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X & Y Chromosomal Variation Awareness Month

Posted about 1 month ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
In 2012 the State Legislature passed HJ216 2012 which designated May as “X & Y Chromosomal Variation Awareness Month”.   Genetic Disorders X & Y Chromosomal Variations are genetic disorders. […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Shared Talents

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome to month five of the 2021 RPL Teen Writing Challenge. How’s it been going?? If you’re completing the challenge in order, this month you’ll be focusing on prompt #5 […]
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Slice-of-life graphic novels for all ages

Posted about 1 month ago by Alexandra Zukas
So when I say “slice of life,” you might be wondering what that means in terms of genre. In slice-of-life fiction, the story focuses on a short episode in a […]
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COLONIAL FOUNDERS DAY: And Searching RPL’s New Catalog

Posted about 1 month ago by kathryn Coker
In 2004, the Virginia General Assembly designated May 14th as Colonial Founders Day.  So, I decided for this blog to give a short historical overview of Jamestown and then launch […]
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Music of the Month – May 2021

Posted about 1 month ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Posted in Book Reviews
Music of the Month is a monthly round-up of RPL’s programs and resources related to music. May 2021 Gellman Room Concerts @ RPL Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 2:00 pm, […]
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Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Great strides in medical history have often been made as a result of research and experimentation, and the first human successes were arguably the result of successful experiments, often on […]
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May the Fourth be with You

Posted about 2 months ago by Robyn Webb
“Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” – Yoda, Episode 2: Attack of the Clones Star Wars is a franchise that multiple generations have grown up with at this […]
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Celebrate the Days – May

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
There are holidays and observations every day of the month – so many reasons to celebrate. I’m not saying there should be cake every day, but I’m not saying there […]
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Taurus Book Horoscope

Posted about 2 months ago by Robyn Webb
Every month of 2021 we will be sharing a tailored horoscope blog post for the current sun sign plus something a little extra so the rest of us aren’t completely […]
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Posted about 2 months ago by April Freeman
Posted in Book Reviews
If you are crazy about poetry, this book is just what you need. Ms. Peterson has given readers 17 poems full of emotion and passion. As I read one poem […]
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