CHECK OUT OUR PROGRAMS!
Registration is required for some of our in-person programs. Click on the registration details for each program listed below.
There is limited seating for each program. Masks and social distancing may be required.
Note for programs requiring registration.
We will fill vacancies from the waitlist and on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the program. Please arrive promptly to retain your registered spot.
ADULT & FAMILY Programs
Much Ado About Shakespeare: A Brown Box Library Workshop
July 27 | 6 pm | Bard Room | Registration Required
Are you in a complicated relationship with Shakespeare? Do you want to (re)define the relationship before you break up for good? Join Brown Box Theatre Project in an engaging, exciting exploration of Shakespeare’s words and worlds. Starting with collaborative relationship-building exercises, we will look at Much Ado About Nothing through its post-conflict scope. What happens when communities, like those in the script, begin to embrace non-traditional ways of thinking? Committed to curating a safe, accessible space for varying skill levels and interests, the workshop will be led by a teaching artist and human who enjoys theatre, Surrey Houlker.
Register for In-person attendance: (This is a free program) https://buytickets.at/richmondshakespearefestival/526923
Chanticleer String Quartet Summer Concert
July 30 | 2 pm | Upstairs Lobby and Tiffany Reading Room – Social distancing measures will be in place.
The 45th Annual Summer Concert at MRL will be a great one! Vivaldi’s Seasons will take us through the four seasons that we have weathered during the pandemic, and the Dvorak American Quartet is a joyful celebration of our being together again.
SPONSORED BY: THE FRIENDS OF MRL and Vista Investment Partners
YOUTH Summer Programs
Scroll through to see various age groups.
For Ages 2-6
Getting Crafty! Getting Ready!
Wednesdays | Grab-n-Go Kit | Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the YouTube link
This weekly series will help young children build skills needed for kindergarten with a series of videos and Grab-n-Go activities. Have fun crafting while developing the fine motor skills needed to button a shirt, tie a shoe lace, grasp a pencil or crayon, cut with age-appropriate scissors and type on a keyboard. As a preschooler, your child will begin to learn these readiness skills. So this summer, enjoy getting crafty with MRL as your child gets ready for school in the fall.
July 7 School Days!
July 14 Ready! Set Go!
June 10 | Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the Zoom links | 10 AM
Miss Kathy presents 4 fairytales in this Zoom puppet show.
Sing, Sing, Sing
Thursdays | Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the YouTube link
Miss Kathy introduces new songs and rhymes each week to go with our Tails and Tales theme.
For Ages 6-12
Harry Potter Magic and Science
Saturdays | June 24 – July 31 | Grab-n-Go Kit | Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the YouTube link
Sometimes science looks like magic. Try a new experiment each week.
For Ages 12-18
The Summer Programs have wrapped up for July.
Events for Youth Starting in September 2021
Wednesdays at 10:00 am | Broadcast Virtually | New session released every Wednesday.
For ages 2 – 8 years old
Talk! Sing! Paint! Play! Listen to a story! Learn about the alphabet and more. It’s an adventure! Each week also has an activity kit that can be picked up at the library. Please join www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the video links.
Fridays at 10:00 am | Broadcast Virtually | New session released every Friday.
For ages 2 – 8 years old
Miss Nancy reads stories on a theme, with a new story released each week. Please join www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the video links.
Let’s Tell a Story
Thursdays at 10:00 am | TBA | Broadcast LIVE
For ages 2 – 8 years old
Miss Kathy will tell a different story each week using magnetic props. The virtual program will be hosted on our Facebook group. Please join www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the video links.
New sessions being planned | TBA | Broadcast LIVE
For ages 6-12 years old
Each month we’ll read aloud one of our fabulous picture book biographies and learn more about people who have done amazing and important things. Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for the live stream.
New session every fourth Tuesday | at 4:00pm | Broadcast LIVE
For ages 8-12 years old
Once a month, join us for a new project. Materials will be available at the library for pick up one week ahead of time. Links to the Zoom space will be available on www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms.
Music and Movement
Thursdays | at 10:00am | Broadcast LIVE
For ages 0 – 5 years old
Enhance reading readiness and physical literacy with stories, music and more via Zoom. Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/mrlprograms for access to the Zoom links