Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

October 2020

Story Time Programs

This fall, the Glocester Libraries’ Story Time programs will be live on Facebook in an effort to continue our tradition of Story Time programs while making your experience as safe as possible. Click the photo above to learn more about the sessions.


Our Story Time Live programs can be joined at: https://www.facebook.com/Glocester-Libraries-928984623845020


Story Time with Miss Annie

Thursday, October 1, 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 October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; and December 3 and December 10.


Thursday Facebook Live Preschool Story Time

Thursday, October 1, 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! This program repeats on October 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5, 12, and 19; December 3 and December 10.


Tuesday Facebook Live Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, October 6, 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! This program repeats on October 13, 20, and 27; November 3, 10, and 17; and December 1 and December 8.

Children's Programs

Spooky Story Walk

Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 31, during library hours, Harmony Library and Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages

Visit both the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library for a Halloween themed story walk! Follow the stations to read a Halloween story, and at the end, write your name in the guest book and receive a small prize!


October Storybook Crafts

Friday, October 2, through Saturday, October 31, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages

Note: Children under 3 years old may require caregiver assistance.

October Storybook Crafts will feature a surprise Halloween book, checked out on your library card, along with a real pumpkin! Decorate the pumpkin and return it to the library, when you return the book. Your pumpkin creation will be placed in our Scarecrow Festival Pumpkin patch! Note: Crafts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


October Harmony Crafts

Begins Monday, October 5, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

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

  • October 5: 3D Apple Story Book
  • October 13: Foam Pumpkin Garland
  • October 19: Eyeball Whirligig Toy
  • October 26: Paper Spider Craft

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


October Learning Pick Up Crafts

Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 30, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 3 and up

Crafts can be fun and educational! In October, our crafts will include learning about what's inside a pumpkin, lacing and decorating a fun scarecrow, threading with some fun fall colors, and sprouting a corn cob!


Kids Virtual Halloween Bingo

Monday, October 19, 5 p.m., Zoom

Age Level: Ages 8 and up

Join Miss Kat on Zoom for Virtual Halloween Bingo! Once registered, visit the Harmony Library between October 13 and October 17, during library hours, to pick up your bingo card. If you win a prize, you can pick up your chosen prize at the Harmony Library between October 20 and October 24.


Special Program: Bryant University/Glocester Libraries' Virtual Tutoring Program

Weekly one hour virtual sessions, time to be determined by tutor availability

Bryant University with the Glocester Libraries is offering students in Grades 3 and up homework assistance as well as extra help with school subjects. This program is part of a Federal Work Study Agreement through Bryant University. Due to COVID-19, this program will be offered virtually for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested families should email nancysteereya@gmail.com at the Glocester Manton Library. 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.


Special Group: Homeschooling at the Glocester Libraries

Facebook Group - Homeschooling at the Glocester Libraries

Are you a homeschooling family looking for ideas and support? Come join our Facebook group. The Glocester Libraries homeschooling group now has gone virtual. This group is for all homeschooling families that want to share ideas, offer support, or just want to communicate with like-minded people. Click: https://www.facebook.com/groups/319645389339794/ to join us.

Teen Program

Beaded Braid Bracelet (DIY)

Monday, October 12 through Thursday, October 15, glocesterlibraries.org and Glocester Libraries’ YouTube Channel

Age Level: Grades 6 to 12

Pick up craft supplies at the Harmony Library to make your own beaded bracelet! You even get to pick out the color of your beads! Materials can be picked up between October 12 and October 15 during library hours. You can watch how to make it in a video available on our Glocester Libraries’ YouTube Channel.

Adult Programs

Glocester Libraries' Walking Club - Fall Super Walk

Wednesday, October 7, 8 a.m., Steere Hill Parking Lot (almost across from the Harmony Post Office)

With cooler temperatures, the Walking Club will hold its annual "Super Walk." We will start at Steere Hill Conservation area, follow the trail to Heritage Park, and return to Steere Hill, enjoying the soft pine paths of the Cutter and Phillips Farm trails. The "Super Walk" will be a little longer than the usual Walking Club outing - approximately 5 miles and 1-1/2 to 2 hours long.


Fearless Art Club

Wednesdays, October 14 and October 28, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

The Fearless Art Club resumes its monthly schedule on October 14. This art club is guided by the likes and interests of its members. In the past, we explored graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolor. In October, we will discuss and plan our next art adventures for the coming months. Participation is limited for on-site programs in order to be compliant with CDC guidelines for gatherings. All supplies are provided. Please be sure to register.


Paper Crafted Fall Flower Bouquet

Tuesday, October 27, 6 p.m., and Wednesday, October 28, 11 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Adults and Teens 14+

Learn how to create a bouquet of colorful fall flowers out of heavy crepe paper just in time for the harvest season! Local artist Katie Steere will lead this free program. All materials will be provided.

Book Discussion Groups

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 8, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss your response to This Tender Land by William Kent Kreuger.


Glocester Libraries' Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 14, 1 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a discussion of The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman.


Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 29, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy a discussion of A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library