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Beat the heat with some chilling reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
OK, it’s raining and a little cooler outside but we will soon find ourselves back in the sweltering swamp of August so we have a few chilling thrills to keep […]
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See the World in 10 new books

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
We’re back this week with some packing suggestions for your travel reading pleasure. These books are also a good substitute if, like me, you aren’t going anywhere for a while. […]
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A few new LGBTQ reads for your Pride Month reading list

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
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Bingo Love is the most enjoyable romantic graphic novel I have ever encountered. I read it three times and don’t even like romance. Hazel and Mari meet and fall in […]
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Staff Picks: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
It’s finally May (May the 4th be with you!) so if you’re like us, you’re already picking out your summer books for parks, beach, and plane reading. Aren’t you? Well, […]
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Poetry to survive the “Cruelest Month”

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
April, it turns out, is not┬ájust the cruelest month (as an allergy sufferer, this speaks to me), but also National Poetry Month, and financial capability month. I couldn’t find much […]
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Get it done with your library card: Be your own boss

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
Forbes said that Richmond is among the 10 up-and-coming cities for entrepreneurs: “[…]Richmond is now a thriving arts and cultural mecca. The startup scene is booming and tax incentives are […]
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11 Interesting Reads by and about Interesting Women

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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1. Marley Dias gets it Done, and So Can You! by Marley Dias, founder of #1000blackgirlbooks, with forward by Ava DuVernay! Mark your calendars, book lovers, because Marley Dias will […]
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Oscar who? It’s almost time for the French Film Festival!

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
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Now that we have the Oscars out of the way, on to the important business of preparing for the VCU French Film Festival! Here is the breakdown from our resident […]
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New books to celebrate Black Lives (and not just in February)

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
February is a short month with a big heart. Many of us are desperate for winter to end when it feels like we are doomed to wear heavy coats against […]
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Get it done with your library card: Grants, The Foundation Center, and You

Posted about 2 years ago by Natalie Draper
Did you know your library can help you access free funding information? Allow me to tell you about┬áThe Foundation Center at the Richmond Public Library. The Foundation Center is an […]
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Natalie Draper

Natalie is the Main Library manager, blog editor, and a compulsive reader of all genres, except romance. She has a particular fondness for the strange and unusual, and for small indie presses, so look to her reviews if you're in the mood for something a little different.

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