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Reading Recommendations

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November Means NaNoWriMo

Posted about 4 days ago by Meg Raymond
EVERY STORY MATTERS.  START WRITING YOURS. “Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in […]
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Voting Machines! Plus, Political Fiction for Every Political Taste

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
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Every four years, the United States elects a new president. For the first 50 years or so of our nation’s history, voting was done in person at the local courthouse […]
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Antidote for Reality: Fictional Libraries

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Robyn Webb
Together, let’s take a moment to step back from being inundated with news and worry. In this series of blog posts about escapist reads, explore stories that convey you to […]
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Browsing the New Shelves (While You Can’t) – Life as a Work of Art

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
At the Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website, which gives you digital options for browsing the new bookshelves. Add in curbside pickup, and […]
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Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List (Part 3)

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back to the third and final installment of the “Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List” blog post. If you missed the first two posts in this series, you can […]
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How to Create and Organize Your Home Library

Posted about 1 month ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Stressed by books? Are you stuck at home with piles of books and magazines, and running out of space? Do you want to set up a personal library, but don’t […]
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Focus on the New: Nonfiction

Posted about 1 month ago by Lisa Crisman
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines nonfiction as “writing or cinema that is about facts and real events.” Nonfiction titles may express an author’s point of view. Some nonfiction attempts to inform […]
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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 1 month 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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This Hispanic Heritage Month check out what new books Hoopla has to offer

Posted about 1 month ago by Natalie Draper
There is a nice variety of new fiction and nonfiction by Latinx authors that you can browse right now, from the comfort of your own home, on Hoopla. I’ve selected […]
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Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List (Part 2)

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back to Part 2 of the “Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List” blog post. As I’m sure you all are aware, there are a gazillion TikTok trends out there, […]
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