Ongoing Library Programs

Knitting Class

Diana, a master knitter, will be teaching a class on cable knit hats this fall! In order to participate in this class you must:

-Know how to knit (the library can help get you started!)

-Bring 275 yards worsted weight yarn, size, 6, 16” circular needs, a set of size 6 double point needles, a cable needle and tapestry needle to the class

Call the library to register!

Classes will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm.

Book Club

September

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open.

High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like “one marble hits another.” The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut!

October

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

Sweeping and lyrical, spellbinding and unforgettable, David Ebershoff’s The 19th Wife combines epic historical fiction with a modern murder mystery to create a brilliant novel of literary suspense.

It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of a family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife.

Soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds – a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s death.

 

November

Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys

Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life — until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father’s prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?

Kids Club

The library is ready for the kids to come back for Kids Club!

At Kids Club we will play games, make crafts, and read! All children in grades K-5 are welcome to attend Kids Club.

Kids Club will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 3-5pm. 

teen advisory committee

Calling all teens ages 12 and up, the library needs your input!

Help the library by picking out the young adult books we buy, plan the activities and programs you want to see, and have fun!

Teen Advisory Committee will meet once a month from 3:00-5:00 at the library. All teens are welcome!

Dates of meetings:

September 19; October 17; November 21; December 19

Computer Help

Need help with basic computer skills or understanding your mobile device? Bring it to the library!

Help is available on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1:00, or by appointment. 

Stories Come Alive

Come read, sing, laugh and play with the library and the Richfield Springs Community Center every Friday at 11:00. 

Stories Come Alive meets at the library the first Friday of the moth and the Richfield Springs Community Center all other Fridays.