Programs

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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, October 31, 2016 - 8:30pm

October 11-31
Materials will be provided at the craft table, in the beginning reader area, to color a variety of spooky Halloween characters.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 P.M.
October 11, 18, 25 November 1

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us for a snacks and a discussion of Bujold’s classic sci-fi adventure! Books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please register. On November 1st we will discuss Uprooted by Naomi Novik, the beautiful and original fantasy novel which won the 2015 Nebula award. Let’s see what all the buzz is about!

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 - 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.

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.

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, October 31, 2016 - 8:30pm

Guess how many Halloween candies are in the jar. Two winners will be drawn based on who comes the closest without going over. They each will receive a special prize. Visit the Young Readers’ Desk for the contest form. This is for ages 3–16.

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Read, cook, eat and discuss! 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. This month's cookbook is Barefoot Contessa at Homeby Ina Garten. Cookbooks are available at the Circulation Desk.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 P.M.
October 18, 25 November 1

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.

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

2:00-4:00 P.M.

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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 P.M.
October 25, November 1

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:30pm

This year we are focusing on Chris Bohjalian, a widely lauded literary author. This month we will discuss Skeletons at the Feast, a poignant novel of the waning days of World War II. Books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please register.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Just in time for Halloween, members of Ocean State Paranormal, a not-for-profit paranormal research team, take a look at unexplained phenomena in Rhode Island, the United Kingdom and France. They’ll discuss the history of each site and then reveal the details of the “haunting”. Please register.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:30pm

Join us for snacks and a discussion of Márquez’s enduring tragicomedy of humankind, set in a mythical town and told through the lens of one family’s history. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 4:00pm

4:00-5:00 P.M.

We provide the Legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:30pm

Uprooted , the beautiful and original fantasy novel by Naomi Novik, won the 2015 Nebula award. Let's see what all the buzz is about!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

Many species of waterfowl take shelter from harsher northern climates right here on the shore of Academy Cove, directly behind the library, and in the marshes opposite the entrance to Boone St. Emily Westcott and Bill Carpenter were inspired to create this 1/2 hour film by their walks here and throughout Rhode Island. A slide presentation will introduce the many species found in the winter and will compare the variations in feeding, mating rituals and migratory patterns. Please register.

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, PG-13, 110min, 2016. Please register.

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