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Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Graphic novels are more popular than ever before, and last year saw great additions to this exciting and multifaceted genre. Before we chronicle the interesting book releases of 2020, let's take a look back at some noteworthy graphic novel releases from the past year.

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Explore the Past: Historical Fiction for Kids

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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All Henrico Reads: Sourdough by Robin Sloan

As our day-to-day lives become increasingly driven by technology, our reverence for the hand-made and the artisanal seems to grow deeper. The tension between technology and craft and the universal passion for food is explored in this year’s All Henrico Reads selection, Sourdough by Robin Sloan. Join us on Thursday, April 2, 7pm at Glen Allen High School for the twelfth annual All Henrico Reads event with Robin Sloan.

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Resources for a Healthy New Year

With the start of another New Year comes the tradition of making a New Year’s resolution. This practice has existed in various forms and cultures throughout time, and it even has origins that can be traced back to the Ancient Babylonians. Most resolutions involve changing a negative habit, making some type of improvement in one’s lifestyle, setting goals for the coming year, or just striving for more happiness in life.

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Introducing 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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Manage Your Time & Get Organized

This new year, go beyond a simple to-do list to organize your life. These books about time management and organization will help you tame unmanageable messes, tackle projects big and small, and cultivate strategies for productivity to help you meet all your 2020 goals.

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Spring Child Care Provider Workshops

We have a great batch of child care provider workshops lined up this spring! Learn about good habits, nursery rhymes, and the importance of play. These workshops are a great way to earn continuing education credits and connect with library staff.

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2019 Staff Picks for Adults

This year was a great year at HCPL! We had a great time with Lisa Scottoline at All Henrico Reads, had a blast with Summer Reading, and opened the new Fairfield Library. We also read a lot of great books that we would love to share with you.

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2019 Staff Picks for Teens

Graphic novels, thrillers, historical fiction… the teen books that came out in 2019 were amazing! We have gathered the best young adult titles from this year to share with you.

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2019 Staff Picks for Kids

It is once again time for us to share our favorite books of the year. We are starting with our favorite books for kids (and those young at heart!). Be sure to keep an eye out for our favorites for teens and adults later this week.

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