Summer Program Kickoff: Dinoman!

Calling all fans of dinosaurs! Our summer reading program for children will kick off on Monday, June 26 at 10:30 am when Dinoman takes us on a trip to the Mesozoic Era with magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent, life-size, inflatable dinosaurs. How do we know dinosaurs were here? Come find out! This program is fun and informative for all ages, but recommended for ages 4-12. No registration required.

Dinoman, June 26, 10:30 am, Community Room at the library

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July Mystery Book Group

Did you know that the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books also wrote a crime mystery?  Published in 1922, it was Milne’s only mystery novel. Stop by the library to borrow a copy of this “locked room” whodunnit, and join the discussion in July!

The Red House Mystery
by A. A. Milne

Thursday, July 20
Library Mezzanine
7:00 pm

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Thursday Evening Concert Series

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Passport to Vermont Libraries

Love libraries? Pick up a Passport to Vermont Libraries here at the Richmond Library, and see how many libraries across the state you can visit this summer!

Sponsored by the Vermont Library Association, the 3rd annual Passport to Vermont Libraries program encourages Vermonters and visitors alike to visit some of Vermont’s unique, beautiful and creative libraries.  The Richmond Library is one of 118 Vermont public and academic libraries handing out passports this year.

From now to September 1, participants can get stamps for their passports at all Vermont libraries. Some libraries are offering small prizes, and four patrons statewide–an adult, young adult, child, and one “wild card”–will receive Vermont Library Ambassador Awards for visiting the most libraries.

Not sure where to start your travels? Start with one of the 22 other HomeCard Libraries that will honor your Richmond library card. When you pick up your passport, we can give you a HomeCard directory, too.

Learn more and find a map of Vermont libraries.

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June Wall Art & Display Case

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June Art Show Richmond resident Nancy Sandblom is sharing her grandmother Lucile Judge Firey’s landscape and portrait works in watercolor and oil. Luce passed away in 2004, but she painted throughout her life and taught art history at American University and Mt. Vernon College.

June Display Case The Birds of Vermont Museum is sharing a collection of owl facts and artifacts. An owl tree cavity, owl pellets, facsimile eggs, feathers, diagrams, and descriptions regarding camouflage, flight, and vision as well as carvings all generate understanding of and admiration for these highly adapted birds of prey.

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Kids + Community Access TV = Creativity

Check out this fun video that local students made in collaboration with Mt. Mansfield Community Television and the library. Thanks go out to Hannah and Ella Agran, Lauren O’Malley, Zoe Rosen, and Ethan Shelden for participating, and to Angelike Contis of MMCTV for producing the video, which was submitted to the Vermont Access Network statewide video challenge competition.

The Crazy Quiz Show: A Short Film from Mt. Mansfield Community TV on Vimeo.

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Did you know?

Kristen Hayden-West, Chair of the Library Board of Trustees, presented this brief but informative slide show at town meeting.  There wasn’t sufficient time to mention all of the Library’s services, but here’s a nice overview: Check Out the Richmond Free Library

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KNIT NITE on Wednesdays

kniting_a_stockingJoin other knitters in the Mezzanine Lounge at the Richmond Free Library on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 for social and skill exchange. All levels, any handcraft (crochet, tatting, needlepoint, etc.) welcome.

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