It Takes a Village to Make Some Art.

Monday, August 8 from 4 – 7 pm.

There is a bit of wall space at the Richmond Free Library that is calling out for some color. With the help of Richmond artist, Kathryn Wysockey-Johnson we will be creating a community collage and we need your help. Everyone who happens to be in the library in the late afternoon on August 8 will be offered the opportunity to add their own special touch to this collaborative work of art. We’re hoping that this will be many people. No art experience is necessary and no one is too old or too young, though the very young might need a guiding hand. Consider dropping by the library between the hours of 4 – 7 pm on Monday, August 8 . You can stay for ten minutes or for hours. We promise it will be fun and the more people who contribute to the piece, the more meaningful it will be to our community. Pizza will be provided.

community collage

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Summerkeys III with Annemieke McLane

Join us in the Community Room at the Richmond Free Library for Thursday evening concerts with pianist Annemieke McLane and friends throughout the month of July.   Concerts begin at 7:30 pm.  Donations are accepted at the door.

July 7 – “Piano Romantics”, Brahms, Chopin, and more for solo piano.

July 14 – “French Connections” , with accordionist Jeremiah McLane

July 21 – “Trio”, Letitia Quante, violin; Emily Taubl, cello; Annemieke McLane, piano. Sonatas by Beethoven, and Mendelssohn trio in d.

July 28 – “Piano, Piano”. Solo piano.



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Foyer Display for the Month of July

“All Things Wool” by Carol Johnson Collins, Owner
Singing Spindle Spinnery.

Carol keeps busy with teaching classes, exhibiting at craft fairs and festivals in Vermont, supplying shops with handmade products, gardening and caring for house and home.

Singing Spindle Spinnery Wool Products Classes and Equipment by Carol Johnson Collins of Vermont
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July Art Show

We will feature the work of Richmond artist, Emily Mitchell on our walls for the month of July. Making art, for her is a back-and-forth play between spontaneous, intuitive mark-making, and careful deliberation and intention: a blend of letting things happen, and making things happen.

Richmond Free Library's photo.
Richmond Free Library's photo.
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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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Summer Reading Program For Youth

on yur mark

Every summer we join the Vermont Department of Libraries and libraries throughout Vermont and across the country in offering reading program materials around a common theme.  This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” and stresses the importance of physical activity along with your reading.  Here’s how the summer reading program works.

  1. Stop by the youth librarian desk on the second floor to register for the club and to pick up your summer reading record.
  3. Record the books that you read in your reading record.
  4. Bring your reading record with you each time you come to the library.  Show it to the youth librarian for a sticker and a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a giant stuffed dog.  The more times you bring your reading record to the library the more chances you have to win.
  5. Join us for the celebration party, prize drawing and concert featuring the Spring Peepers on August 11 at 10:30 am.


summer reading oriogram 2016

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Book Club News

fall of marigolds

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner      AUGUST 9 at 6:30

A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away….

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life? (from Amazon)


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