Powhatan County Public Library


Every other Thursday at 6:00 PM

Click here to register for the 2017 Summer Reading Program.

July 6  Build a Better World with Mad Science @ PCPL
 Learn about what makes our planet great and how we can care for it! 

July 20  Paint-a-thon-art mural @ Powhatan High School
Try your hand at designing a group mural to decorate our schools and the library!

August 3  Build-a-thon @ PCPL
Hear what it takes to design a building from an architect! Try building one of your own!


2:00PM at the Powhatan Library

Hear a story about a famous artist and then make a related art project!
July 10, July 17, July 24


2:00PM at the Powhatan Library (unless otherwise noted)

July 11    Painting with science (ages 4+)
July 18    VA Wildlife Shadow Puppet Workshops with Barefoot Puppets  11:30 or 1:00 (ages 8+)


Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

July 11-12 Creepy/Crawly/Slimy
July 18-19 Celebrations and Cake!
July 25-26 Summer! 

Each storytime will conclude with a sensory exploration craft. Please come dressed for fun!

Contact Caroline Shoenthal, cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net with questions regarding children’s programs. 


Powhatan County Public Library is offering a Teen Summer Reading Program in conjunction with this year’s summer reading theme, “Reading by Design.” The program, which kicks off June 8th and runs through August 31st, offers teen-friendly events all summer long. Teens may pick up a summer reading flyer at the front desk and complete a “reading bingo sheet” to earn chances for three themed prize bundles featuring “pop culture,” “retro photography” and “future librarians.”


A teen-led book discussion club for ages 12-18 will be held at the library at 2:00 PM on the following Thursdays: July 20, August 3 and August 17. Our kickoff discussion will focus on Anne of Green Gables. Future book titles will be chosen as a group.


On Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 PM, join us to learn about the ancient practice of the mehndi art and then sit for your own temporary henna tattoo.  Teens who want to receive a henna tattoo must have an adult sign a release form at our front desk prior to the program.   Space is limited, so register early! 

Remember to stop by to visit us at the Powhatan Farmers Market @4PM-7PM on the first Thursday of the month at West Chester Commons. 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!


 This is not your usual book club! Here’s how it works: each month, PCPL librarians will select a topic. If you want to join us, read a fiction or non-fiction book of your choice on the topic and then join us for coffee & conversation in the library.

Join the PCPL Book Discussion Group on Friday, August 4th at 12:00PM for a chat about books. The meeting's theme is Reader's Choice, so read what you want and come prepared to talk about it. New members are always welcome!

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.


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.

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.

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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Stop by the library and fill out a card application. Then explore the 54,000 titles we have to offer, in book, audio or video formats. If we don't have what you want, we can usually get it.

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Bring the kids for fun-filled story times and sign up early for our summer reading program.

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