Richards Free Library Library Events
 
Invent a Super Hero
Invent a Super Hero Craft and Activity
Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2:00
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 1, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Local Heroes Day
Local Heroes Day
Thursday, Jul. 2, 2:00
Join us at the library for Local Heroes Day with visits from the Newport Police and Fire Departments.
Library Closed for I
Library Closed for Independence Day!
Friday, Jul. 3,
The library is closed today in celebration of Independence Day.  We will re-open at 1:00 on Monday, July 6.
Library Closed for I
Library Closed for Independence Day!
Saturday, Jul. 4,
The library is closed today in celebration of Independence Day.  We will re-open at 1:00 on Monday, July 6.
Brown Bag and Books
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 12:00
We will be discussing the book Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier.

Chevalier's newest is a flat historical whose familiar themes of gender inequality, class warfare and social power often overwhelm the story. Tart-tongued spinster Elizabeth Philpot meets young Mary Anning after moving from London to the coastal town of Lyme Regis. The two quickly form an unlikely friendship based on their mutual interest in finding fossils, which provides the central narrative as working-class Mary emerges from childhood to become a famous fossil hunter, with her friend and protector Elizabeth to defend her against the men who try to take credit for Mary's finds. Their friendship, however, is tested when Colonel Birch comes to Lyme to ask for Mary's help in hunting fossils and the two spinsters compete for his attention. While Chevalier's exploration of the plight of Victorian-era women is admirable, Elizabeth's fixation on her status as an unmarried woman living in a gossipy small town becomes monotonous, and Chevalier slows the story by dryly explaining the relative importance of different fossils. Chevalier's attempt to imagine the lives of these real historical figures makes them seem less remarkable than they are.
Mask-Making Craft
Mask-Making Craft
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2:00
As part of the Summer Reading Program, Every Hero has a Story, join us at the library for a mask-making craft.
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Super Hero and Side
Super Hero and Side Kick Challenge
Thursday, Jul. 9, 3:30
Join us at the library for our Super Hero and Side Kick Challenge!  For kids ages 3 to 9.
Superhero and Sideki
Superhero and Sidekick Challenge
Thursday, Jul. 9, 3:30
Duct Tape Super Hero
Duct Tape Super Hero Accessories
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 3:00
As part of our Summer Reading Program, Every Hero has a Story, we will be crafting duct tape super hero accessories.  Appropriate for tweens and teens.
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Wednesday Night Book
Wednesday Night Book Group
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 7:00
We will be discussing the book The Divided Ground by Alan Taylor.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Taylor's William Cooper's Town (1995) won American history's most prestigious prizes, the Pulitzer and the Bancroft. Interest will accordingly be elevated for his examination of settler-Indian relations in what became upstate New York and Ontario. Two figures weave through Taylor's meticulous history of five decades following 1760--Mohawk leader Joseph Brant and missionary Samuel Kirkland--but the germinal personality is William Johnson, the British Indian superintendent until his death in 1774. Johnson's diplomatic acumen with the Six Nations of the Iroquois confederacy was a remembered reference point at treaty councils over these decades. A protege of Johnson's, Brant and his sinuous life as a cross-cultural broker tie together Taylor's narrative, which exhaustively accounts the customs and results of these councils. Their invariable consequence was a further encroachment on Iroquois lands, and Taylor evenly explains how the Iroquois attempted to control white settlement through leases rather than outright cession or war. This frontier history will engage general readers with its acute portraiture and turbulent themes of acquisition and dispossession.
Critter Cape and Stu
Critter Cape and Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Thursday, Jul. 16, 4:00
Join us at the library to make a cape for a critter (bring your own critter - stuffed, please!).  Then you can leave one of your stuffed animals at the library for a sleepover!  You can pick them up the next day, July 17, between 1:00 and 5:00 PM, and receive a special photo album of their sleepover!
Pick up your Stuffed
Pick up your Stuffed Animal!
Friday, Jul. 17, 1:00-5:00
Don't forget to pick up your stuffed animal after their overnight at the library!  You will also receive a photo album of your stuffed animal.
Saturday Knitting
Saturday Knitting
Saturday, Jul. 18, 10:00
Join us at the library with your knitting project!
Family LEGO Day - Ba
Family LEGO Day - Batmobile!
Saturday, Jul. 18, 11:00-1:00
Build your own LEGO Batmobile or Getaway Car!
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