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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Read on for upcoming programs, book discussions, and recommendations – we hope to see you at the library to learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage with us!

Did You Know: Language Learning Resources

The world is opening up again, and many of us are thinking about taking our next big trip. Where to?  Spain? Korea? Vietnam? Wherever you go, studying a language can make your fabulous trip even more fabulous.

No travel plans, you say?  Language study can still widen and enrich your world. According to Rosetta Stone, learning a new language can help you preserve and improve your brain function, memory, and problem solving skills. You might even be able to connect with individuals in your community who speak the language.  Plus, learning a language can be just plain FUN.

Ready to explore a new language? Read on to learn about how the Library can help!

See What’s New This Spring at HCPL

This Spring, there’s a lot to discover at the library.  We’ve got a full slate of programs suited to every interest, new features added to popular resources, a new catalog look and feel, and of course, new additions to our collection.

The Organ Thieves: Author Talk by Chip Jones

Join us for an author talk with local Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, Chip Jones! Jones will discuss his title, The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South, which was awarded the 2021 Nonfiction Literary Award by the Library of Virginia.

Celebrate Women's History Month!

“How important it is to recognize and celebrate our heroes and sheroes!”—Maya Angelou

Women’s History Month is here! This March, let’s take a cue from the great Maya Angelou and learn about our sheroes, past and present. Explore the library’s collection for books and DVDs that highlight the great achievements of women throughout history.  Here are just a few!

April is Arab-American Heritage Month

In 2021, the U.S. State Department officially recognized and designated April as Arab-American Heritage Month. Browse our collection to learn more about the culture, history and contributions of the Arab world. We’ve included some kid, teen and adult recommendations below to get you started!

Celebrate Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! And while young readers can still enjoy classic verses from authors like A.A. Milne, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Shel Silverstein, there are many wonderful, new poets to explore. Whether you prefer poetry collections or novels written in verse, we offer a wide range of recommended authors and titles for kids, tweens and teens! 

A New Look for our Catalog!

Our online catalog has an updated look and feel. The home page of the new catalog features scrollable carousels with popular entry points for browsing titles in our collection, from new books to bestsellers. 

March is National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month! Tap into your creative side by exploring craft programs, recommended titles from our collection, and online course opportunities available through Universal Class, one of our Research and Learning databases. Additionally, stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook pages throughout the month for craft examples created by staff for programs, library displays, and personal projects!

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