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Bastille Day: À la France, avec Amour

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The friendship between the United States and France spans decades. Generations of Americans have shown their amour for French fashion, food, architecture and people, to name just a few. And the U.S. is still ever so grateful for the Statue of Liberty! Bastille Day, which takes place on July 14, is France’s Independence Day. If you’ve had the good fortune to be in a Francophone country on Bastille Day, you’ll know that it’s a day-into-night homage to everything French, with food, neighbors, music, and laughter. The tricolore flutters...

Commemorate Freedom: Juneteenth 2021

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Virginia State Holiday As of October 2020, Juneteenth is a permanent statewide holiday in Virginia. Virginians, like others across America will celebrate in various ways ranging from parades, dancing, visiting historical sites, to barbecues. Federal Holiday House of Representatives voted 415-14 to make Juneteenth (June 19th) a federal holiday. This followed the Senate’s unanimous passage of a resolution on the day before to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. President Biden signed the bill on...

Get Growing!

Lisa Crisman
March 22, 2021
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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....

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Teens, the submission deadline has been extended to 10/25! https://rvalibrary.librariesshare.com/teenspotlight/

You told us; we listened. The draft #ARP spending plan reflects community priorities from the 1st round of engagement, and now we're inviting you to the table again. Tell us what you think, what you'd add, and what you'd deprioritize. Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/draftarp