Did you know it is the International Year of the Salmon? It’s about time these extraordinary fish got their own year. Help celebrate by visiting the trail along the river at Volunteers Green during the month of September and appreciating the colorful salmon-shaped windsocks that are hanging along the full length of the trail. Besides their beautiful painted designs, each windsock features an original poem inspired by salmon, fish, rivers or nature in general. Windsocks and poems were created over the summer by area youth participating in workshops hosted jointly by the library and Radiate Art and sponsored by RiseVt. They will be on display along the river trail and at the library through October 5 when the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office will be hosting a salmon festival at the Volunteers Green and at the library. Learn more about what’s happening the day of the salmon festival.
After thirty years as a traditional quilter, many of them as a professional quilt restorer, Marya Lowe flung herself into the contemporary art quilt world. As a textile artist, she began by making pieces that reflected known entities: chickens, birds, birdhouses, fish, flowers. She quickly found herself dissolving the connection with realism and moving to purely abstract compositions which visualized mystery, questioning, pure emotion, and personal response. Come see her work on our walls and in the display case for the month of September.
Fall Youth Programs Our regularly scheduled youth programs will resume after Labor Day. Program details are below. Weekly youth programs at the Library run September – May and follow the MMUUSD schedule for vacation days and weather closure days.
Baby Laptime This short, active storytime is for our youngest little book lovers and their grown ups. We’ll look at picture books, sing simple songs, do some rhyming and bouncing and sometimes get out the shakers and scarves. Designed for infants and early toddlers. Join us on Mondays at 10:30 am.
Playgroup with Stories and Songs The good times kick off with songs and shakers around the colorful alphabet rug. Next up is storytime and snacks (bring your own). Then, the toys and art supplies come out for free play and crafts. Co-sponsored by the Lund Center. Kids from infant – five and their grown ups are invited to join us in the commnity room on Wednesdays from 10 am – noon.
Preschool Storytime This special storytime is for children ages 3 – 5. We will share picture books, songs, activities and games with a focus on the six pre-reading skills that form a child’s early literacy experience and help set them up for a lifelong love of books and reading. Join us on Fridays at 10:30 am.
Want to learn more about the 2019 Vermont Reads book selection? This book trailer was created by the seven students who participated in a recent video workshop produced by the Richmond Free Library and Mt. Mansfield Community Television.
We have many copies of the book available at the library. Check one out today.
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.