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Explore April’s Virtual Programs!

April Programs

We have a bunch of fun programs coming up this April! Test your knowledge at one of our trivia nights, learn about the weather with hands-on experiments, or learn to create audio recordings for music, podcasts, and more. Here are just some of the awesome events coming up this month.

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International Cookbooks to Refresh Your Table

International Cookbooks

The arrival of spring brings a refreshing feeling of renewal, inspiring more than just a traditional spring cleaning. With new warmth and new life blooming outside, invite new and exciting dishes into your home during mealtimes with some of our favorite international cookbooks.

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Create Your Own Costumes!

Make your own costumes

Bridgerton made quite a splash this winter with its colorful interpretations of Regency dress! Costuming and cosplay, inspired by books, television shows, movies, or even a fantastic podcast, are fun ways to enjoy your favorite media, interact with other fans, and exercise your creativity. We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite resources to help you create the costume of your dreams.

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Virginia Festival of the Book

Virginia Festival of the Book

Author talks can be a fascinating way to learn more about the ideas, research, and inspiration behind your favorite books. Every spring, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities brings authors and readers together to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture -- this year in virtual form! There are panels, discussions, and interactive workshops for readers of all ages, and HCPL offers many of the featured books. Check out the full schedule on their website and peruse selected titles below.

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March Virtual Events

March Virtual Events

Explore fun kitchen science, challenge yourself with LEGOs, and learn how to bullet journal this March! We have a full slate of events for everyone. Be sure to mark your calendar for our All Henrico Reads virtual event on April 1 at 7:00 pm. Author Robin Sloan will join us to discuss his bestselling title, Sourdough. Read on for highlights from our upcoming programs.

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Espionage Old & New

Espionage

People are fascinated spy fiction and non-fiction for many reasons. Some are taken with the notion that there are comprehensible, coordinated plots that affect world events. Others enjoy learning about how mixed motivations, conflicting interests, and human error conspire to produce outcomes no one could predict. Still others like the spy tale as a container for a study of human personalities and morality. Here are some riveting spy novels for every reader.

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Guest — Caroline
Thanks for the list! I devour spy novels but hadn't read the Vera Kelly one. Can't wait!
Wednesday, 03 March 2021 19:37
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Richmond Environmental Film Festival

Environmental Film Festival

The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) showcases films that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. This year, HCPL has partnered with the RVA EFF to present two virtual film screenings and discussions. Read on for details!

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Black History Month Programs

Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with us! We have several exciting educational programs happening this February that recognize the achievements of African Americans locally and throughout the world.

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Book Discussions

Book Discussions

Book discussions are a great way to connect with old friends, or to make new ones! Join one of our discussions virtually from the comfort of your home, or pick up a Book Club in a Bag to read with friends!

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Introducing Book Bundles

Book Bundles

Recreate the serendipity of discovering a book on the shelf at the library by requesting a Book Bundle for curbside pickup. Librarians will surprise you with a selection of staff-favorite titles from a variety of genres and for readers of all ages.

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Guest — Alice Supple
I like this idea ... since I can't come to the library and browse the shelves. But, you need more categories. I like police or l... Read More
Saturday, 06 February 2021 13:52
Henrico County Public Library
Hi! Thank you so much for the feedback. I will be sure to pass this on. If you give us a call or use our My Next Read service, we ... Read More
Monday, 08 February 2021 08:35
Guest — Myra
Please add another way to request other than “call the library.” Phone calls are impossible for someone who’s a caregiver for youn... Read More
Friday, 19 February 2021 21:55
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