BIKE COMMUTING WORKSHOP: Getting into Bicycling
Presented by Local Motion
DATE: Wednesday, July 23
TIME: 7:00-8:00 pm
Have you been wanting to bike more? Ready to take the next step, but not quite sure where to start? Local Motion can help! In just one short hour, participants in our Bike Commuting workshop learn all this and more:
What gear you need (and don’t need) to stay safe and comfortable
How to make sure your bike is in good shape for commuting
How to map out a route that fits with your available time and comfort level
How to “read” the street and ride safe under a range of conditions
Best of all, if there are 10 or more participants, there will be an on-site raffle for a waterproof bicycle bag. There will also be free safety items handed out (including a free reflective leg band) to help you stay safe! Low cost bike lights available. Let Local Motion help you get back into bicycling today!
Please RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-3036.
Thursday, July 24
Come spend an Summer evening with Chopin as played by the talented Annemeike Spoelstra. Concert begins at 7:30. No tickets are required/ donations welcome.
FREE CONCERT: Mark and Cindy Lemaire
Friday, July 18 at 7 pm at the Library
(also see marklemaire.com)
Mark Lemaire has taken the tradition of guitarist and songwriter to a unique place. While he’s shared the stage with Tracy Chapman, Maria Muldaur, and bass virtuoso Michael Manring, his recording studio experiences include work with producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Blind Faith, Traffic), and Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls).
While Mark’s solo guitar pieces stand as complete statements, his harmonies with Cindy Lemaire add another dimension. When Mark and Cindy join in song, it’s like two people with one voice. Concert promoter Kiki Wow says: “Mark Lemaire is one exceptional guitarist and songwriter, no doubt about it. And Cindy’s stellar harmonies simply mesmerize, silencing the audience who hang on every note. I’ve seen a lot of acts, but the harmonies of these two are so aligned and balanced, I felt as though I got an audio ‘tune up’ inside me after listening to their songs.” This is music for adults, yet it appeals to the part of us that is ageless.
“Complex, sophisticated song arrangements. His guitar playing is so good, it might distract you from his compelling, engaging melodies and sharp songwriting… but only for a second.”
-Richard Rice, Director, San Francisco Free Folk Festival
For the month of July Richmond Youth have free, unlimited access to over 500 ebooks thanks to StarWalk Kids Media. They are repeating their wildly popular Free Summer Reading program, the PopUpLibrary.
Visitors to this site in July can immediately read any eBook in their Pre-K thru 8th grade eBook collection, which is carefully curated for exceptional quality and written by well-known and respected authors including their founder, noted science author Seymour Simon. They allow multiple simultaneous access with no check-in or check-out required. Most of the eBooks also offer a “Read to Me” option for kids, with high quality, professional narration that accompanies the text.
No form of user identification is required to use this program; they just want to make sure more kids read more eBooks this summer than ever before. Access the site today.
Passes! It’s summer time and a variety of passes are available for Richmond patrons. Receive free or discounted admission to Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Museum, Vermont Historic Sites, Vermont History Museum, Birds of Vermont Museum, Vermont Day-Use State Parks and the Echo Aquarium. Passes may be borrowed for 48 hours. BUT, late returns will be charged $5/day.
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.