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

Sign-up Online (Register by clicking on the class in the calendar listed at the top of this webpage) or call us to reserve your space in the class. 966-8291.
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Book Talk and Signing

February 9th
6:30PM in Tiffany reading Rood in the Upper Lobby

Mary Lou Griffey, executive director of the Richmond High School Alumni Association, and Duane Hodgin, RHS class of 1962, will present their book that covers the 150 year history of Richmond and Morton High Schools. Included in the three hundred page book are over 170 facts, 970 pictures, and 192 memories shared by alumni from the 1930s to the present.

Do you know why the school colors are red and white? Why they are called the “Red Devils?” Learn about the rest of the stories.

Book signing to follow event. The authors will present their book with a book talk starting at 6:30pm followed by a signing event at 7:00pm in the Tiffany Reading Room.
All proceeds benefit the Richmond High School Alumni Association.

Join us as we video stream a full day of the annual TED conference. MRL was selected as one of only 40 libraries worldwide streaming the conference. Drop in anytime during the event. Contact Jenie at MRL if you have a group of 10 or more attending any of the sessions.

Dreams Matter. And TED2016 will be dedicated to the greatest dreams we are capable of dreaming. It will be a week to stare hard at humanity’s toughest challenges, to listen to our greatest thinkers, artists and storytellers. A week to stir the blood.

Sarah Morey, MRL’s Technical Services Manager was instrumental in bringing this event to MRL and has this to say about TED2016, “As a longtime fan of all things TED I am so excited about this opportunity. People pay $8500 for the annual TED conference and it usually sells out almost immediately. This chance to give our community an entire day of the conference for free is HUGE! The talks are restricted to 18 minutes which means that people can drop by for a quick visit or stay all day at the library.”

Print the event flyer | Press release


    Outside the Box
    9:30AM - 11:15AM

    Featured Speakers:

    • Alex Kipman, Inventor
    • Michael Sng, Toy Designer|
    • Arthur Brooks, Social Scientist, author
    • Lidia Yukanvitch, Author
    • Adam Foss, Juvenile Justice Reformer
    • John Legend, Singer, Musician, Composer

    The Dreams that Define Us
    12:45PM - 2:15PM

    Featured Speakers:

    • Mariano Sigman, Neuroscientist
    • Siyanda Mohutswia, Writer, Satirist
    • Linsey Pollak, Musician, Instrument maker, Composer
    • Judit Polgár, Chess Grandmaster
    • Kang Lee, Developmental Researcher
    • Angélica Dass, Artist and Photographer

    Fantasists and Catalysts
    3:15PM - 5:00PM

    Featured Speakers:

    • Alice Rawsthorn, Design Critic
    • Uri Hasson, Neuroscientist
    • El Vy, Musical Group
    • Chris Milk, Immersive Storyteller
    • Alex Kipman, Inventor
    • Monica Byrne, Author and Playwright

This event is free and open to the public. Schedule Subject to Change.

Join in the Conversation!

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: February 17, 2016 in the Brown Room
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Title: Bee Season
Author: Myla Goldberg
Registration Begins: January 15th, 2016

Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact father, Saul, absorbed in his study of Jewish mysticism; her brother, Aaron, the vessel of his father's spiritual ambitions; and her brilliant but distant lawyer-mom, Miriam. But when Eliza sweeps her school and district spelling bees in quick succession, Saul takes it as a sign that she is destined for greatness. In this altered reality, Saul inducts her into his hallowed study and lavishes upon her the attention previously reserved for Aaron, who in his displacement embarks upon a lone quest for spiritual fulfillment. When Miriam's secret life triggers a familial explosion, it is Eliza who must order the chaos.

See the Event Flyer

Latino Americans 500 Years of History
Film Festival, Discussion and Refreshments
February 9 and March 8, 2016

Join us as we partner with IU East for the film series that runs through March 2016.
All films start at 5:30pm and are free and open to the public. Please note the location for the events. Some films will be shown at MRL and others will be shown at IU East.

Event Flyer | IU East outlines the series | For info:

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 and 5:30 pm
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!

Adventurers storytime (4-5 yrs) - Thursdays at 10:30 am
This program runs September through May
Join Miss Kathy for a fun time of reading, crafts, and music! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Sessions are offered the last Wednesday of each month.

2016 Schedule:

  • Jan. 27
  • Feb. 24
  • March 30
  • April 27 (Annual Book Sale - No Legal Aid on this day.)
  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • Aug. 31
  • Sept. 28
  • Oct. 26
  • Nov. 30
  • Dec. 28 (Holiday Break - No Legal Aid on this day.)

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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Richmond, IN 47374-3079
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