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Learn to Knit!

The library is hosting a Learn to Knit event for tweens and teens

Tuesday Nov 4th at 3:15. It’s easy when learn how so come learn how!

We’ll even supply the needles and yarn to get you started.


Poetry Group

The Poetry Group will be meeting this Thursday at 7:00
in the first floor oval room. The library has 4 new poetry books
which will be available on Thursday:
  • Blue Horses                         – by Mary Oliver
  • Gabriel  - A Poem                 – by Edward Hirsch
  • I am the Beggar of the World – A collection of Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan
  • The Blue Buick                     – B.H. Fairchild
Hope to see you there!

Edible After School Craft

Tuesday at 3:15

Come make a sweet, sweet after school snack!

All ages welcome! Right here in the library!

Edible craft poster

LEGO Family Fun Day

Don’t miss your chance for the month to build haunted houses, space ships, or headless horsemen with the Library’s giant LEGO collection.

This Saturday, October 18th, from 11-1, is LEGO Day!

Bring your creativity, and don’t miss another month!Lego Club October poster

After School Craft

Come after school on Tuesday to make a pincushion craft! Make one for yourself, or use it to help make your Halloween costume!

Make a pincushion craft on Tuesday the 14th

Teen Movie and Pizza Night

Teens! You asked for it, now it’s here! Come to the library to eat pizza and watch a movie this Thursday the 9th at 5:30 in the DePaola room.
We can’t tell you which movie yet, but I will say that I have really been into movies like Divergent, Pitch Perfect, Frozen, and the Hunger Games lately…hmmm. I wonder what we might watch? Come find out!

Teen Movie Night poster


Poetry in the Art Center

This month The Poetry Group  meeting will be in the Library Arts Center gallery so that we can be inspired by their “POETRY: The Poet and the Painter” event.   For more details on this event visit the Library Arts Center on the web at


Children’s Events

International Talk Like A Pirate Day was a lot of fun! We found this old Treasure Map, showing the way to the Book of Pirates!

Treasure Map

Some brave souls took the challenge and set out to add their names to the Book of Pirates!

Book of Pirates

The treasure map will likely remain at the library for a few more days, if you want to come give it a try. Today is LEGO Family Fun! So come on in to have some fun building!

Lego Club Family fun day posterNext week is Banned Book Week!

Come to the library to find displays of books for young people that are frequently challenged and even banned from some schools and libraries. We have to keep reading this important literature! It’s our first amendment right to have access to information without limitation and censorship. The Richards Free Library will be celebrating our Right to Read all week. It’s a great time to check out Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, or even Captain Underpants. Look for our brand new copy of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, another frequently challenged book!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is Friday September 19th. Use Mango Languages to learn how to talk like a pirate!

Blow me down, the ship’s becalmed!

This Friday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

We’ll be having a bit of pirate fun here at the library, so don’t ferget yer pirate talk!

If you don’t know any Pirate, that’s alright! The Library has a resource called Mango Languages. You can find it right here on the home page– just click on the picture above! Or, just look to the right. It’s under “Online Library.” You don’t have to sign in to use it here at the library, just click “Quick Start.” If “Pirate” doesn’t show up as a featured language, select “All languages” and look under the “P’s” for “Pirate.”

Mango is a real language-learning resource, and you can really learn how to speak just like a pirate, and have a lot of fun! (It’s also a great resource for learning real languages, like Spanish.)

LEGO Club Family Fun Day

Don’t miss LEGO Club this month!

Saturday, September 20th


Children of All Ages Welcome! Bring your Master Builder skills, and come join the fun!

Build something related to the Library to display this month, or build anything you like! Come find out just how many LEGOs we have!

Lego Club Family fun day poster








*Note: Lego Club is always open to everyone! You don’t have to be a “Club Member.” However, if you want to receive emails about LEGO related events, add your name and email to the list. Just ask at the Children’s Desk!