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It is important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we are highlighting some of our best books and resources to help you find information on mental health issues.
With historical fiction, you can be anywhere at any time in history, guided by talented writers who can combine a good story with extensive research. You see historical events through the eyes of people who were there. It’s a great way to learn history at any age, and it helps young people learn that history is about more than memorizing dates for a test.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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