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Ann K and Preston H Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection

Welcome to the Ann K and Preston H Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection of the Appomattox Regional Library System. This begins our  effort to digitize primary documents, photographs, and slides reflecting the history of Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County. These materials are housed in the Ann K and Preston H Leake Local History and Genealogy room at...

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Basic Needs Directory

Click here to go to Aunt Bertha website and enter your zipode, and choose from the number of categories to find the right fit for you, or use the search box below.   Finding the things you need has never been easier: Emergency Services & Disaster Response Food Housing Baby Supplies, Clothing, and other Goods Transportation Health Care Services Financial...

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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. Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Japanese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.

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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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Local History and Genealogy

The Ann K. and Preston H. Leake Local History and Genealogy Collection, located on the second floor of the Hopewell Library, consists of primary documents, photographs, and printed books on the history of Hopewell and the surrounding local area. Materials are not available for circulation but may be viewed on-site by appointment. To make an appointment, call Jeanie Langford, Local...

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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

Using the Library Search our catalog for materials on a variety of subjects. Resume Building Certification Licensing Test Prep Interview Skills Changing Careers and Much More... Searching Online Since a lot of jobs are now being advertised through internet sites, and have required electronic applications, you may find yourself spending a lot of time searching for jobs online. Some of the...

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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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