November Highlights!

Looking for something to do this month? Here’s a list of a few of the things going on at your library!

You can always take a look at our calendar of events for full list of all the events, storytimes, book discussions and classes.

Vote for Your Favorite Book

Tuesday-Tuesday, November 1-8, All Day
Dumbarton Area Library

Visit the library and vote for your favorite book. All ballots will be entered into a drawing for three $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards (children, teens and adults). Voting results and the lucky winners will be announced November 9 at 5:00 pm. Sponsored by the Dumbarton Friends of the Library.

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:00 PM
Twin Hickory Area Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we are hosting a coffee hour for local writers. Come to meet, chat, or hang out and scribble your masterpiece. Open to all writers of all ages, published or not!

AARP Driver Safety – Registration required
Thursday-Friday, November 3&4, 9:00 – 1 PM
Sandston Branch Library

Brush up on your driving skills with this 2-day class. Must attend both days. The cost is $12.00 for AARP members, $14.00 for non-AARP members. The course is open to all ages.

Pocahontas and Henricus
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 PM
Tuckahoe Area Library

Staff from Henricus Historical Park will present a look at the short but influential life of Pocahontas as a resident of the Citie of Henricus, including her conversion to Christianity and marriage to John Rolfe. Sponsored by Tuckahoe Friends.

Get Technology Smart with Teen Tutors: Scones and Skype – Registration required
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM
North Park Branch Library and Dumbarton Area Library

Teens host a presentation about Skype, free video software that helps family and friends keep in touch using the computer. Refreshments.

American Girl Party
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 PM
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center

Join the Fairfield Public Library staff and Arnette Adkins of the Chickahominy Tribe. Make a Native American keepsake to take home, and learn the story of American Girl doll Kaya–the only Native American in this popular children’s series.

History Kids – Indians
Monday, November 7, 3:30 PM
Tuckahoe Area Library

Thirty-five students, K-3, are invited to join staff from Henricus Historical Park in a hands-on celebration of the PowhatanIndians. Ticket required. Pick one up at the Children’s Desk before the program. Sponsored by the Tuckahoe Friends.

Friends at the Table Cooking Demonstration
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 PM
Twin Hickory Area Library

Chef and cooking instructor Debi Shawcross will prepare a sampling of recipes from her new cookbook, Friends at the Table: the Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook.

Celebrating National American Teddy Bear Day
Monday, November 14, 3:30 PM
Glen Allen Branch Library

Bring your Teddy Bear to celebrate the day with a film, stories and a craft.

ESL Conversation Cafe
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 PM, Tuckahoe Area Library
Tuesday, November 22, 7:00 PM, Dumbarton Area Library

Join us for an opportunity to practice speaking English in an informal setting!

Cary Grant Film Festival
Wednesday, November 16 & 23, 6:30 PM
Varina Branch Library

Newspaper editor, Cary Grant, and his star reporter, Rosalind Russell, in a classic romantic comedy (Columbia, Not Rated, 92 min.) and a classic elegant thriller with Audrey Hepburn are featured. (Universal, Not Rated, 113 min)

Family Fun
Thursday, November 17, 6:30 PM
North Park Branch Library

Guess who must prove that he is “smarter than the average bear” in Jellystone Park? Come view the natural beauty of the great outdoors along with Boo Boo and his picnic basket-stealing friend.

The Powhatan Tribes – Past & Present
Saturday, November 19, 2:30 PM
Tuckahoe Area Library

Wayne Adkins, Second Assistant Chief of the Chickahominy tribe, will discuss the Powhatan Tribes with emphasis on those who resided in the area that became Henrico, including the first contact with the English in 1607. Modern Virginia tribes will also be discussed. Sponsored by the Tuckahoe Friends of the Library.

Thanksgiving & Christmas Around the House
Saturday, November 19, 3:00 PM
Dumbarton Area Library

Join Lu Cavallaro as she covers traditions, advent wreaths and basic arrangements with evergreens and flowers! Sponsored by the Dumbarton Friends of the Library.

Pizza & Pages for Teens
Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 PM
Fairfield Area Library

We’ll be watching and discussing the 2010 Zac Efron movie based on Ben Sherwood’s book The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. Free pizza!

eBook Clinics
Monday, November 21, 2pm-4pm @ Sandston
Tuesday, November 22, 2pm-4pm @ Glen Allen
Monday, November 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Varina
Tuesday, November 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Dumbarton
Wednesday, November 30, 2pm-4pm @ North Park

Just in time for the holidays! Curious about eBooks and eReaders? Bring your questions. We will help answer them at these informal eBook clinics.