Have you heard about Young @ Heart? It’s a special book club that will run May through September for adults who enjoy reading young adult novels. Our first meeting will be Wednesday May 24th at 6pm and we will discuss The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walther. The group will meet on the library’s front porch the 4th Wednesday of each month. We hope you’ll join us!
National Library Week 2023
Join us at the library for a week full of fun events to celebrate National Library Week!
Monday April 24th 2:30pm: Teen Board Games
Tuesday April 25th 10am-6pm: Lego Challenge Drop In
Tuesday April 25th 12pm: Brown Bags & Books
Tuesday April 25th 1pm: Historic building tour
Tuesday April 25th 1pm: Canasta Club
Tuesday April 25th 3pm: Historic building tour
Wednesday April 26th 3pm: Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday April 26th 6pm: Braiding Sweetgrass Discussion
Thursday April 27th 2pm: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Party
Thursday April 27th 2:30pm: Teen Video Games
Thursday April 27th 6pm: Historic building tour
Thursday April 27th 7pm: Poetry Group with special guest poet
Friday April 28th 3pm: Teen Escape Room board games
Friday April 28th 5pm: Little Wiggle Story Time
Saturday April 29th 10:30am: Dungeons & Dragons (registration required)
Saturday April 29th 10:30am: Puzzle Frenzy
Drop in anytime this week to decorate a paper heart with why you love the library!
Take a walk around the outside of the library to enjoy our newest StoryWalk.
Decoding the Mysteries of Cats with Stephen Quandt
What: A Zoom presentation about cat behavior
When: Wednesday, April 5th at 6pm
Where: This Zoom presentation will be available to join remotely, or participate in person at the library.
This webinar pulls together and interrelates:
the Cycle of Predation that can lead to “drive-by” ankle biting, play aggression, early morning wake up, and food aggression as examples. being prey on the Confidence Scale that can lead to similar behaviors but can also result in fearful cats, victimized cats (cat on cat aggression), fear aggression and redirected aggression.
The Q&A is typically geared towards guests who want behavior advice and all advice is happily given in the allotted time. Some guests may want additional support and they will be given the opportunity to book a private behavior consultation afterwards and into the future as needed. This 60 minute webinar (including extensive Q&A) is given over Zoom to any organization that wants it.
Meet Stephen Quandt!
I am a shelter-trained and Certified feline training and behavior specialist with the Animal Care Centers of New York City, a not-for-profit shelter contracted by the City of New York to provide animal related services to the residents of New York. I’m also in private practice as a feline behavior consultant and I believe in a compassionate, educational and non-judgemental approach to cat behavior and I believe in creating a happier world for cats and the humans who love them! My husband and I share our home with our two cats, happy-go-lucky Cricket, and Jenny, her blind-from-birth bestie, who rules our home.
Stephen has given hundreds of behavior consults in person and over Zoom, many of them through his presence on the Airbnb Online Experience platform which you can view at https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1725425 and where he has over 120+, 5 star reviews. He believes strongly in a compassionate, collaborative and educational approach to cat behavior, and he is Fear Free Certified. Decoding the Mysteries of Cats, or Why Cats Do What They Do!
Upcoming Author Talk- Kenneth M. Sheldon
Join us Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm as Author Kenneth M. Sheldon talks about his book Deep Water.
Kenneth M. Sheldon is the author of the true-crime book Deep Water—Murder, Scandal and Intrigue in a New England Town, as well as suspense novels written under the pen name Michael Manley. He formerly served as West Coast Bureau Chief for Byte Magazine, the first magazine about personal computers, and has been a regular columnist for Yankee Magazine and New Hampshire Magazine. He has appeared on New Hampshire Chronicle, and on stage, the radio, and television. He is also the author of Welcome to Frost Heaves, a collection of stories written as Yankee humorist Fred Marple.
Deep Water is based on extensive research into the Dean murder, including thousands of pages of FBI documents, Grand Jury testimonies, newspaper accounts, private correspondence, and the archives of the Jaffrey Historical Society.
In the waning days of World War I, William K. Dean was brutally murdered, his body hog-tied and dumped in a rainwater cistern on his farm in the quiet town of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Suspicion quickly fell on Dean’s wife, an invalid in the early stages of dementia. Her friends, outraged at the accusations, pointed instead to a former tenant of Dean’s, whom many suspected of being a German spy. Others believed that Dean’s best friend, a politically powerful banker and judge, was involved.
Pathfinder Tabletop Game at the RFL
If you liked D&D at the library this summer, you’ll love Pathfinder on Saturdays!
The Dragon Maze: Adventure Gaming Center, in association with Richards Free Library, invites you to join us on Saturday, January 14th from 10-2, for a thrilling fantasy adventure. We will be playing Dungeons & Dragons (Pathfinder Edition). Customizable premade characters will be provided. New players are always welcome, so bring your imagination and we’ll handle the rest…
Welcome to the age of heroes! In a land of myth and legend, you are a young adventurer who has traveled to the famed city of Ironhold, the site of one of the four Accursed Dungeons, ‘The Pit of Rovagug’. Here you can join the Adventurers Guild, and with a group of fellow aspiring heroes, seek your fortunes below…
After the Saturday the 14th kickoff, the party will reconvene on the 21st and the 28th, 10:00-2:00. See you then!