Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

December 2019

Special Holiday Event and Fundraisers

Harmony's Holiday Raffle Baskets

Now until Thursday, December 12, during library hours, Harmony Library

Take a chance to win one of our beautiful holiday and fun-filled baskets: Holiday Goodies Basket and Toddler Gift Basket. $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets

Book Bundle Fundraiser

Now until Saturday, December 21, during library hours, Harmony Library

Gently used books, bundled by genre and popular authors, are gift wrapped and ready for your favorite reader, at the Harmony Library's Book Bundle Fundraiser. Your donation of $5 per bundle helps support Harmony Library programs.

Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

Begins Saturday, November 30 and ends Saturday, December 14, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Hand decorated Christmas wreaths will be available for purchase during open hours at the library. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Glocester Libraries’ Candlelight Open House

Thursday, December 5, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

‘Tis December in old Glocester town and everybody is busy rushing around! The books are displayed at the library with care in the hopes that patrons soon will be there. Come, families! Come, friends! Come reindeer, too! We’re celebrating the candlelight season and have sweet treats, hot cocoa, crafts, and a Bauble and Bling Fundraiser just for you!

Children's Programs

Drop-in Craft: Christmas Crafts

Monday, December 2 through Monday, December 23, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 5 and up (younger children with caregiver assistance)

Christmas crafts will be the December drop-in theme in our Children’s Room. Each week, children can make a different craft including a jingle bell necklace and a candy cane.

Candy Cane Hunt

Monday, December 2 through Monday, December 23, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 5 and up (younger children at caregiver’s discretion)

Visit our Children’s Room during December and join the hunt for candy canes! Candy canes will be hiding in many different places, and children can use their sleuthing skills to find the candy canes. You will receive an actual candy cane treat to bring home and enjoy, **One per visit, please

Christmas Story Time and Hot Cocoa

Monday, December 2, 5:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Children of all ages

Local author and storyteller Cheryl Dickinson will get you into the Christmas spirit with a good story, as well as a short reading from her picture book, The Little Farmhouse Inn: A Christmas Story. Following the reading, children and families are welcome to refreshments like hot cocoa, cider, vanilla and gingerbread cakes. Coloring pages and a Christmas craft will also be available. Copies of Dickinson’s books will be available to purchase as a great Christmas gift.

Paws To Read

Tuesday, December 3, 15 minutes reading slots: 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 5:45 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Independent readers, Ages 5 and up

Read to a dog! Practice reading with a therapy dog who loves to listen! Bring your favorite book or come early and choose a book from our library collection.

Christmas Cookie Decorating

Friday, December 20, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 3 and up

Drop by the Glocester Manton Library to decorate some pre-baked Christmas cookies! All materials will be provided, just bring your holiday cheer!

Hot Wheels LJL Race Club

Saturday, December 28, 10 a.m., Glocester Manton LIbrary

Age Level: Ages 7 and up

Race your Hot Wheels cars on the Lincoln Johnny Lightning Race Club’s 20+ foot-long race track! Participants may bring their own Hot Wheels cars, or the club will provide race cars. Note: Everyone will go home with a free, new Hot Wheels car!

Kids Paint Night

Monday, December 30, 5 p.m., Harmony LIbrary

Age Level: Ages 8 and up

Come to the Harmony Library for a directed paint night with Children’s Librarian Kat Gillis! Paints, brushes, and a canvas will be provided – just bring your creative skills!

Pow! Science! Block Party

Tuesday, December 31, 11 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Grades K through 2

Learn with staff from Pow! Science! about problem solving, science, and teamwork! Can you beat the clock? Can you build the tallest tower in the room? Join us and find out!

Tween/Teen Programs

Rubber Band Creations

Wednesday, December 11, 4:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Grades 4 and up

Make your own rubber band bracelets! Participants will create bracelets, necklaces, or even key chains using colorful rubber bands.

Adult Programs

Mac’ and Beads!

Monday, December 2 and January 6, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Learn fundamental knots of macramé for making bracelets, and jazz it up by adding beads or charms. You will love to wear them or give them to friends and family. All supplies are provided.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Monday, 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 yard. Please bring clippers, gloves, special decorations, and fresh cut greens.

Cookbook Club

Monday, December 2, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our theme for December is holiday cooking Participants can choose between two cookbooks by Diane Phillips: Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead OR Perfect Party Food. If you would like to join the Cookbook Club, register online at and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, December 3, 10, and 17, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Matinees offer new feature films on the big screen. Light refreshments and popcorn are served. Bring a friend! The movies include:

  • December 3 - Poms
  • December 10 - Maiden
  • December 17 - The Art of Racing in the Rain

Holiday Wine Glass Painting

Wednesday, December 4, 11 a.m., Harmony Library

Adults and teens (14+) will learn how to paint holiday-themed designs on a wine glass. No special skills are required for this free program.

Holiday Napkin Luminaries

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

Note: This program is suitable for adults and teens (14+)

Join us for this quick and easy craft session. Using just mod podge, a napkin, and a paintbrush, participants will create a beautiful luminary on glassware that will spruce up their holiday décor. No special skills are needed, and all materials are provided for this free program.

Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, December 4 and December 11, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

This art club is guided by the likes and interests of its members. In the past, we have enjoyed graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolor. Traditionally, the months of November and December are set aside for linocut printmaking. All supplies are provided.

Crochet Group

Monday, December 16, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Do you enjoy crocheting but wish you had some company while you were working? Are you a total beginner who is looking to learn this craft? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Harmony Library Crochet Group is for you. Beginners are provided with crochet hooks and yarn scraps to practice. More experienced crocheters should bring their own materials.

Salt Shaker Snowmen

Tuesday, December 17, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Local artist Katie Steere will lead this workshop for adults and teens (14+). Participants will learn how to make a whimsical snowman out of a salt shaker, just in time for holiday decorating.

Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop

Wednesday, December 18, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Create a fresh and fragrant evergreen centerpiece that will last until Christmas with proper care. Bring your own clippers, fresh cut greens, gardening gloves, and any special ornaments. Floral foam, container, tapered candles, and some ornaments will be supplied.

Adult Technology & Media Programs

Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, December 3 and December 10, 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.

Resume Workshop
Monday, December 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.

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, December 11 and December 18, 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

Monday, December 16, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

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

iPad and iPhone Basics

Wednesday, December 18, 4 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 and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Book Discussion Groups

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, December 5, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss Lark! The Herald Angels Sing by Donna Andrews.

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

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

Join us for a discussion of The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. Copies will be available at the Harmony Library.

Second Thursday Book Discussion

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

At the Edge of the Orchard, a novel by Tracy Chevalier, is the choice for the December discussion. Pick up your book at the Harmony Library. Registration is not necessary.

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