Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:30pm
Participants should be familiar with a computer and the keyboard and mouse. The goal of this series of classes is to give participants enough familiarity to use Word comfortably and skillfully. Registration is required. Attendance at all three classes is recommended. These sessions are on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on September 4,11,and 18. Registration is required.
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
An ex-Marine finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he is torn between the two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. Starring Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver. PG-13, 162 minutes.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Boneshaker, a machine invented to mine through the Alaskan ice during the Klondike Gold Rush, goes awry on its first test run and unearths blight gas that turns anyone who breathes it into the living dead. Books will be available; please register.
October 15th: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
Helen Smith, Vice-President of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society and member of the North Kingstown Genealogical Society will lead this session on how to get started with researching your family history. She will highlight the resources in the South County Room (the local history room at the library) and the archived materials that are available by request. She will also briefly discuss two genealogical databases that the library provides: HeritageQuest Online (may be used at home with library card) and Ancestry Library Edition (must be used at library). This session is good for the novice as well as someone who has already started their research but wants to know more about what is available at the library. Space is limited; registration is a must.
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 2:00pm
Get comfortable with using a computer—from navigating with a mouse to browsing the Internet and sending an email. This is a series of 3 one hour classes. Class size is limited. Please register.
Mondays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on September 15,22, and 29th.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Joseph Gianquinto will share stories and observations from his 38-year career in the television industry. Gianquinto held a variety of roles at NBC and ABC before helping to launch sports network ESPN in 1979. He followed that with a 16-year stint at Westinghouse Broadcasting. He worked behind the scenes on the Apollo Space Mission, the US Open, political conventions and major sporting events. Get an insider’s view of this industry before digital technology. Please register.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Come in for some one-on-one help with downloading an eBook to your laptop, eReader, iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows 7 phone or mp3 player. Be sure to bring your devices and cords, library card number and your Apple, Adobe or Amazon account passwords. No registration necessary.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
What did native Americans believe as European settlers entered New England and came to agreement about parcels of land? Early treaties bear the signatures of native sachems in a variety of forms. What do these early treaties tell us about Native American response to English ceremony and formalities?
Robert A. Geake will answer these questions and more. Geake is the author of several books on Rhode Island history published by History Press. This program is presented by the Cocummscussoc Association. Please register.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
An intimate tale of three generations from the Civil War to the twentieth century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, Gilead reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life. Books will be available; please register.
October 23rd: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:30pm
Bruce Luscombe, a life-long gem and fossil collector, will present this slide talk about some of the great treasures found in New England. The program will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and “hands-on” examination of some of these treasures. You may not know that hidden beneath the ordinary rocks we see every day there are beautiful gemstones, wonderful crystals, and fantastic fossils! You just have to know where to look. Gem quality tourmaline has been found in both CT and ME and some of the world’s best locations for fossil dinosaur tracks are in MA and CT. Recent discoveries within 30 miles of Providence are revealing some great fossils and crystals too. Please register.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. Starring Kristen Wiig and Guy Pearce. 2013, R, 102 min. Please register.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
Dustin Pari appeared on the SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International during the 2005-10 seasons. He will give an overview of the field of paranormal investigation and talk about the classifications of spirit entities and the equipment used to document them. He will also discuss possession and exorcism and share photos of the cases he has worked on. Please register.