Friday, July 18, 2014

Wrapping Up the Summer Programs

Summer Reading and the Cope Environmental Center's Get Outside and Play programs are officially over! But that doesn't mean all of our programs are! Don't forget that if you finished the Cope program that tonight, July 18, is the pool party at the Richmond Municpal Pool from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The library also is partnering with Cope for the August 2 Party in the Park from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This will be at Glenn Miller Park and we hope to see you there!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cope's "Coolest Things About Richmond" Summer Reading Program was a HIT!

Miss. Mary from the COPE Environmental Center was a a real treat last Wednesday. The viewers learned about some notable scientific events in the last 150 years in Richmond, and traveled way, way, way back in time...as far as BILLIONS of years in the past!! Check out some pics of the event below.

Miss. Mary asks for help from the audience to show elapsed time...



As the roll was unwound, Miss. Mary explained that each foot represents 1 million years!
 



Several children lug out the huge Byson hide!
 




The crowd is invited to touch and feel the Byson hide...



 Miss. Mary wrapped up the program by showcasing some more common hides from the present day, such skunk and fox hides.


Please join us, this Wednesday @ 4:30p in the Bard room, for our final on site summer reading program, BUBBLE WONDERS with Geoff Adkins!