Music Makers – New Program for 2014 -15 (Third Wednesdays @ 10 AM)

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Music Makers This new program for 2014-15 is a  participatory music program for young children and their grown-ups co-sponsored by the Library and Building Bright Futures. . Music can be a powerful early learning tool.   We all remember songs that teach the alphabet and the count sequence, but songs also enhance a child’s phonological awareness (the ability to hear the sound components in a word), increase vocabulary and help a child begin to understand patterns.   Music Makers will offer young children and their grown-ups an opportunity to learn something about music and to learn many things through music. This program is free.  No registration is required. Join Joanna May from Music Together and Wendy de Forest from the Richmond Free Library on the third Wednesday of each month following Richmond Playgroup at 10:00 am in the Richmond Free Library Community Room.

 

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Early Bird Math Every Friday at 11 AM.

 

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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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Free or Discounted Admission to Area Attractions

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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.

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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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Help Sessions: Navigating the Internet, Facebook, Job Sites, and More

Do you know anyone who is unsure of how to effectively use the Internet to access information or entertainment? Would you like to use your Facebook or Twitter or Digg-it account more effectively? Would you like to set up a blog? Gene Gagne has 20 yrs of experience in tech help and has spent many hours training everyone from children to people in their 80s on how to carry out basic computer functions, how to work with social media, how to use job search sites, and how to build a website. Gene will be at the Richmond Free Library on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11-2 p.m. Call the library if you’d like to have a session and share with anyone you think would appreciate a little extra help. Or just drop in.

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Learn something new today!

Universal Class - Leading Provider of Continuing Education

Why not learn something new today? UniversalClass™ offers hundreds of free online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic, from Accounting and Arts and Photography to Web Design and Wedding Planning. Connect to vtonlinelib.org, enter Richmond, choose Universal Class and get registered with your library barcode (enter in all caps.) Or just click on the image above.

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Links

Follow along with the trustee meetings at http://rfltrustees.wordpress.com.

Interested in reserving the community room? Our meeting room is available for classes, concerts (we have a grand piano!), parties, etc. For events that are free and open to the public, there is no charge; however, ALL events require a completed space use agreement form before approval.

Vermont Public Libraries provide access to high quality online courses for all library users. Begin exploring these courses by entering your patron barcode (found on the back of your card), but replace the initial “P” with a “2” here.

The Vermont Online Library offers a wide range electronic information databases on a variety of topics for all age levels, for generalists as well as specialists. For more information, visit vtonlinelib.org.

What is a library worth? Find out at the Maine State Library’s web site maine.gov/msl.

Audio books and eBooks are available for patrons to download at listenupvermont.org. Simply click on the “sign in” link on their homepage, select “Richmond Free Library” from the menu that appears, and use your library barcode number to sign in.

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