Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:00pm
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Starring Helen Mirren. 2015, PG-13, 109 min. Please register.
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Join our reader’s advisor, Maggie, for an hour of silent and relaxing reading (read anything you’d like!) in our coziest chairs. Stay afterwards for a brief discussion to hear what others are reading, or be on your merry way. Please register. New members welcomed & encouraged!
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
New members always welcomed! On the beautiful planet Pern, Land Holders and Craftsmen have traditionally tithed food and supplies to the dragonweyrs to which they are bound. In times past, the mighty telepathic dragons and their riders were the only protection from the dreaded Thread. But it has been over 400 years since the last Threadfall, and some people have come to doubt that the menace will ever strike again. Please register. October pick: The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:30pm
Isaac Ginis, Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus will talk about recent advancements in hurricane forecasting. He will also talk about a new project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that focuses on computer modeling of the hurricane risk in Rhode Island in the face of climate change. Please register to let us know you are coming.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
Shakespeare scholar Helen Whall of the College of the Holy Cross will continue our occasional Shakespeare Studies series with a discussion of the tragedy Julius Caesar. Trinity Rep will open its 52nd season with a presentation of the play (September 10-October 11). Copies of the play will be available at the Circulation Desk if you would like to read it in advance. Please register.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
Join in a discussion of Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
Each year we will focus on a different author, reading as much of the works and related works of that author as possible over the course of September through May. The 2015-2016 author is Margaret Atwood. Dickens, Kingsolver, Fitzgerald, Murakami, Austen, Didion & Proust are all being considered for future years! Please register. October pick: The Handmaid’s Tale (same author)
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:25pm
Starting in September the library will again start offering computer classes. We’ll start off with Microsoft Word on Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 pm. This class meets for three sessions with a fourth optional session to earn a digital certificate. 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 17, October 1, 8 and optionally October 15 to earn a digital certificate.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 6:30pm
Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt will introduce us to the fun of mushroom science, the amazing hobby of mushroom hunting in Rhode Island and the nutritional value and safe cooking of local mushrooms. Ryan is the author and photographer of Gourmet Mushrooms Of Rhode Island. This free program is sponsored by the Land Conservancy of North Kingstown. Please register to let us know you are coming.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 5:30pm
Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future. Please register.
October pick: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 9:30am
Saturday, September 26, 9:30 A.M.—1 P.M.
Too many students struggle to get good SAT scores and never realize there is another test to take. Here is a chance to take either of these tests and get your comparative results analyzed. This free, no obligation opportunity is sponsored by API Advisors (Academic Preparatory Institute); call 584-4120 for more information and to register.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 6:30pm
Would it surprise you to know that most of the truly old places in North Kingstown are not located in Wickford? Are you intrigued by the idea that, on average, North Kingstown, not Newport or Providence, has the largest collection of old buildings in the state? Join Town Historian Tim Cranston as he examines North Kingstown’s twenty oldest buildings, takes a look at what their locations say about settlement patterns in the beginnings of our community and compares and contrasts North Kingstown to other places in Rhode Island. Please register for this program.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
Are you having trouble making your mortgage payments? Do something before it is too late! South County Habitat for Humanity is hosting this free class. To register please call 213-6711, x300 or visit southcountyhabitat.org