August Display

Jim Oliver’s stained glass.  Jim’s display explains the process of making beautiful stained glass objects from raw materials to finished product – with lovely examples of his work.

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New Dover Collection at the Library

To celebrate its 75th anniversary of providing libraries with excellent literature at value prices, Dover Publications awarded 75 libraries with a collection of 75 affordable Dover Thrift Edition books including their bestselling titles, complete and unabridged classic fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. We were one of the lucky libraries. We will keep the collection together on a separate shelf and there you will find a copy of just about anything you ever had to study in high school or college. If you feel a calling to get back to the classics, come browse the new “Dover Shelf”.
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Book Club News

Mystery Book Club


Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7 pm

The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.

Internationally bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s nail-biting new novel plunges us back into the dark and complex world of detective Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty—dubbed the Napoleon of crime” by Holmes—in the aftermath of their fateful struggle at the Reichenbach Falls.

Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty’s death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place—including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.

Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes’s methods of investigation and deduction originally introduced by Conan Doyle in “The Sign of Four”, must forge a path through the darkest corners of England’s capital—from the elegant squares of Mayfair to the shadowy wharfs and alleyways of the London Docks—in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor.

A riveting, deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace from one of the only writers to earn the seal of approval from Conan Doyle’s estate, Moriarty breathes life into Holmes’s dark and fascinating world.





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Library Public Service Announcements


The public service announcements below were written, acted in and edited by the youth who participated in the Love Your Library TV Workshop at the Library on February 22 and 23, 2016.  They were produced by Mt. Mansfield Community TV and appear on that station as friendly reminders to the community that the Library is an enjoyable and valuable resource for people of all ages.

Richmond Free Library Public Service Announcement #1

Richmond Free Library Public Service Announcement #2

Richmond Free Library Public Service Announcement # 3

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KNIT NITE on Wednesdays

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.


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Museum & Park Passes Available – Check Them Out!


ECHO LAKE AQUARIUM & SCIENCE CENTER Pass will allow for $ 4 per person admission up to 4 people.  The museum is open 10-5 daily.

STATE PARK DAY USE Pass will allow for free entry into any Vermont State Park Day Use Area (up to 8 people in one vehicle) Day Use Areas Open 10 am – Sunset.  More info available at

STATE HISTORIC SITES Pass is good for free entry into any Vermont State Historic Site (up to 8 people in one vehicle) More info available at

SHELBURNE MUSEUM Pass allows for free family admission.  For more information go to

SHELBURNE FARMS Pass is good for free family admission to the Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard. Excludes Property Tours.  Family admission is for up to 2 adults and children.

BIRDS OF VERMONT MUSEUM Pass will allow for free admission for one immediate family.  Valid from May 1 to October 31. Not valid for special events.

 All passes may be signed out for a two-day time period and carry a $ 5.00 a day late fee.

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About the Friends

Friends of Richmond Free Library

The Friends of Richmond Free Library are a group of volunteers whose purpose is to:

  • Encourage community support of the library and staff;
  • Raise money to underwrite special purchases for the library as well as the summer reading program and its workshops, art classes, and special programs.
  • The Friends of RFL meet twice a year and always welcome new members
  • Events where volunteers are welcome and needed
    • Annual book sale in February.
    • Staff an informational table at the library at the annual Richmond Holiday Market with books and library paraphernalia for sale.
    • Richmond’s July 4th parade: staff a tent and table in front of library with water, books, and library paraphernalia for sale.
    • Help sort and box donated books year round.

Co-Presidents of the Friends of the Richmond Free Library:

Mary Keller-Butler ( 434-3619)

Karen Tufano ( 434-7357)



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