This Week at the Richmond Memorial Library                                                               February 22, 2021 

Call for Board Member Nominations
Are you passionate about library services and would you like to become an advocate for the library? The Richmond Memorial Library is seeking nominations for a one-year appointment to the library board beginning June 2021. The library board works with the Library Director to support the mission of the library and is responsible for overseeing library policies, establishing long term planning goals for the library, advocating for library funding, and serving on various committees. Library board meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. If interested, please contact Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at

New Class Added on CreativeBug
Our online resource CreativeBug is always adding new classes, so be sure to check back frequently. Marlborough residents can access CreativeBug by going to the library's website, clicking on the Online Resources tab, and typing in their library card number.


Federal Tax Forms
The 2020 federal tax booklets have arrived. We will place a handful of these outside in an open box for residents to pick up at their convenience each day during curbside hours. We will keep an eye on the box and refill when necessary, but if you arrive and the box is empty, call the library and staff will come out with one.

State Tax Forms
An important update regarding State of CT 2020 tax booklets and forms: "For the 2021 income tax filing season, DRS does not plan to send paper booklets and forms to community locations. This decision is largely due to IRS tax changes being finalized at the end of the calendar year, which makes it extremely difficult to provide the best, most updated information to partners in a timely manner. In addition, DRS continues to focus on how best to provide services while protecting health and safety during the pandemic." Libraries will therefore not be receiving state tax booklets or forms this year. To request paper copies be mailed to your home, call 860-297-5962 (from anywhere), 800-382-9463 (Connecticut calls outside the Greater Hartford calling area only), or 860-297-4911 (TTY, TDD, and Text Telephone users only) during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, check out this link:
Celebrate Black History Month All Year Long with These New Titles!
Did you know that February is Black History Month? Here are some new books we thought families might enjoy:

Black is a Rainbow Color by Joy Angela (picture book)
Bunheads by Misty Copeland ; illustrated by Setor Fiadzigbey (picture book)
Finish the Fight! : The Brave and Revolutionary Women who Fought for the Right to Vote by Veronica Chambers (juvenile non-fiction)
Flying High : The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows ; illustrated by Ebony Glenn. (juvenile biography)
Little Legends : Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison ; with Kwesi Johnson. (juvenile non-fiction)
She was the First! : The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown (juvenile biography)
Coming Soon: March Book Madness
Ms. Eileen and a couple of other suprise library staff members are going to take you on a video tour of all the great books you may not have seen that have come out since March 2020! Stay tuned for more information.

Winter Storytimes
Ms. Eileen and Ms. Nancy are ready to return (virtually) with some new stories and crafts! Children ages 2-3 can join Ms. Nancy at 10 am on Mondays: March 8 and 22, and April 12. Children ages 3-5 can join Ms. Eileen at 10 am on Fridays: February 26, March 12 and 26, and April 9. Email to register.

Young Chefs Winter Series
Katie from Food Explorers will be teaching kids (ages 8 and up) how to make Sweet Potato Gnocchi on February 26 at 5:30 pm in our Young Chefs Winter Series. Space is limited in this popular cooking series, so email to register today!

Hoopla Bonus Borrows Have Returned
Hundreds of titles are available at no cost to your borrowing limit for one final week! 

Upcoming Adult and Teen Programs...
Richmond Memorial Library is available for Library2Go curbside pickup Mondays through Thursdays from 10 AM to 6 PM and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM.  The library building is not open to the public at this time.

We have started to and will continue to host virtual programs for all age groups. Additional information will be found on our website and social media pages, including video tutorials on how to access the virtual formats these programs will be offered in. To register for one of these programs, email the library at
Thursday, March 11 at 10 am, Morning Book Club: If you missed the first virtual meeting of our Morning Book Club, the group has decided to meet on the second Thursday of the month from 10-11 am while virtual and 9-10 am once the building reopens. Patty will be leading the discussion in March and the book Life After Life by Kate Atkinson has been chosen. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library via curbside pickup.

Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm, Exploring American Lighthouses: A Virtual Program with the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum: John Mann, Lead Docent at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, will teach us about the 12 American lighthouses that have been designated as national historical landmarks since the 1930s and will then delve further into the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse itself and share its history and some stories about those who have worked there. Email to register.

***Accessibility at RML: The library does not have an elevator. If you need full accomodation, please contact Library Director Aubrey Muscaro at 860-295-6210 or prior to the event (one week preferred) so we can find an alernate space. The meeting room is located on the second floor.
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Richmond Memorial Library, 15 School Drive, Marlborough,CT 06447 860-295-6210