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.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Friends of the Library Special One-Time-Only Sale
10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Several dozen books of particular interest to book collectors have been culled from our donations. A selection of the books are from the early twentieth century.
A collection of newer, large-format poetry, art and literature books will also be included.
For a partial list of the books that will be available please click on the link below.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 2:00pm
One begins a poem for oneself and finishes it for the reader. Poetry is a form of communication and this class will focus on how a poem communicates in terms of clarity, structure, pacing and sound. Anton Chekhov wrote that talent was the ability to distinguish between the important and unimportant. As a class, we will consider what this means and how it may be achieved. Stephen Dobyns is the author of 14 books of poetry, 23 novels and two books on writing poetry. He has taught at several colleges and universities and is the recipient of numerous awards.
His latest book of poetry, The Day's Last Light Reddens the Leaves of the Copper Beech, has just been published by BOA Editions. Space in very limited in this 1 ½ hour class; registration is required.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Ever wonder how artists bring an eyewitness account to life with a simple charcoal sketch? Retired Police Captain and sketch artist Linda Eastman will create a "real" composite sketch of a volunteer “suspect” from the audience. While Linda is out of the room, the volunteer will “commit a crime” before the audience, and upon her return, the audience will be asked to provide a description. The “suspect” will return thirty to forty minutes later for the result reveal. It will be a fun and educational demonstration for all! Please register.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:30pm
Thursdays at 6:30 P.M., October 13, 20 and November 3
In this series of three, one-hour Excel 2016 classes you will learn the different ways to use Excel for home or work in a simple, effective approach. Participants must have basic computer skills and be able to attend all three sessions. Please register.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
Join us on our first Sunday opening for a unique and educational presentation of music and poetry from the days of sail. Sing along with the work songs, perform in a ‘fufu’ band and learn about the mechanical advantage of simple machines. This fun and highly interactive program will engage the whole family.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:30pm
The town of North Kingstown and the Groundwater Protection Committee are dedicated to protecting the drinking water of North Kingstown. Susan Licardi, Director of the North Kingstown Water Department and Tim Cranston, Water Quality Specialist, will present an overview of the issues involved in groundwater protection. Audience questions are encouraged and ample time will be given for them to be answered.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
Members of the Pawcatuck Valley Coin Club will give an overview of numismatics, the study or collection of coins, paper currency, and related objects. They will share their individual collections including Civil War coins and coin-like objects such as tokens and medals, classified as exonumia. After the presentation, members will be on hand to provide a history and approximate value of any items you might want to show them. Something of interest for the beginning hobbyist and the seasoned collector! For more information about the club: www.pawcatuckvalleycoinclub.com.