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 All HCPL locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

Library News

Summer Reading Finales

Summer is almost over but there is still time to finish a book or two before school starts. Celebrate the end of summer at one of our finale events and be sure to browse the shelves for some last minute vacation reads while you are here.

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Classic Reads for the End of Summer

What makes a book a “classic?” Does it have to be published before, say, 1900? Or maybe it has to be recognized as a “classic,” part of the canon of great literature? Perhaps some feel “classics” must be at least 500 pages, hard to summarize, and boring to most people. Not so! Classics are books that endure beyond the time of their creation and, usually, their creators.

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Explore the World: Works in Translation

While travel broadens the mind, our bank accounts can’t always support our wanderlust. Thankfully, there is great literature written by people from faraway places and different cultures, which is nearly if not as stimulating!

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Explore the World: Travel Guides and Memoirs

Great travel writing can help you plan a trip, teach you more about the world, or transport you for the afternoon. Browse HCPL’s travel guides to imagine destinations you might not otherwise consider or research an epic staycation, challenging yourself to see central Virginia with new eyes.

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The Basics at HCPL

Helping Henrico families develop strong foundational literacy habits is something we are very passionate about at Henrico County Public Library. RVA Basics is an early learning campaign being widely embraced in the region that focuses on five essential aspects of a child’s development.

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Unsung Heroes of the Space Race

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did the impossible. They landed a spacecraft on the Moon and took a step that will be forever remembered. However, their monumental accomplishment would not have been possible without the collective efforts of many thousands of people.

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Find a New Hobby

Hobbies are exceptionally good for you. According to the National Institute on Aging, hobbies help to keep our brains working as we age and can help foster social connection Delving into something you enjoy fully can help re-focus our attention in ways that relieve stress and tension.

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Summer STEAM Programs

Learning doesn’t stop just because school is out! Keep learning this summer by exploring the solar system, practicing your engineering skills, or creating music with coding at the library.

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New Sunday Hours!

We are excited to announce that starting Sunday, July 7, HCPL will begin offering Sunday Hours at Libbie Mill Library. Libbie Mill Library will be open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sundays and will maintain its current hours of 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday.

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