Welcome Baby Social

Sunday, March 26,  11:00 am – 1:00 pm


If you welcomed a new little bundle of joy into your home in 2016, you should have received an invitation to this year’s Baby Social sponsored by Building Bright Futures and the Richmond Library. Come socialize with other new parents and meet your child’s future classmates. Brunch items and raffle prizes will be provided and you’ll have the opportunity to see the book that has been placed in the library collection in honor of your child. If you haven’t received an invitation and you have a new baby, we’re sorry we missed you and ask that you call the library for details.

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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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March Art Displays

Come by to see Richmond resident Stephanie Menard’s photographs of children and animals in their natural habitats around the world (on the first floor), and Rick Burns’s red-hot matchbook collection dating back to the 70s (in the display case). And you can’t miss our colorful community art project inspired by the book Brown Girl Dreaming!

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Vermont Botany

Picture1Wednesday, March 29 (rescheduled from March 15), at 6:30: Arthur V. Gilman, author of “New Flora of Vermont,” speaks on selected botanical subjects relevant to Vermont. Art will explore some of interesting Vermont plants in depth–from ferns to orchids to roses to asters, including a few “new items” not in the New Flora book. Art will share interesting plant stories from Vermont, discuss invasive species, and highlight relevant aspects of our environment.

Art Gilman is a principal in the firm of Gilman & Briggs Environmental, specializing in threatened and endangered plants throughout northern New England.

Sponsored by the Green Mountain Audubon Society.

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Community Art Installation

Those members of the Richmond community who have read Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson will recognize the images in our community art installation as coming from the cover of this amazing little book. Richmond is participating in Vermont Reads, an initiative of the Vermont Humanities Council that invites multi-generational members in a community to read, discuss and think about the important themes in the chosen book. Many themes are introduced in Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming including family, race, faith, personal dreams and important friendships. The library is inviting every visitor to the library to explore these themes in their own lives by contributing a butterfly and a part of their own story to the art installation. Come see it. Come be a part of it.

Life-size watercolors and silhouettes by Kathryn Wysockey-Johnson. Butterflies by all of us!


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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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Free Movement Workshop


Relax, revive, and find creative inspiration in this movement practice called Noyes Rhythm. Emily Mott is teaching a workshop March 19th 1:30-3pm at Richmond Free Library accompanied by pianist Victor Gould. You’ll feel great after experiencing flowing movement techniques based on rich nature images. Open to dancers and non-dancers of all ages. Check out the following links for more on the workshop and Noyes Rhythm: http://www.noyesrhythm.org/workshops/ or http://www.noyesrhythm.org/

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