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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Winter Reading Program: All Ages Homeschool Meetup NEW! Snuggle With a Book 30 books in 30 days! February 3 to March 5, for children up to age 6.

ARLS challenges you to read 30 books to your child in 30 days! Beginning on February 3, visit our Winter Reading Program website at: http://www.arls.org/wrp to create an account using your library card number. Then, for the next 30 days, log each book you read to your child. You may log one at a time or all 30 at once. At the end of the program, you will be able to print a completion certificate, which will be your ticket to a special Story Time party at your local branch during the week of March 10 - 14. Children who participate will also get to choose a prize book! Can’t access the site? Please use the form below.

Books read from February 3 - March 5

Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. January 14 - Hopewell Library February 11 - Prince George Library

Children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and print awareness. Monday: Hopewell— 10:30 a.m.

Age:

Special offerings for families not able to attend during the day.

Seasonal crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic, Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries! 2nd Monday of the month, 4:30 p.m. January 13; February 10

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

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

Rohoic Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (no class on March 4) Hopewell Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m February 4 and 25 March 4

It takes more than luck to ace that exam! It takes more than luck to ace that exam

Call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to register.

Tweens & Teens

30 Books in 30 Days!

(Grades 6 to 12)

Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. Hopewell Library Meet Hopewell native and published author Lamar Giles! His newest book is a thrilling young adult offering entitled Fake I.D. Mr. Giles will autograph copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. There will be a door prize and refreshments.

Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings 1:00 p.m. at the Prince George Library on February 8 American Red Cross Youth Leadership/Preparedness meeting for teens 13-17. We will learn 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.

February 3 - March 7

Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children. Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5.

Children gain confidence 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.

Virginia Author Showcase: Lamar Giles, Hopewell Native

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

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Friday: Carson Library—10:30 a.m

January 16 - Dinwiddie Library February 13 - Dinwiddie Library

Please join us! No advanced registration is required.

February 13, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m

Thursday: Prince George— 10:30 a.m. and Disputanta 4:00 p.m, No class March 6

Evening Story Time

February selection (for both groups): The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

Canine Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library

Wednesday: Dinwiddie — 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

January selection (for both groups): The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Kids (Grades K to 5)

Tuesday: Hopewell— 7:00 p.m. (see schedule) and Rohoic— 7:00 p.m.

Dinwiddie Group:

Winter Reading Program 2014 Child’s Name:

Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casual program. Join us to make new friends and connections and discuss a classic book. All ages are welcome. Most of the books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels, from the original to abridged for younger readers. If you need assistance finding a copy of one of the titles, please contact your local branch.

JAN-FEB 2014

Friends of the Library Corner

If you have questions, please call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Christy.Carneal@redcross.org)

Homeschool Meet-up (See description in All Ages section)

Winter Reading Program 2014 February 3 to March 5, for children up to age 6.


ADULT PROGRAMS

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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

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.

February 20 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Hopewell Library Evening | Last Tuesday 6:30 p.m. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

February 25 The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker

Celebrating Black History Month! Hopewell February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

January 16

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.

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 jrowley@arls.org or by phone at (804) 458-6329 extension 2001.

January 16 Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly

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

OUR MISSION

of the library

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

January 21

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle

February 20 The Orphan Train by Christina Kline

Dinwiddie Library | Third Thursday 7:00 p.m. January 16 Longbourn by Jo Baker

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-

February 22, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

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 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: January 21 | Prince George

February 18 Rohoic

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March 18 Hopewell

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April 15 Prince George

Library Closings

All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System will be closed: January 1 | New Year’s Day February 17 | Presidents’ Day

January 20 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Dinwiddie Library is proud to host Ms. Gigi Amateau, as part of our Black History celebrations for February Ms. Amateau will be here to discuss her book, Come August, Come Freedom. This book envisions the life of the young rebel leader Gabriel, who led the slave revolution in Richmond in 1800. It is also the winner 2013 Library of Virginia People’s Choice Fiction Award. Come listen to an exciting account of this historic event!

Southside From the Heart

Poetry, Prose and Pizza

Join knitters and crocheters as they craft items for hospitals, nursing homes and shelters. Crafters of any age and skill level are welcome.

January 30, 6:00 p.m.

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. Dinwiddie 2nd & 4th Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Prince George 1st & 3rd Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Hopewell/PG Friends sponsor “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on a quarterly basis. The next event is scheduled for January 30 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring original poetry or 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.

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.

She will be performing as Rosa Parks. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. Her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Come and enjoy an amazing enactment!

Dinwiddie

BOARD of TRUSTEES

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 will host a Library Lovers’ Reception on Friday, February 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Library. The event provides an opportunity for old friends and new friends to browse new offerings from the book store while enjoying refreshments and a chance to win some door prizes.

The Hopewell Library welcomes Ms. Theresa G, a character performer as part of our celebrations for Black History Month.

February 20 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Mary Benjamin Dinwiddie

. . . . . . FR I E N D S

Prince George Library

Come share your original poetry or 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.


ADULT PROGRAMS

EXPL RE Volume 2 | Number 2

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

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.

February 20 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Hopewell Library Evening | Last Tuesday 6:30 p.m. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

February 25 The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker

Celebrating Black History Month! Hopewell February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

January 16

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.

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 jrowley@arls.org or by phone at (804) 458-6329 extension 2001.

January 16 Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly

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

OUR MISSION

of the library

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

January 21

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle

February 20 The Orphan Train by Christina Kline

Dinwiddie Library | Third Thursday 7:00 p.m. January 16 Longbourn by Jo Baker

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-

February 22, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

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 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: January 21 | Prince George

February 18 Rohoic

|

March 18 Hopewell

|

April 15 Prince George

Library Closings

All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System will be closed: January 1 | New Year’s Day February 17 | Presidents’ Day

January 20 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Dinwiddie Library is proud to host Ms. Gigi Amateau, as part of our Black History celebrations for February Ms. Amateau will be here to discuss her book, Come August, Come Freedom. This book envisions the life of the young rebel leader Gabriel, who led the slave revolution in Richmond in 1800. It is also the winner 2013 Library of Virginia People’s Choice Fiction Award. Come listen to an exciting account of this historic event!

Southside From the Heart

Poetry, Prose and Pizza

Join knitters and crocheters as they craft items for hospitals, nursing homes and shelters. Crafters of any age and skill level are welcome.

January 30, 6:00 p.m.

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. Dinwiddie 2nd & 4th Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Prince George 1st & 3rd Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Hopewell/PG Friends sponsor “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on a quarterly basis. The next event is scheduled for January 30 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring original poetry or 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.

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.

She will be performing as Rosa Parks. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. Her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Come and enjoy an amazing enactment!

Dinwiddie

BOARD of TRUSTEES

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 will host a Library Lovers’ Reception on Friday, February 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Library. The event provides an opportunity for old friends and new friends to browse new offerings from the book store while enjoying refreshments and a chance to win some door prizes.

The Hopewell Library welcomes Ms. Theresa G, a character performer as part of our celebrations for Black History Month.

February 20 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Mary Benjamin Dinwiddie

. . . . . . FR I E N D S

Prince George Library

Come share your original poetry or 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.


ADULT PROGRAMS

EXPL RE Volume 2 | Number 2

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

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.

February 20 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Hopewell Library Evening | Last Tuesday 6:30 p.m. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

February 25 The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillip Sendker

Celebrating Black History Month! Hopewell February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

January 16

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.

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 jrowley@arls.org or by phone at (804) 458-6329 extension 2001.

January 16 Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly

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

OUR MISSION

of the library

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

January 21

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle

February 20 The Orphan Train by Christina Kline

Dinwiddie Library | Third Thursday 7:00 p.m. January 16 Longbourn by Jo Baker

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-

February 22, 11:00-12:00 p.m.

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 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: January 21 | Prince George

February 18 Rohoic

|

March 18 Hopewell

|

April 15 Prince George

Library Closings

All branches of the Appomattox Regional Library System will be closed: January 1 | New Year’s Day February 17 | Presidents’ Day

January 20 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Dinwiddie Library is proud to host Ms. Gigi Amateau, as part of our Black History celebrations for February Ms. Amateau will be here to discuss her book, Come August, Come Freedom. This book envisions the life of the young rebel leader Gabriel, who led the slave revolution in Richmond in 1800. It is also the winner 2013 Library of Virginia People’s Choice Fiction Award. Come listen to an exciting account of this historic event!

Southside From the Heart

Poetry, Prose and Pizza

Join knitters and crocheters as they craft items for hospitals, nursing homes and shelters. Crafters of any age and skill level are welcome.

January 30, 6:00 p.m.

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. Dinwiddie 2nd & 4th Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Prince George 1st & 3rd Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Hopewell/PG Friends sponsor “Poetry, Prose, and Pizza” at the Prince George Library on a quarterly basis. The next event is scheduled for January 30 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring original poetry or 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.

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.

She will be performing as Rosa Parks. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. Her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Come and enjoy an amazing enactment!

Dinwiddie

BOARD of TRUSTEES

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 will host a Library Lovers’ Reception on Friday, February 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Library. The event provides an opportunity for old friends and new friends to browse new offerings from the book store while enjoying refreshments and a chance to win some door prizes.

The Hopewell Library welcomes Ms. Theresa G, a character performer as part of our celebrations for Black History Month.

February 20 The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Mary Benjamin Dinwiddie

. . . . . . FR I E N D S

Prince George Library

Come share your original poetry or 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.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

Winter Reading Program: All Ages Homeschool Meetup NEW! Snuggle With a Book 30 books in 30 days! February 3 to March 5, for children up to age 6.

ARLS challenges you to read 30 books to your child in 30 days! Beginning on February 3, visit our Winter Reading Program website at: http://www.arls.org/wrp to create an account using your library card number. Then, for the next 30 days, log each book you read to your child. You may log one at a time or all 30 at once. At the end of the program, you will be able to print a completion certificate, which will be your ticket to a special Story Time party at your local branch during the week of March 10 - 14. Children who participate will also get to choose a prize book! Can’t access the site? Please use the form below.

Books read from February 3 - March 5

Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. January 14 - Hopewell Library February 11 - Prince George Library

Children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and print awareness. Monday: Hopewell— 10:30 a.m.

Age:

Special offerings for families not able to attend during the day.

Seasonal crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic, Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries! 2nd Monday of the month, 4:30 p.m. January 13; February 10

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

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

Rohoic Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (no class on March 4) Hopewell Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m February 4 and 25 March 4

It takes more than luck to ace that exam! It takes more than luck to ace that exam

Call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to register.

Tweens & Teens

30 Books in 30 Days!

(Grades 6 to 12)

Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. Hopewell Library Meet Hopewell native and published author Lamar Giles! His newest book is a thrilling young adult offering entitled Fake I.D. Mr. Giles will autograph copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. There will be a door prize and refreshments.

Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings 1:00 p.m. at the Prince George Library on February 8 American Red Cross Youth Leadership/Preparedness meeting for teens 13-17. We will learn 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.

February 3 - March 7

Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children. Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5.

Children gain confidence 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.

Virginia Author Showcase: Lamar Giles, Hopewell Native

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

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Friday: Carson Library—10:30 a.m

January 16 - Dinwiddie Library February 13 - Dinwiddie Library

Please join us! No advanced registration is required.

February 13, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m

Thursday: Prince George— 10:30 a.m. and Disputanta 4:00 p.m, No class March 6

Evening Story Time

February selection (for both groups): The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

Canine Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library

Wednesday: Dinwiddie — 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

January selection (for both groups): The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Kids (Grades K to 5)

Tuesday: Hopewell— 7:00 p.m. (see schedule) and Rohoic— 7:00 p.m.

Dinwiddie Group:

Winter Reading Program 2014 Child’s Name:

Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casual program. Join us to make new friends and connections and discuss a classic book. All ages are welcome. Most of the books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels, from the original to abridged for younger readers. If you need assistance finding a copy of one of the titles, please contact your local branch.

JAN-FEB 2014

Friends of the Library Corner

If you have questions, please call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Christy.Carneal@redcross.org)

Homeschool Meet-up (See description in All Ages section)

Winter Reading Program 2014 February 3 to March 5, for children up to age 6.


YOUTH PROGRAMS

Winter Reading Program: All Ages Homeschool Meetup NEW! Snuggle With a Book 30 books in 30 days! February 3 to March 5, for children up to age 6.

ARLS challenges you to read 30 books to your child in 30 days! Beginning on February 3, visit our Winter Reading Program website at: http://www.arls.org/wrp to create an account using your library card number. Then, for the next 30 days, log each book you read to your child. You may log one at a time or all 30 at once. At the end of the program, you will be able to print a completion certificate, which will be your ticket to a special Story Time party at your local branch during the week of March 10 - 14. Children who participate will also get to choose a prize book! Can’t access the site? Please use the form below.

Books read from February 3 - March 5

Hopewell/Prince George Group: Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. January 14 - Hopewell Library February 11 - Prince George Library

Children and caregivers are introduced to six early literacy skills essential for learning to read including print motivation, narrative skills, phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and print awareness. Monday: Hopewell— 10:30 a.m.

Age:

Special offerings for families not able to attend during the day.

Seasonal crafts: At the Hopewell, Prince George, Carson, McKenney, Rohoic, Disputanta and Dinwiddie Libraries! 2nd Monday of the month, 4:30 p.m. January 13; February 10

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

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

Rohoic Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (no class on March 4) Hopewell Alternating Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m February 4 and 25 March 4

It takes more than luck to ace that exam! It takes more than luck to ace that exam

Call 804-458-6329 ext. 1005 to register.

Tweens & Teens

30 Books in 30 Days!

(Grades 6 to 12)

Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. Hopewell Library Meet Hopewell native and published author Lamar Giles! His newest book is a thrilling young adult offering entitled Fake I.D. Mr. Giles will autograph copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. There will be a door prize and refreshments.

Red Cross Youth Leadership Meetings 1:00 p.m. at the Prince George Library on February 8 American Red Cross Youth Leadership/Preparedness meeting for teens 13-17. We will learn 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.

February 3 - March 7

Story time programs aim to instill a love of reading by encouraging parents and other special adults to read aloud to children. Activities in story time promote brain and language development for children from birth to age 5.

Children gain confidence 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.

Virginia Author Showcase: Lamar Giles, Hopewell Native

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

EXPL RE Appomattox Regional Library System

Ask your librarian for access to

Testing & Education Reference Center Ask your librarian for access to

Testing & Education

V2 N2

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Friday: Carson Library—10:30 a.m

January 16 - Dinwiddie Library February 13 - Dinwiddie Library

Please join us! No advanced registration is required.

February 13, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m

Thursday: Prince George— 10:30 a.m. and Disputanta 4:00 p.m, No class March 6

Evening Story Time

February selection (for both groups): The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

Canine Book Buddies at the Hopewell Library

Wednesday: Dinwiddie — 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

January selection (for both groups): The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Kids (Grades K to 5)

Tuesday: Hopewell— 7:00 p.m. (see schedule) and Rohoic— 7:00 p.m.

Dinwiddie Group:

Winter Reading Program 2014 Child’s Name:

Homeschool families with children of all ages are invited to this casual program. Join us to make new friends and connections and discuss a classic book. All ages are welcome. Most of the books chosen are available in a variety of reading levels, from the original to abridged for younger readers. If you need assistance finding a copy of one of the titles, please contact your local branch.

JAN-FEB 2014

Friends of the Library Corner

If you have questions, please call or e-mail Christy (804-731-5682 or Christy.Carneal@redcross.org)

Homeschool Meet-up (See description in All Ages section)

Winter Reading Program 2014 February 3 to March 5, for children up to age 6.


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