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Did you catch the spacesuit?

As part of our NASA@MyLibrary programming, we borrowed an Apollo Spacesuit Mockup from NASA's Johnson Space Center. This suit is similar to the ones worn by the astronauts who walked on the moon! 

Our resident spaceman, Rick, showed off the suit at several library events last month. He visited the Henrico County Summer BLAST program at Montrose, Fair Oaks and Glen Lea Elementary schools, where over 150 students had the opportunity to learn about spacesuits and take part in a spacesuit design activity. We got a lot of high fives and fist bumps from kids who were excited to see a spacesuit first-hand. Everyone had lots of fun!

Rick also stopped by Varina, Twin Hickory, and Libbie Mill for the Intergalactic Fashion Workshops. During the workshop teens worked together to design their own spacesuit! Guided by the original NASA design, the prototypes not only looked amazing but were made to protect the wearer from the harsh conditions of outer space. Check out these great designs!

NASA@MyLibrary is an initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. 

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Happy Pride!

 Pride month might be coming to an end, but we have a great selection of LGBTQIA+ books for you to read year round!

There are so many great works of LGBTQIA+ literature out there. While we have tried to highlight a diverse range of experience, this list is not exhaustive. Staff have sent in their favorites and we hope they will end up on your favorites list too! If you would like a list of books on a particular topic, you can request one through our Custom Book List form.

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Introducing Caregiver Kits!

Henrico County Public Library now offers Caregiver Kits to help those with dementia or memory challenges and their caregivers make connections. With a kit, you can spend a nostalgic afternoon together remembering the past. Explore a variety of topics from cooking to local history. 

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Music Programs This Summer!


Our summer reading theme this year is "Libraries Rock!" and we are very excited to fill the summer with music!

If rock and roll isn't your genre, do not worry! There are concerts, lectures, and workshops planned all summer long, and here are a few we are very excited about. This is not all though! View the full calendar of music programs here. From folk music, to gospel, to karaoke, there is something for everyone.

An Evening of Gospel Music with Cora Armstrong
North Park Library
Thursday, June 21, 6:30pm

Celebrate Gospel music with Virginia native Cora Armstrong, a legendary artist, pianist and psalmist. She will sing favorite gospel hymns and original compositions from her latest album "Greater is He". Come and enjoy a selection of music to warm the soul.

World Beat Workshop
Varina Library
Monday, July 09, 6:00pm
Drummer Robert Jospé and percussionist Kevin Davis engage audiences of all ages in exploring the diaspora of West African rhythms in the Americas and their influence in current music styles. Using a map, percussion instruments and music charts, this interactive program includes clapping, dancing and singing to salsa, calypso, merengue, samba and hip-hop. Musical, historical, cultural and geographical information is brought to life with the journey of clave.

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