Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

November 2020

Curbside Pickup - Five Days a Week

The Glocester Libraries continue to offer curbside pickup of pre-ordered materials during library hours. The Harmony Library provides this service, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Glocester Manton Library, you can receive curbside pickup, Monday through Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To order, please phone the Harmony Library at 949-2850 and the Glocester Manton Library at 568-6077.

Story Time Programs

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Story Time Programs

This fall, the Glocester Libraries’ Story Time programs are live on Facebook in an effort to continue our tradition of quality story time programs while making your experience as safe as possible.


Story Time with Miss Annie (Pre-recorded)

Thursday, November 5, video 3 to 5 minutes length

Age Level: Preschoolers

Watch a weekly pre-recorded video with Miss Annie reading a story, offering suggestions for activities, and singing songs! New videos will be posted weekly on November 5, 12, 19; and December 3 and December 10.


Tuesday Facebook Live Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, November 3, 11 a.m., Facebook Live

Age Level: Infant to 3 years old

Join us on Facebook with your child, ages: infant to 3 years old, for stories, finger plays, and songs! A new program begins on November 10, November 17, December 1, and December 8.


Thursday Facebook Live Preschool Story Time

Thursday, November 5, 11 a.m., Facebook Live

Age Level: Ages 3 to 5 years old

Join us on Facebook Live with your preschoolers for stories, finger plays, and songs! A new program begins on November 12, November 19, December 3, and December 10.

Children's Programs

Harmony November Crafts

Begins Monday, November 2, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Crafts continue with a new craft each Monday at the Harmony Library! The crafts include:

· November 2: Scarecrow Craft

· November 9: Corn Beads Craft

· November 16: Thankful Wreath Craft

· November 23: Turkey Hat Craft

Note: Crafts are on a first-come, first-served basis. Crafts at the two libraries are different.


November Family Time Pickup Craft

Monday, November 2, through Saturday, November 28, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

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

Let us celebrate family, giving, and gratitude during November with these fun crafts:

· Week 1: Pinecone Turkeys

· Week 2: I Am Thankful Pie

· Week 3: Thanksgiving Gratitude Book

· Week 4: Yummy Pie Coasters


Pie Time with Ms. Nancy

Begins Tuesday, November 3, glocesterlibraries.org and Glocester Libraries’ YouTube Channel

Age Level: This is a fun Mom & Me, Dad & Me, Grandma & Me, etc. project.

Make a fun no-bake pie for Thanksgiving with just three ingredients! Watch Ms. Nancy make this yummy pie on our Glocester Libraries’ YouTube Channel and on our website.


Pass the Popcorn – Family Movie Night

Thursday, November 19, library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Families, help the Harmony Library while picking up some essential movies night supplies! Visit the Harmony Library, choose a movie from our collection, and the library will provide the popcorn, hot chocolate, and the four popcorn boxes upon check out! A donation is not expected but greatly appreciated for our children’s programs. Note: Concessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Virtual Pajama Story Time

Monday, November 23, 5 p.m., Zoom

Age Level: Ages 3 to 6 years old

Join Miss Kat and Bonnie the Bunny for our very first virtual pajama story time! Settle down with your snacks, enjoy some songs, stories, and felt board activities with Miss Kat!

Special Tutoring Program

Bryant University/Glocester Libraries’ Virtual Tutoring Program

November 2020 through May 2021, weekly one-hour sessions, Zoom

Bryant University with the Glocester Libraries will offer students in grades 3 and up homework assistance as well as extra help with school subjects. These hour-long individual sessions with a Bryant University student are part of a Federal Work Study Agreement through Bryant University and will be offered virtually for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested families should email Glocester Manton Library Assistant Nancy Steere at nancysteereya@gmail.com. Upon receipt of your email, you will be contacted by phone. Please include your primary contact phone number in your email. Note: Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Teen Programs

Youth Paint Night

Monday, November 16, 5 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 10 and up

Join Miss Kat for an instructed paint night! All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!


RITBA Book Reviews for Community Service

Monday, November 2 through Monday, November 30, Email

Age Level: Ages 10 years and older

Do you need community service hours? Write an original one-paragraph book review of a RITBA 2021 nominee book to receive one hour of community service. Tell us what you liked or did not like; if you would recommend it; and how many stars (1 to 5), you would give it! Email your review to glocesteryouth@gmail.com with your name and grade.


Your review will be posted to the Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library Facebook pages! To see a list of books, click on the link: https://riteenbookaward.org/ritba/current-nominees-0#overlay-context=ritba/2013-nominees

Adult Programs


Wire Art – Tree of Life

Wednesday, November 4, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Join us as we create a tree of life from copper wire and beads. Local artist, Kate Steere, will take you step-by-step to create a one-of-a-kind small wall hanging. This craft program is limited to six participants. We will be following CDC guidelines, so please wear a mask and do not attend if you are not feeling well. We ask that you bring a pair of wire cutters and small pliers. Please register online at glocesterlibraries.org.



Evening Book Discussion and Dinner

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

Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of The German House by Annette Ness. The story follows the involvement of a young translator hired to work at the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials of 1963. Our discussion will take place in an area of the library where participants can spread out to follow social distancing guidelines. Dinner consists of delicious pre-wrapped food.

Book Discussion Groups

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

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

Discuss your response to The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham.


Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 18, 1 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a discussion of A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier.


Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 18, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Enjoy a discussion of the bestseller, Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens. (Note: This in-person group is now full. Please call the Glocester Manton Library for waiting list placement or to be notified of other discussions.)


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 3, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy a discussion of Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett

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