Thanksgiving Closures

Please note that we will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and the library will be closed all day Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday, November 24.

Stop by before the holiday to check out our cookbook display and get some new recipes for your Thanksgiving meal!

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Sculpey Pen Art

A Free Event for Kids Ages 8 – 13 Sculpey pens

Mold some oven-bake Sculpey clay onto a pen, bake it and you have a colorful, whimsical, functional work of art suitable for personal use or holiday gift giving.  Kids ages 8 – 13 can register for this fun, free event at the Richmond Free Library.

Wednesday, November 29 from 4 – 5:30 pm.  Please register by November 17 to ensure enough materials for everyone to make a few pens.  (

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The Paintings of Anita Cotrone

We will be showing the work of Richmond resident Anita Cotrone for the months of October and November. Come view these wonderful paintings on our gallery walls in the adult area of the library.  Anita has been painting since the mid-seventies and finds inspiration through natural landscapes, still life, buildings and water scenes.  She credits her mother for bestowing the painting gene.

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Read to a Dog

Tippy Helps Young Readers Gain Confidence!

From 3-4 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, the Richmond Free Library will add Tippy the dog to its staff. Tippy specializes in early literacy by encouraging young readers to read out loud to an audience of one (Tippy!). In her role as therapy dog, Tippy lends an adoring and uncritical ear to any reader of any story. Children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up for a private, ten-minute slot with Tippy–or just drop in. To sign up call 434-3036 or email

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Join Us for Storytime

With the beginning of the school year, the library is starting back up its weekly programs for young children on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. NEW this fall: Yoga Storytime on the Fourth Friday of the month!

Baby Laptime (Ages 0-2)
Mondays: 10:30 am, Sept.-May

Richmond Playgroup and Storytime (Ages 0-4)
Wednesdays: 8:45 am (Storytime @ 10:00 am), Sept.-June

Early Bird Math Storytime (Ages 2-5)
First Three Fridays of the Month: 11:00 am, Sept.-May

Yoga Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Fourth Friday of the Month: 11:00 am, Sept.-May

Find more information about these programs on our Youth Services page.

Click here for a printable pdf poster.

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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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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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Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

RosieWednesday, November 15
7:00 pm, Community Room

One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops. In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War.

Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and hosted by Richmond Free Library. Free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. Contact the library at 434-3036 or for more information.

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Book Groups Meet This Week

Both the (Mostly) Fiction and Mystery Book Groups meet this week in the library mezzanine. New members are always welcome. View upcoming selections on our Book Clubs page.

On Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00, the fiction group will discuss Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran. The historical novel shines a light on nineteenth-century India, bringing to life the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi, who, against all odds, defied the British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom.

On Thursday, November 16 at 7:00, the mystery group will discuss Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear. Second in the Maisie Dobbs series, the book finds psychologist and private investigator Dobbs on another dangerously intriguing adventure in London between the world wars.

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