Programs

Saturday, February 13, 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Saturday, February 13 9:30 AM-1:00 P.M.

Come in for some one-on-one help with downloading an e-book, audiobook or movie to your laptop, tablet, mp3 player or phone. Be sure to bring your devices and cords, library card number and your Apple, Adobe or Amazon account passwords. No registration required.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Stories spin within stories in this spellbinding novel of avarice, love, and revenge. It begins in Toronto in 1945 when Laura Chase, 25 years old, drives a car off a bridge. Her older sister, wife of a wealthy and conniving businessman, seems more concerned with the proper attire for her trip to the reporter-ringed morgue than with her sister's fate. Books will be available; please register. March book: Alias Grace

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

1-2:00 PM, 2-3:00 PM OR 3-4:00 PM

This month we will be hosting a multiplayer PvP survival server. This means players will fight to survive against both the computer, and other players! Please sign up in advance for ONE time slot as we have limited seats. For grades 2-5.

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:30pm

It might sometimes seem that there are all new faces at the library. And it is true that many long-time staff members have either retired or moved on to other pastures. There have also been many changes to the physical plant—a switch from oil to gas heat, an ongoing window replacement project etc. What we hope remains the same is the quality of service that we offer to our patrons. Take this opportunity to have coffee and a chat with Library Director Cyndi Desrochers. This is a chance to hear what she has to say about these changes and to voice your concerns and suggestions. We’ll start the evening off with a viewing of the fifteen minute documentary The North Kingstown Free Library: The First 116 Years. Of course, Cyndi is always available by appointment to discuss library issues. But she won’t always have coffee and cookies to offer! Registration is suggested but not required.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:30pm

By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, this is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life-its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. Each chapter tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. Books will be available; please register. March book: Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

Floral origami artist Joyce Kutty will lead this free workshop demonstrating how to make stunning floral bouquets from paper. Three years ago, Kutty, a RIC graduate, was commissioned to create a 70-ft. installation for a luxury mall in Bangkok. Since then her paper floral designs have been in high demand for weddings and other special functions. Space is limited and registration is necessary for this 2 1/2 hour workshop for adults. Everyone takes home a bouquet! Sign up beginning February 1st.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

Last summer, neighbors and friends of North Kingstown collaborated with Rhode Island PBS as storytellers and filmmakers, to capture the essence of life in North Kingstown as they know and love it. If you missed your chance to see this film when it aired last September or if you’d like to see it again, join us for this hometown airing. Participants in the film are especially invited to come and share their experiences. We’ll have refreshments and talk about why we love North Kingstown! Please register so we know you are coming.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:30pm

The annual exhibit of artwork by students in the North Kingstown Schools will decorate the library from February 27 through March 31.
Join the teachers and the artists for a reception on Tuesday, March 1st from 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:00pm

Join us for an hour of silent and relaxing reading (read anything you'd like!) in our coziest chairs. Brief discussion afterwards is optional. Take time out of your day to relax with a good book! New members welcomed! Registration encouraged.

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

During the Cold War, an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. PG 13, 141 min. 2015.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
March 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 6:30pm

A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Books will be available; please register.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 6:30pm

Poets Maurice “Mo” Mancini and Nancy Jasper will weave their words to create magic in this special program hosted by Lynnie Gobeille, one of the founders of the Origami Poems Project. Their voices will be complimented by the music of master jazz pianist Mark Taber. The evening will finish with an open mic. Please register for this not-to-be-missed poetry event.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:00pm

March 10-17
Materials will be available to make a St. Patrick’s Day craft at the back table in the Young Readers’ area. This is a drop-in project; no registration is necessary.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:00pm

This living history portrayal takes John and Abigail Adams from their courtship, through the tumultuous early days of the American Revolution, to 1778, when John and his son John Quincy are preparing to sail for France, leaving Abigail, daughter Nabby, and sons Charles and Thomas on the farm in Braintree, Mass. Patricia Bridgman as Abigail shares her triumphs and sorrows, her hopes for the new nation, and her longing for her "dearest friend." Please register.

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

Due to various circumstances (mostly snow, always blame it on the snow) we’ve missed a couple of meetings! Therefore, we will be taking this meeting to catch up and discuss the two wonderful titles we’ve missed recently: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. These two very different titles are sure to make for an interesting discussion! Plus, there will be snacks!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

Grace Marks is serving a life sentence for her part in the vicious murders of Thomas Kinnear, a wealthy landowner, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. Based on historical events. Books will be available; please register.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 6:30pm

Jon Land, a 1979 graduate of Brown University, is the bestselling author of over 25 novels. Strong Light of Day is the seventh installment of his Caitlin Strong series about a fifth generation Texas Ranger as quick with her wits as she is with her gun. This investigation pits her against ruthless billionaire oilman Calum Dane, whose genetically engineered pesticide may have poisoned a large swath of the state. Please register.
Rhode Island Voices is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the North Kingstown Arts Council.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

Saturday March 19
1-2:00 P.M., 2-3:00 P.M. OR 3-4:00 P.M.

Come forage and build in our multiplayer creative mode! As space is limited, please sign up in advance for ONE of the three time slots. For grades 2-5.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

“Weaver has the rare ability to prompt laughter that turns into tears. And when she sings, hearts break and angels cry." says Patti Hartigan of The Boston Globe in her review of “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.” Weaver will be joined by Kent Hewitt on the piano and Kirk Feather on sax and flute. Please register for what is sure to be a knock-out performance.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

The North Kingstown Arts Council celebrates International Color Day in NK! Artist and educator Robin Tagliaferri, who holds bachelor and master degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, will lead a lecture and workshop on color theory. Ms. Tagliaferri will demonstrate color complementarity and contrast with the aid of silk-screened color swatches. She will also address color in the works of great masters such as Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh. A series of slides and videos about color theory will be shown. Please register.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:30pm

Last year Celeste Cabot and her 16-year-old daughter Hannah Dobson completed a five month thru-hike of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail! They’ll present a selection of photos from their journey and answer questions about life (and school) on the trail. Please register

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. Ishiguro's dazzling novel is a sad and humorous love story, a meditation on the condition of modern man, and an elegy for England at a time of acute change. Books will be available; please register.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

Join Tim Cranston for a special screening of his new one hour documentary film “Stories of
the Sea Captain’s Homes of Wickford”. Working with RI film maker Edward Brassard and California-based film editor Gloria D’Allesandro, Tim has turned one of his popular walking tours into a film that uses these fine homes to tell the story of how Wickford began and how it flourished across the centuries. Tim will lead a lively question and answer session after the screening and will discuss his many future projects. Please register.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 6:30pm

Car Crazy: the Battle for Supremacy Between Ford and Olds and the Dawn of the Automobile Age takes readers back to the early years of the automobile era—from 1893, when the first U.S.-built auto was introduced, through 1908, when General Motors was founded and Ford's Model T went on the market. The author of fifteen books, Miller is also a filmmaker and Providence Journal Staff Writer. Miller will read excerpts from the book and show slides of some of the old cars featured in the book. Please register.
Rhode Island Voices is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the North Kingstown Arts Council.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Lois A. Cuddy has a Ph.D. in English from Brown University and is Professor Emerita of English, Women’s Studies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Rhode Island. Her novel, Penelope’s Song, is a reimagination of Homer’s Odyssey told through the voice of the hero’s wife, Penelope, a strong, courageous and creative woman. Please register.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 2:00pm

Paul Rosenbloom, pianist and musical director of Musica Dolce will lead this trio comprised of members of the group, founded in 1992. This performance is supported, in part, by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Please register.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
March 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.
Lego Club

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

Amici e Musica, founded in the spring of 2015, is dedicated to performing chamber works from the classical and romantic period that were written for six to ten string and wind instruments. This concert will feature septets for violin, viola, cello, string bass, clarinet, bassoon and horn. Please register to ensure a seat.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 P.M.
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16

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

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