Programs

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:00am

10:00 A.M-Noon
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Or maybe you already have started one but are not sure what to do next?  Learn about the details of getting started, figure out if you are right for entrepreneurship and what types of businesses suit you in this overview presented by SCORE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground.
Please register at http://tinyurl.com/bizstartNK

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am

A Blog is essentially an online journal, a popular way to communicate and spread information with your point of view. Come see how to get started. You will need an email and a topic to start. Registration is required. 10 A.M.-Noon

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Please register. PG-13, 107 min., 2016.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Winner of Golden Globe Award for best animated film! Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own movie snacks. PG, 108 min, 2016.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Read, cook, eat and discuss! This month we will cook recipes from Lidia's Family Table by Lidia Bastianich. Books are available or use a recipe found online. Please register and let us know what you are bringing; call 294-3306 or email edonovan@nklibrary.org.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Teens (grades 6 and up) are invited to compete against each other as individuals or in teams for the title of Trivia Champions and small treats.

Teens (grades 6 and up) are invited to compete against each other as individuals or in teams to win the title of Trivia Champions and a small prize.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

Deborah Sampson of Massachusetts served in the Revolutionary War dressed as a man. In the Civil War, Rhode Island’s own Kady Brownell joined her husband on the front lines. Author, lecturer and Varnum Trustee Brian Wallin will tell these stories along with those of other women who contributed to war efforts over the centuries and who provided the foundation that enables American women to participate in every area of military service today. Please register.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursdays March 2, 9 and 16
6:30-7:30 P.M.

Each participant should be familiar with a computer and its keyboard and mouse. The goal of this series of three classes is to give participants enough familiarity to use Word comfortably and skillfully. Space is limited and registration is required.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

The book The Outsiders is celebrating its 50th anniversary. S.E. Hinton laid the groundwork for the young adult genre with this book. Come watch Francis Ford Coppola’s vision of the story!

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

An American pilot becomes a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Please register. PG-13, 96 min, 2016.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, March 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Materials will be provided at the craft table in the beginning reader’s area to make a St. Patrick’s Day craft.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

Teens in grades 6 and up are invited to the library to make animated presentations using PowToon. Laptops will be provided for those who need one.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

After an arduous upbringing, years working as a farm hand and a position as a schoolmarm, Deborah Sampson enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army in 1782 under the alias “Robert Shurtlieff”. Judith Kalaora of History at Play will present an engaging and educational portrayal of this Revolutionary War heroine. Not to be missed! Please register.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early. Join Mary King, Phil Edmonds and Kevin Fallon in a musical program that embraces Irish history and culture through stories and songs. Please register.
For the whole family!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28 4-5:00 P.M.

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

In his new book, On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption and Justice, social worker and educator Dr. Frederic G. Reamer gives an inside view of the workings of the Rhode Island Parole Board. As the second speaker in our “Rhode Island Voices 2017,” Reamer will share some of the insights he has gained during his twenty-four years on the Board. His voice, or his name, may also be familiar to you as the host of This I Believe, Rhode Island on RI NPR. Registration is requested.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

Read, cook, eat and discuss!
Choose a recipe from any book by Ming Tsai or use one found online.
Books are available at the circulation desk.
Let us know your recipe choice to avoid duplications.
(294-3306 or edonovan@nklibrary.org)

Make your dish and bring it on March 20th.
Registration required. Come hungry!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays March 21, 28 4-5:00 P.M.
We provide the Legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Need a treat after school? Come decorate a large Rice Krispies treat with delicious toppings and then enjoy. For grades 6 and up.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

True story of an interracial couple whose fight to live as family in Virginia went all the way to the Supreme Court in 1967. PG-13, 123 min, 2016. Please register.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:30pm

Saturday, March 25 1:30-4:30 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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

For over thirty years the North Kingstown Arts Council and the Friends of the Library have presented this annual series of classical and jazz concerts. Sunday Musicales 2017 begins with guitarists Dennis Costa and John Dennewitz performing works by Scarlatti, Dowland, Telemann, Sor, Granados, Myers, Piazzolla and more. Please register to ensure a seat.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Donna Hughes, Professor of Women’s Studies at URI, is a leading international researcher on the trafficking of women and children. Dr. Hughes will give an overview of the many forms of this worldwide problem including sexual exploitation and forced labor and she’ll discuss the issue in relation to Rhode Island. Please register.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

4-5:00 P.M.

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm

Five local poet/photographers will read their poetry in a mixed media format with photographs to enhance, illustrate, even re-imagine their words through visual imagery. While conventional wisdom says a poem should stand alone, these poets believe photography can enhance the listener’s experience.  Featuring Carol Mossa, Colleen Mellor, Robert Graves, Kate O’Kula and Bill Carpenter. Please register to let us know you are coming. Part II with different poets to be held on Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursdays March 30, April 6, 13
6:30-7:30 P.M.
Learn the basics of this publication software that is used to create professional newsletters, brochures, postcards, bookmarks and more. Basic computer skills required. Please register. Participants should attend all three sessions.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Join Bill Reynolds, award-winning sports columnist for the Providence Journal and author of several books, as he discusses his latest book.
In Hope: A School, A Team, A Dream Bill Reynolds writes about the gritty inner-city of Providence, the challenges brought about by poverty, violence and race, the 2012-13 basketball season at Hope High School and the coach who encourages his players to look beyond their neighborhood and not be defined by it. Please register.
Rhode Island Voices is sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council and the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

This movie follows the story of Bryce and Juli from the time they first meet. Juli knows it’s love. Bryce is not so sure. Come find out how their story ends.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

Five local poet/photographers will read their poetry in a mixed media format with photographs to enhance, illustrate, even re-imagine their words through visual imagery. While conventional wisdom says a poem should stand alone, these poets believe photography can enhance the listener’s experience.  

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

This a Capella choral group from Brown University makes its third appearance at the library—with all new performers!
Please register to ensure a seat.
Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Counciland the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library

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