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Get Growing!

Lisa Crisman
March 22, 2021

Spring is here, bulbs are popping, trees are budding and the birds are busy! Working with seeds and plants is a great way to relieve stress and to focus on a project that can have multiple rewards. You might be adding green to your indoor windowsill, creating a colorful entry to your living space or trying to grow your own fruits and vegetables. Richmond Public Library's collection includes many great titles for gardeners of all skill levels, whether your garden is a single pot, a strip along a sidewalk, raised beds or an open, garden plot....

Memories of Ireland

Laura Price
March 17, 2021

With a great-great-grandmother named Margaret Mary Murphy, it was a sure bet that I would someday see Ireland. Even though over 30 years have passed since I visited, the overall impressions of the people, land, and culture of Ireland resonate with me still. At Clontarf Castle, in a Dublin suburb, I enjoyed a delightful evening of traditional Irish entertainment: music, dancing, and storytelling. Despite considerable renovation, the castle felt old to its core. Dublin proper was a dream fulfilled. Years of studying the works of James Joyce...

Women's History for Kids: Picturebook Biographies


It's Women's History Month! To discover someone new to you or read a current title about someone familiar, browse the recently published books listed below. Picturebook biographies are an excellent way to introduce kindergarten to middle grade readers to the genre. From artists to inventors, writers to sports stars, women equally share our history. Call your local library or go online, place a hold, and meet someone new! For newest readers, biographies may be found in a variety of reading levels. Ruth Graves Wakefield: One Smart Cookie...


Save the date! Join us April 28th at 6pm for a virtual poetry slam hosted by @WritersDenRVA & #RVA's very own poet laureate, Roscoe Burnems! #NationalPoetryMonth

There's still time to sign up for this important virtual workshop on Wednesday, 4/14, at 3pm! Using the REVIVE! method of training developed by @VDHgov, you'll get a quick guide to opioid overdose intervention using #naloxone.

It's not just Monday, it's #MiddleGradeMonday! Join us over on Facebook Live every Monday afternoon at 4pm where we'll read a few chapters from one of our favorite middle grade books & share why we think YOU should finish it! #rplmgm 📚