Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

January 2020

Enjoy the sounds of Winter!

Vivaldi Four Seasons: "Winter" (L'Inverno), complete; Cynthia Freivogel, Voices of Music 4K RV 297

Special Events

Special Frozen Event

Royal Party with Elsa and Anna!

Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Frozen fans of all ages, you are invited to the Glocester Manton Library to meet Elsa and Anna, who will tell stories, sing songs, and take pictures with you! You will also have the chance to make your own frozen silly putty! Royal treats and drinks will be available.

Glocester Manton Library Fundraiser

2020 February Calendar Raffle

February 1 through February 29, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Take 29 chances on one raffle ticket! It is Leap Year! During the month of February, we will be drawing for cash each day of the month. Tickets are $10 each or three tickets for $25 and are now available for purchase. Cash prizes total $1,100. It is a great way to support the library!

Winter Storytime Programs

Online Winter Story Time Registration begins Monday, January 6 at 10 a.m. for Glocester residents and Tuesday, January 7, at 10 a.m. for non-residents.

Baby Story Time (Ages: infant to 2 years) with Miss Kat

Thursdays at 10 a.m., Harmony Library

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. Begins January 23.

Toddler Time (ages 2 - 3 ½) with Miss Annie

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (HL) and Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, flannel activities, and social play to ready your toddler for preschool and beyond. Begins January 21 at the Harmony Library and January 24 at the Glocester Manton Library.

Preschool and Kindergarten (3½ – 5) with Miss Kat

Wednesdays at 11 a.m., Glocester Manton Library and Thursdays at 11 a.m., Harmony Library

The preschool programs are designed to help your child develop skills that are fundamental building blocks for school readiness. Children will read stories, engage in movement/music activities, and do a craft. Children are encouraged to participate independently while caregivers remain in the library. Begins January 22 at Glocester Manton and January 23 at Harmony.

Children's Programs

Mandala Sugar Painting

Wednesday, January 15, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: K-Grade 5

Create a beautiful and fun masterpiece using oil pastels, watercolors, and sugar!

Color Science Preschool Storytime

Thursday, January 16, 11 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 3 -6

Learn about the science of color with Miss Kat! Winter doesn’t have much color, but we will! We’ll read a story, talk about all the colors, and then do some experiments (with Skittles). You will also take home color sheets and instructions on how to make your own colorful slime.

Tween/Teen Programs

DIY Compliment Rocks

Friday, January 24, 5 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 10 and up

Celebrate National Compliment Day with us at the Glocester Manton Library. We will be painting compliment rocks, that you can choose to keep, share with the library, or share with friends! Learn the power of kindness with this fun craft.

Wrapped Friendship Necklaces

Monday, January 27, 4:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Grades 4-12

This jewelry-making workshop will have you use your creativity to make wrapped necklaces. We will be using cotton rope and embroidery floss.

Adult Programs

Mac’ and Beads!

Monday, January 6, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Learn fundamental knots of macramé for making bracelets, and jazz it up by adding beads or charms. You will love to wear them or give them to friends and family. All supplies are provided.

Cookbook Club

Monday, January 6, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our cookbook for January is A New Way to Dinner: A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead by Amanda Hesser. If you would like to join the Cookbook Club, register online at and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Matinees offer new feature films on the big screen. Visit for a list of the feature films. Light refreshments and popcorn are served. Bring a friend!

The movies include:

  • January 7 - Biggest Little Farm
  • January 14 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • January 21- Peanut Butter Falcon
  • January 28 - Farewell

Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, January 8 and January 22, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

This art club is guided by the likes and interests of its members. In the past, we have enjoyed graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolor. In January, we will explore acrylic paint, color matching, and end with a still life painting. All supplies are provided.

Birds’ Nests Pendants

Tuesday, January 14, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, January 15, at 11 a.m., Harmony Library

Adults and teens (14+) will learn how to fashion wire and beads into the shape of a bird’s nest. Participants can use their pendant as a necklace or earrings. Registration opens online on Saturday, December 28, at 10 a.m. Please sign up for only one session.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, January 16, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Jump start your New Year's resolution to write a book 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. Registration is not necessary.

Crochet Group

Monday, January 27, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Do you enjoy crocheting but wish you had some company while you were working? Are you a total beginner who is looking to learn this craft? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Harmony Library Crochet Group is for you. Beginners are provided with crochet hooks and yarn scraps to practice. More experienced crocheters should bring their own materials.

Tarot 101

Tuesday, January 28, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Sarah Gagne from Le Chat Noir Tarot will visit to talk about the fascinating history of the tarot. She will also speak about the best ways to take care of your cards and will share some of her experiences getting started in the tarot reading business. At the end of the presentation, there will be a short reading done for anyone who is interested.

Media & Technology Programs

Resume Workshop
Monday, January 6, 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.

Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, January 7 and January 21, 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, January 8, 22, and 29, 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

Wednesday, January 8, 4 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.

Getting Started with e-Zone

Monday, January 13, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

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

One-on-One Computer Help
Library Hours, Glocester Manton Library

One-on-One computer help is available Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 8, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Copies will be available at the Harmony Library.

Second Thursday Book Discussion

Thursday, January 9, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Eleanor Oliphant, a novel by Gail Honeyman, is the choice for the January discussion. Pick up your book at the Harmony Library. Registration is not necessary.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 15, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

The discussion will focus on Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy. Books are available at the Glocester Manton Library. Light refreshments are served.

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, January 23, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz.

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