Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

February 2018

Special Events (Register online.)

Animal Experiences

Tuesday, February 19, 12:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Levels: All Ages

Learn about, explore, and develop a deep appreciation for reptiles, amphibians, and other small animals without being afraid of them. A former pet storeowner, Dave Marchetti, incorporates the animals he uses in his Animal Experiences programs as inspiration for his children stories, which can be found on Amazon and other online booksellers.


Evening Book Discussion & Dinner

Monday, February 25, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Copies of the book are available at the Harmony Library.

Winter/Spring Story Time (Register online.)

Baby Story Time (Ages: infant to 2 years)

Wednesday at 10 a.m., Harmony Library (Openings are still available.)

Join us for reading, singing, bouncing, playing, and fun! This program is designed to be a weekly program for babies and caregivers to attend together.


Toddler Time (ages 2 - 3 ½)

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library and Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Glocester Manton Library (Openings are still available.)

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, flannel activities, and social play to ready your toddler for preschool.

Children's Programs (Register online.)

Pasta/Bead Necklaces

Friday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 27, during library hours, Glocester Manton LIbrary

“Drop in” to Glocester Manton Library during February and make a lovely necklace using colored pasta and beads. No registration is required.


Valentine Hedgehog & Crazy Pencil Guy

Saturday, February 2, through Thursday, February 28m during library hours, Harmony Library

"Drop in" to the Children’s Room during the month of February and make a fun craft! All ages; No registration is required.


Valentine Day’s Craft for Toddlers

Monday, February 11, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 2-5 years with caregiver

Create a Valentine Suncatcher for someone special. Caregiver and children ages 2 to 5 years old will make the heart suncatcher with contact paper and tissue paper. This program is limited to 12 children accompanied by caregivers.


Valentine Collage Craft

Wednesday, February 13, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Grades K-3

Children, grades K-3, are invited to use their creative talents to make a special Valentine craft to give to a loved one.

Tween & Teen Program (Register online.)

Paper Beading

Monday, February 4, 4:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Grades 4 and up

Create colorful beads made out of magazine paper strips that when sealed will last for years! This program is for Tweens and Teens, grades 4 and up.

Adult Programs (Register online.)

Cookbook Club

Monday, February 4, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our cookbook for this February is The Kitchen Shortcut Bible: More than 200 Recipes to make Real Food Real Fast by Bruce Weinstein. If you would like to join, register online and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.


Valentine Paper Quilling Workshop

Tuesday, February 5, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to quill a Valentine-themed design with local artist Ann-Marie Lafrenaye. Quilling is the art of coiling paper strips to create sophisticated decorations. No special skills are necessary, and the library will provide all materials.


Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, 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:

  • February 5 - I Am Not a Witch
  • February 12 - The Sisters Brothers
  • February 19 - The First Man
  • February 26 - The Captain


Fearless Art Group

Wednesday, February 13 and February 27, 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. In January, we will explore the challenges of drawing winter landscapes. All levels of art experience are welcome. All materials will be provided.


Tea Tasting

Monday, February 11, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Gina Fligg of Pamfilio’s Catering will give a presentation about the many health benefits of tea. Audience members will then have the opportunity to sample five or six different varieties.


Crochet Group

Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Beginners and crocheters who are more advanced can 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.


Sewing 101

Tuesday, February 19 and February 26, 6:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Local seamstress, Cindy Chace, will offer basic sewing lessons that include, how to thread and run a machine, wind a bobbin, sewing a hem, and other basic repairs. All materials, including the machines, will be supplied. This class will take two lessons to complete.


Writers' Support Group
Thursday, February 21, 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.

Adult Media & Technology Programs (Register online.)

Resume Workshop
Monday, February 4, 2 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.


Getting Started with e-Zone

Wednesday, February 6, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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


One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 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 and iPhone Basics

Thursday, February 7, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to use the iPad and iPhone at a comfortable pace. Bring your devices and your questions. Note: This workshop is for only Apple not Android devices.


Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, February 19 and February 26, 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.


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, February 13, 1 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a discussion of the novel, Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood.


Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 14, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Talk about the Read Across Rhode Island selection, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha.


Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 20, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

February’s title for discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 28, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss the mystery, The Bone Box by Faye Kellerman.

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