Programs

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:30pm

Giulia Righi, PH.D. will present an overview of the most current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), one of the most common disorders of childhood. She will discuss the challenges of diagnosis and the possible treatments for patients from childhood to early adulthood. Dr. Righi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Division of Biology and Medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is involved in both national and state-wide autism research projects. Registration requested but not required.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:30pm

In conjunction with Reading Across Rhode Island, the RI Council for the Humanities presents Commander Timothy Urban in a discussion of the history of naval aviation and its historical links to The Wright Brothers, the 2016 RARI title. CDR Urban will detail how the US government capitalized on the power of flight from the early 1900’s through WWII and the 21st Century. Connecting the narrative to Rhode Island, Urban will also touch on naval aviation at Quonset Point and the U.S. Navy’s history in Narragansett Bay. Please register.

Thursday, June 2, 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.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who is mistakenly presumed dead and left behind on Mars. The film depicts his struggle to survive and others' efforts to rescue him. PG-13, 144 min., 2015. Please register.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 6:30pm

It is a tremendous help to our loved ones if we consider issues surrounding the ending of our lives ahead of time. What things should we consider in deciding what our wishes are and whom we want to carry them out? Robert Morton-Ranney, Ph.D. will lead this discussion exploring these questions. He will also touch briefly on Advance Directives and documentation in use in Rhode Island, palliative and hospice care (and the distinctions between them), and ethical concerns about end-of-life. Please register.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 5:00pm

June 13-18
Stop by the Young Readers’ area and make a special card for your dad. This is a drop-in activity; no registration is required. All materials will be provided.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:30pm

This is the last meeting before we break for summer reading, so we’ll be celebrating the start of summer with a pizza party and a discussion of Jonathan Auxier’s Victorian ghost story. The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who work in a creepy, crumbling manor house. But the house is not all it seems, and soon the children are confronted with an ancient curse that threatens their very lives... with pizza! No, that’s inaccurate. But there will be pizza.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

Book Discussion and Movie Screening
The human race has become infertile, and the last generation to be born is now adult. Oxford historian Theodore Faron is approached by a woman who wants him to help get her an audience with his cousin, the powerful Warden of England. She and her band of revolutionaries may just hold the key to survival for the human race. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk. Please register.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Gain a better understanding of the ethnic, religious, sectarian and socioeconomic factors that create friction in the Middle East in this talk by Jim Buxton. Jim taught social studies at South Kingstown High School for 30 years; he now teaches at URI, Salve Regina University and at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at URI. Please register.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:30am

Town Historian Tim Cranston will lead this walk and discuss the history of the forgotten village of Davis Mills, the French Huguenot settlement that preceded it, the industrious and innovative members of the Joshua Davis family, and the more well-known village of Davisville. Sign-up beginning June 1st.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:30pm

Children age 4 through grade 5 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 Monday, June 20th.

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 Monday, June 20th.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

Read, cook, eat, discuss!
Choose a recipe from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman (cookbooks available at the circulation desk).
Let us know your recipe choice to avoid duplications. (Call 294-3306 or email mbrowne@nklibrary.org)
Make your dish and bring it on June 20th.
We’ll meet, eat & discuss the recipes we made!
Come hungry! Registration is required & attendees MUST bring a dish if they choose to attend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:30pm

Virginia Williams has photographed and studied outhouses and privies since 1980. The retired schoolteacher knows of 106 names for an outhouse, among them: ajax, auntie, backhouse, biffie, cabinet, can, head, and depository. Join us for a light-hearted look at the history and folklore of that once necessary little structure outback. Please register.

Thursday, June 23, 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 first discussion please read to the end of Part 1.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

This fun, fast-paced workshop will teach teens basic self-defense. Teens will learn how to solve problems without violence, as well as some simple, safe techniques to defend against bullies and strangers. Program appropriate for ages 10 and up. Please register.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 3:00pm

Join us on a scientific journey as we use hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations to explore the science of sport. Learn the physiology of our response to exercise and explore how inertia and gravity interplay with sports. Ages 5 and up. Registration begins Monday, June 6th. Come in or call 294-3306.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 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.

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 - 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 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.

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!

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