Friday, September 10, 3-5 pm Richmond Free Library (on the lawn)
Join the library and artist Emma Percy to learn to transform raw plant fibers into handmade paper, following a hands-on process that is many centuries old. We will work with locally harvested plants such as nettles and cornhusks to make pulp, and everyone will make several sheets of paper to use on their future creative endeavors.
Free. Registration required. Limited to 18 participants. This is an adult program; interested teens are also welcome. Program will be held outside (no masks required); however, in case of inclement weather, we will use the library’s Community Room and ask folks to mask up.
Children in grades K – 8 are invited to participate in the Read & Win challenge, a collaboration between the Champlain Valley Fair and Vermont public libraries. Read at least three books over the summer and receive one free admission to the 2021 Fair. The admission ribbon also entitles the bearer to one free ice cream cone from the Dairy Bar. See the librarian at the youth desk for your admission ribbon or for more information.
For the month of August our walls will feature the paintings of Jericho artist Marcia Rosberg. Her work takes many forms, from traditional landscapes to still life to surreal forest scenes with symbolism and bright colors. She works in oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolor, pencil and collage and is a self-taught artist who has painted all her life.