Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, RPL is pausing all in-person services and returning to Curbside Pick-Up Service at all of our locations until September 8.  

nonfiction

(category archive)

Ghost of Tsushima and Jidaigeki Reading Lists

Posted about 1 week ago by Jonah Butler
The sun is sinking and the golden hour is in full form. The season is autumn. The Japanese maples are a deep red and the gingko leaves a brilliant yellow. […]
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Browsing the New Book Shelves: Learn Something New

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
At the Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website. And now that we’ve moved into the phase of limited re-opening, the new book shelves […]
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Browsing the New Book Shelves: new nonfiction about work

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved into the next phase of limited re-opening, the new book shelves […]
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Browsing the New Book Shelves: new nonfiction books about your brain

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
At Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, and now that we’ve moved into the next phase of limited re-opening, the new book shelves […]
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Black Lives Matter: an anti-racist reading list

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
This list is by no means comprehensive. I am not an academic, an expert, nor am I a person of color. These are books that I personally read and recommend […]
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HAPPY with HABITS

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Habit was a dirty word. Like hope, waiting, and boundaries, the idea of habit was a form of discipline I scoffed at as being confining, restricting, and limiting. As a […]
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RPL’s Big Bread-making Blog Post

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Oddly enough, one of the unintended consequences of staying safe at home seems to be that people have discovered (or re-discovered) their love of bread-making.  Who knows why so many […]
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Grocery Shopping from the Back Porch, Part 2

Posted about 3 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
GROCERY SHOPPING FROM THE BACK PORCH, Part 2 by Meldon Jenkins-Jones In the words of Nicole Johnsey Burke, the author of Kitchen Garden Revival: A Modern Guide to Creating a […]
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Creating Space: Personal reflections on inspiring spaces

Posted about 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about space. Not outer space, though sometimes that too, but the spaces we live in, and more importantly, how we interact with, […]
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African-American History Month in Richmond

Posted about 6 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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