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It's Written in the Stars @ HCPL

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

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.

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!

Learn about the new GRTC system!

Get up to speed on transit enhancements in Henrico County this Fall! Join GRTC for an overview of local routes and services, including new travel opportunities on nights and weekends. Representatives will be visiting select Henrico County Public Library locations over the next month to talk about the recent changes in service. 

The representative will have information on the new routes and be available for questions.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!

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Your Henrico County Public Library card is the most important school supply. With it you can do so much more than take home books. You can check out movies, magazines, and audiobooks. We have Birding and Nature Exploration kits, Caregiver kits, and Book Discussion sets that you can take home. Libbie Mill Library even has American Girl Dolls that you can check out to play with in the library!

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Club Winners!

This year over 9,000 people participated and nearly half met their reading goal! That is a lot of reading. We hope you read lots of great books and had fun visiting the library over the past few months. 

The Winners 

Upcoming Naturalization Information Sessions

Image of the Statue of Liberty with United States flag in background.

There are still three more Naturalization Information Sessions this fall. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be at Libbie Mill, Varina, and Twin Hickory libraries to present information for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants. The presenter will discuss the naturalization process and test as well as the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens.

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.

It is Banned Books Week!

Books with difficult subjects or different viewpoints are often challenged or requested to be removed from libraries, which is a form of censorship. We believe that it is important to provide access to challenged books to protect our community’s right to intellectual freedom, to resist censorship, and because calls for censorship and the resultant restriction of intellectual freedom often has an outsized impact on marginalized members of our community.

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