Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley

2 Mar

The bestselling authors of Sinners & Saints (2012) and Friends & Foes (2013) will be at the Fairfield Library next Wednesday (3/5) to talk about their newest title, Fortune & Fame in which they reunite two fan-favorite heroines as they battle out their First Lady drama—this time on reality TV.

Copies of their books will be available for sale and you can get them signed by the authors!

Register online or call 290-9300 x5.

March 2014 Diaper Drive

1 Mar

We are accepting diaper donations at all of our libraries during the month of March. All of the diapers will go to the Capital Diaper Bank for distribution to “infants, toddlers and their families who are experiencing a financial crisis due to homelessness, medical challenges, hospitalization and disasters.”

Help keep babies healthy and happy!

New library website goes live Monday, February 17!

14 Feb

Using the feedback you gave us a little over a year ago in our online survey we have updated our website to use a more responsive and flexible platform.

While much of the website’s content and layout is the same you will notice some small improvements. We hope the changes will help you access the information you need more easily and we look forward to your feedback after we launch on Monday, February 17th

Lee Smith is coming to Henrico!

12 Dec

Lee Smith is coming to Henrico County for All Henrico Reads!

Once again, we have partnered with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library to make this event happen. She will be here on, on Wednesday, April 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School. Her novel, Guests on Earth, the featured title, will be available for sale, as well as some of her other novels. She will autograph books following the program.

Lee Smith was born in Grundy, Virginia, a small coal-mining town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After graduating from St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, VA, she attended Hollins College. Lee Smith is the author of 16 previous books of fiction, including the best-selling novels Fair and Tender Ladies and The Last Girls, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Smith is also the recipient of the 1999 Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The narrator of the featured book, Guests on Earth, Evalina Toussaint, is just thirteen when she is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The year is 1936 and Evalina finds herself in the company of some notable fellow patients, including Zelda Fitzgerald, estranged wife of F. Scott, who takes the young piano prodigy under her wing. Guests on Earth is a mesmerizing novel about a time and a place where creativity and passion, theory and medicine, fact and fiction, are luminously intertwined by a writer at the height of her craft.

All Henrico Reads is a community reading program that provides an opportunity for individuals to come together through a shared reading experience and discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be first come, first served. Doors will open at 6:15 pm. We will be adding more about the 2014 All Henrico Reads program and related events on our All Henrico Reads site.

American Youth Harp Ensemble Concert

2 Dec

ayhe photoThe Twin Hickory Library will be hosting a trio of young harpists tomorrow night! They are from the the American Youth Harp Ensemble and will be playing a mix of holiday and classical music. The American Youth Harp Ensemble is America’s premier youth harp ensemble and are well known for their musical sophistication and rich sound.  Read more about them here

Twin Hickory Library
Tuesday, December 3

Christmas Mother Book Drive

20 Nov

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.

20131115_XmasMother_slider_r1All 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.

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

16 Nov

lincoln-addressWhat 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.

Tuckahoe Library
Monday, November 18

Sponsored by Friends of the Tuckahoe Library.

For more information call 290-9130.


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