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Richmond,23219
804-646-7223

May 2018

Self-Defense Class

May 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Join William Nelson and learn moves to protect yourself. Open to the public. All ages and Walk-ins are welcome. For more details contact: 804-477-9558.

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June 2018

Your Life Your Destiny Workforce Media Launch

June 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Do you feel like you're about to enter adulthood and have no idea what direction you're headed?  Or, maybe you're already there and still haven't quite figured out your path. View clips from the broadcast, learn how to set goals for success, and hear how you can become a part of the Workforce Media project.

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Indie Urban Lit Fest

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Meet and greet 50 authors of urban fiction, young adult fiction, memoir, motivational writing, poetry, children's books, nonfiction, and more. This year's special guest authors will be Nikki Turner, K'wan, and Silk White. This will also be a full day of creative writing and publishing workshops for aspiring authors. Have lunch in the library park and enjoy a musical perfomance by Tiara & Andrew, and poetry performances by local artists.

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July 2018

Friends of the Library 13th Annual Poetry Slam

July 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Emcee Roscoe B. who is a full time poet and spoken-word artist, teacher, and parent born and raised in Richmond, VA. A poetry slam is a competition in which poets read or recite original work. The performances at a poetry slam are judged by a panel of judges, typically five, and usually selected from the audience.

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STEMulate Your Mind

July 25, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Learn all kinds of ways to code without computers. Code your human robot through the maze and create your initials in code and add to a bookmark, necklace, or bracelet. Ages 5 and up.

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September 2018

Pirate Day StoryTime

September 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Ahoy Matey!! A special pirate story time, come dressed up and receive "treasure".

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Pirate Day Treasure Hunt

September 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

AARGH!! Are you worthy to find me treasure?? Come down to the library for a Treasure Hunt.

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November 2018

Family Movie Time

November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Watch Hotel Transylvania 3, snacks provided.

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Book Folding

November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Learn the art of Book Folding, for ages 7 and up. Call 804-646-4768 to register.

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Financial Aid Advising with GRASP

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Need money for college? Financial Aid advisors will be available, free of charge, to answer financial aid questions and help you complete the FAFSA. Schedule your hour-long appointment by calling. (804) 527-7772

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December 2018

Gingerbread House Creations

December 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Use your imagination to make a yummy holiday craft. For ages 4 to 17. Please visit rvalibrary.org to register. Space is limited so sign up early.

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Gellman Room Concert: Richmond Boys Choir

December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Richmond Boys Choir performs their 22nd annual concert--a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library

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Craft Time: Holiday Cards

December 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

A fun craft of making Holiday Cards as a gift for someone you love. For more details call: 804-646-4768.

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January 2019

GRASP Saturday at the Library FAFSA event

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Need assistance with filing your FAFSA? Do you have other financial aid related questions that need answering? Meet for a 1-on-1 appointment with a GRASP Advisors. Call for an appointment, Jessica Horswell at 804-527-7772.

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