Exeter Public Library
eNewsletter January 2020 Vol 2
Exeter Public Library - our website
State-wide Library Catalog - check your account, place requests for items
Rhode Island eZone - download ebooks and audiobooks with your library card
AskRI.org - lots of information, research databases and more!
Save the date!
Old-Fashioned Tea Party
We'll be wearing our Sunday-best, breaking out the fine china, serving a variety of hot teas, tiny sandwiches with no crust and some tasty desserts.
Tickets will be $15.00 per person.
If you are someone who would like to volunteer at this event (set-up, take-down, baking refreshments, helping to serve) please email email@example.com or stop in and talk to us!
Spring Craft Fair 2020! Vendors wanted!
We are now accepting online applications from vendors who sell hand-crafted, hand-made items for our Spring Craft Fair taking place on Sunday, May 3rd from 10-3.
Unlike previous years, acceptance into Craft Fair is not going to be first-come, first-served. We will review all online applications and contact all applicants by February 22nd.
Once our vendors are selected, a $15 non-refundable donation to the library reserves their spot.
Spaces in our craft fair are about the size of a 6ft table and surrounding area.
Here is the link to the application: www.exeterpubliclibrary.org/2020craftfair.html
Please contact Amy Neilson, Library Director firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-294-4109 with any questions or for more information,
Programs for Children
Storytime Snow Policy!
The library may be closed or have a delayed opening. Please call ahead 294-4109 before heading out in snowy and icy weather!
Tuesday Morning Storytimes
This session runs from Tuesday, January 21 - February 11th
for our littlest friends up to age 3 with their participating adult
10:30 - 11:00 am
Share books, rhymes, movement and more!
No registration required
for ages 3-5
11:15 am - 12 noon
Stories, songs and movement activities!
A new theme and craft each week
Children are encouraged to participate on their own, but their grownups are always welcome!
No registration required
If there is no school in EWG due to weather, Storytime will be cancelled!
Sensory Sensitive Storytime
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join us for a monthly Storytime that includes a quiet story and sensory activities.
This program is specially designed to be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.
No registration required. Please email or call Miss Aimee, email@example.com if you have any questions or need a social story before the program.
Programs for Adults
Wednesday Winter Craft Nights
It's dark and it's cold - but we are coming together for cozy crafts and conversation!
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
Please register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 294-4109 so we have enough supplies for everyone. Spaces may be limited in some programs.
- February 5 - Vision Boards - create a collage of pictures and quotes to represent your dreams and goals for the year
- February 12 - Farmhouse Book Stacks - a decorative stack of upcycled books
- February 19 - Painted tote bags
- February 26 - Macrame Key Chains
- March 4 - Pour Painting - abstract acrylic painting
Reading Across Rhode Island
We will be having a book discussion here about Rising on Thursday, March 5th and there will be other events throughout the state.
From the author: "What an incredible honor it is to have RISING chosen as Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read selection for 2020. Five years ago, my husband and I relocated to the Ocean State, and it is here that I finished writing this book. During that time, the climate crisis has heated up calling us to new conversations about what it means to be a human on planet earth today. I so look forward to sharing RISING and the conversations it will spark with you all." – Elizabeth Rush
7:00 - 8:15 pm
$10 per class
Take some time to relax and join Aimee Fontaine of sun star yoga in the library for a mixed-level yoga class for adults
New students are always welcome! Modifications and variations make this a perfect class for beginners as well as experience yoga practitioners.
Please bring your own yoga mat.
No registration required.
If the weather is questionable, please check the library's Facebook page for cancellations.
Library Tips & Tricks
Sometimes we overhear people looking at our "New Book" shelf and commenting that the books there are not especially new. We are not offended. We get new releases on a weekly basis and they stayed on the shelf - that would mean we are choosing titles nobody wants to take home!
In addition to this newsletter we also send out a weeklynewsletter of all the new books and movies we get in each week. We use a service called Wowbrary. You can sign up for it here. It will also link you to the library catalog so you can place holds (really the very best way for you to get your hands on anything new.)
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday