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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler storytime includes age-appropriate stories, songs, flannel activities, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PAJAMAS STORYTIME – Thursday, February 20 @ 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 for all of February's storytimes is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - February 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB Like Legos? Come to the library and build, create, and share your masterpieces with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. You may use the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12.

February 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – FAMILY GAME DAY – Come to the library and play a board game with your family or friends. There will be games at the library to share or bring your favorite one to share. Of course, snacks will be served! This is a drop-in program.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 13, at 4:30 p.m. Any child in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 27, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in 4th or 5th grade (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book loving group”, can participate in our monthly book group. We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

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“PIZZA AND BOOKS” BOOK GROUPThis is a new Middle School Book Group that will meet this month on Tuesday, February 25th at 4:30 p.m. We will meet once a month throughout the school year. This book group will be for children in grades 6th through 8th. We will discuss books and enjoy pizza! Please contact Ms. Carol if you are interested.

 

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK ACTIVITIES:

Wednesday, February 19th @ 1:00 p.m. Snapology: RoboPets

Children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple animal models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building a fish or alligator, or discovering ways that gears and wheels and axles create movement while building robotic dogs or frogs, your child is sure to have a great time! This program is for children ages 5 and older. Please register for this program.

Thursday, February 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Guest Story Time

Join Jennifer LaPreste from Tinkergarten for an educational, nature-based story time. Children ages 18 months to 8 years old are welcome to come learn about the animals who hibernate in the winter and then get creative as we build homes for those animals. Children are encouraged to bring a small stuffed animal with whom they can relate to when building winter homes. Please register for this program.

Friday, February 21st @ 1:00 p.m. MobileQuest: Coding Obstacle Course

In this program, participants will become Robot Ninja Warriors and write code to guide their robots through the MobileQuest obstacle course. This program is for children ages 7 to 12. Please register for this program.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – All of our younger patrons in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Valentine’s Counting Contest. Valentine candies will be in a specially-designed jar and the children will be asked to estimate the number of candies in the jar. Each child is allowed only one guess. The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a treat. The deadline for submitting guesses is February 28, 2020. Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

 

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL - There is some exciting news to share with everyone. The library has a Kaya American Girl doll that may be borrowed with your library card. She comes in a carrying case with the first book in the series. Kaya, who is Native American, is from the Nez Perce tribe of 1764.

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE – Do you have a collection that you would like to display in the Children’s Room display case? Ms. Carol is looking for some different collections to put in the display case. Please contact her if you are interested.

 

HERITAGE BALLET’S “CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES” – The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series” which started last October. The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. until the beginning of June. The program is for children turning 6 or 7 years old by August, 2020. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN – Thursday, February 6, @ 6:30 p.m. Children attending kindergarten in the fall of 2020 can join us for this special series of storytimes. We will be getting ready for kindergarten with stories, songs, and activities. This series of storytimes will meet once a month. There is still room for your child if you are interested. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues 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.

 

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.), 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. To access this wealth of information, go to www.askri.org. For reference help, you can access World Book Encyclopedia. Learning Express provides practice tests and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. Also, ask Mr. Mike about AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Ask a Librarian a Question, Education and Career Resources, NoveList, DIY Auto Repair, Consumer Health and Medical Information, and Biography Reference Center. Many of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., 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. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, February 3, 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.

 

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EXCEL PART II – Monday, February 10, 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.

 

ANCESTRY FOR BEGINNERS – Monday, February 24, @ 6:30. Recently, the library has acquired the Ancestry Library Edition to bolster our genealogical resources. Ancestry.com is a powerful resource with a massive array of tools to help you reach into the past. With Ancestry in the Library, you can send articles to your email, examine family trees, discover birth, marriage, and death records, search immigration information, and even read newspaper obits and city directories. This service is only available at the library. For those new to Ancestry, there will be a demonstration of how to set up an account and start exploring your family tree. Please call the library to register: 231-5150.

 

CLAY HEART MOBILE – Thursday, February 6th @ 6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun adult craft class where we will design and imprint our own mobiles out of air dry clay. We will use a variety of tools, techniques, and creative art supplies (lace, rubber stamps, chalk, and mica powder for example) to add individuality to our pieces. These make a unique and thoughtful Valentine gift or a lovely decoration for your home. Please call the library to register.

 

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHT – Thursday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. This program is for grown-ups, but teens are also welcome. We will explore a myriad of available card games that will provide hours of great gaming, from the Mystery Rummy series to the fun and popular Sushi Go! and Love Letter. Come join the fun. Call the library to register, or just stop by.

 

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FEBRUARY MOVIE SHOWINGS - Join us in the comfort of the library, where we will watch a new film and enjoy popcorn and other movie snacks. As of this publication, the films and dates are as follows:

Monday, February 3rd @ 4 p.m. Joker - 2 hrs. 2 mins. - Rated R. 

Monday, February 10th @ 4 p.m. The Lighthouse - 1 hr. 49 mins. - Rated R.

Monday, February 24th @ 4 p.m. Harriet – 2 hrs. 5 mins. - Rated PG-13.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, February 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the library. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot. For additional information, contact Bethany Mott at the library.

 

CONTAINER GARDENING - Thursday, February 20, @ 7:00 p.m. Dig deep into container gardening! During this class you will learn how to start container gardening from scratch. We will discuss different containers, mediums, nutrients and methods. This workshop is offered for free thanks to the URI Master Gardener Program.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. We will be meeting the second Thursday of each month at 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.

 

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SMITH APPLEBY HOUSE MUSEUM – The Smith Appleby House Museum is located at 220 Stillwater Road in Smithfield. The house was built by Elisha Smith c1696, grandson of John Smith, a member of Roger William’s original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence.

The museum is operated by the Historical Society of Smithfield and maintained by volunteers with donations from the community and fundraising efforts. Our mission is to recognize the value of the past to help us to deal effectively with the future and to preserve as much of the past as we can for the future generations to learn from.

Our events are year round and include festivals, dinners, school field trips, as well as rental opportunities for ceremonies and outings.

Please visit us online at www.smithapplebyhouse.org for more information regarding our events, history, and photo album.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSNow is a good time to check around your house for books to donate to the library.  The "FOL" is currently accepting donations of books and CD/DVDs for our upcoming Spring book sale in April.  Sorry, but we cannot accept any dirty or moldy books, VHS tapes, magazines, textbooks or encyclopedias.  

The annual "Friends" meeting will be held on February 8, 2020 at 1pm with a snow date of February 15, 2020. 

We can be reached at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com or a note may be left for Catherine Lynn at the circulation desk.  

 

AARP OFFERS FREE TAX AID - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will sponsor a “FREE” Tax Assistance Program for the low-moderate income and elderly. Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, tax consultants will conduct help sessions from 10:30-2:30 p.m., at the library. Interested individuals should bring a copy of their W-2 and all 1099 forms, unemployment compensation statements, all forms indicating federal income tax paid, dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number), all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions, Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, as well as a copy of last year's return. A limited amount of numbers will be handed out at the door when the library opens at 10:00 a.m.

 

COPY MACHINES - Any size copy up to 11 x 17 inches may be made on our copy machines. Whether it is a page from an encyclopedia, or a copy of a bill for your income tax, the cost is just 40¢ (color), 20¢ (b&w) a page. The machines can also reduce/enlarge copies.

 

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HOLIDAY CLOSING - The library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17, in commemoration of Presidents’ Day.

 

COFFEE, CAKE, AND CONVERSATION – Tuesdays, @ 10:30 a.m. Have you ever thought you would like to join a book club but aren’t sure a traditional book club, with a prescribed reading list, is the right fit? Join us for a casual discussion of your current reading(s) and past favorites, interspersed with good conversations, frequent interruptions, laughter, coffee, and cake. For more information, contact the library: 231-5150.

 

CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER – Library closings and delays due to inclement weather will be broadcast via the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association. The Rhode Island Broadcasters Association includes many of the local radio and television stations and they broadcast cancellations and delays as quickly as they are received. Check your local TV station, radio station, or visit their web site for the latest information.

 

DOLL DISPLAY – The main display case is featuring a beautiful and unique collection of dolls. This collection was started in the early 1950’s and was meant to consist of the Vogue “Ginny” Dolls. As friends and family began giving dolls as gifts, the collection expanded to include dolls from around the world, as well as the Madeline collection. This exhibit was organized and developed by Barbara Bourgery and we thank her for loaning it to the library. Stop by the library and check out this fantastic display.

 

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NEWSPAPERS - In addition to the weekly The Valley Breeze & Observer and the New York Times Large Type Weekly, the library subscribes to USA Today and The Providence Journal. These valuable resources will surely keep you up to date on local, state, national, and international issues.

 

 

GROUNDHOG DAY – Sunday, February 2, 2020. Is Punxsutawney Phil going to see his shadow? If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.

 

 

LIBRARY LOVERS’ MONTH - Library Lovers' Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation's libraries will continue to serve.

 

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS! – 11 - Thomas Edison born, 1847; 12 - Abraham Lincoln born, 1809; 15 - Galileo born, 1564; 20 – John Glenn orbits earth, 1962; 22 – George Washington born, 1732; National Adopt a Rabbit Month; and Black History Month.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

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The Age of Anxiety: A Novel – Pete Townshend

Juana & Lucas. Big Problemas – Juana Medina

Abominable

Any for You – Saul Black

Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know – Adam Bray

Barbie Dreamtopia: Festival of Fun

A Christmas Gathering: A Novel – Anne Perry

Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete – James Dean

Bee Team 2

Coached to Death – Victoria Laurie

The Pigeon Has to Go to School – Mo Willems

Bennett’s War

The Dog I Loved – Susan Wilson

Pinkalicious and the Sick Day – Victoria Kann

Call the Midwife: Season 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

The Family Upstairs – Lisa Jewell

Something Upstairs: A Tale of Ghosts– Avi

Choices: I Won’t Let Go

Fate of the FallenKel Kade

Stephen Curry – Dan Wetzel

Chateaux of the Loire; Royal Visit

Guilty Not Guilty: A Dick Francis Novel – Felix Francis

Tenny Weenies: The Intergalactic Petting Zoo and Other Stories – David Lubar

Criminal Minds: Season 14

Impossible Causes – Julie Mayhew

Tigers at Twilight – Mary Pope Osborne

A Dog’s Journey

The Innocents – Michael Crumm

To the Future, Ben Franklin! – Mary Pope Osborne

El Chicano

Life and Limb – Jennifer Roberson

Trip to the Pumpkin Farm – Rebecca Elliott

Fast Color

The Name of All Things – Jenn Lyons

The Uncanny Express – Kara LaReau

Fish School 2

Nine Elms: A Kate Marshall Thriller – Robert Bryndza

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Free Solo

Nothing More Dangerous: A Novel – Allen Eskens

Jane Olivor: The Best Side of Goodbye

Game of Thrones: Season 8

Nothing to See Here – Kevin Wilson

John Denver: The Very Best of John Denver

The Goldfinch

The Old Success: A Richard Jury Mystery – Martha Grimes

Joss Stone: Introducing Joss Stone

Hellboy

Old Swift Horses – Shannon Pufahl

Kathie Lee Gifford: Sentimental

The Hustle

The Second Sleep – Robert Harris

Kenny Chesney: Live in No Shoes Nation

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Secret Service – Tom Bradby

LeAnn Rimes: Unchained Melody – The Early Years

Llama Llama Best Summer Ever!

Smoke Screen – Terri Blackstock

Lifehouse: Who We Are

Marvel Avengers - Endgame

36 Righteous Men – Steven Pressfield

Mandy Patinkin: Oscar & Steve

NFL Super Bowl LIII Champions – New England Patriots

This Is Pleasure Mary Gaitskill

Rob Stewart: You Wear It Well

Outlander: Season 4

 

Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge

Peanuts By Schulz: Lucy & Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

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Have you heard the news? East Smithfield Public Library has been selected as the beneficiary of the @StopandShop Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 446 Putnam Pike, Greenville, R.I. during the month of March, we will receive a $1 donation. Help our community by reducing our dependence on plastic bags and at the same time supporting our local library.

 

**NEW WEBSITE**

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website, http://myespl.org! Check it out and let us know what you think. Please send any comments about the site to director@myespl.org. You will now be able to reserve your spot in our popular programs that require reservations on the website under the Events tab. You need an email address to make the reservations on the website. If you don’t have an email address, you can still call the library and we will reserve your spot. If you need help making a reservation on the website, please come in or call us for help and we will walk you through the process.

 

STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow the story time. See Ms. Carol for further details.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler story time includes age-appropriate stories, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, March 26 @ 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 bedtime stories, songs, a snack, and a craft. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

Please register for all storytimes via our website or by calling the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - March 7, @ 11:00 a.m. – DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY STORYTIME – Come to a special story time celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday which was on March 2nd. We will read stories, do a special craft and enjoy a snack. This story time is for children ages three and older. Please register for this program via our website or by calling the library: 231-5150 x3.

March 14 @ 1:00 p.m. – DAMSHA IRISH DANCE STUDIO - This special program will include performances of both traditional and modern choreography, as well as explanations of the dances and their origins. This program is best for children ages three and older and their families.  Please register for this program via our website or by calling the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, March 12, at 4:30 p.m. Any child in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Please register for this book group via our website or by calling the library. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. Calling all 4th and 5th graders (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book loving group.” We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Please register for this book group via our website or by calling the library: 231-5150 x3. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“PIZZA AND BOOKS” BOOK GROUPThis is a new Middle School Book Group that will meet this month on Tuesday, March 24th at 4:30 p.m. We will meet once a month throughout the school year. This book group will be for children in grades 6th through 8th. We will discuss books and enjoy pizza! Please register for this book group via our website or by calling the library: 231-5150 x3. Please contact Ms. Carol if you are interested.

 

HERITAGE BALLET’S “CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES” – The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series” which started last October. The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. until the beginning of June. The program is for children turning 6 or 7 years old by August, 2019. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN – Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Children attending kindergarten in the fall of 2020 can join us for this special series of story times. We will be getting ready for kindergarten with stories, songs, and activities. This series of storytimes will meet once a month. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues 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.

 

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READ ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATION – We will be honoring the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2, 2020. March 2 is also Dr. Seuss’ official birthday. Check out the website www.seussville.com to learn more interesting information about Dr. Seuss.

 

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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.), 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. To access this wealth of information, go to www.askri.org. For reference help, you can access World Book Encyclopedia. Learning Express provides practice tests and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. Also, ask Mr. Mike about AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Ask a Librarian a Question, Education and Career Resources, NoveList, DIY Auto Repair, Consumer Health and Medical Information, and Biography Reference Center. Many of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., 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. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, March 9, 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, March 16, 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.

 

ANCESTRY FOR BEGINNERS – Monday, March 23, @ 6:30. Recently, the library has acquired the Ancestry Library Edition to bolster our genealogical resources. Ancestry.com is a powerful resource with a massive array of tools to help you reach into the past. With Ancestry in the Library, you can send articles to your email, examine family trees, discover birth, marriage, and death records, search immigration information, and even read newspaper obits and city directories. This service is only available at the library. For those new to Ancestry, there will be a demonstration of how to set up an account and start exploring your family tree. Please call the library to register: 231-5150.

 

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BOOK ART HEDGEHOGS – Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:30 p.m. Hedgies are on the way! Create a hedgehog out of recycled books by folding the pages and decorating him or her. Make your hog unique. Materials will be supplied. This program is for ages 10 and up. Registration is required.

 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS (FOL):

Annual Meeting for 2019:  The "Friends" more than doubled the number of programs they were able to sponsor from 2018 to 2019. They were also able to purchase professionally made, fire rated, drapes for the Conference room, Seminar tables, and a wooden Suggestion box. Our Outreach work continued and 191 large print books were distributed to the Senior Center and local nursing homes. Additionally, twenty boxes of books were distributed to children and their families during Family Fun Day at Deerfield Park.

Irish Dance:  The "Friends" will be sponsoring the Damsha Irish Dance group on March 14th at 1:00 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: April 2nd-6th. The preview sale for "Friends" members will be held on April 2nd from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (It is not too late to join the "Friends" in order to attend the first day of the sale.) Donations of books and CD/DVD's are being accepted. Sorry, but we cannot accept soiled or moldy books, VHS tapes, magazines, textbooks or encyclopedias. Any students in need of Community Service hours should contact us at the below email address.

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on Saturday, March 14th @ 2:00 p.m. or you may contact Catherine Lynn at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com with any suggestions or questions.

 

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WHAT IS A MILL VILLAGE? - Thursday, March 12, @ 7:00 p.m. Most people have heard of Slater Mill, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, but fewer know of Slatersville, the mill community the Slater brothers and their investors created along the banks of the Branch River in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. This village became the model on which other communities were built. By using Slatersville as an example, Park Ranger Mike Mello, of the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Park, will discuss the component parts of a mill village and discuss what life was like for those that lived there. 

 

SPRING PREVIEW - During March and April the main display case will highlight the delightful coming season with watercolors, nature specimens, and information. Carol Ferranti hopes to cheer our spirits after the long, dreary winter. Stop by the library and check out this colorful and beautiful display.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, March 12, 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 project, help each other along, and share inspiration and our love of needlework. All levels are welcome.

 

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHT – Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. This program is for grown-ups, but teens are also welcome. We will explore a myriad of available card games that will provide hours of great gaming, from the Mystery Rummy series to the fun and popular Sushi Go! and Love Letter. Come join the fun. Call the library to register, or just stop by.

 

FUN FUSED GLASS CLASS - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Rhode Island artist, Deenie Pacik Giuliano, MFA, will teach us how to create our own Dichroic fused glass pendants or magnets with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun class. Please register on our website or call the library: 231-5150. Class is limited to 15 people.

 

MARCH MOVIE SHOWINGS - Join us in the comfort of the library, where we will watch a new film and enjoy popcorn and other movie snacks. As of this publication, the films and dates are as follows:

 

Monday, March 2 @ 4 p.m. Judy – 1 Hr. 58 Mins., PG-13.

Monday, March 9 @ 4 p.m. The Good Liar – 1 Hr. 49 Mins., R.

Monday, March 16 @ 4 p.m. Frozen II – 1 Hr. 43 Mins., PG.

Monday, March 23 @ 4 p.m. Knives Out – 2 Hrs. 10 Mins., PG-13.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, March 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the library. Normal People by Sally Rooney will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot. For additional information, contact Bethany Mott at the library.

 

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme for 2020 is "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights.” International Women's Day (IWD) is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. The first International Women's Day was run in 1911 and in some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria International Women's Day is a national holiday. Let us give thanks and appreciation to the “better half” who have made our individual lives and world a better place to live in and work.

 

AARP OFFERS FREE TAX AID - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will sponsor a “FREE” Tax Assistance Program for the low-moderate income and elderly. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19. and 26, tax consultants will conduct help sessions from 10:30-2:30 p.m., at the library. Interested individuals should bring a copy of their W-2 and all 1099 forms, unemployment compensation statements, all forms indicating federal income tax paid, dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number), all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions, Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, as well as a copy of last year's return. A limited amount of numbers will be handed out at the door when the library opens at 10:00 a.m.

 

PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS - We are all responsible for protecting the physical condition of library materials. Helpful hints: a) clean hands prevent the buildup of grime and sticky substances; b) DVDs and CDs should only be handled with your fingers on the outer edge of the DVD or CD – KEEP YOUR FINGERS OFF THE SHINY SURFACE.

 

DONATIONS - We would like to express our thanks to all of our patrons and friends who have donated library materials during the past year. Your kind generosity in donating valuable materials such as books, DVDs, and other resources is much appreciated. You epitomize and perpetuate the true meaning of community library.

 

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MARCH CELEBRATIONS - Happy St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day to all of our Irish and Italian patrons and friends; March 2 – Dr. Seuss, author, born, 1904; March 3 – Alexander Graham Bell born, 1847; March 20 – first day of Spring; March 26 – Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court Justice, born, 1930.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

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Africaville: A Novel – Jeffrey Colvin

Big Nate: A Good Old-fashioned Wedgie – Lincoln Peirce

Ad Astra

All That’s Bright and Gone: A Novel – Eliza Nellums

Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse – Anna Sewell

The Addams Family

Anyone: A Novel – Charles Soule

The Children’s Blizzard, 1888 – Lauren Tarshis

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Case of the Spellbound Child – Mercedes Lackey

Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls – Dav Pilkey

Bull: Season 3

Crossroad: A Novel – W. H. Cameron

Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home – Scott Morse

Downton Abbey

The Dead Girls Club: A Novel – Damien Angelica Walters

I’m a Big Sister! – Ronne Randall

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Genesis – Robin Cook

I Really Like Slop! – Mo Willems

House MD: Season 3

The German House: A Novel – Annette Hess

My Papi Has a Motorcycle – Isabel Quintero

In Treatment: Complete 2nd Season

If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood – Gregg Olsen

Moby-Dick – Kathleen Olmstead

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

A Madness of Sunshine  Nalini Singh

Oh Dear!: A Farm Lift-the-Flap Book – Rod Campbell

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Murder Off the Page: A 42nd Street Library Mystery – Con Lehane

The Swiss Family Robinson – Johann David Wyss

The Public

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Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

Pup Scouts 3

Oppo: A Novel – Tom Rosenstiel

 

Sesame Street: Awesome Alphabet Collection

The Peppermint Tea Chronicles: A 44 Scotland Street Novel – Alexander McCall Smith

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Shazam!

Sword of Kings: A Novel – Bernard Cornwell

Mercy Me: Almost There

Supernatural: Season 14

Thin Ice: A Mystery – Paige Shelton

Michael Crawford: A Touch of Music in the Night

Tolkien

Trace of Evil – Alice Blanchard

Michael Crawford: With Love

Toy Story 4

Under Occupation: A Novel – Alan Furst

Michael Feinstein: Forever

Train Town: Adventures with Machines

 

Michael Feinstein Sings the Jerry Herman Songbook with Jerry Herman, Piano

Ugly Dolls

 

Neil Sedaka: Oh! Carol

 

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute

 

 

X-Ecutioners: Built from Scratch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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