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Let’s Celebrate Black History!

Posted about 1 month ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Let’s celebrate Black History through the arts at the Richmond Public Library!
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HIDDEN TREASURES

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Hidden Treasures – Part 1: A Taste of Treasure By Meldon Jenkins-Jones Browsing through the stacks at Hull Street Branch Library, my fingers stumbled upon some books that I had […]
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Read Like a President

Posted about 1 year ago by Lindy Gellings
“Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you.” Barack Obama   Throughout our nation’s 247-year history, only 47 men have held […]
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Author Talk: Margaret Edds & “What The Eyes Can’t See”

Posted about 1 year ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Margaret Edds will discuss her new book and sign copies available for purchase from Book People. Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the Gellman Room at the Main Library […]
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Innovative Women in History

Posted about 2 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
INVENTIVE WOMEN IN HISTORY According to the old proverb, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention,” and Mothers of invention have frequently been women. Throughout March, Women’s History Month, Richmond Public […]
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HARRIET TUBMAN, INSPIRING AMERICAN HERO

Posted about 2 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1822 – March 10, 1913) is an icon of courage, a true American hero. Born Araminta “Minty” Ross, she was enslaved at birth in Maryland. In 1849 […]
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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

Posted about 2 years ago by kathryn Coker
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the […]
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COMMEMORATING THE 19TH AMENDMENT

Posted about 3 years ago by kathryn Coker
Please join the Law Library during the month of August as we commemorate the ratification and adoption to the US Constitution in 1920 of the 19th Amendment whereby women won […]
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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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