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, December 12 at 7:00 pm
- Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 cents at a time. by Jane Knuth
An instant favorite and a delightful read, join us on Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. for December's book discussion: Thrift Store Saints - meeting Jesus 25 cents at a time. This collection of true stories is based on author Jane Knuth's experiences volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul's thrift store in downtown Kalamazoo. Sue Parker - Carter will lead the discussion and all are welcome!
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
-- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
-- Farm City - the education of an urban farmer by Novella Carpenter AND The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan. These two books are this year's Kalamazoo Reading Together choices.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
-- The light between oceans by M. L. Stedman
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
-- Tell the wolves I'm home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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 16. ( NO December meeting ) 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.
We want to know what kinds of programs 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.