Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

August 2019

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!

Special Events

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.

Children/Tween Programs

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

August's Graphic Novel Club selection is "Reader's Choice!" Please bring a copy of your favorite graphic novel to the meeting. We will talk about the pros and cons of each selection and vote on a winner! Snacks will be served, of course! If you have any questions, email Ms. Nancy at

Adult Programs

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.

Technology Programs

Resume Workshop
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.

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