Live Well @ Your Library
The York County Public Library continues its Live Well @ Your Library series in 2017. Live Well @ Your Library features monthly sessions on bettering the body, mending the mind, and soothing the soul. The program will bring a year of sessions to both libraries that will help you boost your quality of life.
Explore the Art of Writing in June
Explore the art of writing in our Write Stuff Author’s Series during the first two weekends in June:
Join Joslyn Robinson on the dark side with this seminar on writing flawed yet believable characters. Working with the Shadow: A Writer’s Guide will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 3, at the Yorktown Library. To register, call 890-5207 or visit our Events Calendar.
Mary Beth Dalton of Jigsaw Genealogy will present Genealogy 101 for Writers from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 10, at the Tabb Library. Gain an understanding of genealogy research and how it can support your writing. Non-writers are also welcome. To register, call 890-5120 or visit our online Events Calendar.
Design Your Career in July
Learn how to Design Your Career with career expert Candice Sayre in July. Join us from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at the Yorktown Library to get tips on job searching, interviewing, and resume writing. Whether you are just starting out or looking to switch gears after retirement, this is the seminar for you. To register, call 890-5207 or visit our online Events Calendar.
Take a Yoga Break @ Your Library in August
In August, relieve your stress during our Yoga Break @ Your Library sessions. Join an instructor from Garden of Zen Yoga Studio to take a break from the day’s stress. The first session will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Tabb Library. The second session will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Yorktown Library. A limited number of mats will be available to borrow, but feel free to bring your own! Registration is required and attendees must sign a waiver before participating. To register, call Tabb Reference at 890-5120, call York Reference at 890-5207, or visit our Events Calendar.
Kill Mosquitoes Before They're Old Enough to Bite!
One of the best ways to eliminate mosquitoes is to prevent standing water. If you have a water garden, rain barrel, birdbath or other areas with standing water that you can't easily eliminate, Mosquito Dunks® will help. Mosquito Dunks® are a safe, nontoxic way to control mosquitoes before they become adults. As the dunk slowly dissolves, it releases a bacterium which is toxic only to mosquito larvae. Mosquito Dunks® are safe for use around fish, birds, wildlife, children and pets. York County residents can pick up a free package of Mosquito Dunks® at the Tabb Library Reference desk. Provided by York County Mosquito Control, Mosquito Dunks® are limited to one package per household while supplies last. For more information about the Mosquito Dunks® program, visit the York County Mosquito Control website or call 757-890-3790.
Give Local 757!
A big thank you to all the donors who supported the York County Public Library Foundation during the Give Local 757 campaign on May 9! Your generous donations will aid in the Foundation's capital campaign to enhance the expansion and renovation of the Yorktown Library in 2020. Across the Hampton Roads area, Give Local 757 raised over $647,000 for 213 Hampton Roads nonprofit organizations. Thank you for making a difference for the York County Public Library Foundation and other local nonprofits!
SYNC Free Audiobooks for Teens
AudioFile Magazine is offering FREE summer listening for teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature through its SYNC audiobook program. From April 27th to August 16th, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week. Based on weekly themes, each pair of SYNC titles will be available for download for 7 days through the OverDrive app. Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep. A new pair of audiobooks will be available each Thursday at 7 a.m. Over the 16 week period, 32 titles will be available. For a complete list of titles, visit SYNC Audiobooks for Teens. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.
Looking for a Great Read?
Not sure what to read next? Let us help! Fill out the Looking for a Great Read readers’ advisory survey, and library staff will send you a list of books and/or authors that you might enjoy. The information provided on the survey will allow staff to offer reading recommendations based on your specific interests and tastes. Once the survey is submitted, library staff will get back to you within a week with a customized list. All submissions are confidential. This service is for library patrons only. If you require immediate assistance, please visit or call the Tabb Library Reference desk at 757-890-5120 during the library's regular hours. Register online through the event calendar or by calling the Yorktown Library at 757-890-5207.
The Tabb Library offers free one-on-one appointments with library staff for assistance with a variety of topics. Submit your request for an appointment through the Book-a-Librarian survey. Depending on the topic, you may be scheduled for a 15 or 30 minute session. Topics may include:
Digital Collection: Downloading eBooks, audiobooks and magazines; ereaders; eBooks and audiobooks on your iPods/iPads
Library Resources: Navigating and using the library catalog, website and online databases
Technology: eReader or tablet help
Job Materials: Cover letter (critique/suggestions), Resumes (formatting/content suggestions)
DMV Connect Visits the Yorktown Library
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' DMV Connect is ready to bring DMV services to your Yorktown Library. Visits are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Yorktown Library meeting room on the dates listed below. DMV Connect is equipped to process all DMV transactions except vital records and testing. Services available include: applying for or renewing your Virginia ID card or driver's license; applying for a Veterans ID card; obtaining vehicle titles and registrations; ordering disabled parking placards or plates; and much more. For more information visit the DMV website.
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