Bestsellers and Award Winners
Easy catalog access to the Library's bestselling and award-winning books and materials.
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Books by Mail
The Library offers Books by Mail services to homebound patrons. This service includes audiobooks, music CDs and nonfiction DVDs, as well as regular and large print books. Just review our Books by Mail policies, fill out and sign the application, and mail it back to the Library. Once the application is approved, a Library staff member will contact the homebound patron to start services. Call Tamara Golubski at 972-744-4393 for information.
Richardson Public Library offers computer classes each month. Topics include Introduction to the Internet, Intermediate Internet, Job Searching, an Introduction to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Other classes include introductions to online applications like Pinterest, Instagram, Skype, and Facebook, as well as beginner and intermediate classes in 3D printing.
Dewey Knit? is the Library’s knitting group--everyone is welcome to join regardless of ability.
One of the Library's book discussion groups, BOOKbabble, offers morning or evening meeting times, and showcases the best in literary fiction, memoir and biography. Another book club, REAL Reads, focuses their discussion on a variety of biography and nonfiction selections. Richardson Library's longest-running book club, First Wednesday Book Club, features monthly speakers discussing popular literature, and the Library's newest book club, Romantic Interludes, is tailor-made for Romance readers!
The Richardson Historical & Genealogical Society meets every month to talk about a variety of genealogical topics.
In addition to regularly-scheduled clubs and computer classes, Richardson Public Library offers special events to educate and entertain adults. Past topics have included the Richardson Reads One Book program, art and photography shows, adult storytelling, 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 Event Calendar for a list of upcoming events.
Tax Forms and Information
IRS forms for the current tax year are available in the Reference Department. AARP-trained tax preparation assistance is available during tax season.