Past Events

The Really Big Book Sale was held June 9-12 , 2022!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Central Friends Branch held a book sale!
April 14 – 16, 2022
Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield, VA 23832.The hours are
Thursday, April 14, 10 am – 8 pm
Friday, April 15, 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, April 16, 10 am – 3 pm


Bon Air Friends sponsored a book sale at Central Library. Books from, and about, the 1800s to the early 1900s were featured. Details:

Antique and History Book Sale
Central Library
Friday 1/21/22 – 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 1/22/22 – 9 AM – 3 PM


Thank you for Giving the Gift of Learning Through Art                        

FCCPL  launched an end-of-the-year campaign to fundraise for a new collection of library materials to support the arts.

We continue to build on that campaign; donate today to foster creativity, learning and to build the community’s knowledge of the arts. Your donation will help build a new collection of books and library materials for artists of all ages. A donation of $30 will purchase approximately one art book or item.

Traditional categories of art include painting, drawing, sculpture, furniture design, mosaics, music composition, photography, theatre, dance, architecture, interior design, textiles and much more! This collection will inspire community members to explore and learn about these media.

Why art?

  • Art brings joy
  • Art illuminates and reflects the culture
  • Art strengthens community bonds
  • Art helps us see the world from different perspectives
  • Art can have a positive impact on mental health
  • Art helps us to communicate with other people
  • Art brings people together and embraces diversity
  • Art allows people to uniquely express themselves

Give the Gift of Art! Donate today to inspire creativity for yourself and others.


Picture Book Fundraiser!

The flagship project for the Friends’ 50th Anniversary celebration in 2021 was to raise $20,000 to donate 1,000 picture books to Chesterfield County Public Library.  We exceeded our goal, thanks to the generosity of the community, and raised $25,000! 

Contributors included Wegmans, Virginia Credit Union, Midlothian Junior Women’s Club, Publix, Towne Bank, all members of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, and nearly 200 individual donors.  Our sincerest appreciation to you all!  CCPL will be placing these picture books throughout all ten branches for families to enjoy for years to come.


october 17-23, 2021 was national friends of libraries week!

It’s so great to have a week dedicated to recognizing the Friends!  The Chesterfield County Public Library posted information all week to celebrate us – your Friends group!  The festivities included getting a free reusable tote bag while supplies lasted.

Follow CCPL at:  https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldVALibrary


Friends Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting was held virtually on Zoom on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.  It was free and open to all current Friends members.


CENTRAL FRIENDS FALL BOOK SALE:  Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2021

The Central Friends Fall Book Sale is back!
All categories will be available at affordable prices.  Bring your bags, boxes and stock up!
Positively no scanning permitted.
Cards accepted only for purchases of $10 or more.
Dates and Times:
  • Thursday, September 30, 10am-6pm,
  • Friday, October 1, 10am-5pm and
  • Saturday, October 2, 10am-3pm.
Location: Central branch (7051 Lucy Corr Blvd).
All COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed.

Big History and Hard Cover Fiction Book Sale!

Location: Central Library, 7051 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Dates: August 26th, 27th, and 28th

Times: During normal library hours

(For the current library hours, check here: library.chesterfield.gov/150/locations-hours)

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FRIENDS RECEPTION WITH SADEQA JOHNSON, AUTHOR OF THE YELLOW WIFE

The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library are hosting a reception with Sadeqa Johnson, author of the critically acclaimed novel “The Yellow Wife”.   It will be held Saturday, July 24, 6:00 – 6:45 PM at the Perkinson Center for the Arts  & Education, 11810 Centre Street, Chester, VA  23831.  Light refreshments will be provided, and reception attendees will get a chance to meet the author and get books signed!   There is no cost to Friends members, as a benefit of membership.  Guests must pay $10 to attend receptions.  Guests must pay in advance through this registration or at the door. Want to become a Friend?  Join today at http://www.ChesterfieldFriends.org.

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An Evening with Nick Bruel (Virtual) on May 20, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library on May 20, 2021, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a virtual visit from Nick Bruel, author of the Bad Kitty series. Bruel, a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of both picture and chapter books, read his newest book, Bedtime for Bad Kitty, delighted the audience with several drawing lessons and answered questions from the audience.

The event was free and open to everyone.   To view the recording click below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=560Tx1S5MaA 

Visit Fountain Bookstore to purchase Nick Bruel books for yourself! or contact Fountain Bookstore at info@fountain.books.com for more information.

A portion of the proceeds from sales were donated to the Friends’ picture book fundraiser!

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GIVING TUESDAY STARTS AT 8AM ON 12/1/20

Please donate using this link at 8AM SHARP and facebook will double your donation!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/376602046938958/

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Do you have a great family photo that portrays “reading and enjoying a picture book”?
Or do you want to be involved in a great community project?
If yes, please keep reading!

The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library invite community members–Moms, Dads, caregivers, every Chesterfield County adult who loves reading picture books– to submit photos that clearly represent the concept of “reading and enjoying a picture book”.

A picture book is a book written for children that heavily relies on pictures to help tell the story, but may also include words.

Select photos will be featured in the launch of the Friends’ upcoming Children’s Picture Book fundraiser and the 50th Anniversary for the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library! The goal of the campaign is to refresh or replenish 1,000 picture books for the Chesterfield libraries.

The Friends wish to represent the diversity of the Chesterfield community in this fundraiser campaign, and encourage individuals and families of all backgrounds, cultures, and configurations to submit photos.

The deadline for submitting photos is 10/24/20 by 11:59 p.m. EST. Photos can be submitted by emailing them to president@chesterfieldfriends.org or via the Friends’ Facebook messenger. Please click here to read more!

NOTE: Terms and Conditions

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PPE Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who donated to the PPE for Library Staff Campaign. The campaign was very successful and the Library staff really appreciates the support.
The total amount raised was $4,341!

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2020 FCCPL Annual Meeting
Members participated in the 2020 Annual meeting on Friday, May 8, 2020, virtually, by using their electronic devices. There were no elections. President Andrea Brown officiated the meeting and Director at Large Kahil Dotay ran the technical side of the meeting. Andrea Brown gave a year in review report followed by a Library status report by the Library Director, Mike Mabe.

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LaPrade booksale held 3/13/20 and 3/14/20 was a success.

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Donate any amount you wish by clicking the donate button above.

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Don’t miss the first Friends event of its kind where we’ll celebrate and discuss “The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement” in Chesterfield and Petersburg with local experts and living legend, Mrs. Wyatt Tee Walker.

Register for the 6 pm Reception HERE  AND/OR  for the 7 pm free event HERE

Register for the 6 pm Reception HERE  AND/OR  for the 7 pm free event HERE

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Central Friends Special Book Sale
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2 and 3, 10am – 9pm
Friday, Oct. 4, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am – 3pm

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Enon Friends Special Book Sale
Friday and Saturday October 11-12, 10am-5pm

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Friends of the Library Reception with Ruta Sepetys

Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-the-library-reception-with-ruta-sepetys-tickets-60899638458


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The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Friends will take place Friday, May 31, 2019 at North Courthouse Road Library.

The featured speaker will be LynDee Walker, award-winning mystery writer and Chesterfield county resident! Learn more about LynDee and her bestselling novels here!

A special reception for Friends members will begin at 6:15 during which Friends and guests (tickets available for $10 each) can purchase copies of Ms. Walker’s books, have them signed, and chat with the author.

The program will begin at 7:15 and is free and open to the public.

Click here to get your tickets today!


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Come check out our book sale

The REALLY BIG BOOK SALE!

What: The Really BIG Book Sale (50,000 books, magazines, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, and more.)

When: June 6th to 9th 2019
10:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday and Friday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Noon to 4:00 pm Sunday (Sunday is $5 a bag, all day)

Where: Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall

Who: Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library

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On going book sales in the branches

In addition to periodically held big book sales, did you know you can visit all ten library branches and find bargain prices on books, DVDs, CDs, and more?

Follow the Friends on Facebook for the most up-to-date event postings!