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Computer Classes Resume in October.

For teens AND adults! Gather a team or join a new one and use your wits to solve clues and escape the witch's spell. Registration required.

Sign up by clicking on the event in the calendar listed at the top of this page or call 765-914-2569 to save your place in one of four time-slots: 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, or 6:30. Each slot is limited to 8 participants.

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Digital Computer Fix
October 13 and November 8 | 2:30 - 5:30pm

From basic functions to troubleshooting and connectivity, these free sessions are designed for all ages. Bring your questions and get help with things like: navigating your mobile device, using social media, WiFi connections, transferring photos, and understanding “the Cloud”.

Cost: FREE but you must make a reservation for this service. Call the Innovation Center for details and scheduling. (765) 962-8151 or email

Art Open House at MRL

The Richmond Art Museum continues to illuminate the vibrant art culture while the museum undergoes a major renovation. RAM on the Road: Bringing Art to Public Spaces is an opportunity to display selections from the permanent collection in a variety of public buildings throughout Wayne County.

RAM has sprinkled over 70 fine art pieces throughout Morrisson-Reeves Library. The community is invited to an open house at the library on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:00 - 6:30pm with comments from RAM executive director, Shaun Dingwerth at 5:30pm.

Enjoy music and refreshments as you tour through some of the newly renovated library spaces and enjoy the RAM paintings, ceramics and textiles. This event is free and open to the public.

RAM on the Road will be on display through early 2018.


Free Natural Wellness Workshop offered at MRL

Winter Wellness
Tuesday | November, 14 | 6:30pm | Bard Room

Make and take home products available. This class is led by naturalist and essential oils enthusiasts, Hannah McMichaels and Heather Ballin. This event is free and open to the public.

Workshops are free and open to the public.

Adulting 101

Beginning in August and running through May 2018, MRL will offer a series of monthly workshops for teens.Each month, we’ll focus on developing a skill or quality supportive of teens and young people moving more confidently into adult life. For ages 16 - 24 years old.

Need more details?
Contact Beth Anne Darr at MRL


October 14, 2017 What to Do with Your Dead Presidents: Basic Financial Literacy | 2PM
Presenter: Taria Gray, Natco Credit Union

November 11, 2017: Bro, Do You Even Sit? Meditation Techniques to Help You Keep It Together | 2PM
Presenter: Meghan Alexander, mindfulness educator

December 9, 2017: Better Than Ramen: Eating Healthy on the Cheap.
Presenter: MRL Staff.

January 13, 2018: You Better Think: Critical Thinking and the Media
Presenter: Professor Ange Cooksey, director of philosophy program, IUE

More classes to follow.

Join in the Conversation!
Book Club Sessions will meet in the Conference Room in the Lower Level 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: October 18, 2017 at 6pm
Title: The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf
Book Available: September 20

Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana, at the crossroads of bad polyester and Islamic dress codes. Along with her brother Eyad and her African-American friends, Hakim and Hanifa, she bikes the Indianapolis streets exploring the fault-lines between “Muslim” and “American.”

When her picture-perfect marriage goes sour, Khadra flees to Syria and learns how to pray again. On returning to America she works in an eastern state — taking care to stay away from Indiana, where the murder of her friend Tayiba's sister by Klan violence years before still haunts her. But when her job sends her to cover a national Islamic conference in Indianapolis, she's back on familiar ground: Attending a concert by her brother's interfaith band The Clash of Civilizations, dodging questions from the “aunties” and “uncles,” and running into the recently divorced Hakim everywhere.

Beautifully written and featuring an exuberant cast of characters, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf charts the spiritual and social landscape of Muslims in middle America, from five daily prayers to the Indy 500 car race. It is a riveting debut from an important new voice.

Book Discussion: November 15, 2017 at 11am
Title: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
Book Available: October 18

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington, D.C., to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.

David Baldacci's THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief...and shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.

Anime Club for Teens
The second Wednesday of the month at 5:00PM
Do you love Anime? Come to the Anime club for crafts, movies and SNACKS!

Storytimes for Kids

Storytimes run from January - May and September - December.
(no storytimes June - Mid August)
No registration is required to attend. This is a free program.

Wigglers (0-24 months) -Tuesdays at 10:00 am
This program runs Mid August through May
Build a love of reading and develop social skills. Lasts around 20-30 minutes!

Alphabet Adventures (2-5 year olds) - Wednesdays at 10:00am
This program runs Mid August through May
Talk! Sing! Paint! Play! Listen to a story! Learn about the alphabet and more. Join Ms. Nancy - It's an adventure! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Evening Storytime (3-5 yrs) - Thursdays at 5:30 pm
This program runs Mid August through May
A hands-on creative discovery of books, crafts, and fun. Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Music and Movement (2-5 year olds) - Thursdays at 10 am
This program runs Mid August through May
Enhance reading readiness and physical literacy with stories, music, and more! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!


Cooperative Craft Time
Saturdays in September at 1 pm
Children’s Program Room

Fun for the whole family. This quarter's crafts will be geared toward creating a chandelier to hang in the library, by finger knitting. It will take 4-5 sessions to complete, but you are free to join at anytime!

Elementary Events

Puppy Tales (ages 6+)
First Tuesday of the month, 11/7 and 12/5, 5:30 pm

Have a reluctant reader? Sign up to read to certified therapy dogs with our program Puppy Tales. Children will have the opportunity to spend time with an attentive pooch... they’re all ears. Registration required. Register at: or call MRL.

Art (ages 6+)
Tuesday, 10/24 and 11/28, 5:30
Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Explore art and create your own unique piece of art to take home.

S.T.E.M (ages 6+)
Every Thursday, 5:30
Investigate science, technology, engineering, and math topics with fun hands-on learning activities, brought to you by 4-H and Purdue.

Fun for Tweens (9- 12 years old)


Sessions are offered the last Wednesday of each month.

2017 Schedule:

  • July 26 - This service is cancelled.
  • Aug. 30 - This service is cancelled.
  • Sept. 27 - This service is cancelled.
  • Nov. 29 -This service is cancelled.
  • Dec. 27 (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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