Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

May 2022

Glocester Libraries Partner with URI Master Gardeners

The Glocester Libraries are partnering with the URI Master Gardeners to share time, resources, and publicity. The partnership will be hosted by the Glocester Heritage Society. This partnership will include sharing resources and publicity to increase an awareness of the wonderful programming and events offered by the Heritage Society and our libraries.

The first workshop, Opening Your Garden for the Season, will be on Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. at the Job Armstrong Shopkeeper's Garden (behind the Glocester Heritage Society building, 1181 Main Street, Chepachet). Gardeners are asked to bring a sample of your garden soil in a small plastic bag, to be tested by the URI Master Gardener Soil Tester.

Children's Programs

Glocester Manton Library Pick Up Crafts

May 2 – May 28 during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

May Pick Up Crafts will feature “May the 4th Be With You” starring Grogu, for all our Star Wars’ fans; paper bag kites; penny spinners, and rockets! Crafts are rotated each Monday and are available in the Glocester Manton Library foyer during library hours.

Harmony Library Children’s Pick Up Crafts

May 2 – May 31, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

Stop by the Harmony Library to pick up a weekly take home craft! With themes like Star Wars , flowers, and monsters, you will be sure to enjoy creating new designs! Crafts are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Harmony Craft Table

May 2 – May 31, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

Get creative at the Harmony Library’s craft table! Every week, we will have a new craft for you to make.

Star Wars Scavenger Hunt

May 2 – May 31, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

Join us in finding all of the storm troopers in the Children’s Room at the Harmony Library! Once you find all of them, you will be entered to win a small raffle prize at the end of the month! A winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday, May 31st. May the force be with you!

May is for Flowers - Art Installation

May 2 – May 31, during library hours, GML

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

Help make our Children’s Room bloom in May. Drop in and make a flower or a plant to be displayed in our “May is for Flowers” art installation. Each participant will be eligible to win our May raffle prize.

Mom, Me, and Plants

Monday, May 2, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 6 and up with Caregiver

Celebrate Mother’s Day! Spend some time with Mom and play in the dirt! We will be learning about and starting some microgreens from seed as well as propagating some plant cuttings. To end the program, we will make some herbal tea packets to take home and enjoy with Mom.

Library Picnic

Tuesday, May 17, 12 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 0 – 5

Join us for a picnic at the library! Bring your own lunches and drinks, and have a fun day at the library with the Tot Lot, books, crafts, and friends!

Adult Programs

Seashell Wreaths

Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, May 18, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Adults and teens (14+)

Learn how to decorate a grapevine wreath with seashells. All materials will be provided.

Registration opens on Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

No registration required.
Find great peer support for your writing by joining the Writers’ Support Group! Read and share your personal writing projects at this monthly meeting. This adult group is open to writers in all genres.

Evening Book Discussion and Dinner

Monday, May 23, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of White Ivy by Susie Yang. Copies of this book will be available at the Harmony Library.

Technology Classes

One-on-One Technology Instruction

By appointment only

The Glocester libraries offer in-person technology classes. If you would like help with a Microsoft Office application: Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; want to learn how to use your new iPad or Apple laptop; or develop basic Internet skills, please phone the Harmony Library at 949-2850 or the Glocester Manton Library at 568-6077 for an appointment. Note: All classes require participants to wear a mask at this time and may be postponed due to COVID restrictions.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 11, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J.R. Moehringer. Copies of the book are available at the Harmony Library. Note: Registration is not necessary, but if you have never attended the group before, contact Brenda at the Harmony Library (949-2850) so you can be notified of any COVID-related changes to our schedule. New members are welcome.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 12, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. Pick up your book at the Harmony Library Circulation Desk.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 26, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy talking about Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library