Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest
November 29 - December 12
All RPL Locations
The holiday season is approaching and the Gingerbread Man needs your help! Help create the perfect disguise for him/her/them based on your favorite book character! Just pick up a gingerbread man template from your local branch, decorate it, snap a picture, and upload it to our Biblioboard form. Winners from each age group will recieve their very own gingerbread decorating kit!
Giving Tuesday is here! This year, the Richmond Public Library Foundation is spreading the joy (and the generosity) over several weeks. This week we are focusing on one of our core values — Learning and the Lifelong Pursuit of Knowledge. RPL and its Foundation work to provide books and other resources that allow readers explore their world. Your donation through the Richmond Public Library Foundation ensures we have the best books for our readers (of ALL ages).
Gellman Room Concert: Sweet Potatoes
Main Library - Gellman Room
Join us on Saturday, December 4 at 2:00pm for “Sweet Potatoes Live at the Gellman Room” presented by the Richmond-based jazz band, Sweet Potatoes, with members Johnny Hargrove, guitar, Reyna Pannell, vocals, and Stephon Larue, drums.
December 2021 Art Exhibits
December 3 - January 4
First Friday, a monthly opening-night reception for all the artists of the library's galleries, will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 6:30-9:00 pm. The featured art exhibits are the following: Color and black-and-white images of a variety of subjects by the contributing members of the Focus Group Camera Club "City Street Life: Seen by Three" by Steve Ferretti, Lisa Lezell Levine, and Ed Tepper "Friends in the Streets: an artist's view on homelessness" by Connie de Bordenave "Full Circle" by Gina Catlin Live music provided by Mike Klemen and Adwela & the Uprising.
Introducing Black Life in America
Introducing Black Life in America, our new resource to support discussions on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Explore and gain a deeper understanding of the African American experience as recorded by the news media, 1704 through today.
Until further notice
All RPL Locations
Effective September 23, 2021, and until further directed, all city employees, contracted vendors, sub-contracted employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask while working or visiting any city owned or operated facility. This mask mandate additionally covers all city owned or operated vehicles. Masks shall be worn, covering both the nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.Thank you for your cooperation!