Programs

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Please note: Movie is TUESDAY this month!!
An affable radio executive finds himself competing for the affections of his step-children following the unexpected reappearance of his wife's ex-husband in this comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. PG-13, 96 min., 2015. Please register.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Gnomes fuse its dynamic folk-rock edge with original tunes and a wide-ranging repertoire that spans the globe — Celtic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Asian, African, Caribbean, Klezmer, and Native American — bringing you a sound that will touch both your heart and your feet! Bring chairs, snacks and insect repellant. Please register for this concert on the lawn, held indoors in the event of rain.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

For teens and tweens age 11-18. Each attendee will go home wearing a henna design created by artist Heather Caunt-Nulton. Plus, there will be snacks! Please register.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:00pm

Finally get that reading time in and join us for the Reader’s Hour. Read anything you’d like in the comfort of the library’s cozy chairs, then stay for a chat about what books everyone is enjoying (a great way to add ideas to your reading list)! Please feel free to drop in, even for a few minutes—there’s always time to read! Please register.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:30pm

July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11
6:30- 8:00 P.M

Does your pre-teen or “tween" enjoy writing and pursue creative writing projects on his or her own outside of school? Join us this summer for a Writer’s Workshop for children age 10-13. Students will learn strategies for generating and revising stories, essays, and poems; workshop their drafts with peers; and develop a project for submission to a children’s literary magazine. The instructor is Dr. Michael J. Michaud, PhD. (English Department, Rhode Island College). Class will be limited to 10 students. Registration begins Monday, June 6th.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

Big Ryan's Tall Tales combines original stories, a bit of puppet play, and some music and movement to provide an unforgettable performance that keeps the children laughing all the way through! For children ages 4-10.
Please register.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

Join us for pizza and popcorn, and to watch the first movie installment of the hit series by Rick Yancey! The 5th Wave is rated PG-13, register in advance or drop in!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

The SciFi/Fantasy Book Club will be reading The Stand by Stephen King over the summer, for discussion on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm. Books are available now. During the summer, two films will be screened. Please register.

Soylent Green
A tale of Earth in despair in 2022. Natural foods like fruits, vegetables, and meat among others are now extinct. Earth is overpopulated and New York City has 40 million starving, poverty stricken people. The only way they survive is with water rations and eating a mysterious food called Soylent. A detective investigates the murder of the president of the Soylent company. The truth he uncovers is more disturbing than the Earth in turmoil when he learns the secret ingredient of Soylent Green.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:30am

Join us for an hour of fun and creativity. A snack and drink will be served at the end of the program. This program is for ages 4-10. Space is limited. Please register.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

6:30-8:30 P.M.
Please note: Library is open for this party only!

For teens and tweens. Join us and help celebrate our new teen space! Suggest names (I’m a fan of Quaran-teen Zone, myself), eat pizza, play games, and generally have fun in the library after hours. Please register.

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 1:00pm

Teens--Join Farm Fresh RI and learn how to make delicious recipes that fuel a strong and active body. Participants will learn how to read and prepare a recipe and other easy steps to success in the kitchen. A chef will lead the group in making the ultimate in fit & tasty food. Recipes include power bars, smoothies and other sensational snacks that feature RI grown fruits & vegetables. Please register.

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:30pm

Mexican Cooking with Rick Bayless

Choose a recipe from any cookbook by Rick Bayless or a recipe of his found online. Call 294-3306 to let us know your choice or email edonovan@nklibrary.org. Bring your dish on the night of the meeting. We'll eat together and discuss our cooking experiences! Registration is required and attendees MUST bring a dish. Cookbooks are available at the Circulation Desk.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 3:00pm

Storyteller Joe Theroux shares the stories of eight animals who battle in a single elimination tournament to be crowned the World Champion of the Animal Kingdom! This collection of high energy original tales is inspired by folklore from all over the world. For children ages 4 and up. Please register.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Baker Brothers—Mark Baker on guitar, Junior Gomes on piano, and Dick Souza on bass—will perform an instrumental tribute to jazz guitarist George Benson. The play list will consist of original George Benson material and songs by Miles Davis, Jose Feliciano, Bobby Womack and jazz standards.  Please register.

Summer Concerts at the Library
Join us on the library lawn for our summer concerts. Bring lawn chairs, picnic dinner and insect repellant. In the event of rain these concerts will be held inside. Seating is limited in the meeting room; please preregister to ensure a seat inside. Concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am

10:00 A.M -12:30 P.M.

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 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

6-8:00 P.M.
Staff members of ENRICHri will present this free workshop that will cover planning your homeschool, how to connect to the resources you need and state laws and district practices in Rhode Island, Connecticut & Massachusetts. ENRICHri is a nonprofit organization that provides support and guidance for home-schooling families in southern New England.
This workshop is for adults only. Please register.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

With Katie Fairhead
Join Miss Katie for an interactive music performance. Kids will get to join the fun by helping sing and write songs; keeping rhythm by playing percussion; and last but not least, dancing! Together, we will get active by getting silly. We'll sing songs about dancing, traveling, and even vegetables! For children ages 3-8. Please register.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

This documentary, made by local filmmakers Sage Ficazzola and Kenneth Proudfoot, tells the history of the famous Rhode Island donut shop and is also an inspiring and heart-warming story about Frederick “Allie” Briggs, his love for his family, and the hard work and sacrifices it took to create the business that exists today. Join us for the first public screening of the film and a discussion with the filmmakers. Please register. Donuts included!

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

Teens--Drop in or register, we provide the duct-tape, you provide the craft! Make wallets, roses, or your own favorite duct tape creation!

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:30pm

Thursdays at 5:30 P.M.: June 23, July 28, August 11

Join us for our summer-long read, with a showing of the 2011 film version during our final August meeting. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk beginning 5/23. We will be reading the 2011 paperback edition (shown above). Please register—space is limited! 

For this second discussion please finish the book.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring Stephan James. PG-13, 134 min, 2016. Please register.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00pm

For all those summer-born kids (teens and tweens) whose birthday is overlooked, and uncelebrated in school (and for those winter kids who want to come celebrate their friends) this is an Un-Birthday Party for everyone! There will be snacks, cake, decorating fun and games! Please register.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 2:30pm

In this hands-on program, participants learn about the lives and popular leisure activities for children during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Play games, solve riddles, and learn about changing attitudes towards childhood. Discover how changes in technology affected children's toys and pastimes. Suggested for ages 6 & up. Please register.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:00am

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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

The SciFi/Fantasy Book Club will be reading The Stand by Stephen King over the summer, for discussion on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm. Books are available now. During the summer, two films will be screened. Please register.
The Martian
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission. Please register.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

For teens and tweens age 11 and up. Learn how to control a simple robot using the “Scratch” program. You will learn how to program instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds and a lot more. We will also take time to learn about the interactive robotics software called “Arduino”. Please register.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 5:30pm

Thursdays at 5:30 P.M.: June 23, July 28, August 11

Join us for our summer-long read, with a showing of the 2011 film version during our final August meeting. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk beginning 5/23. We will be reading the 2011 paperback edition (shown above). Please register—space is limited!

In this final meeting we will watch the film!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Sandol Astrausky and Rory MacLeod have been playing string music since the 1970’s. They both teach old-time string-band class at Brown University and are active in the old-time music community in Rhode Island. They will share an evening of music making with us—fiddling, banjo and guitar playing and more. Please register.

Concert to be held on the library lawn. Bring lawn chairs, picnic dinner and insect repellant. In the event of rain the concert will be held inside. Seating is limited in the meeting room; please preregister to ensure a seat inside. Concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 6:30pm

Fort Kearney in Saunderstown and Forts Getty and Wetherill in Jamestown were selected for a secret re-education program for selected anti-Nazi German POWs during the late months of WW2. The intent was to teach German prisoners the foundations of American democracy and culture in the hopes of seeding a new society in post-war Germany. Slide talk presented by Brian Wallin, a regular contributor to the online journal of Rhode Island history (smallstatebighistory.com). Please register.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:30pm

Participants of all ages are invited to learn about raising chickens in the backyard. Heidi Wright, Program Coordinator with the URI Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program will discuss the basic needs of the flock including housing options, feeding, flock health and productivity, breeds, starting a flock, marketing eggs and so much more! Heidi is a North Kingstown native who has been raising chickens since she was 10 years old.  Please register.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 6:30pm

Massive numbers of migrants, many of them children, have been streaming across the southern border of the US. This discussion will focus on the issues behind the migration from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. With Jim Buxton, instructor at URI and Salve Regina. Please register.

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