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Richmond Environmental Film Festival

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The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) showcases films that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. This year, HCPL has partnered with the RVA EFF to present two virtual film screenings and discussions. Read on for details!

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Celebrate A Month Full of Holidays in February with Great Teen Books!

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Life is a party – or at least, it can be if you know what to celebrate! Make this February a little more festive and fun by learning about the special holidays and observances occurring this month. Once you have your calendar marked, finish off your preparations by matching the happenings of the month with great books from our library collection. Pull out your calendar, and get started with this quick guide.

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Black History Month Programs

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Celebrate Black History Month with us! We have several exciting educational programs happening this February that recognize the achievements of African Americans locally and throughout the world.

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Book Discussions

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Book discussions are a great way to connect with old friends, or to make new ones! Join one of our discussions virtually from the comfort of your home, or pick up a Book Club in a Bag to read with friends!

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Introducing Book Bundles

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Recreate the serendipity of discovering a book on the shelf at the library by requesting a Book Bundle for curbside pickup. Librarians will surprise you with a selection of staff-favorite titles from a variety of genres and for readers of all ages.

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Jump Start Your New Year

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Another year is upon us and with each new year is a new beginning. It’s a time to hit the reset button on our lives, be it for personal improvement, fitness, or professional development. As you make your New Year’s resolutions, you can utilize our collection for resources to aid in keeping your 2021 goals.

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Mark Your Calendars! All Henrico Reads 2021

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We are pleased to announce that, after being unable to join us last year, Robin Sloan will join us virtually for our 2021 All Henrico Reads to discuss his book Sourdough. We are excited to welcome him on April 1, 2021 at 7 pm.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Children who are exposed to lots of books early in life are better prepared once they start kindergarten. Read with your little one and try to reach the goal of 1000 books before they start kindergarten, and earn cool prizes along the way!

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It’s Basic- Talk, Sing, and Point

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Language learning starts early, and the best way to build vocabulary is through interaction. Talking, singing, and pointing are hallmarks of language learning, and the pillars of the second principle of The Basics. The Basics are a set of principles that help families maximize early learning so you can build a foundation for your child's cognitive, social, and emotional growth. In the second post in this series, we are sharing tips for “Talk, Sing, and Point”, the second principle of The Basics.

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