Cookies & Covers. 6pm. Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County. Eat cookies and talk about books, love ’em or hate ’em! Smart and tasty! For Middle School (11-14 years), High School (14-18 years). Free.
Preschool and Elementary Science. 6pm. Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County. Learn some fun ways to engage preschool and elementary children with science. Registration Required – call 804-290-9200. Free.
Paws to R.E.A.D.® 6pm-7pm. Clover Hill Library, Chesterfield County. Paws to R.E.A.D.® improves the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy dogs. Sign up for an individual 20-minute session where children read to therapy dogs in a quiet space. Parents can sit or wait nearby. For more information please call 804-318-8966. Free.
Read 2 Rover. 6pm-7pm. Chester Library, Chesterfield County. Read 2 Rover offers casual, drop-in times for kids to read aloud to therapy dogs providing comfort and motivation for early or struggling readers. No registration is required. For more information call 804-768-7941. Free.
Family Fun: Ninjago Night. 6:30pm. Tuckahoe Library, Henrico County. They will challenge young ninjas to sharpen their skills with games, crafts and ninjago fun. With an adult. Free.
Pajama Story Times. 6:30pm-7:15pm. Central Library, Chesterfield County. Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Story times help develop early literacy skills, which enable your child to be reading-ready for kindergarten. Free.
Pajama Story Times. 6:30pm-7:15pm. Clover Hill Library, Chesterfield County. Pajamas and a stuffed animal are options for early evening library fun. Story times help develop early literacy skills, which enable your child to be reading-ready for kindergarten. Free.
GRASP: College Financial Aid 102 – Hands-on Help. 7pm-8:30pm. Chester Library, Chesterfield County. The deadlines for applying for financial aid are coming up fast. A GRASP advisor will be available, at no charge, to help you complete the FAFSA form and other necessary documents in order to receive college financial aid. This program is recommended for high school students and their parents. Free.
Tuesday, January 28th
Family Storytime. 11:30am. Gayton Library, Henrico County. Doors close 5 minutes after storytime begins. Free.
Mother and Daughter Connections (Parents of Girls 11-15 yrs). Noon-1:30 pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Game On! 3pm-5pm. Meadowdale Library, Chesterfield County. Teens visit the library to play Wii games and hang out with friends! No registration is necessary – just stop by and join the fun. Gaming is made possible by the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library, who provide all Wii equipment and games. Free.
Read 2 Rover. 4:30pm-5:30pm. Central Library, Chesterfield County. Read 2 Rover offers casual, drop-in times for kids to read aloud to therapy dogs providing comfort and motivation for early or struggling readers. No registration is required. For more information call 804-768-7941. Free.
Chess Club. 5pm-7pm. Meadowdale Library, Chesterfield County. Learn to play chess or meet up with others who enjoy the game in a relaxed, stress-free environment. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Free.
Stavna Ballet – Snow White. 5pm. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Festive dance production of this well loved fairy tale. Fee.
Wednesday, January 29th
Twilight Tales. 7pm. Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County. Limited to 25 children. Doors close 5 minutes after storytime begins. Free.
Thursday, January 30th
Children’s Craft Time. 4pm. Hull Street Library. Make paper lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year! For preschoolers-elementary school children. Free.
Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour. 6pm-9pm. West End Assembly of God, 401 N Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23229. An event for moms with daughters ages 8-12. The event helps moms cultivate God-crazy daughters who embrace inner beauty, biblical modesty, and vibrant purity. Click here for more details. Fee.
The Negotiation Years (Parents of Children 5-11 yrs.). 6pm-8pm. Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting. Fee.
Family Time: Movie. 6:30pm. North Park Library, Henrico County. Can Kansas circus magician Oscar become a wizard in an enchanted land? Witches Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda are not convinced. For more information, call 290-9700. Free.
Friday, January 31st
Music, Movement, & More Storytime. 11:15am. Cochrane Rockville Branch Library. Free.
Inspire Your Heart with Art. 4pm. Richmond Main Library. Create your very own unique art to give to someone you love or just to lift your spirits. Ages 3 and up. Free.
Saturday, February 1st
Almost Groundhog Day! All Day. Twin Hickory Library. On Almost Groundhog Day, Twin Hickory Library will be celebrating that loveable burrowing rodent! Join us as we make way for SPRING and the styling weather prognostications of Punxsutawney Phil! Watch a screen a movie about this event starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliot, Stephen Tobolowsky. For all ages. Free.
Lego My Library. 10am-Noon. Ginter Park Library. Each month will have a different theme to help inspire participants, but you are welcome to build anything that you’d like. This activity is open to children ages 5 to 12. All legos are provided.
Family Storytime. 10:30am. Twin Hickory Library. Designed for working parents. Limited to 25 children. Doors close 5 minutes after storytime begins. For more information call 290-9200. Free.
Family Storytime. 10:30am. North Park Library. Designed for working parents. Limited to 25 children. Doors close 5 minutes after storytime begins. For more information call 290-9700. Free.
Teen Studio: Red, White and Blue Notes. 10:30am-11:30am. LaPrade Library. Rock, rap, hip hop and pop music all grew from one source – the Blues. Musician Cy Taggart of the River City Blues Society of Virginia traces the development of Blues in America, its African roots, and its influence on American popular music. Participants in this program must be 12-16 years old. Registration is required and begins Jan. 18. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-751-CCPL. Free.
Fanciful Folktales. 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Midlothian Library. From Cinderella’s ancient Egyptian ancestor and African creation stories, to the Three Billy Goats Gruff and Brer Rabbit, stories explain our world. Travel through time and around the globe with actor J. Ron Fleming in a performance that will delight young and old. Recommended for children 5-9 years old. Free.
Paws To R.E.A.D. 10:30am-12:30pm. Ginter Park Library. Do you love dogs? Read to Harvey, our resident Greyhound! Parents this is a wonderful program that allows children to read aloud, increase their self-esteem, and learn about the human-animal connection. Call and schedule a time to read to Harvey or to one of his canine buddies @ 646-1236. Free.
New Legacy Jazz Band Performances. 11am and 1pm. Children’s Museum Central. Part of CMoR’s showcase both traditional and modern African American music and dance through special performances and activities for Black History Month. Free with museum admission.
Elf on the Shelf Birthday Celebration. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Come to a super special shindig featuring a reading of The Elf on the Shelf – a Birthday Tradition, a visit from the Elf, stories, activities and more! Free.
Make and Take a Band and Bead Bracelet. AC Moore Stores. Noon-3pm. Bring your loom – they supply the bands and beads. Free.
Style Weekly’s Kidz Connection. Noon-3pm. Science Museum of Virginia. Enjoy live music, games and face painting as you explore camps, summer programs and kid services in Richmond. Event is free. Museum admission is normal price.
Fanciful Folktales. 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Midlothian Library. From Cinderella’s ancient Egyptian ancestor and African creation stories, to the Three Billy Goats Gruff and Brer Rabbit, stories explain our world. Travel through time and around the globe with actor J. Ron Fleming in a performance that will delight young and old. Recommended for children 5-9 years old.
Teen Books on Film. 2pm. North Park Library. Watch Francis Ford Coppola’s all-star film based on the classic S. E. Hinton teen bestseller about the tragic clash between “greasers” and “socs” in 1960s Oklahoma. For High School (14-18 years) and Middle School Students (11-14 years). For more information call 290-9700.
Snarky Puppy. 7:30pm. Alice Jepson Theatre, University of Richmond. Making “music to move the brain and booty,” Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. Visit the website for information on ticket prices. Fee.
Sunday, February 2nd
Open Studio Sundays. Noon-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs. Free.