Glocester Libraries Newsletter
January 2016 - Happy New Year! Hope to see you in 2016!
Wednesday, January 6, 10 am to 8 pm
Start the New Year off fine-free! Visit the Glocester Manton Library or the Harmony Library anytime during library hours, and we will waive all of your fines. Applies to late fees only; damaged or lost item charges will not be waived.
Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve
Saturday, January 30, 1 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Filmmaker Marc Levitt will present his documentary film about the remains of a pre-contact coastal village on the southern coast of Rhode Island. Learn about one of the most important archeological sites on the East Coast of the United States, the legal battles over the land, and the most unlikely alliances formed to preserve this beautiful territory. Call to register at 568-6077.
Program Registration - in-person, by phone, and email
To email your registration request, contact the following:
Adult Programs at Glocester Manton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult and Computer Programs at Harmony - email@example.com
Adult Writing and Technology (iPad & eReader) Programs at Harmony - firstname.lastname@example.org
Children Programs at Harmony - email@example.com
Story Time Registration for both libraries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Children Programs at Glocester Manton - email@example.com
Please register for programs as soon as possible due to space limitations.
Special Event - Indoor Sand Table from the RI Museum of Science and Art
All ages are welcome to stop by the Harmony Library during library hours to tinker with one of the RIMOSA's most popular traveling exhibits. No registration required.
Children Story Time Registration
- Babygarten - Thursdays at 10 am, Harmony Library & Fridays at 10 am, Glocester Manton Library
- Toddler Time - Tuesdays, 10 am, Harmony Library & Fridays, 11 am., Glocester Manton Library
- Preschool - Wednesdays, 10 am, Harmony Library & Thursdays, 11 am, Harmony Library
Winter Bird Feeding Treats with the Glocester Land Trust
Monday, January 4, 4:30 pm, Harmony Library
Ages 5-8 are invited to learn about the different North American birds that inhabit their backyards and then make a fun bird feeding treat to bring home to them.
Wednesday, January 13, 4:30 pm, Harmony Library, Grades K-3
Children will "taste" a variety of books according to their reading levels, as well as enjoy a yummy snack and take home a dessert they create!
Beat the Winter Blues Beach Party
Tuesday, January 19, 4:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library, Grades K-5
Sandcastle fun, "cool" treats, and Beach Blanket Bingo, ending the program with a Sunshine Pinata!
After School Art: Clay Creations
Wednesdays, January 27-March 2, 4:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library, Grades K-5
Children will use air dry clay to create projects using different techniques such as coiling, pinching, and clay resist painting.
December 2015 Special Moments
CODING FOR MINECRAFT
Saturday, January 2, 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library
"Adult" Coloring for Teens
Wednesday, January 20 and 27, 4 pm, Harmony Library
Heard about the adult coloring craze? In addition to being fun, grown-up coloring has been shown to reduce stress and increase relaxation. Grades 6-12 are invited to hang out in the teen area and try it out. You will use Prismacolor's artist pencils and a variety of coloring books, including Lost Ocean, Dapper Animals, and Day of the Dead. Pizza will be provided as an after school snack. Please register by e-mailing Miss Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memoir Writers Group
Wednesday, January 20, 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.
Fiction Writers Group
Thursday, January 21, 6 pm, Harmony Library
Share short excerpts of your original work, participate in monthly exercises, and receive feedback from fellow writers.
Fearless Art Club Special
Monday, January 4, 6 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Explore and draw portraits with art student, Kate Steere. All materials will be supplied.
Monday, January 4, 6 pm, Harmony Library
Join fellow foodies for a monthly meeting that focuses on a different cookbook. January's selection is The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman. Choose a recipe and prepare it for the class. Everyone samples the dishes and discusses the cooking experience. Pre-registration is required before January 1.
Yoga for Beginners with Tracy Gilchrist
Tuesday, January 5, January 12, 19, 26; 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. The first class is free. There is a $5 fee for subsequent classes. Space for this class is limited and pre-registration is required.
Tuesday Matinees at 2 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Walk great movies on the big screen. Refreshments will be served.
January 12: The Intern starring Robert De Niro
January 19: A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson
January 26: Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton
Fearless Art Club
Wednesday, January 13 and 27, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library
In January , the club will explore sculpting with clay. All materials will be provided.
Media & Technology Programs
Technology Tuesday - One-on-One Computer Instruction
Tuesday, January 5 and 19, 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, January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 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, January 6 and 13, 3 p.m., Harmony Library
Learn how to use your iPad at a comfortable pace. Bring your iPad and your questions.
One-on-One eReader Instruction
Monday, January 11 and 25, 2 pm, Harmony Library
Learn how to use your eReader to borrow ebooks from the Oceant 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. Other times are available by 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.
Book Discussion Groups
Wednesday, January 13, 1 pm, Glocester Senior Center
Discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
Second Thursday Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 14, 1:30 pm, Harmony Library
Talk about All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Mystery Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 28, 1:30 pm, Harmony Library
Enjoy a discussion of Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.
Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 20, 1:30 pm, Glocester Manton Library
Discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown