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Shelf Respect

News, reviews, and ideas you can use from librarians and library staff at RPL

Revisited, reinvented, reimagined

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Reading Recommendations | Tagged with
Ah, the agony and ecstasy of being a librarian–surrounded by all the books I could ever hope to read and no time to read them. My TBR (to be read) […]
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The Glitch Ramblings of Iphone’s Quicktype

Posted about 3 years ago by Jonah Butler
The modern human life is mostly dependent on technology. We are connected. We wear our computers on our wrists, reminding us to not forget to breathe. They’re in our back […]
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Podcast Episode #1: Did you miss Girls of Summer?

Posted about 3 years ago by longtoem
On Wednesday, June 21st, Richmond Young Writers got the opportunity to ask Newbery Honor Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia all about becoming an author.  Lucky for you, we’ve snagged a recording […]
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My Summer with Jay

Posted about 3 years ago by Laura Price
Posted in Book Reviews
Whether it was required summer reading for AP English or Freshman Core class (an interdisciplinary mashup of lit, economics and anthropology), I cannot be sure. What I do recall is […]
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Wondering what Girls of Summer (which starts tonight!) is all about?

Posted about 3 years ago by Amy Harrison
Posted in Events
Come celebrate seven years of fun with books, food, giveaways and meet our guest author Rita Williams-Garcia. Read all about the event and the guest author Rita Williams-Garcia from the […]
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Tomorrow Night, Girls of Summer Kickoff Party!

Posted about 3 years ago by Amy Harrison
Posted in Events
Come celebrate seven years of fun with books, food, giveaways and meet our guest author Rita Williams-Garcia. Free and open to the public from 7pm to 9pm at Richmond Main […]
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SRP Haiku

Posted about 3 years ago by Laura Price
Fewer students here: Backpacks full, homework in hand— Summer has arrived!   Now some time for fun, Playing indoors and outside, Feeling sun and breeze.   Summer reading starts– Crafting, […]
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In the mood for something a little different?

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged with , ,
I was delighted to discover that the author of the book I was reading last week was also one of the masterminds behind the joyful idea of Drag Queen Story […]
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Two tiny books, two elusive films, two fascinating women

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews, Film
I somehow ended up with these two curiously linked books at the same time without first realizing the connection they shared. Content and style wise they are quite different, but […]
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Rainy May Reflections

Posted about 3 years ago by Laura Price
I once worked for one of the big box bookstores. During training I was told that, when helping a customer find a potential purchase, I should put the book, movie, […]
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