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Juneteenth

Posted about 10 months ago by Lisa Crisman
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress in 1865 so “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude” would be legal in the United States. However, the amendment would pass […]
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National Library Week!

Posted about 12 months ago by Lisa Crisman
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Richmond Public Library encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all they have to offer. Most people know about the wealth […]
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April is National Poetry Month

Posted about 1 year ago by Lisa Crisman
National Poetry Month “Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month is a special occasion that celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture and that […]
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Earth Day 2021

Posted about 3 years ago by Lisa Crisman
“In nature, nothing exists alone.”— Rachel Carson, 1962 Even if a big Earth Day celebration is not happening in RVA, there are events going on virtually. From National Geographic’s Earth […]
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Get Growing!

Posted about 3 years 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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Women’s History for Kids: Picturebook Biographies

Posted about 3 years ago by Lisa Crisman
It’s Women’s History Month! To discover someone new to you or read a current title about someone familiar, browse the recently published books listed below. Picturebook biographies are an excellent […]
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Focus on the New: Middle Grade Fiction, ages 8-12

Posted about 3 years ago by Lisa Crisman
Calling all readers ages 8-12…it’s National Reading Month! Listed below are new titles from 2020 and 2021. A wide range of genres include fantasy, friends, and family. Some are set […]
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Black History Month: Picturing Families

Posted about 3 years 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 years 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 3 years 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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