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COMMEMORATING THE 19TH AMENDMENT

kathryn Coker
August 2, 2021
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Please join the Law Library during the month of August as we commemorate the ratification and adoption to the US Constitution in 1920 of the 19th Amendment whereby women won the right to vote. Find out more at https://rvalibrary.org/events/19th-amendment-commemoration/ What Some Women Endured The Silent Sentinels: Suffragists Demonstrate In Front of the White House Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Rally Come see the exhibit on the library's first floor. Watch You Tube videos about Women's Suffrage...

Celebrate the Days - August

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THERE ARE HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES ALMOST EVERY DAY OF THE MONTH – SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE. I’M NOT SAYING THERE SHOULD BE CAKE EVERY DAY, BUT I’M NOT SAYING THERE SHOULDN’T BE CAKE EVERY DAY, EITHER. AUGUST CELEBRATIONS American Artist Appreciation Month Check out the eVideo of the PBS series Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century. You will need your RPL library card to access these streaming videos from Hoopla.  Don’t have a library card?  Find out how to get one here.  Then check out the companion book to the PBS...

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...