Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter
Glocester Libraries' Welcomes New Children's Librarian - Katarina "Kat" Gillis
The Glocester Libraries welcomes Katarina "Kat" Gillis of Smithfield, our new Children's Librarian! Kat graduated magna cum laude from Rhode Island College in 2018, majoring in Psychology. She is now earning her Master's Degree in Library Science at the University of Rhode Island.
Kat worked as a page at the East Smithfield Public Library for the past six years and as a swim instructor, camp counselor, and babysitter at the Smithfield YMCA for more than seven years. It's great to have Kat part of the Glocester Libraries' team!
Lunar Landing Party
Thursday, August 8, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Harmony Library
The Glocester Libraries will wrap up the Summer Reading Program with classic outdoor games like ring toss, corn hole, and lawn bowling. Stop in any time between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. to play games and enjoy a special cold and creamy treat to celebrate all our readers have accomplished over the summer! Registration is not necessary.
Al Testa Jazz Quintet
Saturday, August 10, 4 p.m., Pavilion at Kent Field
Enjoy the lively sounds of the Al Testa Jazz Quintet. Their performance includes stylistic jazz improvisation, light rock, show tunes, and more. Registration is not necessary.
Dogs Days of Summer – Drop-in Craft
Friday, August 2 – Friday, August 30, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: All Ages
Celebrate the dog days of summer by creating a dog-themed craft in our Children’s Room. We will be using some fun materials including colored pencils, googly eyes, and colored felt.
Graphic Novel Club
Wednesday, August 14, 2 p.m., Harmony Library
Age Level: 8 years old and up
Glocester Libraries’ Walking Club (Walk 8)
Wednesday, August 7, 8 a.m., Steere Hill Conservation Area. We will meet at the dirt parking lot on Putnam Pike (across from the Harmony Post Office).We will return for a second time this summer to Steere Hill Conservation Area, but we will be walking on the Field, Cutter, and Phillips trails, with a short detour to a tiny cemetery. These trails offer a combination of shaded pine paths and open fields.
Tuesday Movie Matinee
Tuesday Movie Matinees at the Glocester Manton Library are suspended for August and will resume in September.
Writers' Support Group
Thursday, August 15, 6 p.m., Harmony Library
Read and share your personal projects at this monthly meeting. This adult group is open to writers in all genres.
Monday, August 5, 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, August 7, 14, and 28, 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
Wednesday, August 7, 3 p.m., Harmony Library
Learn how to use your e-Reader to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from Ocean State Libraries.
Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, August 13 and 27, 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.
iPad and iPhone Basics
Wednesday, August 21, 3 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 through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.