Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

August 2022

Special Event

Herbs, Wonderful Herbs

Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m.

Event Location: Job Armstrong Shopkeeper's Garden (behind the Glocester Heritage Society building, 1181 Main Street, Chepachet)

The Glocester Libraries with the URI Master Gardeners will offer a special herb growing program

at the Job Armstrong Shopkeeper's Garden on August 13th. URI Master Gardener Val Begin will teach you how to grow, harvest, dry, store, and use more than 20 popular herbs. Val will share her favorite recipes for herbal pestos, teas, vinegars, and butters. You can also tour the Job Armstrong Shopkeeper's Garden and see the abundant herb collection growing there!

Stay and talk to the URI Master Gardeners, who will be working in the garden, to find out more about this hardworking team. For further information phone Karen Lambe at 401-935-6328 or email her at

Children Programs

Note: Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Harmony and Glocester Manton Libraries’ Craft Tables

August 1 – August 31, during library hours

Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

Inside both libraries, you will find a craft table in the Children’s section. Crafts will be swapped out, so be sure to stop by often! Registrations is not required!

Homeschooling Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 10, 1 p.m., Pavilion at Kent Field

Age Level: All Ages

The Glocester Libraries are hosting a homeschooling ice cream social. We will provide the ice cream, lawn games, and a craft! Bring your favorite topping and a lawn game. This will be a great time for our local homeschooling families to get to know each other.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Movie Night

Tuesday, August 16, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages
Join us for a fun movie night with the latest Sonic movie! Pizza, drinks, and popcorn will be provided.

Baby Sensory Playtime

Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Newborn to 4 years old with caregiver

Join us for a fun water sensory playtime! Baby pools, simple water toys, and various sensory bins will be available for play outside by the library Tot Lot.

Summer Reading Finale

Friday, August 26, 2 p.m., Pavilion at Kent Field

Age Level: All Ages

Join us at the Pavilion at Kent Field to celebrate the end of our 2022 Summer Reading Program! Now that you know that your mystery final prize is your own library tote bag, come decorate it with us! Crafts, lawn games, snacks and drinks will be provided! There will also be a Del’s Lemonade truck! Note: If you have not received your final prize yet, bring your finished reading log to this event to receive it!

Tween/Teen Program

Teen Terrarium Making

Monday, August 15, 5 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 11 and up

Join us in making your very own terrarium with moss, sand, air plants, and more. All supplies will be provided.

Adult Programs

Note: Registration is required for all adult programs unless otherwise noted.

Cookbook Club

Monday, August 1, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our cookbook for August is Endless Summer by Katie Lee. Fresh, locally sourced food is the hallmark of Lee’s cooking. A native of West Virginia, Katie Lee now lives in the Hamptons. This is how the club works: every month, pick up a copy of that month’s cookbook selection at the library. Choose a recipe to make and prepare it for the next month’s meeting. We will sample each other’s dishes and discuss our cooking experiences. If you would like to join the Cookbook Club, register online and then drop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.

Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club

Wednesday – August 3, 10, 17, and 24, 8 a.m.


· August 3 – George Washington Campground

· August 10 – Steere Hill Conservation Area

· August 17 – Pulaski Park

· August 24 – Walkers’ Choice

Join us for weekly walks in the woods. For directions and further information, visit our website,

Hiking Highlights in Northern New England

Tuesday, August 9, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

The library concludes its summer hiking series with a program about New England portions of the Appalachian Trail. The trail meanders through all of the New England states except for Rhode Island. Returning speaker, Jim Robinson, will share some of his favorite hikes, trips, photos, and anecdotes. Bring your questions!

Homemade Earrings Workshop for Adults

Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us at the Harmony Library and learn how to make your own simple, yet stylish earrings. Local artist and crafter Kate Steere will lead this workshop for adults and teens (14+). All materials will be provided. Note: Registration will open on Tuesday, August 2, at 6 p.m.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library