Library News: Richmond

In celebration of the upcoming movie release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the book by J. K. Rowling, depicting the well-known wizarding world before the time of Harry Potter, the Richmond branch of GRRL has become a wizarding wonderland. Aspects of each book of the Harry Potter world are depicted in various displays around the library, including dementors, the giant spider Aragog, the wizarding game of Quidditch, and even a sorting hat! The displays will be available for...
If you’ve ever wondered what exactly straw bale gardening is all about, this is your chance to learn! Joel Karsten, author of several books on the topic, will be speaking at the Richmond Public Library on Monday, April 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Straw bale gardening has been gaining in popularity due to the fact that there’s no shoveling or weeding, and less bending and water use. This program is open to anyone, from novices to master gardeners, and Karsten will have copies of his books for sale...
Richmond Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27) with a guessing game. The prize is a banned book for teens and kids. At the library, find the Banned Books display and guess the title based on the cover. Learn the reason why the books were controversial. We think some of these titles may surprise you. Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association
Richmond Public Library has fabulous prizes for the Summer Reading Program, beginning June 9! The Richmond Friends of the Library have donated e-readers which will be given as special prizes. Babies and toddlers could win a LeapReader Junior, kids could win a Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light, and teens could win a Nook, too. To qualify for these special prizes, Summer Reading participants must turn in the reading record no later than Aug. 16. Pop in to the library every week for a chance to...
Register at Richmond Public Library for the Winter Reading Program. Need a book to read? How about a western, such as “Trail of Blood” by J. A. Johnstone. Romance is always a good choice. Try “The Wedding” by Danielle Steel. For something out of this world, try a science fiction book, such as “Brilliance” by Marcus Sakry. Need more recommendations? We’re happy to help.
Get comfortable using the computer by taking a basic computer class at the Richmond Public Library. You will learn how to: Use the library computer to access a world of information Find what you need from good sources of reliable information Learn the tricks for online searching, including finding what you want in our library catalog and our online databases No previous computer experience necessary. Join us at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5 or Nov. 12.
Have you seen the new bench outside the Richmond Library? That’s the work of The Friends of the Richmond Library. The Friends worked with Murphy Granite Carving, Inc., who offered the Friends a discount on the beautiful piece of granite from India. Local artist Jenny Evens created this design that the Friends loved. According to Friends member Janelle Epple-Peart, the black granite “blends so well with the library.” As seen in this photo, the bench makes a lovely...
Minnesota author Jess Lourey will visit Richmond Public Library on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. She is author of the Murder-By-Month mystery series, including her first book, May Day, and the eighth in the series, her most recent book, December Dread. Her presentation, “Making Mysteries: a Writer Discusses Story Ideas and Writing,” gives readers a mix of stories, information on publishing, and a discussion of where she gets her story ideas. Laughs are guaranteed.
Children took over the Richmond Public Library for a Leap Into Reading storytime on Wednesday, July 11. Richmond's library doesn't have a meeting room, so programming presents challenges at any time. One solution has been to schedule storytime during closed hours. Children can then spread out and do craft and other activities without being in the way of other patrons. Retired Early Childhood Family Education teacher and volunteer storyteller Max Backes (at right, in white blouse) led...
Richmond Public Library has a full slate of exciting programs for our patrons this summer! In addition to the summer reading program which is open to children of all ages, we have preschool story times, music events (including The Killer Hayseeds in concert), zoo animals, and even a juggler coming to our library! Visit our events page to sign up for all of the fun happening this summer at the library, or call us for more information: (320) 597.3739.