Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

April 2018

Children's Programs

Make It Take It Craft
April 2 through April 30, library hours, Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: Children ages 3 and up**
**Children under 5 years may need parental assistance.

Drop by and make a fun craft! During April, make a spring themed craft that children can make and take home. Crafts will be available during library hours and will rotate on a bimonthly schedule. Note: Registration is not necessary for this program.

Hot Wheels Racing

Monday, April 16, 11 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 6 and up

Join the Lincoln Johnny Lightning Race Club and bring your Hot Wheels cars from home as well as use the race cars provided by the club on their super indoor track! Play and learn from the professionals!

Pow! Science!: Dinosaurs

Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 4-8

Children will learn about plant and meat eating dinosaurs, simulate dinosaur digestion in a "Whole Class" experiment, make two kinds of fossils and play a fun game to find other members of their dinosaur herd! Each child will make an etching booklet of their favorite dinosaur fossils to take home.

Project CHICK

Friday, April 20, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All ages

Join us for Casey Farm's hands-on chicken program. Children will be introduced to a live Dominique chicken and five chicks. Children will be taught how to hold and care for chickens. Children will also be able to touch a chicken and a variety of eggs.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Thursday, April 26, 4 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 7-12 years old

Join the Harmony Library's newest book club! Each month, children will pick up a book from the graphic novel series of the month at the Circulation Desk. At the end of the month, we'll discuss the series over snacks. Children will be encouraged to talk about the books, draw the characters, or discuss other great graphic novels. April’s graphic novel series selection will be Lunch Lady by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Children can read any of the ten books in the Lunch Lady series.

Adult Programs

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17, and 25, Glocester Manton Library

Grab a snack and enjoy a new release movie on the big screen! The movies include:

  • April 3: The Shape of Water
  • April 10: The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • April 17: Spotlight
  • April 24: The Post

Cookbook Club
Monday, April 9, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

In April, the group will follow Simply Ming One-Pot Meals: Quick, Healthy & Affordable by Ming Tsai. The club works this way: every month, pick up a copy of that month's cookbook selection at the Harmony 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.

Finding Humor in Retirement

Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

The old rules, the hours, the daily habits suddenly it all changes in retirement and affects both partners. Discover steps that couples can take when faced with typical retirement problems along with effective solutions.

Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, April 11 and April 25, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Each month, we explore different drawing challenges to spark our creativity and enhance our drawing skills. The topics of exploration are guided by the members. All levels of experience are welcome. All materials will be provided.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

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

Crochet Group
Monday, April 23, 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.

Meditation for Healthy Living

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

We try to exercise and eat right to keep us fit and healthy, but doctors are now recognizing that a positive attitude and "food for the soul" are also important. Dr. Alan Post will help you discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy living regime.

Birds’ Nest Necklace Pendant

Monday, April 30, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to make a simple yet stylish bird’s nest necklace pendant with wire and beads. No special skills are needed, and the library will provide all materials. Space is limited. This program is suitable for adults and teens, 14 years and older.

Media & Technology Programs

iPad Basics

Monday, April 2, 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, April 3 and April 17, 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 2013 or 2016, including Word, PowerPoint, or basic Excel, let us know when you register.

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 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.

Career Exploration Workshop

Wednesday, April 4, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

Are you thinking about a new career or want a career change? Do you need to practice for an occupational exam? With your library card and access to the Glocester Libraries’ website, you can explore careers, take practice exams, and prepare for graduate school admission exams at your own pace. At this one-on-one workshop, learn how to register for an account, find the resources for your quest, and advance your career goals.

Resume Workshop
Thursday, April 19, 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.

e-Reader Basics

Wednesday, April 25, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to set up and use your e-Reader 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 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion
Wednesday, April 11, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

Second Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, April 12, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library
Talk about the novel, News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 18, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, April 26, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library
Enjoy discussing the mystery, The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths.

Glocester Libraries - The Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library