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Books to Celebrate the Year of the Dragon

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
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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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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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Native American Heritage Month

Posted about 4 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each year in November. It is a time to celebrate the Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities for their diverse […]
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Dark Academia and Gothic fiction

Posted about 5 months ago by Meg Raymond
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RPL has the “For Dummies” series!

Posted about 8 months ago by Alfreda Payton
The first For Dummies instructional guidebook was cautiously offered to the public in 1991 by bookstore owners who were convinced the public would be insulted by its title. DOS for […]
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Spotlight on: ALAN MOORE-Graphic Novelist

Posted about 8 months ago by Alfreda Payton
We’re one day away from Richmond Public Library’s first RIPPLECON. Set for Saturday, June 24th at RPL’s Main Branch (101 East Franklin St Richmond, VA), the convention is dedicated to all things […]
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Jewish American Heritage Month & RPL’s Special Collections

Posted about 10 months ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) each May is a celebration of the contributions and experiences of Jewish Americans and highlights how America’s Jewish communities have shaped and been shaped by […]
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Black History Books: A 2023 Review

Posted about 1 year ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
In Virginia, it is generally believed that African American History began with the importation of West Africans into Jamestown in 1619. After the Civil War, the Daughters of the Confederacy […]
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RPL Staff’s Most Anticipated Reads of 2023

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
With a new year brings lots of excitement surrounding the release of new books. And, no one is more excited for these than our staff here at Richmond Public Library. […]
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