If you haven't heard the story of Henrietta Lacks, sit down and strap in. This is a true story that reads like a medical thriller and you will think about it long after you put it down. Her name when she was alive was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists around the world today know her as … Continue reading Need Inspiration? These Women Got You!
TikTok Made Me Read It
According to NPD Bookscan, in 2021, 825 million copies of print books were purchased, the most in any year since 2004 when the company started keeping track. Thanks again to NPD Bookscan, we also know that book sales were up 9% over 2021 (67 million more copies sold than 2020, 125 million more copies sold … Continue reading TikTok Made Me Read It
Ooooo-Ooooo, Witchy Women!
There was a time when calling a woman a witch was something of an insult. But now, there are scores of women who would happily accept that name, and would hope it were true. After all, there are MANY of us out there who are still hoping for that invitation to attend Hogwarts (not saying … Continue reading Ooooo-Ooooo, Witchy Women!
Fierce, Flawed and Fascinating–More Amazing (and Recent!) Female Characters
Our fantastic female characters for this Women's History Month installment are all smart, tough women caught up in horrific situations. They don't always make perfect choices--but let's face it, not many of us would when being stalked by a serial killer or a murderous necromancer! Jade Daniels of My Heart is a Chainsaw is an … Continue reading Fierce, Flawed and Fascinating–More Amazing (and Recent!) Female Characters
It’s Women’s History Month 2022 – Can We NOT Talk About Jane Eyre?
Is it possible to talk about strong female literary characters WITHOUT discussing characters from books written more than a hundred years ago? Sure, Jane Eyre/Jo March/Lizzie Bennett are all treasured characters, and they’re all certainly amazing, but can we please talk about some 20th and 21st century women? They’re pretty amazing too. To start this … Continue reading It’s Women’s History Month 2022 – Can We NOT Talk About Jane Eyre?
Love is in the air….
and romance novels are on our shelves! Take a break from your studies with some guaranteed happy-ever-afters. Confessions in B-Flat, A Civil Rights Love Story Jason, a disciple of Martin Luther King Jr., and Anita, a follower of Malcolm X, meet in Harlem in 1963. The movement brings them together--but their different ideologies could tear … Continue reading Love is in the air….
What Week is It?
It's National News Literacy Week! Most of us are inundated with information these days--social media floods us with news links every minute of the day. But which of those tweets, Tiktoks and Instagram posts are reliable? Which of the news outlets they're quoting are credible? Which are worth believing, "liking" and forwarding to your aunt? One easy … Continue reading What Week is It?
Library Monster Spotted on Friday Night
On Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 a ferocious "Library Monster" was spotted at the Reynolds Trunk-or-Treat behind the Parham campus in RVA. New library/ tutoring staffers Kelly Dalton & Rachel Partington tried to calm the curious but frightened crowd with bags of Halloween candy and Halloween bookmarks. Although many children and visitors witnessed the beast's height … Continue reading Library Monster Spotted on Friday Night
Popular eBooks now available with Overdrive!
We are excited to announce that popular ebooks are now easily available on any device with Overdrive and the reading app Libby. With just your MyReynolds login, you can borrow from the digital collection for free by downloading Libby, the reading app from Overdrive, or visiting https://reynoldslibraries.overdrive.com/ Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers … Continue reading Popular eBooks now available with Overdrive!
Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Display at the Downtown Campus Library Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. From: autismspeaks.org Autism isn’t a … Continue reading Autism Awareness Month