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25 Socially Distant Acts of Kindness for World Kindness Day

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
World Kindness Day takes place every year on November 13th. If you weren’t previously aware of this holiday, it’s time you get acquainted! This international holiday was started back in […]
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Veteran’s Day 2020

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines armistice as “temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents.” In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh […]
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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Speaking of Constitution Day Constitution Day is September 17th. Join the Richmond Public Library (RPL) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries in celebrating the 19th Amendment this Constitution Day. The […]
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What Is Juneteenth? 

Posted about 5 months ago by Kathy Coker
News of Slavery’s End Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is the oldest national celebration of slavery’s end in the United States. On June 19, 1865 Union Major General Gordon Granger […]
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Law Day 2020

Posted about 7 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
What is Law Day? Law Day was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 as a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law in the United […]
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African-American History Month in Richmond

Posted about 10 months ago by Meg Raymond
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my […]
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Engaging with authors

Posted about 1 year ago by Natalie Draper
I admit it, I am the sort of person who shares YouTube videos of favorite authors talking and reading at university lecterns, or hanging out in nice chairs on stages […]
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NaNoWriMo

Posted about 1 year ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Welcome to NaNoWriMo! I promise, that’s not gibberish. It stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel from November 1st to 11:59pm November […]
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Summer Reading Program: Explore Your World – Food

Posted about 1 year ago by Naomi D'Archangel
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Hiya folks! We’re in the home stretch for summer reading now. There’s still a few events left to attend, not to mention our closing bashes on August 10th. You’ve still […]
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Summer Reading Program: Explore Your World – Dragons

Posted about 1 year ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Hello friends! Summer is in full swing now and our libraries are hopping with fun activities! From Lego Robotics Club and Mandalas to Candy Sushi and Puppet Shows, there’s something […]
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