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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books By or About a Senior Citizen

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Readers, we are in the last quarter of our 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! If you've made it this far, I have complete confidence that you will finish. You may be wondering what happened to my post for Prompt #9: something about 9/11. Well, I did write a blog post about 9/11, I just didn't designate it a reading challenge post. This was for a few reasons. First, this year was the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and I wanted to write a blog post that would be on everyone's radar (not just teens). Also, there just weren't that many YA books written...

New Book Discussion Program!

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September 20, 2021
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First Chapters is about building reading skills and community. On the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm online via Zoom, we read the first chapter of a recent book together, out loud, then discuss it. Library staff supplements each session with some readers’ advisory on related titles, read-alikes, or genre guidance. New and longtime readers alike are welcome! Please share this information with anyone you think would be interested. For more information and access to readings, email: benjamin.himmelfarb@rva.gov Pure America by...

Urban Fiction Experience - Saturday, Sept. 25 - Main Library!

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Experience urban fiction at its finest with New York Times Best-Selling Author Nikki Turner, Richmond Poet Laureate Roscoe Burnems, and other notable urban fiction authors. This free program features author workshops, readings, and chances to talk with some great authors. No registration required! All events will take place at the Main Library in the Gellman Room and Dooley Foyer. Featured authors include: Nikki TurnerRoscoe BurnemsJB HitzShawn StarlingSilk WhiteTerrie "Bosslady" BranchTiffany F. Forbes Check out items in our...