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Natalie Draper's Posts

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The Ultimate Annual Richmond Public Library Staff Pick List: Best books of the worst year edition

Posted about 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
Happy New Year and Goodbye, 2020, readers! I asked the staff once again to share with you all what their favorite read of the past year has been. To say […]
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Interning at the RPL: 1970’s Film and Historical Trends in the Archives

Posted about 5 months ago by Natalie Draper
Guest Post by Stephanie Campbell, VCU student and Main Library Intern When given the choice between finishing my Bachelor’s degree in history at VCU with either a CAPStone research paper […]
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This Hispanic Heritage Month check out what new books Hoopla has to offer

Posted about 7 months 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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Read #WIT this month!

Posted about 8 months ago by Natalie Draper
It’s only Women in Translation Month* for a few more days but I couldn’t let August go by without sharing a list of past and upcoming books you should add […]
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So nice I read it twice

Posted about 9 months ago by Natalie Draper
Show of hands–who rereads books? I’ll wait. … I don’t, as a rule, reread novels. My TBR list is miles long, and as long as new books are being written, […]
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Black Lives Matter: an anti-racist reading list

Posted about 11 months ago by Natalie Draper
This list is by no means comprehensive. I am not an academic, an expert, nor am I a person of color. These are books that I personally read and recommend […]
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One month, 365 days of fantastic fiction

Posted about 11 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we have a ton of fantastic fiction for you to immerse yourself in. I’m going to unpack of some of my favorite fiction […]
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Creating Space: Personal reflections on inspiring spaces

Posted about 11 months ago by Natalie Draper
I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about space. Not outer space, though sometimes that too, but the spaces we live in, and more importantly, how we interact with, […]
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Richmond Reflects: documenting the moment

Posted about 12 months ago by Natalie Draper
So many of us have suddenly found ourselves spending a lot more time at home with our families, and one of the best things we can do to entertain ourselves, […]
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Stuck at home with nothing to do? Time to work on a new hobby, and we’re here to help.

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
So, all of those things you wish you had the time to learn how to do? Knitting, crocheting, felting, quilting, mending, screen printing, weaving, rug hooking, painting, drawing, embroidery, pottery, […]
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