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News, reviews, and ideas you can use from librarians and library staff at RPL

Aries Book Horoscope

Posted about 4 days ago by Robyn Webb
Every month of 2021 we will be sharing a tailored horoscope blog post for the current sun sign plus something extra so the rest of us aren’t left out! This […]
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Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust

Posted about 5 days ago by kathryn Coker
In 1979, Congress designated the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust (DRVH), an annual 8-day commemoration with tributes and special educational programs to help us remember and learn […]
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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Posted about 6 days ago by Alexandra Zukas
Hello, readers! Not only is this week National Library Week (and coincidentally, RPL’s reopening week), but it’s also currently National Poetry Month! I’ll admit that I haven’t always found poetry […]
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Music of the Month

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Posted in Book Reviews
Music of the Month is a monthly round-up of RPL’s programs and resources related to music. April 2021 Gellman Room Concerts @ RPL Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 2:00 pm, […]
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Taste of Passion

Posted about 2 weeks ago by April Freeman
Posted in Book Reviews
(sometimes, you get what you crave) I would not consider myself a love story fanatic. However, Mrs. Brenda Jackson had me wanting to check out ten more of her books. […]
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Celebrate the Days – April

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers! Rain, rain, go away – come again another day. April is the kindest (or is it the cruelest?) month. Maybe we all need […]
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By Teens, For Teens – Eleanor & Park, Dead Wake, and Keeper of the Lost Cities

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome to a new series on our Shelf Respect blog called “By Teens, For Teens.” In these special blog posts, we’ll be sharing recommendations made by some of our VolunTEENS. […]
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Get Growing!

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
Spring is here, bulbs are popping, trees are budding and the birds are busy! Working with seeds and plants is a great way to relieve stress and to focus on […]
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AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND ACTIVIST: NANNIE HELEN BURROUGHS

Posted about 4 weeks ago by kathryn Coker
Another trailblazing woman I discovered recently is Nannie Helen Burroughs, an educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman from Orange, Virginia. Why Remember This Native Virginian? Burroughs […]
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Memories of Ireland

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Laura Price
Posted in Adult, Children's, Travel
With a great-great-grandmother named Margaret Mary Murphy, it was a sure bet that I would someday see Ireland. Even though over 30 years have passed since I visited, the overall […]
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