Our Belmont Branch will close today, 1/20/2022, at 2:30pm due to a maintenance issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Effective September 23, 2021, and until further directed, all city employees, contracted vendors, sub-contracted employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask while working or visiting any city owned or operated facility. Masks shall be worn, covering both the nose and mouth, regardless of vaccination status.

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Do you HOOPLA?

Posted about 2 days ago by Meg Raymond
Do you HOOPLA? Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows Richmond Public Library card holders to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows – up to […]
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Read a Graphic Novel — 2022 RAD Reading Challenge for Teens

Posted about 3 days ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back! I hope my intro post to this year’s RAD Reading Challenge has you all excited and ready to dive in! I’m starting out my challenge with the first […]
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2022 RAD Reading Challenge for Teens!

Posted about 6 days ago by Jennifer Deuell
For me, the new year always brings a new reading challenge. In 2020 I completed and wrote about the Read Harder Reading Challenge. And last year I created my very […]
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A New You in 2022

Posted about 1 week ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
So, we’ve come through well over a year of quarantine. It has become clear that physical health, including astrong immune system, is very important. This is a good time to revisit, […]
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Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022 (the first half)

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Wow! It has been quite a year for YA books. Would you agree? I’ve enjoyed some great new YA titles this year including A Complicated Love Story Set in Space […]
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Bah! Humbug!

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
Bah! Humbug! How did this phrase come to convey curmudgeonly displeasure? The origin of the word humbug is unknown. It emerged in England in the mid-18th century, with a first […]
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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the […]
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Music of the Month – December 2021

Posted about 2 months ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Posted in Adult, Events, Inform * Enrich * Empower | Tagged with
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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Master Gardener Virtual Help Desk

Posted about 2 months 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 months 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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