2021 YAVA Award Winner
Congratulations to our 2021 YAVA Award winner - Brynne Rebele-Henry! Learn more about Brynne's book "Orpheus Girl" and check out a copy today through our YAVA page. And if you missed the award ceremony, no problem! The whole live stream is now available on our Youtube channel.
Gellman Room Concert Livestream: River City Opera
Saturday, April 24
Online - 2pm
An afternoon of diverse music, art song, and poetry that explores the many facets of the rich, human experience together presented by River City Opera with soprano, Christine Lyons, & pianist, Jonathan Heaney.
Scenic Sisters: How Garden Clubs Cultivated Virginia’s Female Political Activists
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Learn more about the political savvy of Virginia’s gardening women in this talk by 2021 Virginia Humanities Fellow Meredith Henne Baker, author of the acclaimed The Richmond Theater Fire, winner of the 2012 Jules and Frances F. Landry Award and the 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award.
JXN Project Summer Lecture Series – Who Is Jackson?
In this first talk in a six-part series, Enjoli Moon and Dr. Sesha Joi Moon will discuss the goals that drive The JXN Project as well as the historical research that undergirds it. The public is invited to attend these lectures, comment, and become part of the process of this historic justice initiative. Registration is required.
Indie Author Contest
Begins April 1
Attention #Virginiawriters! Are you an indie author of adult or YA fiction? The Virginia Author Project is looking to find the best indie-published fiction book in Virginia! Find out more about how you can submit your work - #VirginiaAuthorProject
Library Reopening – Expanded Access
Monday, April 5
Beginning Monday, April 5, 2021, the staff of RPL will reopen libraries to the public. To ensure safe access for all and make social distancing easier, library locations will provide limited hours and reduced access. We will continue reopening in phases, and will keep offering digital programs for those who cannot visit a local library. Visit our reopening page to learn more about our expanded services and what to expect for your next visit to the library.
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 forum for more gardening tips and tricks straight from the masters.