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YOUTH PROGRAMS All Ages

Summer Reading Events for all ages!

Kids (Grades K to 5)

Events are for Summer Reading participants only, please!

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014 Kids and teens are invited to design a poster promoting library card sign up month (September) 2014. Why do you love your library?

Tampa Taiko: Japanese Drumming

See All Ages section or the library website for complete information

July 10th at 11:00 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse, adjacent

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest

to the Dinwiddie Library

Splash into Summer Reading 2014!

will be chosen in each of the three following age categories:

Virginia Living Museum presents Totally Turtles!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Prince George Library - 1:00 | Hopewell Library - 3:30

will receive a bag of library goodies and a Books-a-million Gift Card!

Turtles are reptiles that live on the land and in water. Spend time

For a copy of the contest rules, please visit your local branch or visit

with these turtles and find out what their life is really like.

the library’s website.

Carson Caboose Open House

Homeschool Meetup

August 22, 2:00-4:00 Adjacent to the Carson Depot Library

Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casu-

ARLS will host an open house at our historic N&W caboose.

al program discussing classic books. The books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels. If you need assistance finding a copy of a title, please contact your local branch.

An interactive program that covers the history of taiko, the music

Highlights include train stories and simple crafts. Rain or shine.

of Japan, drumming performance, and drum making with recycled materials. Come and get hands-on experience playing these drums!

Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford

June 17 - Hopewell Library

July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library Hear the story of the ill-fated liner and her connections to the

Dinwiddie Group:

Hopewell/Prince George/Dinwiddie area.

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

Thunder Eagle Wildlife: Birds of Prey

June 19 - Dinwiddie Library The June title for both groups is The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. There will be no meetings in July and August.

July 17 - Hopewell Library - 3:00 July 25 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse,

Seasonal Crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic,

attend with an adult that can assist them.

Read at least one book per week during the month of July. Visit the library each week for a prize book! At the end of July, turn in your completed form for a tote bag and a chance

dogs! Join Clever Canines’ handlers and therapy dogs for a fun way to practice reading skills. The program is for students in grades 2-4. Registration is required, so call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to sign up for a 15 minute reading slot.

At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary,

Tweens & Teens

Monday: Hopewell - 10:30 a.m., Disputanta - 10:30 a.m.

(Grades 6 to 12)

Tuesday: Hopewell - 7:00 p.m. (see schedule)

See All Ages section or the library website for complete information

of Virginia’s largest and smallest common owls.

So You Wanna be a Writer? Splash into Summer Reading 2014!

NEW! Story Time is now being offered in 5 branch locations, as well as the headquarters library in Hopewell.

Children gain confidence in reading by reading aloud to therapy

July 25 - McKenney Library - 3:00

rehabilitators. It includes presentations on glove

Join us to make a fun craft with friends! Children under 8 should

Summer Story Time: June 16 - August 15

June 12 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

letter knowledge, and print awareness.

in Virginia presented by certified wildlife

June 16 | July 21 | August 18 (all at 4:30 p.m.)

Babies, Toddlers, & PreSchool (Birth to Pre-K)

Read to a Dog! Clever Canines’ Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library

adjacent to the Dinwiddie Library - 1:00

This is an amazing program about owls

Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries!

See the Summer Reading section for form.

Homeschool Meet-up

July 30

Posters will be on display in branches during September. Winners

Interactive Presentation featuring renowned local authors Gigi Amateau & Lamar July 26 - 3:00 Hopewell Library Join Young Adult authors Gigi Amateau

Rohoic - 7:00 p.m (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Wednesday: Dinwiddie - 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Prince George - 10:30 a.m. Friday: Carson - 10:30 a.m.

Evening Story Time A special offering for families not able to attend during the day. Rohoic - Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Hopewell - Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m: June 24, July 8, July 22

(Claiming Georgia Tate, Come August Come Freedom) and Lamar

V2 N4

June-July 2014

and design a fun, colorful poster promoting your library! A winner Up to age 6 | Ages 7-12 | Ages 13-18

Appomattox Regional Library System

about these events.

Why do you think everyone should have a library card? Be creative

to win a Galaxy Note Tablet!

JUN-AUG 2014

Friends of the Library Corner

NEW! Story Time at the Market!

Giles (Fake I.D.) for a

A fun, all ages Story Time held on June Saturdays at the Prince

workshop which will

George farmer’s market, adjacent to the Prince George Library!

include discussion and fun writing exercises!

June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30

about these events.

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014

Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library

So You Wanna be a Writer? July 26th - Hopewell Library - 2:00

Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings 1:00 p.m. June 14 - Hopewell Library | July 12 - Prince George Library August 9 - Dinwiddie Library Teens 13-17 will learn about leadership, how to become a Red Cross youth volunteer and emergency preparedness. Call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Christy.Carneal@redcross.org) with any questions you may have.

Complete the ARLS 2014 Summer Reading Program for a chance to win a new tablet!

READING PROGRAMS

EXPL RE

2014 Birth to Pre-K Read-to-me Program

Volume 2 | Number 4

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LOCATIONS HEADQUARTERS, Hopewell 804-458-6329 209 E. Cawson Street Hopewell, VA 23860

Burrowsville 757-866-0659 18701 James River Drive Disputanta, VA 23842

Carson Depot 434-246-2900 16101 Halligan Park Road Carson, VA 23830

Disputanta 804-991-2403 10010 County Drive Disputanta, VA 23842

Dinwiddie 804-469-9450 14103 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie, VA 23841

McKenney 804-478-4866 20707 First Street McKenney, VA 23872

Prince George 804-458-6329 x3700 6605 Courts Drive Prince George, VA 23875

Rohoic 804-732-4119 7301 Boydton Plank Road Petersburg, VA 23803

bookgroups June 19................Big Girl Panties by Stefanie Evanovich July 17................ My Lucky Life by Dick Van Dyke

Hopewell Library Evening | Last Wednesday 6:30 p.m. June 25............ As I lay Dying by William Faulkner July 30.............. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

BOARD of TRUSTEES

You could win the Grand Prize: a new tablet!

July 17.............. Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt

Kids and teens: Read one book per week, stop by the library each week to pick up a prize book! Adults: Stop by the library each time you read a book to fill out an entry form for our weekly drawing!

August 21........ As I lay Dying by William Faulkner

Dinwiddie Library | Third Thursday 7:00 p.m. June 19............. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Everyone who completes at least four books in four weeks can return their form at the end of the summer to be entered in our Grand Prize drawing!

July 17.............. In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim

Mary Benjamin Dinwiddie

Libbie Dragoo Hopewell

Doris Gallup Prince George

Pat Hale Prince George

Fran Halupka Hopewell

Jacqueline Shepperson Hopewell

Martha Sykes Dinwiddie

Pamela Tuggle Prince George

Sharon Bonner Yates Dinwiddie

CONTENT AND ENDORSEMENT: The content of ARLS publications, classes, and events does not necessarily reflect the views held by the Library, nor does mention of companies or organizations imply endorsement.

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE STATEMENT: By attending ARLS, or ARLS co-sponsored classes or events, at any location, the attendee agrees that: ARLS shall have the unrestricted right and license to use his or her image, likeness, name, voice, comment, or other proprietary or public rights, and that of any minor accompanying attendee, in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, video, audio sound, audiovisual, and/ or other recording taken in connection with the class, event, or other transmission, distribution, public performance, or reproduction, in whole or in part, of the class or event for all purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, without compensation. ARLS is the exclusive owner of all copyrights, and other proprietary rights. The rights granted herein to ARLS are assignable.

http://www.facebook.com/appomattox-

Complete and return this form at the end of the summer to pick up your tote bag and be entered in our Grand Prize drawing to win a Nabi 2 tablet!

August 21........ Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Name: Library card #:

Introducing Book Group to Go! Want to start your own Book Group? It’s easy! Check out one of our Book Group Kits and gather friends! Each kit contains 10 copies of the title, a discussion guide, book and author background, and other goodies to make your book discussion successful. Titles currently available: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, Maus by Art Spiegelman, Good to Great by Jim Collins, and Street Dreams by K’wan.

Library Board Meetings

Phone number: Please check one:

Child

2:00 pm Rohoic

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June 17 3:30 pm Hopewell

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July 15 2:00 pm Prince George

Library Closings All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System will be closed: May 26/Memorial Day | June 17/Closing at 5:00 p.m | July 4/Independence Day

Adult

E-mail address: Want to get e-mail updates from the library about programs, services, and more? Yes! No Week 1 (July 7-12) title:

The Appomattox Regional Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month and alternates meeting places within the library system. May 20

Teen

Week 2 (July 14-19) title:

Week 3 (July 21-26) title:

Week 4 (July 28-31) title:

Come Splash into the ARLS Adult Summer Reading Program! Read one book a week (turn in your slips by Thursday of that week) to be entered in a weekly drawing for the prize of two tickets to a show at the new Beacon Theatre! We will have four weeks of drawings for tickets. Then turn in your completed registration form at the end of the summer reading program for a free water bottle and be entered for a grand prize drawing of an iPad Mini!

July 24, 6:00 p.m.

Poetry, Prose and Pizza Come share your original poetry, prose or a selection from another writer. Or just come to enjoy a slice of Luca Italian pizza and a drink while you listen to other poets and writers. Nathan Richardson, emcee, maintains a family friendly and supportive atmosphere for all ages. Nathan is a published poet and speaker from Virginia’s Tidewater area.

June 30, 2014 – July 26, 2014

Child’s Name:

Summer “Art Walk” Art Exhibit

Southside From the Heart

Library card # (circle: child or caregiver):

Take a self-guided tour of ARLS and take in three seasonal exhibits of local art. In Hopewell, slip in for Patricia Mumford’s “Cooling Waters.” At the Prince George Library, visit Rebecca Rose’s “Home Life,” and at Dinwiddie Library take in Laci Brockwell’s “Local Color.” These exhibits run concurrently.

Join our knitters and crocheters as they create items for local hospitals, nursing homes and shelters. wCrafters of all ages and skill levels are welcome

August 4, 2014 – August 29, 2014

♥ Dinwiddie 2nd & 4th Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Parents and caregivers! Want to get e-mail updates from the library about programs, services, and more? Yes! No E-mail address:

June 19............. Local Souls by Allen Gurganus

The Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) will provide services and programs to the communities it serves through support of life-long learning, general information, and the exchange of ideas with effective use of traditional library resources and emerging technology.

Enter the ARLS Summer Reading Program!

August 21 ........ Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Hopewell Library Afternoon | Third Thursday 1:00 p.m.

OUR MISSION

Read 30 books with your child during the month of July. Stop by the library when you’ve read 10, 20, and 30 books to select a prize book of your choice!

Carson Depot Library | Third Thursday 6:00 p.m.

August 27........ Longbourn by Jo Baker

ADULT PROGRAMS

Books read from July 1-30, 2014

♥ Hopewell 1st & 3rd Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

♥ Carson 1st & 3rd Monday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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The Board of the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie, meets at the Dinwiddie Library at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of February, May, (general meeting), August and November. The Board of the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library meets on the first Thursday of January, March, June and September at 6:30 p.m. General membership meetings are usually scheduled in April and October.

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The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie (FOLD) invites all to a presentation by Gary Robertson, portraying Mark Twain, at the historic Dinwiddie Courthouse on Monday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m.

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The Hopewell/PG Friends sponsor “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on a quarterly basis. The next event is scheduled for July 24 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring original poetry, prose or a selection from a favorite poet. Nathan Richardson emcees this event in a family friendly atmosphere so come by, sign up to read, and enjoy a piece of pizza from co-sponsor, Luca Italian Restaurant, while discovering the talents of your neighbors.

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by the library when you’ve read 10, 20, and 30 books to select * Stop a prize book of your choice!

Finale Art Exhibit “Harvest” Last chance: visit your library branch to see featured pieces from the exhibits above. Exhibit pieces will go on the road to different library locations.

George ♥ Prince 1st & 3rd Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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F R I E N D S of the library The Hopewell/Prince and Dinwiddie Friends of the Library, invite you to join them as “Fun and Friend Raisers” for your local libraries. Share your love of books and reading. Join the Friends of the Library today! For more information, stop by your local branch or contact Jan Rowley by email at jrowley@arls.org or by phone at (804) 458-6329 extension 2001. Membership fees are $10 per year or $50 for a lifetime membership in the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie. Basic membership fees for the Hopewell/PG Friends of the Library are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family, and $100 for a life membership.

Be sure to visit The Reader’s Friend Book Store at the Hopewell Library to find gently used books, cds and dvds. The Book Store is open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie will host a special sale at the McKenney Library from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, in conjunction with the Bank of McKenney Annual Block Party. Proceeds from special sales, the book store, and ongoing book sales at libraries like Dinwiddie, Rohoic, Carson and McKenney help support programming for adults and children throughout the Appomattox Regional Library System.

READING PROGRAMS

EXPL RE

2014 Birth to Pre-K Read-to-me Program

Volume 2 | Number 4

www.arls.org •

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LOCATIONS HEADQUARTERS, Hopewell 804-458-6329 209 E. Cawson Street Hopewell, VA 23860

Burrowsville 757-866-0659 18701 James River Drive Disputanta, VA 23842

Carson Depot 434-246-2900 16101 Halligan Park Road Carson, VA 23830

Disputanta 804-991-2403 10010 County Drive Disputanta, VA 23842

Dinwiddie 804-469-9450 14103 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie, VA 23841

McKenney 804-478-4866 20707 First Street McKenney, VA 23872

Prince George 804-458-6329 x3700 6605 Courts Drive Prince George, VA 23875

Rohoic 804-732-4119 7301 Boydton Plank Road Petersburg, VA 23803

bookgroups June 19................Big Girl Panties by Stefanie Evanovich July 17................ My Lucky Life by Dick Van Dyke

Hopewell Library Evening | Last Wednesday 6:30 p.m. June 25............ As I lay Dying by William Faulkner July 30.............. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

BOARD of TRUSTEES

You could win the Grand Prize: a new tablet!

July 17.............. Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt

Kids and teens: Read one book per week, stop by the library each week to pick up a prize book! Adults: Stop by the library each time you read a book to fill out an entry form for our weekly drawing!

August 21........ As I lay Dying by William Faulkner

Dinwiddie Library | Third Thursday 7:00 p.m. June 19............. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Everyone who completes at least four books in four weeks can return their form at the end of the summer to be entered in our Grand Prize drawing!

July 17.............. In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim

Mary Benjamin Dinwiddie

Libbie Dragoo Hopewell

Doris Gallup Prince George

Pat Hale Prince George

Fran Halupka Hopewell

Jacqueline Shepperson Hopewell

Martha Sykes Dinwiddie

Pamela Tuggle Prince George

Sharon Bonner Yates Dinwiddie

CONTENT AND ENDORSEMENT: The content of ARLS publications, classes, and events does not necessarily reflect the views held by the Library, nor does mention of companies or organizations imply endorsement.

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE STATEMENT: By attending ARLS, or ARLS co-sponsored classes or events, at any location, the attendee agrees that: ARLS shall have the unrestricted right and license to use his or her image, likeness, name, voice, comment, or other proprietary or public rights, and that of any minor accompanying attendee, in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, video, audio sound, audiovisual, and/ or other recording taken in connection with the class, event, or other transmission, distribution, public performance, or reproduction, in whole or in part, of the class or event for all purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, without compensation. ARLS is the exclusive owner of all copyrights, and other proprietary rights. The rights granted herein to ARLS are assignable.

http://www.facebook.com/appomattox-

Complete and return this form at the end of the summer to pick up your tote bag and be entered in our Grand Prize drawing to win a Nabi 2 tablet!

August 21........ Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Name: Library card #:

Introducing Book Group to Go! Want to start your own Book Group? It’s easy! Check out one of our Book Group Kits and gather friends! Each kit contains 10 copies of the title, a discussion guide, book and author background, and other goodies to make your book discussion successful. Titles currently available: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, Maus by Art Spiegelman, Good to Great by Jim Collins, and Street Dreams by K’wan.

Library Board Meetings

Phone number: Please check one:

Child

2:00 pm Rohoic

|

June 17 3:30 pm Hopewell

|

July 15 2:00 pm Prince George

Library Closings All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System will be closed: May 26/Memorial Day | June 17/Closing at 5:00 p.m | July 4/Independence Day

Adult

E-mail address: Want to get e-mail updates from the library about programs, services, and more? Yes! No Week 1 (July 7-12) title:

The Appomattox Regional Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month and alternates meeting places within the library system. May 20

Teen

Week 2 (July 14-19) title:

Week 3 (July 21-26) title:

Week 4 (July 28-31) title:

Come Splash into the ARLS Adult Summer Reading Program! Read one book a week (turn in your slips by Thursday of that week) to be entered in a weekly drawing for the prize of two tickets to a show at the new Beacon Theatre! We will have four weeks of drawings for tickets. Then turn in your completed registration form at the end of the summer reading program for a free water bottle and be entered for a grand prize drawing of an iPad Mini!

July 24, 6:00 p.m.

Poetry, Prose and Pizza Come share your original poetry, prose or a selection from another writer. Or just come to enjoy a slice of Luca Italian pizza and a drink while you listen to other poets and writers. Nathan Richardson, emcee, maintains a family friendly and supportive atmosphere for all ages. Nathan is a published poet and speaker from Virginia’s Tidewater area.

June 30, 2014 – July 26, 2014

Child’s Name:

Summer “Art Walk” Art Exhibit

Southside From the Heart

Library card # (circle: child or caregiver):

Take a self-guided tour of ARLS and take in three seasonal exhibits of local art. In Hopewell, slip in for Patricia Mumford’s “Cooling Waters.” At the Prince George Library, visit Rebecca Rose’s “Home Life,” and at Dinwiddie Library take in Laci Brockwell’s “Local Color.” These exhibits run concurrently.

Join our knitters and crocheters as they create items for local hospitals, nursing homes and shelters. wCrafters of all ages and skill levels are welcome

August 4, 2014 – August 29, 2014

♥ Dinwiddie 2nd & 4th Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Parents and caregivers! Want to get e-mail updates from the library about programs, services, and more? Yes! No E-mail address:

June 19............. Local Souls by Allen Gurganus

The Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) will provide services and programs to the communities it serves through support of life-long learning, general information, and the exchange of ideas with effective use of traditional library resources and emerging technology.

Enter the ARLS Summer Reading Program!

August 21 ........ Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Hopewell Library Afternoon | Third Thursday 1:00 p.m.

OUR MISSION

Read 30 books with your child during the month of July. Stop by the library when you’ve read 10, 20, and 30 books to select a prize book of your choice!

Carson Depot Library | Third Thursday 6:00 p.m.

August 27........ Longbourn by Jo Baker

ADULT PROGRAMS

Books read from July 1-30, 2014

♥ Hopewell 1st & 3rd Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

♥ Carson 1st & 3rd Monday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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The Board of the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie, meets at the Dinwiddie Library at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of February, May, (general meeting), August and November. The Board of the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library meets on the first Thursday of January, March, June and September at 6:30 p.m. General membership meetings are usually scheduled in April and October.

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The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie (FOLD) invites all to a presentation by Gary Robertson, portraying Mark Twain, at the historic Dinwiddie Courthouse on Monday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m.

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The Hopewell/PG Friends sponsor “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on a quarterly basis. The next event is scheduled for July 24 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring original poetry, prose or a selection from a favorite poet. Nathan Richardson emcees this event in a family friendly atmosphere so come by, sign up to read, and enjoy a piece of pizza from co-sponsor, Luca Italian Restaurant, while discovering the talents of your neighbors.

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by the library when you’ve read 10, 20, and 30 books to select * Stop a prize book of your choice!

Finale Art Exhibit “Harvest” Last chance: visit your library branch to see featured pieces from the exhibits above. Exhibit pieces will go on the road to different library locations.

George ♥ Prince 1st & 3rd Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

. .. . . .

F R I E N D S of the library The Hopewell/Prince and Dinwiddie Friends of the Library, invite you to join them as “Fun and Friend Raisers” for your local libraries. Share your love of books and reading. Join the Friends of the Library today! For more information, stop by your local branch or contact Jan Rowley by email at jrowley@arls.org or by phone at (804) 458-6329 extension 2001. Membership fees are $10 per year or $50 for a lifetime membership in the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie. Basic membership fees for the Hopewell/PG Friends of the Library are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family, and $100 for a life membership.

Be sure to visit The Reader’s Friend Book Store at the Hopewell Library to find gently used books, cds and dvds. The Book Store is open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie will host a special sale at the McKenney Library from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, in conjunction with the Bank of McKenney Annual Block Party. Proceeds from special sales, the book store, and ongoing book sales at libraries like Dinwiddie, Rohoic, Carson and McKenney help support programming for adults and children throughout the Appomattox Regional Library System.

READING PROGRAMS

EXPL RE

2014 Birth to Pre-K Read-to-me Program

Volume 2 | Number 4

www.arls.org •

••

LOCATIONS HEADQUARTERS, Hopewell 804-458-6329 209 E. Cawson Street Hopewell, VA 23860

Burrowsville 757-866-0659 18701 James River Drive Disputanta, VA 23842

Carson Depot 434-246-2900 16101 Halligan Park Road Carson, VA 23830

Disputanta 804-991-2403 10010 County Drive Disputanta, VA 23842

Dinwiddie 804-469-9450 14103 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie, VA 23841

McKenney 804-478-4866 20707 First Street McKenney, VA 23872

Prince George 804-458-6329 x3700 6605 Courts Drive Prince George, VA 23875

Rohoic 804-732-4119 7301 Boydton Plank Road Petersburg, VA 23803

bookgroups June 19................Big Girl Panties by Stefanie Evanovich July 17................ My Lucky Life by Dick Van Dyke

Hopewell Library Evening | Last Wednesday 6:30 p.m. June 25............ As I lay Dying by William Faulkner July 30.............. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

BOARD of TRUSTEES

You could win the Grand Prize: a new tablet!

July 17.............. Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt

Kids and teens: Read one book per week, stop by the library each week to pick up a prize book! Adults: Stop by the library each time you read a book to fill out an entry form for our weekly drawing!

August 21........ As I lay Dying by William Faulkner

Dinwiddie Library | Third Thursday 7:00 p.m. June 19............. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Everyone who completes at least four books in four weeks can return their form at the end of the summer to be entered in our Grand Prize drawing!

July 17.............. In the Neighborhood by Peter Lovenheim

Mary Benjamin Dinwiddie

Libbie Dragoo Hopewell

Doris Gallup Prince George

Pat Hale Prince George

Fran Halupka Hopewell

Jacqueline Shepperson Hopewell

Martha Sykes Dinwiddie

Pamela Tuggle Prince George

Sharon Bonner Yates Dinwiddie

CONTENT AND ENDORSEMENT: The content of ARLS publications, classes, and events does not necessarily reflect the views held by the Library, nor does mention of companies or organizations imply endorsement.

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE STATEMENT: By attending ARLS, or ARLS co-sponsored classes or events, at any location, the attendee agrees that: ARLS shall have the unrestricted right and license to use his or her image, likeness, name, voice, comment, or other proprietary or public rights, and that of any minor accompanying attendee, in any broadcast, telecast, photograph, video, audio sound, audiovisual, and/ or other recording taken in connection with the class, event, or other transmission, distribution, public performance, or reproduction, in whole or in part, of the class or event for all purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, without compensation. ARLS is the exclusive owner of all copyrights, and other proprietary rights. The rights granted herein to ARLS are assignable.

http://www.facebook.com/appomattox-

Complete and return this form at the end of the summer to pick up your tote bag and be entered in our Grand Prize drawing to win a Nabi 2 tablet!

August 21........ Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Name: Library card #:

Introducing Book Group to Go! Want to start your own Book Group? It’s easy! Check out one of our Book Group Kits and gather friends! Each kit contains 10 copies of the title, a discussion guide, book and author background, and other goodies to make your book discussion successful. Titles currently available: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, Maus by Art Spiegelman, Good to Great by Jim Collins, and Street Dreams by K’wan.

Library Board Meetings

Phone number: Please check one:

Child

2:00 pm Rohoic

|

June 17 3:30 pm Hopewell

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July 15 2:00 pm Prince George

Library Closings All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System will be closed: May 26/Memorial Day | June 17/Closing at 5:00 p.m | July 4/Independence Day

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The Appomattox Regional Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month and alternates meeting places within the library system. May 20

Teen

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Week 3 (July 21-26) title:

Week 4 (July 28-31) title:

Come Splash into the ARLS Adult Summer Reading Program! Read one book a week (turn in your slips by Thursday of that week) to be entered in a weekly drawing for the prize of two tickets to a show at the new Beacon Theatre! We will have four weeks of drawings for tickets. Then turn in your completed registration form at the end of the summer reading program for a free water bottle and be entered for a grand prize drawing of an iPad Mini!

July 24, 6:00 p.m.

Poetry, Prose and Pizza Come share your original poetry, prose or a selection from another writer. Or just come to enjoy a slice of Luca Italian pizza and a drink while you listen to other poets and writers. Nathan Richardson, emcee, maintains a family friendly and supportive atmosphere for all ages. Nathan is a published poet and speaker from Virginia’s Tidewater area.

June 30, 2014 – July 26, 2014

Child’s Name:

Summer “Art Walk” Art Exhibit

Southside From the Heart

Library card # (circle: child or caregiver):

Take a self-guided tour of ARLS and take in three seasonal exhibits of local art. In Hopewell, slip in for Patricia Mumford’s “Cooling Waters.” At the Prince George Library, visit Rebecca Rose’s “Home Life,” and at Dinwiddie Library take in Laci Brockwell’s “Local Color.” These exhibits run concurrently.

Join our knitters and crocheters as they create items for local hospitals, nursing homes and shelters. wCrafters of all ages and skill levels are welcome

August 4, 2014 – August 29, 2014

♥ Dinwiddie 2nd & 4th Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Parents and caregivers! Want to get e-mail updates from the library about programs, services, and more? Yes! No E-mail address:

June 19............. Local Souls by Allen Gurganus

The Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) will provide services and programs to the communities it serves through support of life-long learning, general information, and the exchange of ideas with effective use of traditional library resources and emerging technology.

Enter the ARLS Summer Reading Program!

August 21 ........ Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Hopewell Library Afternoon | Third Thursday 1:00 p.m.

OUR MISSION

Read 30 books with your child during the month of July. Stop by the library when you’ve read 10, 20, and 30 books to select a prize book of your choice!

Carson Depot Library | Third Thursday 6:00 p.m.

August 27........ Longbourn by Jo Baker

ADULT PROGRAMS

Books read from July 1-30, 2014

♥ Hopewell 1st & 3rd Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

♥ Carson 1st & 3rd Monday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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The Board of the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie, meets at the Dinwiddie Library at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of February, May, (general meeting), August and November. The Board of the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library meets on the first Thursday of January, March, June and September at 6:30 p.m. General membership meetings are usually scheduled in April and October.

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The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie (FOLD) invites all to a presentation by Gary Robertson, portraying Mark Twain, at the historic Dinwiddie Courthouse on Monday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m.

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The Hopewell/PG Friends sponsor “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on a quarterly basis. The next event is scheduled for July 24 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring original poetry, prose or a selection from a favorite poet. Nathan Richardson emcees this event in a family friendly atmosphere so come by, sign up to read, and enjoy a piece of pizza from co-sponsor, Luca Italian Restaurant, while discovering the talents of your neighbors.

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by the library when you’ve read 10, 20, and 30 books to select * Stop a prize book of your choice!

Finale Art Exhibit “Harvest” Last chance: visit your library branch to see featured pieces from the exhibits above. Exhibit pieces will go on the road to different library locations.

George ♥ Prince 1st & 3rd Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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F R I E N D S of the library The Hopewell/Prince and Dinwiddie Friends of the Library, invite you to join them as “Fun and Friend Raisers” for your local libraries. Share your love of books and reading. Join the Friends of the Library today! For more information, stop by your local branch or contact Jan Rowley by email at jrowley@arls.org or by phone at (804) 458-6329 extension 2001. Membership fees are $10 per year or $50 for a lifetime membership in the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie. Basic membership fees for the Hopewell/PG Friends of the Library are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family, and $100 for a life membership.

Be sure to visit The Reader’s Friend Book Store at the Hopewell Library to find gently used books, cds and dvds. The Book Store is open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie will host a special sale at the McKenney Library from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, in conjunction with the Bank of McKenney Annual Block Party. Proceeds from special sales, the book store, and ongoing book sales at libraries like Dinwiddie, Rohoic, Carson and McKenney help support programming for adults and children throughout the Appomattox Regional Library System.

YOUTH PROGRAMS All Ages

Summer Reading Events for all ages!

Kids (Grades K to 5)

Events are for Summer Reading participants only, please!

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014 Kids and teens are invited to design a poster promoting library card sign up month (September) 2014. Why do you love your library?

Tampa Taiko: Japanese Drumming

See All Ages section or the library website for complete information

July 10th at 11:00 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse, adjacent

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest

to the Dinwiddie Library

Splash into Summer Reading 2014!

will be chosen in each of the three following age categories:

Virginia Living Museum presents Totally Turtles!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Prince George Library - 1:00 | Hopewell Library - 3:30

will receive a bag of library goodies and a Books-a-million Gift Card!

Turtles are reptiles that live on the land and in water. Spend time

For a copy of the contest rules, please visit your local branch or visit

with these turtles and find out what their life is really like.

the library’s website.

Carson Caboose Open House

Homeschool Meetup

August 22, 2:00-4:00 Adjacent to the Carson Depot Library

Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casu-

ARLS will host an open house at our historic N&W caboose.

al program discussing classic books. The books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels. If you need assistance finding a copy of a title, please contact your local branch.

An interactive program that covers the history of taiko, the music

Highlights include train stories and simple crafts. Rain or shine.

of Japan, drumming performance, and drum making with recycled materials. Come and get hands-on experience playing these drums!

Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford

June 17 - Hopewell Library

July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library Hear the story of the ill-fated liner and her connections to the

Dinwiddie Group:

Hopewell/Prince George/Dinwiddie area.

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

Thunder Eagle Wildlife: Birds of Prey

June 19 - Dinwiddie Library The June title for both groups is The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. There will be no meetings in July and August.

July 17 - Hopewell Library - 3:00 July 25 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse,

Seasonal Crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic,

attend with an adult that can assist them.

Read at least one book per week during the month of July. Visit the library each week for a prize book! At the end of July, turn in your completed form for a tote bag and a chance

dogs! Join Clever Canines’ handlers and therapy dogs for a fun way to practice reading skills. The program is for students in grades 2-4. Registration is required, so call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to sign up for a 15 minute reading slot.

At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary,

Tweens & Teens

Monday: Hopewell - 10:30 a.m., Disputanta - 10:30 a.m.

(Grades 6 to 12)

Tuesday: Hopewell - 7:00 p.m. (see schedule)

See All Ages section or the library website for complete information

of Virginia’s largest and smallest common owls.

So You Wanna be a Writer? Splash into Summer Reading 2014!

NEW! Story Time is now being offered in 5 branch locations, as well as the headquarters library in Hopewell.

Children gain confidence in reading by reading aloud to therapy

July 25 - McKenney Library - 3:00

rehabilitators. It includes presentations on glove

Join us to make a fun craft with friends! Children under 8 should

Summer Story Time: June 16 - August 15

June 12 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

letter knowledge, and print awareness.

in Virginia presented by certified wildlife

June 16 | July 21 | August 18 (all at 4:30 p.m.)

Babies, Toddlers, & PreSchool (Birth to Pre-K)

Read to a Dog! Clever Canines’ Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library

adjacent to the Dinwiddie Library - 1:00

This is an amazing program about owls

Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries!

See the Summer Reading section for form.

Homeschool Meet-up

July 30

Posters will be on display in branches during September. Winners

Interactive Presentation featuring renowned local authors Gigi Amateau & Lamar July 26 - 3:00 Hopewell Library Join Young Adult authors Gigi Amateau

Rohoic - 7:00 p.m (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Wednesday: Dinwiddie - 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Prince George - 10:30 a.m. Friday: Carson - 10:30 a.m.

Evening Story Time A special offering for families not able to attend during the day. Rohoic - Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Hopewell - Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m: June 24, July 8, July 22

(Claiming Georgia Tate, Come August Come Freedom) and Lamar

V2 N4

June-July 2014

and design a fun, colorful poster promoting your library! A winner Up to age 6 | Ages 7-12 | Ages 13-18

Appomattox Regional Library System

about these events.

Why do you think everyone should have a library card? Be creative

to win a Galaxy Note Tablet!

JUN-AUG 2014

Friends of the Library Corner

NEW! Story Time at the Market!

Giles (Fake I.D.) for a

A fun, all ages Story Time held on June Saturdays at the Prince

workshop which will

George farmer’s market, adjacent to the Prince George Library!

include discussion and fun writing exercises!

June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30

about these events.

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014

Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library

So You Wanna be a Writer? July 26th - Hopewell Library - 2:00

Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings 1:00 p.m. June 14 - Hopewell Library | July 12 - Prince George Library August 9 - Dinwiddie Library Teens 13-17 will learn about leadership, how to become a Red Cross youth volunteer and emergency preparedness. Call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Christy.Carneal@redcross.org) with any questions you may have.

Complete the ARLS 2014 Summer Reading Program for a chance to win a new tablet!

YOUTH PROGRAMS All Ages

Summer Reading Events for all ages!

Kids (Grades K to 5)

Events are for Summer Reading participants only, please!

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014 Kids and teens are invited to design a poster promoting library card sign up month (September) 2014. Why do you love your library?

Tampa Taiko: Japanese Drumming

See All Ages section or the library website for complete information

July 10th at 11:00 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse, adjacent

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest

to the Dinwiddie Library

Splash into Summer Reading 2014!

will be chosen in each of the three following age categories:

Virginia Living Museum presents Totally Turtles!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Prince George Library - 1:00 | Hopewell Library - 3:30

will receive a bag of library goodies and a Books-a-million Gift Card!

Turtles are reptiles that live on the land and in water. Spend time

For a copy of the contest rules, please visit your local branch or visit

with these turtles and find out what their life is really like.

the library’s website.

Carson Caboose Open House

Homeschool Meetup

August 22, 2:00-4:00 Adjacent to the Carson Depot Library

Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casu-

ARLS will host an open house at our historic N&W caboose.

al program discussing classic books. The books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels. If you need assistance finding a copy of a title, please contact your local branch.

An interactive program that covers the history of taiko, the music

Highlights include train stories and simple crafts. Rain or shine.

of Japan, drumming performance, and drum making with recycled materials. Come and get hands-on experience playing these drums!

Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford

June 17 - Hopewell Library

July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library Hear the story of the ill-fated liner and her connections to the

Dinwiddie Group:

Hopewell/Prince George/Dinwiddie area.

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

Thunder Eagle Wildlife: Birds of Prey

June 19 - Dinwiddie Library The June title for both groups is The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. There will be no meetings in July and August.

July 17 - Hopewell Library - 3:00 July 25 - Dinwiddie Historic Courthouse,

Seasonal Crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic,

attend with an adult that can assist them.

Read at least one book per week during the month of July. Visit the library each week for a prize book! At the end of July, turn in your completed form for a tote bag and a chance

dogs! Join Clever Canines’ handlers and therapy dogs for a fun way to practice reading skills. The program is for students in grades 2-4. Registration is required, so call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to sign up for a 15 minute reading slot.

At story time, children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills that are essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary,

Tweens & Teens

Monday: Hopewell - 10:30 a.m., Disputanta - 10:30 a.m.

(Grades 6 to 12)

Tuesday: Hopewell - 7:00 p.m. (see schedule)

See All Ages section or the library website for complete information

of Virginia’s largest and smallest common owls.

So You Wanna be a Writer? Splash into Summer Reading 2014!

NEW! Story Time is now being offered in 5 branch locations, as well as the headquarters library in Hopewell.

Children gain confidence in reading by reading aloud to therapy

July 25 - McKenney Library - 3:00

rehabilitators. It includes presentations on glove

Join us to make a fun craft with friends! Children under 8 should

Summer Story Time: June 16 - August 15

June 12 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

letter knowledge, and print awareness.

in Virginia presented by certified wildlife

June 16 | July 21 | August 18 (all at 4:30 p.m.)

Babies, Toddlers, & PreSchool (Birth to Pre-K)

Read to a Dog! Clever Canines’ Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library

adjacent to the Dinwiddie Library - 1:00

This is an amazing program about owls

Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries!

See the Summer Reading section for form.

Homeschool Meet-up

July 30

Posters will be on display in branches during September. Winners

Interactive Presentation featuring renowned local authors Gigi Amateau & Lamar July 26 - 3:00 Hopewell Library Join Young Adult authors Gigi Amateau

Rohoic - 7:00 p.m (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Wednesday: Dinwiddie - 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Prince George - 10:30 a.m. Friday: Carson - 10:30 a.m.

Evening Story Time A special offering for families not able to attend during the day. Rohoic - Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (no Rohoic Story Time on June 17) Hopewell - Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m: June 24, July 8, July 22

(Claiming Georgia Tate, Come August Come Freedom) and Lamar

V2 N4

June-July 2014

and design a fun, colorful poster promoting your library! A winner Up to age 6 | Ages 7-12 | Ages 13-18

Appomattox Regional Library System

about these events.

Why do you think everyone should have a library card? Be creative

to win a Galaxy Note Tablet!

JUN-AUG 2014

Friends of the Library Corner

NEW! Story Time at the Market!

Giles (Fake I.D.) for a

A fun, all ages Story Time held on June Saturdays at the Prince

workshop which will

George farmer’s market, adjacent to the Prince George Library!

include discussion and fun writing exercises!

June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:30

about these events.

Library Card Sign-Up Month Poster Contest June-July 2014

Dive into the Titanic with Jeanie Langford July 15 at 3:00 - Hopewell Library

So You Wanna be a Writer? July 26th - Hopewell Library - 2:00

Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings 1:00 p.m. June 14 - Hopewell Library | July 12 - Prince George Library August 9 - Dinwiddie Library Teens 13-17 will learn about leadership, how to become a Red Cross youth volunteer and emergency preparedness. Call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Christy.Carneal@redcross.org) with any questions you may have.

Complete the ARLS 2014 Summer Reading Program for a chance to win a new tablet!


Arls explore summer 2014