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Hopewell Library

Library service began in the Hopewell - Prince George area in 1930 when Thomas B. Robertson established a Library Association for persons interested in forming a library. In 1931, the city formally took over operation of the library, with Mrs. Maude Langhorne Nelson as its first librarian. The John Randolph Library as it was then known was located in the State Planters Bank Building (now the United Virginia Bank). In 1957 the library was moved to the annex of the Municipal Building and the name was changed to honor the first librarian, Maude Langhorne Nelson. In 1974 Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties joined the City of Hopewell to form the Appomattox Regional Library.

209 E Cawson St, Hopewell, VA 23860

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Baby and Me
10/21 9:30am

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Secretariat: The Legend Lives On
10/26 2pm

If you love horses and/or history, please join us to hear the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of Virginia-born Secretariat, America’s Super Horse, by the...

Baby and Me
10/28 9:30am

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Hopewell Book Group - Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow
10/30 5:30pm

Please join us to discuss the book, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow by Dr. Jan Pol. This coincides with our Animals Along the Appomattox theme.

Movie - Creature from the Black Lagoon
10/31 10:30am

A movie for Halloween: Members of a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, where they enter the domain of a...

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