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September is all about YOU

Posted about 5 days ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
September is both Self-Improvement Month and Self-Care Awareness Month, so make this month all about you. Self-care advocates often suggest visualizing a “happy place” to relieve stress and induce relaxation.  My imaginary […]
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YAVA Nominees 2019

Posted about 1 week ago by Naomi D'Archangel
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There’s only a week left to vote for your favorite YAVA nominee! Voting can be done in person through September 15th at your local branch or online here. There’s so […]
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Strange and Silly Schools

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Starting a new school year can be stressful for kiddos. Maybe they went from elementary to middle school. Maybe there's a new teacher. Or maybe their best friend is no longer in class with them. Whatever the case, laughter and humor are always good medicine for some school-time blues.
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All Kinds of Families

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” –Tolstoy   I grew up in a neighborhood of not-big houses on small lots. Most of […]
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Read Harder Challenge #13: Kids Like Us & Read Harder Challenge #14: A Study in Charlotte

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #13: A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse I was super pumped to complete this prompt.  Writing about characters who identify as neurodiverse is definitely trending […]
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Summer Reading Program: Explore Your World – Food

Posted about 1 month ago by Naomi D'Archangel
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Hiya folks! We’re in the home stretch for summer reading now. There’s still a few events left to attend, not to mention our closing bashes on August 10th. You’ve still […]
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Under the radar: Coming soon from indie presses and new in translation

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews
Pardon me, I’m just coming down from the experience of taking in the new Colson Whitehead novel, The Nickel Boys, in one sitting and having a hard time focusing on […]
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Read Harder Challenge #11: Fruits Basket & Read Harder Challenge #12: Maus

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #11: A book of manga Ok, try not to be too appalled by what you are about to read…this is my first time reading manga.  I know, I know.  […]
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Richmond Public Library – Moments in Time

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
The history of Richmond Public Library began a century before the first library building opened.  The library timeline is a fascinating glimpse of readers (and movers and shakers) of a […]
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Summer Reading Program: Explore Your World – Dragons

Posted about 3 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Hello friends! Summer is in full swing now and our libraries are hopping with fun activities! From Lego Robotics Club and Mandalas to Candy Sushi and Puppet Shows, there’s something […]
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