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The New Fairfield Area Library is Open!

We are so thankful to all of you who attended the opening of the new Fairfield Area Library. More than 2500 citizens visited the library on Sunday, and checked out over 1100 books. We are honored to have the support of our community, and we look forward to serving you in this beautiful facility for years to come. Read on for more of the day’s highlights!

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Fairfield Library through the Years

As we prepare for the new Fairfield Library to open, we thought we would take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the old Fairfield Library. Since it opened in 1976, the Fairfield Library has been a vibrant and busy place to be! Here are some of our best photos from the past 43 years.

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Programs for Older Adults this Fall

You have more life experience– but maybe you are still working, are busy with caregiving, and you like to play video games too. We get it, which is why we recommend a variety of programs and services, especially for older adults!

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Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Life would be completely different if we weren’t able to choose what we want to read. Banning and challenging books takes away that choice. Today is the start of Banned Books Week and we are celebrating our freedom to read at the library!

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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 commutes.

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Guest — Karen Purcell
We need more humor. Thank you for this list.
Friday, 27 September 2019 15:10
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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!

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Explore our Notable Henricoans Database

Henrico County has been home to many remarkable people. From artists to entrepreneurs to civic leaders, these noteworthy individuals shaped not only our region, but also our nation. Explore our new and improved Notable Henricoans Database to discover some of the county’s most prominent citizens.

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Fantasy Favorites

Ancient prophecies, brave heroes, otherworldly locales, and just a splash of magic! It is no doubt that fantasy is one of the most beloved literary genres of all time (it certainly holds a special place in my heart). So pick up one of these books and prepare for an adventure!

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New Birding Stations at the Library

Birding, or birdwatching, is an activity the whole family can participate in to discover the abundance of wildlife diversity in our own backyards. We’ve found the best places for birdwatching in our libraries, and set up birdwatching stations with all the tools you need to get started. Visit the children’s departments of Twin Hickory, Tuckahoe, and Varina to check them out!

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Classic Reads for the End of Summer

What makes a book a “classic?” Does it have to be published before, say, 1900? Or maybe it has to be recognized as a “classic,” part of the canon of great literature? Perhaps some feel “classics” must be at least 500 pages, hard to summarize, and boring to most people. Not so! Classics are books that endure beyond the time of their creation and, usually, their creators.

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