Cross Stitch Class


Have you wanted to learn how to cross stitch, but didn’t know where to start? Or need to brush up on your skills? In this workshop, Friends of the Library member Wendy Audley will show participants how to cross stitch a patriotic design onto a dish towel. It’s great way to learn how to and what materials are needed to cross stitch. Plus, you get to take home your artwork! … Read More

Fire Cider Workshop


Thought about making fire cider but never knew how? Well, now you can! Fire cider is a powerful blend of apple cider vinegar infused with spicy roots, herbs, citrus, and fruits and is known for its health-enhancing properties. Each batch can be as unique as the person making it. Join us for our Fire Cider Workshop and give it a try! Fire cider is non-alcoholic. Registration is required due to … Read More

Spring Crafting Events

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Part 2 What: In part two, we’ll show you how to make customized cards for any occasion. We’ll be using die-cuts, stamps, and other scrapbooking techniques to make a unique gift card. All materials needed will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own scrapbook paper if there’s a pattern you prefer. This event is geared for adults and those with some knowledge of crafting. Register for one or … Read More

Use Your Words: A Writing Workshop


Join Library Director and librarian Kat Spears for an exploratory workshop on writing fiction. This session will include original writing from prompts, character development, and tips for effective editing. Pens and notebooks will be supplied. Register by calling the Hamner Public Library at (804) 561-4559 or by signing up at

Bonsai Workshop with Richmond Bonsai Society


We’re joined by the Richmond Bonsai Society for a Bonsai workshop, teaching participants about pruning, wiring, and growing techniques that come from the ancient Japanese art of Bonsai. Participants will get a small evergreen tree to practice on, and will take it home to try growing for themselves. The Bonsai Society members will bring examples and will be available for questions. Due to limited materials, registration is required. Recommended for … Read More

Mini Art Quilt Workshop


Jennifer Reis returns and will teach participants how to make a mini art quilt to take home. No materials are needed. This event is for adults, 18 or older; ability to thread a needle is required. Register here:

Holly Jolly Day Camp


Feeling festive? Join Virginia Cooperative Extension – Amelia and the James L. Hamner Public Library for our 1st annual “Holly Jolly Day Camp” on Thursday, December 21st. Crafts, games, music, hot cocoa- what better way to get in the holiday spirit? For ages 9-11. $5.00 cost per participant. Register today- spots are limited!! Email LK Mondrey at or call 804-561-2481 to reserve your spot or for more information.