Richards Memorial Library news and events

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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-Thursday 9:30 a.m.—8:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

EVENTS

Thursday, Nov. 9

Story Time, Ages 1-6, 10-10:45 a.m.

Come to the downstairs meeting room for stories, songs, finger play, and a simple craft. Please note that there will no Monday story times in the month of November.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

November Book Discussion, 1:30 p.m.

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world.  In “An Immense World,” Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of pressure that surround us.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

November Adult Craft, 1:30-3 p.m.

This month there will be two crafting events for the holidays. First, assemble the ingredients for a wonderful simmer pot kit. Then Anne Hayner will demonstrate a folded paper ornament to hold candy or a gift card. These pretty treat holders can be used for a variety of occasions. This free class is limited to 18 adults, ages 18+. Sign up at the Reference Desk, call 508-699-0122, or email Marjorie at mjohnson@sailsinc.org.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Story Time, Ages 1-6, 10-10:45 a.m.

Come to the downstairs meeting room for stories, songs, finger play, and a simple craft. Please note that there will no Monday story times in the month of November.

Chess Club, 6 p.m.

Join us in the children’s room every first and third Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. to play chess. Open to kids ages 6 and older, families, and teens who have a basic understanding of game play. Teen Volunteers may be available to give tips and guidance on how to play, but this program is not instructor-led.

Contact Meredith at momalley@sailsinc.org or call the library at 508-699-0122 with any questions or if you are a teen with chess knowledge who would like to volunteer.

 

SERVICES

Hoopla Digital Library

This service is available for people with Richards Memorial Library cards.  Items are always available so there is no wait time. Library patrons may check out up to seven items a month.
eBooks, audiobooks, and comics are available for 21 days.

  • Music is available for 7 days.
  • Video and television shows are available for 3 days.
  • There is no renewal, but if you still have checkouts available you can check the item out again.
  • There is a hoopla app for the latest versions of Kindle Fire (but not the older versions).
  • There is a hoopla app for Alexa as well.

 

Ancestry Library Edition

Richards Memorial Library has purchased a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition, the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource. With a RML library card, patrons have access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

Ancestry Library Edition includes the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, court and military records, slave narratives, reference sources and more. This service is only available on the four public access computers at the library, as Ancestry Library Edition is not available remotely.