Join us for an evening of ZenTangle!


Janet Auman, Certified Zentangle Teacher, will lead the group in an evening of Zentangle (R), a fun and unique art form centered on creative design and the relaxing benefits of rhythmic art. Zentangle pieces are distinct in their intentional, step-by-step pattern development and characterized by repetitive strokes, intricate lines, and abstract shapes. It can be learned by anyone. Create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns and unwind. High quality materials will be provided for the class. Bring home a beautiful creation.   $20 supply fee. 6:30-8:30, Thursday, December 10. Light refreshments will be offered. RSVP to the Library,, or 434-3036. Class size limited.

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Book Group News

Book Group meets monthly at the Library and is always open  to new  members.  Monthly book selections are available on the book group shelf near the circulation desk.

DEC. 8 at 6:30


Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway—a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway.

Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.


JAN. 5 at 6:30


With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.


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Mystery Book Club Meets Dec. 17 at 7 pm (postponed from Nov. 19)

Join the Mystery book club for lively discussion and fun.  The group meets monthly at the RFL and always welcomes new members.  Copies of the monthly picks are available on the bookclub shelf near the circulation desk.

DEC 17 @ 7 pm



JAN 21 @ 7 pm

FLYING FINISH by Dick Francis

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Youth Art on the Walls at the Library

Ten area youth age 6 – 15 took the Library up on its request to create a piece of art for the public to enjoy.  Their work will hang on the walls of our stairway landings.  Pictured here are some of the artists.  Come on in to see their awesome work!


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Early Bird Math Every Friday at 11 am.

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Who knew math could be so fun!  Kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to join Wendy every Friday at 11 am in the Community Room for books, songs and mind-expanding, synapse-connecting, gross-motor math games.  We’ll count things, measure things, add some new-comers, divide the group in half, and sort things out.  Here’s what last year’s kids would have said about Early Bird Math if they had been asked:

“My fingers sure come in handy when we sing the counting song.”

“I don’t know why we put the yellow balls in the yellow box but it sure was fun.”

“Circles are my favorite shape because they remind me of cookies.”

If you spend time with a little kid on Friday mornings. Come!!



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KNIT NITE on Wednesdays

Join other knitters  in the Mezzanine Lounge at the Richmond Free Library on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 for social and skill exchange. All levels, any handcraft (crochet, tatting, needlepoint, etc.) welcome.


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Museum & Park Passes Available – Check Them Out!


ECHO LAKE AQUARIUM & SCIENCE CENTER Pass will allow for $ 4 per person admission up to 4 people.  The museum is open 10-5 daily.

STATE PARK DAY USE Pass will allow for free entry into any Vermont State Park Day Use Area (up to 8 people in one vehicle) Day Use Areas Open 10 am – Sunset.  More info available at

STATE HISTORIC SITES Pass is good for free entry into any Vermont State Historic Site (up to 8 people in one vehicle) More info available at

SHELBURNE MUSEUM Pass allows for free family admission.  For more information go to

SHELBURNE FARMS Pass is good for free family admission to the Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard. Excludes Property Tours.  Family admission is for up to 2 adults and children.

BIRDS OF VERMONT MUSEUM Pass will allow for free admission for one immediate family.  Valid from May 1 to October 31. Not valid for special events.

 All passes may be signed out for a two-day time period and carry a $ 5.00 a day late fee.

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