Richmond Public Library App
Download the new Richmond Public Library app today! With our new app for Apple and Android devices, the library is at your fingertips. Browsing the catalog, managing your account and downloading ebooks has never been easier!
October 24 - November 2
West End Library
Stop by the library and follow The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything on a storywalk. Start on the patio and wrap around the back, window to window, ending at the back door. Clomp, wiggle and shake along with the story! Pick up a packet and make your own scarecrow at home.
Main Library Express
We're beginning to reopen. First in the phase of our reopening plan is our Main Library making public computers available. Visit our reopening page to learn more about our phased plan and the services that will be offered along the way.
Block the Vote
The Richmond Public Library has partnered with the Right to Vote Coalition to provide the digital exhibit "Block the Vote: The Deliberate Suppression of the Black Vote".
Read Up Richmond: James McBride with Kiki Petrosino
November 9, 7pm
This fall RPL is pleased to host National Book Award winning author James McBride in conversation with Kiki Petrosino! Kiki Petrosino teaches at the University of Virginia as a Professor of Poetry, and recently published her 4th book, 'White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia'. Fifty attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of James McBride's latest novel, 'Deacon King Kong'. This event is virtual and requires registration.
RVA Poet Laureate
Deadline Is November 5!
The City of Richmond's first Poet Laureate competition! This role is open to everyone and all poets are encouraged to apply by November 5.
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