Programs

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:30pm

Participants of all ages are invited to learn about raising chickens in the backyard. Heidi Wright, Program Coordinator with the URI Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program will discuss the basic needs of the flock including housing options, feeding, flock health and productivity, breeds, starting a flock, marketing eggs and so much more! Heidi is a North Kingstown native who has been raising chickens since she was 10 years old.  Please register.

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Join us for a relaxed hour of reading – bring whatever you’d like, and discuss it afterward with our other readers. Our reader’s hour is a great way to learn about authors and books you might not necessarily have come across otherwise! Please register.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 6:30pm

Massive numbers of migrants, many of them children, have been streaming across the southern border of the US. This discussion will focus on the issues behind the migration from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. With Jim Buxton, political science instructor at URI and Salve Regina. Please register.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Sally Field plays the title role in this romantic comedy-drama. With help from her best friend's granddaughter, a smitten woman concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker in her office. Also starring Tyne Daly, Max Greenfield and Isabella Acres. R, 95 min, 2015. Please register.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for snacks and a discussion of Stephen King’s epic apocalyptic novel. Books available at the library.
Please register.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

In his book, Relentless Pursuit: The Untold Story of the U.S. 5th Air Force's 39th Fighter Squadron, author Ken Dooley relates the story of the capture and horrific death of Rhode Island native 2d Lt Robert Thorpe in 1944 and the subsequent trials of the Japanese soldiers for war crimes. Dooley also tells the more encompassing story of the 39th Fighter Squadron activities and sacrifices in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Please register for this engaging though sobering discussion though with the author.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Starting in September the library will again start offering computer classes. We’ll start off with Microsoft Word 2016 on Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm. This class meets for three sessions. Each participant should be familiar with a computer and its keyboard and mouse. The goal of this series of classes is to give participants enough familiarity to use Word comfortably and skillfully. Space is limited and registration is required.

Thursdays from 6:30-7:30, September 15, 29 and October 6.

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Read, cook, eat and discuss! This month we will be cooking from the cookbooks of Yotam Ottolenghi. We have copies of Jerusalem, Plenty and Plenty More or you can use an recipe you find online.Please register and let us know what you are bringing; call 294-3306 or email edonovan@ nklibrary.org. Bring your dish on the night of the meeting and join in our potluck meal and book discussion! Attendees MUST bring a dish. Cookbooks are available at the Circulation Desk.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

This year our author centered book club will focus on Chris Bohjalian, a widely lauded literary author. We’ll kick start our focus with his novel Midwives, an exploration of guilt and drama in a rural Vermont community. Books available at the library. Please register.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

This 90-minute program developed by AARP in partnership with leading experts, is a new way of dreaming, exploring, and deciding what’s next in your life. Life Reimagined introduces a step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real. Bring your ideas and your questions for an evening of lively discussion. Presented by Nora Hall and Patricia Raskin.
Please register. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

Join us for snacks and a discussion of Amy Tan’s multi-generational novel about the bonds between mothers and daughters. Books available at the library. Please register.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Actor, director, writer, former North Kingstown resident, and Mixed Magic Theater founder, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley believes there can be no effective dialog on race unless we all see each other as people. His play Reflections, premiered at MMT in March, aims to be a talking point in that dialog. In the one-hour play Pitts-Wiley and four other actors perform vignettes from Motown, the Vietnam War and race riots. They portray athletes, musicians and every day men. They address stereotypes and they recite the seven rules of police engagement. Thanks to funding by the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library, the NKFL is presenting Reflections in a special Saturday night performance. Space is limited so please register to ensure a seat. Stay for the post-performance talkback on this timely and very important topic.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:30pm

Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 to 1
Come in for some one-on-one help with downloading e-books and audio books. Be sure to bring your devices and cords, library card number and your Apple, Adobe or Amazon account passwords. No registration required.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:30pm

What are champion trees? In this program, sponsored by the Land Conservancy of North Kingstown, John Campanini, Technical Advisor at the Rhode Island Tree Council, will tell us about the Council and their Champion Trees of Rhode Island Registry. Campanini directs the Tree Council’s educational programs including the Tree Steward’s Course in which he teaches proper techniques for planting, pruning and caring for trees and shrubs.
Become a tree champion! Please register.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:00pm

Tom Hanks stars as Alan Clay, a washed-up corporate businessman, who goes to Saudi Arabia prior to the Arab Spring in 2010 to sell a holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government. Comedy-drama based on the book by Dave Eggers. R, 98 min, 2016. Please register.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm

Learn how to protect yourself against identity theft and what to do if you are a victim. With William Bianchi, Manager at the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority. Please register.

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