Programs

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:30pm

Come and join us for a night of duct tape fun! Come with an idea in mind or we can show you how to make a wallet! This program is for ages 10 and up. We will provide craft materials.
Please register by calling 294-3306, x5.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:30pm

This workshop, presented by the RI Computer Museum, aims to explain basic circuits and instructions on how to build a simple robot. You’ll even learn enough to build your own! Bring your broken electronics and we'll take them apart with you to learn about circuits. Space is limited. For ages 12 and up. Please register by calling 294-3306, x5.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:00pm

Join us to talk about what you’ve been reading this summer! What’s good, what’s bad, and what’s next. Snacks and reading suggestions will be provided. Please register by calling 294-3306, x5.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 3:00pm

Comedy, magic and plenty of audience participation for ages 5 and up. Registration begins Monday, June 23rd.

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:30am

We have the legos; you bring your imagination. Please stop by any time and stay for a half hour or a couple of hours. Please note that a parent needs to stay with the child. No registration necessary.

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join us for the first in our series of Steampunk movies.
Climb aboard the Nautilus and into an undersea world of adventure!
Steampunk attire encouraged! Please register.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:30pm

A prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime. Their outlook is changed forever as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures. Registration begins Monday, June 30th. For children and adults with children.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:00pm

Learn how to create life-saving shelter anywhere, locate and purify water, build a quick fire and much more. One or more participants will get to shoot a replica of Katniss's bow from the arena. For ages 10 and up. Registration begins Monday June 30th. Please call 294-3306, x5.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30pm

The South County Rounders name has been well known to fans of acoustic folk and bluegrass music in Rhode Island and southern New England since the 1980s. The current four piece ensemble continues the musical excellence with engaging performances of traditional bluegrass, swing, fiddle and banjo instrumentals, ballads, and selections from contemporary folk music. The sounds of acoustic guitar, double fiddles, upright bass, banjo and dobro, combined with vocal solos, duets and tight three and four part harmonies are sure to please. Weather permitting, this program will be held outside. Registration will ensure you a seat if the performance has to be held inside.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 2:00pm

If you like Steampunk, or jewelry making, or crafting, or art, then this is for you! Come make jewelry or art, bring your own baubles to work with or use ours, we’ll provide the tools, just come with your creativity. Sign up begins July 3rd. Please call 294-3306, x5.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join us for the second movie in our series of Steampunk films.
A journey to the earth's core is threatened by kidnapping, sabotage and attacks by giant prehistoric reptiles but reveals a glistening cavern of quartz crystals, luminescent algae, a forest of giant mushrooms, and the lost city of Atlantis!
Steampunk attire is encouraged! Please register.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:00pm

There are so many exciting marine animals that call Narragansett Bay home. Some of them display fascinating ways of hunting, such as the mantis shrimp, which either smash or slice their prey into digestible pieces, or the humble sea cucumber, who can part with some organs to throw off a predator. Come learn about sea creatures and the many ways they BOOM! For ages 4 and up. Registration begins Monday, July 7th.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Swab summer is the USCGA’s version of boot camp for those incoming cadets granted an appointment to one of the most competitive military schools in the country. Markham Starr is the author and photographer of a 2013 book that follows new swabs through their indoctrination into military life. Join him as he shares these photos and information from the interviews he conducted with swabs and officers. Please register.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

Enjoy this tropical island steel pan quartet playing original Caribbean Jazz music along with the standard favorites from Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, and Harry Belafonte and even some Disney classics. Weather permitting, this program will be held outside. Registration will ensure you a seat if it has to be held inside.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 3:30pm

From ancient Egyptian mummies to modern day Indian weddings, henna is used to mark and celebrate rites of passage and times of transition. Learn about the henna plant and how it is prepared. Draw your own pattern and professional henna artist Heather Caunt-Nulton will apply the henna! Space is limited. For ages 10 and up. Registration begins Monday July 21st. Please call 294-3306, x5.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Rod Taylor stars as a turn-of-the-century inventor whose time machine inadvertently transports him thousands of years into the future.
Steampunk attire is encouraged! Please register.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

Noon - 4:00 P.M.

Visit the library for an afternoon festival of all things Steampunk. Lots of costumes. Lots of fun! Look for more details in early August.

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join us for the last in our series of Steampunk movies.
In an alternate turn-of-the-previous-century fictional reality, Queen Victoria assembles some of the greatest criminal legends of the time to team up for a secret mission.
Steampunk attire is encouraged. Please register.

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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:00pm

In a rural village in 2004 Chechnya, two doctors risk everything to save the life of a hunted child in this majestic debut by Anthony Marra about love and loss. Books will be available; please register.

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