Trying to climb your family tree? Find out how the Library's Genealogy Department can help you get on your way! On Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, we will be hosting a Genealogy Basics workshop to show you how to get started tracing your family tree. You will receive a pedigree chart and other helpful forms for keeping records as you research your family tree. You will also be shown how to use the online resource Ancestry.com Library Edition. Registration is required to attend, and space is limited!
The library is seeking teen volunteers to participate in the "Remembering Henderson" oral history project. Volunteers will be collecting recordings of memories and stories from residents at Colonial Assisted Living and other local residents under supervision of the project's committee members. Students entering grades 8 through 12 are invited to sign up. Deadline for applying is Saturday, June 15. Click here for more information.
Having trouble downloading eBooks? We have staff members available Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Wednesdays from 11:00am to 4:00pm by appointment only to help you figure out how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more to your device or computer. Make an appointment by filling out this form or calling the library.
Do you need help finding that perfect book? NoveList Plus is a comprehensive online reader recommendation tool. Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles. All of this information is written by librarians and reading authorities who are experts in the field – making NoveList Plus the premier readers' source.
Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. If you are someone thinking about a career change, let the Library help you prepare. Our free online practice test website, LearningExpress Library, offers help for when you have to take the following certification tests:
With each test you will get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Save your completed tests and works-in-progress for future reference in your user account. Get started now or read more.
The Henderson County Public Library seeks an energetic, motivated, and innovative individual who is interested in joining its team. The ideal candidate is passionate about providing excellent library services to young adults (typically 12 – 18) with an emphasis on programming, outreach, and reader's advisory. Read more at our Jobs page.
Dig into Reading! is the theme for this year's summer reading program. The Library has sessions for expectant parents through children in 8th grade, as well as a read-on-your-own program. The Library is also accepting volunteers for teens and youth ages 12 to 18. Registration for all programs will begin on May 13, and all programs will begin the week of June 17 and run through July 26. Click here for more information and to register.
Want to stay connected to a family member who has moved or watch the progress of a new grandchild? Bring your computer or device on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 am, to learn how to use FaceTime, Skype, and Eyejot. FaceTime and Skype are software applications that allow users to make face-to-face video calls over the Internet. Eyejot is a free service that will allow you to send video email. Registration is required.