Glocester Libraries e-Newsletter

October 2017

Special Events

Glocester Scarecrow Festival Crafts

Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pavilion at Kent Field

Visit our booth at the Glocester Scarecrow Festival. Glocester libraries will offer fun scarecrow crafts and take home activities for children.

Harmony Library Used Book Sale

Friday, October 27, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Harmony Library

So many great donations have poured in for this book sale! You will find gently used adult fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s books at amazing prices.

Trick or Treat on Main Street

Saturday, October 28, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

The Glocester Manton Library is thrilled to be a part of the Trick or Treat on Main Street, sponsored by the Glocester Business Association. We look forward to offering Halloween greets and treats!

Tricks or Treats at the Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Age Level: All ages

Make sure to put the Glocester Manton Library on your Trick or Treat list this Halloween. Come visit us for a treat and "check out" one of our many Halloween books as well as our Spooky "Make It Take It" craft.

Children Programs

Story Times at Glocester Libraries

The Story Time programs are designed to be weekly programs. Ideally, participants should be able to attend each week. Spots are still available in:

Baby Story Time (Ages: infant to 2 years): Thursdays at 10 a.m. 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.

Toddler Time (ages 2 - 3 ½): Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Glocester Manton Library

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

Preschool and Kindergarten (3½ – 5): 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.

Make It, Take It Crafts

October 2 through October 31, library hours, 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 Halloween craft they can make and take home. Crafts will be available during library hours and will rotate on a bimonthly schedule.

Glow in the Dark Experiments

Wednesday, October 4, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 5 years and up

Join us as we turn off the lights and have fun with things that glow. Make glow lava and glow in the dark bouncy balls. We will conduct glow in the dark experiments as we witness the effects of a black light on different materials.

Frightful Food

Thursday, October 17, 4:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Join us as we dine on ghoulish dishes that will make you squirm! All food will be edible and won’t hurt you, but the sight will certainly disgust you.

Paint Mini Pumpkins

Monday, October 23, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Infant – 5 years old

Children can venture outside to choose a mini pumpkin from our outdoor “pumpkin patch” and then head inside to paint their pumpkins. Once the paint dries, do not forget to take your pumpkin home.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club

Monday, October 2, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

The Harmony Library Cookbook Club uses the cookbook selection, Eat What You Love Everyday! by Marlene Koch for October's meeting. 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.

Closing Your Garden

Tuesday, October 3, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn about fall cleanup for vegetable gardens, frost concerns, planting bulbs, shrub and tree care and much more with URI Master Gardener Lee Menard.

Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, October 11 and October 25, 2:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

In October, members will continue to explore and practice drawing a variety of textures using graphite and colored pencil. We will also discuss and choose our next art project for November.

Introduction to Mushroom Hunting in Rhode Island

Monday, October 16, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Learn the basics of mushroom science and safety with Ryan Bouchard, author of Gourmet Mushrooms of Rhode Island 2015, and Emily Schmidt, one of the founders of Southern New England Mushroom Hunting.

Medicare Options Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Nancy Mendizabal, the United Healthcare Medicare Solutions licensed sales representative, will present current Medicare options, including the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Prescription plans that are available.

Glocester Libraries Walking Club Fall Walk

Wednesday, October 18, 8 a.m., Steere Hill Parking Lot on Putnam Pike (almost across from Harmony Post Office)

The Walking Club returns to the Steere Hill Conservation Area for an autumn walk to enjoy fall foliage. Steere Hill offers a couple hundred acres of gentle slopes, vernal pools, miles of stone walls, and scenic ledge vistas. We will take a look at the seasonal changes on the trail since our last visit during full summer.

Ukulele Workshop

Wednesday, October 18, October 24, November 1 and November 8, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? If so, learn to play the ukulele! Musician Tripp Hutchinson will lead a four workshop series for beginners. Ukuleles will not be provided, but a list of sources for good entry level ukuleles will be available at the library. The cost for each class in the series is $5.This program is supported in part by the Friends of the Glocester Manton Library.

Tales of Haunted Places in Southern New England

Monday, October 23, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Andrew Lake returns to the Harmony Library with tales of haunted places throughout southern New England. Andrew is a New England native who has been fascinated by ghosts ever since his first encounter with one at the age of 11. He is the founder of Greenville Paranormal Research, the author of Ghosthunting Southern New England, and has appeared on PBS and Discovery America.

Writers’ Support Group

Thursday, October 19, 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. Registration is not necessary.

Computer Workshops

Technology Tuesday - One-on-One Computer Instruction
Tuesday, October 24 and October 31, 6 p.m., HL

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, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 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.

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.

Media & Technology Programs

iPad Basics—One-on-One Instruction
Monday, October 16, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

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

Individual e-Reader Instruction
Wednesday, October 18, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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

Resume Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

Note: Participants must be able to type their own resume.

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.

Career Exploration Workshop

Wednesday, October 25, 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 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

Book Discussion Groups

Glocester Senior Center Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 11, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Seniors can enjoy talking about Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Second Thursday Book Discussion

Thursday, October 12, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy a discussion of the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 18, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

In October, Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson will be discussed.

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion

Thursday, October 26, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Enjoy discussing the mystery, Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger.