At first glance, many science fiction novels seem strange, or even too familiar: just another road trip in space, or alien invasion story. But the great thing about all science fiction stories, and their weird and delightful views of the world, is that they will make you think.
We offer a wide variety of free digital content that is available to stream or download on your device 24/7. Our collection includes ebooks, comics, audiobooks, music, movies, and magazines. Learn how to enjoy our digital collection at one of our upcoming ebook workshops.
Like our lists from previous years, our staff picks reflect the wonderfully diverse reading tastes of our library staff. See what your favorite librarian is reading and pick up a copy!
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.
“Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental.” - International Council on Active Aging
There are many opportunities for older adults to enjoy life in Henrico County. In the library we offer lectures, craft programs, book discussions, and computer classes all year round. During Active Aging Week we have a variety of programs that provide information and resources for anyone who is looking to stay active and informed, regardless of age.
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.