Spring is Evolving… Inside the Library!

Come take a look at and add to our new art installation, Spring’s Evolving Landscape. Thanks to artists Kathryn Wysockey-Johnson and Judy Bush, as well as the 17 people who came to the library for the installation project, we have a whimsical and colorful multi-media display on our bookends. Participants in the art project were inspired by signs of spring and enjoyed creating a brilliant display of critters, colors, and words. Stop by and weave a ribbon into the netting or compose a poem with magnetic words. It may be cold outside but spring is budding here inside the library!

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Youth Art on Display:

RES ARTDuring the month of April our walls and foyer display case will feature MC Escher inspired tessellations, Gustav Klimt inspired scratch portraits and clay creations by students from Richmond Elementary School under the instruction of art teacher, Kim Aucher.


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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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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: 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.

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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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Performance Art at the Library:

Wednesday, April 18 at 7 pm

Come pick up your copy of this year’s Vermont Reads book, Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.  Read it along with many others from the Richmond community and then plan on joining us for this  special night.VTREADS2018LogoWeb

Mansfield Cooperative School students will bring Katherine Paterson’s book, Bread and Roses, Too to life. Encounter the book through original poetry, movement and art all created by students.  Join us for their performance followed by a discussion of the book.bread-and-roses-too

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March Display at the Library

ted's camera

Ted Lyman’s collection of motion picture and film cameras was randomly acquired. He was identified as “the photographer in the family” and became the recipient of much discarded equipment because of his assumed interest and his inability to say no. He became fascinated by what they said about about their historical times and the advancement of photo technology. Equipment from 1930’s – 1960’s will be on display in our foyer display case for the month of March.
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