Bike Commuter Workshop

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! bicycle-commuter-essentials-lead-image1

Please RSVP via or 434-3036.

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Summer Keys Concert with Annemieke Spoelstra

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.


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Mark and Cindy Lemaire Concert

FREE CONCERT: Mark and Cindy Lemaire
Friday, July 18 at 7 pm at the Library
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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

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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.

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Free or Discounted Admission to Area Attractions


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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