Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, workshops, and programs at Richmond Memorial Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required where noted.

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Annual Silent Auction
 Annual Silent Auction
Monday, Dec. 5Annual Silent Auctio
Richmond Memorial Library
November 3 - December 5 (Bidding ends at 8:00 pm)Come to the library and bid on fantastic items! Auction is located on our main level and is fully accessible. Item winners will be contacted beginning at 10 am on Tuesday, December 6.
Girls Who Code
4:00 pm
 Girls Who Code
Monday, Dec. 5, 4:00 pmGirls Who Code
Richmond Memorial Library
Want to learn how to code? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to learn how to code and change the world through a variety of online and offline activities. Boys welcome, too! Register once for all 6 sessions.*Held in the upstairs meeting room. If full accessibility is needed by a person or persons t...read more
The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in America
6:30 pm
The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in America
Monday, Dec. 5, 6:30 pmThe Spirit of Christ
Richmond Memorial Library
This well-illustrated virtual program, presented by Ken Turino of Historic New England, traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from when it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the mid-21st Century when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place.The p...read more
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TWOsday!
10:30 am
 TWOsday!
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 amTWOsday!
Richmond Memorial Library
Join Miss Nessa for a storytime series especially for two-year-olds! Songs, stories, and hands-on learning. For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers. Held every Tuesday in the storytime room. Please register.

Kids’ Crafting Club
4:00 pm
 Kids’ Crafting Club
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4:00 pmKids’ Crafting
Richmond Memorial Library
Creative kids unite as you learn new techniques and project ideas. Bring your imaginations! Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Held every other Tuesday in the storytime room. Please register.

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Fall Storytime with Miss Nancy
10:00 am
 Fall Storytime with Miss Nancy
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10:00 amFall Storytime with
Richmond Memorial Library
Ages 3 - 5  - Wednesdays at 10:00 am Session I: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12Session II: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7Please be advised parents or caregivers must remain in the library. Registration required.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
4:00 pm
 Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4:00 pmTeen Advisory Board
Richmond Memorial Library
TAB is back! Share your thoughts to make Richmond Memorial Library the best it can be. What programs would you like to see? What books are we missing from our collection? How can we better serve our teen population? Participants will receive volunteer credit if needed. Open to ages 13-18. Pleas...read more
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Morning Book Club
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 Morning Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 amMorning Book Club
Richmond Memorial Library
November Book SelectionLiar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott RML's Book Club for Morning People! Meetings are held each month to discuss a pre-selected book. Pick up a copy at the front desk. Meetings held outside when possible. Plea...read more
Morning Book Club
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 Morning Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:00 am - 11:00 amMorning Book Club
Richmond Memorial Library
December Book SelectionChildhood's End by Arthur C. ClarkeRML's Book Club for Morning People! Meetings are held each month to discuss a pre-selected book. Pick up a copy at the front desk. Meetings held outside when possible. Please bring a lawn chair. In the event of inclement wea...read more
Teens Create: Handmade Gifts
4:00 - 7:00 pm
 Teens Create: Handmade Gifts
Thursday, Dec. 8, 4:00 - 7:00 pm Teens Create: Handma
Richmond Memorial Library
Stop by the library to make some hand-crafted gifts. We'll have project supplies and instructions to make some gift ideas, as well as extra supplies for your own unique creations. Recommended for ages 11 and up. No registration needed. 
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Babytime
10:00 am
 Babytime
Friday, Dec. 9, 10:00 am
(Mondays, 11:30 am)
Babytime
Richmond Memorial Library
November: Mondays at 11:30 amDecember: Fridays at 10:00 am (No class 12/30)Join Miss Nessa for a baby-centered storytime with songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and a story! For children ages 0-18months and their caregivers. Held in the storytime room. Please register.

Tastebuds Series: Pastry Day!
4:00 pm
 Tastebuds Series: Pastry Day!
Friday, Dec. 9, 4:00 pmTastebuds Series: Pa
Richmond Memorial Library
Celebrate National Pastry Day by trying some traditional and unique pastries. Which will be your favorite? For ages 12 and up. Please register.*Held in the upstairs meeting room. If full accessibility is needed by a person or persons to attend a library-sponsored program, a request for Relocation of...read more
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Girls Who Code
4:00 pm
 Girls Who Code
Monday, Dec. 12, 4:00 pmGirls Who Code
Richmond Memorial Library
Want to learn how to code? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to learn how to code and change the world through a variety of online and offline activities. Boys welcome, too! Register once for all 6 sessions.*Held in the upstairs meeting room. If full accessibility is needed by a person or persons t...read more
Cricut Craft: Using the Mug Press
6:00 pm
Cricut Craft: Using the Mug Press
Monday, Dec. 12, 6:00 pmCricut Craft: Using
Richmond Memorial Library
Learn how to use the Cricut mug press to create 2 winter-themed mugs. Due to the time needed for this project, there is a strict limit of 6 participants. Registration is required. Call 860-295-6210.
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TWOsday!
10:30 am
 TWOsday!
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10:30 amTWOsday!
Richmond Memorial Library
Join Miss Nessa for a storytime series especially for two-year-olds! Songs, stories, and hands-on learning. For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers. Held every Tuesday in the storytime room. Please register.

Lego Club
4:00 pm
 Lego Club
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00 pmLego Club
Richmond Memorial Library
Do you like building with LEGOs? Join us for creative and STEM-based challenges involving LEGO! Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Held every other Tuesday. Please register.*Held in the upstairs meeting room. If full accessibility is needed by a person or persons to attend a library-sponsored p...read more

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Cooking 101 for Teens and Young Adults
4:00 pm
Cooking 101 for Teens and Young Adults
Thursday, Dec. 15, 4:00 pmCooking 101 for Teen
Richmond Memorial Library
Join a dietician from Big Y to learn cooking basics while making quesadillas - in your own kitchen! For ages 12 and up. Held on Zoom.Register on our website or by calling 860-295-6210.
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Babytime
10:00 am
 Babytime
Friday, Dec. 16, 10:00 am
(Mondays, 11:30 am)
Babytime
Richmond Memorial Library
November: Mondays at 11:30 amDecember: Fridays at 10:00 am (No class 12/30)Join Miss Nessa for a baby-centered storytime with songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and a story! For children ages 0-18months and their caregivers. Held in the storytime room. Please register.

Hey, Whatcha Reading?
4:00 pm
 Hey, Whatcha Reading?
Friday, Dec. 16, 4:00 pmHey, Whatcha Reading
Richmond Memorial Library
Love to read? Join us for an informal book chat especially for teens. No required reading. Just share your current favorites and learn about some new options. Recommended for ages 12 and up. This program will be hybrid in person and on Zoom. Registration required to receive Zoom link, recommended fo...read more
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STEM Saturday: Let It Snow!
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 STEM Saturday: Let It Snow!
Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:00 am - 1:00 pmSTEM Saturday: Let I
Richmond Memorial Library
Drop in for some STEM-themed fun! This month we're making our own snow! Explore different ways to make snow using everyday items. Which technique works best? Recommended for families with children ages 4 and up. No registration needed.
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Girls Who Code
4:00 pm
 Girls Who Code
Monday, Dec. 19, 4:00 pmGirls Who Code
Richmond Memorial Library
Want to learn how to code? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to learn how to code and change the world through a variety of online and offline activities. Boys welcome, too! Register once for all 6 sessions.*Held in the upstairs meeting room. If full accessibility is needed by a person or persons t...read more
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TWOsday!
10:30 am
 TWOsday!
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10:30 amTWOsday!
Richmond Memorial Library
Join Miss Nessa for a storytime series especially for two-year-olds! Songs, stories, and hands-on learning. For children ages 18 - 36 months and their caregivers. Held every Tuesday in the storytime room. Please register.

Kids’ Crafting Club
4:00 pm
 Kids’ Crafting Club
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4:00 pmKids’ Crafting
Richmond Memorial Library
Creative kids unite as you learn new techniques and project ideas. Bring your imaginations! Recommended for children ages 4 and up. Held every other Tuesday in the storytime room. Please register.

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Family Fun Night: Celebrate!
6:30 pm
 Family Fun Night: Celebrate!
Thursday, Dec. 22, 6:30 pmFamily Fun Night: Ce
Richmond Memorial Library
Learn about different winter holidays, play some games, and make some crafts that help families celebrate! Recommended for families with children ages 3-15. No registration needed.*Held in the upstairs meeting room. If full accessibility is needed by a person or persons to attend a library-sponsored...read more
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Babytime
10:00 am
 Babytime
Friday, Dec. 23, 10:00 am
(Mondays, 11:30 am)
Babytime
Richmond Memorial Library
November: Mondays at 11:30 amDecember: Fridays at 10:00 am (No class 12/30)Join Miss Nessa for a baby-centered storytime with songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and a story! For children ages 0-18months and their caregivers. Held in the storytime room. Please register.

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