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?
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
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 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
The other night I was selecting a streaming video of a late night comedian/talk show host. I was looking at March dates and began watching. The show was being filmed from the host's garden and the host himself looked very pale and washed out. He began talking about COVID, which was certainly not unusual when … Continue reading How much we’ve changed since COVID 19
Who doesn’t want to read a good love story? Preferably one that ends well and gives us faith that love is real and true, such as The Princess Bride. There are many such stories which are very satisfying in their own way yet we are often drawn to other stories where love has gone awry … Continue reading Twisted Love Stories for Valentine’s Day
In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially designated the month of February as "Black History Month." This is a time for all Americans to honor and remember the contributions African Americans have made to this country. There are so many heroes in our past whose stories are America's story. One such man is Major Richard R. … Continue reading National Freedom Day Kicks Off Black History Month
Transgender Flag, designed by Monica Helms. November 20 marked the twenty-first annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), the day when we remember people who have been murdered because of transphobia. Started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith to memorialize Rita Hester, TDoR grew to encompass all lives lost to anti-transgender bigotry and violence during the … Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tonight, we wrap up National Hispanic American Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), in which we've celebrated Hispanic and Latin American culture and honored the contributions of the Latinx community in the US. It is timed to coincide with the dates that many Latin American countries shrugged off the yoke of European colonization and won their … Continue reading Honoring Hispanic Heritage
The Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby on August 26, 1920. Better known as the Susan B Anthony Amendment, congressional approval and ratification by the requisite 75% of states was the result of over seventy years of active struggle. An amendment allowing women the … Continue reading Celebrating the 19th Amendment