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Thursday, May 25, 2017


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We are the staff of the York County Public Library in Yorktown, VA, and we are excited you've found our blog. On Off the Beaten Shelf, you'll discover reviews of exciting new titles, some of our favorite reads, and even some movies and music we think you can't miss. We will also share what you can do at your library, whether you visit our Tabb, Yorktown or digital locations. Thanks for dropping by and we hope you'll visit us again soon! - YCPL Staff

York County Library system has a fantastic, continuously-growing YA collection that is sure to interest teens and adults alike. With the influx of new material, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices. Here are five titles that are new to the library that are worth checking out. Continue Reading

Staff Note: Notes from the Music Staff is a series of posts discussing what the library offers music fans. From our widely varied collection of music CDs to our nonfiction and fiction books covering all aspects of music, we've got something for everyone and we want to share our love of music with you!

The Notes from the Music Staff column endeavors to share some interesting facts about music while highlighting some of our music collection. But we aren’t just fans of our musical offerings. We also love to read books about music, especially biographies of some of the fascinating musicians whose music we carry. This month, tune in to some of the recent and new biographies of your favorite musicians. Continue Reading

If you love the feel of paper or the smell of books, then you have something in common with many of the characters featured in Charlie Lovett's novels. His brand of literary mystery thrusts a present-day book lover into a historical mystery that can often only be solved in dusty libraries.

His first two novels explored whether famous authors actually penned the works that made them famous. In The Bookman's Tale, the much debated mystery of who authored the many plays attributed to Shakespeare is explored. And in First Impressions, Lovett casts doubt on whether Jane Austen actually wrote Pride and Prejudice. But far from being dry, academic explorations, Lovett excels at bringing to life both his present-day characters and the historical subjects of his mysteries. And his latest entry into the genre might be his most exciting yet.

The Holy Grail is the subject of his latest work, titled The Lost Book of the Grail. Continue Reading

This May, the York County Library system is celebrating gardening. Warm weather has arrived for good, and if you haven’t already gotten your plants and seeds in the ground, there’s no time like the present. Our Live Well @ Your Library series has two gardening-themed sessions for adults this month:

Both programs will be presented by Master Gardener Bethany Beck. Join us to learn how gardening can help you soothe the soul this May.

For both garden-enthusiasts and the outdoor-disinclined, we’ve put together a list of different fiction that focuses on gardening or gardeners. Continue Reading

Looking for a little science fun for your kids this weekend? The Yorktown Library has you covered! We're calling all 9- through 13-year-olds to join us as we discover the secrets behind rockets. Participants get to build and launch their own rockets!

The event will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Yorktown Library. Register online by visiting the Event Calendar on the library website.

Are you looking for more information on rockets? Continue reading for a list of our rocket resources!

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Tabb Hours & Info

100 Long Green Blvd. 
Yorktown, VA 23693
757-890-5100
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 9 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

Yorktown Hours & Info

8500 George Washington Mem. Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692
757-890-3377
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 9 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

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