December 8th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

From Friends of Richmond Public Library:

Hey Friends! Your support of our spring and fall book sales helps us fund programs at Richmond Public Library. The Friends could not do all we do without you! So give yourself a pat on the back and swing by the Main Library for free books through the month of December.

Main Library
101 E. Franklin St

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November 2nd, 2015 by RichmondBargains

when is the rpl fall book sale?
The Friends of the Richmond Public Library semi-annual book sale will be held this Friday and Saturday at Main Library (101 E. Franklin St):

    Book lovers- you’ll find thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, children’s books and more, at great prices at the Main Library! Collectible books will be offered for sale in the Special Collections Room. If you collect special books, take advantage of this opportunity- the Special Collections Sale happens only once a year.

    Friday, November 6, 2015
    Friends members only: 10:00 AM-12 Noon
    Open to the public: 12 Noon-5:00 PM & 7-9:00 PM

    Saturday, November 7, 2015
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    All proceeds from the Friends Book Sale benefit Richmond Public Library programs. So… support the library and shop, shop, shop:

      Hardbacks: $2
      DVDs & CDs: $1 per disc- maximum of $5 per set
      Paperbacks: $.50
      Children’s books: $.50
      Casettes: $.25 per cassette- up to a maximum of $2 per set
      Sheet music: $.25

    If you’re not a member of the Friends, and would like to shop the Friends preview sale hours, you can join at the door Friday morning.

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April 3rd, 2015 by RichmondBargains

rpl friends book sale 2015
Friends of the Richmond Public Library Used Book Sale is coming up April 10-11

Prices are $2 for hardbacks; $1 for DVDs and CDs; $0.50 for paperbacks and children’s books.

Proceeds from the Friends’ used book sales support programs and projects of the Friends of the Library and Richmond Public Library — summer reading, early literacy, library renovations.

For more information, call the Friends office at 646-3411 or the Library 646-4256. Visit the Friends website at www.rvalibraryfriends.org

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February 4th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

frill rva
This is so smart.

Launched last September, the Free Richmond Instrument Lending Library offers kids of Richmond Public Library cardholders the chance to borrow instruments to try out (for free). Stop by the Main Library this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. to see what’s available.

    Richmond youth ages 8-18 can check out instruments from the Girls Rock! collection for free – guitars, basses, keyboards, drumkits, and amplifiers – plus pick up instructional materials, learn how to set up the instrument at home, and check out the library’s holdings of sheet music and music instruction materials. You can have each item for a two-week period, with the option to renew for an additional two weeks. Instrument returns must take place during FRILL hours of operation, every other Saturday from noon-3pm at Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch.

    What you need to bring: A Richmond Public Library card, and a parent or guardian if you are under 18, to sign the FRILL release form. Consider how you will transport items home, as some of them are big and heavy!

    Our supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

More info at facebook.com/frillrva.

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January 5th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

rpl book giveaway

From Friends of the Richmond Public Library:

    January’s First Friday event @ Main Library is actually happening the SECOND Friday (due to New Year’s), and it’s extra special: The Friends are hosting our annual January Big Book Giveaway. There are HUNDREDS (thousands?) of great books, and they’re all free! See the flier for full details. We look forward to seeing you on January 9.

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November 5th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

gellman room concerts

Gellman Room concerts have started again at the Richmond Public Library Main Library (101 E Franklin St):

    The 2014-15 season features a variety of concerts performed by musicians and composers from Richmond and across the country on Saturday afternoons at 2 pm in the Gellman Room of the Main Library.

    October 4– Small Trunk Opera presents “Cox and Box”—an 1866 comic operetta with music by Sir Arthur Sullivan
    October 25– Mixed Musix: NeoVienna—classical sounds of old Vienna, but with a contemporary spin presented by the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia
    November 1– Mauro Correa and Friends present Music of Brazil for 7-String Guitar and Winds
    November 8– Sigma Alpha Iota, an international fraternity for women in music, presents solo and chamber music
    December 13– Richmond Boys Choir performs their annual concert—a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library
    January 10– Music and Conversation: 3=4 (or more) An informal concert presented by the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia
    January 17– Richmond Music Teachers Association—a concert by members of RMTA
    February 14– Jefferson Baroque presents “In and Out of Love in the Renaissance and Baroque”
    February 21– Music and Conversation: Bach as Teacher A lecture/performance by harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt, in partnership with the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia
    March 28– Capitol Opera Richmond performs Die Fledermaus
    April 11– Fran Coleman with Hope Erb performs “From Debussey to Duke”—the effect of French Art Song on American Jazz
    April 25– 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.
    May 16– Mixed Musix: Ice Cubes—exciting chamber music being written today from Scandinavian, Baltic and Russian composers perfomed by the Chamber Music society of Central Virginia

    All concerts are free and the public is invited.

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March 31st, 2014 by RichmondBargains

rpl book sale

Friends of the Richmond Public Library big used book sale is coming up this Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th:

    Friday – noon to 5pm, 7-9pm (Friends members can shop early at 10am)
    Saturday – 10am to 4pm

In addition to novels, DVDs, etc., there will be sheet music for organ, piano and guitar, and special collection books about Chinese art & history for sale.

Richmond Public Main Library
101 E. Franklin St

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April 2nd, 2013 by RichmondBargains

rpl book sale

The semi-annual Richmond Public Library used book sale is this Friday and Saturday.

    Friday, April 5: 12-5pm and 7-9pm
    Saturday, April 6: 10am-4pm

    Hardcovers $2
    Paperbacks $.50
    CDs & DVDs $1
    Children’s books $.50

    Richmond Public Main Library
    101 E Franklin St

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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 15th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

susan greenbaum

Local favorite singer-songwriter Susan Greenbaum performs a free concert in Library Park on Tuesday, October 16 at 12 noon.

Known for her pleasing harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and boundless energy, Susan draws enthusiastic audiences of all ages. So pack your lunch, bring your friends and/or kids and join us for a free concert from 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Library Park is located behind the Main Library on the corner of Second and East Main Streets. In case of rain, the concert will move to Thursday, October 18.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Public Library.

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