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Holidays

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Celebrate the Days – May

Posted about 3 years ago by Meg Raymond
There are holidays and observations every day of the month – so many reasons to celebrate. I’m not saying there should be cake every day, but I’m not saying there […]
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Earth Day 2021

Posted about 3 years ago by Lisa Crisman
“In nature, nothing exists alone.”— Rachel Carson, 1962 Even if a big Earth Day celebration is not happening in RVA, there are events going on virtually. From National Geographic’s Earth […]
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Poetry Has Gone to the Dogs

Posted about 3 years ago by Meg Raymond
April is both National Poetry Month AND National Pet Month.  What better way to celebrate than with poetry about dogs, for dogs, and by dogs.  Check out the Academy of American Poets and The Poetry Foundation […]
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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Posted about 3 years ago by Alexandra Zukas
Hello, readers! Not only is this week National Library Week (and coincidentally, RPL’s reopening week), but it’s also currently National Poetry Month! I’ll admit that I haven’t always found poetry […]
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Celebrate the Days – April

Posted about 3 years ago by Meg Raymond
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers! Rain, rain, go away – come again another day. April is the kindest (or is it the cruelest?) month. Maybe we all need […]
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Celebrating the Year of the Ox

Posted about 3 years ago by Laura Price
It's the Year of the Ox! Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a new book!
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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: PART 1

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
National American Indian Heritage Month Designation  In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution authorizing November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. Comparable proclamations, under various […]
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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 4 years 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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The Declaration of Independence Today

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn Coker
On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, the legal separation from England actually happened on July 2, 1776, when the delegates […]
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What Is Juneteenth? 

Posted about 4 years ago by kathryn 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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