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Cozy Reads for these Long Winter Nights

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   In these darkest and coldest days of the year, when I fear I may never feel the warmth of summer again, I find comfort in the cozy. In the flickering glow of soft candlelight. The gentle embrace of a favorite sweater. The calming warmth in my palms while holding a steaming cup of tea. And, of course, deeply lost in the pages of a favorite story. The Danish have a word for this cozy feeling. Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") doesn’t directly translate into English. The word describes a mood of...

RPL Staff's Most Anticipated Reads of 2023

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With a new year brings lots of excitement surrounding the release of new books. And, no one is more excited for these than our staff here at Richmond Public Library. We polled staff on what books they're most excited to read in 2023 and here are a few of the titles they named. Summer Michau, Broad Rock Branch The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag by Sasha Velour (Release date: April 4, 2023) Sasha Velour won season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which has transcended from being a reality competition show to an international...

January Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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Happy New Year, Readers! Welcome to the next installment in our series of blog posts featuring children's books we're currently loving! "Book Chat with the Youth Services Team" features one book recommendation from each of our Youth Services team members. We cover a variety of books from fiction to non-fiction, picture books to chapter books, graphic novels and more! We hope that this month's reading recommendations get you excited about some awesome new books we've added to our collection as well as some oldies but goodies....

The Ultimate Annual Richmond Public Library Staff Pick List: 2022 Edition

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Here's to one more year in the books! We hope you've had as great a reading year as we've had. We love recommending great books all year long, but we especially love compiling this list for you. That's because it's full of our absolute favorites from the last year. With any luck, you'll find your next great read somewhere in this post. And, if not, reach out to us. You can call, stop in, or put in a special request via our Bookologist service, and we'll create an on demand, hand-crafted, "bespoke" book suggestion list just for you. Hayley...

December Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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Happy Holidays, Readers! Welcome to the latest installment in our series of blog posts featuring children's books we're currently loving! "Book Chat with the Youth Services Team" features one book recommendation from each of our Youth Services team members. We cover a variety of books from fiction to non-fiction, picture books to chapter books, graphic novels and more! We hope that this month's reading recommendations get you excited about some awesome new books we've added to our collection as well as some oldies but goodies....