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Fire Safety Event

Do YOU know what to do if there’s a fire? Visit the Hopewell Library on Monday, April 13 at 4pm and get a fire safety lesson from the Hopewell Fire Department. They will be bringing fire and EMS trucks, and the Safety Trailer with a smoke machine! You’ll be learning from the experts what to do in a fire, and will even get a chance to “escape” safely from the Safety Trailer. Don’t miss this fun and important event!

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Book Report Fair

ARLS would like to invite all students to participate in our Homeschool Book Report Fair, Tuesday May 12th at 10:30am at the Hopewell Library. It’s like a science fair, but with books instead of experiments! We will divide participants into different age groups and judge presentations on creativity. All ages can participate.

Registration is required, so please contact the Youth Services department in advance at 458-6329 ext. 1019 or fill out a paper form at Hopewell.

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Early Literacy Classes

Upcoming classes are as follows:

Transitioning into Kindergarten

Mon. May 4 – after 10:30 Story Time at Hopewell

Thurs. May 7 – after 10:30 Story Time at Prince George

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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“Reading Along the Appomattox”

Reading Along the Appomattox

The Appomattox Regional Library System will begin its inaugural Community Read project this Spring entitled “Reading Along The Appomattox.” The intent of the project is to promote reading, research, discovery, and sharing of perspectives among the citizens of Hopewell, Dinwiddie, and Prince George by encouraging them to read the same book and to participate in related programs.


The book selected for this year is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, a popular nonfiction book in which a young man compares his life to that of a man with the same name and age, who grew up in almost the same neighborhood, who is in prison. We are encouraging everyone in the library’s service area to read this book. You may check one out at the library, or purchase one for the discounted price of $5. We have plenty! You may also see some of your county or city representatives, community and church leaders, and of course librarians reading this same book in the coming months!

Once citizens have had a chance to read the book and think on it, we will be holding events related to The Other Wes Moore that are open to all. We hope to facilitate discussion between community members, library staff, and city leaders, that will be a positive, interactive, and engaging opportunity for everyone, so we hope to see you there!

Book Discussion Meetings

Prince George Library –  April 9th at 7pm
Dinwiddie Library – April 16th at 7pm
Hopewell Library – April 28th at 7pm

Chief TunstallPanel Discussion With Community Leaders

Saturday, April 18, 2pm at the Hopewell Library

The panel discussion event is sponsored by the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library, and will feature several community leaders who will be sharing their stories and thoughts, answering questions, and engaging in discussion with other readers on what can be learned from the book and each other.

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ARLS will commence fitness classes at its Prince George and Hopewell locations this spring. The classes will be taught by instructor Terri Spicer. Ms. Spicer has been a fitness instructor for over 30 years. The classes will be one hour in length.


Prince George
Yoga for Beginners

Thursdays 3/5-5/28 – 12:00-1:00. There will be no class on April 9 and May 7

Receive the abundant benefits of yoga. This gentle class offers flowing movements at a gentle pace with attention to breathing and postures. You will see improvement in muscle strength, circulation, flexibility, and balance. It is suitable to people of all fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat to class.


Sit and Be Fit

Tuesdays 3/3-5/26 – 10:30-11:30

This full-body workout is designed to be done from both a seated chair and a standing position. The class will emphasize exercises to improve flexibility, muscle and bone strength, circulation, and balance. It is fun and easy and suitable to people of all fitness abilities.


For further information please  call us at 804-458-6320.




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OverDrive eBooks

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Evening Story Time

Evening Story Time begins again!

Join us Monday evenings at 7pm at the Hopewell Library for stories, songs, rhymes and more, to get your little ones ready for bedtime!

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ARLS Book Groups

Schedules and book lists for ARLS book groups for the coming year are now available!

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ARLS wants your artwork!

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