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All Kinds of Families

Posted about 8 hours 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 5 days 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 2 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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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Read Harder Challenge #10: A Translated Book and/or Translated by a Woman

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Book Reviews
Ok, first things first.  I am way behind on this challenge.  I believe we are in week 25 of the year and I’m only on book 10.  That’s terrible!  I […]
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Read Around the World

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
Summer reading is not just for kids! Adults can join Reading Adventures: Explore Your World to visit faraway places through books.  Pick up a Summer Reading Passport at any RPL branch […]
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Summer Reading Program: Explore Your World – Cinderella

Posted about 3 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
It’s that time of year friends! Summer fun in the sun! Your Richmond Public Library is full of activities that follow along with our theme this year of Explore Your […]
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