Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

February 2020

Special Fundraiser

Fabulous February Raffle

February 1 through February 29, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Take 29 chances on one raffle ticket! It is Leap Year! During the month of February, we will be drawing for cash each day of the month. Tickets are $10 each or three tickets for $25 and are now available for purchase. Cash prizes total $1,100. It is a great way to support the library!

Winter/Spring Story Time Programs - Spots still open in:

Toddler Time (ages 2 - 3 ½) with Miss Annie

Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., Harmony Library and Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, songs, and social play to ready your toddler for preschool and beyond. This is a weekly event and ideally participants will attend each week.

Preschool and Kindergarten (3½ – 5) with Miss Kat

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

Children's Programs

Mo Willems Storytime

Monday, February 10, 5:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 4-8

Join us at the Harmony Library to celebrate the birthday of the author Mo Willems, who writes about Elephant and Piggie! We will read some of his funniest and best stories, sing songs, and make a Mo Willems inspired craft!

Valentine Candy Crafts

Tuesday, February 11, 5 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: K-Grade 5

Make some fun candy crafts to celebrate Valentine’s Day! We will be using chocolate kisses, lollipops, sweethearts, and other yummy treats!

Tinkergarten Storytime

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Ages 2-8

Join us at the Glocester Manton Library with Tinkergarten to learn about nature in winter! Miss Jen from Tinkergarten will read a story and conduct an awesome activity that will show us the wonders of winter and the animals we see during this season!

Paws to Read

Tuesday, February 18, 2 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., or 2:45 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Independent Readers ages 5 and up

Do you want to brush up on your reading skills? Do you love dogs? Practice reading with a therapy dog who loves to listen to stories! Bring your favorite book or COME EARLY and choose a book from our library’s collection. Each registration will be for 15 minutes of reading.

DIY Shelter Animal Toys

Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 8 and up

Visit the Harmony Library to make some DIY toys for shelter animals! You can each make one toy for a shelter cat and one toy for a shelter dog. Not only will animals enjoy them, you will enjoy making them! Spread some love and kindness to our furry friends. Note: Please feel free to bring your own t-shirt material for this craft.

T-Shirt Spray Paint

Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Ages 8 and up

Join us at the Harmony Library to spray paint your own t-shirts. With fabric spray paint and funky stencils, you can create some awesome t-shirts!

Tween/Teen Program

Rubber Band Creations

Monday, February 24, 4:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Grades 4-12

In this Tween/Teens program, participants will be using rubber bands. You will create bracelets, necklaces or even key chains using colorful rubber bands.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club

Monday, February 3, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Our cookbook selection for February is Dinner Pies: From Shepherd’s Pies and Pot Pies to Tarts, Turnovers, Quiches, Hand Pies, and More by Ken Haedrich. If you would like to join the Cookbook Club, register online at and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Matinees offer new feature films on the big screen. Visit for a list of the feature films. Light refreshments and popcorn are served. Bring a friend!

The movies include:

  • February 4 - Judy
  • February 11 - Downton Abbey
  • February 18 - Overcomer
  • February 25 - Harry and Snowman

Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, February 12 and February 26, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

This art club is guided by the likes and interests of its members. In the past, we have enjoyed graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolor. In February, we will continue to explore acrylic paint, color matching, and end with a still life painting. All supplies are provided.

Icelandic Travel and Culture Night

Tuesday, February 11, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

The tiny island nation of Iceland has become a tourist hotspot! Join us for an evening of travel tips, breathtaking photos, Icelandic treats, and cultural highlights from a native Icelander and traveler. Come with your questions!

Beaded Dragonfly Bobby Pin Craft

Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 p.m., Harmony LIbrary

Adults and teens (14+) will learn how to fashion an intricate beaded dragonfly using a large bobby pin as a base. Participants will have a choice of color scheme. This workshop will be taught by Rhode Island crafter, Carrie King.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, February 20, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Begin 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.

Birds of Rhode Island

Monday, February 24, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Mary Gannon, Wildlife Outreach Coordinator from the RI Department of Environmental Management, will give a presentation about the birds of Rhode Island. She will discuss the Breeding Bird Atlas Project, focusing on how particular bird populations have fluctuated from the 1980s to current days. The bald eagle, among other selected birds, is one of the positive examples of population growth in the Ocean State.

Crochet Group

Monday, February 24, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Do you enjoy crocheting but wish you had some company while you were working? Are you a total beginner who is looking to learn this craft? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Harmony Library Crochet Group is for you. Beginners are provided with crochet hooks and yarn scraps to practice. More experienced crocheters should bring their own materials.

Evening Book Discussion & Dinner

Tuesday, February 25, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou.

Adult Media & Technology

Resume Workshop
Monday, February 3, 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.

Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, February 4, 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 Basics
Wednesday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, 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 and iPhone Basics

Wednesday, February 5, 4 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.

Getting Started with e-Zone

Monday, February 10, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

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

One-on-One Computer Help
Library Hours, Glocester Manton Library

One-on-One computer help is available Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 568-6077 to schedule an appointment.

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 12, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Copies will be available at the Harmony Library.

Second Thursday Book Discussion

Thursday, February 13, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, the Read Across Rhode Island selection by Elizabeth Rush, is the choice for the February discussion. Pick up your book at the Harmony Library. Registration is not necessary.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 19, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

The discussion will focus on The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams. Books are available at the Glocester Manton Library. Light refreshments are served.

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, February 27, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss Face of Deception by Iris Johansen.

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library