LIVE MUSIC at MRL and Sustainable Living Programs

For Adults
Sustainable and Attainable: Climate Change
April 12 | 6:00 pm | Held at Cope Environmental Center
Prairiewood Entrance
Join in the conversation at our Community Partner’s Event held at Cope Environmental Center. Contact Beth Harrick at the library for free tickets — while they last. Email [email protected] or by calling 966-8291.
About the Program:
Scott Hess, Earlham College Professor, comes to CEC to talk about the truths and fiction of Climate Change. What is research telling us now? Where are we heading? What can be done? Discuss the most current research with an expert. Must be 21 to attend as we start the evening with adult refreshments and social time. Registration required – $12/member; $15/non-member.
How do you measure a year?
Coping with grief after the loss of a spouse
April 13 | 6:00 pm | Bard Room
About the Program:
While we all hope to love deeply, rarely are we prepared to grieve deeply. Now 15 years into her journey, Jackie Vanderpool shares her first year of grieving. This intimate presentation includes journal entries, good and bad advice received, and the raw emotions she experienced. Lifelong community member Jackie Vanderpool is many things: retired RN, international traveler through her HR work at Hills Pet Nutrition, a supporter of women through volunteer leadership at IWIN, Women’s Workshop Richmond, Cope Environmental Center, and other organizations, and caring friend and family member to many. 
Whiskey Shambles Duo
April 14 | 6:00 pm | at MRL in the Historic Courtyard downstairs
(Bard Room if it’s raining)
This concert is coordinated by music enthusiast Joe Augustin. He helps introduce cherished musicians to our local community. Doors open at 6 pm for mingling, and music will start at 6:30 pm. 
Foster and Nathan Singer of Cincinnati’s award-winning blues band, The Whiskey Shambles, will return to Richmond for an intimate concert in the Historic Courtyard at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
Join us at 6 for refreshments and a good seat. The music begins at 6:30.
Taking the pitch-dark, hill-country side of The Whiskey Shambles “ultra-blues” sound and stripping it to its primal essence, the music of The Whiskey Shambles Duo centers on the interplay between Nathan Singer’s baritone growl and LaTanya Foster’s soaring lilt.
The result is earthy and ethereal, haunting and atmospheric, summoning up the ghosts of blues past before it was the blues–a moan through the trees and swamps, wailing heartbreak, revenge, and revolution. 
This event will have a limit on the number of participants and will follow all current Covid protocols (contact MRL for the most current procedures). Advance registration is not required but is available to save your seat at MRL.
Free Tax Preparation at MRL
Now – April 15, 2022
Call to make an appointment for the free tax service offered at MRL. Please no drop-ins for this service. Call 765-203-1788 to make an appointment.
Free Computer Classes at the library
Sign-up required.
For Tweens and Teens
#Digi-Lab (For ages 9-12)
April 12 | 4:00 pm | Bard Room at MRL
Hands-on STEM projects geared toward curious kids interested in science and technology.
For Kids
Kids for Sustainability (For Children 6-11 years old)
Saturday | April 15 and April 16 and April 23 | 3:00 – 3:45 pm | In Youth Services at MRL
Hands-on Activity Stations
In this program, we educate Richmond’s youth through fun and interactive activities, such as recycling dos and don’ts, composting basics, and energy conservation. Our Kids for Sustainability program is perfect for ages 6-10. Kids can attend one or both of our two separate programs on April 16th and April 23rd from 3-3:45 pm. This program is designed and implemented by the Youth Climate Action Team.
Toddler Time is Back! (For Children 0-5 years old)
Wednesdays at MRL | 10:00 – 10:30 am | In Youth Services
Stories and rhymes for toddlers and preschoolers.
Virtual Programs for Children
Please join for access to the video links.