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June: Go Outside or Stay Indoors: a Daily Guide

Posted about 7 hours ago by Meg Raymond
June is a month full of contradictions and changes.  Spring changes to Summer.  The sun sets later and later, and rises earlier.  June 21st – the Summer Solstice – is […]
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Keep Your Wheels Turnin’ with these Road Trippin’ Audiobooks

Posted about 3 days ago by Hayley DeRoche
Posted in Book Reviews
When the fight over whose music gets played has worn everyone in the car down to a husk of their former selves, it’s time for an audiobook! These are some […]
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WHO’S BAD? Worst reviews, and the books, music and movies that provoked them.

Posted about 7 days ago by Alfreda Payton
In early January 2023, HBO Max and TV writer-producer, Charlie Grandy had the idea to launch a redux of the 1970’s Scooby-Doo and the Gang cartoon, but with a diverse […]
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May Book Chat with the Youth Services Team

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Louis Maranski
Welcome to the another installment in our series of blog posts featuring children’s books we’re currently loving! “Book Chat with the Youth Services Team” features one book recommendation from each […]
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When Mother’s Day is Hard

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Mother’s Day is not happy for everyone. Instead, it can be a time of grief, pain, ambiguity, frustration, strain, and even guilt. Personally, Mother’s day has been a sad day […]
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Jewish American Heritage Month & RPL’s Special Collections

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) each May is a celebration of the contributions and experiences of Jewish Americans and highlights how America’s Jewish communities have shaped and been shaped by […]
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2023 YAVA Award Celebration & Winner

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Award Winners, Teens
The Young Adult Virginia Author (YAVA) Award Celebration commemorated its tenth year on April 22 with an afternoon of fun, food, and most importantly, books! This year’s theme was “retro […]
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National Library Week!

Posted about 1 month ago by Lisa Crisman
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Richmond Public Library encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all they have to offer. Most people know about the wealth […]
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Introducing the Richmond Room

Posted about 1 month ago by Ben Himmelfarb
The Richmond Room is on the 1st floor of the Main Library, on the west side of the building. Over the years, the space has been the Children’s Department and […]
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Goodbye OverDrive, Hello Libby!

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
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If you’re a fan of eBooks and audiobooks, then you’re probably familiar with OverDrive. If not, OverDrive is a platform to which Richmond Public Library subscribes and through which we […]
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