We are open 24/7 online! All buildings of Richmond Public Library are closed until further notice. Find out more here.  

Shelf Respect

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

PODCASTS – THE ART OF CURIOUS LISTENING

Posted about 5 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
One time, not that many years ago, my sister called me on a Friday night and asked me what I was doing. “Knitting and listening to the radio” I said.  […]
Continue Reading

Read Harder Challenge #23: Susanna’s Midnight Ride & Read Harder Challenge #24: Please Excuse this Poem

Posted about 5 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #23: A self-published book Alright folks, we’ve reached the end of our 2019 Read Harder Challenge and lucky for me the last two prompts were straightforward.  After having Libby […]
Continue Reading

Biography Buzz: Jonathan Van Ness

Posted about 6 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Welcome to the inaugural Biography Buzz! This will be a monthly posting reaching into the lives of some notable people. All of 2020 I will be digging into the experiences […]
Continue Reading

Best of 2019! The annual ultimate pre-holiday mega-list of RPL staff picks

Posted about 6 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews
What’s the best book you read this year? We asked our staff and this is what they had to say: Tonya Tyler, Senior Library Technician, Belmont Library: I read anything […]
Continue Reading

Hopper-esque Reads

Posted about 6 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews
Like many, many other people, I visited the Edward Hopper exhibit now on display at the VMFA over Thanksgiving. Hopper is one of my favorite artists so I was especially […]
Continue Reading

YA Family Drama…Just in Time for the Holidays.

Posted about 6 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Posted in Book Reviews
It’s no secret. For many, the holidays are associated with a time of stress and drama, particularly with family. It’s as if conflict and stress is part of the tradition. […]
Continue Reading

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That – Reading When There’s No Time to Read

Posted about 6 months ago by Meg Raymond
Now that the days are shorter, and the nights seem endless, you would think there would be time to sit on the sofa with a big thick book – perhaps […]
Continue Reading

Wibbly Wobbly Words

Posted about 6 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Dyslexia affects between 5-17% of the population worldwide. This is a higher percentage than people with red hair! (less than 2%) So what is it really? Dyslexia is a written […]
Continue Reading

Read Harder Challenge #20: Writing Our Way Out, Read Harder Challenge #21: As the Crow Flies & Read Harder Challenge #22: Full Cicada Moon

Posted about 6 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Prompt #20: A book written in prison First, a warning.  I know I’ve been writing about YA books for the Read Harder Challenge; however,  Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs From […]
Continue Reading

Rising seas

Posted about 7 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Book Reviews
In The Great Derangement, acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh questions our collective “imaginative failure” in the face of global warming. He examines our failure to “grasp the scale and violence […]
Continue Reading

Subscribe to Our Blog

Recent Posts

Categories