Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

May 2018

Children's Programs

Make It Take It Craft
May 1 through May 30, library hours, Glocester Manton Library
Age Level: Children ages 3 and up**
**Children under 5 years may need parental assistance.

Drop by and make a fun craft! In May, create a Mother's Day card and a special little gift for Mom. Note: Registration is not necessary for this program.


Bath Fizzies

Wednesday, May 9, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: Children & Teens – 10 years old and up

Join us as we make bath fizzies. Bath fizzies are a great way to make an ordinary bath extraordinary with lots of fizz and foam. We will mix the ingredients, dye the bath fizzies, and put them in a mold. We will even have some examples of bath fizzies on hand that we will put into water to see what happens. Note: This could get messy so please dress accordingly!


Intro to Baby Massage

Monday, May 14, 10 a.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: Babies 3 weeks – 11 months

Pamela Murgo, LMT of RehabExperts Massage Therapy in Chepachet will explain the benefits of baby massage. The sequence and techniques for effective baby massage will be demonstrated.


Sensory Story Time

Tuesday, May 22, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: All ages

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to join us for a fun, interactive story time. We will enjoy a story, music, and sensory play. Linda Brunetti of the Autism Project will be on hand to answer questions about resources and services available to families. Note: Caregivers must be present during story time.


Graphic Novel Book Club

Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 7-12 years old

Join the Harmony Library's newest book club! Each month, children will pick up a book from the graphic novel series of the month at the Circulation Desk. At the end of the month, we'll discuss the series over snacks. Children will be encouraged to talk about the books, draw the characters, or discuss other great graphic novels. May’s graphic novel series selection will be Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown and Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Children can read any of the five books in the Star Wars Jedi Academy series.

Adult Programs

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Grab a snack and enjoy a new release movie on the big screen! The movies in May include:

  • May 1: Phantom Thread
  • May 8: Spotlight
  • May 15: All the Money in the World
  • May 22: The Greatest Showman
  • May 29: The Florida Project


An Evening with Brian Trainor

Tuesday, May 1, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Enjoy an evening with photographic artist, BrianTrainor, as he shows and talks about his photographs. Note: A selection of Brian's photographs are currently displayed on the main floor of the Glocester Manton Library.


Ukulele Workshop for Beginners (Seven-Week Series)

Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, and 13, 6 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Musician and teacher, Tripp Hutchinson, will guide you through a seven week series of workshops to learn how to strum simple songs, tune your ukulele, technique, and some basic music theory. Music and instrumental material will be provided. Ukuleles are not provided, but the library does have five ukuleles for borrowing on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note: You only need to register once for this series. Note: There is a $5 fee for each class.


Intermediate Level Ukulele Workshop (Seven-Week Series)

Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, and 13, 7 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

This workshop is designed for those ukulele players who have been strumming for a bit and feel comfortable with some of the basic ukulele techniques. Musician and teacher, Tripp Hutchinson, will provide instruction on new strumming and picking patterns. New chords, tips, and tricks will bring color and dimension to the great songs of our musical heritage. Note: You only need to register once for this seven-week series. Note: There is a $5 fee for each class and purchase of the book, Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1, is strongly recommended. Several copies will be available for borrowing on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Cookbook Club
Monday, May 7, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

The group will follow Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka. The club works this way: every month, pick up a copy of that month's cookbook selection at the Harmony Library. Choose a recipe to make and prepare it for the next month's meeting. We will sample each other's dishes and discuss our cooking experiences.


Evening Book Discussion/Dinner

Monday, May 14, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a delicious dinner followed by a lively discussion of the highly acclaimed The Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford. The novel follows the adventures of a mysterious young man in mid-eighteenth century Manhattan, 30 years before the American Revolution.


Fearless Art Club

Wednesday, May 9 and May 23, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Each month, we explore different drawing challenges to spark our creativity and enhance our drawing skills. The topics of exploration are guided by the members. All levels of experience are welcome. All materials will be provided.


Writers' Support Group
Thursday, May 17, 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.


Crochet Group
Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Beginners and crocheters that are more advanced are invited to learn and share their experience in a comfortable room for crochet and conversation! Ashley Ledoux, an experienced crocheter, will teach beginners and be available for assistance and advice.

Media & Technology Programs

Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, May 1 and May 22, 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, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 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

Monday, May 14, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

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


Resume Workshop
Thursday, May 17, 3 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.


e-Reader Basics

Wednesday, May 23, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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


Career Exploration Workshop

Wednesday, May 30, 2 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
Wednesday, May 9, 1 p.m., Glocester Senior Center

Join us for a discussion of The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir by Ruth Wariner.


Second Thursday Book Discussion
Thursday, May 10, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library
Talk about the novel, The Underground Railroad, by Colin Whitehead.


Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 16 , 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Discuss Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

Harmony Library Mystery Book Discussion
Thursday, May 24, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library
Enjoy discussing the mystery, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Glocester Libraries - The Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library