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Explore the World: Works in Translation

While travel broadens the mind, our bank accounts can’t always support our wanderlust. Thankfully, there is great literature written by people from faraway places and different cultures, which is nearly if not as stimulating!

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Explore the World: Travel Guides and Memoirs

Great travel writing can help you plan a trip, teach you more about the world, or transport you for the afternoon. Browse HCPL’s travel guides to imagine destinations you might not otherwise consider or research an epic staycation, challenging yourself to see central Virginia with new eyes.

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Unsung Heroes of the Space Race

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the impossible. They landed a spacecraft on the Moon and took a step that will be forever remembered. However, their monumental accomplishment would not have been possible without the collective efforts of many thousands of people.

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Find a New Hobby

Hobbies are exceptionally good for you. According to the National Institute on Aging, hobbies help to keep our brains working as we age and can help foster social connection Delving into something you enjoy fully can help re-focus our attention in ways that relieve stress and tension.

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Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth with the library and this list of titles available at HCPL. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Based on the words “June” and “Nineteenth,” the celebration started to commemorate an order issued by a Union general that formally freed all enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865.

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June is Audiobook Month

Do you feel that listening to books instead of reading them is somehow cheating? Put that fear to rest. While no in-depth, far-reaching studies exist comparing reading books for pleasure to listening to them, the evidence thus far indicates that there is not much difference between the two in terms of retention of the story.

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Fourth Annual LibraryCon

Kick off Summer Reading with us at our 4th Annual LibraryCon! This year it will be at Tuckahoe Library on Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 pm. The afternoon will be filled with workshops, cosplay, gaming, and prizes for the whole family. Pick up something good to read and enjoy nerding out with us!

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Celebrate Pride!

Henrico County Public Library is proud to offer a wide range of titles with LGBTQIA+ authors, themes, and characters. Looking for a beach read starring a bi spy? We’ve got you covered. A pictorial history of protest movements? It’s here. Whether you’re looking for books you see yourself in, histories you weren’t taught, or a more diverse reading list, we have LGBTQIA+ titles for you.

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We Have Liftoff: Books to Launch Your Summer Reading

June is finally here and we are excited to get reading this summer! Inspired by this year’s Summer Reading theme, A Universe of Stories, we have chosen some of our favorite titles about exploring our universe.

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