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Lisa Crisman's Posts

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Black History Month: Picturing Families

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History develops themes for Black History Month each year. The themes “reflect changes in how people of African descent in […]
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“Black Food Matters”

Posted about 3 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Full disclaimer: I borrowed this phrase from Mark Whitaker on CBS Sunday Morning. The show aired Sunday, November 22, 2020. I had been waiting for our library’s copy of Marcus […]
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Veteran’s Day 2020

Posted about 4 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines armistice as “temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents.” In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh […]
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Focus on the New: Nonfiction for Kids

Posted about 4 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Do you have a young reader who loves books full of facts and information? Check out this sample of new titles available for curbside pickup @ your local Richmond Public […]
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Voting and Elections for Kids!

Posted about 5 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Voting and elections are in the news. It’s important and sometimes difficult to talk to kids about the process, results and why it’s all so necessary. Here are some titles […]
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Focus on the New: Picture Books

Posted about 5 months ago by Lisa Crisman
Picture books are equal parts text and illustration. All ages may delight in the settings and characters as pictures help tell the story. Here’s a baker’s dozen new titles available […]
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Focus on the New: Nonfiction

Posted about 6 months 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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Focus on the New: Cookbooks

Posted about 6 months 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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Focus on the New: Embroidery and Fiber Arts

Posted about 6 months 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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New year, new titles for youth!

Posted about 3 years ago by Lisa Crisman
Picture books continue to grow in popularity with new authors and illustrators plus old favorites stretching the boundaries of the 32-page norm.  Stop by your local library and check them […]
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