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SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY 

In addition to regularly-scheduled clubs and computer classes, Richardson Public Library offers special events to educate and entertain adults.  Past topics have included  art and photography shows, adult storytelling, the Richardson Reads One Book program, and special lectures on history and genealogy.  In addition, the annual Friends of the Richardson Library book sale is held twice each year.  Check our Calendar of Events for a list of upcoming happenings.


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3D DESIGN & PRINTING CLASS - BEGINNER LEVEL

Intro to TinkerCAD:  Set up an account, use basic geometric shapes and export 3D models to print on the Library's 3D printer.

Friday, January 24
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
BASEMENT TRAINING ROOM

For ages 13 and older; Laptops provided.
REGISTRATION and a VALID RICHARDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED.  Call 972-744-4359 to register starting December 26.


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Learn to edit videos, adding effects, transitions, titles and more.

Saturday, January 25
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BASEMENT TRAINING ROOM

For ADULTS and TEENS; Laptops provided, or bring your own.
REGISTRATION and a VALID RICHARDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED.  Call 972-744-4359 to register starting December 26.


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In Tanzania and the Serengeti - Presented by Dr. Frank Allen
See exotic animals, all from the comfort of your chair.  Dr. Allen will provide his first-hand tips for making a trip to East Africa.

Tuesday, January 28
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
BASEMENT PROGRAM ROOM

For ADULTS and TEENS; registration not required.
You are welcome to bring your lunch.
Call 972-744-4376 for more information.


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PRIVATE JEFF MORGAN TUCKER: FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN CASUALTY FROM COLLIN COUNTY IN WWI

Presented by Kristen Spalding, Collin County Historical Society Volunteer

Kristen Spalding will share her findings of Private Tucker, his unmarked grave, and his fellow African-American doughboys.

Tuesday, February 11
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BASEMENT PROGRAM ROOM

For ADULTS and TEENS; Registration not required.
Call 972-744-4376 for more information.


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LUNCHTIME LECTURE

Elizabeth Ellis, STORYTELLER

Hear stories that deliver down-home wisdom and southern style with hilarity and honesty. 

Wednesday, February 12
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BASEMENT PROGRAM ROOM

For ADULTS and TEENS; Registration not required.
You are welcome to bring your lunch.
Call 972-744-7376 for more information.


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3D DESIGN & PRINTING CLASS - ADVANCED LEVEL

Build on your 3D design skills: Create unique reusable shapes, learn time-saving shortcuts, and explore how to export/import resources.

Saturday, February 15
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

BASEMENT TRAINING ROOM

For ages 13 and older; laptops provided.
REGISTRATION and a VALID RICHARDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED.
Call 972-744-4359 to register starting January 25.


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THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Presented by Esther Malone, Storyteller

Imagine that you are experiencing the explosion of music, dance, theatre, and literary arts from the Harlem Renaissance.  Who would you see?  What would you hear?  What was so special about the Harlem Renaissance that makes us celebrate it still today?  Experience and learn about an extraordinary time in American history with Storyteller Esther Malone, as she takes us back through her stories.

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BASEMENT PROGRAM ROOM

For ADULTS and TEENS; Registration not required.
Call 972-744-4376 for information.


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Intro to TinkerCAD:  Set up an account, use basic geometric shapes and export 3D models to print on the Library's 3D printer.

Saturday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
BASEMENT TRAINING ROOM

For ages 13 and older; Laptops provided.
REGISTRATION and a VALID RICHARDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD REQUIRED.
Call 972-744-4359 to register starting February 25.