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August is Virginia Craft Beer Month

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  There’s a story poured into every pint of Virginia craft beer. One sip can take you to a tasting room looking out at a beautiful mountain vista while another can have you rubbing elbows with a brew master on an iconic downtown street. Local beers with local flavors are on tap for travelers in every part of Virginia, including at many internationally awarded breweries. In Virginia, you can sample several flavors at one of our state's destinationbreweries, taste a dish developed to pair with a local craft beer or simply enjoya...

By Teens, For Teens - Lock the Doors & All the Bright Places

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Welcome back to another "By Teens, For Teens" post! This week we have two read-alikes lists created by VolunTEEN Diya, age 15. Do you enjoy psychological thrillers? Something dark and twisty? Then Lock the Doors by Vincent Ralph is for you! And, if you enjoy Lock the Doors, then check out the other books on Diya's read-alikes list. More in the mood for something moody and dramatic? Like books that make you just a little bit sad? Then All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven or other books on this read-alikes list are just the ticket. ...

Supporting Mental Health at the Library

Phil Shepard
August 1, 2022
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In July, Virginia implemented the nationwide 988 hotline number to provide free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. And there is tremendous need, given that: In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes.For people ages 10–34, suicide is a leading cause of death. From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug...

By Teens, For Teens - Rebecca & One Piece

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This week for our By Teens, For Teens blog post, we have two VolunTEENs who submitted reviews for you. Isabelle R., age 16 reviews the gothic classic Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  Then, for a complete change of pace, Jaden L., age 14 reviews the manga series One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Rating: 4 out of 5 stars This book is a gothic mix of romance and thriller, coupling beautiful language with a familiar and intriguing plotline — the secret life of the aristocracy. The...

Public Safety Appreciation Week - July 2022

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Richmond City Council and Mayor Stoney officially proclaimed the final week of July annual Public Safety Appreciation Week. You can read the full proclamation here. Richmond Public Library has published materials, newspapers and records related to the history of Richmond's public safety departments. Call the Main Library (101 E. Franklin Street) at 804-646-7223 for more information about historical materials! Below is a list of recently published books on aspects of public safety. Many of them are available in multiple formats: print,...