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Appomattox Regional Library System

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Volume 2 | Number 1




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 Carson Depot Library | Third Thursday 6:00 p.m. Sep 19 The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour Oct 17

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Nov 21 The Cove by Ron Rash Dec 19 TBA

Prince George County Library | Second Tuesday 1:00 p.m. Sep 10

A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall

Oct 8

Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel

Nov 12

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Dec 10

None Hopewell Library Evening | Last Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

OUR MISSION 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.

BOARD of TRUSTEES Mary Benjamin Dinwiddie

Libbie Dragoo Hopewell

Doris Gallup Prince George

Pat Hale Prince George

Fran Halupka Hopewell

Martha Sykes Dinwiddie

Pamela Tuggle Prince George

Sharon Bonner Yates Dinwiddie

Sep 24

True Sisters by Sandra Dallas

Oct 29

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Nov 26 City of Women by David R. Gillham Dec 31


Hopewell Library Afternoon | Third Thursday 1:00 p.m. Sep 19

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Oct 17

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Nov 21

Love’s Winning Plays by Inman Majors

Dec 19

None Dinwiddie Library | Third Thursday 7:00 p.m. Sep 19

City of Women by David R. Gillham

Oct 17

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Nov 21

White Dog Fell From the Sky by Ellen Morse

Dec 19 None

* pending appointment for Hopewell

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.

Library Board Meetings The Appomattox Regional Library Board of Trustees meets at 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month as follows and alternates meeting places within the library system: September 17 | October 15 | December 3

Library Closings All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System will be closed: September 2 | Labor Day

November 28 & 29 | Thanksgiving

October 14 | Columbus Day

December 24 & 25 | Winter Holiday

November 11 | Veterans Day

ADULT U PROGRAMS OG S Hopewell Library An Evening with Stacy Hawkins Adams— Virginia Author Showcase October 12, 2:00-4:00 pm. | The Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library invite you to spend an evening with Ms. Stacy Hawkins Adams. Ms. Adams is an award-winning women’s fiction and nonfiction author, freelance columnist for the Richmond Times Dispatch and inspirational speaker. The event is free and the Friends would love for you to come listen to Ms. Adams speak about her new book, “Lead me Home” and let her inspire and empower you.

specialevents BURROWSVILE LIBRARY December 6, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Holiday Open House The library is pleased to join the Friends of Burrowsville School in welcoming the season with square dancing and a holiday craft. Donations for the Prince George Food Bank requested.

An Evening with Beth Brown – Virginia Author Showcase October 26, 2:00 – 3:00. | Beth Brown has authored several popular paranormal books based in Virginia. To celebrate the release of her new middle-grade novel “Underground”, Beth Brown presents this fun and interactive talk about unlikely heroes in books for young people and what makes them so appealing to adult readers. Attendees will join her in creating a one-of-a-kind story during the presentation by contributing one line each. The final story will be read at the conclusion of the talk. Come spend a fascinating evening with Beth Brown.

Timeless Memories: Commemorating the Personal Histories of World War II Veterans and their Families November 9, 10:00 – 12:00 am. | The Appomattox Regional Library System welcomes you to come honor our Hopewell area veterans on Veterans Day weekend, by listening to the personal histories of their service to our country. This event will be comprised of a panel of local World War II veterans who will be there to narrate their experiences. Audience participation is appreciated and we encourage everybody to come and share their stories and personal memorabilia.

Prince George County Library An Evening with Mary Theobald – Virginia Author Showcase October 17, 6:00-7:30 pm. | Ms. Theobald is an eminent historian, who has taught at VCU, worked for the Williamsburg Historical Foundation and is a prolific author of almost 200 articles and nine nonfiction books. She will be here to discuss her latest nonfiction book, “First House: Two Centuries with Virginia’s First Families.” Everybody is welcome to come spend the evening with Ms. Theobald and be captivated by this unique perspective of Virginia history.

Dinwiddie Library An Evening With Ellen Crosby – Virginia Author Showcase November 21, 7:00-8:30 pm. | The Appomattox Regional Library System welcomes Ms. Ellen Crosby to the Dinwiddie Library. Ms. Crosby is the author of the popular Wine Country Mystery Series. She will be here to discuss her first book in a new series called Multiple Exposure featuring photojournalist Sophie Medina. Come listen to Ms. Crosby speak about her book which incorporates political intrigue, art history, and espionage. We have a thrilling evening in store for you!

DINWIDDIE LIBRARY December 3, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Grand Illumination Join the Dinwiddie Historical Society and the Dinwiddie Library for a tree lighting, music and light refreshments. December 6, 2 - 6 p.m. Holiday Open House The Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie (FOLD) invite the public to enjoy refreshments and a children’s craft at the Dinwiddie Library.

DISPUTANTA LIBRARY December 5, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Holiday Open House Visit Disputanta Library for refreshments and a children’s craft.

MCKENNEY LIBRARY December 7, 1-3 p.m Holiday Open House Stop by the McKenney Library before the holiday parade for light refreshments.

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY LIBRARY November 7, 6 p.m. Poetry, Prose and Pizza Come share original writings or a selection from someone else. Or just come to listen and enjoy a slice of Luca Italian pizza as Nathan Richardson, emcee, maintains a family friendly and supportive atmosphere. December 7, 2 - 3 p.m. Holiday Open House Stop by the Prince George Library before the parade for a children’s craft.

YOUTH PROGRAMS PROGRA AMS Babies, Toddlers, & PreSchool (Birth to Pre-K)

Kids (Grades K to 5) Canine Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library October 10 and December 12 4:30 - 5:30 p.m

All are welcome and no advanced registration is required!

NEW! Babytime! Join us for these special classes for little ones up to age two. Story time aims to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children. Stories, rhymes, music and movement will help stimulate brain development and prepare kids for a lifelong excitement for books! Classes meet at 11:30 on these dates: Hopewell Library, Mondays: September 30, October 28, November 18, December 9 Prince George Library, Thursdays: September 19, October 3, November 7, December 5

Children gain conďŹ dence in reading by reading aloud to therapy 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. Sign up for a 15 minute reading slot from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Registration Required. Call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to register.

Cool Kids Club at Dinwiddie Library Join us September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13 at 4:30 p.m. for crafts, games, refreshments, book discussions and more at the Dinwiddie Library. Books selected for the group are intended for ages 10 and up.

Fall Story Time Series | September 9 - December 13

All Ages

Story time activities promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5. 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, letter knowledge, and print awareness.

Seasonal Crafts

During seasonal series, joins us at these ARLS locations:

Join us to make a fun craft with friends! Children under 8 should attend with an adult that can assist them.

Carson Library Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Hopewell Library Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Classes will not meet the following weeks: September 23 - 27 | November 11 - 15 | November 25 - 29

Evening Story Time A special offering for families not able to attend during the day. Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m starting on September 10th Meets the weeks of September 9th, September 30th, October 14th October 28th, November 18th, December 9th

At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic, Disputanta, and Dinwiddie Libraries! 3rd Monday of the month, 4:30 p.m. 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16

Friends of the Library Corner

Tweens &Teens (Grades 6 to 12) Cool Kids Club at Dinwiddie Library

Teen Volunteer Information Session Join us at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, October 5th at the Prince George Library for information on volunteer opportunities for teens. There will be an overview of volunteer guidelines as well as the various ways teens are able to help out at the library. Please contact Jan Rowley, the library’s Volunteer Services Coordinator, with questions: 804.458.6329 extension 2001 or

Join us September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13 at 4:30 p.m. for crafts, games, refreshments, book discussions and more at the McKenney Library. Books selected for the group are intended for ages 10 and up.

Manga Mondays! At the Hopewell Library Manga are Japanese comic books. Manga is often made into Japanese cartoons, or Anime. The art in Manga has a very unique look to it and is often referred to as “Manga Style.” Bring your friends, favorite manga, and ideas to our new club! Discuss what’s hot in the world of Manga, create your own art and comics, and treat yourself to refreshments with other otaku!

Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings American Red Cross Youth Leadership/Preparedness meeting for teens 13-17. We will learn about a leadership topic, discuss how to get involved as a Red Cross youth volunteer, as well as learn about steps to prepare yourselves, and your community, in the event of an emergency or disaster.

1st Mondays at 3:30 p.m. in the Octagon, starting 10/7.

Tuesday afternoon movies at the Hopewell Library 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Octagon at 3:30 p.m., starting in October. Movies rated PG or PG 13 and intended for a teen audience

September 14 at Hopewell Library | 1:00 p.m. October 5 at Prince George Library | 1:00 p.m. November 2 at Dinwiddie Libary | 1:00 p.m. If you have questions, please call or e-mail Christy Carneal (804-731-5682 or

. . . . . . FR I E N D S of the library

The Hopewell/Prince George Friends and the Friends of the Library, Dinwiddie 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 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. 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. The Hopewell/PG Friends sponsor “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on a quarterly basis. The next event is scheduled for November 7 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring original poetry or prose or a selection from a favorite poet to share. 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. And don’t forget 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. and friendly volunteers will help you find an amazing read. Proceeds from the bookstore and the ongoing sales at libraries like Dinwiddie, Rohoic, Carson, and McKenney help support programming for adults and children throughout the Appomattox Regional Library System.


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