Adult Programming

What kinds of programs would YOU would like to participate in at our library? Click here to send an e-mail to our Adult Programmer Sue Parker- Carter or call us at 629-9085 and give us your suggestions.

Adult Book Group....
Our book group meets at 7:00 p.m on the 2nd Thursday of the month. If you want to receive e-mail updates about upcoming book discussions and other adult programs, click here to  contact Sue Parker-Carter, our Adult Programmer.
..........Upcoming Book Discussions.....

Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm.

All are welcome to join us on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm to watch the PBS documentary "The Orphan Trains".  Sue Parker-Carter will be leading the discussion about the Orphan Train Movement:, a supervised welfare program, from the years 1853 to1929 that transported orphaned and neglected children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest.

Thursday, March 10th 7:00 pm
The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

John and Ella Robina, both in their eighties, decide to take one last vacation together, much against the wishes of their doctors and their children.

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 click onto this web site: MeLCat - the Michigan eLibrary. 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).

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.

We have a Genealogy Group that meets every 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 and is scheduled to meet again on Thursday, February 18.  There's no registration; come join us!

Book Club in a Bag!

Want to start your own book club on your own terms? We've put together 7 "Book Club in a Bag" kits. There are 6 books in the kit and can be checked out for 6 weeks. Discussion questions are included as well as other suggested reading. Kits may be reserved but not renewed.
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Poisonwood Bible; a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Pact: a love story by Jodi Picoult
  • Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
  • The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Ask at the upper level circulation desk for more information.