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COLONIAL FOUNDERS DAY: And Searching RPL’s New Catalog

Posted about 6 days ago by kathryn Coker
In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly designated May 14th as Colonial Founders Day.  So, I decided for this blog to give a short historical overview of Jamestown and then launch […]
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Posted about 1 week ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Great strides in medical history have often been made as a result of research and experimentation, and the first human successes were arguably the result of successful experiments, often on […]
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Celebrate the Days – May

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
There are holidays and observations every day of the month – so many reasons to celebrate. I’m not saying there should be cake every day, but I’m not saying there […]
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Earth Day 2021

Posted about 4 weeks 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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Poetry Has Gone to the Dogs

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
April is both National Poetry Month AND National Pet Month.  What better way to celebrate than with poetry about dogs, for dogs, and by dogs.  Check out the Academy of American Poets and The Poetry Foundation […]
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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Posted about 1 month ago by Alexandra Zukas
Hello, readers! Not only is this week National Library Week (and coincidentally, RPL’s reopening week), but it’s also currently National Poetry Month! I’ll admit that I haven’t always found poetry […]
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Celebrate the Days – April

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers! Rain, rain, go away – come again another day. April is the kindest (or is it the cruelest?) month. Maybe we all need […]
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Get Growing!

Posted about 2 months 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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Memories of Ireland

Posted about 2 months ago by Laura Price
Posted in Adult, Children's, Travel
With a great-great-grandmother named Margaret Mary Murphy, it was a sure bet that I would someday see Ireland. Even though over 30 years have passed since I visited, the overall […]
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Jailed For Freedom: Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse

Posted about 2 months ago by kathryn Coker
Lorton, Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse,built in 1910 and originally used to hold prisoners completing short sentences for offenses like disorderly conduct, played a key role in women’s suffrage history. National Woman’s […]
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