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Congratulations to the NPL Volunteers of the Month!

April 2014: Adriana Goodman

May 2014: Joseph Needham

June 2014: Annie Gao

Adriana Goodman is a 13-year-old Norfolk native who attends Lake Taylor Middle School. She volunteers after school at the Horace C. Downing Branch Library cleaning toys in the KidZone and helping with shelf reading. She also volunteers as a praise dancer and mime for St. Paul Pentecostal C.O.G.I.C. (Church of God in Christ). Adriana loves the color purple and all types of food.

Joseph Needham is a 2010 graduate from Granby High School who has volunteered at NPL since he was 15 years old. He has worked at the Kirn Memorial Main Library, the Lafayette Branch Library, and currently, the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. He is kind, hardworking, responsible, and always works with a smile on his face. Joseph loves reading history books, hiking, and playing lacrosse.

Annie Gao was born in Hawaii. She is a rising junior at Norfolk Collegiate School and her favorite subject is English. Annie is volunteering at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library for her second summer helping the Children’s Department with summer programs and assisting patrons. Annie enjoys playing volleyball, reading and traveling. Her all-time favorite vacation was to Key West.

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American Indian Heritage Month

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November 1-30, 2014

American Indian Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 11 AM Pretlow Anchor Branch ~ (757) 441-1750 Host: Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk Nation Award-winning Native American, photojournalist and public speaker Vincent Schilling presents drum groups, dance performances, and wild bird demonstrations! (Family)

Black Indians in Hampton Roads: A Historical Perspective

Saturday, Nov. 15 @ 1 PM Blyden Branch ~ (757) 441-2852 The Weyanoke Association presents a historical perspective on the rich and vibrant history of Black Indians and their relationship with Native Americans in Hampton Roads and other regions of Virginia. (Adults) Creating a City of Readers  Published by the Friends of the Norfolk Library

We Need Your Gently Used LEGOS® Donations can be brought to any NPL location For details, please ask any library staff member or call (757) 664-7328 x349

Your donations are helping to build LEGO® clubs at NPL brick-by-brick! Creating a City of Readers  Published by the Friends of the Norfolk Library5

@Your Library Newsletter Fall 2014  

News and Events from Norfolk Public Library and the Friends of NPL

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