Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

September 2017

Special Programs

Creative Dance Community Series
Wednesday, October 11 through January 3, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: 4 and 5 year olds

The well-known, prestigious Heritage Ballet of Lincoln is offering the basics of ballet with a healthy mix of creative dance done through popular children's songs and freestyle dancing. There is no charge for this class.

Captain Underpants Movie Party

Monday, September 18, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 6 years old and up

Celebrate an early school release day and see what George, Harold, and Captain Underpants are up to. Join us as we watch this hilarious animated PG movie. You’ve read about the pranks in these favorite children’s books, now witness them on the library’s big screen. There will be snacks and plenty of Captain Underpants’ books for you to check out!

Children Programs

Baby Story Time (Ages: infant to 2 years)

Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Harmony Library

Join us for reading, singing, bouncing, playing, and fun! This program is designed to be a weekly program for babies and caregivers to attend together. Begins September 21.

Toddler Time (ages 2 - 3 ½)

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Harmony Library and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Glocester Manton Library

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, flannel activities, and social play to ready your toddler for preschool and beyond. Begins September 19.

Preschool and Kindergarten (3½ – 5)

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at Glocester Manton Library and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Harmony Library

The preschool programs are designed to help your child develop skills that are fundamental building blocks for school readiness. Children will read stories, engage in movement/music activities, and do a craft. Children are encouraged to participate independently while caregivers remain in the library. Begins September 20.

Make It, Take It Crafts

September 5 to September 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 3 years old and up *Children under 5 years old may require parental assistance.

Children are invited to "drop in" to the Glocester Manton Children's Room for a craft they can make and take home. Crafts will be available during library hours and will rotate on a bimonthly schedule.

After School Wild Adventures Series

Monday, September 25, October 2, 16, 23, and 30, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Grades 1 -5

Come and explore Chepachet’s wildlife. This series of after school classes will be presented by Mary Grande, DEM Wildlife Outreach Coordinator and Ms. Nancy, Youth Services’ Assistant. We will tour outside the library looking for birds, animal tracks, and other wildlife as well as play wildlife games, view show & tell nature items, and do a nature craft.

National Playdoh Day

Saturday, September 16, 10:30 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 2 - 6

Celebrate National Playdoh Day! Join us for Playdoh fun with none of the cleanup! Children will be encouraged to explore using different colors of Playdoh and Playdoh utensils. See what creations your child makes!

Adult Programs

The Cookbook Club

Monday, September 11, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

The Harmony Library Cookbook Club returns to its monthly schedule with the cookbook

selection, Good Cheap Eats by Jessica Fisher. The club is a great way to sample new dishes without doing all the work! Choose a recipe to make and prepare it for the meeting. Everyone samples each other dishes and discuss the cooking experience. If you would like to join, register online at and then pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk. We hope to see you!

The Fearless Art Club

Wednesdays, September 13 and 27, 2:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

In September, members will explore and practice drawing glass and metal texture using graphite and colored pencil.

Pasta from Scratch with Professor Chef

Monday, September 18, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to prepare fresh pasta in this very hands on class with Professor Chef. We will be guided on how to use wooden tools instead of a pasta machine to create different dough shapes and sauces. The menu will include orecchiette with sausage and red peppers, cavatelli with spinach and prosciutto, and a quick vegetarian sauce.


Wednesday, September 20, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Adults and teens (Ages 14+) are invited to learn how to draw beautiful images using structural patterns on tile. Note: There is a $5 materials' fee.

Writers' Support Group

Thursday, September 21, 6 p.m., Harmony Library Community Room

Read and share your personal projects at this monthly meeting. This adult group is open to writers in all genres. Registration is not necessary.

Media & Technology Programs

Technology Tuesday - One-on-One Computer Instruction
Tuesday, September 5 and 26, 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 2013 or 2016, including Word, PowerPoint, or basic Excel, let us know when you register.

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 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.

iPad Basics - One-on-One Instruction
Monday, September 11, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn how to use your iPad at a comfortable pace. Bring your iPad and your questions.

One-on-One e-Reader Instruction
Wednesday, September 13, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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

One-on-One Resume Workshop

Thursday, September 14, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Need help creating or 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 Career Exploration Workshop

Wednesday, September 27, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Are you thinking about a new career or want a career change? Do you need to practice for an occupational exam? With your library card and access to the Glocester Libraries’ website, you can explore careers, take practice exams, and prepare for graduate school admission exams at your own pace. At this one-on-one workshop, learn how to register for an account, find the resources for your quest, and advance your career goals.

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, September 13, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Seniors can enjoy talking about A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, September 14, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy a discussion of the novel, The Pearl that Broke its Shell, by Nadia Hashimi.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 20, 1:30 p.m., GML

At our September meeting, the non-fiction book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, will be discussed. Light refreshments will be served.

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, September 28, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy discussing the mystery, The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen.

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