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Book Reviews

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Posted about 3 months ago by kathryn Coker
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. On the Federal Level The federal government has increased its domestic anti-human trafficking programs. One program […]
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Black Lives Matter: Kids Edition

Posted about 3 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
    It may be a New Year but these issues are still as prevalent as ever. Kids are never too young to start learning about the world around them. […]
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The Ultimate Annual Richmond Public Library Staff Pick List: Best books of the worst year edition

Posted about 4 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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FOUND: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Posted about 4 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Lost or dead. We often see the unhappy plight of an art no longer in use as an indication of cultural decay. We can also see a challenge. These days, […]
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Comics Club Close-up: Paulina Ganucheau

Posted about 4 months ago by Robyn Webb
Starting this past September we offered a monthly virtual comics meeting to talk about, share, and create comics together! If you missed the Tween Comics Club or just want to […]
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Posted about 4 months ago by kathryn Coker
Presidential Proclamation On November 27, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating  December 15 as Bill of Rights Day. The proclamation read in part: The first ten amendments, […]
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Misleading Fiction Titles

Posted about 4 months ago by Meg Raymond
The library has nonfiction books that aim to teach readers new skills. Want to learn to bring old clothes back to life, brew beer, or raise chickens? There are books […]
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“Black Food Matters”

Posted about 4 months 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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New Reads in Magical Realism, Hot (Or At Least Lukewarm) Off the Presses!

Posted about 5 months ago by Alexandra Zukas
Okay, so what is magical realism, anyway? Pretty straightforward: It’s fiction that’s very much anchored in our world, but maintains some element of the fantastical. Often–but not always–these elements go […]
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Contact Tracing & Your Rights – Part 1

Posted about 5 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
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