It’s the season of parties, family gatherings, and potlucks! Whether you are cooking for a large group or trying to find a delicious dish to bring to the party, the perfect recipe is waiting in one of our cookbooks. Cooking for a large party or attending a potluck often means cooking for different tastes and… Read More Find the Perfect Dish for Your Potluck!
It is once again time for our Henrico Christmas Mother Book Drive. Henrico Christmas Mother assists families in economic need and of all religious backgrounds at the holiday time. Our Teen Advisory Boards have set up boxes at all Henrico libraries for donations of new or gently used books for children and teens. “Since 1942,… Read More Our Henrico Christmas Mother Book Drive Starts Today!
“Part courtroom thriller, part chronicle of Southern small-town life, brimming with humor and delivered through the eyes of whip-smart Scout Finch as she grows up seeing her father fight for what he believes is right, against all odds. Don’t be fooled by your memories from high school English class, this book is a powerhouse.” —… Read More And America’s Best-Loved Novel is…
As the weather is getting cooler and the days shorter, October is the time to be scared! We have several programs coming up that embrace the spooky, the surreal, and the unknown. Be prepared for chills down your spine! Monsters Around the World Sandston Library October 19-20, 10:00am-6:00pm Join us for our museum-style exhibit of… Read More Monsters, Aliens, and True Crime!
Some might say it’s the most wonderful time of the year… costumes, candy, and maybe just a little bit spooky! There are many fun and friendly children’s programs to celebrate Halloween at the library this month. Costume Swap Varina Library Saturday, October 13 2:00 pm Don’t shop, swap! Bring outgrown children’s costumes to swap for… Read More Halloween Fun!
As part of the Citizen Science movement, we are hosting several Birding Workshops this month! Families are invited to learn the best ways to spot birds in the wild, do a fun bird craft, and practice your bird watching skills outside at the library. Twin Hickory Library – Saturday, October 6th at 10:30am Libbie Mill… Read More Citizen Science: Birding
Find It Virginia supplies research databases to libraries across the state through the Library of Virginia. On October 1st, Find It Virginia will be discontinuing some resources and adding some new ones for our patrons to use for research. The Gale InfoTrac package, containing resources like Reference in Context, General Reference Center Gold, and Expanded… Read More Changes to our Find It Virginia Databases
Cooler weather and shorter days make the fall a great time to settle in with a new mystery series. From delightfully gossipy restaurant owners moonlighting as amateur sleuths, to hardened investigators facing the end of the world, or even a crime-solving furry companion, there is a literary detective for everyone. Here are a few of… Read More Fantastic Mysteries for Fall
Books with difficult subjects or different viewpoints are often challenged or requested to be removed from libraries, which is a form of censorship. We believe that it is important to provide access to challenged books to protect our community’s right to intellectual freedom, to resist censorship, and because calls for censorship and the resultant restriction… Read More It is Banned Books Week!
“Active Aging Week challenges society’s diminished expectations of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, adults over 50 can live as fully as possible in all areas of life—physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and environmental.” – International Council on Active Aging There are many opportunities for older adults to enjoy life… Read More Active Aging Week