Powhatan County Public Library


Sustainable & Self-Reliant Workshop Series

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

The Friends of he Library Book Sale begins April 27th through the 29th in the large meeting room during library open hours. More details and pricing can be found on our book sale page.


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

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, May 5th at 12:00PM for a chat about your favorite books on gardening – fiction or non-fiction.  New members are always welcome!

Join us on Saturday, May 6th at 10 AM for our final family movie matinee of the season. We learn that storks have moved from delivering babies to delivering packages. After getting out of the baby delivery business, they now work as couriers for an Internet merchant. However, when there’s a mix-up and an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork and his human friend must team up to fix the error by delivering the precious baby girl to her expectant family. The May movie is rated PG. Refreshments provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

On May 22nd, join us on a journey of physical and spiritual healing as a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Disgraced former surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a powerful sorcerer under the tutelage of a mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). The May movie is rated PG-13.

On Tuesday, May 23, join us for a movie starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant that proves truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. In this biopic nominated for 2 Academy Awards, a wealthy New York heiress dreams of being a concert pianist playing at Carnegie Hall. When a childhood injury forces her to set aside that dream, she sets out to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the support of her husband and a talented musician, she works hard to make her unlikely dream come true. The May film is rated PG-13.

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.


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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