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Reading Recommendations

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Focus on the New: Nonfiction

Posted about 2 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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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Antidote for Reality: Science Fiction Reads

Posted about 2 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, we’ll introduce you to new worlds, […]
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Focus on the New: Embroidery and Fiber Arts

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Lisa Crisman
While Covid-19 is keeping us close to home, many folks are developing new skills or revisiting old ones. Baking, sewing, painting, writing, gardening and graphic arts are just a few […]
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Best TikTok Trends: A Reading List (Part 1)

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
Without a doubt, TikTok is one of the hottest new social media platforms. Its mission is to “inspire creativity and bring joy” and, judging by the number of hours so […]
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Read #WIT this month!

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Natalie Draper
It’s only Women in Translation Month* for a few more days but I couldn’t let August go by without sharing a list of past and upcoming books you should add […]
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Browsing the New Shelves (While You Can’t) – New DVDs Based on Books

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, and with curbside pickup, you need digital options for browsing the new book […]
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YA Graphic Novel Adaptations

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
There is one trend in YA lit that has been gaining momentum that I’m 100% here for — that’s graphic novel adaptations. Many authors are taking their YA hits and […]
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