Richards Free Library Library Events
 
Popsicle Stick Chain
Popsicle Stick Chain Reactions
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 1:00
Let's build the longst chain of popsicle sticks and watch it EXPLODE!
Books on Tap
Books on Tap
Tuesday, Apr. 28, 6:30
This month we are reading the book Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala.  Copies of the book are available at the library for loan.

In an unblinking act of storytelling, Sonali Deraniyagala ruthlessly chronicles the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that horrifically snatched from her all that mattered. Throughout this fierce and furious book, I kept wondering how someone who lost so much could write about it with such power, economy and grace. At first, she shrieks and grieves openly, angrily; for years she remains stunned and staggered, shamed by “the outlandish truth of me.” Then, slowly, she allows herself to remember, sharing vivid glimpses of her past. We see, hear, and smell two rowdy little boys, their brotherly scuffling, their muddy shoes and grass stains. By confronting and recreating moments that make us laugh and weep, we accept their absence and root for the author not to quit. Difficult to describe, tricky to recommend, this is a bold and wondrous book. In a wounded voice that manages to convey the snide, sarcastic, funny, and fatalistic personality that survives beneath the pain, Deraniyagala slowly pieces together the elements that represent the life--the lives--she lost. And she brings them back. For us, for her, for them. So brave, so beautiful, in these pages Deraniyagala’s family is brilliantly alive. And so is she.
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Apr. 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, Apr. 29, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Youth Writer’s
Youth Writer’s Club
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 3:15-5:00 (April 1, 15, 29)
If you're interested in creative writing, join us to talk about our writing, some writing workshops, and a lot of fun! Bring your stories to share if you like.
Make a May Basket
Make a May Basket
Thursday, Apr. 30, 6:00
Join us at the library to celebrate May day and make a May basket!
Bingo for Books!
Bingo for Books!
Monday, May. 4, 3:15 (Mondays)
Join us to play a few games of Bingo and win free books!
Brown Bag and Books
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, May. 5, 12:00
We will be discussing the book The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Rasmussen's debut novel begins like a typical coming-of-age story, but reveals itself to be a singular portrayal of familial sacrifice and loss. As elderly women, sisters Twiss and Milly live alone in the house where they grew up in Spring Green, Wis. They spend their days tending to injured birds and roaming their land, lost in memories. For Milly, there is the constant reminder of what could have been. Twiss spent her childhood happily trailing behind their golf-pro father, but Milly dreamed about a family and children that never happened. There was hope for a young Milly, until an accident strips their father of his golfing abilities and sets in motion a series of events that rips apart the already unstable family. Dad retreats to the barn, and mom bemoans her choice to marry for love, leaving behind her wealthy family; a cousin who was thought to be a friend becomes an unexpected rival; and the sisters are left with only each other. As young women, and as old ones, they learn that their relationship is rewarding, but not without consequence. Achingly authentic and almost completely character driven, the story of the sisters depicts the endlessly binding ties of family.
Toddler Story Time
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, May. 6, 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, May. 6, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Youth Writer’s
Youth Writer’s Club
Wednesday, May. 13, 3:15-5:00 (April 1, 15, 29)
If you're interested in creative writing, join us to talk about our writing, some writing workshops, and a lot of fun! Bring your stories to share if you like.
Knitting
Tuesday, May. 19, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Knitting
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Knitting
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Knitting
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Knitting
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Knitting
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Knitting
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Knitting
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
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