Powhatan County Public Library

Idea Lab: Adventures in STEAM Education

idealab1_sm Kids ages 9+ are invited to join us for our new Thursday Idea Lab program! These workshops will offer a fun, safe, engaging educational environment to learn, explore and build self-confidence while getting creative!

Each day provides unique activities that encourage science, technology, engineering, art and mathematical skills. Morning and afternoon workshops will be held on both dates, 10:00am-12noon or 3:15-5:15pm.  

November 3: Rockets

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November 10: Wind & Motion

Campers develop moving designs to determine what affects the movement, speed and trajectory of their technological creations!

Explore maker activities incorporating STEM education! 

Fee: $10 per person. Please register at the Powhatan Extension Office 
3910 Old Buckingham Road 
Powhatan, VA 23139

Take 2 Tuesdays:  Mid-morning Movies for Seniors

Tuesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, & Nov. 22 at 11 AM

Senior Movie Flyer
The 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 November 2016.  While the target audience is senior citizens, all from the community are welcome to attend; however, please note each movie's rating.  Some may be inappropriate for children.

Join us Tuesday, October 25th at 11 AM for a film adaptation from the bestselling novel by JoJo Moyes.  It is a story about the unexpected relationship that blossoms between a contented small town Englishwoman and the wealthy, paralyzed Londoner who hires her as his caretaker. The October movie is rated PG-13.  Some material may not be suitable for children.

For more information, please contact the Powhatan Public Library at 804-598-5670 or email Whitney Berriman at wberriman@powhatanlibrary.net.

Senior Social BINGO

Fall 2016 BINGO Schedule
The Powhatan County Public Library is pleased to announce the return of its highly popular series of bingo games for seniors.  Sponsored by the Powhatan Friends of the Library, everyone is invited to play bingo for free in the large conference room at the library.  We will be playing from 11:30 am to 1 pm, on September 12nd, October 17th, November 14th, and December 12th. There will be light refreshments and coffee served, but feel free to bring your own lunch. Come socialize with the seniors, win prizes and enjoy a good time at the library. 

 September 12  November 14
 October 17  December 12

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

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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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