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Ann K and Preston H Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection

The Ann K. and Preston H. Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection The Local History and Genealogy Collection (LHGC) of the Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) in cooperation with local historical societies acquire, organize, preserve, and provides access and guidance to materials that document the social, cultural, political, and economic heritage of Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County. The...

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Preserving Your History

In December of 2019, a large number of similar illnesses started popping up in Wuhan, China. This was identified as a new coronavirus and named COVID-19, an acronym that stands for coronavirus disease 2019. By February 2020 the U.S. was reporting cases. In March the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and multiple states started lockdowns, closing all non-essential...

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Rocket Languages

Coming Soon. Rocket Language Foreign Language courses provide lessons in speaking, writing, listening, reading, and culture – all in a new language! Other learning tools include technology, interactive tests, personalized word lists, flashcards, and motivational features.

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Social Assistance

    Free or reduced-cost social assistance Emergency Services & Disaster Response Food Housing Baby Supplies, Clothing, and other Goods Transportation Health Care Services Financial Assistance Adoption/Foster Care, Daytime and Residential Care, Animal Welfare Education Help Finding Work Legal Aid

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The Hopewell News

The Appomattox Regional Library System has digitized preserved microfilm copies of The Hopewell News comprising the period of 1916-2004. The Hopewell News has been a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and bi-monthly at various times.. This project was made possible through the generous gift of Anne and Preston Leake to the ARLS Local History and Genealogy Room. The Hopewell News, locally managed...

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Find It Virginia

Access free online resources: search for full-text articles, multimedia, news & more. FindItVA

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Genealogy Databases

Genealogy Databases   The library provides access to several genealogy databases, which are available either from home or in the library. With these databases you are able to search through military or census records, to name to start tracing your family's history.   Ancestry Library Edition allows you to search through immigration, vital records, census, family Histories, court records, directories,...

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High School Yearbooks Digital Collection

In May of 2019, the Appomattox Regional Library System(ARLS)  partnered with the Library of Virginia (LVA) to digitize a collection of yearbooks from Hopewell High School spanning the years of 1925 through 1977. To see the ARLS’ digital yearbook collection click here. The Yearbook Digitization Project from the Library of Virginia’s Library Development and Networking Division allows people to browse yearbooks...

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Job Seekers

Peterson’s Career Prep A full suite of tools in support of individuals seeking employment. Coming October 1, 2020 Career Assessments: Personalized assessments focus on helping users explore and prioritize their interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences. VisualCV Resume Creator:* This powerful tool allows users to create visually interesting résumés and cover letters. Prebuilt templates provide guidance on how to organize résumé information,...

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Novelist

NoveList Plus is an online reader's resource that helps you uncover your next great read. NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books. NoveList Plus Features Read-alike recommendations: Our recommendations are crafted by experts, and...

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Gale Legal Forms

Gale LegalForms helps you to understand common legal procedures and documents that are specific to your state. With a large library of customizable forms, a dictionary of legal terms, and a place to ask questions and get answers, Gale LegalForms is an effective way to get essential legal services that would otherwise cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Each form...

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