Programs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:30pm

Storyteller Joe Theroux will be reaching deep into the library shelves and dusting off a variety of strange and forgotten tales.  Join us for the Story Laboratory where we cook up new classics out of the old! Great for ages 4 and up. Please register.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 1:00pm

We provide pads and pencils, though you may also bring your own gear. Come to share your creativity, get drawing prompts, resources for artists, or just hang out and have fun! No experience necessary. After this meeting, Teen Drawing Club will be on hiatus for the summer.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 3:00pm

Up, Up and Away! — This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex generators and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air. This program is for ages 5 and up. Please register.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:30pm

Come and learn about the chickens that are raised on Casey Farm. Participants will get to touch and hold a variety of eggs and some chicks too! Please register.


Casey Farm will be leaving us with some eggs to hatch. The eggs will begin to hatch after 21 days of being slowly rotated in an incubator. We will keep the chicks for about a week before they must be returned to Casey Farm. Please stop by the Young Readers’ Desk to check the eggs and chicks out.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:30pm

Eva never really wanted to be a mother— and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him. Books are available; please register. On May 28th we’ll discuss Persuasion by Jane Austen.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This Minecraft session will focus on creative multiplayer mode! We have room for a limited number of kids, so please sign up in advance.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to support and promote the library. Members of the Friends and the public are invited to join us for coffee, dessert, a brief business meeting and an engaging presentation by author Maria Mutch.
Guest Speaker--Rhode Island Voices: Maria Mutch
Night Stories: Antarctica and Autism
Learn about Admiral Richard Byrd’s second expedition to the Ice (1933-35), which he barely survived, and how his incredible adventure gave strength to a writer decades later when her son with autism, who had stopped speaking, also stopped sleeping. This combined story is the heart of Maria Mutch’s memoir Know the Night, published by Simon & Schuster. Know the Night is a nonfiction finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards 2014, and was chosen by Oprah.com as a “Memoir Too Powerful to Put Down.” Mutch is a resident of North Kingstown. Registration requested.

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.

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