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Commemorate Freedom: Juneteenth 2021

Posted about 3 days ago by kathryn Coker
Virginia State Holiday As of October 2020, Juneteenth is a permanent statewide holiday in Virginia. Virginians, like others across America will celebrate in various ways ranging from parades, dancing, visiting historical sites, […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Juneteenth

Posted about 5 days ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back to month six of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge. How’s it been going to far? I don’t know about you, but historically this is about the time […]
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By Teens, For Teens – Into the Wild & A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Posted about 7 days ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back to our next installment of By Teens, For Teens. This blog post series consists of all teen-generated content. This time we have two book reviews for you to enjoy! […]
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VIRGINIA PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN WORLD WAR II: “ENEMIES WITHIN & WITHOUT”

Posted about 1 week ago by kathryn Coker
Prisoners of War Arrive During World War II, the U.S. was “home” to over 425,000 prisoners of war (POWs). They were Japanese, German and Italians from the Axis countries  captured […]
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By Teens, For Teens – The Chase by Elle Kenneday & One of Us Is Lying Read-Alikes

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
By now I hope you’ve read our previous By Teens, For Teens blog posts and are starting to look forward to them! This series is all teen-created content and makes it […]
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Music of the Month – June 2021

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. Gellman Room Concerts @ RPL The Gellman Room Concert season is complete, but you […]
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YA Book Pairings: AAPI Heritage Month

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This monthly celebration recognizes people from the East, the Southeast, the Indian subcontinent and the Pacific Islands.  Although we sometimes group […]
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Celebrate the Days – June

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
There are holidays and observances almost every day of the month – so many reasons to celebrate.   I’m not saying there should be cake every day, but I’m not […]
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted about 4 weeks ago by kathryn Coker
Federal Legislation After unsuccessful federal legislative attempts to approve a week during the first 10 days in May as Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week, Congress passed New York Representative Frank Horton‘s House […]
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Gemini Book Horoscope

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Robyn Webb
Every month of 2021, we will be sharing a tailored horoscope blog post for the current sun sign plus something a little extra so the rest of us aren’t completely […]
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