This Week’s Reads is a special column brought to you by Adam, our friendly librarian from the East End Library.
Hello, Church Hill book lovers!
Happy April from your local library! One of our favorite things about this month is that it has National Library Week – a time to celebrate all things library related! At the East End Branch, we will have a raffle for those who check out more than three books at a time, as well as some new Richmond Public Library bags for the first 50 patrons to visit and check out materials starting on Monday April 9th. In addition, National Library Workers’ Day is April 10th, so be sure and stop in to give your hard-working library staff some extra love!
In addition, we will have a little bit of a change of pace for our story times: on April 13, the new mascot for the Richmond Public Library, Ripple the Otter, will be visiting for story time at 10:30! We hope everyone can make it for this extra special event, and there will be plenty of stickers and fun for the kiddos, as they get to hang out with Ripple and have a special story read to them by Miss Anne, our Children’s Librarian.
We received more than 20 new books this past week, and I’m happy to share with you the full list below, as well as a few highlights that may pique your interest!
Remember that a library card with the Richmond Public Library is FREE if you’ve never had one with us before, and only costs a dollar to replace (for those who may have permanently “misplaced” their card). We now also offer an e-card, so you can get access to e-books, e-audiobooks, and stream movies and tv shows through our online resources. You can get the e-card , and can get a free library card at any location as long as you bring your photo ID that has your current address on it (or proof of your address, like a bill or a lease).
Like a Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina (Adult Fiction)
Based on recently declassified FBI files, this novel imagines James Earl Ray’s last days of freedom in Lisbon, where he fled after assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, evading authorities through Canada and London to await a visa to Angola.
The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry
Invested: Family Integrity First and Foremost by Iris Bolling
Retribution by R.J. Davis
A Toxic Love Affair 2 by Stacey Fenner
Kiss 4 Kiss Cry 4 Cry by Stacey Fenner and Christine Brown
The Gallardo Gang by Raymond Francis
Split Decisions: Stuck Between a Rock and a Soft Place by Anitra Hill
The Right One at the Wrong Time 2 by Anitra Hill
The Silence of the Spirits by Wilfried N’Sondé
Feed the Baby Hummus: Pediatrician Backed Secrets from Cultures Around the World by Lisa Lewis (Adult Non-Fiction)
This new arrival teaches parents to confidently incorporate various multicultural practices into their own caretaking plan. Pediatrician Lisa Lewis offers the wisdom and proven caretaking practices of the cultures of the world, drawn from her own training, research, travel, and clinical experience. Feed the Baby Hummus offers a variety of cross-cultural parenting information and baby care guidance from a trusted source.
50 Ways to Get a Job by Dev Aujla
Grateful by Diana Butler Bass
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett
Mathematics Made Simple by Thomas Cusick
Sister Outsider by Audre Lord
Living a Life You Love by Joyce Meyer
It Started With Goodbye by Christina June (Young Adult Fiction)
Confined to her house for the summer after being unfairly implicated in one of her best friend’s ideas gone awry, 16-year-old Tatum launches a graphic design business and falls for a cello-playing client who lives in Ireland.
Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes (Juvenile Fiction)
A Newberry Honor, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, Ezra Jack Keats Award, and Society of Illustrators Gold Medal book! Derrick Barnes’s smooth, fresh words and Gordon C. James’s lush, vibrant illustrations capture the confidence, pride, and magic black and brown boys feel the moment they get a new haircut and admire their own beautiful reflections in the mirror.
Animal Babies in Rain Forests by the Editors of Kingfisher
Wiggles by Claire Zucchelli-Romer