Glocester Libraries Newsletter

February 2016

Happy Valentine's Day - Love Your Library Month

Support the Harmony Library becoming a member of the Friends of the Harmony Library group. In February, the Friends of the Harmony Library have set a goal of $2,000 in membership donations. Membership fees start as low as $3 for an individual and up to $50 or more for a benefactor.

Registration Information

Registration is required unless otherwise noted. To register for a Glocester Manton program, phone 568-6077. To register for a Harmony program, phone 949-2850.

To email your registration request, contact the following:
Adult Programs at Glocester Manton -
Adult and Computer Programs at Harmony -
Adult Writing and Technology (iPad & eReader) Programs at Harmony -
Children Programs at Harmony -
Story Time Registration for both libraries -
Children Programs at Glocester Manton -
Please register for programs as soon as possible due to space limitations.

Family Program

Star Wars Party
Tuesday, February 16, 1 pm, Harmony Library

It's Star Wars fun for the entire family! Enjoy different snacks, crafts, games, and activities for different age groups and of varying difficulty levels. To register, phone 949-2850.

Children Programs

Free Saturday Movie Matinees
Saturday, February 13 and 27, noon, Glocester Manton Library

Children of all ages are invited to bring their lunch and watch new releases on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks are provided.
  • February 13 - Goosebumps
  • February 27 - Pan

Rapunzel's Live Sing-A-Long Show

Tuesday, February 16, 11 am, Glocester Manton Library

Get "tangled up" in Rapunzel's theatrical adventure as she sings beautiful songs, tells her story, and leads your little prince or princess through fun games and dancing! The show will be followed by a meet-and-greet, and all children will receive an autographed photo. Cameras and costumes are encouraged. Register by calling 568-6077.

Adult Programs

Registration is required except for Tuesday matinees.

Cookbook Club
Monday, February 1, 6 pm, Harmony Library

Join fellow foodies for a monthly meeting that focuses on a different cookbook. Februarys's selection is The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook: Over 150 Fresh and Delicious Recipes to Speed Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure, and Prevent Diabetes by Maria Heller. Choose a recipe and prepare it for the class. Everyone samples the dishes and discusses the cooking experience. Pre-registration is required before January 29th. To pre-register, or for more information, call the library at 949-2850 or email

Yoga for Beginners with Tracy Gilchrist
Tuesday, February 2 and 16, 6:30 pm, Harmony Library

Yoga relieves stress and chronic pain and promotes strength, flexibility, and mindfulness. Tracy, a yoga instructor for 15 years, specializes in teaching beginners. There is a $5 fee for these classes. Space for this class is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the library at 949-2850 to register.

Homeschool 101: An Introduction to Homeschooling - a workshop with the staff of ENRICH RI
Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Harmony Library
If you have ever wondered how to get started in homeschooling, this is the workshop for you. Learn about state laws, district policies, curriculum, and socialization from ENRICH RI staff. ENRICH RI is a welcoming, inclusive group that offers support services to local homeschooling families. To register, contact the library at 949-2850 or email

Tuesday Matinees at 2 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Tuesday Movie Matinees will be suspended in the month of February. The matinees will resume in March with new releases.

Fearless Art Club
Wednesday, February 10 and 24,, 2 pm, Glocester Manton Library
In February, club members will explore how to draw and paint different bodies of water: ocean, streams, and ponds. All skill levels are welcome!

Arts & Crafts
Monday, February 22, 1 pm, Glocester Manton Library

Friday, February 26, 2 pm, Glocester Senior Center
If you have never painted before, this program is for you! Learn how to use acrylic paint without brushes. Call the Glocester Manton Library to register at 568-6077.

Media and Technology Programs

Registration is required unless otherwise noted. To register for a Glocester Manton program, call 568-6077. To register for a Harmony program, call 949-2850.

Technology Tuesday - One-on-One Computer Instruction
Tuesday, February 2 and 23, 6 pm, Harmony Library

Do you want to learn the basics? Sign up for individual instruction in the basics of computer use, email, and Internet searching.

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 10 am, Harmony Library

Receive one-on-one instruction in learning how to use a computer, set up an email account, and search the Internet.

iPad Basics - One-on-One Instruction
Wednesday, February 3 and 10, 3 pm, Harmony Library

Learn how to use your iPad at a comfortable pace. Bring your iPad and your questions.

One-on-One eReader Instruction
Monday, February 1, 8, 22, and 29, 2 pm, Harmony Library

Learn how to use your eReader to borrow eBooks from the Ocean State Libraries.

One-on-One Computer Help
Library Hours, Glocester Manton Library

One-on-One computer help is available Monday through Wednesday, 11 am to 2 pm. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Special Notice: The Harmony Library recently traded in its old Nooks for two of the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 4Nook devices. Patrons can borrow a device for three weeks and read the latest bestsellers. Try out the Nook for a future purchase and enjoy a variety of apps.

Writers Groups

Registration is required for all programs.

Writer's Circle
Mondays, 6 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Join like-minded folks who wish to explore the art of writing. Each meeting will involve writing exercises to expand your writing skills. Call 568-6077 to register.

Memoir Writers Group
Wednesday, February 17, 6 pm, Harmony Library

Participants develop their writing skills by reading published memoirs, writing short essays, and sharing their writing with the group, led by Writing Coach Pat Kenny. Writers are encouraged to attend one meeting to see if the group is a good match for their writing goals. Phone 949-2850 to register.

Fiction Writers Group
Thursday, February 18, 3:30 pm, Harmony Library (Please note the new meeting time. During the winter months, the group will meet in the afternoon.)

Share short excerpts of your original work, participate in monthly exercises, and receive feedback from fellow writers. Phone 949-2850 to register.

Book Discussion Groups

Book Discussion and Light Dinner
Monday, February 8, 6 pm, Glocester Manton LIbrary

Enjoy a light dinner followed by a discussion of A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash. Cash's book is a riveting thriller about the bonds between two brothers growing up in a small town in North Carolina. To pre-register, or for more information, call the Harmony Library at 949-2850 or the Glocester Manton Library at 568-6077 or email Books are available to borrow at both libraries.

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 10 , 1 pm, Glocester Senior Center

Discuss Before I Go by Colleen Oakley. Books are available at the Harmony Library.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 11, 1:30 pm, Harm
ony Library
Talk about All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion
Wednesday, February 17, 1:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library

Discuss Sue Monk Kidd's novel, The Invention of Wings.

Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 25, 1:30 pm, Harmony Library

Enjoy a discussion of Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin.