RPL and Coronavirus
March 14 - until further notice
In accordance with the City of Richmond and Governor of Virginia, we are closed. Find out what we are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Art Exhibits – Virtual Galleries
Check out our newly expanded Art Exhibits page. We've brought our exhibits online with our new virtual galleries. Browse this month's exhibiting artists and their selected pieces and learn more about their work's inspiration.
Master Gardener Virtual Help Desk
Get gardening help from Master Gardeners through our virtual help desk! Simply post your question through our online form, and a Master Gardener will get in touch. And browse our question and answer board for more gardening tips and tricks straight from the masters.
Latest from the Blog
HAPPY with HABITS
Habit was a dirty word. Like hope, waiting, and boundaries, the idea of habit was a form of discipline I scoffed at as being confining, restricting, and limiting. As a rebellious youth, I wanted to “do my own thing.” I was not alone. From wild mass gatherings like Woodstock to popular song lyrics such as “It’s your thing, do what you wanna do,” (“It’s Your Thing” by the Isley Brothers) and phrases like “Do You!” a whole generation led America down the independence road. Howe...Read More
PO Box 1142
The following is from my ongoing research on World War II Prisoner of War Camps in Virginia. It’s a steamy summer night in 1943 in Alexandria, Virginia,…and another Army bus with dark windows is rumbling down the George Washington Memorial Parkway, headed for a nearly forgotten fort….The frequent arrivals at Fort Hunt no longer raise an eyebrow among locals, who assume the newly constructed facilities, complete with barbed wire fences and guard towers, simply support a World War II offi...Read More
One month, 365 days of fantastic fiction
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we have a ton of fantastic fiction for you to immerse yourself in. I'm going to unpack of some of my favorite fiction (and one poetry collection because I can't help it) of the last year or so, and include some bonus recs from colleagues... as a treat! First, start with our Bunker Book Club pick of the month: The Book of Salt by Monique Truong. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this novel narrated by the acerbic, tippling Binh, a Vietnamese ...Read More