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Hispanic Heritage month 9/15-10/15

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
National Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in in 1988 to cover a 30-day […]
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Earth Day 2023 – Invest in Our Planet

Posted about 6 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 […]
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Read Like a President

Posted about 7 months ago by Lindy Gellings
“Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you.” Barack Obama   Throughout our nation’s 247-year history, only 47 men have held […]
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Black History Books: A 2023 Review

Posted about 8 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
In Virginia, it is generally believed that African American History began with the importation of West Africans into Jamestown in 1619. After the Civil War, the Daughters of the Confederacy […]
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Cozy Reads for these Long Winter Nights

Posted about 8 months ago by Lindy Gellings
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Common Book Reading List

Posted about 1 year ago by Meg Raymond
We hope you are looking forward to the upcoming programs that the Richmond Public Library has planned in support of the 2022 VCU Common Book,  The Organ Thieves. Whether you […]
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Posted about 2 years ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1822 – March 10, 1913) is an icon of courage, a true American hero. Born Araminta “Minty” Ross, she was enslaved at birth in Maryland. In 1849 […]
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Most Anticipated YA Books of 2022 (the first half)

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
Wow! It has been quite a year for YA books. Would you agree? I’ve enjoyed some great new YA titles this year including A Complicated Love Story Set in Space […]
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Bah! Humbug!

Posted about 2 years ago by Meg Raymond
Bah! Humbug! How did this phrase come to convey curmudgeonly displeasure? The origin of the word humbug is unknown. It emerged in England in the mid-18th century, with a first […]
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2021 Teen Reading Challenge: Something You’ve Always Wanted to Learn About

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell
Well readers, we’ve made it to the end of the 2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge! This post highlights Prompt #12, our last official prompt. Prompt #12 asks you to read […]
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