March 19th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

twin hickory book sale

Twin Hickory Library used book sale is this Friday and Saturday:

Huge variety of books at bargain prices! Shop Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 9am to 4pm. Book sales benefit the Friends of Twin Hickory Library.

Twin Hickory Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509
(804) 290-9200

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February 18th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

tuckahoe library book sale flyer

Always a favorite of mine, the Tuckahoe Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held this Friday 2/22 and Saturday 2/23, from 10am to 4pm each day.

    1901 Starling Drive
    Henrico, VA 23229-4564
    (804) 290-9100

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October 30th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

rpl book sale 2012

The big Friends of the Richmond Public Library Used Book Sale starts this Friday, November 2, 2012!

In addition to general donated and discarded items for purchase, this fall’s sale will also feature a Special Collections Sale with “recently deaccessioned books from the library’s art and music collections, along with Civil War and Virginia books.” (Special Collections sale not open Friday evening or Monday)


    Friday 11/2: 12-5pm and 7-9pm
    Saturday 11/3: 10am-4pm
    Monday 11/5: 10am-6pm


    Hardbacks $2
    CD’s and DVD’s $1 per disc
    Paperbacks $.50
    Children’s books $.50
    Sheet music $.25

101 East Franklin St

Also this Saturday from 12-4pm, ARK (Area Rehabbers Klub) is having a Used Book Sale at Rockwood Park Nature Center (3401 Courthouse Rd). All proceeds from the Used Book Sale will help to defray the cost of caring for injured and orphaned Native Virginia Wildlife. Meet ARK’s Ambassadors, Rusty the Screech Owl and Fisher the Barred Owl

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October 16th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

vcu friends book sale

VCU Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale starts next Monday, October 22, 2012 at the James Branch Cabell Library.

    Monday, October 22: Noon–8 p.m.
    Tuesday, October 23: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 24: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Thursday, October 25: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. **Special ½ price sale
    Friday, October 26: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.**Special ½ price sale
    Preview sale for VCU Friends of the Library donors: Monday, October 22: 9 a.m.–Noon

The preview sale is open only to current VCU Friends of the Library donors. Friends donations must be received by noon on Monday, October 15, 2012 in order to be processed in time for the preview sale. You must present your current Friends donor card for admission to the preview sale. Everyone at the preview sale must have his or her own donor card.

To enter the preview sale, you must line up in the designated area in the basement. You must be present in the line to hold your place and cannot use a box, coat or other object as a placeholder. At 9 a.m., a volunteer will begin checking VCU Friends of the Library membership cards and allowing entrance to the preview sale.

You may not use scanners and other hand-held devices to check the barcodes and values of donated materials during the preview sale.

You may not remove books from the sale shelves and put them aside to sort through them. This practice is unfair to other guests. If you form a pile of books, fill a box with books, cover books with a blanket, or in some other way stake claim to items in a way that discourages other shoppers from looking through books, we will consider the books yours and expect you to pay for them.

You may not block the aisles with piles of books, boxes, blankets, etc.

You may not remove books from the sale area until they have been purchased.

We will have reusable VCU Libraries tote bags for sale at the pay window, but if you would prefer to keep your purchases in boxes, please bring your own.

Payment can be made by credit card, cash, RamBucks or a personal check. For personal checks, you will need to show a photo ID.

James Branch Cabell Library
Basement, Room B7
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284

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October 9th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

gellman room concart richmond public library

For Saturday entertainment, check out the 2012-13 season of Gellman Room Concerts at Richmond Public Library Main Library (101 E Franklin St). Concerts start at 2pm and are free to the public. Schedule starts this Saturday!

    October 13– Husband-and-wife duo Matthew Singer (baritone) and Leanne Gonzalez-Singer (mezzo-soprano) with piantist Cathy Venable perform art songs and duets in a variety of languages on the ancient themes of Love and War by Ravel, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, and others.

    October 27– Christopher Jenkins, guitarist, performs a solo classical guitar concert of music by Bach, Albeniz, and composers from various musical eras as well as selections from France and Russia.

    November 3– Sigma Alpha Iota, an international fraternity for women in music, presents solo and chamber music.

    November 17– Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen perform jazz standards and sultry sounds of days gone by, along with holiday favorites from their “Christmas Cabaret” album.

    December 15– Richmond Boys Choir performs their 16th annual concert—a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library.

    January 5– Ruta Smedina-Starke, pianist, performs “Scenes from Childhood” by Robert Schumann and works by J.S. Bach, F. Chopin, and F. Liszt.

    January 19– Richmond Music Teachers Association—a concert by members commemorating the 40th anniversary of RMTA.

    February 9– “An Afternoon with Shostakovich, Mozart, and the Belle Isle Strings”

    February 23– Joshua Allen, bass-baritone, performs classical music, Negro spirituals, and folk music on handmade gemhorns, coronet, and recorders.

    March 16– Hyunja Lee, pianist, performs Debussy solo works and piano trio works by Beethoven, Bruch, and Bolling with violinist Helen Jung, violin, and cellist William Jung.

    March 23– Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir, directors Hope Armstrong Erb and Pete Curry-“Lyrics, Laughter & Learning”- Come be loud in the library and learn a lot too with GRCC’s entry-level Treble Choir presenting music, poetry, games and sing-alongs from around the world.

    April 13– Klezm’or’Ami’m, 11-member ensemble, performs the music of Eastern European Jews: Klezmer.

    April 27– Williamsburg Chamber Players perform a program of chamber music for strings and piano.

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October 9th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

atlee library

The Friends of the Atlee Library’s Fall Book Sale is this weekend:

Friday October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hardcover books, DVDs, CDs, and tapes are $1.00. Paperbacks are 50 cents. Buy a Friends’ Tote/Book Bag for $12.00 and fill it for free.
Book Sale Raffle tickets are $1.00 each. Drawing will be held on Saturday October 13 at 2:00 p.m. Donate a non-perishable food item to the Food Drive for MCEF.

9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804)559-0654

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October 4th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

The City of Richmond Fire and Emergency Services is kicking off Fire Prevention Week on October 7th with a free event from 2-5pm at Patrick Henry Park (24th and Broad Streets). Members of the Department and other city The event is across from Fire Station 1, which will be open for tours.

Also, some Henrico County libraries will be holding special fire safety preschool storytimes with Henrico County firefighters, in recognition of Fire Safety Month – schedule here.

Join us for a special storytime. The Henrico County Fire Department will visit with preschoolers to talk about fire safety. A fire truck may be available for a close-up look. Limited to 25 children, ages 3-5

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October 2nd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

chesterfield library book sale

The Friends of the Chesterfield Public Library fall book sale is this weekend at the Central Library (9501 Lori Road): Thursday (1-9pm), Friday (10am-5pm), Saturday (10am-3pm)

Book Sale info: Chesterfield Central Library, Lori Rd. To benefit Friends of the Chesterfield Public Library. Fall Book Sale Event, Thur 1-9, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3. No scanning allowed. 2500+ books, CDs, DVDs available. Most books $1 for hardbacks and .50 for paperback.

(Can’t find a direct link for you, but this info comes from the Friends of CPL)

Are your bookshelves overflowing yet? This makes the fourth book sale I’ve posted about in the past month and a half, and I still have two more to tell you about in October!

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September 25th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

twin hickory

The Friends of Twin Hickory Library Fall Book Sale is this weekend, September 28-29, 9am-4pm each day.

5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059-2509
(804) 290-9200

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August 20th, 2012 by RichmondBargains


Join us for our semi-annual book sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Book sales benefit the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library.

I love this sale – I’ve filled a bookshelf with fantastic second-hand children’s books, largely from the Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory sales.

1901 Starling Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-4564
(804) 290-9130

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