Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

December 2018

Online Registration - Required for most programs

Register online for the following programs and events at www.glocesterlibraries.org. Patrons can register using a computer, a hand-held device, or their cell phones. You will receive email confirmation of your registration. Note: Most programs have limited capacity, so register as soon as possible!

Special Events

Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

Saturday, December 1 through Saturday, December 15, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Hand decorated Christmas wreaths will be available for purchase during open hours at the library. Donation for each wreath is $20. Your support is greatly appreciated!


Glocester Libraries Candlelight Open House

Thursday, December 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

We’re celebrating the candlelight season and have sweet treats, hot cocoa, crafts, a Baubles and Bling Fundraiser, and some fun ukulele music for you! Registration is not necessary.


Family Gingerbread House Contest

Wednesday, December 12, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Families are invited to come and create a family “gingerbread” house while listening to holiday music, sipping hot chocolate, and munching on holiday cookies. This annual event is a fun night of holiday cheer for families with a little bit of competition thrown in! Note: Each family is asked to bring one or more bags of candy to contribute to the community decorating table.


Holiday Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop

Tuesday, December 18, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Learn how to make a fresh and fragrant centerpiece for your holiday dinner table from greens gathered in your own backyard. Please bring garden clippers, work gloves, special decorations, fresh cut greens, and your holiday cheer! There is no cost for this workshop

Children's Programs

Christmas Storytelling & Tea Party

Thursday, December 6, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Glocester resident, author & storyteller Cheryl Ann Dickinson will get you into the Christmas spirit as she reads from her Christmas book, The Little Farmhouse Inn. Following her reading, children will be invited to a tea party as she autographs copies of her book. Copies of the book will be available to purchase, cash only. Children of all ages with their caregivers are welcome!


The Science of Superheroes

Thursday, December 27, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 6-10 years old

Help us save Captain America! Captain America is in a deep freeze and we need to use scientific skills to help defrost him safely. MobileQuest Adventures brings fun and educational learning opportunities to life with hands on learning activities.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club

Monday, December 3, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our cookbook for this December is King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World by Joan Nathan. If you would like to join, register online and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.


Holiday Wreath Workshop

Monday, December 3, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

This annual program is best described as a good old fashioned wreath making gathering! Learn how to hand-tie a holiday wreath with greens you collect from your own backyard. Please bring clippers and garden gloves. Wreath rings, decorations, and ribbon will be provided or you can bring special decorations and ribbon. There is no cost for this workshop.


Holiday Glass Painting Craft

Tuesday, December 4, or Monday, December 10, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to paint a simple holiday scene on a glass bowl. After the paint has set, enjoy your bowl as a votive candle holder or candy dish. No special skills are needed, and the library will provide all materials. Advance registration is absolutely required and space is limited. This program is suitable for adults and teens (14+). There is a $3 materials’ fee.


Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, December 4, 11, and 18, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Matinees offer new feature films on the big screen. Registration is not necessary and the movies are free. Light refreshments are served. Bring a friend! The movies include:


  • December 4 - The Captain
  • December 11 - Women Walks Ahead
  • December 18 - Joyeux Noel


Fearless Art Group

Wednesday, December 12, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

During the month of December, the group will continue to discuss the book, the New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.


Meditation for a Stress-Free Holiday

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Join Dr. Alan Post, long time meditator, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally, spiritually, and help with seasonal stress.


Crochet Group

Monday, December 17, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Beginners and crocheters that are more advanced are invited to learn and share their experience in a comfortable room for crochet and conversation! Ashley Ledoux, an experienced crocheter, will teach beginners and be available for assistance and advice.


Writers' Support Group
Thursday, December 20, 6 p.m., Harmony Library ( This day and time may change due to the holiday season.)

Read and share your personal projects at this monthly meeting. This adult group is open to writers in all genres.

Adult Media & Technology Programs

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, December 5, 12, and 19, 10 a.m., 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

Monday, December 10, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

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


Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, December 11 and 18, 6 p.m., Harmony Library
Sign up for instruction in the basics of computer use, email, and Internet searching. If you want to work on Microsoft Office 2016, including Word, PowerPoint, or basic Excel, let us know when you register.


e-Reader Basics

Wednesday, December 12, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to set up and use your e-Reader to borrow eBooks from the Ocean State Libraries.


Resume Workshop
Thursday, December 13, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Need help creating our updating your resume? Attend this one-on-one workshop. Bring a written draft of your resume and a USB flash drive to save and/or print your resume.

Note: Participants must be able to type their own resume.


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

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

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, December 12, 1 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a discussion of the novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Laneby Lisa See.


Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 13, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Talk about the novel, Undiscovered Countryby Kelly O. McNees or White Housesby Amy Bloom.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 24, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss the mystery, The Fleet Street Murdersby Charles Finch.

Glocester Libraries - The Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library