Adult Programming

What ki
nds 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.

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.

The Richland Community Library Book Discussion 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 and select Sue Parker-Carter, Adult Programming.
..........Upcoming Book Discussions.....

Thursday, January 8 at 7:00 pm.
  --  Ice Hunter by Joseph Heywood

One week later, Mr. Heywood will be visiting our library as part of our Michigan Authors Series on Wednesday, January 14 at 7:00 pm.
The program is co-sponsored by the Richland Community Library, Gull Lake Area Rotary, Friends of the Richland Library and the Croasdale Family in memory of Ray Croasdale. All are welcome!

Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 pm.

  --  The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the heart of the inland sea by Jerry Dennis

This is Kalamazoo's annual Reading Together selection. Mr. Dennis will be speaking on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm at Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium. No ticket required.

Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm.
--  Please look after Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

Thursday, April 16 ( note new date ) 7:00 pm.
 -- Issac's Storm by Erik Larson

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 i
n 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).

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, January 15.  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.