Throughout 2014, celebrate with us the
90th Anniversary of Richmond Memorial Library!
April celebrates the 50s!
- First modern credit card introduced
- First organ transplant
- First "Peanuts" cartoon strip
- Color TV introduced
- Car seat belt introduced
- Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen at age 25
- DNA discovered
- Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile
- Disneyland opens
- McDonald's Corp founded
- Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus
- Elvis gyrates on the Ed Sullivan Show
- TV remote control invented
- Velcro introduced
- Dr Seuss publishes The Cat in the Hat
- Hula Hoops become popular
- LEGO Toy bricks first introduced
- NASA founded
- Peace symbol created
- The Sound of Music opens on Broadway
- Average Salary: $2,992
- Cost of a loaf of bread: $0.14
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Stop in and pick up an entry form for our Charlotte's Web Reading Challenge for kids! Read 5 books at your level in the month of April (fiction, non-fiction, even easy readers! However, 5 picture books = 1 book) Complete the challenge and be entered into our prize drawing for 1 of 3 prize packs! And watch for updates on our live pig event in May.
Check out these awesome products with our
hand-doodled anniversary logo on them!
A small portion of each sale goes to RML.
Each month, we'll celebrate a decade we've seen together.
Check our Events page for more details.
Here is an overview:
|January||1920s||The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
|February||1930s||The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
|March||1940s||The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
by E.B. White
|May||1960s||In Cold Blood
by Truman Capote
|June||1970s||Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach
|July||1980s||Bonfire of the Vanities
by Tom Wolfe
|August||(break)||(Psst! Summer reading!)|
|September||1990s||Nightmares and Dreamscapes
by Stephen King (short stories)
|October||2000s||The Kite Runner
by Khalid Hosseini