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Master Gardener Virtual Help Desk

Posted about 1 week ago by Ben Himmelfarb
When the pandemic began in Spring 2020, the Richmond Public Library and Richmond Master Gardeners created the Virtual Help Desk, a way for people to connect with experts for all […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Something You’ve Always Wanted to Learn About

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Well readers, we’ve made it to the end of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! This post highlights Prompt #12, our last official prompt. Prompt #12 asks you to read […]
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Veterans Day

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Laura Price
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude […]
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Music of the Month – November 2021

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Ben Himmelfarb
MUSIC OF THE MONTH IS A MONTHLY ROUND-UP OF RPL’S MUSIC-RELATED PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES.   Gellman Room Concerts The 2021-2022 Gellman Room Concert season is here! You can always watch […]
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National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted about 4 weeks ago by kathryn Coker
Introduction National American Indian Heritage Month has particular significance to Virginia, home to eleven state recognized American Indian tribes. “State recognition is the formal declaration of recognition to an American […]
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Programs That Will Send A Chill Down Your Spine!

Posted about 1 month ago by Ben Himmelfarb
The last two weeks of October are undoubtedly the spookiest time of the year. Each day, the sun goes down earlier and earlier. The wind seems to follow us down […]
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Career Stations In The Community!

Posted about 1 month ago by Ben Himmelfarb
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The City of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building and Richmond Public Library bring career planning services and job training to your local neighborhood: resume and interview help, employment search, […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Books About Teen Entrepreneurship

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Wow! This is our next-to-last prompt for the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge. It’s hard to believe that we are so close to the end. Like our last prompt, Prompt […]
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Haunted Houses and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler (please, let it get cooler!) I want to spend even more time nested in at home reading.  It’s October, so […]
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Learning to Love Our Autumn Years

Posted about 2 months ago by Laura Price
“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made…”             Robert Browning The official start of autumn, also known […]
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