This summer... Libraries Rock!
Summer reading isn't just for kids.  Adults can have fun too!
How it works:
1. Pick up a bookmark and keep track of the books you read.
2. For every three books, you are entered in a prize drawing.
3. There is no limit to the amount of entries you can have.
4. Three winners will be chosen every month!*

Stop into the library to pick up your bookmark toaday!

*Three new participants will be chosen fo June, July, and August. Enteries will carry over between prize drawings. All participants (even previous winners) will be entered into the end of summer prize basket.

All BCB's checkout for 6 weeks.
For more information, see book list below, call us at 269.629.9085 or email RCL.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family, who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit.
Stones from the River  by Ursula Hegi
Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he's a girl, to the Jews Trudy harbors in her cellar.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart.
The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

A tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one.

Book Discussion with Dessert
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Welcome to Book Discussion with Dessert, where you will read great books, discuss many different topics and connect with like minded people.  Bring yourself ready to talk and listen and come hungry for some great desserts!

Thursday, August 9th at 7:00pm
The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.

How can you get the book without buying it? You may use our statewide Interlibrary Loan System to borrow from another library. Have your home library card in hand and visit MelCat : Michigan's e-library. Your selection will be delivered to your home library (only residents of Richland Township/Village or Paid Members may select Richland Community Library through MeL).

Learn the Ukulele
Saturday, July 28th at 1:30pm

Join Ben Hassenger and learn to play the Ukulele.  This one hour lesson will teach you basic cords and songs.  Don't have a Ukulele?  No problem!  Ben has enough for everyone to use. 

Space is limited. 
Pre-registration required
Click here to register!

Quilting with Ellen Hoyt
Thursday, August 9th at 5:30pm

Join our very own Ellen and learn to quilt!  You must bring your own sewing machine and thread for this class. 

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required
Click here to register!

Help us celebrate the end of summer with a mini concert in the park.  We will have our dunk tank, bounce house, and carnival games along with local musicians and a poetry slam.
Want to be one of the Local Musicians to play at our concert or perhaps you have a poem you'd like to share?  Register here!

Writers Circle
The Writers Circle meets in the community room from 10:00 - 12:00 on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.  All are welcome to join this active group of writers for sharing and discussion. Call the library at 629-9085 for more information.

Our Family History Roundtable
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month
Mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday of the month and join Ken, Janine and friends for an hour of exploring family history. This "roundtable discussion group" meets at 10:00 a.m. down in the community room.  There's no registration and all are welcome. Check out their brochure - click here!


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