Upcoming Programs and Events

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Energy Independent Vermont Community Education Forum                         Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM.

Movie – Thinking Money: The Psychology behind our best and worst financial decisions                                                                                                                        Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00  pm.

Beneficial Wildflowers for Diverse Habitats with Rich Dube                                      Saturday, April 25. at 10:00 am.

Travel Talk: The Flora and Fauna of Australia with Douglas Barnes      Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm

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May Mystery Book Club

Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm.

Learning to Swim by Sara Henry – When she sees what looks like a child tumbling from a ferry into frigid Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives in without thinking. When she gets the child to shore she discovers that his name is Paul, he speaks only French—and no one seems to be looking for him.



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May Book Club – Tues., May 12 at 6 pm

Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks.

The New Yorker–Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated assistant at the Cairo bureau of the Wall Street Journal suddenly “adopted the uniform of a Muslim fundamentalist,” Geraldine Brooks set out to discover the truth about women and Islam.

Sometimes adopting a chador as camouflage, she was granted meetings (and often astonishingly intimate insights) by everyone from Queen Noor of Jordan to former Iranian President Rafsanjani’s daughter. She met with Palestinians protesting about “honor killings” for adultery and sheltered girls transformed into warriors by the Emirates armed forces. Throughout the Middle East, Brooks was invited into the homes and lives of these women where she found real stories that overturn western stereotypes.


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Do More Than “Friend” the Library – Become a Friend

Friends of Richmond Free Library

The Friends of Richmond Free Library are a group of volunteers whose purpose is to:

  • Encourage community support of the library and staff;
  • Raise money to underwrite special purchases for the library as well as the summer reading program and its workshops, art classes, and special programs.

The Friends of RFL meet twice a year and always welcome new members!


Co-Presidents of the Friends of the Richmond Free Library: Mary Keller-Butler at unnamedmtn@hotmail.com /434-3619 – – Karen Tufano at tufcorn@gmail.com /434-7357

Thank you for your support!

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Save money on your next visit to the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, VT.

The library has a pass available for Richmond patrons to borrow which will allow for $ 4 per person admission up to 4 people. The pass may be signed out for a two-day time period.  The museum is open 10-5 daily.


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Early Bird Math Every Friday at 11 AM.



Early Bird Math is an interactive math literacy storytime for young children and their caregivers.  Through books, songs and games children are exposed to many early math skills and will enjoy a chance to play with their peers.  Join Wendy on Fridays at 11 am.

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We can turn your electronic waste into new books!

You may have something we want: used inkjet cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics. We’d love to recycle those for you. Through our trusted greening partner Funding Factory, we can turn your recyclables into cash for books.

Will you recycle with us? It’s easy and 100% free. We earn through the value of your used recyclables.

Look for the convenient recycling boxes just inside the Library lobby.

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