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We have received Michigan Tax booklets.  We will post here when Federal tax forms arrive.  For now, you may download tax forms at
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A Ukelele Class during Spring Break!
  • Own a ukelele but don't play it much? No problem!
Join Mary Jasiak and Carl Smith on Thursday, April 9 from 10:30 - 12:00 for some strumming fun!  If you're new to the uke, we'll learn the instrument, practice some chords and play a few songs. For ages 10 and up. For more information OR to RSVP,call Mary at 629-9085 Ext. 208 or click here and send her an e-mail.


Need to buy a ukulele? Click here!

April Book Group
Issac's Storm by Erik Larson tells the true story of our nation's
deadliest natural disaster in Galveston, Texas in September 1900. Our April book group will meet on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00. Sue Parker- Carter will lead the discussion and, as always, serve a yummy dessert.

Check out the art display cases near the bookstacks
Currently on display: Wood-fired ceramic pieces by local artist Catherine Stasevich. They are both functional and decorative, and inspired by nature. Click here for her Artist Statement. Price lists are available at both Circulation Desks.


New Art Exhibition at RCL
Local artist Vicki VanAmeyden is currently exhibiting her drawings, prints, and handmade artist books. Much of her work explores the use of birds in myth and metaphor. Be sure to read her Artist Statement to understand the complexity of her work. Her exhibit will be up through the end of April.


Our Meet Michigan Authors Series welcomes Mel Starr

All are welcome to join us on Wednesday April 1st at 7:00 pm and meet local author Mel Starr. He retired from Portage Northern High School as chairman of the social studies department in 2003 and is the author of the Hugh de Singleton, surgeon chronicles series. Mr. Starr's visit is brought to us by the Richland Community Library, Friends of RCL., Gull Lake Area Rotary and the Raymond Croasdale Family.  An RSVP is appreciated. Call the library at 629-9085.

   

We have 6 of Mr. Starr's  books in his series:
Hugh de Singleton - surgeon chronicles



Books into Movies
Next time you're in the library (and warming yourself by the fire), notice the display of books that have been turned into movies and will be released this year.
This is just a sample of the books you can check out and read before the movie comes out!


  --  Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith - due out April
  --  Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy - due out May
  --  Paper Towns by John Green - due out June

  --  A Walk in the woods: rediscovering the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson - due out August
  --  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley due in October

  -- A hologram for the king by Dave Eggers - due out November

Check out an eReader
Nook-Touch Kindle3 
 
We have two Nooks and four Kindles--all pre-loaded with popular fiction for check-out to Richland Residents or paid members.  You can place holds on these through our online catalog on the horizontal dropdown menu.