Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

April 2016

We hope to see you at the Harmony and Glocester Manton libraries soon!

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Registration Information

Registration is required unless otherwise noted. To register for a Glocester Manton Library program, phone 568-6077. To register for a Harmony Library program, phone 949-2850.

To email your registration request, contact the following:
Adult Programs at Glocester Manton - glocesterlibraries@gmail.com
Adult and Computer Programs at Harmony - harmonyreference@gmail.com
Adult Writing and Technology (iPad & eReader) Programs at Harmony - patkenny.harmonylibrary@outlook.com
Children Programs at Harmony - harmonyglocesteryouth@gmail.com
Story Time Registration for both libraries - harmonyglocesteryouth@gmail.com
Children Programs at Glocester Manton - nancysteereya@gmail.com
Please register for programs as soon as possible due to space limitations.

School Vacation Events and Programs

Owls of RI with Audubon
Monday, April 18, 1 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Ages 5-6 are invited to meet with a live owl during this fun, educational, and interactive Audubon program. Learn about the different types of owls that live in Rhode Island, their basic ecology, and their unique adaptations.

Egg-Cellent Eggs with the Ocean State Animal Coalition
Tuesday, April 19, 10 am, Harmony Library

Ocean State Animal Coalition has created an interactive program for young learners, ages 3-6, that will provide them with the tools to identify which animals lay eggs and which ones do not. This presentation is complete with a display of eggs and is accompanied by a small, live animal.

Cook-a-Book
Wednesday, April 20, 11 am, Glocester Manton Library

Children, grades K-2, are invited to listen to the book, "Tales for Very Picky Eaters," and create a craft they can eat!

Eric Herman's "Cool Tunes for Kids" Concert
Thursday, April 21, 10 am, Harmony Library

His songs and videos have been featured nationally on the Today Show, PBS Kids, Fox & Friends, XM Radio, and even in a Warner Bros. film. Don't miss this concert bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation, and outrageously fun songs. This show is for children of all ages and their families.

Earth Day Project: Plant the town's pansies with Miss Robin from Bally Duff Farm
Friday, April 22, 11 am, Glocester Manton Library

Children in grades 1-5 are invited to help farmer Robin beautify both the Glocester Manton Library and the Town Hall entrances by planting flower pots with an assortment of pansies. Miss Robin will talk about life on her farm, her greenhouse, and help the children hone their gardening skills.

Children Programs

Little Artists
Mondays, April 4 - May 23, 10:30 am, Glocester Manton Library

This is process-based, open ended art for your preschooler, ages 3-1/2 to 5, focusing on famous artists such as Pablo Picasso during his Blue and Red Periods, splatter painting like Jackson Pollock, and feet painting like Kazuo Shiraga.

After School Art: Recycled Art
Wednesdays, April 13 - May 25, 4:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library

Children in grades K-5 will create a project each week using recycled materials, including bottle cap art and recycled book art.

Tweens and Teen Programs

"The Force Awakens" - Pizza/Movie Night
Saturday, April 16, 4 pm, Harmony Library

Grades 6-12 are invited to have the library to themselves during our after hours movie event. Watch "The Force Awakens" on the big screen and enjoy a pizza dinner with your friends.

April Vacation "Adult" Teen Coloring
Monday - Wednesday, April 18, 19, and 20, 2 pm, Harmony Library

In addition to being fun, grown-up coloring has been shown to reduce stress and increase relaxation. Grades 6-12 are invited to hang out in the teen area and try it out. We'll use "Prismacolor" artist pencils and a variety of books, including Lost Ocean, Dapper Animals, Star Wars, and Day of the Dead.

Media and Technology Programs

Registration is required unless otherwise noted. To register for a Glocester Manton program, call 568-6077. To register for a Harmony program, call 949-2850.

Technology Tuesday - One-on-One Computer Instruction
Tuesday, April 5 and 19, 6 pm, Harmony Library

Do you want to learn the basics? Sign up for individual instruction in the basics of computer use, email, and Internet searching.

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10 am, Harmony Library

Receive one-on-one instruction in learning how to use a computer, set up an email account, and search the Internet.

iPad Basics - One-on-One Instruction
Wednesday, April 6 and 13, 4 pm, Harmony Library

Learn how to use your iPad at a comfortable pace. Bring your iPad and your questions.

One-on-One eReader Instruction
Monday, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2 pm, Harmony Library

Learn how to use your eReader to borrow eBooks from the Ocean State Libraries.

One-on-One Computer Help
Library Hours, Glocester Manton Library

One-on-One computer help is available Monday through Wednesday, 11 am to 2 pm. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Special Notice: The Harmony Library recently traded in its old Nooks for two of the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 4Nook devices. Patrons can borrow a device for three weeks and read the latest bestsellers. Try out the Nook for a future purchase and enjoy a variety of apps.

Adult Programs

Tuesday Movie Matinees
April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2 pm, Glocester Manton Library

Enjoy the latest movie releases on the big screen - the way movies should be seen.

  • April 5 - Spotlight
  • April 12 - Brooklyn
  • April 19 - Creed
  • April 26 - The Revenant


Cookbook Club
Monday, April 4, 6 pm, Harmony Library

This month's selection is More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory by Rick Bayless. The club works this way: 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 meeting. We will sample and discuss our cooking experiences. If you would like to join the Cookbook Club, drop by the library to pick up a copy of the book. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the library at 949-2850 or email harmonyreference@gmail.com.


Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, April 13 and 27, 2 pm, Glocester Manton Library

In April, the group will explore shading techniques. New members are always welcome.

Insects in the Garden
Monday, April 18, 6 pm, Harmony Library

Learn about natural methods of insect control through companion plantings and other organic means. URI Master Gardener Melissa Guillet will speak about insect problems in the garden. Learn about natural methods of insect control through companion plantings and other organic means. To register or for more information, call the library at 949-2850 or email harmonyreference@gmail.com.


Solar Energy Basics
Monday, April 25, 6:30 pm, Harmony Library

Mark Durrenberger of New England Clean Energy will give a presentation on solar energy basics. If you have ever wondered how to get started with solar conversion, this is the program for you. Learn how to evaluate your roof for solar, get information on policies and Rhode Island regulations, and find out how to make a cost comparison.

Call 949-2850 to register or email harmonyreference@gmail.com.

Writing Programs

All programs require registration.

Writer's Circle
Mondays, 6 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Join like-minded folks who wish to explore the art of writing. Each meeting will involve writing exercises to expand your writing skills.

Memoir Writers Group
Wednesday, April 20, 6 pm, Harmony Library

Participants develop their writing skills by reading published memoirs, writing short essays, and sharing their writing with the group, led by Writing Coach Pat Kenny. Writers are encouraged to attend one meeting to see if the group is a good match for their writing goals.


Fiction Writers Group
Thursday, April 21, 5 pm, Harmony Library

(Please note the new meeting time.)
Share short excerpts of your original work, participate in monthly exercises, and receive feedback from fellow writers. Writers are encouraged to attend one meeting to see if the group is a good match for their writing goals. This group, led by Writing Coach Pat Kenny, is open to adults, 21 years and older.

Book Discussion Groups

Evening Book Discussion & Potluck Dinner

Wednesday, April 11, 6 pm, Glocester Manton Library
The Alienist by Caleb Carr will be discussed. Carr’s book is a fast-paced, historical mystery set in the New York City underworld of 1896.


Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, April 13, 1 pm, Glocester Senior Center
Discuss Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Books are available at the Harmony Library.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 14, 1:30 pm, Harmony Library
Talk about The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.


Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 20, 1:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library

Enjoy your Wednesday afternoon talking about books. Call the Glocester Manton Library at 568-6077 for April’s title.

Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 28, 1:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Enjoy a discussion of Scratched by J.J. Patridge.

The Glocester Libraries - The Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library