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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Something You've Always Wanted to Learn About

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Well readers, we've made it to the end of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! This post highlights Prompt #12, our last official prompt. Prompt #12 asks you to read a book (or other resource) that teaches you something you've always wanted to learn about. For obvious reasons, this was a difficult post to pull together. I wish I had the inside scoop on what all teens what to learn about. But, sadly, I don't. So I used this as an opportunity to highlight some of the awesome YA nonfiction books that I  think often get overlooked.  These books...

National American Indian Heritage Month

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Introduction National American Indian Heritage Month has particular significance to Virginia, home to eleven state recognized American Indian tribes. “State recognition is the formal declaration of recognition to an American Indian tribe located in Virginia by the Commonwealth.” [https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/virginia-indians/state-recognized-tribes/] The recognition procedure is meant to distinguish Native American tribes that were here before European migration. Virginia has used various processes and benchmarks to do...

Programs That Will Send A Chill Down Your Spine!

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The last two weeks of October are undoubtedly the spookiest time of the year. Each day, the sun goes down earlier and earlier. The wind seems to follow us down the street, stirring up piles of dead leaves behind us. Bare tree branches sway against a gloomy, gray sky. It's almost Halloween! Check out these upcoming RPL programs for a mix of tricks, treats, and community! For some spooky book suggestions, check out this blog post from RPL Bookologist! Make & Take Halloween Jars All Day, Oct. 20 - Nov. 2, East End Library Turn your...