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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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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper
I don’t know about you, dear readers, but my mom gave me my love of libraries, reading, and sharing books. Growing up in a military family we moved a lot […]
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“The Best We Could Do”

Posted about 3 years ago by Laura Price
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I am just about half-way through an excellent graphic novel called “The Best We Could Do.” It’s the memoir of a Vietnamese refugee named Thi Bui, who recounts the struggles […]
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Make time and space for Time and Space

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper
It appears as though one of my favorites, The Book of Strange New Things, has been adapted into an Amazon series pilot: Oasis. The single episode offering has already diverted pretty sharply […]
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New books to go crazy for

Posted about 3 years ago by Natalie Draper
Have I told you to run right out and get the highly anticipated first novel of acclaimed short story writer George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo, yet? Well, consider yourself told. […]
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