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If you want to learn a new language, or brush up on one you've spoken before, try the Mango Languages database, now available through the Library's web page! Click here, and set up an profile using your library card number. Give us a call if you have any questions. Give it a try!

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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.

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It's almost Halloween!
There will be Trick or Treating in the village square on  Monday  October 31 from 5:30 - 7:30This annual event is sponsored by RABA (Richland  Area  Business Assoc.)  Many local businesses will be handing out treats - including Mrs. Jay!! THE safest place to Trick or Treat around!  Send Mary J an e-mail for more information.
Another Early Release Day? Bring your children in - we need their help!

Gull Lake Community Schools are having another early release day on Wednesday, November 9. Bring your children to the community room between 2:30 - 4:00. They'll be making Christmas Tree ornaments for the tree we'll be putting up in the children's area. No need to register - just show up and help!

Thanks to Our Great Community
On behalf of the Library Staff and Board of Trustees, I extend a heart-felt thank you to those whose generous donations through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation helped underwrite our Summer Reading Program performers. Many thanks also to the volunteers who helped us execute and promote our programs, and everyone in our community who participated. Your support means a great deal.
Thank you.
Dennis Kreps, Director

Ann Arbor author Mary J. Koral will read from her memoir:
               The year the trees didn't die

We're so pleased to welcome Mary Koral on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 pm as she reads from her memoir; The year the trees didn't die. Part heart wrenching and part uplifting, this memoir shares the love and family created by her and her husband as they faced the challenges of adopting and raising three children from three different regions of the world. Signed books will be available for purchase.

No need to register and all ages are welcome!
Antique Appraisal

Local Antiques Appraiser, Tony Lorentz returns on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. for another appraising event.  Please bring items than can easily be carried or held by the owner - limit two. There will be no charge for the appraisal.
This program is being brought to you by the library's "booster group" - the Friends of the Richland Library. They will be having their annual election of officers at 6:00 pm. Membership is only $5.00 a year; it's worth every penny.  Stop by before the program and check our Friends out!

Pastels by Tracy Klinesteker

Stop by and enjoy the pastels of local artist Tracy Klinesteker displayed in the lower level gallery. Ms. Klinesteker, along with another docent at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, started the Touch Art Tours; a "hands on the art" program for the visually impaired. The K.I.A. is one of the few art museums in the state offering this unique program. 
The reception for Ms. Klinesteker will be
Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30.
Light refreshments will be offered and all are welcome.