Powhatan County Public Library


If you attended our 2018 Makerfest, please take a moment of your time to fill out this survey. We'd love to hear your thoughts about the event!

Are you artistic or crafty?  Have you ever wondered how to repurpose old books?  Register to show off your creativity at our Altered Books Workshop!  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 13-99.  Registration is required and space is limited. To register, please call the library or complete the form online at:  http://tinyurl.com/alteredbooksworkshop

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

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. Winter/spring 2018 meeting dates are January 16, 30, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 17, May 1, 15, 29, and June 5.

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

On the third Wednesday of each month, PCPL will offer an inclusive program for adults with special needs and their caregivers.  Each hour-long program will offer something different! Caregivers must remain with attendees during each program.

Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month to enjoy a good movie. All from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie’s rating.  Some material may be inappropriate for children. Our next movie will be on March 27th at 11AM.

Inspired by a true friendship, our March film stars Eddie Murphy in the title role of Mr. Henry Church, who arrives at the home of 10 year old Charlotte “Charlie" Brody and her mother Marie in 1965 Los Angeles. Mr. Church has been hired by Marie’s recently deceased lover to cook and care for the household. Marie is battling breast cancer and Henry’s time with the family extends from months into years. He becomes a father figure to young Charlie and nurtures her love of literature which has a lasting impact on her life.

March's film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements. Run time is 104 minutes.

Bingo is sponsored by the Powhatan Friends of the Library and everyone is welcome to play. The game starts at 11AM on April 9th 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! 

When a playful octopus named Deep gets his undersea fish colony in trouble, the tribe's stern leader orders him to go find help. Joined by his splashy BF's, Deep takes an epic, colorful journey through submerged cities and sunken ships, where they meet outrageous creatures that help the trio on their way. April's film is rated PG for some mild rude humor and action/peril.

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.


Mini-Maker Studio is a new creative arts program for the winter and spring months at the Powhatan County Public Library.  Join us Saturday mornings January 20, March 17, April 21 and May 19 from 10:30AM - 12:00PM as we explore creative art forms using a variety of materials including wood, fabric, natural materials and clay.

January 20
Clothespin friends
March 17
Book character puppets
April 21
Fairy Gardens
May 12
Clay exploration

Ages 5-12 are welcome. These programs are free and registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or email Caroline Shoenthal at cshoenthal@powhatanlibrary.net

storytime_bannerFamily 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. 

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 County Public Library at 804-598-5670 x3412 or via email, wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.
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