Upcoming Children’s Programs

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Summer Stories and Songs
Monday, July 23 at 10:30 am
We will share some of the best new and classic picture books available and sing songs with shakers, rhythm sticks and colorful scarves. Join us for this program for infants – age 5.

Movie: Black Panther & Ice Cream Sundaes
Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00 pm
When young King T’Challa is drawn into conflict with an old foe he must release Black Panther’s full power. Make your own ice cream sundae to complete the evening! No registration is required to attend this PG-13 film.

Colorful Maracas
Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 am
We’ll turn recycled bottles, duct tape, stickers and some rice into colorful maracas. Please register in advance for this fun craft program. Ages 5–12.

Read to a Dog
Thursday, July 26 from 1 – 3 pm
Readers will gain confidence while they enjoy some private story time with Tippy, a certified therapy dog. Kids ages 4 – 12 may sign up for a time slot in advance (434-3036/ rfl@gmavt.net) or just drop by.

Please note that the Kids Library Music Jam on Mondays July 16 and 23 has been cancelled due to lack of registration.

Click here for the full summer reading program schedule.

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Katherine Paterson Talk Available

Were you hoping to come to Katherine Paterson’s recent talk at the library, but couldn’t make it? You’re in luck! Mt. Mansfield Community TV recorded her speech and you can watch it on Vimeo. Audience members were moved and inspired by her words; now you can listen to her thoughts via the video.

Copies of Bread and Roses, Too are available at the library if you’d like to read the Vermont Reads book for 2018.

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Kids Animation Video

The library and Mt. Mansfield Community TV teamed up to offer an animation workshop for middle schoolers over the February break. Eight kids learned about various animation techniques and had a ton of fun. Check out their super cool creations!

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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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Summer Art Show

Melody Ann Potter is an accomplished artist, born in the Adirondacks and now residing in Richmond VT. Melody has a degree in fine arts from SUNY Potsdam and an interior design degree from Villa Maria College of Buffalo. She finds inspiration from the surrounding mountains and lakes, from the human condition and from her adventures around the world. She pulls from these experiences to create works of art using layers of tissue paper to create a 3-Dimensional picture. She finishes using ink to highlight the forms and color, bringing them to life. Her oil paintings are snapshots into the everyday lives of people. See her work on the Library walls during the months of July and August.

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Everybody Plays a Drum

Friday, June 29 at 10:30 am

drumcircleMaster drummer Saragail Benjamin will bring drums for everyone to play. She will teach us to play together, and then we’ll drum a story! Dance it! Sing it! Rock it to the moon!

No registration required. All ages.


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Annemeike Mclane

Thursday, June 28 at 7 pm.


Pianist, Annemieke McLane will be presenting “Beethoven & Friends” a program that includes Waldstein and Pathetique sonatas. Everyone is welcome to come hear this beautiful music in the cool library community space on a lovely summer evening. Donations will be collected at the door. Her second concert “Music and Memories” will be held on July 26.

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