All libraries will be closed Friday, March 8th for International Women's Day.

book recommendations

(tag archive)

The (Possibly Loveable) Oddball

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Danny
Thanks to Barry Keoghan and his performance in Saltburn, weirdos are enjoying their time in the spotlight. Why read about Prince Charming and his heroic adventures when you can enjoy […]
Continue Reading

How it All Began – Series Starters

Posted about 4 months ago by Meg Raymond
Are you mad for books in series?  Me, too!  I love books in series, but also have a compulsion that I.  Must.  Read.  Series.  In.  Order.  Sometimes this proves difficult.  […]
Continue Reading

RPL has the “For Dummies” series!

Posted about 8 months ago by Alfreda Payton
The first For Dummies instructional guidebook was cautiously offered to the public in 1991 by bookstore owners who were convinced the public would be insulted by its title. DOS for […]
Continue Reading


Posted about 9 months ago by Lisa Crisman
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress in 1865 so “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude” would be legal in the United States. However, the amendment would pass […]
Continue Reading

Earth Day 2023 – Invest in Our Planet

Posted about 11 months ago by Meg Raymond
It all started with a book by Rachel Carson.  Silent Spring was originally published in 1962, and became a New York Times bestseller. It raised awareness about the links between […]
Continue Reading

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Posted about 11 months ago by Nico D'Archangel
What is this day, why does it exist, and how does one celebrate it? I’m glad you asked! The What This day (often shortened to TDoV) celebrates trans, nonbinary, agender, […]
Continue Reading

Iranian Lit @ RPL

Posted about 12 months ago by Laura Price
In ancient Persia, the mythological hero Rostam performed seven labors in order to prove his worthiness. He slew dragons and villains and overcame adversities with his superhuman strength. Modern Iranians […]
Continue Reading

Cozy Reads for these Long Winter Nights

Posted about 1 year ago by Lindy Gellings
Continue Reading

RPL Staff’s Most Anticipated Reads of 2023

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
With a new year brings lots of excitement surrounding the release of new books. And, no one is more excited for these than our staff here at Richmond Public Library. […]
Continue Reading

The Ultimate Annual Richmond Public Library Staff Pick List: 2022 Edition

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer Deuell
Here’s to one more year in the books! We hope you’ve had as great a reading year as we’ve had. We love recommending great books all year long, but we […]
Continue Reading