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By Teens, For Teens - The Giver & Other YA Classics

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Welcome back to another installment of By Teens, For Teens, a blog post series where RPL VolunTEENs make book and movie recommendations for you! This week is for our readers of classic literature! Max K., age 15 has some book recommendations for you to read if you loved The Giver by Lois Lowry. Looking for something different? Want to tackle a bunch of YA classics? Max has also put together a list of classic books he thinks all teens should read. Check them out! Read-Alikes List: 1984 by George Orwell Brave New World by Aldous...

Hello, Hellosaurus!

Meg Raymond
June 20, 2022
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childrens
families
hoopla
technology

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows Richmond Public Library card holders to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows – up to six borrows per month.  Hoopla content can be accessed on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!  Borrowed content can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.   (Pro tip: download content to your device from any library branch, using RPL wi-fi, and then read, watch, or listen at home). Hoopla...

June Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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families
reading-recommendations

Welcome back to the next installment in our new 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....

By Teens, For Teens - Gone with the Wind (the book & the movie)

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teens

This week, Isabelle R., age 16 has some high praise for the old classic, Gone with the Wind. She takes on both the book and the movie in her reviews, focusing on the artistry of the author and the film-making. Book Review: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Opening this book transports the reader to the world of the Old South, experiencing the unique and glowing cultural life of the pre-war South. The story follows the life of Scarlett O’Hara, a Southern aristocrat whose prominent Georgian family...

CIVIC SEASON IS HERE!

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womens-history

CIVIC SEASON IS UPON US! What is Civic Season? Generally, concepts such as patriotism and freedom are highlighted starting the week of Flag Day (June 14th) and ending on Independence Day (July 4). If you Google “Civic Season Virginia” you will get lots and lots of information, so I will endeavor to explain succinctly what “Civic Season” is and what you should know about it.  According to theCivicSeason.com, the website and the movement were originally developed in 2021 by Made By Us, a partnership collectively led by the...