Sunday, March 18
RFL Community Room
Like Greek mythology, Norse myths are still with us, inspiring storytellers from Tolkien to Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, and A.S. Byatt. Surprisingly, most of what we know about Valhalla and the Valkyries, Odin and the Well of Wisdom, the Mighty Thor, and Ragnarok or the Twilight of the Gods was written by a 13th-century Icelandic chieftain, Snorri Sturluson. Award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings the fascinating story of Sturluson’s life into focus, drawing on newly available sources and illuminating the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia.
This is a Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Richmond Free Library. Free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. Contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-3036 for more information.
This mud season bring your little one to this fun Saturday morning gathering of friends new and old in our sunny, spacious community room. The morning will begin at 10:30 am with stories, followed by free play with loads of toys, games, puzzles and activities until noon. Appropriate for children age 12 months to 5 years.
Four-week session begins on Saturday, March 17 and ends on April 7. No registration necessary.
Grace Greene has been painting with pastels on and off for about 15 years. Recently retired from her job as the Vermont Department of Libraries Youth Librarian she now has more time to devote to this passion, and has begun to paint more seriously. Her work can be seen on our walls for the month of March.
In April we will feature the art work of students from Richmond Elementary School.
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!
We’ll supply the Legos. Kids supply the ideas, the ingenuity and the dexterity. This four-week, after-school club is appropriate for kids age 4-12 and will run every Wednesday from 3 – 4 pm during the month of March. No registration is necessary.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older – at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide. We are one of those locations! Tax help is offered every Monday morning beginning on February 5 until April 9.
If you meet the criteria above and you’re interested in some help, call the library at 434-3036 to sign up for your session. Space is limited.
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: 10:00 am – Noon (Stories and Music @ 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.
Join 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.
Sunday, March 25
11 am – 1 pm in the Community Room
Hey Baby, You’re invited!
The Library and the Richmond Playgroup are hosting our annual Baby Brunch to celebrate the arrival of Richmond’s youngest library patrons. All children born or adopted into Richmond families in 2017 are invited and encouraged to join us for refreshments and playtime. This event is an opportunity for families to meet, and for babies to meet their future classmates. Parents can select a special library book to dedicate to their child. Invitations were mailed to households, but if you have a new baby and we missed you, please know that you are invited. Call or email the library to RSVP. (email@example.com)