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Richards Memorial Library

The Richards Memorial Library is located at 118 North Washington St. For more information, visit www.rmlonline.org or call 508-699-0122.

Regular Hours

Monday thru Thursday—9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday—9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday—Closed

EVENTS

Monday, Sept. 28

Book Discussion: Fragile Beasts by Tawni O’Dell, 6 p.m.

This book a favorite in 2010. This will be held at Allen Avenue School (290 Allen Ave.) either in the garden or in the building. Bring a chair just in case it is outside.

When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town’s matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys’ story. Candace Jack doesn’t have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home.
Suddenly, the two boys go from living in a small, run-down house on a gravel road to a stately mansion filled with sumptuous furnishings and beautiful artwork—artwork that’s predominantly centered, oddly, on bullfighting. And then there’s Miss Jack’s real-life bull: Ventisco—a regal, hulking, jet-black beast who roams the land she owns with fiery impudence.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Engineer’s Wife, 1:30 p.m.

Meeting at Allen Avenue School, 290 Allen Ave., either in the Kindergarten Room or the Cafeteria/Gym depending on the temperature.

In 1869, Washington A. Roebling is commissioned as the chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of America’s most iconic structures. His wife, Emily Roebling, is a keen advocate for women’s suffrage, at a time when American society expects her to stay home and support her husband silently. But when Washington falls ill on the job, Emily supports him in the most immediate and courageous way imaginable, taking over his role and overseeing the construction of the bridge.

Emily spends the next 11 years supervising the colossal project, calculating measurements, deciding on materials, and undertaking the impossibly intricate work of cable construction. But as the bridge finally rises against the New York skyline, Emily is not quite sure whether she has realised her own ambitions or those of her husband.

North Needlers, 6:30 p.m.

North Needlers Knitting/Crochet group will be meeting at Allen Avenue School (290 Allen Ave.) while the program room is closed. Join to talk and knit. Members are willing to help with questions.

Thursday, Oct. 15

The End of WWII: with Prof. Gary Hylander, 7 p.m.

2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Prof. Gary Hylander will be here for a three-part series on WWII including the Rise of Hitler, Yalta and the Race for Berlin and the Nuremberg Trials and the war’s end. Meeting at Allen Ave School (290 Allen Ave), but because the state currently limits gathering size based on space, seats are limited to 10. Reservations are required. Mention if registering a couple so two chairs can be placed close together.

 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 1

Virtual Museum Tour of the Old Colony History Museum, 7 p.m.

With this Virtual Museum Tour of the Old Colony History Museum, tour the museum and favorite pieces in the collection without leaving home. This tour follows a museum guide who can provide insight and answer questions, live. Email mholmes@sailsinc.org to register and to get the Zoom code.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Keeping Memories Not the Stuff Zoom Program, 7 p.m.

This is a repeat of a very popular program. Virtual Program with Janine Cavanaugh. It’s easy to get attached to possessions. People tend to form sentimental bonds to the things, gifts, and the items they inherit from others. This workshop presents ideas on how to let go of all that is no longer relevant or important. Come learn how to keep the memories but get rid of the stuff. Email mholmes@sailsinc.org and information will be sent to sign into this Zoom program.

SERVICES

Computers available for the public

The library will have two public internet computers available. Spaces need to be reserved by calling 508-699-0122 for a 30-minute slot. Fifteen minutes will be set aside between sessions so the keyboards can be switched out and the mouses cleaned. If time is needed for job applications, arrangements can be made. Earphones are not supplied at the library. None of the computers have video cameras or microphones. Printing is available and staff can also help print from a phone