Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

November, 2021

Visit the Libraries!


Harmony Library - Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glocester Manton Library - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Story Time Room Face-Lift

The Children's Story Time Room has a new look! Thanks to Kate Steere, our resident Cataloging Assistant and Artist, children now see animals flying in planes, floating in hot air balloons, and skydiving from a plane.

Kate, a 2018 graduate of Maine College of Art & Design, said she and Children's Librarian Kat Gillis wanted to create a sense of whimsy and joy when the children entered the room. "We want them to feel, 'Wooh, I'm up in the air!'"

When you visit the library, stop by the Story Time Room; it will lift your spirits!

Children's Programs

Note: Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Turkey Trot

November 1 – November 24, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages (Under 3 years may need caregiver assistance.)

Trotting Turkeys in the Children’s Room! In November, we will have a trotting turkey display that will feature a turkey craft using paper bags, feathers, and huge eyes! Come on in and create a turkey for our display. No registration required.

Donut Party

Monday, November 1, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Grades K-5

Let’s celebrate National Donut Day! This month’s Monday Afterschool Program will feature a donut craft, a donut game, and some yummy treats to take home.

Train Story Time

Saturday, November 6, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Products, 474 Putnam Pike, Chepachet

Age Level: Ages 2 to 6

Join Miss Kat at Harmony Products to read a fun train story, sing a locomotive song, and finally enjoy an awesome train ride! Children must ride with caregiver. Note: Rain date is Saturday, November 13, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Products.

Geology Rocks with POW Science!

Monday, November 8, 5 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Grades 3 - 5

In honor of STEAM Day, children in grades 3-5 can join POW Science for a hands-on exploration of rocks and minerals! Participants will learn how to identify “mystery minerals” and even take home their own geode to smash!

Heritage Ballet’s The Nutcracker Story Time

Saturday, November 13, 10:30 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Children of all ages. Children, under 5 years old, must be accompanied by an adult to the performance.

Heritage Ballet of Lincoln, Rhode Island presents this interactive story time featuring The Nutcracker story, followed by dance numbers from the Nutcracker Ballet.

Giving at Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 16, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 4-8

We will be celebrating the “giving” in Thanksgiving by making cards and a craft to be given to the residents of Overlook Nursing Home. Come and help an elderly member in our community have a Happy Thanksgiving. Note: Children may make one craft to bring home too!

Turkey Snack Bags

Wednesday, November 24, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 3 to 10

Drop by the Harmony Library between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to make a Turkey Snack bag, perfect for your lunchtime munchies before the big feast! (They contain pretzels, popcorn, and M&Ms.) Registration is not required.

Tween/Teen Program

Teen Candle Holder Etching

Monday, November 22, 5 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 11 and up

Join Miss Kat in etching some glass. With etching cream, we will be crafting some plain old jars into lovely pieces of art! Perfect for gift giving! Registration is limited.

Adult Programs

Glocester Libraries are following RIDOH guidelines requiring that all unvaccinated participants above the age of two to wear a mask inside the library.

Tuesday Movie Matinees

Tuesday, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Newly released feature films will be shown in the Community Room. Light snacks will be offered. Registration is not required.The movies include

  • November 2: Mighty Orphans
  • November 9: The Truffle Hunters

  • November 16: Here Today

  • November 23: Finding You

  • November 30: On the Rocks

Fearless Art

Wednesday, November 10 and 17, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

All skill levels are invited to share their passion for art with us! At this time, we are focusing on watercolors and botanical themes. All supplies are provided, but if you have brushes, please bring them. Please register.

Evening Book Discussion & Dinner

Monday, November 15, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of the New York Times bestseller The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, November 18, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Fulfill your resolution to write a book 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. Registration is not necessary.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 10, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Discuss your response to The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage, and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May. 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.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, November 18, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss your response to The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 2, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy a discussion of The Body in the Sleigh by Katherine Hall Page.