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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old and will be held on June 6, 13, 20, and 27. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler story time includes stories, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. **Note: During the months of July and August, Toddler Storytime will “only” be held on Mondays.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6 and will be held on June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. The last Preschool Storytime Program will be on June 29 and Preschool Storytime Program will resume in September.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, June 29 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers and listen to stories! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun! We will enjoy stories, a related craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend. Registration is required for all Storytimes.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! - From 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, bring a friend or make a new friend. See you there!!!! The last Game Day will be on June 30.

 

LEGO DISPLAY – The Children’s Display Case is featuring an interesting collection of Legos. The exhibit was organized and developed by Craig Derosier, a 5th grade student at Old County Elementary School, and we thank him for loaning it to the library. The exhibit includes a wonderful collection of Legos such as amazing forts, tornadoes, and miniature cities. Craig hopes you like his display and it gets you in the mood to “Build a Better World.”

 

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SATURDAY SPECIALS – June 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LEGO CLUB - Like LEGOS? Come to the library and build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This fun-filled program is for children ages 4-12. This is a drop-in program.

June 17, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING KICK-OFF! – School is out! Come and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. You can drop in anytime between noon and 2:00 p.m. to register. Our Summer Reading Program is for any child up to the age of 12. Refreshments will be served! Do not worry if you can’t make it because sign-ups will continue thru Friday, June 30. For more information, please call Ms. Carol 231-5150 x3.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS!  - Thursday, June 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 5:30, make a craft, and take it home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon. The last Homework Express session will be held on June 8 and the Homework Express will resume operating in September.

 

STUDENT AMNESTY - The Libraries of Smithfield are once again conducting the Student Amnesty Program. This means that any student in the Smithfield School System may return their overdue books to their school library. During the student amnesty period, which runs from June 1 to the last day of school, there will not be any fines for overdue books.

 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Registration for our annual Summer Reading Program will begin on June 17 and continue through June 30. The program will run from July 3 thru August 11. The theme for this summer's program is “Build a Better World… READ!” Come to the library and immerse yourself into the wonderland of reading and participate in the East Smithfield Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Children will explore the world through stories, songs, games, and other activities. Everyone will have fun as they interact with the performers and their friends. Some of the exciting features of this year’s Summer Reading Program include:

 

·         Opportunities to earn coupons to local attractions and other surprises.

·         Being creative with arts and crafts.

·         Join the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) and explore building techniques and architecture

·         Mermaid Masterpieces – Painting and its creative reproductions.

·         Make Marble Mazes.

·         Design a Mini Golf Course and play some golf.

·         Create a short film project with the Providence Children’s Film Festival.

·         Storyteller Eric Fulford – The Building Blocks of Comic Creation.

·         Explore Smart Phone Holograms and VR 360.

·         Join the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) and explore The Incredible Perception of Sound: The Art and Science of Auditory Perception.

·         Farm Fresh Rhode Island - Prepare a delicious snack.

·         Design a STEM Space Landing Craft and hopefully land it safely.

·         Enjoy some refreshments: A Marvelous, Massive, Incomparable, Ice Cream Spectacle.

 

The reading program welcomes children of all abilities and ages up through 12 years old.

Evidence shows that the reading program is a fun-filled adventure. In order to join the program, come to the library during registration week to sign up. You will receive a reading log, bookmark, and progress stickers. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to at least 6 hours. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Reading certificates will be awarded to children who have met their goal(s). Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward!

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM – Registration for our Teen Summer Reading Program 2017 will begin Monday, June 19 and continue until Friday, June 30. You may register in person or online at https:sites.google.com/site/esmyasrp17/. The theme for this summer’s program is “Build a Better World: READ! Young adults entering grade 5 and above are invited to participate. Each teen will get a reading log and book review form. For each book recorded and reviewed, participants will receive a ticket. The more you read, the more chances you have to win a prize at the final drawing of tickets! Teens may either e-mail (Michael.cardin7@gmail.com) or stop by the library to show your log and review form to Mr. Mike. Tickets may also be gained by attending the special events. Sign up for this entertaining and thrilling program. A flyer detailing all of this summer’s activities will be available when you register. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the East Smithfield Public Library, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), or Tuesday (3-8 p.m.) and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (YA) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about the AskRI service. **NOTE – The final homework help session will be on June 6, 2017. We hope that these homework sessions helped students achieve their academic goals. The homework help sessions will be restarting in September.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, June 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel. This workshop covers the Excel environment, simple formulas, and charts. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Excel and it will mainly concentrate on practical activities such as setting up a budget. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

 

EXCEL PART II – Monday, June 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This class is for those with a basic knowledge of Excel and want to learn more. Learn about sorting data, using forms, helpful functions, and other worksheet skills. Prerequisite knowledge of Excel Basics is recommended. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – The East Smithfield Public Library will be offering “Individual Technology Help Sessions” for its patrons. Patrons must call the library and register for their specific help session. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING - The Annual Financial Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Smithfield High School. We urge all of our patrons and friends to please attend this meeting and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARIES.

 

BEACH THEME DISPLAYSummer will officially arrive on June 21st and the display case will feature a “beach theme” with nautical items, quizzes, and colorful sea glass. Stop by and check out the articles on waves/tides, erosion, dunes, and other interesting facts about lakes and ocean beaches. Did you know the first known use of the word “beach” is documented circa 1535? This display was organized and developed by Michele Krakowski and we thank her for loaning it to the library.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, June 22, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the library. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot.

 

DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) DREAM CATCHER CRAFT – Tuesday, June 13, @ 6:00 p.m. Create your own Doily Dream Catcher with us. In this fun class, we will craft our own dream catchers using a doily, yarn, ribbon, feathers, and, of course, creativity. Each participant will start with a doily, metal ring, and thread to create their dream catcher and then embellish it with yarns, ribbons, feathers and other materials provided. Participants will leave the class with a finished Doily Dream Catcher and have fun in the process. Please register by calling 231-5150 ex 2. $5 material fee per person.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. We will be meeting the second Thursday of each month in the library. This group is a drop in, casual get together where we can work on our projects; help each other along, and share inspiration and our love of needlework. All levels are welcome.

 

NEW ITEMS FOR RECYCLING – In addition to ink cartridges and cell phones, the library is now collecting the following items for recycling: Pagers, Ipods/MP3 Players, Digital Cameras/Video Cameras, GPS & Radar Devices, PDAs, Video Games & Accessories, Video Game Consoles & Handheld Devices, E-book Readers, and Calculators. DON’T let these items clog up the landfill and spoil our environment. Bring them to the library and we will ensure that they are recycled. Thank you.

 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS – The FOL wishes to thank everyone who made our Plant Swap a success – see you again next year! As in the past, all “swappers” had a good time exchanging gardening tips and adding new additions to their plantings.

            We are working with Carol Derosier and Mike Cardin, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarians on the Summer Reading Programs.

The FOL will not be meeting in June, July, and August. At our next monthly meeting which will be the second Tuesday of September, we will be discussing upcoming library programs, fundraisers, and what to buy for the library. Are there any authors, particular books, CDs, or DVDs you would like to see on the library shelves?  Just leave a note with a librarian, and we’ll try to get them. We’ll also be doing some book sorting and getting ready for our next Book Sale. If you cannot make the meeting and would like to help, contact Charlotte Taylor: ccwtaylor@gmail.com, or phone: 233-6720.

            The FOL is continually seeking active members to help with our programs and activities. If you are able to donate a few hours to a truly worthy cause, please join us for one of our monthly meetings. Your input will be appreciated in helping us to: a) raise money for the library, b) spend money to promote library programming and services, and c) both of these and much more.

A reminder: “Library Passes” are available for the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Providence Children’s Museum, and the Biomes Marine Biology Center.

 

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SUMMER HOURS - With summer just around the corner, we would like to notify our patrons that our summer hours of operation will go into effect on July 1. The summer schedule is the same as our regular schedule, except that we will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

STREAMING VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE – Streaming video is now available to enjoy from the library’s website, http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com. Library card holders have instant access to streaming video with a growing catalog of digital feature films, documentaries, educational, children’s favorites, and more with a modern, easy-to-use viewing experience. Users may browse the video selection on the library’s website, borrow titles with a valid library card, and stream on most mobile and desktop devices. All videos will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

 

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FLAG DAY - Wednesday, June 14. Let the red, white, and blue fly high and free.

 

CITIZENS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING - In this season of graduations, parties, and celebrations, let us not forget our responsibility to our friends and loved ones who cannot hold their alcohol. If they consume too much alcohol, DON'T LET THEM DRIVE. It's a matter of life and death.

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FATHER'S DAY - Happy Father's Day to all of our dads (Sunday, June 18). Hope you have a relaxing day.

 

OTHER NOTABLE JUNE CURIOSITIES – June 6 – Allies invade Europe at Normandy, 1944; June 11 – Jeannette Rankin, first female U.S. Representative, born, 1880; June 16 – Valentina Tereshkova, first woman to orbit Earth, 1963; June 17 – Helen Keller born, 1880; June 18 – Author Chris Van Allsburg born, 1949; June 21 – 1st day of summer; and June is National Dairy Month.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

DVDs

 

 

 

A Perfect Obsession – Heather Graham

The Wild Robot – Peter Brown

Elementary: The Fourth Season

Marlena: A Novel – Julie Buntin

Brave Like My Brother – Marc Tyler Nobleman

Empire: The Complete Second Season

Two from the Heart – James Patterson and Others

Weekends with Max and His Dad – Linda Urban

The Flash: The Complete Second Season

One Perfect Lie – Lisa Scottoline

Framed! A T.O.A.S.T Mystery– James Ponti

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex – Volume 01

The Burial Hour: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel – Jeffery Deaver

Ollie’s Odyssey – William Joyce

Jason Bourne

The Stars Are Fire – Anita Shreve

Cinnamon Moon – Tess Hilmo

Person of Interest: The Complete Fourth Season

Fast & Loose – Stuart Woods

Daniel Visits the Library – Maggie Testa

The Secret Life of Pets

The Horse Dancer  Jojo Moyes

Beforever: Maryellen #1: The One and Only – Valerie Tripp

Sesame Street: Monster Magic

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For – David McCullough

Anna & Elsa: The Great Ice Engine – Erica David

The Untouchables: Season 1 Volume 1

The Girl Who Was Taken – Charlie Donlea

Sweetheart – Jo Ryan

Wonder Woman

High Stakes – Fern Michaels

Forget This! – Tracey West

Bad Moms

Ominous – Lisa Jackson and Others

I Survived the Joplin Tornado – Lauren Tarshis

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

No Easy Target – Iris Johansen

Peddles – Elizabeth Rose Stanton

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands

Golden Prey – John Sandford

Super Simple Ice Projects – Kelly Doudna

The BFG

Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout

Cool Knitting for Kids – Alex Kuskowski

Central Intelligence

The Red Hunter – Lisa Unger

The Iridescence of Birds – Patricia MacLachlan

The Conjuring 2

 

Pete the Cat: Scuba Cat – James Dean

Dognapped

 

Animal Infographics – Chris Oxlade

Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule

 

You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Electricity – Ian Graham

Finding Dory

 

CDs

Independence Day: Resurgence

 

Disney Karaoke Series: Disney Favorites

The Legend of Tarzan

 

Enya: Dark Sky Island

Me Before You

 

Ellie Goulding: Delirium

Pete’s Dragon

 

Fall Out Boy: Make America Psycho Again

The Full Monty

 

Kandace Springs: Soul Eyes

Cinderella

 

Meghan Trainor: Thank You

Despicable Me Presents Minion Madness

 

Molly White: Peach & Spoon

Dinosaur Train: Explore Outdoors!

 

Now That’s What I Call Country Volume 9

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

 

 

Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Checkup

 

 

Dracula Untold

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

Summer Reading Program Activities:

 

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Theme: Build a Better World… READ! @ the

East Smithfield Public Library!

 

Stop by the library this summer and explore the many ways that reading may get you started on interacting with other people, exploring new places, and getting involved in stimulating activities. Excitement and adventure await you at the library when you read stories about amazing people, places, and experiences that will thrill you, make you cry, and hopefully make you a better person. Storytellers will amuse and amaze you with their unique and heart-warming stories. You will participate in performances and programs that will “inspire” you! But most of all, you will have some fun and learn a little more about yourself and your place in this wonderful world of ours.

 

Question: What has fun activities, cool prizes, and hours of enjoyable reading?

 

Answer:          The East Smithfield Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program. Evidence collected from past participants of the Summer Reading Program will show that this is truly a fun-filled adventure!

 

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Where:           The East Smithfield Public Library

50 Esmond Street

Smithfield, RI 02917

Phone: 231-5150

Fax: 231-2940

Web address: http://www.eastsmithfieldpubliclibrary.org/

                  

When:             Early July – Mid-August

 

How It Works:

In order to join the program, come to the library during registration period (6/19-7/3) to sign up. The program runs from July 5 to August 11. You will receive a reading log, bookmark, and progress stickers. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to at least 10 hours or, you can complete a Summer Reading Bookmark. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward! Remember: “Build a Better World, READ.”

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

Ages: The reading program welcomes children of all abilities and ages up through 12 years old.

 

Performances and Special Events

 

Performances last for approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children ages 5-12 (unless otherwise noted). Registration is recommended due to space limitations. If, after signing up for a program, you are unable to attend, please notify the library.

 

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Thursday, July 20 @ 6:30 p.m.

Eric Fulford - "The Building Blocks of Comic Creation"

This summer's program is an interactive storytelling show in which the audience helps me design a silly, zany comic strip. We will learn about the different ingredients that make up a comic or cartoon, and how those pieces come together! The program will address ideas like simple illustration techniques, communicating through art, and using sequential images to tell a story that is easy to understand.

 

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Friday, July 28 @ 3:00 p.m.

Mermaid Masterpieces

Rebecca Killian will teach people how to paint a specific painting using step by step instructions. She will set up paint, canvas, water, brushes and paper towels. Rebecca breaks the painting down in a way that literally anyone can understand. She encourages "freestyling" or participants going off in their own direction if they choose to once they feel comfortable. Everyone walks away with their own masterpiece, a new skill, and most importantly, confidence!

 

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Wednesday, August 2 @ 1:00 p.m.

RI Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA)

Using artist and inventor Buckminster Fuller as inspiration, youth will explore building techniques and architecture. They will design and build forts using dowels, connectors, and cloth. If time allows, youth will create model buildings using toothpicks and plasticine clay.

 

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Wednesday, August 9 @ 11:00 a.m.  

"Build a Better Body, Community & World, with RI Grown Food!"

Participants will enjoy a lively hour focused on the environmental, health and economic benefits of enjoying the delicious foods grown on the beautiful farms here in Rhode Island. The program is led by a chef and features delicious and seasonal produce from Rhode Island farms. Children will learn all about how eating local foods supports our local businesses, communities, and our bodies. With a focus on food, we work to engage all the senses. Children begin by listening to a story and examining seasonal produce by seeing, touching and smelling a variety of items. Then, depending on the age and size of the group, we offer a crafting activity or a competitive game. Everyone helps the chef prepare a delicious snack that features RI grown food.

 

Fun Programs:

HERITAGE BALLET’S “LITERATURE INTO LIFE” SERIES – Mondays (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is for children ages 4-7. Children will analyze the book Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young and bring the story to life through music and movement. In honor of “Build a Better World”, children will use recycled materials to build their costumes and props. This is a six week program and on the last day, the children will perform the story for friends and family.

 

“ART IN JULY” – Wednesdays in July from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (July 5, 12, 19, and 26). Stop by the library and enjoy an open-ended art project. Each week will have a different theme. Week One: Watercolors, Week Two: Printmaking, Week Three: Collage, and the last week will be a surprise! This program is for children 3 and older.

 

SNAPOLOGY – Thursday, July 6 @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for a STEAM night with Snapology of Northeast, R.I. There will be Lego bricks and K’nex set up at different stations for the children to engage in STEAM activities. This program is for children ages 3 and older.

 

BOOKS AND BAGELS – Friday, July 14 @ 10:30 a.m. and Friday, August 4, @ 10:30 a.m. Stop by the library and enjoy some bagels, cream cheese, and juice. Come prepared to talk about some of your favorite books and participate in the optional reading of the 2017 Children’s Read Across Rhode Island book (Save Me a Seat) that will be discussed on August 4. Copies of this book will be given out on July 14. This program is for children in 4th grade and older.

 

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Sponsored by:

 

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, UNO, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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Storytimes

For children ages 3-12.

(Registration required for all programs)

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.

 

‘GUEST READER’ STORYTIMES – Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m. The Wednesday morning “Guest Reader Storytimeswill be held on July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2. Come and listen to stories read by local authors and community members. There will be a different “guest speaker” on each Wednesday.

            July 5 – Smithfield Police Officer Kyle Phillips

            July 12 – Author Kerri Lanzieri who wrote Rhody Ram’s Rhode Island Adventure

            July 19 - Melissa Chaput – Smithfield Recycling Coordinator

            July 26 – Special Guest Reader

            August 2 – Author Jill Austin who wrote Where Did All the R’s Go?

 

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, July 13 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun. We will enjoy a story, a related

craft, and a snack.

 

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS STORYTIME – Thursday, August 3 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun. There will be yummy pancakes to enjoy!

 

MY LITTLE PONY DISPLAYThe Children’s Display Case is featuring a colorful and interesting collection of My Little Pony figurines. The display was organized and developed by Skyler Grist and we thank her for loaning it to the library.  Skyler has been collecting My Little Ponies for about a year and a half. Her favorite pony is Fluttershy.” She hopes you enjoy her fantastic exhibit.  Happy Summer! 

 

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Other Summer Programming and Activities

 

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Theme: Build a Better World… READ @ the East Smithfield Public Library

Visit:

https://sites.google.com/site/esmyasrp17/

 

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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How Do I Participate?

It’s Extremely Easy!

Guide to Build a Better World: Read @ East Smithfield Public Library

Registration continues

First, you will need to fill out a registration form. Between the time you register and Wednesday, August 10, all you need to do is fill out a short form stating whether or not you liked the book you read. This form can be submitted in person at the library or online at http://sites.google.com/site/reading-form. For each book you read, you will be given a ticket. At the end of the program the librarian will put all of the participants’ tickets into a basket. If the librarian picks out your ticket, you will win a prize. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Tickets can also be gained by attending the special events. The teen that reads the most books will win a special prize at the end of the program.

 

What Should I Read?

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpya2012/_/rsrc/1323130024646/b-what-should-i-read/reading_flashlight.jpg?height=188&width=200You can read ANY books you want to read for the summer reading program. Do you need suggestions? You can stop by the library and speak with the youth services librarians about what books you like to read.

Visit:

http://esmyareviews.pbworks.com/ or visit http://catalog.oslri.net/. Click on Find an Article, and then click Novelist.

 

 

Special Events

 

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Monday, July 10th @ 6:30 p.m.

Making Marble Mazes

Join us as we take common household items (shoebox covers and straws) and create challenging mazes that will test your creativity, agility, dexterity, visual perception, and tracking. Please bring a shoebox cover if you can. Registration is required.

 

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Tuesday, July 18th @ 6:30 p.m.

Providence Children’s Film Festival

The Providence Children’s Film Festival is not just sitting around watching movies. After viewing an international short film, participants will learn about the language of film and participate in creating their own film project that shares their voices about how they might “build a better world.” Each participating library’s teen film project will be combined into a collective film that showcases the many better world building ideas of youth across Rhode Island.

 

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Monday, July 24th @ 6:30 p.m.

Library Mini Golf

What? Yes, you read that correctly. We will be using old books, boxes, tubes, cups, and a variety of other materials to make a miniature golf course in the library. Design different holes to challenge both your friends and yourself. Registration is required.

 

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Tuesday, July 25th @ 6:30 p.m.

Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Sound Effects

The Incredible Perception of Sound: The Art and Science of Auditory Perception

Quickly learn the basic physics of sound while exploring the intricacies of human perception. We will discuss the use of sound effects in movies – what is it you think you are REALLY hearing! In small groups, expand your creativity and experiment with a variety of commonly found materials, such as cornstarch, tissue paper, wood blocks and more to make as many sounds as you can. As a group, create the sound effects for a movie clip which has had the audio stripped out. Different audio can turn a suspenseful film into a comedy! Registration is required.

 

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Monday, July 31st @ 6:30 p.m.

STEM Space Landing Craft

NASA is currently charting a course to Mars. They are sending landing crafts on to Mars. They are hard at work designing a landing craft that will safely arrive on the red planet. Sign up for this activity and get the chance to design a landing craft for two “beings” to safely land. No degree in rocket science is necessary. However, registration is required.

 

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Monday, August 7th @ 6:30 p.m.

Smart Phone Holograms and the VR 360

Join us as we take our smart phones and use them to make holograms using plastic, cardboard, paper, tape, and magic. The holograms include birds, flowers, penguins, a fast car, and other interesting things. Also, strap your head into a 360 Virtual Reality adventure and see many of the most amazing places on earth. Look all around you and be amazed as you wear VR goggles. Please bring a smart phone. Registration is required.

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 8th @ 6:30 p.m.

Splendid, Enormous, Superlative, Ice Cream Spectacle of Awe and General Amazement

Today is the wrap-up of the Young Adult Summer Reading Program. All those who participated and read books for the summer reading program are invited. Use your hero powers and creativity as you decorate your ice cream sundae with a dazzling array of toppings. Prizes will also be awarded to those who actively participated in this summer’s program.

 

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HOT, HAZY, HUMID WEATHER – If you do not have air conditioning in your home and want to get some relief from those hot, hazy, and humid days, visit the library, relax, and cool off. You are welcome to stay with us during our normal hours of operation.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS: We’ll be using part of the money from our last Book Sale to support the Summer Reading Program. Please feel free to let us know if you have any ideas for other things we can do to help our library! We continue to accept donations for the next Book Sale. The FOL will not meet during July and August. Our Annual Meeting, open to all of the community, will be held in September. We are in need of more active members so please consider joining us. The time commitment is low and the rewards are high! For information on becoming an active Friend, please contact FOL president Charlotte Taylor: phone: 233-6720, or e-mail ccwtaylor@gmail.com.

The FOL is always pleased to spend our money on books, so if any patrons would like to request books for the library, please drop us a note.

 

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THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, July 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Echoes of Mercy by Kim Boykin will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot.

 

TIE DYE DAY – Monday, July 17 @ 6:00 p.m. Let’s “Tie Dye” at the library! Tie Dye is not just for camp kids! Come to this event to create a one of a kind piece of wearable art! Tie Dye is a fun expressive way to dye a shirt and make it uniquely your own. This program is for the 16+ age group. So bring a cotton shirt and your imagination and get ready for a great time.

 

ADULT BOARD GAME NIGHTThursday, July 20, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for board game night! Push your luck, strategize, roll some dice… We’ll have an assortment of different card and board games to choose from. Hope to see you there!

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. We will be meeting the second Thursday of each month in the library. This group is a drop in, casual get together where we can work on our projects; help each other along, and share inspiration and our love of needlework. All levels are welcome.

 

BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT - Stop by the library and check out a favorite book, CD, DVD, or videocassette. Then find a cool spot, put up your feet, enjoy a refreshing drink, and forget about the hot weather.

 

SUMMER HOURS - During the months of July and August, the library will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

OTHER NOTABLE JULY CURIOSITIES –July is National Recreation and Parks Month, and National Ice Cream Month, July 28 is Beatrix Potter’s Birthday and July 30 is Henry Ford’s Birthday.

 

NEW SELECTED LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

DVDs

 

 

 

The Sunshine Sisters – Jane Green

Mo’ne Davis, Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Mo’ne Davis

The Affair: Season Three

Before We Were Yours: A Novel – Lisa Wingate

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark – Debbie Levy

Anthropoid

Indecent Exposure – Stuart Woods

Towers Falling Jewell Parker Rhodes

Deepwater Horizon

Come Sundown – Nora Roberts

The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place – Bill Boyle

Bones: The Complete Eleventh Season

You Will Pay – Lisa Jackson

A Long Pitch Home – Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) – David Sedaris

Wish – Barbara O’Connor

Arrival

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir  – Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Egg – Kevin Henkes

Doctor Strange

Papa: My Story – David Ortiz with Michael Holley

North, South, East, West – Margaret Wise Brown

The Girl on the Train

Secrets in Summer: A Novel – Nancy Thayer

Goodnight Everyone – Chris Haughton

Hacksaw Ridge

The Thirst – Jo Nesbo

This and That – Mem Fox

The Flash: The Complete First Season

Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane

Billions of Bricks – Kurt Cyrus

Bangkok Dangerous

Full Wolf Moon: A Novel – Lincoln Child

Octopuses One to Ten – Ellen Jackson

Suicide Squad

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories – Lee Child

Clifford Celebrates the Year – Norman Bridwell

Anomalisa

The Fallen: A Testament Novel – Eric Van Lustbader

Hank’s Big Day: Story of a Bug – Evan Kulhman

Creed

Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes – Kimberly Dean

Charlie Brown and Friends

The Broken Road – Richard Paul Evans

Our Great Big Backyard – Laura Welch Bush

Strawberry Shortcake: The Berryfest Princess Movie

Any Day Now – Robyn Carr

Mister Cleghorn’s Seal – Judith Kerr

El Mariachi

 

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day – John David Anderson

Edmond

 

Bera the One-headed Troll – Eric Orchard

From Dusk to Dawn

 

Hummingbirds – Josh Gregory

Four Minutes

 

Upside Down Magic: Sticks & Stones – Sarah Mlynowski

Furious 7

 

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath – Book 5 – Tony DiTerlizzi

Exodus

 

The Impossible Quest: 1-5 – Kate Forsyth

John Wick

 

CDs

The Imitation Game

 

Disney Karaoke Series: Disney Junior Theme Songs

 

 

Amy Grant: Heart in Motion

 

 

Sara Bareilles: What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress

 

 

Leann Rimes: Blue

 

 

SIA: This Is Acting

 

 

One Direction: Made in the A.M.

 

 

John Legend: Live in the Future

 

 

Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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