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Family Fun for the Spooky Season!

The temperature has dropped, leaves are changing color, and Halloween is right around the corner! We are celebrating with magic shows, special storytimes, spooky science, and fun events for the whole family.

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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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Raising Weather Aware Kids

We are right in the middle of hurricane season and just one short year after a memorable tornado outbreak that moved through Central Virginia. Extreme weather can be fascinating for kids. It can also be a major source of anxiety. Being weather aware and prepared are great first steps in helping kids calm their weather nerves.

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Guest — June
Do any of these talk about how the current climate crisis is affecting weather?
Monday, 23 September 2019 17:55
Henrico County Public Library
Hello! The general weather books do touch on the climate crisis, but for further reading we suggest the following: Climate Change... Read More
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 12:39
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You’re Invited to the New Fairfield Area Library!

The wait is nearly over! We hope you will join us at the Grand Opening of the new Fairfield Area Library on Sunday, October 6. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 2 pm, followed by the opening of the building at 1401 North Laburnum Avenue. Come explore the new library with us!

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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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Conquer the New School Year

You’ve logged your last book in our summer reading program, packed a backpack full of pencils, and headed back to school. After all, it’s September, which means school is back in session! Just because summer has come to an end, it doesn’t mean that fun at the library is over. HCPL has a number of programs in September to help you transition into the new school year or take your mind off your looming homework.

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The Fairfield Library is Moving!

With work nearly finished at the new building site, Fairfield Library will be moving at the end of this month. The last day open at its current location will be Saturday, September 21, with the new building opening on Sunday, October 6.

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Guest — Nicole
Cool beans.
Friday, 06 September 2019 17:17
Guest — Robin Brandon
Excellent!! This is very exciting news!!
Monday, 09 September 2019 11:12
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