November Art Show

For the month of November we are showing work Judy Bush has created from paper pulp made out of recycled colored papers. For most of the pieces, the paper is the painting. A few have printed images (linocuts) on the handmade paper.


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Playgroup Halloween Party and Parade

Enjoy this fun video of the Halloween festivities at this week’s Wednesday Playgroup. Thank you to MMCTV for capturing the cuteness.

Halloween Party & Parade

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New Playaways in the collection

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We have a great selection of youth and adult Playaways.  If you enjoy listening to books you might want to try one of these all-in-one devices.  No changing discs in your car! If you have never seen a Playaway before and are curious about how they work, ask us for a demonstration.

Playaway photo


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Starting this Fall! Tell the Kids. Sign them up……

Middle School Book Club Poster 2

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Fall Youth Programs Begin After Labor Day

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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.

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KNIT NITE on Wednesdays

kniting_a_stockingJoin other knitters in the Mezzanine Lounge at the Richmond Free Library on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 for social and skill exchange. All levels, any handcraft (crochet, tatting, needlepoint, etc.) welcome.

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Join us for a community meal.

FFA Meal Promo

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Poetry Reading with Rebecca Starks

tian-cover-frontMonday, November 4
7:00 pm, Library Community Room

Richmond resident Rebecca Starks is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her first book of poetry, Time Is Always Now, was released this fall. Please join us for a poetry reading, light refreshments, and book signing.

From the publisher: Rebecca Starks’s Time Is Always Now unfolds against a backdrop of nature, often permeated in unexpected ways with the human dynamics of family, neighborhood, and nation. Her poems convey the urgency within moments of transformation–whether seasonal, as in wilderness and garden; physical, as in the trajectory of youth, aging, and death; or political, as in the challenges of misgovernance and the environmental exigencies of our time. This finalist for the Able Muse Book Award is a finely wrought, thought-provoking collection.

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