Summer Kickoff Program: Modern Times Theater

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The hills are alive with the sound of music in this all-ages puppet production which follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch, as he sings his way through trouble, adventure, and triumph. Included in the cast are the Bozo Brothers, who delight audiences with their dynamic percussive dance routines. No registration is required for this hilarious show for all ages!

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Katherine Paterson Talk Available

Were you hoping to come to Katherine Paterson’s recent talk at the library, but couldn’t make it? You’re in luck! Mt. Mansfield Community TV recorded her speech and you can watch it on Vimeo. Audience members were moved and inspired by her words; now you can listen to her thoughts via the video.

Copies of Bread and Roses, Too are available at the library if you’d like to read the Vermont Reads book for 2018.

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June Art Show

 KatKat 2Kathryn Devlin is a survivor. Before the age of 14 she not only lost a brother, but had also battled cancer. Art is her way to express and understand what she has been through. Through her art Kathryn connects her interest in biology and the animal kingdom with the desire to create images of optimism and hope and to celebrate the beauty of life on a two-dimensional surface. Kathryn lives in Bolton and recently graduated from Colby Sawyer College.

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Poetry Walk along the Volunteers Green River Trail

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Wendell Berry wrote, “To rest go to the woods where what is made is made without your thought or work.” Go also to the river and the open field. The library is collaborating with the Richmond Trails Committee to bring a poetry walk to the Volunteers Green Trail along the Winooski River. During the month of June visitors to the trail will be rewarded with not just a beautiful place but beautiful words chosen to enhance a reader’s experience of place. “Keep walking toward the next beautiful thing you will do.” —Grace Butcher

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Katherine Paterson Coming to Library

Tuesday, June 5
6:30 pm, Community Room

In this free public talk, world-renowned children’s author and Vermont resident Katherine Paterson will speak about her work, including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, which is the Vermont Reads choice for 2018. The novel of historical fiction tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.  Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.

Vermonters and lovers of children’s literature are undoubtedly familiar with Katherine Paterson and her many highly-acclaimed works, including Bridge to Terabithia. She is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has won the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award twice each. Her novel The Day of the Pelican, about an Albanian refugee family who moves to Barre, was also a Vermont Reads pick, in 2010.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your space by pre-registering at the Richmond Library, by emailing or by calling (802) 434-3036. Public parking is available in the municipal lot adjacent to the library, at Volunteers Green, and on Depot Street.

View the Vermont Humanities Council event webpage.

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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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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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