History and Preservation

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Let’s Celebrate Black History!

Posted about 3 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Let’s celebrate Black History through the arts at the Richmond Public Library!
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Twelve Days of Richmond Public Library – Our Stories

Posted about 4 months ago by Chloe McCormick
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Jewish American Heritage Month & RPL’s Special Collections

Posted about 11 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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Introducing the Richmond Room

Posted about 12 months ago by Ben Himmelfarb
The Richmond Room is on the 1st floor of the Main Library, on the west side of the building. Over the years, the space has been the Children’s Department and […]
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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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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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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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Common Book Reading List

Posted about 2 years ago by Meg Raymond
We hope you are looking forward to the upcoming programs that the Richmond Public Library has planned in support of the 2022 VCU Common Book,  The Organ Thieves. Whether you […]
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CIVIC SEASON IS HERE!

Posted about 2 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
CIVIC SEASON IS UPON US! What is Civic Season? Generally, concepts such as patriotism and freedom are highlighted starting the week of Flag Day (June 14th) and ending on Independence […]
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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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