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Library Lovers’ Reception at the Hopewell Library

The Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library invite you to celebrate libraries by attending a Library Lovers’ Reception on Friday, February 8, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Library, located at 209 E. Cawson Street, in Hopewell, VA.

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Best on the Web – Affordable Internet for Families

The world has gone digital. Today, the Internet is no longer just a convenience. It has become essential for success. That’s why Comcast created Internet Essentials to bring affordable home Internet to students and their families. With Internet Essentials, families can do all the things they want to do online, like email, homework, sharing photos, job searches, paying bills, watching videos, downloading music and much more.

Qualifying customers receive:
• Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax
• No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fees
• A low-cost computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax
• Access to free Internet training – online, in print and in classroom

A household is eligible to participate if it meets all of the following criteria:
• It is located where Comcast offers Internet service
• It has at least one child receiving free school lunches under the National School Lunch Program
• It has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
• It does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

Starting in the 2011-12 school year, families may sign up by calling 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376). For more information visit: InternetEssentials.com

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ARLS participating in the McKenney Block Party, July 16th

McKenney Branch Library

The McKenney Branch Library will be open Saturday, July 16th from noon until 3p.m. for the  The Bank of McKenney Block Party. Cookies and lemonade will be served while they last.

The McKenney Block Party will be held on First Street, McKenney, and will feature tables sponsored by local businesses, raffles, craft sales, a car show, pet adoption, face painting, moonwalk, and more community family fun. Free and open to all.

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Best on the Web – What’s Your History?

Are you fascinated by your family history and ethnic heritage? Would you like to learn more about your ancestors? For some, genealogical research is an intriguing game of connect the dots. For others, genealogy is an opportunity to uncover truths about themselves or their relatives. Regardless of your motive, delving into the history of your family—your history—can be an enjoyable and enlightening pursuit. You just need to have the right tools. ARLS offers two free tools for online genealogy research:

Ancestry® Library Edition—Powered by the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource Ancestry.com, this research tool delivers billions of records in censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Access Ancestry® Library Edition at any ARLS branch by visiting www.arls.org and clicking on the link under “Resources”.

HeritageQuest® Online—This comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources consists of six core data sets: federal censuses, genealogy and local history, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set containing records of memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789. Access HeritageQuest ® Online from home or at any ARLS branch by visiting www.arls.org. Click on the FindItVA link under “Resources”, select public library resources, genealogy, and HeritageQuest.

Please call 804-458-6329 X1005 for help using these online tools.

Want to find out more?

  • Make an appointment to view the Ann K. and Preston H. Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection at the Hopewell Library.
  • Be sure to check out genealogy books in the non-fiction 929s.
  • 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!
  • Attend an ARLS sponsored online genealogy workshop to learn how to use Ancestry® Library Edition and HeritageQuest® Online. Dates and availability may vary. Pleae call 804-458-6329 X1005 for more information.

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