Richmond Playgroup Halloween Costume Parade. Cute!

On Wednesday, October 31, after songs and stories, all the pumpkins, chickens, race car drivers, lions, bumble bees, princesses and dragons paraded through the library, down the sidewalk and through the post office, town office and school offices before returning to the library for playtime and cider. This short video, capturing the fun, was created by Mt. Mansfield Community TV.


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Wild Nature Speaker Series: Celebrating Our Ancient Forests

Join us at the library on the first Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm in November, December, January, and February for a series of speakers who will talk about the natural world and inspire us to enjoy and protect it.

Celebrating Our Ancient Forests Through Words and Action
with Joan Maloof
Sunday, November 4, 4:00 pm
Community Room

As someone who has probably visited more US old-growth forests than anyone alive today, Joan Maloof will discuss what remains of these never-logged forests and what makes them so special–including the latest scientific findings. She’ll also tell us about the successful expansion of the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization she founded to ensure that each county in the US will preserve at least one forest open to the public. In addition, Maloof will discuss her writing process and how each of her books was ‘born.’ Maloof, a Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University in Maryland, is the author of four books about forests: Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest; Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests; Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests; and The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Forest. Please join us for this discussion of special forests and how they might be saved for the next generation.

Save the date for future programs:
Born to Rewild–East and West with John Davis, Sunday, December 2
From Camels Hump to Patagonia: Who Saved the Parks Beloved by Millions? with Tom Butler, Sunday, January 6
The Real Eastern Coyote with Chris Schadler, Sunday, February 3

Events are free and wheelchair accessible.
Light refreshments will be served.
Programs made possible with support from the Eddy Foundation.

Download a poster here.

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Vermont Landscapes on Metal

We’ll be showing the metal landscape prints of Richmond photographer, Mary Claire Carroll on the walls during the month of October. All four seasons are represented in these vibrant images. They will make you want to get outside and go to a beautiful place.


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Birds, Words and Notes

blackburnian-warbler-960x800_540x430_acf_croppedWednesday, Nov. 7th at 7 pm.

Birds, Words and Notes is a unique celebration of our place in nature, expressed in poetry, reflection and music. It blends the talents of four Vermont artists: Scudder Parker creates poetry at the rich intersection of nature and people. Bryan Pfeiffer reflects on the joy and meaning of wildlife on the wing. D. Davis (guitar) and Ruth Einstein (violin) stir the senses with a serenade inspired by the natural world.

First performed to a packed house at North Branch Nature Center, in Montpelier, Vermont, this special event is brought to you by Richmond Free Library and the Green Mountain Audubon Society.

Birds, Words and Notes is a relaxed and intimate evening of music, ideas, nature and the force of the written word.

Free admission.
Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit the event page:

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