The Henrico Christmas Mother season starts on December 4th and our Teen Advisory Boards are asking for your help. They want to be able to deliver A LOT of books this year and would appreciate your donations.
All of our libraries
have donation boxes where you can bring new or gently used children’s and teen books. We’re not picky. As long as they are in good shape we’ll take them.When the Christmas Mother starts taking donations of stuff on December 4th, the books you donate will be delivered to the Christmas Mother’s warehouse
for distribution to people who will appreciate and love them.Who is the Christmas Mother? From their website
The Henrico Christmas Mother Program relies on hundreds of volunteers and thousands of donors to provide new clothes, toys, books and food to more than 6,000 Henrico County residents who need our help during the holiday season:
- Low income families
- The elderly
- Adults with disabilities
We hope you will donate a few books this year. They will make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.
What makes the Gettysburg Address one of the best-known speeches in American history and why was Lincoln moved to give it? Dr. Robert Kenzer of the University of Richmond examines the facts and historical context surrounding this famous speech.
Monday, November 18
Sponsored by Friends of the Tuckahoe Library.
For more information call 290-9130.
Too many apps not enough time?
If you‘re looking for some helpful free apps for your mobile devices but haven’t had time to try them out or are unsure about which ones to try, join us for Appy Hour!
We’ll share some helpful apps that we’ve used and you can share any apps that you’ve used and think others might want to know about.
North Park Library
Monday, October 28, 7pm
(post by Jess @ North Park)
Looking for some fun Halloween activities? We’ve got lots of them scheduled over the next few weeks.
Join us for some not-too-spooky Halloween fun! Costumes encouraged!
Saturday, October 26, 3pm – 4pm @ Tuckahoe
Monday, October 28, 6:30pm – 8pm @ Glen Allen
The Amazing Mr. B will be performing a Halloween magic show!
Monday, October 28, 7pm – 8pm @ Sandston
Tuesday, October 29, 7pm – 8pm @ Fairfield
Mad Science of Central Virginia will amaze and educate!
Tuesday, October 29, 3:30pm – 4:30pm @ Twin Hickory
Scary stories from all around the world! Teens and Tweens only.
Tuesday, October 29, 6pm – 7:30pm @ North Park
Tall tales and scary stories that are best told in the dark!
Tuesday, October 29, 7pm – 8pm @ Varina
Come listen to scary stories! Tweens only. (Registration required)
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ Fairfield
Join us for Halloween food and fun! Teens only.
Wednesday, October 30, 7pm – 8;30pm @ North Park
Do you have some old electronics taking up space in your house? Would you like to get rid of them but aren’t sure the best way to do it? Bring them to the Twin Hickory Library this Saturday, October 26 from 10am – 1pm!
Staff from Henrico County Solid Waste Division and the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will be accepting your old electronics.
What can you recycle?
- Computer systems (hard drive, CPU, monitor)
- Computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.)
- Printers, scanners & copiers
- Fax machines
- VCRs & camcorders
- Televisions ($7 fee)
There are a few things they can’t recycle.
- Air conditioners
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to safely dispose of your old electronics.
If you have been using our Digital Magazines you may have noticed a new feature…back issues!
Until last week the only issues available to be checked out were current ones. Now you have the option to check out previous issues too.
While you are browsing our digital magazines collection you will see a new ‘Back Issues Available’ option for all of our magazines. That option will show you all previous issues of that magazine you can check out.
There are aren’t many back issues available right now (we’ve only been offering digital magazines for a few months) but the collection will grow. We are very happy to be able to offer this option to you. Hope you like it!
If you haven’t tried out our digital magazines and would like to learn more go here for more information.