Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter
Winter/Spring Story Time Programs
Registration for Winter/Spring 2022 Story Time programs begins Monday, January 3, at 10 a.m. Glocester Libraries require all patrons to wear masks in the libraries.
The programs include:
Baby Story Time begins Thursdays, January 27, 10 a.m., at the Harmony Library.
Weekly Dates: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5
Caregivers and infants to 2 years old, join Miss Kat for this 30-minute story time of stories, songs, finger plays, and playtime! Class size is limited to eight participants.
Toddler Story Time begins Tuesday, January 25, 10:30 a.m., at the Harmony Library and Friday, January 28, 10:30 a.m., at the Glocester Manton Library.
Weekly Dates (Harmony): 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26, and 5/3
Weekly Dates (Glocester Manton): 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, and 5/6
Caregivers and children, ages 2 to 3½ years old, join Miss Kat for a 30-minute story time filled with fun tales, songs, felt board activities, and more! Class size is limited to ten participants.
Preschooler Story Time begins Wednesday, January 26, 11 a.m., at the Glocester Manton Library and Thursday, January 27, 11 a.m., at the Harmony Library
Weekly Dates (Glocester Manton): 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, and 5/4
Weekly Dates (Harmony): 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, and 5/5
Children, ages 3½ to 5 years old, join Miss Kat for a 45-minutes program of stories, felt board activities, songs, and crafts! Class size is limited to ten participants.
January 3 - 31, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: All Ages
Fancy Frosty will be our January Art Installation in the Children’s Room. Drop in and help decorate Frosty using cray pas pastels and pom-poms! No registration required.
Monday, January 3, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: Grades K- 5
Our monthly Monday craft group will create winter lanterns in January. Come and create a shining glass lantern suitable for indoors or outdoors.
Transylvania Movie Night
Friday, January 14, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: Ages 6 and up
Join Miss Kat to watch the newest movie about Transylvania! Snacks, drinks, and pizza will be provided. Bring your own blanket/pillow/beanbag to get comfortable!
Pajama Story Time
Thursday, January 20, 5 p.m., Harmony Library
Age Level: Ages 2-6
Join Miss Kat with your comfiest pajamas for stories, songs, and a craft!
Easy Loom Knitting
Tuesday, January 25, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: Ages 9 and up
Learn how to loom knit. It’s so much easier than regular knitting. Our first project will be a winter hat with a pom-pom. If you can handle a pencil, play a video game, or flip the pages in a book, YOU CAN LOOM KNIT! Note: Attendance is limited to five participants.
Glocester Libraries require all patrons to wear masks in the libraries.
Note: Registration is required for all adult programs unless otherwise noted.
Monday, January 3, 6 p.m., Harmony Library
The Cookbook Club will ring in the New Year with our first in-person meeting since March of 2020! For this meeting, we will explore vintage recipes from days gone by. This is the perfect time to highlight grandma's tried and true standbys. The library will also provide copies of cookbooks with ideas. Call the Harmony Library at 949-2850 for more information.
Tuesday Movie Matinees
Tuesday, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library
Newly released feature films will be shown in the Community Room. Light snacks will be offered. For a listing of the films, please visit our website or call the library. Registration is not required. The movies include:
- January 4: No Time to Die
- January 11: Joe Bell
- January 18: Mass
- January 25: Cry Macho
Wednesday, January 12 and 26, 2 p.m., Harmony Library
Please join us as we continue to explore watercolors through viewing online tutorials and discussing our shared work. All materials are provided, but if you have watercolor brushes, please bring them.
Writers' Support Group
Thursday, January 20, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library
Jump start your resolution to write a book by joining the Writers’ Support Group! Read and share your personal writing projects at this monthly meeting. This adult group is open to writers in all genres. Registration is not necessary.
Evening Book Discussion & Dinner
Monday, January 24, 6 p.m., Harmony Library
Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of the New York Times bestseller, Defending Jacob by William Landay.
One-on-One Technology Instruction
By appointment only
The Glocester libraries have returned to in-person technology classes! If you would like help with a Microsoft Office application: Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; want to learn how to use your new iPad or Apple laptop; or develop basic Internet skills, please phone the Harmony Library at 949-2850 or the Glocester Manton Library at 568-6077 for an appointment. Note: All classes require participants to wear a mask at this time. If COVID conditions worsen, these technology classes may be temporarily postponed.
Book Discussion Groups
Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 12, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center
Enjoy a discussion of A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell.
Second Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, January 13, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library
Talk about The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.
Mystery Book Discussion
There is no discussion in January.