Glocester Libraries eNewsletter

August 2018

Special Music Event

Classics Five Jazz Quintet

Saturday, August 4, 4 p.m., Pavilion at Kent Field

Enjoy some free live music with the Classics Five Jazz Quintet entertaining the crowd with jazz, light rock, doo-wop, country, and blues from the heart of America’s homegrown music library. No registration is required.

Family Program

Rockin Luau

Friday, August 3, 2 p.m., Pavilion at Kent Field

Come celebrate the end of Glocester Summer Reading Program with a Rockin’ Luau. Children will be taught Hawaiian dance moves by Polynesian dancer Lola Matte and then cool off afterward with Kona Ice. There will be authentic crafts, snacks, fun, and a special visit from Pete the Cat! No registration is required.

Children's Programs

Mermaid Masterpieces

Wednesday, August 1, 3 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 10 years old and up

A Best of RI Award Winner, Mermaid Masterpieces gives teens step-by-step directions on painting their own masterpieces that then they take home.


Playdoh Pals

Thursday, August 2, Harmony Library

Age Level: 2 - 5 years old

Children will be encouraged to explore using different colors of Playdoh and Playdoh utensils in this six-week series. Playdoh is a fun way to entertain children and also a great way to build fine motor skills.


Buster the Teaching School Bus

Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 3-7 years old

AAA’s Buster the Teaching School Bus arrives at the Harmony Library to teach children about safety around cars and buses.


Graphic Novel Book Club

Thursday, August 23, 4 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 7-12 years old

August’s graphic novel series’ selection is Narwhal and Jelly by Ben Clanton. Children can read any of three books in the Narwhal and Jelly series. Children will be encouraged to talk about the books, draw the characters, or discuss other great graphic novels. We will even snack on some of Narwhal’s favorite foods!

Adult Programs

Tuesday Movie Matinees, Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Movie Matinees will resume in September.


My Near Death Experience: A Message of Hope

Wednesday, August 1, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Dr. Ronald Barks will present a powerful story about his near death experience following a heart attack. He will share stories of others who had similar experiences and hopes you will share your thoughts and experiences too.


Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club

Wednesday, August 1, 8 a.m., Heritage Park

Wednesday, August 8, 8 a.m., Sprague Farm

Wednesday, August 15, 8 a.m., Steere Hill Conservation Area

Visit the glocesterlibraries.org website for descriptions and directions.


Writers' Support Group
Thursday, August 16, 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.

Media & Technology Programs

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, August 1, 8, 15, 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 Basics

Monday, August 6, 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, August 14 and August 28, 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.


Resume Workshop
Thursday, August 23, 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.


Career Exploration Workshop

Monday, August 27, 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.


e-Reader Basics

Wednesday, August 29, 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.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library