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Did You Know: Computer & Digital Media Classes

Did you know that our Area Libraries offer a variety of computer and digital media classes that are completely free to library cardholders? Whether you need the basics or want to learn more advanced skills and software, we have resources to suppor...

Did You Know: Digitization Resources at the Library

Did you know that you can digitize your memories at the library? Scan old photos, film and slides or transfer a VHS home movie to digital format using equipment available in our Digital Media Labs. Use the library’s resources to see what’s in that...

Did You Know: Movies, Television & Streaming

The library isn’t just for books and reading! Use your library card to check out movies, documentaries, television shows on DVD, or use Hoopla to stream directly to the device of your choice. HCPL has a great collection of DVDs that can be checked...

Did You Know: Language Learning Resources

The world is opening up again, and many of us are thinking about taking our next big trip. Where to? Spain? Korea? Vietnam? Wherever you go, studying a language can make your fabulous trip even more fabulous. No travel plans, you say? Language stu...

Did You Know: Book Recommendation Resources

One question library staff frequently encounter is, "Can you recommend a book for me?" And the answer is, of course! Recommending titles is something we love to do! Read on to learn more about library resources that can help you find new titles an...

Did You Know: One Button Recording Studio

The Fairfield Library has a recording studio. Yes, you read that right - a library with a recording studio! Referred to as the One Button Recording Studio, this space allows you to record podcasts, capture oral histories, conduct a virtual intervi...

Did You Know: Family Resources at the Library

In addition to books, programs, and Storytimes, the Library offers a variety of materials and resources for families. Whether you’re a new parent, in a household with teens, or the caregiver to an elder adult (or all of the above), the Library off...

Get Organized in 2019

The year is coming to a close and January means a fresh start! Let us help you meet your goals for 2019. This month, we have some great programs to help you plan and achieve your New Year's resolutions. New Year Vision Boards North Park Library Ja...

Get help with holiday shopping from Consumer Reports

It's the time of year when many of us get together with our loved ones, cook and enjoy a big feast, and afterward, do a little shopping. One great resource for the informed buyer is Consumer Reports, the entirety of which you can access for free w...

Story Writing for Kids

One of the very best things about books is that they can take us to amazing places without having to ever leave home. What’s even better is that we can use our own imaginations to create those places and take other people there with our own writin...

Fun & Free Things to Do This Summer

Summer is right around the corner and we’re sharing some local and library resources to help you stay busy all summer long. Read on for our top ten list of fun and free things to do this summer! 10. Explore Henrico Parks Visit our friends at Recre...

It's Astronomical: The Perseid Meteor Shower

Did you know that the Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak from August 11-13? Enhance your viewing experience by learning a bit more about the science behind this beautiful phenomenon. Browse titles and resources from the Library’s collection...

Earn Volunteer Hours at the Library

Did you know that teens can volunteer at the Library? Whether you’re in need of hours for school, or just interested in getting more involved in your community, the Library offers three different ways for teens to earn hours. Read on to learn more...

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

It has been said that everyone has one novel in them. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, has been helping that notion become a reality since 1999. It is a simple challenge put forth for any and all to participate: write a 50,000 word nove...

Humorous Books for Shorter Days

Just this week I noticed that I was starting my days in the dark… which means it is time to lighten up my audiobook choices! Here are some of the funniest books I've listened to recently that can help get you through the dark mornings and early co...

Amazing Animals: Stories So Unique, it is Hard to Believe They are True!

Go on, admit it—everyone loves animals at least a little bit! You might enjoy cute animal videos, or even have pets of your own, and the library has a lot books with amazing animal stories. Get to know some truly amazing furry friends and learn ab...

Two Weeks Left in Our Summer Reading Challenge!

There are less than two weeks left for our Summer Reading program, the One Henrico Reading Challenge. If you haven’t already signed up, it isn’t too late! Simply visit henricolibrary.org/summerreading and get started on a bunch of reading fun. If ...

Unique, Unusual, and Unexpected Finds – Teen Books to read this January!

This post was written by Drew at Twin Hickory Library. When you are browsing through our teen collection, you never know what you might find! For our January post, I decided to take a look at our teen shelves at Twin Hickory and highlight any unus...

Novels in Verse: Teen Reads

A novel in verse can be free-form, a specific style of poetry, or have poetic structures and devices embedded within. Because of the format, novels in verse can often feel more approachable than traditional prose, using emotion and form to further...

World War II Books for Teens

This year marks the 75th commemoration of the end of World War II, an event that has produced countless stories of bravery, tragedy, and triumph. These World War II books are not just for history buffs. They are stories that help us connect to the...

True Crime Reads

As August is flying by, the season of mysteries, thrillers, and horror novels is fast approaching, but it is still a bit too warm for the often cold, dark setting of haunted houses and who-done-its. True crime is a great genre to fill the need for...

Announcing our Summer Reading Prizewinners!

Summer Reading officially ended on August 31. We hope you had as much fun as we did this summer, visiting the library, learning new things at some of our programs, and reading so many great books! And the Winners are… Heidi R. (Adult) won the Ocul...

Revisit the Founding Era in February and March

This February and March we are hosting programs across the county that explore Founding Era history through primary source documents, with the goal of bringing the community together in dialogue about social issues that persist to this day. The se...
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