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Self-Care September

Posted about 6 months ago by Meg Raymond
Self-Care September I am not a hot weather person, and summer is my Grumpy Season.  I am looking forward to September for many reasons.  It should be cooler, and September is […]
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RPL has the “For Dummies” series!

Posted about 8 months ago by Alfreda Payton
The first For Dummies instructional guidebook was cautiously offered to the public in 1991 by bookstore owners who were convinced the public would be insulted by its title. DOS for […]
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When Mother’s Day is Hard

Posted about 10 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Mother’s Day is not happy for everyone. Instead, it can be a time of grief, pain, ambiguity, frustration, strain, and even guilt. Personally, Mother’s day has been a sad day […]
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Earth Day 2023 – Invest in Our Planet

Posted about 11 months ago by Meg Raymond
It all started with a book by Rachel Carson.  Silent Spring was originally published in 1962, and became a New York Times bestseller. It raised awareness about the links between […]
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Iranian Lit @ RPL

Posted about 12 months ago by Laura Price
In ancient Persia, the mythological hero Rostam performed seven labors in order to prove his worthiness. He slew dragons and villains and overcame adversities with his superhuman strength. Modern Iranians […]
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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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Cozy Reads for these Long Winter Nights

Posted about 1 year ago by Lindy Gellings
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RPL Staff’s Most Anticipated Reads of 2023

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
With a new year brings lots of excitement surrounding the release of new books. And, no one is more excited for these than our staff here at Richmond Public Library. […]
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Common Book Reading List

Posted about 1 year 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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