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Best on the Web – Your Summer Adventure Awaits

No summer is complete without a family road trip. Don’t let rising gas prices stop you from getting out and seeing the great family-friendly attractions Virginia has to offer. Check out free and affordable adventures within a day’s drive and in your own backyard on the official Virginia tourism website, www.Virginia.org. This website features customizable maps, planning guides, visitor ratings, and travel advice. Whether you’re interested in hiking, biking, restaurants, or rest and relaxation, this site has everything you need to get started.

Join us for Affordable Adventures on Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Library. Marie Henderson of the Virginia Tourism Corporation will be presenting information about parks, trails, vineyards, museums, and other fun destinations. Everyone in attendance has a chance to win free tickets to one of five exciting local attractions!

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Poetry Slam This Thursday

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Appomattox Regional Library System welcomes the talented writer-performers of SlamRichmond for ARLS’s first-ever Poetry Slam. This event will be held at the Hopewell Library on April 14 at 7 p.m.

Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, and has its roots in the rhythm and heart-felt lyrics of hip-hop. SlamRichmond is Virginia’s longest-running and best ranked slam program. Its mission is to elevate minds and encourage better writing by pushing the envelope so that risks are taken on the page and on the mic.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this program, please call 804-458-6329 extension 1005.

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Best on the Web – Learn Job Skills for Free!

What’s holding you back from a well-paying and satisfying career? These days, competition for jobs is fierce; it takes more than experience and a strong work ethic to set yourself apart from other job seekers. If you’re like a lot of us, you want to develop your professional skills and knowledge fast. But classes and training cost time and money. If you’re short on one or both, take a few moments to check out Virginia Workforce Connection’s list of free Online Learning Resources. The range and depth of learning opportunities available through this web site are impressive. From Microsoft Office programs and human resource management, to effective communication and engineering, this site provides access to university style courses and expertly-written, self-guided instruction. Build expertise for your current job, prepare for the next level, or develop more marketable skills for your job search.

The goal is to never stop learning. Remember to take advantage of the information and resources available at www.FindItVA.com. Simply type a subject word or phrase in the search field to get started!

Job Seekers Workshop

January 24, 5:30 p.m.

Hopewell Library

Join us for this exciting (and FREE!) workshop where job seekers will learn tips for navigating career web sites, how to use email to contact employers, and suggestions for writing and sending resumes. All participants will receive an informative resource guide to help them maximize their job seeking efforts. Call 804.458.6329 x1005 to register.

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