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Book Talk and Signing Event
with local authors, Susan King and Thomas Hamm

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
6:30pm in the Bard Room

The authors will present their book with a book talk starting at 6:30pm followed by a signing event at 7:00pm in the Bard Room.
Refreshments will be served.

Morrisson-Reeves Library’s archivist, Susan E. King and professor of history and archivist, at Earlham College, Thomas D. Hamm have collaborated and drawn from their institutions’ collections to create a photographic portrait of Richmond since its founding. The book is full of photos and stories from Richmond’s illustrious history.

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College in Richmond, where he has served on the faculty since 1987. He is the author of several books and a number of articles on Quaker history in which Richmond often features prominently. He received his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University in 1985.

A native of New Castle, Indiana, Hamm includes several early residents of the Richmond area among his ancestors. With his wife Mary Louise Reynolds he lives in the Dennis house on West Main Street, a National Register of Historic Places property.

Hamm has served as president of the Indiana Association of Historians and the Society of Indiana Archivists. He is currently vice president of the board of directors of the Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond.

Susan E. King has been the Archivist at Morrisson-Reeves Library in Richmond since 2002. She earned her Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in Public History from IUPUI in 2001. She is a past president of the board of directors of the Wayne County Historical Museum and is currently the secretary. She serves as a docent at the Museum and coordinates the annual Tales from the Departed program at Earlham Cemetery.

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MRL offers free computer classes. Registration for classes is required.

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Book Club Sessions will meet in the Brown Room on the specified dates listed. Books may be picked up at the Reference Desk beginning on the registration dates listed. Registration for this club is limited. Sign-up today! There is no charge for this event.

Book Discussion: August 20th in the Brown Room
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Title: Back When We Were Grownups
Author: Anne Tyler
Registration Begins: July 1st

Book Discussion: September 16th in the Brown Room
Time: 11:00am - 12:00om
Title: Positive
Author: Paige Rawls
Registration Begins: August 19th

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Board Game Saturdays at MRL
The first Saturday of each month
11am – 3pm
Bard Room

This program is open to ages 14 and up.
Drop in the library's Bard Room and play a tabletop game with friends or make new friends at the event.

Storytimes for Kids 2015

No registration is required to attend. This is a free program.

Wigglers (0-24 months) -Tuesdays at 10:30am
This program runs September through May
Come and discover the world of board books, stories, fingerplays and music! Lasts around 20-30 minutes!

Explorers (24-48 months) - Wednesdays at 10:30am
This program runs September through May
Join Ms. Nancy for stories, crafts, songs, and learning!
Explore your alphabet and more. Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Tummies and Tales (4-PreK) - Thursdays at 12:00pm
This program runs September through May
Come to this storytime and bring your lunch. There will be a snack provided each week. Join us for stories, games, songs, crafts, and more.Don’t miss each week’s new adventure! Lasts from 35-45 minutes!

Sessions are offered the last Wednesday of each month.

2015 Schedule:

  • July 29
  • August 26
  • September 30
  • October 28
  • November 25 (No Legal Service due to holiday)
  • December 30

Area residents are invited to engage in free 15-20 minute consultations regarding virtually any legal matter with an attorney.

*Service eligibility - you must have a household income less than 125% of the federal income poverty level meaning a household of 1 may make no more than $13,963 and a family of 4 may make $28,813 or less.

For more information, please call Indiana Legal Services at (317) 631-9410.







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