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 rfl@gmavt.net 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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Student Protest Art

Protest ArtStudents attending the Mansfield Cooperative School have been studying the book, Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson.  In conjunction with their studies they created posters around issues they as students feel strongly for or against.  Their work will be on display on the walls in our adult lounge area during the month of May.

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Felix in the Foyer


Felix the Cat originated in the early 1900s as a silent film star. Later Felix shared his bag of tricks in cartoons and television. Richmond Resident Jane Davis is sharing her Felix the Cat memorabilia with us in the library’s foyer display case for the month of May. She happily acquired her collection via a roadside free box. What a find!

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Spring is Evolving… Inside the Library!


Finches, fawns, fiddleheads and flowers! The month of May adds so many sounds, textures and colors to our spring landscape. Change is constant — purple buds burst, citron leaves explode, shimmery insects take flight, spotted salamanders slither toward their vernal pools. Join us to create spring flora and fauna that you are noticing.  Materials are provided at the library for anyone who wishes to add their touch of spring to ‘Spring’s Evolving Landscape,’ our community art project.

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