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Adult Book Discussion

Two discussion groups meet monthly at the library (both sessions discussing the same book): on the first Monday evening at 6:30 pm, and the second Wednesday morning at 8 am.  The group reads a variety of books, including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, classics, and non-fiction.  Check our online calendar for upcoming books.

Mystery Readers' Book Discussion

This group meets quarterly -- on the fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October -- at 7:00 pm.  Books are available at the front desk one month prior to discussion.

Check our online calendar for upcoming books.

Discussion Guides & Lists

Books for Book Clubs (PDF) – Multiple copies of these books are available at the library.

www.ReadingGroupGuides.com

www.ReadingGroupChoices.com

Computer Classes

The library offers free monthly computer classes presented by BTOP Express.  Two classes are usually offered each month, both on the same day (in morning and afternoon sessions).

For self-help:

  • The Public Library Association's DigitalLearn.org offers short introductory classes on a wide variety of topics, such as Getting Started on a Computer, Intro to Email, Creating Resumes, Online Job Searching, Basic Microsoft Word, and more.  All classes are free.
  • Our database Testing and Education Reference Center includes tutorials on Microsoft applications Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.   After logging in (you may be required to enter your library card barcode), click "Basic Skills" and then "Microsoft Tutorials."  Please note that access is limited to Richmond Memorial Library cardholders.

Reference librarians are available for basic computer assistance during normal operating hours.

Movies

Reel Discussions

If you enjoy viewing and discussing movies with friends, come join us at Reel Discussions.

Reel Discussions meets from 6 pm - 9 pm once or twice a month on Thursdays to view and discuss a selected feature length movie in the Gallery Room at the library.

Refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Library.

2019 Dates:

February 28 -- Christopher Robin
March 7 -- The Children Act
March 28 -- On the Basis of Sex
April 18 -- Mary Poppins Returns
April 25 -- The Scarlet and the Black
May 23 -- They Shall Not Grow Old (discussion led by Rev. Mike Stuart)
June 13 -- On the Basis of Sex
June 27 -- Green Book
July 11 -- The Martian
July 25 -- First Man
August 13 -- October Sky (Note that this is a Tuesday, not a Thursday)
August 22 -- TBA
September 12 -- TBA
September 19 -- TBA
October 10 -- TBA
October 24 -- TBA
November 21 -- TBA
December -- No movie

Music

Upcoming Programs:

Pipa Concert

Two Classical Guitars and a Chinese Pipa

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7 PM
Reading Room

A performance by Eastman School of Music graduate students Thomas Torrisi & Ken Luk and Chinese Pipa* player Leah Ou.

*The pipa, a 4-stringed Chinese musical instrument, dates back almost 2000 years.  Sometimes called the Chinese Lute, the pipa has a pear-shaped body with a varying number of frets numbering from 12 to 26.


  • Past Programs

     

    Classical Guitar with Lynn McGrath

    Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7 PM

    Come listen to the classical guitar music of Lynn McGrath.  Lynn blends expressive musicianship with her passion for Spanish Language, literature and theater.

Upcoming Events

To view upcoming adult events, check our Events Calendar.