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

Focus on the New: Nonfiction

Posted about 2 days ago by Lisa Crisman
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nonfiction as “writing or cinema that is about facts and real events.” Nonfiction titles may express an author’s point of view. Some nonfiction attempts to inform […]
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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 3 days ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Speaking of Constitution Day Constitution Day is September 17th. Join the Richmond Public Library (RPL) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries in celebrating the 19th Amendment this Constitution Day. The […]
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This Hispanic Heritage Month check out what new books Hoopla has to offer

Posted about 4 days ago by Natalie Draper
There is a nice variety of new fiction and nonfiction by Latinx authors that you can browse right now, from the comfort of your own home, on Hoopla. I’ve selected […]
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Constitution Day – September 17, 2020

Posted about 5 days ago by Kathy Coker
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, to memorialize the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 by delegates to the […]
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Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List (Part 2)

Posted about 1 week ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back to Part 2 of the “Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List” blog post. As I’m sure you all are aware, there are a gazillion TikTok trends out there, […]
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Focus on the New: Cookbooks

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
RVA is a foodie town and the Richmond Public Library has a wide range of cookbooks for everyone. Grilling to vegan, baking to soups, regional cuisines and more are available […]
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Reading and Listening Options for Low Vision, Blindness, and Other Physical Limitations

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
Are you too busy with projects to devote as much time as you’d like to reading?  Perhaps you can’t hold a book for very long without your arms getting so […]
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Antidote for Reality: Science Fiction Reads

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Robyn Webb
Together, let’s take a moment to step back from being inundated with news and worry. In this series of blog posts about escapist reads, we’ll introduce you to new worlds, […]
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Focus on the New: Embroidery and Fiber Arts

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
While Covid-19 is keeping us close to home, many folks are developing new skills or revisiting old ones. Baking, sewing, painting, writing, gardening and graphic arts are just a few […]
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Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List (Part 1)

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Without a doubt, TikTok is one of the hottest new social media platforms. Its mission is to “inspire creativity and bring joy” and, judging by the number of hours so […]
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