Black Friday is only a few days away and many of you will be buying gifts for people over the next few weeks.
Why not check Consumer Reports before you start your shopping? In addition to the thorough reviews of many items on your shopping list, you will find buying guides, video reviews and much more.
All you need to access this premium service is your library card!
Getting ready for a big test? Need to brush up on some old skills or want to learn a new one?
Try LearningExpress Library. This premium online resource available with your library card has tests and courses for everything from 4th grade math to air traffic control test preparation and a lot in between. Areas covered include:
- SAT preparation courses and practice exams
- Civil service
- Law enforcement
- Postal services
- Real estate
- U.S. Citizenship
- Much more
Even if you don’t have a specific test to prepare for explore the LearningExpress “School Center” to improve your writing, grammar, vocabulary, spelling or math. Resources are targeted to Elementary, Middle and High School students. There is also help for the GED and ASVAB. Test score reports include explanations of right and wrong answers.
You will need to create a LearningExpress user name and password. They are used to keep track of your progress in courses and as a record for your improvement in test scores.
Give it a try. You’ll be surprised at the things you can learn with LearningExpress!
Donate at your library by November 29.
The Henrico Christmas Mother donation season is coming up, and our Teen Advisory Boards are asking for your help. They want to be able to deliver A LOT of books this year to the Christmas Mother and would appreciate your donations of new or gently-used books for children and teens.
Who is the Christmas Mother? From their website:
Even in a relatively prosperous county like Henrico, there are many who struggle to provide basic necessities. Since 1942, Henrico Christmas Mother’s mission has been to provide holiday assistance to Henrico families with children, seniors age 65+ and disabled adults in the form of food, new clothing, books, toys and other gift items to those we serve.
Angela Easterling at Sandston and Glen Allen Libraries
Angela Easterling, raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Greenville, SC, is a 2009 & 2010 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, a 2011 Telluride Troubadour, and a 2012 Wildflower Performing Songwriter Finalist. She will a perform a combination of her own original songs interspersed with selections of classic folk, roots, country, and rock tunes.
As part of her performance, she discusses the craft of songwriting and tells the
stories behind her songs and how they came to be, weaving in some of the history of roots music and the artists who have influenced her writing. Angela Easterling has presented this program as a part of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music.”
She will be accompanied by accomplished guitarist Brandon Turner, who has played with such well-known artists as Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris and Sierra Hull.
Thu. Nov. 6, 7:00 pm
Sandston Branch Library
23 E. Williamsburg Rd. • (804) 290-9900
Sat. Nov. 8, 2:30 pm
Glen Allen Branch Library
10501 Staples Mill Rd. • (804) 290-9500
Made possible by the Friends
National Friends of the Libraries Week is October 19-25 and is a great opportunity to recognize all our Friends do for the Library!
The Friends of the Henrico County Public Library make a positive contribution to the Library by volunteering their time and by providing financial support from their book sales and memberships.
All Henrico Reads
Some of the things they sponsor are:
Visit henricolibrary.org/friends to join today!
Summer Reading Club
We have added a new premium online resource to help with homework this school year. All you need is your library card to access it anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.
Homework and research project help for elementary and middle school students.
- More than 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles
- World Book Biography Center, with more than 10,000 biographies
- Science projects and experiments
- Comprehensive multimedia collections including World Book Explores and geography resource guides
- Thousands of links selected by World Book editors and expert contributors
Atlas, dictionary, life skills and more.
- Research tools including Citation Builder, How to Do Research guides, and personalized My Research account
- Extensive dictionary
- Interactive Earth, including the World Book Atlas, Interactive Maps, Outline Maps and Flags, and more
- Educator tools
General reference especially for younger children.
- Thousands of easy-to-read articles
- Interactive games and activities
- Printable teaching worksheets, lesson plans, and learning activities
Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.
The Early World of Learning
Resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades.
World Book Spanish/Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.
Text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video also make World Book Web a great resource for students with language or learning difficulties.