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Bah! Humbug!

Posted about 1 month 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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Celebrate the Days – October

Posted about 4 months ago by Meg Raymond
THERE ARE HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES EVERY DAY OF THE MONTH — SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE! I’M NOT SAYING THERE SHOULD BE CAKE EVERY DAY, BUT I’M NOT SAYING THERE […]
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Urban Fiction Experience – Saturday, Sept. 25 – Main Library!

Posted about 4 months ago by Ben Himmelfarb
Experience urban fiction at its finest with New York Times Best-Selling Author Nikki Turner, Richmond Poet Laureate Roscoe Burnems, and other notable urban fiction authors. This free program features author […]
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September 11, 2001: How Will You Remember?

Posted about 4 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
This year, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Richmond Public Library is proud to host an educational exhibit made available by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This exhibition […]
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Unusual Book Lists

Posted about 4 months ago by Nae D'Archangel
Every person at a circulation desk can tell you a story or thirty about a patron who can’t remember a title but remembers part of the cover. Sometimes we can […]
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Celebrate the Days – September

Posted about 5 months ago by Meg Raymond
THERE ARE HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES EVERY DAY OF THE MONTH — SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE! I’M NOT SAYING THERE SHOULD BE CAKE EVERY DAY, BUT I’M NOT SAYING THERE […]
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Celebrate the Days – August

Posted about 6 months ago by Meg Raymond
THERE ARE HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES ALMOST EVERY DAY OF THE MONTH – SO MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE. I’M NOT SAYING THERE SHOULD BE CAKE EVERY DAY, BUT I’M NOT SAYING […]
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Only the Lonely

Posted about 7 months ago by Meg Raymond
lonely definitions(from Merriam-Webster online) 1 – a: being without company: LONE // too many lonely nights at home. b: cut off from others: SOLITARY // the train stopped frequently at […]
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Celebrate the Days – July

Posted about 7 months ago by Meg Raymond
There are holidays and observances every day of the month — so many reasons to celebrate! I’m not saying there should be cake every day, but I’m not saying there […]
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Celebrate the Days – June

Posted about 8 months ago by Meg Raymond
There are holidays and observances almost every day of the month – so many reasons to celebrate.   I’m not saying there should be cake every day, but I’m not […]
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