Movie Screening on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4 pm
Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie is a six-part collaborative documentary produced by several dozen Vermont-based filmmakers. Using personal stories, rare footage, compelling interviews, and original reenactments, the film explores the history and contemporary culture of the Green Mountain State. Join Nora Jacobson, the film’s executive director and supervising editor for a screening and discussion of part six entitled People’s Power. This segment explores the resilience of Vermont’s communities, connections among community members, and the challenges posed by energy issues and climate change. The entire film will be available for check out at the Library on a first come basis after the screening on Sunday, October 5 at 4 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.