Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

July 2019

Special Events

Steelpan Band – PanNeubean Steel

Free Concert! No registration required.

Monday, July 1, 7 p.m., Pavilion at Kent Field

Known for their soulful blend of Reggae, Soca, and Calypso, PanNeubean Steel specializes in showcasing the beautiful sounds of the Caribbean Islands. Having opened for music legends such as Kenny Chesney, and Jimmy Buffett, PanNeubean Steel will help you launch your holiday week and celebrate!


Evening Book Discussion & Dinner

Monday, July 22, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious free dinner followed by a lively discussion of The Various Haunts of Men: A Simon Serrailler Mystery by Susan Hill.

What is summer at the library?

Lounge Around

Feeling hot? Visit the library and enjoy the cool, air-conditioned space.


Summer Library Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Harmony Library - Monday through Thursday

Glocester Manton Library - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Watch a Movie!

Tuesday Movie Matinees

Tuesday Movie Matinees - No registration required!

Tuesday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, Glocester Manton Library

Enjoy free movies this summer at the library! Watch new feature films on the big screen - air conditioning and light refreshments are included! In July, you can enjoy:


  • July 2 - Castles in the Sky
  • July 9 - Fighting with My Family
  • July 16 - Restless
  • July 23 - The Upside
  • July 30 - Cold Pursuit

Have fun at a Summer Reading Program!

Summer Reading Registrations

Registrations for summer reading programs began June 1. Below are listed the programs and events that still have available openings. Register online at glocesterlibraries.org.

Family Programs

Circus Dynamics

Wednesday, July 10, 11 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 4-10 years old

Circus Dynamics offers a fast paced, audience interactive, and highly technically skilled circus variety show. This performance will include spaced-themed juggling and balloons. After the show, children will learn to make their own balloon animal.


Family Geocaching

Thursday, July 11, 10 a.m., Sprague Farm, Pole#33, Pine Orchard Road, Chepachet

Age Level: Parent/Guardian with Child – Ages 5 and up

Treasure hunters wanted! Families will explore beautiful walking trails in Glocester while searching for hidden containers. All you need are good walking shoes, a well-charged cell phone, and the Geocaching app.


Sunset Family Yoga

Thursday, July 11 and July 25, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Local yoga instructor, Brenda Ferry, will lead families through basic yoga poses, breathing techniques, and more. End your busy summer day by aligning your chakras and learning relaxation and concentration. BYO mat if you have one, but extra mats will be available to borrow. Note: One mat space is reserved for each family.

Children's Summer Reading Programs

Blast Off Bookmarks

Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 31, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages

Mark your spot in your Summer Reading Book! Visit our craft table in the Children’s Room and color some aliens, rockets, or planets to make a Blast Off Bookmark!


PJ Story Time with Caregiver

Tuesday, July 9 and July 16, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 3½ – 6 years old

Wear your PJs to our evening summer Story Time series! On July 9, there will be a special visit from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and on July 16, Miss Ann will have a final story time with craft program.


Build a Model Rocket

Monday, July 29, 1 p.m., Harmony Library and Winsor Park

Age Level: Ages 10 years old and up with a Caregiver (required)

Build your own model rocket then travel to a nearby park to launch it! This free program includes all materials but has limited enrollment so sign up quickly.

Tween/Teen Summer Reading Programs

Mobile Quest Adventure

Monday, July 8, 2:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 10 and up

This hands-on program will have students participate in the Intergalactic STEAM Space Station Adventure.


Leave Your Mark

Tuesday, July 9, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 10 and up

Tweens and teens are invited to design and paint a library bookend! Your creation will be used at both Glocester Manton Library and Harmony Library, making your mark on the library for years to come!

Adult Summer Reading Programs

Glass Painting

Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m., Harmony Library

Adults and teens (14 years old and older) will learn how to paint summer-themed designs on a candy jar. No special skills are required, and all materials will be provided for this free workshop.


Writers' Support Group

Thursday, July 18, 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. Registration is not necessary.

Go for a Walk!

Glocester Libraries' Walking Club

Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club (Walk 3)

Wednesday, July 3, 8 a.m., Sprague Farm

Sprague Farm hosts majestic stone walls and numerous trails. For our first visit to Sprague Farm this summer, we will visit a meticulously restored cemetery. (We will meet at the parking lot on Pine Orchard Road.)


Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club (Walk 4)

Wednesday, July 10, 8 a.m., Steere Hill Conservation Area

Steere Hill offers several hundred acres of gentle slopes, vernal pools, miles of stone walls, and scenic ledge vistas. For this first visit, we will hike the Ridge and Stone Dam Trails. (We will meet at the dirt parking lot directly on Putnam Pike – across from the Harmony Post Office.)


Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club (Walk 5)

Wednesday, July 17, 8 a.m., Heritage Park

Acquired in 1967, Heritage Park offers 115 acres of trails crossing several streams and passing by a shepherd’s hut. We will climb Steere Hill and then head back along the Outer Loop Trail and cross a small wooden bridge. (We will meet at the parking lot on Chestnut Oak Road.)


Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club (Walk 6)

Wednesday, July 24, 8 a.m., Pulaski Park at 151 Pulaski Road (just off Putnam Pike)

We will revisit Pulaski Park this year and walk along the rustic gravel road that winds around the limits of the park crossing over a quaint covered bridge halfway through out hike. Towards the end of the walk, we will enjoy views of lovely Peck Pond.


Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club (Walk 7)

Wednesday, July 31, 8 a.m., Sprague Farm. (We will meet at the parking lot for Sprague Farm on Pine Orchard Road.) For our second walk at this Glocester Land Trust property, we will pass by the stone foundations of two farmsteads on the Sprague Trail, continue along a scenic ridge, and then turn onto the Colonel Anthony Trail.

Learn Something New!

Media & Technology Programs

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, July 3, 10, 24, and 31, 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.


Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, July 9 and July 23, 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.


Getting Started with e-Zone

Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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


Resume Workshop
Monday, July 22, 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.


iPad and iPhone Basics

Wednesday, July 31, 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.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library