Agents of Change – Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today
Monday, August 15th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Belmont Meeting Room
Dr. Karen Sherry from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture will be our guest as she tells the story of the Traveling Exhibition Agents of Change. Dr. Sherry curated this engaging exhibit and will answer questions as we explore together the impact of women's activism in the world of yesterday and today.
The Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement, with authors Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews and Dr. Raymond Pierre Hylton
Gellman Room Main Library
Join co-authors Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews and Dr. Raymond Pierre Hylton as they discuss their new book, Images of America: The Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement, and the events surrounding the arrest of 34 Virginia Union University students during a sit-in protest in Richmond, Virginia in 1960.
August Bonus Borrows
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Starting July 5th
Starting July 5th Richmond Public Libraries will have new operating hours.
2022 YAVA Award Winner
We are honored to present this year's award to author Lamar Giles for his 2020 book NOT SO PURE AND SIMPLE. Giles is an acclaimed author who writes across multiple genres for both middle grade and YA readers. NOT SO PURE AND SIMPLE is a story about growing up, first love, how to handle sex and peer pressure as a teen, toxic masculinity, and so much more. The author tells a narrative that is both heartfelt and authentic all while being hilarious and approachable to the teen reader. Please join us in congratulating him!