Winter Break Programs

upcomingeventsWe have lots of special events coming up over the school break (February 27 through March 7). Check out the list below and please join us for a movie, coloring, or a reading session with Tippy the dog!

Matinee Monday The Jungle Book (2016 release) based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. Rated PG. All ages. Monday, 2/27 at 4 pm.

Baby Laptime.  Infants, toddlers and caregivers. Songs, stories, bounces, rhymes and finger plays with Wendy. Every Monday at 10:30 am.

Love Your Library Video Workshop.  Ages 10—14. This hands-on, free workshop will guide participants through the process of planning, filming and starring in a short, library-themed video. Monday, 2/27 & Tuesday, 2/28 from 9 am —Noon. FULL, but contact us to be added to the waitlist.

Lego Challenge.  Ages 4—12. We’ll supply the Legos, the challenge and the prizes. Kids supply the ideas, dexterity and ingenuity. Wednesday, 3/1 at 1 pm.

Adult & Teen Coloring.  Ages 14 and above. We’ll supply the pens, pencils and coloring pages as well as the soft music and hot tea or cocoa. Wednesday, 3/1 at 6:30 pm.

Read to a Dog (Tippy).  Ages  5—10. Sign up for 15 minutes with Tippy, a friendly, cute and patient therapy dog who loves anyone who will read him part of their favorite story. Sessions are private. Thursday, 3/2  from 1 – 3 pm.

Early Bird Math Young children and caregivers. A fun, interactive storytime highlighting early math concepts through stories, songs and games. Every Friday at 11 am.

Matinee Monday.  Pete’s Dragon (2016 release) is a remake of the 1977 Walt Disney animated musical about a boy and his best friend, a dragon who can turn invisible. Rated PG. All ages. Monday, 3/6 at 4 pm.

Click here for a printable pdf version of the event flyer.

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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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Annual Book Sale Feb. 17 & 18

IMG_20160212_142336Please come to the Annual Friends of Richmond Free Library LOVE YOUR LIBRARY Book Sale!

Friday, February 17: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 18: 9 am – 3 pm

In addition to tons of used books for sale, we will once again have live music, a bake sale, and a raffle with many terrific local prizes.

We could still use a few helping hands during the sale, particularly on Saturday afternoon. Please visit the SignUpGenius page and sign up to help if you can.

Please note that if the library lot is full, additional parking is available at Volunteers Green or on Depot Street.

We hope to see you at the sale this weekend!

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Library Closed for Presidents’ Day

george-washington_editedjpgMonday, February 20 is a federal holiday and therefore the library is closed. (Tax preparation sessions are happening, however.) George Washington was born on February, 22, 1731, and served as the first President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797. (Presidents’ Day was originally celebrated as Washington’s Birthday.) Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, and served as the 16th President of the United States, from 1861 to 1865. Interested in learning more about these or other former American presidents? Check out our biography section! We have two biographies of Washington and two of Lincoln, as well as a number of juvenile biographies.

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Richmond Reads: A Community Book Discussion

browngirldreaming2017 marks the 15th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in community activities related to the book’s themes. This year the book is Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. This beautiful memoir of the author’s childhood is written in verse. It tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examining the strength of family bonds while growing up African American in the 1960s and 1970s. Children and adults alike will enjoy the authenticity of this memoir. There are free copies of the book available at the Richmond Free Library and the community is invited to join us for a discussion of the book at the library on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm.

All ages are welcome at the community book discussion of Brown Girl Dreaming.

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