May Display Case – Little Golden Books

We will be showing Richmond resident Jane Vossler’s collection of Little Golden Books from the late ’40s and early ’50s; all gifts from relatives or purchased by her mother who read them to her as a little girl, many times each.   Little Golden Books were first published in 1942 and are still being published today.

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Nonviolent Activism 101

VR19LogoStandInTwo091218Tuesday, May 7th
7:00-9:00 pm
Community Room, 2nd floor
Free, wheelchair-accessible event
Cider & cookies!

Please join us for the last in our nonviolence series co-sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center, the Vermont Humanities Council, and the library. Participants in this workshop will learn about nonviolence as practiced by Martin Luther King, Jr. Build your knowledge of successful nonviolent campaigns, explore how your own identity impacts this activism, and engage in role play. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how to unlock ways to work toward social justice and peace without perpetuating cycles of violence.

Presented by Kyle Silliman-Smith. This workshop is part of the library’s programming for Vermont Reads 2019. This year’s Vermont Reads book is March: Book One by civil rights icon John Lewis in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Ayden and graphic artist Nate Powell.


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May Art Show

During the month of May we will be showing the paintings of Richmond resident Bruce Lee. His work draws on nature for inspiration and the work of Impressionists from all over the world, as well as American artists such as Edward Hopper and Richard Schmid.

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Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food


SOUP TO NUTS: An Eccentric History of Food
with Rebecca Rupp
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 pm

The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day. Find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners – plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. What’s the story of chocolate? Why do the Irish eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? Who invented lemonade? Why are turkeys called turkeys? And what are sugarplums anyway? Rebecca Rupp is the author of nearly 20 books for both children and adults, and blogs on food science and history for National Geographic.

This is a Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St.,  Richmond, VT (802) 434-3036,

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