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By Teens, For Teens - Maus: A Survivor's Tale & Lolita

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Welcome back to our latest installment of By Teens, For Teens. This blog post series consists of all teen-generated content. This time we have two book reviews, both written by Jennings C., age 16. Both Maus and Lolita are considered classics, but they are very different from each other. We hope you enjoy! Book Review: Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Maus is unique among Holocaust literature for several reasons, but the most obvious is the medium in which it is written. The graphic novel format...

Take One Small Step with StoryCorps

Ben Himmelfarb
July 16, 2021
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="29380" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text] If you are worried about the divides and the chaos in the country, if you are tired of the shouting, if you are asking “What can I do to help?” here is one answer: join Richmond Public Library and StoryCorps to Take One Small Step. StoryCorps created One Small Step to bring together two strangers who may believe they have nothing in common to get to know one another as people and create meaningful connections. Through hundreds of pilot...

Bastille Day: À la France, avec Amour

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The friendship between the United States and France spans decades. Generations of Americans have shown their amour for French fashion, food, architecture and people, to name just a few. And the U.S. is still ever so grateful for the Statue of Liberty! Bastille Day, which takes place on July 14, is France’s Independence Day. If you’ve had the good fortune to be in a Francophone country on Bastille Day, you’ll know that it’s a day-into-night homage to everything French, with food, neighbors, music, and laughter. The tricolore flutters...

2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books to Make You Laugh

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Readers, we are more than halfway through the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! It's hard to believe we are already into the month of July. Thankfully, this year is measuring up to be a much better year for reading and otherwise! This month's reading prompt is to read something that will make you laugh and I am here for it! I don't know about you but I am always up for a good laugh. And, during the summer I am always looking for a light, fun read. So, I've put together a list of items that are sure to have you laughing. From standup comedy to...

Only the Lonely

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lonely definitions(from Merriam-Webster online) 1 - a: being without company: LONE // too many lonely nights at home. b: cut off from others: SOLITARY // the train stopped frequently at lonely little stations2 - not frequented by human beings: DESOLATE // a lonely spot in the woods3 - sad from being alone: LONESOME // he was feeling lonely without his wife and children4 - producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation // it's a lonely thing to be a champion July 11th is National Cheer Up the Lonely Day   There is a...