Programs

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

The latter part of the life of English painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is depicted in this lush film in which the cinematography and landscape echo his paintings. Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson and Dorothy Atkinson. 2014, R, 149 min.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:30pm

Sailors from the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the USN, will present this special program as part of 2015 Navy Week. Dressed in 1812 period uniform, they will discuss the history of the ship from construction to how it was used in its heyday. Navy Week is designed to provide residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity.

May is Mental Health Month

The Duncan family founded the the Rainbow Fund in memory of their daughter, Cassandra Grace, who took her own life just before she turned 15 on December 26, 2005. It is the Duncan’s mission to help bring mental health issues to the forefront of our collective social awareness. Cindy Duncan will tell us what she has learned about suicide and mental illness. She will also update us on how this year's Rainbow Race (to be held on May 9th) went. Registration requested but not required.
For more information about the fund and the race: facebook.com/RainbowFund 

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Starring David Oyelowo, 2015, PG-13, 128 min.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

Edwin Jose ‘Eddie’ Soares (1913-1993), a lifelong resident of Fox Point, was a renowned Rhode Island jazz pianist. He performed solo and with numerous famous musicians, and for over thirty-five years with Tony Tomasso’s Jewels of Dixie. Sylvia Ann Soares will give an illustrated talk about his life, his ties to the Cape Verdean community and his music. The talk will be preceded by an audio recording of Eddie Soares performing. This project was funded by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Please register.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00am

More than 100 years ago when New Englanders began the transition from small family graveyards located on the family farm to large centrally located public cemeteries, landscape architects and designers envisioned the cemeteries they were planning as beautiful public places for peaceful contemplative introspection. Join Tim Cranston at North Kingstown’s most attractive public park and garden, the Quidnessett Cemetery on Post Road, and learn about the history of this beautiful place and some of the remarkable folks that “rest eternal” therein. We’ll meet in the parking lot behind the office at 6365 Post Rd. Registration is required!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us for a very special event as Mira Jacob makes a personal appearance at NKFL thanks to Robin Kall of Reading with Robin! Hear what the author herself has to say about her wildly popular book, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing. Please register.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

Learn the 10 questions we should ask ourselves when de-cluttering. Once we are de-cluttered, how to we stay that way? Come find out in this helpful and fun presentation by Kristin MacRae of Organizing in RI. Plus, tips for organizing and how not to be overwhelmed. Please register.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:30pm

Performers from the Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield will lead us through games and exercises designed to teach the fundamental philosophies behind improvising theater. According to CTC, improv training focuses on acknowledging that we all have a unique background and perspective, and then learning to trust that ideas that are "obvious" to us will seem "unique" or "clever" to others. There is no pressure to be "creative" or "funny", only freedom to trust our instincts, listen to one another, and build positive scenes in a no-pressure environment. Discover the joy of theater and have some fun! Please register to let us know you are coming.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 9:30am

Join Tim Cranston for this stroll through Wickford as he explains how many of the historical details of the village are woven together and account for the one of a kind place we all cherish today. Along the way we will stop and examine six of the “big picture” concepts that help shape Wickford’s history, including the extraordinary Washington Academy, the intriguing business enterprise that was the livestock drover’s turnpike known as the Ten Rod Rd, shipbuilding, and the impacts of transportation changes throughout the centuries. Registration opens June 1st and is required.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Lafayette Band will kick off the summer with their annual concert on the library lawn. Bring chairs, snacks and insect repellant. This event is weather dependent. In the event of rain it will be canceled.

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