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News, reviews, and ideas you can use from librarians and library staff at RPL

Resources to Keep Traveling, Learning, and Relaxing (From Your Couch)

Posted about 3 days ago by Alexandra Zukas
Tons of activities to keep you learning and traveling, virtually.
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Stuck at home with nothing to do? Time to work on a new hobby, and we’re here to help.

Posted about 1 week ago by Natalie Draper
So, all of those things you wish you had the time to learn how to do? Knitting, crocheting, felting, quilting, mending, screen printing, weaving, rug hooking, painting, drawing, embroidery, pottery, […]
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Adulting 101 From Home

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Uncategorized
Some of you may be aware that just before the coronavirus hit we started an Adulting 101 series at the Main Library.  It was growing in popularity and we were […]
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Screen-Free Ideas for Teens in the Time of Social Distancing

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Teens
Teens, we know you are probably very well-equipped to deal with this whole social distancing thing.  You’ve been texting, facetiming, online gaming, etc. since you were able to hold a […]
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Money! Money! Money!

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
Spring is on the way!  And April showers bring … financial literacy?  April is “Financial Literacy Month”, which makes it a good time to take charge of your finances. Even […]
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Richmond Public Library and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Nancy Buck
Posted in Book Reviews
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Pandemic? Don’t Panic. Stay home and read!

Posted about 1 month ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Reading Recommendations | Tagged with
A good book can get you through just about any crisis, and sometimes, reading about the very thing that scares us can be a thrill, or catharsis. If you don’t […]
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Let’s Hear it For the Ladies

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
Surprisingly (or not so surprisingly), Women’s History Month dates only back to 1981, when Congress passed Pub. L 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning […]
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Upcoming Indie Releases for 2020

Posted about 2 months ago by Jonah Butler
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The Tax Man Cometh

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Inform * Enrich * Empower, Uncategorized | Tagged with
April 15th will be here before you know it. That means it is time to <cue spooky music> COMPLETE YOUR FEDERAL TAX RETURNS!! (Virginia tax returns aren’t due until May […]
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