Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

November 2018

Special Events

Harmony Library Used Book Sale

Friday, November 2, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Harmony Library

So many great donations have poured in for this book sale! You will find gently used adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s books at amazing prices.

Evening Book Discussion/Dinner

Monday, November 26, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner, followed by a lively discussion of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a series of short stories about American soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. The Glocester libraries, the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library, are community partners with the Foster-Glocester Regional Schools, proud recipients of a national Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program grant. Students at Ponaganset High School will be reading this same title, and the author will visit in January 2019.

Children's Programs

Community Crafts

Friday, November 2 through Friday, November 30, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Grades K-5

Children are invited to “drop in” to the Children’s Room to create a craft to brighten someone’s day. In November, we will be making poppy flowers that will be sent to the Veteran’s Home in Bristol, Rhode Island. This craft is part of the program to support the Vietnam Memorial, The Moving Wall, coming to Ponaganset High School.

Hero Story Time

Wednesday, November 7, 11 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 3-5 years old

Join us for a special hero-themed story time. In honor of Veteran’s Day and the Moving Wall’s visit to Glocester, we will have a story time about our nation’s heroes. We will read books about service members and learn what they do to keep us safe. Note: Registration is not required.

Heritage Ballet: Nutcracker Story & Performance

Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages

Get into the holiday spirit as Heritage Ballet performers read the iconic story of the Nutcracker. The characters will be brought to life as Heritage Ballet dancers will perform an excerpt from The Nutcracker. After the performance, children will be invited to perform some ballet steps with the dancers.

Thankful Rocks

Wednesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Grades: K-5

Children in grades K-5 can create a visual reminder for what they are thankful for using paintbrush and paint!

Turkey Time

Tuesday, November 20, 5 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Grades: K-5

Children in grades K-5 are invited to create some edible turkey masterpieces using sugar cookies and fun decorating supplies.

Media & Technology Programs

iPad Basics

Monday, November 5, 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, November 6 and 20, 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 Basics
Wednesday, November 7, 14, and 28, 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.

e-Reader Basics

Wednesday, November 7, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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

Career Exploration Workshop

Monday, November 26, 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, November 29, 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.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club

Monday, November 5, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

November’s theme is Vietnamese food. Participants will have a choice between two cookbooks: Quick & Easy Vietnamese by Nancie McDermott or Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Vietnamese and American Comfort Food by Christine Ha. If you would like to join, register online and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, November 6, 13, and 27, 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! Visit our website,, for upcoming matinees.

Early New England Ice Harvesting

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for this illustrated talk by Jane Hennedy as she provides a crystal-clear look into the process that was once commonplace for people in past centuries. The program includes examples from regional collections on food preservation methods used prior to ice boxes.

Fearless Art Group

Wednesday, November 14, 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 November and December, will read and discuss the book, The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. A copy of the book is available at the Glocester Manton Library. All levels of art experience are welcome. All materials will be provided.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, November 15, 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, November 26, 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.

Book Discussion Groups

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 8, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Talk about the novel, Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn.

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, November 14, 1 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a discussion of the novel, These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine: 1881-1901: Arizona Territories by Nancy E. Turner.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 29, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss the mystery, Wreck the Hall by Sarah Graves.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library