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MakerSpace Open Hours

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Central Library
The new makerspace in Central Library has open hours each week. No appointment is necessary to visit during these times - anyone can drop in to work on projects and explore the space.
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Why We Need Diverse Books with Lamar Giles

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photo of presenter Lamar Giles
Meadowdale Library
Meadowdale Meeting Room
Renowned author Lamar Giles talks about the importance of diversity in literature and the power of personal stories. Giles will discuss why seeing representations of all people is an essential element to literature’s survival.

A book sale and signing will follow the program. Registration is required and begins Friday, Jan. 24.  For more information or to register, call (804) 751-CCPL (2275) or visit library.chesterfield.gov.

Members of the Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library will get priority seating and may register to attend a pre-event reception and book signing (separate registration for the reception is required and is done here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-reception-with-lamar-giles-tickets-91147575853).

Chesterfield County and Virginia State University celebrate Black History Month with programs that illustrate the African-American experience.



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Curtis Elementary Movie Day: Wonder

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Chester Library
Chester Combined Room A & B
Calling all kids from Curtis Elementary School! You've read the book, now come watch the movie Wonder. Movie start times are 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 2:45 p.m. Wonder is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 53 minutes.
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Mad Science: Fire and Ice

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LaPrade Library
LaPrade Combined Room A & B
Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science "burp" potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and state of matter. Grades K-6. 
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Paws to R.E.A.D.

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Midlothian Library

Paws to R.E.A.D.® improves the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy dogs. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

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Paws to R.E.A.D.

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Midlothian Library

Paws to R.E.A.D.® improves the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy dogs. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

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Plant-able Paper Making

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clover Hill Library
Clover Hill Meeting Room
Grow flowers at home by planting paper! Join Rockwood Nature Center to create your own paper design from pulp, color and flower seeds. Make a unique art project that you can take home and plant for a beautiful spring surprise! Ages 7-12. Registration begins Feb. 8. 
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Paws to R.E.A.D.

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Midlothian Library

Paws to R.E.A.D.® improves the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy dogs. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

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Paws to R.E.A.D.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Midlothian Library

Paws to R.E.A.D.® improves the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy dogs. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

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Paws to R.E.A.D.

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Midlothian Library

Paws to R.E.A.D.® improves the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy dogs. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

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Racial Segregation: Then and Now

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bon Air Library
Bon Air Combined Room A & B
Learn how two Virginia lawyers worked to help Thurgood Marshall bring down the Jim Crow system. This lecture will give you a peek into the personal lives of these attorneys and the struggles they endured during the trial and after their work was done. 

Chesterfield County and Virginia State University celebrate Black History Month with programs that illustrate the African-American experience.

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Research @Library of Virginia

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Central Library
Ride the CCPL shuttle to the Library of Virginia (LVA) to gain access to a wide variety of resources for your genealogical research. Registration begins two weeks before each session.
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Early Literacy Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Midlothian Library
Midlothian Meeting Room

Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child.

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Early Literacy Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LaPrade Library
Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child. Ages 2-5.

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Mother Goose Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
North Courthouse Road Library
North Courthouse Road Meeting Room
Learn and play with stories, songs and movement. For babies up to two years old.  Registration is required and begins two weeks before each program.
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Mother Goose Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bon Air Library
Bon Air Combined Room A & B
Learn and play with stories, songs and movement.  Story times begin the week of Jan. 6 and end the week of Apr. 27.  Ages 0-2.  Space limited to the first twelve children.
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Between the Covers

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Central Library
Central Meeting Room
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
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Homework Help Club/Club de Ayuda con la Tarea

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Meadowdale Library

We provide assistance to parents and students (Pre-K-5).  Activities for younger children are available. Schedule follows CCPS school calendar. 

Proporcionamos asistencia a padres y estudiantes (Pre K- 5).  Las actividades para los ninos mas pequenos estan disponibles.  El horario sigue el calendario escolar de CCPS.

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A Little Child Shall Lead Them: Desegregation and Prince Edward County

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A little child shall lead them : a documentary account of the struggle for school desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia
Midlothian Library
Midlothian Meeting Room
Author and professor Brain J. Daugherity will discuss the student strike that pushed Prince Edward County to become a part of Brown v. Board of Education. Professor Daugherity will go over the personal documents, speeches and court cases that led to this groundbreaking case. 

Chesterfield County and Virginia State University celebrate Black History Month with programs that illustrate the African-American experience.

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Read 2 Rover

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Chester Library
Reading to a therapy dog provides comfort and motivation for early or struggling readers.  No appointments are needed for drop-in sessions at the library.
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Pajama Story Time

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Clover Hill Library
Clover Hill Meeting Room
Early Literacy Story Time, wear your PJs.
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Early Literacy Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Midlothian Library
Midlothian Meeting Room

Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child.

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Early Literacy Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chester Library
Chester Combined Room A & B
Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child. Ages 2-5.
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Early Literacy Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
North Courthouse Road Library
North Courthouse Road Meeting Room

Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child. Ages 2-5.
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Early Literacy Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Central Library

Our story times are developed by trained staff and focus on the skills every child should know so that when they enter school they are ready to learn to read. Age appropriate books, songs, music, finger plays and flannel boards are used to capture the attention of the young child.

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