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June 1, 2018 - 12:27pm

Press release:

The sun is shining, the grass is growing, and it’s almost time for our Adult Summer Reading program at Richmond Memorial Library!

Summer Reading BINGO: Adult Summer Reading program for adults at Richmond Memorial Library begins June 25 and runs through Aug. 17. All patrons 17 years of age and up with a valid library card are invited to take part.

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids – at Richmond Memorial Library, we’re happy to provide summer reading experiences for all ages.

Complete a BINGO card filled with library challenges to be eligible to win prizes -- for each square stamped, you can enter to win a prize. For each BINGO row you complete, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize! There are 24 challenges, including reading a book based on its cover, attending a library program or reading outside.

Registration is required; visit the reference desk at the library to sign up or for complete rules beginning June 20.

No library card? No problem! Summer is the perfect time to visit the library -- stop by the library with photo ID with current address and we’ll get you set up with a card.

New to the area? Bring photo ID and proof of address. Resident library cards may be issued free-of-charge to residents of Genesee, Orleans and Niagara counties, and to those who work, own property or attend school within the borders of the Batavia City School District.

Richmond Memorial Library continually provides access to physical and virtual resources and services that meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of its diverse community in a safe and comfortable environment. Learn more here.

Richmond Memorial Library is located at 19 Ross St. in the City of Batavia.

Contact: Samantha Stryker, Community and Adult Services librarian: Phone -- 343-9550; email  [email protected]

February 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in richmond library, events, email class.
Event Date and Time: 
March 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Email Start to Finish

Richmond Memorial Library

Date & Time:         Monday, March 5th  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Learn about email and sign up for a new account, if desired. If you already have an email address, log into it and let’s get the most from it! This is a hands-on class.

Please contact the library at 343-9550 to register.

Contact:

Kathleen Facer

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia 14020

February 20, 2018 - 2:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, electronics, computer class, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Event:         Gadgets and Gear/Open Access

Place:         Richmond Memorial Library

Date & Time:         Tuesday, March 6th  1 - 4 p.m.

Bring your questions and gadgets!  E-readers, phones, laptops, tablets!  This is a hands-on class. Please contact the library at 343-9550 to register.

Contact:

Kathleen Facer

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia 14020

February 1, 2018 - 5:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, knitting, crafts, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
February 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia, is presenting a “Gnomes to Knit!” class on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

This class is taught by Linda Daviau and is for adults who know how to knit on double-pointed needles. Please bring a set of U.S. #3 double-pointed needles. All other supplies are provided.

Registration is required, and $4 for supplies is due at registration. Samples of the gnomes are on display at the library.

Stop by the front desk to register.  www.batavialibrary.org.

February 1, 2018 - 4:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, writers, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
February 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia, has a Writers’ Group meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for adults interested in meeting other writers, practicing their writing, gaining new ideas, and sharing their writing with others.

JoNelle Toriseva, a member of the English faculty at Genesee Community College, is the facilitator. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Please call the library at 585-343-9550 for more information.  www.batavialibrary.org

February 1, 2018 - 4:40pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, crafts, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
February 26, 2018 - 6:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is hosting a Mini Album Class for adults on Monday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to make a mini album from one sheet of decorative paper in this class taught by Jenn Cascell. The album will hold 12 or more photos.

Registration is required, and $7 for supplies is due at the time of registration. A list of other supplies to bring is at the library.

Please call 585-343-9550 for more information.  www.batavialibrary.org

December 29, 2017 - 1:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
January 29, 2018 - 6:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia, is presenting “Borrow the Library’s eBooks and Digital Magazines” on Monday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to borrow and download the library’s eBooks and magazines to your mobile devices (smart phones and tablets). These items are free to use, books return automatically with no late fees, and magazines may be downloaded and saved indefinitely.

December 9, 2017 - 4:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, business, richmond library, computers.

Press release:

Once again Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia will be offering a series of computer classes designed for those who are finally ready to take the plunge and learn the ins and outs of computers and those who would like to improve their computer skills. There is no charge.

Registration is required and can be done by stopping at the library or calling 343-9550.;

The library is located at 19 Ross St.

Email Start to Finish: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Tuesday, Jan. 16

  • Learn about email and sign up for a new account, if desired. If you already have an email address log into it and let’s get the most from it.

​​Windows 10: from 1 to 4 p.m.​ on Tuesday, Jan. 16

  • Introduction to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft. Use our machine or bring your Windows 10 machine.

Facebook Combo: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18

  • Learn about Facebook and sign up for an account, if desired. If you already have an account, let’s get the most from it.

​Gadgets and Gear/Open Access: from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18

  • Bring your questions and gadgets! Ereaders, phones, laptops, tablets!

Gaga for Google! Cut, Copy, Paste!: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5

  • Do you use Google? This powerful tool is more than a search engine! We’ll explore some of its many uses. Please note: This class is for people who are very comfortable using the Internet, and also navigating Web pages. We will also copy information from the Internet into the Microsoft Word program.

Internet Resources: Safety, Security, Fun!: from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5

  • Take your Internet experience to the next level! Examine Youtube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and your Library Catalog! Help keep your computer, yourself, and your loved ones safer while surfing. Class includes Downloadables with Apps.

Flash Drives/File Management: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6

  • This class focuses on saving, moving, and retrieving any file on a Windows-based computer. We will learn how to add new folders to the computer, and rename both folders and individual files, with a focus on saving, renaming and deleting documents.
November 20, 2017 - 4:26pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Richmond Memorial Library is having WKBW-TV chief meteorologist and actor Mike Randall come as Charles Dickens for the telling of a classic holiday story: "Charles Dickens Presents -- A Christmas Carol" on Thursday evening, Dec 14, at 7 o'clock. The program is free to the public.

Randall will perform a live solo of the Dickens' story, acting out more than 25 characters.

August 11, 2017 - 1:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, NASA, richmond library, solar eclipse.
Submitted photo: Ronnie Scroger, age 6, and his mother, Tracey Cook, join library employees Marie Barcomb and Bob Conrad to model the safety glasses that will be available at Richmond Library programs Aug. 14 to 21.
 
Press release:
 
Due to heavy regional interest, the Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia will begin distribution of a limited supply of solar eclipse-viewing safety glasses at library eclipse-themed family programs already scheduled for Aug. 14th, 16th, and 18th.
 
The remainder of glasses will be distributed on a first-come basis at an eclipse-viewing lawn party hosted by the library on the afternoon of Aug. 21, after a brief safety demonstration.
 
"We got a thousand pairs of these glasses from NASA," Library Director Bob Conrad explained. "But under the terms of their grant, we can only distribute them after a safety demonstration that's a part of our summer reading program.
 
"Originally, those demonstrations were all going to be on the afternoon of August 21st, during the eclipse. But we're getting so many calls from people who don't live here or who are traveling for the eclipse, that we decided to start distribution early by including the safety demo at all of next week's family programs."
 

Those programs include a library craft project at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14th ("Make a Sun Magnet"); a cooking program at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16th ("Make and Eat Your Own Moon Pies"); and a movie to be screened at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21st (the 2015 animated DreamWorks feature "Home").

"I guess we couldn't afford the rights to 'Space Jam,' " Conrad joked.

The programs are billed For All Ages, but registration is recommended to guarantee a space. Register on the library's website at batavialibrary.org, or by calling the Children's Room at 343-9550.

According to an interactive map published by NASA's educational outreach website (eclipse2017.nasa.gov/libraries), Batavia's public library is the only one in a five-county region surrounding Buffalo to participate in the educational program, along with libraries in the Rochester area, Jamestown and Geneseo.

August 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in richmond library, news, batavia, Announcements.

Press release:

Once again the Richmond Memorial Library will be offering a series of computer classes designed for those who are finally ready to take the plunge and learn the ins and outs of computers and those who would like to improve their computer skills. There is no charge.

Registration is required and can be done by stopping at the library or calling 343-9550.

The classes that you can choose from are:

Windows 10 – Introduction to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft.  Use our machine or bring your Windows 10 machine.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Computer Basic & Internet Basic – Learn to read a computer advertisement and get the one that’s right for you: desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Explore! Discover! Learn! Surf the Internet using a common browser. Find out about websites and links; use search engines to find information you want to know.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Email Start to Finish – Learn about email and sign up for a new account, if desired.  If you already have an email address log into it and let’s get the most from it!

  • Friday, Sept. 15 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gadgets and Gear/Open Access – Bring your questions and gadgets! Ereaders, phones, laptops, tablets!

  • Friday, Sept. 15 – 1  to 4 p.m.

Internet Resources: Safety, Security, Fun! – Take your Internet experience to the next level! Examine Youtube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and your Library Catalog! Help keep your computer, yourself, and your loved ones safer while surfing.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gaga for Google! Cut, Copy, Paste! – Do you use Google? This powerful tool is more than a search engine! We’ll explore some of its many uses. Please note: This class is for people who are very comfortable using the Internet, and also navigating Web pages. We will also copy information from the Internet into the Microsoft Word program.

  • Wednesday, Sept, 27 – 1 to 4 p.m.

Facebook Combo – Learn about Facebook and sign up for an account, if desired.  If you already have an account, let’s get the most from it!

  • Tuesday, Oct. 3 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Library Downloads Learn about all the options the library offers – eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and magazines.  See what is available, see how to download it to your device.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 3 – 1  to 4 p.m.

Windows 10 – Introduction to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft.  Use our machine or bring your Windows 10 machine.

  • Friday, Oct. 20 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gadgets and Gear/Open Access – Bring your questions and gadgets! Ereaders, phones, laptops, tablets!

  • Friday, Oct. 20 – 1  to 4 p.m.

Computer Basic & Internet Basic – Learn to read a computer advertisement and get the one that’s right for you: desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Explore! Discover! Learn! Surf the Internet using a common browser. Find out about web sites and links; use search engines to find information you want to know.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Internet Resources: Safety, Security, Fun! – Take your Internet experience to the next level! Examine Youtube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and your Library Catalog! Help keep your computer, yourself, and your loved ones safer while surfing.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 – 1  to 4 p.m.
April 26, 2017 - 4:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in richmond library, news, batavia, Announcements.

The Richmond Memorial Library's budget vote and trustee election takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th.

Rebecca Long is running unopposed.

Voting takes place in the Library's Gallery Room.

Any registered voter residing in the Batavia City School District is eligible to vote.

The library is located at 19 Ross St.

September 20, 2016 - 4:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in richmond library, batavia, Announcements, news.

Press release:

A free series of five classes on exploring your family history will be offered at Richmond Memorial Library on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 4.

Classes start at 6 p.m. and run weekly through Nov. 1.

Have you ever wondered about your ancestors -- who they were, where they came from, or what you have in common with them?

This is an excellent opportunity to start a geneology search and explore your family history.

Contact the library at 343-9550 to register.

June 2, 2016 - 2:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, roy mason, richmond library, art, Milestones, batavia.

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is hosting a Reception and Dedication Ceremony on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 pm. 

All are invited to the dedication of the library’s Roy Mason paintings in memory of the late Ted and Rosemary Surowka, commemorating their many years of service to the Batavia City Schools and the Richmond Memorial Library.

A performance by the musical group “Folk ‘o the Road” will follow. More information is available in the library and at www.batavialibrary.org.

April 9, 2016 - 2:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in richmond library, Lucine Kauffman, batavia, news, dolly parton.

The Richmond Memorial Library is proud to announce Dolly Parton's Imagination Library!

The Imagination Library brings the excitement of books to every child, from birth to age 5, by mailing an age-appropriate book to directly to them, in their home, in their very own name, to keep, forever! Playing with books in the home at a very young age is the best preparation to have for a lifetime of reading and learning.

So join us for a special story time at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. Celebrity impersonator Lucine Kauffman will read, entertain and delight children of all ages, while library staff register kids up to age 5 for the book delivery service. Refreshments will be served.

February 22, 2016 - 4:18pm
posted by Billie Owens in genealogy, richmond library, batavia, news.

Have you ever wondered about your ancestors? Who they were, where they came from, or what you have in common with them? Now is the time to start your search at Richmond Memorial Library.

A series of five free classes on exploring your family history will be offered at the library this spring.

They will be held on Tuesdays, March 29 through April 26, beginning at 6 p.m.

Please contact the library at 343-9550 to register for the geneology class series.

The library is located at 19 Ross St. in the City of Batavia.

September 11, 2015 - 2:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Announcements, richmond library.

Press release:

These are the days/times for Fall Story Times at Richmond Memorial Library, located at 19 Ross St. in the City of Batavia. Please come in or call to register beginning Oct. 5th.

Toddler Story Times (walkers to 3 years old)

Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Story Times (3 to 5 years old)
Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m.

PJ Story Time (open to children of all ages)
Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m.

August 28, 2015 - 1:52pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Event, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
October 5, 2015 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

Fall Story Times at in Richmond Memorial Library Children's Room will begin the week of Oct. 13. Registration will begin Monday, Oct. 5. The library is located at 19 Ross St. in the City of Batavia. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

August 20, 2015 - 12:59pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, richmond library, batavia.
Event Date and Time: 
September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia

Event:  Reel Discussions

Date & Time:  Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, at 6 p.m.

Come view the movie and join us for a group discussion afterward. This month’s movie is “Spare Parts.” It's a true-life story about four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest.

August 20, 2015 - 12:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in Event, batavia, richmond library.
Event Date and Time: 
August 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia

Event:  Reel Discussion

Date & Time:  Thursday, Aug. 27th at 6 p.m.

Come view the movie and join us for a group discussion afterward. This month’s movie is “Birdman.” Michael Keaton heads an all-star cast in this riveting story of a former superhero film star grappling with dwindling fame, an estranged daughter, theater critics and inner demons.

For more information, call the library at 343-9550 or log onto www.batavialibrary.org

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