Greening the Libraries
July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Broad Rock, West End, North Avenue
The James River Association and Richmond Public Libraries are soliciting input from the public on green infrastructure practices to be installed at North Avenue Branch Library, West End Branch Library, and Broad Rock Branch Library. In-person charrettes will be held at each library and will include a tour of the library grounds. Virtual charrettes will be facilitated by James River Association staff members via Zoom.
All Richmond Public Libraries will be opening on July 6, 2020 with some important changes to consider before your visit. Learn about our available services, procedures, health guidelines and more at our Reopening Page. Our Curbside Pickup service will end on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
Summer Reading 2020
June 13 - August 28
Join our summer adventure and start exploring! It's fun for all ages with visual storytimes, virtual programs, STEAM Kits and more. Check out the Summer Reading page to learn more about what's happening this year and how to get started.
Master Gardener Virtual Help Desk
Get gardening help from Master Gardeners through our virtual help desk! Simply post your question through our online form, and a Master Gardener will get in touch. And browse our question and answer board for more gardening tips and tricks straight from the masters.
Art Exhibits – Virtual Galleries
Check out our newly expanded Art Exhibits page. We've brought our exhibits online with our new virtual galleries. Browse this month's exhibiting artists and their selected pieces and learn more about their work's inspiration.
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