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Shelf Respect

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

New Book Discussion Program!

Posted about 1 month ago by Ben Himmelfarb
First Chapters is about building reading skills and community. On the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm online via Zoom, we read the first chapter of a recent […]
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Urban Fiction Experience – Saturday, Sept. 25 – Main Library!

Posted about 1 month ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Experience urban fiction at its finest with New York Times Best-Selling Author Nikki Turner, Richmond Poet Laureate Roscoe Burnems, and other notable urban fiction authors. This free program features author […]
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September 11, 2001: How Will You Remember?

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
This year, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Richmond Public Library is proud to host an educational exhibit made available by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This exhibition […]
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Unusual Book Lists

Posted about 2 months ago by Nae D'Archangel
Every person at a circulation desk can tell you a story or thirty about a patron who can’t remember a title but remembers part of the cover. Sometimes we can […]
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Music of the Month – September 2021

Posted about 2 months ago by Ben Himmelfarb
MUSIC OF THE MONTH IS A MONTHLY ROUND-UP OF RPL’S MUSIC-RELATED PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES.   Gellman Room Concerts The 2021-2022 Gellman Room Concert season is here! You can always watch […]
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Wobblies and Walter’s The Cold Millions

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
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By Teens, For Teens – Bag Man & Too Much and Never Enough

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Have you been enjoying our VolunTEENs’ book reviews? We hope so! Teen nonfiction lovers will definitely want to check today’s post out. These reveiws were written by Jennings C., Age […]
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Celebrate the Days – September

Posted about 2 months ago by Meg Raymond
THERE ARE HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES 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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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Recommended by Someone You Admire

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Welcome back, readers, to this month’s 2021 Teen Reading Challenge post! The prompt this month is to “read something recommended by someone you admire.” Let me start off by saying […]
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By Teens, For Teens – Desert Solitaire & The Catcher in the Rye

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Our VolunTEENs have been hard at work reading and writing a ton of awesome reviews for you this summer!  Here are two more written by Isabelle R., age 16. Book […]
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