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TAB - A Teen Advisory Board

The Richland Community Library has formed a Teen Advisory Board - TAB, that meets twice a month to discuss issues relating to teens and the library. February meetings are Friday, Feb 6 and 20 at 3:00Need more information? Give Maranda a call at 629-9085 or click here to send her an e-mail.

(Want to check out something really cool? TAB's Blog!  Click here)

February Book Group
 The 2015 Kalamazoo's Reading Together book, The Living Great Lakes: searching for the heart of the inland seas by Jerry Dennis will our February book group's selection. Sue Parker - Carter will lead the discussion and serve a yummy dessert. All are welcome on Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 pm.

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.

Will your New Years resolution be to read with friends? Start your own book group and we can help!
  
We've put together 7 "Book Club in a Bag" kits. Each kit contains 6 copies of the title along with discussion questions, other suggested reading and can be checked out for 6 weeks.
Click on the Adult tab for the book titles. Ask at the upper level circ desk for more information.


Blind Date with a Book!

Next time you're in the library, stop by our "Blind Date with a Book" display next to the fireplace.  We've wrapped books in plain paper and attached a pink doily that describes the book.  Some examples:

   --  Fiction, love and science, unexpected love...
  --  Mystery, intrigue...
  --  Fantasy Fiction, Forbidden love, witches and vampires...
  --  Classic Fiction, lost love, second chances...

You check out the book not knowing the title until you get home and unwrap!  A fun way to enjoy your library - stop by soon!


Current Art Exhibit


SPECIAL EVENT: Join us to hear artist Dave Middleton talk about his charcoal drawing techniques and artistic inspiration here at RCL. Thursday February 5 at 7:00pm. His exhibit will remain on display through February.  No RSVP necessary. Click here for an artist statement. Price lists are available at both Circulation Desks. 



Is reading more one of your New Years Resolutions and not sure where to start?

MeL ( Michigan Electronic Library ) has suggestions that can help.
Click here for more information. 

( A terrific website - you won't be sorry! )


Call First During Bad Weather
 
If you plan a trip to the library, please call first and speak with someone BEFORE you venture out when road conditions are bad.
 
If Gull Lake Schools are closed because of bad weather, that does not automatically mean the library is closed. Call us and find out!
 

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.


OverDrive Link        Borrow eBooks on  OverDrive 
-- our downloadable resource for audio and e-books!  Visit the HELP screens or google your device name and "OverDrive" for great online help.   HINT:  Enter your library card number when you log in to get faster access to select titles.
 

Not finding your favorite author on OverDrive?  Sadly, many publishers refuse to distribute their digital content through libraries. Publishers impose limits similar to print books, allowing only one person at a time to download the digital title.