Oliver W. Hill Book Club discusses Carrying Independence with author Karen A. Chase
CELEBRATE United States independence with us as popular Richmonder Karen A. Chase shares insights about her acclaimed historical fiction, Carrying Independence with the online Oliver W. Hill Book Club! A Q&A will follow the discussion. Registration is required for this event.
Starting July 5th
Starting July 5th Richmond Public Libraries will have new operating hours.
All Richmond Public Libraries will be closed Monday July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen at 10am on July 5th.
Summer Reading Program 2022
June 4th - August 6th
Join our summer reading adventure and start exploring! It’s fun for all ages with story times, programs, community activities, crafts, and more… it’s easy!
June & July Art Exhibits
June 3rd - August 2nd
The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, June 3, 2022, through Tuesday, August 2, 2022:
“Where We Live” by members of the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association
2020 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest winners from Scenic Virginia
A Collection” by Gary the Johnson
“Abstract Surrealism” by Richmond artist Fred Weatherford
Pen-and-ink with ink wash, pencil and marker pointillism by Mechanicville artist Cacy Herman
Paintings by Danny Trent are on display in the Dooley Foyer Atrium
The library’s permanent collections include works by Anne Newbold Perkins.
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!