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A Poetic Life: Memoirs Written by American Poets

Few writers are better positioned than poets to capture and illuminate the fleeting moments, memories, and emotions that make up a life. This April in honor of National Poetry Month, immerse yourself in one of the following memoirs. Each title reflects the thoughts of a particular American poet on the subject of a life well-lived.

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Children’s Literature in Verse

National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry which takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. Many picture books employ rhyme, but there is also a wealth of amazing children’s literature written in free verse or haiku.

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Thank You for a Great All Henrico Reads!

Lisa Scottoline’s talk this Wednesday at Glen Allen High School was the perfect culmination of this year’s All Henrico Reads. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

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Get in the Spirit of All Henrico Reads with One of These Teen Thrillers

Calling all super sleuths! Can you spot a plot twist coming from a mile away? Can you identify the murderer by the fifth… no, third chapter? Then look no further.

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Lisa Scottoline: What to Read Next

With All Henrico Reads just 10 days away, we are getting excited to meet Lisa Scottoline and we hope you are too! Henrico library staff are loving After Anna and we have some suggestions of what to read next.

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Spring Break Events at the Library

Next week is spring break and there is so much going on at the library! Here are just a few of the awesome events for kids and teens taking place next week.

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Picture Books for Spring

Warm weather is just around the corner - there are buds on the trees and daffodils blooming in the garden at Gayton Library. We are ready for spring!

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Plan the Perfect Garden

Hoping to grow your own food this summer? Or have perfect flower beds? Follow advice from experienced gardeners and start with a plan! It doesn’t matter if this is your first attempt, or if your garden is on its 40th growing season—before you start digging, pick up a book or two for tips, techniques, and inspiration.

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Celebrate Women's History Month

We love celebrating Women’s History Month at Henrico County Public Library. Learning about incredible women and their accomplishments is always fun and enlightening. This year, we asked library staff to tell us about women who inspire them.

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