Richards Free Library Library Events
 
Bingo for Books!
Monday, Feb. 2, 3:15 (Mondays)
Join us to play a few games of Bingo and win free books!
WINTER CARNIVAL - Re
Monday, Feb. 2, 7:00
 A Red, White & Blue Trivia Night will be held in the Ballroom of the Library.  Teams will put their heads together to answer questions about American history.  The categories will range from sports to famous Americans.  Come enjoy the fun.  It's free for all ages. The grand prize is two lift tickets to Mt. Sunapee!
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 12:00
For our book discussion in February, each participant should pick their own book to read with the subject of winter.  It could have winter in the title, be set in the wintertime, etc.  Your choice!  This should bring about some interesting discussion!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 10:30
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
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 11:00
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Youth Writer’s
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 3:15-5:00 (December 3 and 17)
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, Feb. 17, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 12:00
We will be discussing the book Nightwoods by Charles Frazier.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

A woman living in an abandoned rural lodge is suddenly forced to raise her dead sister's two wild young children. Neither of them has spoken a word since witnessing their mother's brutal murder, and they’ve developed a fondness for breaking things and starting fires. These mute, trouble-making kids are among Charles Frazier’s finest characters. And when their ne'er-do-well father is acquitted and released from jail, the action in this lush and lively novel flares. With sharp dialogue, unexpected humor, and a powerful ability to depict the scents and sounds of loamy Carolina backwoods, while toying with fire and water as his themes, Frazier has crafted an impressive story, proving that Cold Mountain was no fluke.
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 12:00
We will be discussing the book The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker.  Copies of the book are available at the library for loan.

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be--until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father's past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener's belief in the power of love to move mountains.
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.
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