Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

March 2019

Special Programs

Harmony Library Book Sale

Friday, March 15 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 16 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This book sale will offer gently used books, a variety of DVDS, and music CD's for adults and children. All the proceeds will benefit library programs.

RIMOSA (Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art) Magnet Table

March 1 through March 31, library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Feel the force! Discover the power of attraction by using magnets to move metal filings into your own creative designs and shapes. RIMOSA's magnet table will be at the Harmony Library for the entire month of March. Join us!

Glocester Libraries’ 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m., Acotes Field (dependent on weather conditions)

Age Level: Children up to 10 years old

Mark your calendars for the popular Glocester Libraries’ Easter Egg Hunt! Registration is not necessary, but the event will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Bring your Easter baskets and join in the fun! For more information, call the Harmony Library at 949-2850 or the Glocester Manton Library at 568-6077.

Children's Programs - Register online.

Rainbow Art

Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 30, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

“Drop in” to Glocester Manton Library and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! All month we will be creating Rainbow Art using bingo blotters and coffee filters.

Cat in the Hat Drop-in Craft

Saturday, March 2 through Saturday, March 16, during library hours, Harmony Library

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by making a pop-up Cat in the Hat craft.

Lady Bug Drop-in Craft

Monday, March 18 through Saturday, March 30, during library hours, Harmony Library

Make a 3-D Lady Bug out of construction paper at your Children’s Area craft table.

Egg Decorating

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

Age Level: Grades K- Grade 3

Children in grades K-3 are invited to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Hungry Caterpillar! We will look at the special tissue paper used by Carle and then decorate eggs using tissue paper!

Tween/Teen Programs - Register online.

String Beading

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

Age Level: Tweens and Teens in Grade 4 and up

Tweens and teens are invited to join in the beading fun at our second meeting. This month, we will try our hand at making string beads as well as use some conventional beads to make and take home a pair of earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace.

Teen Paint Night

Wednesday, March 27, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Tweens and Teens, ages 12 and up

Painting, food, and friends! What could be more fun? Receive step-by-step instructions to create three mini-canvas paintings of cactus while enjoying a Mexican fiesta. This free program includes all materials. Space is limited so register early!

Adult Programs - Register online.

Cookbook Club

Monday, March 4, 6 p.m., Harmony LIbrary

Our cookbook for this March is Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman. 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, March 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. The movies include:

  • March 5 - The Wife
  • March 12 - Can You Every Forgive Me?
  • March 19 - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • March 26 - Boy Erased

Kombucha Workshop

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

Age Level: Adults and teens 14 + years

Kombucha is a fermented tea rich in probiotics and antioxidants. Kombucha enthusiast, Gail Mitchell-Slezak, will bring samples, give participants an opportunity to sample several flavors, and then help everyone get started on creating their own blend. All materials will be provided.

Fearless Art Group

Wednesday, March 13 and March 27, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

During the month of March, the group will meet to draw a still life. All materials will be supplied. If you wish to bring your own pencils, please do.

Crochet Group

Monday, March 18, 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.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, March 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.

Wellness on a Budget

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

Learn how choices in everyday products can affect your health and the environment. Gina Fligg, owner of EcoPure – a business that help people detoxify their homes, and Maggie Koosa of The Alchemists, a financial planning company, will help consumers make informed decisions while staying on a budget.

Social Security – Your Questions Answered

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Are you considering retirement? Join us at the Harmony Library for a presentation by Jan Hilfer, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Greenville, for a discussion on ways to maximize Social Security benefit amounts for the individual and the spouse, based on age, life expectancy, and need. Come with your questions!

Adult Media & Technology Programs - Register online.

Resume Workshop
Monday, March 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.

Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, March 5 and March 19, 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, March 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.

Getting Started with e-Zone

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

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

iPad and iPhone Basics

Thursday, March 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.

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, March 13, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of the novel, The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

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

Talk about LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

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

March’s title for discussion is The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman. Light refreshments are served.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

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

Discuss the mystery, Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library