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Get help with holiday shopping from Consumer Reports

It's the time of year when many of us get together with our loved ones, cook and enjoy a big feast, and afterward, do a little shopping.  One great resource for the informed buyer is Consumer Reports, the entirety of which you can access for free with your Henrico County Public Library card. 

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Find the Perfect Dish for Your Potluck!

It’s the season of parties, family gatherings, and potlucks! Whether you are cooking for a large group or trying to find a delicious dish to bring to the party, the perfect recipe is waiting in one of our cookbooks.

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International Games Week

This week is International Games Week! Henrico County Public Library is celebrating with lots of great gaming sessions. Several locations will have various “old-school” table top board games and other locations will also have gaming consoles to play!

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Our Henrico Christmas Mother Book Drive Starts Today!

It is once again time for our Henrico Christmas Mother Book Drive. Henrico Christmas Mother assists families in economic need and of all religious backgrounds at the holiday time. Our Teen Advisory Boards have set up boxes at all Henrico libraries for donations of new or gently used books for children and teens.

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And America's Best-Loved Novel is...

“Part courtroom thriller, part chronicle of Southern small-town life, brimming with humor and delivered through the eyes of whip-smart Scout Finch as she grows up seeing her father fight for what he believes is right, against all odds. Don't be fooled by your memories from high school English class, this book is a powerhouse.” — Gina at the Mobile Library Service

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Monsters, Aliens, and True Crime!

As the weather is getting cooler and the days shorter, October is the time to be scared! We have several programs coming up that embrace the spooky, the surreal, and the unknown. Be prepared for chills down your spine!
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Halloween Fun!

Some might say it's the most wonderful time of the year… costumes, candy, and maybe just a little bit spooky! There are many fun and friendly children’s programs to celebrate Halloween at the library this month.
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It's Written in the Stars @ HCPL

An astronomical literary event is here! Get ready for Teen Read Week!

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Citizen Science: Birding

As part of the Citizen Science movement, we are hosting several Birding Workshops this month! Families are invited to learn the best ways to spot birds in the wild, do a fun bird craft, and practice your bird watching skills outside at the library.

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Fantastic Mysteries for Fall

Cooler weather and shorter days make the fall a great time to settle in with a new mystery series. From delightfully gossipy restaurant owners moonlighting as amateur sleuths, to hardened investigators facing the end of the world, or even a crime-solving furry companion, there is a literary detective for everyone.  

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