Early Bird Math Ends for the Season

Early Bird Math, our math literacy storytime for young children, which has been held every Friday at 11:00 am, will end for the season on Friday, April 25.  It will resume in September.

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Hiking in the Canyon Slots of Southern Utah : Green Mountain Club James P. Taylor Series

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Hiking Southern Utah Slot Canyons

Rich and Sheri Larsen
Saturday, April 12, 7 P.M.
Richmond Free Library, Richmond

Southern Utah is a stark and wildly beautiful land of sandstone carved into countless canyons, ranging in size from Colorado River canyons to slots so tight a person cannot fit through. Rich and Sheri Larsen, often with accomplices from Vermont and other states, have now made a dozen trips to Utah to play in slot canyons. In their most recent trips in 2010 and 2012, some of the canyons they visited were semi-technical and required ropes and wetsuits. Others required route-finding over slickrock—and on a few of these the route was never actually found. Some were easy, with moderate hiking; some outings included visits to ancient Puebloan ruins. Each trip was successful: the same number of people came out as went in—sometimes with bruises and abrasions, but always with pictures and stories. Join us for those pictures and stories from their most recent adventures in the canyons of Utah.

Admission is $5 for GMC members/$8 nonmembers; kids under 12 are free. Tickets available at the door only. All proceeds support GMC’s local sections and the Education Program.

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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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Early Bird Math

An interactive, math literacy storytime for young children and their caregivers, using books, songs, games and activities to explore numbers, shapes, spaces, and patterns.


Richmond Free Library

Fridays at 11:00 AM

September through May

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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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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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