Pushing the Limits is Here!

A fun new way to introduce S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to older adults by way of a “book club”. Please read the description below for more information.

Pushing the Limits is a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program designed for older Adults.  During this program, adults will read books that pertain to certain themes as related to S.T.E.M. over the course of several months.  This year’s themes are: Tradition, Transformation, Motion and Heritage.  Sign-up begins on August 26th and will run through September 9th.  On September 10th, registrants may pick up the first book, “Friday Night Lights”, by H.G. Bissinger.  Our 1st meeting is tentatively set for Thursday, October 17th at 6 PM in the Community Event Room of The Richards Library.  All meetings should last no more than 1 hour.  To register, call The Richards Library at 518-623-3011 or stop by in person.  For additional information, call the library at the aforementioned phone number and ask for Mike Sullivan.  This is a fun and informative program and we hope you will join us, meet new people and share your ideas and opinions! 

Kids Program Canceled

The Sculpting for Kids program, on Thursday, August 22nd at 2 PM has been CANCELED. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks to all!

Reptile Adventure Children’s Program, Mon., Aug. 19th

ATTENTION! We have slated a NEW Children’s Program for THIS Monday, August 19th at 2 PM. We will be having Jessica Shea presenting her “Reptile Adventure” which includes lizards, snakes and a few surprises. This is interactive and everyone will be able to handle the animals under Jessica’s supervision. A very fun time!!! Stop by or call 518-623-3011 to register. As always a parent/guardian MUST accompany the children!!

Cancellation of Programs

The Exotic Animal program and Acrylic Painting for Adults with Casey Beal has been canceled. We are looking to get another program with animals scheduled as quickly as possible and the painting class will hopefully happen this fall. Please watch our Facebook page or our web page at
www.therichardslibrary.com for further annoucements…thank you!

Info About the 2020 Census

Ensuring that people have accurate information about the 2020 Census will be critical in the wake of concerns about a possible citizenship question.

  • The 2020 Census will not ask respondents about their citizenship.
  • Filling out the census form is important and safe. A complete count is vital to ensuring political representation, and federal funding is properly allocated based on all the people who live in our cities and towns. Communities that are undercounted are disadvantaged both economically and politically.
  • US law provides strong confidentiality protections and safeguards for census responses. The law prohibits the US Census Bureau from sharing personal census responses with any other government agency, court of law, or private entity for any purpose, including law enforcement. Census Bureau staff who have access to personal information are sworn for life to protect confidentiality. They are subject to a $250,000 fine and/or up to five years in federal prison for wrongful disclosure of information.
  • The Census Bureau will never ask for a bank or credit card number, Social Security number, a payment, or donation. People can check if they have questions about mail, email, phone calls, or visits that claim to come from the Census Bureau.

Red Cross Blood Drive Reminder

REMINDER: The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive at the Richards Library on Friday, July 5th from 11 AM-4 PM. All Types are needed but especially O POS & O NEG. To Register, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to: redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: RICHARDLIBNY.
Thank you for giving the gift of life!!

Access to Ancestry.com @ the Library!