Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

April 2019

Special Event

Glocester Libraries’ 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m., Acotes Field

Age Level: Children up to 10 years old

Mark your calendars for the popular Glocester Libraries’ Easter Egg Hunt! Registration is not necessary, but the event will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Bring your Easter baskets and join in the fun! For more information, call the Harmony Library at 949-2850 or the Glocester Manton Library at 568-6077.

Children's Programs (Register online)

Peter Rabbit Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 1, through Tuesday, April 30, during library hours, Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages

“Drop in” to the Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library for a fun Peter Rabbit Scavenger Hunt. Peter Rabbit will be hiding in our Children’s Rooms and will move to a new location each week. Each child, who finds Peter Rabbit, will receive a free Spring sticker and be entered to win a Spring gift basket. ** one entry per child, per week, please.

POW! Science!: Dinosaurs! Fossils, Dino Digestion & More!

Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Children in PreK-Grade 2

Learn about plant and meat eating dinosaurs, simulate dinosaur digestion in a “Whole Class” experiment, make two kinds of fossils, and play a fun game to find the other members of a dinosaur herd.

LEGOs at the Library – A Special Program

Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m., Harmony LIbrary

Age Level: Ages 6 and older

Grab your friends and meet at the Harmony Library to design your greatest LEGO creation yet! A special late night sweet treat will be provided to help fuel your creativity.

RI Computer Museum: Ozobot Game Lab

Thursday, April 18, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Children, 8 to 12 years old

Learn how to use the Ozobot robot to create your own game. Kids will learn about Ozobot, create a game out of everyday objects (e.g. cardboard, Playdoh, coins, library objects), and use examples to present their design to the group.

Tween/Teen Program (Register online)

Glass Painting for Teens

Tuesday, April 16, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 12 and older

Teens will learn how to paint a spring-themed design on a candy jar. No special skills are required, and all materials will be provided for this free program.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club

Monday, April 1, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our cookbook for this April is Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark. If you would like to join, register online and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Paper Quilling Workshop

Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Adults and Teens- ages 14 and older

Learn how to quill a spring-themed design with local artist Ann-Marie Lafrenaye. Quilling is the art of coiling paper strips to create sophisticated decorations. No special skills are needed, and the library will provide all materials for this free program. Ann-Marie Lafrenaye has been teaching a variety of arts and crafts to all age groups for many years, but her passion is quilling.

Tuesday Movie Matinees

Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Matinees offer new feature films on the big screen. Registration is not necessary and the movies are free. Light refreshments are served. Bring a friend! The movies for April include:

  • April 2 - Green Book
  • April 9 - A Star is Born
  • April 16 - Bookshop
  • April 23 - The Mule
  • April 30 - If Beale Streeet Could Talk

Fearless Art Group

Wednesday, April 10 and April 24, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

During the month of April, the group will continue to explore landscapes with colored pencil. Everyone is welcome to join us. Materials will be supplied, but if you have your own pencils, colored and graphite, please bring them.

Meditation for Healthy Living

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy regimen. Dr. Alan Post, a long time practitioner of meditation and contributing author to “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” by Rajinder Singh, will facilitate the program.

Ukrainian Egg Craft

Monday, April 15, 5:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Adults and Teens – ages 14 and older

The Ukrainian egg lady, Lisa Schipritt, is returning by popular demand! Participants will learn how to paint a beautiful Easter egg just in time for the holiday. The library will provide all materials for this free workshop.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, April 18, 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.

Crochet Group

Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Beginners and crocheters who are more advanced can learn and share their experience in a comfortable room for crochet and conversation! Ashley Ledoux, an experienced crocheter, will teach beginners and be available for assistance and advice.

Adult Media & Technology Programs

Resume Workshop
Monday, April 1, 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, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 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, April 3, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to use your e-Reader to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from Ocean State Libraries.

iPad and iPhone Basics

Thursday, April 4, 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.

Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, April 9 and April 23, 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.

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.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of the novel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 11, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Talk about the novel, Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

April’s title for discussion is Running Blind by Lee Child.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 25, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss the mystery, City of Endless Night by Preston & Child.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library