Introducing Caregiver Kits!

15 Jun

Shot of a nurse and a senior woman looking at a photo album together.

Henrico County Public Library now offers Caregiver Kits to help those with dementia or memory challenges and their caregivers make connections. With a kit, you can spend a nostalgic afternoon together remembering the past. Explore a variety of topics from cooking to local history.

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Great Music Programs at Henrico County Public Library!

8 Jun

"Libraries Rock!" banner.Our summer reading theme this year is “Libraries Rock!” and we are very excited to fill the summer with music!

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June is National Audiobook Month!

4 Jun

June is National Audiobook Month - The Great American ReadEveryone likes being read to as a child. As adults, we are busy working, traveling, and often strapped for time, but audiobooks make it possible to listen and enjoy a story no matter what you are doing. A good audiobook, read by an excellent narrator can take you to outer space on your weekly commute or back in time while washing the dishes.

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Get Ready for Summer Reading!

29 May

"Libraries Rock!" on banner over an electric guitar sitting on a pile of books.

It is finally time for pool parties, reading on the beach, and outdoor concerts! School is out in just over two weeks, and this Friday our Summer Reading Club begins! The theme this year is “Libraries Rock” and we have three months of music-related programs lined up, as well as great prizes for participants.

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Summer in Space: NASA @ My Library

23 May

You might have noticed that there are lots of space themed programs happening at your local libraries over the past year. We had an amazing time during our eclipse watching parties last summer and enjoyed the night sky with the Richmond Astronomical Society during the late Fall and early Spring.

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The Great American Read

17 May

we-can-do-itOn May 22nd PBS is premiering The Great American Read. The first episode introduces the 100 books most loved by Americans. The book list was released just a few weeks ago and it contains a broad range of fiction both new and old. Some of our favorites include Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, and Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Check out the whole list on the PBS website.

You will be able to vote online for your favorite book on the list after the premiere episode on May 22nd, and there will be voting kiosks in the library.

Henrico County Public Library has been awarded a grant from the American Library Association and PBS to provide programs to accompany the series. We have partnered with local PBS station WCVE The Community Idea Stations to promote The Great American Read and related library programs. Throughout the summer we will have discussions and film screenings based on the 100 books from the program. The Great Reads Make Great Films series will take place on the second Tuesday of the month, featuring classic film adaptations of selected titles with time for discussion afterwards. Book discussions will be held at Fairfield, Libbie Mill, Tuckahoe, Twin Hickory, and Varina. Check our online calendar and Facebook for more information about the upcoming programs.

We also want to hear from you on social media! Join the discussion on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and let us know what your top read is by using #HenricoGreatRead and #GreatReadPBS. Each month the top post using #HenricoGreatRead will be awarded a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

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Announcing the Winners of Twin Hickory’s Lego Contest!

11 May

Voting ended Monday and we are happy to announce the winners of Twin Hickory’s 2018 Lego Contest! Check out these awesome designs:

A-10 Package Delivery Drone and Base

Category A: Ages 6 and younger

B-3 Wipeout: Car Edition

Category B: Ages 7 to 10

C-2 Modern Tank Warfare

Category C: Ages 11 to 14

D-1 Exodus 14:14

Category D: Ages 15 and older

Thank you to all who participated. Everyone submitted fantastic work! All entries can be found in our Flickr Album.