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Story Time at the Farmers Market

Starting May 9th, there will be Story Time held at the Prince George Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning at 10:30am through the summer.

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Lunch & Lecture Series 2015

Historic Hopewell Foundation’s

Lunch & Lecture Series 2015

All programs start at noon and are free and open to the public

Programs are held at the ARLS Hopewell Library from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Bring a bag lunch and HHF will supply drink and dessert!

 For more information please contact HHF at 804-458-4682 or

*Please note that the opinions expressed by the presenters do not necessarily reflect those of HHF

May 20 – Jean Langford: The Wild Blue Yonder: The Story of the Hopewell Airport

May 27 – George Fickett: The History of Civil War Site Preservation in Chesterfield County, Virginia 1888-2015

June 3 – Bill Young: Wanted: Dead or Alive–John P. Boone, U.S. Army (costumed interpreter)

June 10 – Chris Durham: Turning a Boxwood Shrub into a Topiary Plant

June 17 – Chip Mann: The Influence of the British Monarchy on the Commonwealth of Virginia

June 24th – Pat Hamrick: Rolling Thunder, Inc. –Vietnam Vets

July 1 – Paula McDonough: Dolly Madison: Her Life and Legacy (costumed interpreter)

July 8 – Charles Wissinger: Frances Scott Key (costumed interpreter)

July 15 – Barclay DuPriest: Peter Francisco–After the Revolutionary War

July 22 – Chris Calkins: The Final Bloodshed: The Battles at Appomattox, April 8-9, 1865

July 29 – Mike Schoenenberger: Reminiscences of a Historian

August 5 – Johnny Jones: Music from Hank Williams to Bob Dylan, etc. 

August 12 – Marie Pearson: New Bohemia, Virginia

August 19 – Richard Cordle: Do You Know Your Local Tax Collector?

August 26 – Jon Hatfield: The Virginia War Memorial, 60 Years

September 2 – Jean Langford: Two Brothers and a Dream: Celebrating the 100th Year of Hospital Care in Hopewell

September 9 – Ed Hatch: An Artist at Work: A Demo in Oil

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American Sign Language Classes

Interested in sign language? Do you want to learn how to communicate with a friend or loved one? Well, we have the perfect class for you.

Come learn beginning sign language for free at the Appomattox Regional Library at Hopewell. Classes will be taught by Mr. Darrell Avery, a graduate of Galluadet University in Deaf Education. Galluadet University located in Washington DC, was the first university in America to offer programs specifically designed for deaf and hard of hearing students.

The classes will also be co-taught by Ms. Connie Pierett, a Hearing Specialist and Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the Hopewell Public Schools.

Location:  Hopewell Library

Dates: April 14, 16,  21, 23, 28, 30

May 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


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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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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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Teen Volunteer Orientation

Saturday June 6 at 10:30am at the Prince George Library

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