Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

October 2018

Hoopla - a new service at the Glocester Libraries!

The Harmony Library is spearheading a new streaming service, Hoopla, that is being funded by a generous donation from our patrons, Betsey and David Kilmartin. We are proud to introduce Hoopla Digital to our Glocester patrons at the Glocester Manton Library and the Harmony Library on October 1st!

With Hoopla, you will have immediate access to: movies, full music albums, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV episodes, comics, and graphic novels. Download the mobile app or website and borrow up to 12 items monthly for free! There is no waiting with a collection of half a million titles. Gayle Wolstenholme, Libraries' Director

Children's Programs

Crafts for the Community

Monday October 1 through Wednesday, October 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Glocester Manton Library, Age Level: Grades K-5

Children are invited to “drop in” to the Children’s Room to create a craft to brighten someone’s day. Each month, Ms. Nancy will pick an organization in our community or a surrounding town where the craft masterpieces will be sent. This will include nursing homes, children’s hospitals, and a senior center, for example. In October, we will be making pumpkin crafts for the Glocester Senior Center.

Creative Dance

Classes begin Monday, October 1, 4 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: 5-6 years old

Heritage Ballet presents their Creative Dance Community Series for children, ages 5 and 6. This 50-minute weekly class will include the basics of ballet with a healthy mix of creative dance done through popular children’s songs and freestyle dancing.

Pumpkin Mania

Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Grades: K-5

Pick a pumpkin and create your own Halloween masterpiece. A variety of art supplies including paint, tacky glue, googly eyes, tissue paper, yarn, etc. will be available.

Painting Pumpkins

Monday, October 22, 10:30 a.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 2-5 years old

Join us for a fun morning as we select mini-pumpkins from Harmony Library’s “pumpkin patch” to paint. Children will be able to bring their painted pumpkin masterpiece home.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Thursday, October 25, 4 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 7-11 years old

October’s graphic novel series’ selection is Goosebumps Graphx by R.L. Stine. Children can read any of the books in the series. Children will be encouraged to talk about the books, draw the characters, or discuss other great graphic novels. We will even snack on some spooky foods.

Teen Program

Homeschool Teen Meetup

Monday, October 15, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Age Level: 12 years and up

Homeschooled teens are welcomed to join us at our first Homeschool Teen Meetup. This is a great opportunity to meet other teens, talk about homeschooling experiences, and socialize. Snacks will be provided, but please bring your favorite brain teaser to share.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club

Monday, October 1, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

October’s selection is The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger. If you would like to join, register online and then drop by the Harmony Library to pick up a copy of the book.

Tuesday Movie Matinee

Tuesday October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

Tuesday Matinees offer new feature films on the big screen. Registration is not necessary and the movies are free. Light refreshments are served. Bring a friend! Visit our website,, for upcoming matinees.

Fearless Art Group

Wednesday, October 10 and October 24, 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 art experience are welcome. All materials will be provided.

Best Places for Kayaking and Canoeing in Rhode Island

Monday, October 15, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Chuck Horbert, Wilderness Tripping Coordinator of the Rhode Island Canoe & Kayak Association, will give a presentation on the best places to paddle in Rhode Island and nearby states. Come with your questions!

Glocester Libraries Walking Club – Fall Super Walk

Wednesday, October 17, 8 a.m., Steere Hill Parking Lot on Putnam Pike

The Walking Club will hold its second annual “Super Walk.” The “Super Walk” will be a little longer than the usual Walking Club outing – approximately five miles and 1.5 to 2 hours long. Visit the libraries’ website to register and learn about the hike’s route.

Writers' Support Group
Thursday, October 18, 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, October 22, 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.

Medicare Options Workshop

Monday, October 22, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

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

Psychics Help Solve 1894 Scituate Murder Mystery

Monday, October 29, 6 p.m., Harmony Library

Author Kelly Sullivan Pezza, a true crime author, talks about how information from psychics led to answers regarding an unsolved murder.

Adult Media & Technology

iPad Basics

Monday, October 1, 2 p.m., Harmony Library

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

One-on-One Computer Basics
Wednesday, October 3, 10, 24, and 31, 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.

e-Reader Basics

Wednesday, October 3, 3 p.m., Harmony Library

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

Technology Tuesday - Computer Basics
Tuesday, October 16 and October 30, 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.

Resume Workshop
Thursday, October 25, 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.

Career Exploration Workshop

Monday, October 29, 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 Group

Wednesday, October 10, 1 p.m., Harmony Library

Join us for a discussion of the novel, Iron Lake: A Cork O’Connor Mystery by William Kent Krueger.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 11, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Talk about the novel, The Remains of the Day by Kashuo Ishiguro.

Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 17, 1:30 p.m., Glocester Manton Library

In October, the group will discuss The Lost Wife by Alyson Rishman. Copies will be made available at the library. Light Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 25, 1:30 p.m., Harmony Library

Discuss the mystery, The Immaculate Deception, by Iain Pears.

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