires, and ribbon will be supplied. Bring any decorating materials you like to personalize your wreath. Wear casual clothes and bring pruning shears and gloves. 

The workshop is currently full.


Students in grades 4- 8 and their families are invited to share in an evening under the stars! On Monday, December 4th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM participants will view planets through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomy Club, learn about space with The Science Museum of Virginia, discover the constellations through technology, explore library resources about space, and warm up with cookies and hot chocolate.

Students in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win a telescope!


In San Fransokyo, young prodigy Hiro Hamada and inflatable healthcare robot Baymax, join a band of fellow science enthusiasts in solving a mystery.

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.

December's movie is rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements.


PCPL invites you to join us each month for free bingo in the large conference room. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.


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:

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.  

Powhatan County Public Library and Powhatan Cooperative Extension are pleased to announce Maker Fest 2018, which will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at the library.  Mark your calendars now to be sure and save that date.

We are looking for volunteers to help at the festival.  No experience is necessary, just volunteers who have a desire to participate and be a “co-learner” in this fun filled day.

For more information, or to volunteer for the event, contact: Powhatan Extension Office, 598-5640 or email chowland@vt.edu or Powhatan County Public Library, 598-5670 or email cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net

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.

Please contact Fran McCreight, fmccreight@powhatanlibrary.net with questions regarding TACO. 

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.

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 Caroline Shoenthal, cshoenthal@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.

Zinio Magazines has changed! Zinio has merged with RBDigital to offer you your favorite magazines. You can now access your magazines through the RBDigital app.

The RBDigital app is compatible with Apple and Android devices, as well as Kindle Fire, and can be found in each device's appstore.

You can sign into RBDigital using the same email address and password used for Zinio.

The Zinio for Libraries app will still be available until October 23, 2017, after which you will be asked to change to RBDigital. All of your Zinio magazines will transfer over to RBDigital with you.


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.

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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.

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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