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Career Stations In The Community!

Ben Himmelfarb
October 20, 2021
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The City of Richmond's Office of Community Wealth Building and Richmond Public Library bring career planning services and job training to your local neighborhood: resume and interview help, employment search, supportive services plus more! Beginning on October 26th, OCWB Barrier Navigators will be regularly stationed during the week at various libraries to meet with people seeking assistance with employment and training. Walk-in or call for an appointment: 804-646-6464 Tuesdays North Avenue Library: 2:00...

Programs That Will Send A Chill Down Your Spine!

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The last two weeks of October are undoubtedly the spookiest time of the year. Each day, the sun goes down earlier and earlier. The wind seems to follow us down the street, stirring up piles of dead leaves behind us. Bare tree branches sway against a gloomy, gray sky. It's almost Halloween! Check out these upcoming RPL programs for a mix of tricks, treats, and community! For some spooky book suggestions, check out this blog post from RPL Bookologist! Make & Take Halloween Jars All Day, Oct. 20 - Nov. 2, East End Library Turn your...

2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books About Teen Entrepreneurship

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Wow! This is our next-to-last prompt for the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge. It's hard to believe that we are so close to the end. Like our last prompt, Prompt #11 "Read something by or about a teen entrepreneur" was a bit tricky. There are not a ton of books out there that feature teens in business. So, I was a little liberal when creating this list. Regardless, I think you will find the books and resources I included very interesting. Read on readers—for some fun reading recommendations! Books: The Henna Wars by Adib...

Haunted Houses and Things That Go Bump in the Night

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As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler (please, let it get cooler!) I want to spend even more time nested in at home reading.  It's October, so I want to read darker, scarier, books.  Maybe books about … ghosts.  Or haunted houses.  I live in a little house built in the 1940s.  The previous owner died in the house, but I've never seen (or felt) a ghostly presence.  Which is, actually, quite a relief.  I prefer my hauntings to be found between the pages of a book! Enter these haunted houses … if you dare.  Fiction...

Learning to Love Our Autumn Years

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“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made…”             Robert Browning The official start of autumn, also known as the fall equinox, occurred on September 22nd. It kicked off what many folks consider a generally pleasant time of year. There’s lots to love about autumn: cooler temps, changing leaves, a gentler light…. However, when the term is applied to human aging, the autumn of life conjures images of declining health and...