Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

November 2022

Veterans' Day - Friday, November 11

Thank you to our Veterans for your service.

Children Programs

Note: Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Harmony and Glocester Manton Libraries’ Craft Tables

November 1 through November 30, during library hours

Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

Youth of all ages, discover the indoor craft table at both libraries for a fun Thanksgiving themed craft! Each library is different, so be sure to visit both places.


Children’s Pick Up Crafts

November 1 through November 30, during library hours

Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages, No registration required.

Youth of all ages, stop by both the Glocester Manton and Harmony libraries to pick up a fall/Thanksgiving pickup craft! Each library craft is different, so be sure to visit both libraries! Note: Changes on the pickup craft are now made monthly, not weekly.


Ornaments for Veterans

Tuesday, November 8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages

Join us to make holiday cards and ornaments for Veterans right here in Rhode Island. Registration is not necessary; just drop in!


Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party

Monday, November 14, 5 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 3 and up

Join us for a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! We will watch a Charlie Brown special movie, and then have our own inspired feast complete with toast, popcorn, jellybeans, and pretzels! Some healthier options and a craft will be provided as well.


Science with Ms. Jen – Lego Cars

Tuesday, November 22, 5 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 5 and up

Learn about friction and aerodynamics with Ms. Jen. Use your creativity and knowledge of aerodynamics to design the fastest car out of Lego. We will be racing the cars on different surfaces to show how friction can slow down the speed of the cars.

Tween/Teen Program

Baby Yoda Ornament for Teens

Monday, November 28, 5 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 12 and up

Join Miss Kat in making your own Baby Yoda ornament! By sewing felt with simple stitching, you can make a super cute addition to your tree!

Adult Programs

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Enjoy a newly released movie on a big screen! Light refreshments are served. View the movie schedule on www.glocesterlibraries.org.


History and Origin of American Military Medals

Tuesday, November 1, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Retired science teacher, Steve Hackett, will give a presentation on the history of American military medals and the process by which they are awarded. There will be an accompanying display of American and international medals, uniforms, photos, and other artifacts. Steve has been collecting medals for 40 years. Come with your questions!

If you have recently cleaned out an attic or basement and uncovered any mysterious medals or insignia, feel free to bring them for help in identification. If you are unable to attend in person, you may email a photo of your item to harmonyreference@gmail.com and your message will be passed along to Steve.


Cookbook Club

Monday, November 7, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Cookbook Club will have recipes at the ready to make for a delicious and stress-free season! Our cookbook for this meeting will be The Side Dish Bible: 1001 Perfect Recipes or Every Vegetable, Rice, Grain, and Bean Dish You'll Ever Need by America's Test Kitchen.


This is how the club works: every month, pick up a copy of that month's cookbook selection at the Harmony Library. Choose a recipe to make and prepare it for the next month's meeting. We will sample each other's dishes and discuss our cooking experiences. If you would like to join the Cookbook Club, register at www.glocesterlibraries.org and then drop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.


Fearless Art

Wednesday, November 9 and November 16, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

The Fearless Art Club invites adults of all ages and artistic abilities to experiment with materials and techniques to create art. In November, we will explore printmaking by carving soft linoleum blocks. We create a supportive atmosphere for people to come together, explore art, find their own artistic style, and be inspired and influenced by others.


Medicare Options Workshop

Wednesday, November 9, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

United Health Medicare Solutions licensed sales representative, Nancy Mendizabal, will present current Medicare options, including the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Prescription plans that are available.


Book Page Flowers

Monday, November 14, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Paper flowers can add a creative touch to any table, especially when they are covered with words! Learn how to make two different flowers that will create a unique bouquet. All materials will be provided.


Writers’ Group

Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

No registration required.
Find great peer support for your writing 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. For more information, phone Pat Kenny, Reference and Technology Librarian, at 949-2850.


Evening Book Discussion and Dinner

Monday, November 21, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of the highly acclaimed We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz. Copies of the book are available at the Harmony Library.


Holiday Napkin Stenciling

Tuesday, November 29, 6 p.m. and Wednesday, November 30, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Participants will learn how to stencil holiday patterns on cotton napkins. All materials will be provided. Please register for one class only. Note: Online registration will open on Tuesday, November 8, 6 p.m.


Holiday Wreath Workshop

Friday, December 2, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

This annual program is best described as a good old-fashioned wreath making gathering! Learn how to hand-tie a holiday wreath with the greens that you collect in your own backyard. Please bring clippers and garden gloves. Wreath rings, decorations, and ribbon will be provided or you can bring special decorations and ribbon. There is no cost to this workshop.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 9, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. Copies of the book are available at the Harmony Library. Note: Registration is not necessary, but if you have never attended the group before, contact Brenda at the Harmony Library (949-2850) so you can be notified of any COVID-related changes to our schedule. New members are welcome.


Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 10, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Pick up your book at the Harmony Library Circulation Desk. Note: Registration is not required.


Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 16, 12 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

The November book discussion will focus on The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad. Copies are available for borrowing at the Glocester Manton Library. Note: Registration is not required. In addition, there will not be a book for December. Instead, the group will meet at a local establishment for a little holiday cheer. Location to be determined.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 1, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy talking about Away in a Manger by Rhys Bowen.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library