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Embracing Differences in Yourself: Building Self-Esteem

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Children notice everything. They meet and see new people every day, and notice all of the similarities and differences among themselves and others, which can contribute to a child’s self-image. Here are some ideas on how to build confidence in your child and help them love the skin they are in.

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Friday Night Films on Hoopla

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Explore free streaming movies on Hoopla this Friday night and beyond with some recommendations from HCPL staff. It’s hard wading through the digital morass - why not make searching a little easier with a curated list from a librarian? Our selections include family friendly feature films and documentaries.

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Story Writing for Kids

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 writing. Whether the stories you create are long or short doesn’t matter—what matters is that you have the power to take people to other places and times with your words alone.

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Getting Started with eBooks

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The library offers eBooks and audiobooks that you can access online and enjoy on all kinds of devices. Read on to learn more about how to get started, and how to find eBooks, audiobooks, e-magazines, and children’s books that fit your interests - free from HCPL.

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Reassuring Reads

Reassuring Reads

Even though we can’t be together in the physical library temporarily, our children’s librarians want you and your family to know that we are doing everything we can to help you weather this moment.

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Paws to R.E.A.D. at the Library

Paws to READ

The Paws to R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program brings young people and dogs together to practice reading! You can read to a certified therapy dog each month at Gayton and Varina libraries.

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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

One of our most basic human activities is eating, and children are just as interested in food as adults are. During the winter months when families are stuck inside, our interests frequently turn to food and the joys of sitting around a table together. Parents can use this time to teach math skills, science, culture, and the art of feeding yourself all using the kitchen.

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Black History Month Events at the Library

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During Black History Month, we recognize the enormous cultural contributions and civil rights achievements of African Americans. We are offering a wide array of events for adults, children, and teens including a presentation by the Petersburg Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, performances by Bright Star Theater, and a lecture on African American Art from the VMFA.

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Explore the Past: Historical Fiction for Kids

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Ever wonder what it was like to live in a part of history? Historical fiction gives you a glimpse into the past. Well-written plots and richly drawn characters allow you to experience the trials and triumphs of great historical figures. These stories help us learn what it may have been like as a kid growing up during World War II, as an immigrant coming to America, or as a child living in the south during the Great Depression.

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Introducing Tutor.com

Tutor-com

Get help with any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies, and writing. The tutors at Tutor.com work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and even AP level class work and intro-level college coursework. Adults can brush up on their academics, study for citizenship, or get help with their resume.

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hello my name is anthony I like to have tutoring for my ACT I just want the step and instructions before I start
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 15:50
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Hi Anthony! If you visit our Online Research page (http://henricolibrary.org/research or click the link in the post above) there w... Read More
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