Monday, October 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

A widow (Blythe Danner) feels discouraged after reentering the dating scene, until she meets two very different men and forges relationships with both of them. PG-13, 95 min. 2015 Please register.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:30pm

Long-time mineral collector Bruce Luscombe will share his slides of the many kinds of crystals. Come learn about “flowers of stone” and examine crystals up close. Please register for this fun and informative program.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:15 P.M.
October 13, 20, 27

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Bester imagines a future where people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought & where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with hit men. The Stars My Destination is a classic of technological prophecy by a master of science fiction.
Books will be available; please register.
November pick: Neuromancer by William Gibson

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

Join us for an hour of silent and relaxing reading (read anything you’d like!) in our coziest chairs. Optional: stay afterwards for a brief discussion to hear what others are reading. Please register. Meet by the fiction paperbacks. Next meeting: Saturday, November 14th

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

October 19 - 31

Supplies will be available at the craft table in the Young Reader’s Department to make a spooky craft.

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 6:30pm

We’re starting off our book club with a creepy read to match the season! So don’t forget your cocoa and blanket while you snuggle up with this one, then come and discuss it over snacks in the clearly zombie-proof library. Copies of the book will be held at the circulation desk for those who register in advance.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:15 P.M.
October 20, 27

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

A gripping vision of our society overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful novels of our time. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Books will be available; please register. November pick: Cat’s Eye

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 5:30pm

Forcibly removed from their village by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom. This is the Palestinian story told through four generations of a single family. Books will be available; please register.
November pick: Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Come see hilarious improvised comedy featuring a mix of made-up musical numbers as well as the kind of game you might see on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Be prepared to laugh—when everything is made up on the spot, anything can happen! For teens and adults. Please register starting October 1st.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:30am

Saturday, October 24 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Come in for some one-on-one help with downloading e-books. Be sure to bring your devices and cords, library card number and your Apple, Adobe  or Amazon account passwords. No registration required.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

Learn the art and science of giant soap bubbles created by Keith Michael Johnson. Great for the whole family. Please register starting October 1st.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Special Gala Celebration and Open House
Sunday October 25 1:30-4:30 P.M.

Exhibit and Refreshments
Join us as we celebrate both the 60th Anniversary of the Friends of the Library and the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the North Kingstown Free Library at its present location on Boone Street.

2:00 P.M.
Presentation of The North Kingstown Free Library: A Book of Memories and Clippings
by the Staff of the NKFL Past and Present

2:30 P.M.
Presentation of North Kingstown Free Library: The First 116 Years
A film by Elizabeth Donovan and Eugene Santos

3:00-4:00 P.M.
Free Concert: The Aristocats
Lloyd Kaplan leads this accomplished quartet playing favorites from the great American songbook—Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers—in a swing and Dixieland style. Guest vocalist George Leonard.

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 1:30pm

Mondays 1:30-3:00 P.M.
October 26, November 2, 16

Class size is limited and registration is required. Participants should attend all three one–hour sessions.

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 6:30pm

6:30-8:00 P.M.
Come design your own creepy cupcakes and win candy prizes, all while enjoying Halloween snacks and listening to spooky tunes! Don’t forget to bring a container to take your cupcakes home in! Please register.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:15 P.M.
October 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:30pm

Are you ready to overcome your habitual and emotional eating? Barbara Holtzman, MSW, will discuss how to get off the diet/binge yo-yo by understanding your eating issues and finding your natural body weight. Barbara is a psychotherapist and lifestyle coach and is the author of Conscious Eating, Conscious Living. Please register.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

6:00-7:30 P.M.
Learn how to use this popular photo editing software. Registration necessary.

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 1:30pm

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy a spooky movie with your family and friends. Treats will be provided. Registration begins Monday, October 5.
For children and families.

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

This unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys, is directed by Bill Pohlad and stars Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks. Set against the era- defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. PG-13, 121 min. 2015. Please register.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

Rose Weaver, Rhode Island icon, will share stories about her remarkable life on the stage here and in LA in this exciting talk. Please register.
This program is part of "Stages of Freedom: Black Performing Arts in Rhode Island," funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and sponsored by Opera Providence and The Pell Humanities Initiative.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:00am

Friday, November 6
10-11:00 AM OR 11:00 AM-Noon

Please sign up in advance for one of two time slots to come play Minecraft at the library! This month we will be playing in survival mode so sharpen your swords and buff your armor!

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

We will discuss this 2016 RITBA-nominated riveting read about adventure and mystery in our very own little state of Rhode Island. There will be snacks, but alas, no oysters. We’re not that fancy. Copies of the book will be held at the circulation desk for those who register in advance.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

6:00-7:30 P.M.
November 12 & 19
A two-session class, participants should plan to attend both sessions. Please register.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Jay Primiano presents the story behind “Swim That Rock,” the YA novel by Jay Primiano and John Rocco. The two authors worked collaboratively to create a realistic fiction adventure like those they loved to read as young men growing up on Narragansett Bay. Jay will explore the roots of “Swim That Rock” and will present young and old authors alike with the tools to effectively explore their own characters and stories. Primiano will bring an array of local fishermen’s and Quahogging tools and will present in traditional fishing attire including his favorite fishing hat. Attendees will be transported to the year 1982, when “Swim That Rock” is set: during the gold-rush of clam digging. A question and answer session will follow the program. Please register.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 2:00pm

Calling all Local Authors!
Saturday December 5 2:00 P.M.

Open to all Rhode Island authors who have published a book in the last year. Books may be self-published. Must be registered by November 19th to be included as an author in this event. Please call Elizabeth Donovan at 294-3306, x6102.

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