Powhatan County Public Library

Upcoming Programs & Events


Powhatan County Public Library will show free movies in the large conference room from 11 am to 1:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The series will run through May 2017. All from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie's rating. Some material may be inappropriate for children.

In January, please join us for a special Take 2 Tuesday special event! On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11 AM & 6 PM PCPL will offer two showings of Just Eat It, a special documentary on food waste. This special movie event is co-sponsored with Powhatan United Methodist Church.

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking. We’re offering 2 showings of this award-winning documentary to give you plenty of food for thought.

This film is not rated. Film run time is 75 minutes. Discussion to follow. For more information, please contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or email Whitney Berriman at wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.


2017 Mini Maker Fest

The Powhatan County Public Library and the Powhatan Extension Office are pleased to announce the return of its annual Mini-Maker Festival, which will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm at the library.  Mark your calendars now to be sure and save that date.  We are now recruiting volunteers for the festival.  No experience is necessary, just volunteers who have a desire to participate and be a “co-learner” in this fun filled day.

The family friendly festival will be focusing on “STEAM” activities – science, engineering, arts, technology, and math.  Ages 4-104 are welcome to attend and make awesome projects through hands-on opportunities.  We will be bringing together local innovators and hobbyists who will both demonstrate and assist participants in creative adventures.

All activities are FREE. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your talents and inventions.  Join in the fun on Saturday, February 25, at the Powhatan County Public Library, 2270 Mann Road, located in Fighting Creek Park.  For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact the Powhatan Extension Office 598-5640 or the library at 598-5670. 

PCPL Morning Book Discussion Group

Each month, we’ll select a topic.  You read a fiction or non-fiction book of your choice on the topic and then join us for coffee & conversation in the library. For February, we are gearing up for a cozy discussion of favorite mysteries and thrillers.
Join us on Friday, February 3rd at 10 AM for coffee & conversation in the Library.  
New members are always welcome
Meets the 1st Friday of each month at 10 AM 
Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, April 7, & May 5

Family Movie Matinee

Join us for a fun family movie on the big screen!  
1st Saturday of each month at 10 AM
Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, & May 6


Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at a new time, 11:00 AM 
Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, & May 8

Cookies & Coloring

Studies have shown that coloring helps to alleviate stress and cookies — well, why not?  
Join us for cookies & coloring on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4 PM.  For ages 12-99.
Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, & May 18

PCPL Senior Social Hour

Join us in January as we kick off a new program for Powhatan senior citizens!  Enjoy hot coffee and good conversation as we provide the setting for exploring topics that are of interest to you.  To get the ball rolling, we’ll offer a variety of games and snacks.
3rd Friday of each month at Noon
Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21, & May 19

Take 2 Tuesdays

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 11 AM to enjoy a good movie on the big screen.  
Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, & May 23

Book a Librarian ServiceTech Doggo

Schedule a one-hour appointment with a librarian to assist you with dedicated technology 
assistance.  Service will start in January of 2017, but you can book your appointment now by calling the library at 804-598-5670 or by filling out this online request form.


2017bingoflyer_smPowhatan County Public Library is pleased to announce the return of our popular free bingo social. 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 the following Mondays: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, & May 8, 2017.

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! For more information, please call 598-5670.

January 9th April 10th
February 13th May 8th
March 13th in the large conference room

Mother Goose on the Loose

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 highly structured and is planned in 10-week sessions. About 90% of the material is repeated from one week to the next to provide the consistency and repetition babies crave.  If caregivers plan on older siblings attending they may want to bring a doll or stuffed animal to act as the child’s “baby” during the program.

Mondays at 10:30 starting September 12, 2016.

​Junior Maker Hour

Attention all future engineers, architects, and LEGO® enthusiasts!

Come join us every 2nd Saturday at 11am for our Junior Maker Hour.

August 13th, November 12th 2016, January 14th, March 11th 2017.

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Powhatan Handcraft Group

Every Tuesday from 3-5PM in the Large Meeting Room beginning October 6, 2015.
Whether you enjoy knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, beading, rug hooking, punch needle or cross stitch, embroidery, check out the weekly meeting at the Powhatan County Public Library.

Handcrafters of all ages and experience levels welcome.

Free to all ages. No registration.
Please bring your project in progress.

For more information contact Marianne Hill at 598-5670 or mhill@powhatanlibrary.net

Literati Homework Help

What is Homework Help? Homework Help is live teachers waiting to assist students in 3rd - 12th grade with Math, Science, Writing and SAT Prep. It is accessible after school in the library or at home with a library card. Just login to Literati and look for the words "Homework Help" on the home screen.

When is it available? Homework Help is available during the school year on Mondays - Thursdays from 3:00PM - 9:00PM, and on Saturdays from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. Unfortunately, Homework Help is not available on major holidays.

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