Programs

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor
Historical novel centered on the lives of flower sellers in the early 1900s. Join us for snacks and a discussion. Books are available; please register.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cindy Wilson, photographer and instructor for travel and photography workshops around the world, will share photos from her most recent trip to Vietnam. You’ll see images of the small towns, ancient ruins, port cities and the architecture of this exotic land and learn a bit about the culture and people. Registration requested.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:30pm

Summer reading is not just for kids! This summer, adults 18 years and over can join in the fun with our Book Bingo summer reading! Pick up a Book Bingo sheet at the Reader’s Advisor or Circulation Desk. Complete challenges on the Book Bingo sheet to get five-in-a-row, and win a free book. Return your Bingo Card and you will be able to pick out your prize book, and enter your name in our Summer Reading contest for the grand prize, a town-wide gift certificate of $50! Book Bingo sheets will be available starting June 1st.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

Cozy up and read whatever you would like for an hour in the Fiction lounge. At 3:00 P.M. attendees can discuss what they were reading with other attendees. This is a great way to concentrate on reading in a quiet environment, and to learn about new books you might be interested in reading!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am

Saturday, June 3, 9 A.M.-Noon
Computers, microwaves, TVs, phones and much more. $10 disposal fee for small coolant-containing appliances. For full list of what is accepted see: http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/what-we-take.html

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Award-winning film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. PG-13, 128 min., 2016. Please register.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Photo Detective Maureen Taylor knows photographs and how even the tiniest details can reveal the biggest clues about a person, where they come from and what they meant to their friends and family. Participants in this interactive program will learn 10 easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoeboxes. Please register to ensure a seat.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

This month we will read Niven’s classic science-fiction first-contact novel. Set a thousand years in earth’s future, the second Empire of Man is expanding into the galaxy, and finds a mysterious but welcoming ancient civilization that hides a dark secret. This is our last meeting before summer hiatus.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Have you ever imagined living abroad? Foreign Service Officers (FSO) move every few years and experience a multitude of cultures, languages, and countries over the course of their career. Larry Mandel, a retired FSO, and his wife Judy (Curry), originally of Wickford, discuss their lives as professional nomads and the lessons they learned living amongst so many different people and places. Come learn what it is like to start over in a new country and experience the simplest of things—like grocery shopping—through a new perspective. Registration requested but not required.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

This month we will be joined by special guest Normand Leclair, owner and chef at the former Red Rooster Tavern in North Kingstown and author of three cookbooks. We will be cooking recipes from Leclair’s books and sharing a meal with him as he regales us with stories from his long career. Books are available. Space is limited and registration is a must for this program.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:30pm

June 21 – August 31
Join us in building a spectacular creation in the Young Readers' area. Watch it grow and evolve over the summer. It could be a building, a town, a giant ship, let your imagination run wild.

June 21 – August 31

Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to sign up for our summer reading program featuring exciting programs and great prizes. Our summer reading program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library. Sign up begins Wednesday, June 21st.  

June 21 – August 31

Children age 4 through 5th grade are invited to sign up for our redesigned summer reading program featuring Reading Bingo. Kids will receive incentives, book prizes and their name will be entered for a grand prize when they complete the bingo sheet. Sign up begins Wednesday, June 21st. The RI Office of Library and Information Services supports our summer reading program, with additional funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Friends of the North Kingstown Library.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

Fly tying has always been an essential skill of the sport of fly fishing.  Today, tying a fly has also evolved into an art form. Tying a good fly, be it functional or a creative expression, requires only simple equipment and a dose of skill and patience.  The materials can be endless—hair, feathers, fibers, foam and tubing. Come watch a demonstration of fly tying by John Smith, lifetime angler, avid fly tyer, member of Catskill Fly Tyers Guild and biology professor at East Stroudsburg University. John will tie a few different styles of flies and introduce you to the basic equipment and the array of possible materials. Registration requested but not required. Exhibit of equipment and ties will be displayed throughout the month of June.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

Do you love to laugh and tell jokes? Looking to brush up on your acting skills, or just want to try something silly and new? Improv with Jess is the workshop for you! Come and have a blast playing short improv games. No experience required. All ability levels are welcome and encouraged to attend! Ages 10 and up. Please register.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am

10-11:30 A.M.
In today’s competitive business world, small businesses are competing with other local businesses and those farther afield and there are many ways to spend marketing dollars. SCORE counselor and marketing consultant Bob Salvas will discuss the three marketing areas that EVERY local business should pay attention to for growth and long-term success. Register at www.tinyurl.com/growbizNK .
Small Business Friday is an ongoing series held on the fourth Friday of the month.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Ancestry Library Edition is available for patrons to use in the library. This resource includes billions of records from around the world, census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Helen Smith of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society will show participants how to use this important tool to discover their unique family history! Space in this class is limited; registration, beginning May 25th, a must.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come spend the afternoon crafting at the library. Ages 10 and up.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

From lizard lounges to millipede mansions, learn about a variety of different shelters animals build and use. During this exciting program, you will begin to understand the many ways in which they are similar to as well as different from our own homes. Kids will also learn a new respect for nature when they realize how hard animals work on these basic shelters, just so they can survive in the wild. For ages 4-10. Please register beginning Thursday, June 1st. Space is Limited.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Lafayette Band will kick off our Summer Concert Series with their annual concert on the library lawn. Bring chairs, snacks and insect repellant. This event is weather dependent. Registration is suggested so we can let you know if we have to cancel.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course
of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. PG, 100 min., 2017. Please register.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Saxophonist Dan Moretti has performed and collaborated with musicians around the world and his personal sound and original writing have gained him international recognition. Dan Moretti Jazz is a special treat on our line-up this year! Registration is suggested so that you will have a seat inside in the event of rain.

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