Powhatan County Public Library

Family Movie Matinee
Lunch Bunch Book Group
Cookies and Coloring
Senior Social
Teen Movie Make and Take
Take 2 Tuesday
Sustainable and Self Reliant Workshop Series

Sustainable & Self-Reliant Workshop Series

If you plan to attend, please register online at http://tinyurl.com/PowhatanWorkshops.


2017 “My Powhatan” Photo Contest – Win a $50 Visa Gift Card

Entry forms are available here, or at the library's circulation desk.

Powhatan County Public Library is excited to announce the annual photo contest, My Powhatan, to promote National Library Week, April 9-15th.

  • Entrants must be 20 years old or younger
  • A maximum of two submissions per person
  • A completed entry form must be submitted
  • Prints must be 8x10 inch in size and ready for mounting
  • Photos should be appropriate for public viewing
  • Traditional shots, digital manipulation, filters, and digital collage are eligible
Submit a completed entry form (including an 8x10 photo in a format suitable for framing) to the PCPL Circulation Desk by 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  By submitting your photo, you grant the Powhatan County Public Library permission to exhibit and reproduce the photograph for promotional purposes.

The winning picture will be framed by Complete Picture Framing & Art in Powhatan and permanent display at the library. The winning photographer will also receive a $50 Visa gift card, a fabulous Friends of the Library book bag and the chance to fill the tote with free books.


Join us on Saturday, April 1st at 10 AM as we travel back in time to ancient Polynesia. When a terrible curse incurred by the demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right. The April movie is rated PG. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


The workshop series will be held on the first Monday of each month at 4:00 PM at Powhatan County Public Library. 

April is Financial Literacy Month. On April 3, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Jane Henderson will present “Budgeting and Understanding Credit”, the second workshop in our series.

May is the perfect time to learn how to preserve all of the wonderful summer fruits and vegetables from your garden or the local farmers’ market. Our series will wrap on May 1 with a presentation by Ms. Henderson on “Home Canning and Food Preservation” so you can prepare to home-can and preserve all summer long!

If you plan to attend, please register online at http://tinyurl.com/PowhatanWorkshops.


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.

April is nearly here and spring is in the air!  Join the PCPL Book Discussion Group on Friday, April 7th at 10 AM for a chat about your favorite books on gardening – fiction or non-fiction.  New members are always welcome!


Teens are invited to join us as we watch a movie, make a craft, & enjoy pizza with friends!

On March 27th at 6:00 PM, we’re heading out on an exciting voyage with Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise crew as they explore the furthest reaches of uncharted space. Kirk and his crew are marooned on a remote planet after the Enterprise is attacked by a ruthless dictator named Krall. The March movie is rated PG-13.


On Tuesday, March 28, join us for the major motion picture based on the #1 New York Times Bestseller & USA Today 2015 Book of the Year. From the Paula Hawkins novel, it’s the story of a recent divorcée who fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes on her commuter train ride. She becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband and his new family. The March film is rated R. Some material may be inappropriate for children.

Cookies & Coloring

Join us for cookies & coloring on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4 PM.  For ages 12-99.
Mar. 16, Apr. 20, & May 18

PCPL Senior Social Hour

Enjoy hot coffee and good conversation as we provide the setting for exploring topics that are of interest to you.
3rd Friday of each month at Noon
Mar. 17, Apr. 21, & May 19

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.

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 April 10th and May 8th 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! 


Attention all future engineers, architects, and LEGO® enthusiasts! Join us May 13th at 11 AM for our Junior Maker Hour.

Junior Maker Hour will break for the summer. Please check back for the autumn dates.

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Mother 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.

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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