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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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Books, Movies, Music and More Sale

The Annual Book Sale is open to the general public!

Hours for the Sale Are:

Friends Preview Night - Members of the Friends Group can buy items before the sale opens to the public. Memberships may be purchased at the door.
Tuesday, April 22
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Public Book Sale Opens to the Public
Wednesday, April 23
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 24
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Half-Price Day
Friday, April 25
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

$3 Bag Day
Saturday, April 26
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Most items are $1 or less! 10,000 items for sale!

Stock up on your supply of winter reading! Donated material includes a wide range of fiction and non-fiction: books on biography, cooking, education, history, home and garden, self-help, social sciences and romance novels, mysteries, thrillers and much more. The stock of books will be replenished continuously.

Cash and Checks accepted. No Credit Cards.

Rainy Day Crafts
Saturday, April 26
Drop-in from 1 - 3 P.M.
Children’s Programming Room

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Film Series

6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Bard Room
In association with the Richmond Shakespeare Festival, we will have showings of classic and modern Shakespeare films with discussions to follow. All showings will be free and open to the public.

The dates for each individual film are as follows:
Tuesday, May 6 - Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Thursday, May 8 - Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Tuesday, May 13 - Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Thursday, May 15 - Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
Thursday, May 22 - Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Deborrah Wyndham with Ragtime Piano
Wednesday, May 21 at 6:00 P.M.
Bard Room
Deborrah Wyndham is a pianist/composer whose music spans many genres. Seen on FOX, NBC and ABC Chicago and with over 3,000 past performances, her music appeals to thousands of listeners from all over the world.

Children’s Summer Events
June 4 - July 9
Wednesdays at 4:30 P.M.
Bard Room

Discovering Geocaching - A Hi-tech Treasure Hunt
(For beginners and advanced players)
Saturday, June 14 at 9:30 A.M.
Bard Room
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using a GPS-enabled device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone. Players search for the geocache (a container hidden at a specific location) using the GPS coordinates for its hiding spot.

Our BIG Birthday Bash!
Wednesday, July 30
Afternoon Block Party

You’re invited to our BIG Birthday Bash!
We’re inviting everyone in the community to celebrate with us on our BIG Birthday!

No need to bring presents to this party!
We’re giving away goodie bags, door prizes and birthday cake. Plenty of activities for everyone including: chalk art, games, music, food and fun!

More details are being planned. Stay tuned for details!

Chanticleer Quartet Concert
Friday, August 1 at 2:00 P.M.
Bard Room
Enjoy the sounds of the Chanticleer quartet with special guest artist. The performers travel the world performing from New York to overseas. This musical event is sponsored by the Friends of MRL, US Bank and Pete & Joan Bartel with Raymond James.

Storytimes for Kids 2014

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

Wigglers (0-24 months) -Tuesdays at 10:30am
Join Ms. Madeline as we discover the world of board books, stories, fingerplays and music! Lasts around 20-30 minutes!

Explorers (24-48 months) - Wednesdays at 10:30am
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 12:00

Come to this storytime and bring your lunch. There will be a snack provided each week. Join
Ms. Laurie for stories, games, songs, crafts, and more.Don’t miss each week’s new adventure!
Lasts from 35-45 minutes!

Reading Fun! (Kindergartner - 3rd grade) -Thursdays at 4:00pm

Come and join Ms. Donna for some hilarious and awesome stories to restart your imagination after school! Look out for crafts and snacks. Lasts around 30-40 minutes!

Sessions for 2014:

  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 26, 2014 (NO SERVICE this Wednesday due to the holiday)
  • Dec. 31, 2014 (NO SERVICE this Wednesday due to the holiday)

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.

The Yarn Lovers Club
Offered the Second Saturday of the Month in Children's Services
10:00am – 11:30am

Calling all 5-13 year olds who know how to or want to learn how to knit, crochet, make friendship bracelets, or embroider/cross stitch! We have lots of supplies and books! Come and join us to work on your projects and make new friends!

Offered the Second Friday of Every Month
10:00am – 10:30am
and again at
10:45am – 11:15am
Children's Programming Room

This event is for 0-3 year olds and their caregivers! Musikgarten helps kids learn with music, and stimulates the language and learning centers of the brain! Kids love music, so let them learn! Join us the second Friday of every month for this program especially for our youngest bunch! It's also free! To learn more about Musikgarten and how it's beneficial, visit

Registration is not required.








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80 North 6th Street
Richmond, IN 47374-3079
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