Black History Month
February 1 - 29
Join us for a month long celebration of Black history! This year's theme is African Americans in the Arts and we have many exciting events lined up. From author tables to genealogical research, dance parties to socials, Black Movie Mondays, and more. There is something for everyone at one of our Richmond Public Library locations. We also have an abundance of resources for you to read, listen to, research, and peruse, all to help you expand your knowledge and understanding of Black history. There are so many ways to take part in the celebration.
New Expanded Hours
Ginter Park, Main, & West End
Exciting news! Our Main, West End, and Ginter Park locations have expanded hours, including Sundays! Main and West End are now open earlier too, starting at 9:00 AM on weekdays.
Nominations & Teen Judge Applications Are Open for the YAVA Award
January 1 - February 29, 2024
It's that time of year where we have two very exciting things going on with our Young Adult Virginia Author (YAVA) Award! First, nominate your favorite Virginia YA author who published a book in 2023 for the YAVA Award. Also, teens can apply to be a judge for the 2025 YAVA Award. Deadlines for both are February 28, 2024.
What’s Happening Spring 2024
Discover upcoming events at Richmond Public Library by downloading and printing RPL’s What’s Happening Spring 2024 guide. Copies are also available at all RPL locations.
Check-It Out: Free Blood Pressure Screening at the Library
Check-It Out: Your Blood Pressure at the Library is a community-based initiative to reduce hypertension. Through monthly BP screenings at Richmond Public Library branches, you and your loved ones will have the opportunity to know your numbers, learn about healthy lifestyles, and be connected or reconnected with primary care to support BP monitoring and control.