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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Take Home Topics Lea
Richmond Memorial Library
Monday, Jun. 17
Pick up a learning bundle at the library and dive into a different topic each week. Bundles will include informational sheets, related coloring and activity pages, and a hands-on craft or project. Best suited for ages 4-10. While supplies last.

April 1: Poetry
April 8: The Sun and Moon
April 15: Gardening
April 22: Earth Day
April 29: Weather
May 6: Solving Mysteries
May 13: Volunteering (National Volunteering Week)
May 20: Physical Fitness
May 28: Water (Water Saving Week)
June 3: Vision (Child Vision Awareness Month)
June 10:  Superheroes
June 17: Juneteenth
June 24: Summer
Richmond Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jun. 19
RML will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.
Summer Reading Kick-
Richmond Memorial Library
Thursday, Jun. 20, 6:30 pm
Grammy-nominated Children’s Artist Judy Pancoast will bring the fun to our library with a concert designed around our Summer Reading Theme, Read, Renew, Repeat. Songs like “The Wonderful Apple Tree” and “Yucky” will have families laughing, moving, and singing along, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Catch the show, sign up for summer reading, and snag some freebies to kickstart your summer reading journey! No registration required. Held outside, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, program will be moved to the senior center.
Richmond Memorial Library
Friday, Jun. 21, 4 pm
Enjoy a well-rounded single-session game with storyline, problem solving, and challenges, plus battling monsters. All supplies provided, but you will need a level 8 character. If you need help making one, please notify us when registering. Recommended for tweens and teens ages 10-16. Held in the upstairs meeting room. 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 Event should be made as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the program. This notice should be made to the Library Director requesting relocation so that alternate space can be found. Notice can be given either by 1. Telephone – call Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or 2. Email – email the Library Director at  amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info
Marlborough’s
Richmond Memorial Library
Saturday, Jun. 22
The event will begin with a drop-in self-guided viewing at the Marlborough Congregational Church (35 South Main Street)
from 1:30-2:30 pm, where the names of 41 African American Marlborough residents who were denied burial in Century Cemetery in the 1700s and 1800s because of their race will be displayed.

At 2:30 pm, a ceremony will be held at Century Cemetery (located across the street from the church) with remarks made by the Marlborough Preservation Society President Romano Ghirlanda and a memorial service led by Pastor Val Seaver. The names of these 41 residents will be read and a memorial bench inscribed with a dedication to these residents will be unveiled.

At 3:30pm, the distinguished Dr. Camesha Scruggs from CCSU's History Department will speak at the Richmond Memorial Library (15 School Drive) about the significance of Juneteenth. A reception with beverages and desserts will follow inside the library. Attendees are welcome to attend any one of and/or all of these events. The Richmond Memorial Library will also have drop-in activities and take and make kits available all day, while supplies last.

Parking is available at the library and Congregational church. Held rain or shine. For additional information or questions, please contact mhs@marlboroughhistory.org or visit www.marlboroughhistory.org.

Sponsored by the Marlborough Preservation Society, Marlborough Economic Development Commission, CODE, the Richmond Memorial Library, and Marlborough Congregational Church.

 
Take Home Topics Lea
Richmond Memorial Library
Monday, Jun. 24
Pick up a learning bundle at the library and dive into a different topic each week. Bundles will include informational sheets, related coloring and activity pages, and a hands-on craft or project. Best suited for ages 4-10. While supplies last.

April 1: Poetry
April 8: The Sun and Moon
April 15: Gardening
April 22: Earth Day
April 29: Weather
May 6: Solving Mysteries
May 13: Volunteering (National Volunteering Week)
May 20: Physical Fitness
May 28: Water (Water Saving Week)
June 3: Vision (Child Vision Awareness Month)
June 10:  Superheroes
June 17: Juneteenth
June 24: Summer
Flower Essence Works
Richmond Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 6:30 pm
Learn about the medicinal properties of plants and make your own flower essence for spiritual and vibrational medicine with herbalist Hilarie Samei. Registration is required and will be limited to 20 participants.

*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 Event should be made as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the program. This notice should be made to the Library Director requesting relocation so that alternate space can be found. Notice can be given either by 1. Telephone –call Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or 2. Email – email the Library Director at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info.


 
Lunch Bunch Storytim
Richmond Memorial Library
Thursday, Jun. 27, 12 pm
Thursdays at 12 pm - 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1

Join Miss Nancy on the side lawn for stories, a craft and outdoor play! Bring your lunch and a blanket. No registration required.
Food Explorers, Tort
Richmond Memorial Library
Thursday, Jun. 27, 4:00 pm
Learn how versatile cooking can be as you make, use, and renew a pantry staple - tortillas! Join Food Explorers for a deliciously homemade cooking program. You’ll be making tortillas from scratch and creating two yummy recipes using your homemade tortillas: quesadillas and dessert tacos! You’ll learn how to make, knead and roll your dough and assemble your own quesadilla and taco. Recipes are nut free but may contain dairy and gluten. Recommended for ages 8 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 Event should be made as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the program. This notice should be made to the Library Director requesting relocation so that alternate space can be found. Notice can be given either by 1. Telephone – call Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or 2. Email – email the Library Director at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info.
Richmond Memorial Library
Friday, Jun. 28
Library Closed - Staff Development Day
Stories and Songs
Richmond Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 1, 10:00 am
Mondays and Fridays, July 1 - August 23 at 10 am

Join Miss Nessa for a little learners storytime with songs, rhymes, and a story. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Siblings welcome! Held outside when weather permits; inclement weather cancels. No registration required.

 
Renew and Refresh
Richmond Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 1, 4:00 pm
We all need renewal sometimes. Life is stressful! Tweens and teens are invited to join us for relaxation and pampering, complete with relaxing music, soothing scents, and do-it-yourself spa treatments. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please register, and inform us of any allergies when registering.

*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 Event should be made as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the program. This notice should be made to the Library Director requesting relocation so that alternate space can be found. Notice can be given either by 1. Telephone – call Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or 2. Email – email the Library Director at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info.
Recycled Art
Richmond Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 4:00 pm
Tuesdays in July at 4 pm

Turn trash into treasure by using recyclable materials to make beautiful art. Bring your imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. Held in the storytime room. Please register.
American Job Center
Richmond Memorial Library
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Are you (or is someone you know) looking for a new job, trying to restart or jumpstart your career, or in need of specific job skills training? We will be partnering with the American Job Center over the next few months to offer drop-in (no appointments needed) assistance with resumes, job search assessment, career coaching, computer literacy, mock interviews, and on the job training programs. If this is something that interests you, stop into the library on the first Tuesday of the month beginning on May 7 from 5-7 pm. The American Job Center is a one-stop career center that offers free help to job seekers for a variety of career and employment related needs. Preregistration is not required.

*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 Event should be made as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the program. This notice should be made to the Library Director requesting relocation so that alternate space can be found. Notice can be given either by 1. Telephone – call Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or 2. Email – email the Library Director at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info.
 
What Can You Do With
Richmond Memorial Library
Wednesday, Jul. 3, 4:00 pm
Wednesdays in July at 4 pm

Join us to find out! Using special cardboard constructing tools, we’ll fold, cut, connect, and build to make amazing creations. What will you create? Recommended for ages 6 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 Event should be made as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the program. This notice should be made to the Library Director requesting relocation so that alternate space can be found. Notice can be given either by 1. Telephone – call Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or 2. Email – email the Library Director at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info.
Richmond Memorial Library
Thursday, Jul. 4
Stories and Songs
Richmond Memorial Library
Friday, Jul. 5, 10:00 am
Mondays and Fridays, July 1 - August 23 at 10 am

Join Miss Nessa for a little learners storytime with songs, rhymes, and a story. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Siblings welcome! Held outside when weather permits; inclement weather cancels. No registration required.

 
Stories and Songs
Richmond Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 8, 10:00 am
Mondays and Fridays, July 1 - August 23 at 10 am

Join Miss Nessa for a little learners storytime with songs, rhymes, and a story. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Siblings welcome! Held outside when weather permits; inclement weather cancels. No registration required.

 
Renew and Refresh
Richmond Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 8, 4:00 pm
We all need renewal sometimes. Life is stressful! Tweens and teens are invited to join us for relaxation and pampering, complete with relaxing music, soothing scents, and do-it-yourself spa treatments. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please register, and inform us of any allergies when registering.

*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 Event should be made as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks prior to the program. This notice should be made to the Library Director requesting relocation so that alternate space can be found. Notice can be given either by 1. Telephone – call Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or 2. Email – email the Library Director at amuscaro@richmondlibrary.info.
Read to the Dogs
Richmond Memorial Library
Monday, Jul. 8, 6:00 - 6:15 pm
*THIS LISTING IS FOR THE 6:00 - 6:15 PM TIME SLOT ON MONDAY, JULY 8*

Young readers are invited to come inand read to a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. Reading to a dog is a great low-pressure way to encourage beginning readers. Register for a 15-minute session to secure your child’s spot! Limit 1 child per 15-minute time window.
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