JXN Project Summer Lecture Series – They Tried to Bury Us
Wednesday, May 19
Online - 7pm
In this second lecture in a six-part series, Melody Short (Jackson Ward Collective) will moderate a panel talk between Ana Edwards (American Civil War Museum and the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project), Shawn Utsey (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Free Bangura (Untold RVA). Panelists will explore Richmond's complex history by uncovering lesser-known stories about Jackson Ward, where Black Richmonders often juxtaposed enslavement and exploitation with entrepreneurship and enterprise.
Library Reopening – Expanded Access
Beginning Wednesday, May 12, 2021, RPL libraries will be open to the public. To ensure safe access for all, social distancing and masks are still required. We will continue reopening in phases, and will keep offering digital programs. Visit our reopening page to learn more about our expanded services and what to expect for your next visit to the library.
Hoopla Bonus Borrows
Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back for the entire month of May! Any items checked out from the Bonus Borrows collection will not count towards your remaining available checkouts.
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.
Indie Author Contest
Deadline is May 31!
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