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Browsing the New Book Shelves: Learn Something New

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond

At the Richmond Public Library, you can always peruse the Latest Releases page on the library’s website. And now that we’ve moved into the phase of limited re-opening, the new book shelves are available for browsing again. But still, sometimes you want your options a little more … curated.

We can do that! RPL has received some new books that will help you find something new to learn. No matter where your interests lie, the library has a new book just for you!

Astrology for Dummies

by Rae Orion

What can the starry skies tell you about yourself and others? More than you might imagine. For over four thousand years, people have watched the skies, correlating the movements of the Sun, the Moon, and the planets with human affairs.

Before and After the Book Deal

by Courtney Maum

There are countless books on the market about how to write better but very few books on how to break into the marketplace with your first book. Cutting through the noise (and very mixed advice) online, while both dispelling rumors and remaining positive, this book is a one-of-a-kind resource that can help you get your book published.

Everything Chocolate

from America’s Test Kitchen

Chocolate may be the most universally loved (and craved) flavoring, and Everything Chocolate is the definitive guide to any sweet treat you can imagine featuring it, for any time of day. 

How to Wash the Dishes

by Peter Miller

Miller shows us how washing dishes can become a joy, a delight, a meditative exercise, and an act of grace and rhythm. We pay so much attention to recipes but little attention to maintenance and clean up.

Knitting Magic: the Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book

by Tanis Gray

Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography.

Martha Stewart’s Organizing: the Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home and Routines

by Martha Stewart

Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing–sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life–with smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home.

Peterson’s Master the GED Test 2020

Packed with essential test-prep and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, this comprehensive guide will prepare you for test day and help boost your score on each GED test.

Photo Basics: the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Great Photography

by Joel Sartore

In a series of short lessons, Sartore (a National Geographic photographer) explains the basics, from choosing a camera and gear to understanding focus, exposure, composition, and lighting.

Rage Baking: the Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices

by Kathy Gunst

Offers over 50 cookie, cake, tart, and pie recipes as well as inspirational short stories/reflections/interviews with well-known bakers, and impassioned women and activists who have found a voice in and out of the kitchen.

Solar Electricity Basics: Powering Your Home or Office With Solar Energy

by Dan Chiras

Climate change and limits to fossil fuels compel us to find safer, more economical, and more sustainable ways to meet our needs for electricity. And, as more and more electric cars hit the road, we’ll need to find a way to provide fuel that is clean, environmentally sustainable, and affordable.

If online learning is more your style, RPL has even more to offer! Check out the Online Learning page to find something new that you will love! From the award-winning art and craft video classes of CreativeBug, to Universal Class where you can learn anything, to learning a foreign language with Rocket Languages OR Transparent Language, your Richmond Public Library card is your ticket to eLearning. Don’t have a library card? Find out how to get a Richmond Public Library card here.

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Meg Raymond

If I'm not librarianing, or chasing one of my plethora of dogs around the yard, I probably have my nose buried in a book. I like all kinds of books. Regency romances - love 'em. Gory police procedurals - yes, ma'am. Historical fiction - please, and thank you. Heavy "literary" titles - shhhh, I may not have actually finished some of those! Off-beat, warped, slightly askew books - oh, yes, indeedy. Violent supernatural fantasy - why not? Chick lit, hen lit, lad lit - yeah, yeah, yeah. What have you read? Need a suggestion, or ten? Get hand-crafted suggestions with The Bookologist

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