Richards Free Library Library Events
 
Tie Dye Fun!
Tie Dye Fun!
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 3:30
Come to the library for some tie dye fun!  You can tie dye your cape or t-shirt or other cotton item of your choice.  Make sure you bring something from home!  All other materials are supplied.
Books on Tap
Books on Tap
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 6:30
We will be discussing the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  Copies of the book are available for loan at the library.

At 59, Ove is a grumble Gus of the first degree. Rules are made to be followed, signs are meant to be obeyed, and don’t even get him started about computers and mobile phones. In truth, Ove has been this way his whole life, but he’s gotten worse in the last four years since his wife, Sonia, died, taking with her all the color in a world Ove sees as black-and-white. Ove has decided life without Sonia is not worth living and plans to join her in the next world. But a young couple and their two children (a third is on the way) move in next door, his oldest friend and most feared enemy is about to be forcibly removed to a nursing home, and a street-scarred cat insinuates itself into his life. Suddenly, Ove’s suicide plans get delayed as he helps solve neighborly crises large and small. Though Ove’s dark mission mitigates any treacly upstaging by animals and small children, readers seeking feel-good tales with a message will rave about the rantings of this solitary old man with a singular outlook. If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year, this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down.
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 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. 29, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder Special Presenter
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2:00
Moving Day for Laura Ingalls Wilder!  In this presentation Laura is preparing to move her family from South Dakota to Missouri. The program will show the challenges and some of the fun aspects of life on the frontier in 1870s and 1880s. You will learn that the extraordinary Laura Ingalls Wilder had a rather ordinary life, just like them!
 
Summer Reading Progr
Summer Reading Program Finale!
Friday, Jul. 31, 2:00
Join us at the library for the Summer Reading Program Finale.  We will have a super hero costume contest, ice cream sundaes and prizes!
Saturday Knitting
Saturday Knitting
Saturday, Aug. 1, 10:00
Join us at the library with your knitting project!
Coloring Book Day at
Coloring Book Day at the RFL!
Monday, Aug. 3,
In celebration of National Coloring Book Day, swing by the Richards Library for children's and adult coloring pages!
Brown Bag and Books
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 12:00
We will be discussing the book The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery. Sarah, daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, exhibits an independent spirit and strong belief in the equality of all. Thwarted from her dreams of becoming a lawyer, she struggles throughout life to find an outlet for her convictions. Handful, a slave in the Grimké household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. She maintains a compliant exterior, while planning for a brighter future. Told in first person, the chapters alternate between the two main characters’ perspectives, as we follow their unlikely friendship (characterized by both respect and resentment) from childhood to middle age. While their pain and struggle cannot be equated, both women strive to be set free—Sarah from the bonds of patriarchy and Southern bigotry, and Handful from the inhuman bonds of slavery. Kidd is a master storyteller, and, with smooth and graceful prose, she immerses the reader in the lives of these fascinating women as they navigate religion, family drama, slave revolts, and the abolitionist movement. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Beginning with her phenomenally successful debut, The Secret Life of Bees (2002), Kidd’s novels have found an intense readership among library patrons, who will be eager to get their hands on her latest one.
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 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, Aug. 5, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Story Time at the Ne
Story Time at the Newport’s Farmer’s Market
Friday, Aug. 7, 4:00
Join us on the Newport Common during the Farmer's Market for story time!
LEGO Day
LEGO Day
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 11:00 - 4:00
Join us at the library for some LEGO building!
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 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, Aug. 12, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Back to School Child
Back to School Children’s Movie
Thursday, Aug. 13, 5:00
Join us for popcorn and a movie at the library!  Call the library for the movie title.
An Introduction to S
An Introduction to Star Gazing
Thursday, Aug. 13, 7:00
Join us at the library for an introduction to Star Gazing with John Lunn.  
Story Time at the Ne
Story Time at the Newport’s Farmer’s Market
Friday, Aug. 14, 4:00
Join us on the Newport Common during the Farmer's Market for story time!
Sara Josepha Hale Aw
Sara Josepha Hale Award
Saturday, Aug. 15, 8:00
The Richards Free Library presents an evening with historian Alan Taylor, winner of the 2015 Sara Josepha Hale Award.  
Knitting
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
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