Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

September 2019

Library Card Sign-up Month!

Libraries are a smart investment. They transform lives and communities and advocate lifelong learning. Sign up today for a library card so you can take advantage of the many things that the Glocester libraries, the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library, offer for you!

Special Events & Programs

Special Children's Event

Make a Haunted House!

Monday, September 30, 4 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 7 and up

Make your very own haunted house out of boxes with paint, glue, and other crafting supplies. Once completed, the houses will be displayed at the library for the month of October. Register online at beginning August 26 at 10 a.m.

Story Time Programs at Glocester Libraries

Online registration for Story Time programs begins Tuesday, September 3 for Glocester residents at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, September 4 for non-residents at 10 a.m. at

The Story Time programs are designed to be weekly programs. Ideally, participants should be able to attend each week.

Baby Story Time (Ages: infant to 2 years): Thursdays at 10 a.m. Harmony Library

Caregivers and babies up to 2 years old, join us at the Harmony Library for stories, toys, songs, and finger plays. Begins September 19.

Toddler Time (ages 2 - 3 ½): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. HL and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Glocester Manton Library

Caregivers and children, ages 2 to 3½, join us for stories, finger plays songs, and social play that will introduce and ready toddlers to preschool. Begins September 17.

Preschool and Kindergarten (3½ – 5): Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Glocester Manton Library and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Harmony Library

Join us for stories, songs, felt board activities, and finger plays! Children are encouraged to participate independently while caregivers remain in the library. Begins September 18.

Children Programs

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Drop-in Craft: Library Card Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 3 through Monday, September 30, during library hours,

Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Kindergarten and up (Pre-readers with caregiver help)

Visit our Children’s Room at Glocester Manton during the month of September and use your sleuthing skills to solve our Library Card Scavenger Hunt. Note: Registration is not necessary.

Buster the Teaching School Bus

Monday, September 9, 4 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: PreK-Grade 2

AAA Northeast brings Buster the Teaching School Bus to the Glocester Manton Library. This interactive program teaches children in Pre-K to Grade 2 about staying safe around cars, buses, and where they drive. This is a great child-friendly program where children get to interact directly with Buster the Teaching School Bus!

International Dot Day Party

Monday, September 16, 3:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Celebrate International Dot Day, based on the book, The Dot, by Peter Reynolds. The Dot celebrates self-expression and creativity, so join us for some creative “dot” crafts and a “dot” snack.

Mini Fall Tote Bag

Monday, September 23, 5 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 3 to 8

Join us at the Harmony Library to design your own miniature fall tote bag with paint, markers, and leaves! This is a fun craft to welcome the first day of fall!

Colorful Braiding

Wednesday, September 25, 4:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Grades 3 and up

Make a macramé bracelet or keychain for your backpack! If you have never made one, we will show you how. If you know how, try your hand a creating a new pattern or show a beginner how to create one.

Adult Programs

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Cookbook Club

Monday, September 9, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

The Cookbook Club returns for its sixth season! We will begin the season with Essential Pépin: More than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food by Jacques Pépin. If you would like to join the Cookbook Club, register online and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshops

Tuesday, September 10, 9 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 18 years and up

In a series of six sessions, two certified peer leaders from the RI Department of Health will provide participants with the tools to manage medications, fatigue, frustration, proper nutrition, communication skills, evaluate treatments, and action plans.

Introduction to Home Schooling

Tuesday, September 10, 5:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Members from ENRICH RI will be in the library to hold an introduction to homeschooling workshop. Learn about state laws, district policies, curriculum, and socialization. If you have ever wondered how to get started in homeschooling, this is the workshop for you!

Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, September 11 and September 25, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

During the month of September, the group will introduce water-soluble colored pencil techniques to their continued work with colored pencil techniques. Everyone is welcome to join us. Materials will be supplied, but if you have your own pencils, colored or graphite, please bring them.

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, September 17, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday matinees will resume after summer break on September 17. Watch a movie on the big screen! Light refreshments and popcorn are served. Bring a friend. Movies for September include:

  • September 17 - Shazam
  • September 24 - Best of Enemies

Beginner’s Yoga

Monday, September 16, 23, and 30, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

If you would like to join the 36 million Americans doing yoga, sign up for this series with Roberta Goldsmith, who has 13 years’ experience teaching in her home studio. Register online and sign up for each session that you plan to attend. Bring your yoga mat if you have one, but there will be some spare ones to borrow.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, September 19, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Read and share your personal writing projects at this monthly meeting. This adult group is open to writers in all genres. Note: Registration is not necessary.

Getting Started with Genealogy

Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join Kathan Mospaw Lambert, President of the Roger Williams Family Association, for this informative and fun introduction to genealogy. This class will be helpful for anyone interested in learning more about how to find family information and those already immersed in filling those family trees. Each participant will leave with the forms you need to get started and a tree to fill in as you go.

Adult Media & Technology Programs

Resume Workshop
Monday, September 9, 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.

Getting Started with e-Zone

Wednesday, September 18, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, September 4, 11, 18, and 25, 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, September 3 and September 17, 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.

iPad and iPhone Basics

Wednesday, September 25, 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, Tuesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1p.m. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Glocester Libraries' Book Discussions

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 11, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of Raven Black by Ann Cleeves. Register online at Books will be available at the Harmony Library.

Second Thursday Book Discussion

Thursday, September 12, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Jane Austen’s popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, is the choice for the 2019-20120 season’s first discussion. Pick up your book at the Harmony Library. Note: Registration is not necessary.

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, September 26, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss Silence of the Grave by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indriðason. Set in Reykjavik, the novel forms part of the author’s regionally popular Murder Mystery series, which star Detective Erlendur. Pick up your book at the Harmony Library. Note: Registration is not necessary.

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