Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
WWII drama that follows the incredible life of Louis "Louie" Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash—only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. 2014, PG-13, 138 min. Please register.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
Herbalist Brett Mayette will discuss the health benefits of eating wild plants and seaweeds. Learn about the abundance of edible weeds growing locally. Sample some of the delicious recipes he has put together incorporating these healthful foraged ingredients. Please register for this program. Only a few seats left.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
This is the first half of a two-part LoL tournament. The winning team will receive Riot Point gift cards! All Summoner levels are welcome, though participants must be ages 13 and up. Please register by calling 294-3306, so we know what kind of bracket to set up! Second part: Saturday, June 13th at 1PM.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
This craft is suitable for 6th graders and up, for beginners and for the advanced. We will provide materials, and examples of blackout poetry, just bring your creativity!
Sign up in the Young Readers' Dept. or call 294-3306, x5.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 6:30pm
Planning for retirement has changed; what's your next move? In this seminar, financial advisor Leslie Bannister Pierini will define retirement goals and outline strategies for reaching them. If you are just beginning to think about saving for retirement, are considering a readjustment in your plan or need some final stretch advice, join us for this everything-about-retirement-savings session. Lots of helpful tips and information will be shared. Please register and don't forget to bring your questions.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
Join Maggie, our fiction coordinator, for an hour of free reading of your choice. Then stay for discussion (optional), snacks and tea. Cozy chairs provided! Please register. Next meeting: July 11th at 2:00 P.M.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:30pm
Bruce DeSilva , award-winning crime novelist and former investigative reporter for the Providence Journal, is the final speaker in this year’s “Rhode Island Voices.” He will discuss his just-released fourth novel in the Mulligan series. The fictitious Liam Mulligan writes for the Providence Dispatch and the stories take place in Rhode Island. In A Scourge of Vipers, the state's colorful governor, Attila the Nun, wants to legalize sports gambling to solve the state’s budget crisis but her plan has unexpected consequences. Registration requested.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 5:30pm
When brain surgeon Thomas Eapen decides to cut short a visit to his mother’s home in India, he sets into motion a series of events that will forever haunt him and his wife, Kamala, and their children Akhil and Amina. Spanning India in the 70s to New Mexico in the 80s to Seattle in the 90s, a family wrestles with its future and its past. Join the TBC in a discussion of this well reviewed debut novel by Mira Jacob. Books are available; please register. (Please note date is one week earlier than usual)
Author Visit—Mira Jacob
Tuesday, June 9 @ 9:30 A.M.
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.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:30pm
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.