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Explore Black History Across America

Posted about 1 month ago by Katherine Daigle
The roots of Black History Month spans back to 1926 when what is now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), established the second week […]
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The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History”, established Negro History Week in 1926. He chose the second week in February because of two important birthdays – Frederick Douglass on […]
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Celebrate the Days – February

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
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Just because February is the shortest month of the year doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of celebratory days. There are holidays and observances every day in February. Twenty eight reasons […]
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Book Horoscopes – Capricorn

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. We are a little late for Capricorn but please forgive me. Especially […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Immigration in the U.S.

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Hello readers! Have you decided to partake in our first ever Teen Reading Challenge? If so, have you gotten started yet? Maybe you’re looking for a little inspiration. Well, I’ve […]
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS: PART II

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. On the Federal Level The federal government has increased its domestic anti-human trafficking programs. One program […]
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS: PART I

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
In December 2011, President Barack Obama proclaimed January, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. His proclamation read in part: Nearly a century and a half ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued […]
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Black Lives Matter: Kids Edition

Posted about 2 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
    It may be a New Year but these issues are still as prevalent as ever. Kids are never too young to start learning about the world around them. […]
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The 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
I have a love hate relationship with reading challenges. I tried one in 2019 with mixed results. You can read more about that here. I tend to feel super inspired […]
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The Ultimate Annual Richmond Public Library Staff Pick List: Best books of the worst year edition

Posted about 2 months ago by Natalie Draper
Happy New Year and Goodbye, 2020, readers! I asked the staff once again to share with you all what their favorite read of the past year has been. To say […]
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