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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ RPL

Jennifer Deuell
September 21, 2022
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September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month! Please join us in paying tribute to the many generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched and positively influenced our nation. We have several fun events planned to celebrate the history and culture of these peoples. We hope you'll attend one or more and join in the fun! Taino Rock Carvings Belmont — Monday, September 26 @ 4:30 PM https://rvalibrary.libcal.com/event/9252584 Get to know the history of the Taino, an indigenous people that many...

Hispanic Life in America by NewsBank

Jennifer Deuell
September 19, 2022
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Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month which runs September 15-October 15. While we feel that it is important to celebrate Hispanic people and their culture year round, this is still a great time to highlight one of our resources that can help you do just that. Hispanic Life in America by NewsBank is an online database with comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic American experience from the early 18th century to the present day, as portrayed by the media. It cultivates more than 17,000 publications, including 700 Spanish-language...

September Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

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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....

Read a Book with a Cover You Love — 2022 RAD Reading Challenge for Teens

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Well, it's been awhile since I've posted about the RAD Reading Challenge. If you didn't already know, I was out on maternity leave. But I'm back now and ready to get my read on! The next prompt up in the RAD Reading Challenge is read a book with a cover you love. I don't know about you but this one was an easy prompt for me to find a book. There are so many amazing book covers out there that the hard part was choosing just one! I decided to go with a book I own (because there are way too many of those that I haven't read yet). I also...

Common Book Reading List

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We hope you are looking forward to the upcoming programs that the Richmond Public Library has planned in support of the 2022 VCU Common Book,  The Organ Thieves. Whether you have already read The Organ Thieves, are waiting to read it, or just want to know more about some of the myriad ways that race, gender, and poverty intersect with medicine and medical outcomes, try these other recent nonfiction titles: The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER by Thomas Fisher A south side Chicago ER doctor looks at the reasons...