November

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USED BOOK SALE, MINI-LOAF BAKE SALE, AND JEWELRY SALE – The Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library are sponsoring a USED BOOK SALE, MINI-LOAF BAKE SALE, AND JEWELRY SALE at the library on the following dates and times: Thursday, November 8, from 4-6 p.m. (Members Preview) and 6-9 p.m. for the general public; Friday, November 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (We supply the bag, you fill it for $3.00) and 3-5 p.m. (All leftover books are FREE!). This is a good opportunity to do some holiday shopping and to stock up on reading material for those long winter days that will soon be here. Don’t risk getting snowed in without something to read!

 

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. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. 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.

 

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 on October 3rd. The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. The program is for children who turned 6 or 7 years old by September 1, 2018. 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.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - November 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB - Stop by the library on Saturday and join other Lego enthusiasts for a Lego good time. The library will supply the Legos (or you can bring your own) and you can share your ideas, techniques, and creations with your friends and other club members. This drop in program is for children of all ages.

November 17, from 11:00 a.m. – Noon – WATERCOLORS – Stop by the library and enjoy open-ended art projects using watercolors. This is a drop in program for children who are in kindergarten and older.

 

KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN – Thursday, November 8 @ 6:30 p.m. Children attending kindergarten in the fall of 2019 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 began in October and will occur once a month through June 2019. There is still room for your child if you are interested. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

 

TURKEY SCAVENGER HUNT - A feathery flock of turkeys just escaped from a turkey farm and they are hiding in the Children’s Area of the library. We are asking our younger patrons to help us find the runaway turkeys. The fun of the hunt is to try to find all of the hidden turkeys and write their names on the paper provided. All children in grades K-6 may enter the turkey search. The deadline for submitting responses is November 30, 2018. Good luck to all the turkey explorers!!

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 1, at 4:30 p.m. Any children 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. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

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“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book-loving group, are invited to come to the library and 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.

 

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 2:30-6:30 p.m., Ms. Carol 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, Ms. Carol 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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EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, November 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, November 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This class is for those with a basic knowledge of Excel who want to learn more. Learn about sorting data, using forms, helpful functions, and other worksheet skills. Prerequisite knowledge of Excel Basics is strongly recommended. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

STAR WARS: BUILD A DROID – Tuesday, November 27 @ 6:30 p.m. We will work together to build a Droid. We will then bring it to life using littleBits of electronic blocks! With the Droid inventor app, we will control the Droid, give it new abilities with easy block-based coding, and take it on missions. Limited space is available and registration is required. This program is for ages 8 and older.

 

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INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesday evenings @ 5:00-7:00 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2018 and continuing on each Wednesday 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.

 

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 AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center.

 

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR 2019 – Mr. Ward Harrison Sr., Acting President, Vice-President (presently vacant), Miss Paula M. Blackmore, Treasurer – Ms. Luigia Solda, Secretary, and board members – Ms. Mary Costello, Ms. Melissa Moroni, Ms. Luana M. Stearns-Towne, Ms. Sheri Vieira, and Mr. Tim Walsh. We thank them for promoting library services in our community.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS – The book, jewelry, and mini-loaf bake sale will be held November 8th-13th. We need your help baking to make this a success. Donations of assorted mini-loaves of pumpkin, cranberry, ginger, banana, etc. breads are needed. Please drop them off at the library on Thursday, November 8th and Friday, the 9th.

The Friends are continuing to collect all types of costume, fine, and estate jewelry. Just place your donation in the library jewelry box. If you wish a donation letter for tax purposes, leave your mailing address along with the item inside a sealed envelope. Some of this fabulous jewelry will be for sale during the upcoming book sale. This would be a great time to start your holiday shopping and purchase some affordable gifts.

The next meeting of the FOL will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. We can be contacted at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com.

 

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FALL MONDAY – November 5th @ 6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled night of leaf and acorn painting as we use gifts from Mother Nature to create a festive fall wreath, garland, or centerpiece for your home. Each creation will be uniquely yours, based on the shapes and colors you choose and the designs you create. Please call the library to register.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, November 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.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The Thursday night book group will not meet in November due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The next meeting will be on Thursday, December 6th @ 6:30 p.m. After the October meeting, the book for December will be posted at the library, where members will vote on the next title. New members are always welcome.

 

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHTThursday, November 15, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for board/card 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.

 

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS - The library will be closed on Monday, November 12 in commemoration of Veterans Day and Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving). Have a great holiday!!!

 

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NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS – 2 – Daniel Boone born, 1734; 3 – Robert L. Stevenson born, 1850; 14 – National Young Reader’s Day; 15 America Recycles Day; 27 – Nobel Prize established in Sweden, 1895; November is American Indian Heritage Month.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Children’s/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

DVDs

 

 

 

The Dinner List – Rebecca Serle

Bad Kitty School Daze - Nick Bruel

The Star

Murder at Ochre Court - Alyssa Maxwell

PAW Patrol: Save the School BusMickie Matheis

Step

Safe and Sound – Fern Michaels

All’s Faire in Middle School – Victoria Jamieson

Suburbicon

Escapade – Diana Palmer

Mal and Chad: The Biggest Bestest Time Ever – Stephen McCranie

Thank You for Your Service

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding – Rhys Bowen

Launchpad: Lucky Numbers

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Desolation Mountain: A Novel – William Kent Krueger

Recess Warriors: Recess Is a 4 Letter Word – Marcus Emerson

Tulip Fever

Walking Shadows: A Decker/Lazarus Novel – Faye Kellerman

Q & Ray: Case 1 - The Missing Mola Lisa – Trisha Speed Shaskan

Woody Woodpecker

Swift Vengeance: A Novel – T. Jefferson Parker

Good Night Sleep Tight: Eleven-and-a-Half Good Night Stories with Fox and Rabbit – Kristina Andres

Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind: A Jesse Stone Novel – Reed Farrel Coleman

The Tiptoeing Tiger – Philippa Leathers

Dinosaur Train

In His Father’s Footsteps: A Novel – Danielle Steel

How to Spot a Sasquatch – J. Torres

Garfield. Nine Lives

Leverage in Death – J.D. Robb

PAW Patrol: Adventures with Grandpa! Tex Huntley

Kuu Kuu Harajuku. Girl Power

Field of Bones – J.A. Jance

Douglas MacArthur – Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Minnie Helping Hearts

Juror #3 – James Patterson and Nancy Allen

 

My Little Pony, Friendship Is Magic

The Glass Ocean: A Novel – Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White

CDs

Outlander. Season One, Volume One

John Woman –Walter Mosley

Was (Not Was): What’s Up, Doc?

Outlander, Season One, Volume Two

Shadow Tyrants – Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Robert Plant: Now and Zen

The Handmaid’s Tale. Season One

 

Jimi Hendrix: Blues

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

 

The Best of Faces: Good Boys… When They’re Asleep

Beach Rats

 

Selena Gomez: Selena Gomez & the Scene – “When the Sun Goes Down”

Black Panther

 

Putumayo Presents Women of Spirit

Blade Runner 2049

 

Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35 “Haffner” & 36 “Linz” – The Music of Vince Guaraldi

The Insult

 

Moulin Rouge 2

God’s Own Country

 

 

The 15:17 to Paris

 

 

Dina

 

 

In the Fade

 

 

Just Getting Started

 

 

 

 

 

 

December

 

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A WARMFELT THANK YOU – The East Smithfield Public Library would like to thank the many patrons and friends who attended the library’s 2nd Beer and Wine Tasting on Thursday evening, October 25, 2018. The event featured lively and enthusiastic conversations among the attendees, food and beverages, raffles, a silent auction, and of course, many opportunities to taste various beers and wines. There was much cheering and laughter when the raffle prizes were awarded and the silent auction generated a lot of activity. It was a wonderful evening and the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and local businesses should be commended for their time and effort in making this a hugely successful event. And finally, we thank our local patrons and friends who left their warm homes to come out and support their local library. Your time, generosity, and support are much appreciated.

 

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. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. 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.

Registration for all of January's storytimes will begin on December 17 and run through the end of December. Registration is required.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – All children are invited to participate in our Holiday Counting Contest (guess how many Hershey kisses are in the jar).  Stop by the Children’s Room, estimate the number of “kisses” and put your guess in the box.  You could be a winner!!  The child who comes closest to the correct number will win a holiday treat! The winner will be drawn on December 28.  Each child is allowed only one guess.  Good luck!!  J

 

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SATURDAY SPECIALS - December 1 @ 10:30 a.m. Diane Du of Do! Music. Come join us for this fun and interactive music program geared for young children. Mrs. Du has visited our library in the past and we are fortunate that she will be visiting us again. Please register for this program. This amazing program is for children 5 years old and younger and their caregivers.

December 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lego Club. This is a drop-in program for children of all ages. Stop by the library and build, create, and share your Lego techniques with other kids who love LEGOS!  Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own.

 

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 on October 3rd. The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. The program is for children who turned 6 or 7 years old by September 1, 2018. 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, December 6 @ 6:30 p.m. Children attending kindergarten in the fall of 2019 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 began in October and will occur once a month through June 2019. There is still room for your child if you are interested. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

 

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK PROGRAMS:

FIDDLE N’ FUN – Thursday, December 27 @ 11:00 a.m. This music program will provide unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! We had this program over the summer and it was fun for everyone! This program is for ages 7 and younger. Please register for this program.

SNAPOLOGY – Friday, December 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children will engage in STEAM-based activities that use Lego bricks and promote science and art skills. There will be a SpinArt station and a Slime-Making station. This program is for children ages 5 and older. Please register for this program.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s)) 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. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, December 20, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, are invited to come to the library and 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. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3. Registration is required. 

 

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 Librarians 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 Youth Services Librarians 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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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects, or papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3:00-6:30 p.m.), or Tuesday (3:00-8 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. 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. And finally, EBSCO Host provides links to Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center.  All of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE - Monday, December 17, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. All teens and young adults in grades 4 and up are invited to join their friends as they decorate a Gingerbread House with an assortment of sweets, such as gum drops, candy canes, and M&Ms. When you finish your house, you can sit back and view your jolly and joyful enchantment of sugary goodness. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring in anything else you want to use. Space is limited, so sign up for this event as soon as possible in the Young Adult folder or give the library a call: 231-5150. Registration is required.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, December 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.

 

EXCEL PART II – Monday, December 10, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This class is for those with a basic knowledge of Excel who want to learn more. Learn about sorting data, using forms, helpful functions, and other worksheet skills. Prerequisite knowledge of Excel Basics is strongly recommended. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

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.

 

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TUMBLEBOOKS – Hey Kids! Check out The TumbleBook Library in our virtual collection. TumbleBooks are e books for e-kids. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you! Check out this new and exciting way for children to read, learn, and enjoy books! The TumbleBook Library also contains Story Books, Tumble Readables, New Books, Puzzles & Games, Language Learning, and Audio Books. To access TumbleBooks, go to the library’s home page and click on the Tumble Books icon. Have fun as you enjoy the many activities presented in the TumbleBook Library.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUBBecause of the Holidays, the November /December Thursday night book club will take place on Thursday, December 6th. We will be discussing a heartwarming Christmas story, A Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg. New members are always welcome. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot. For additional information, contact Bethany Mott at the library.

 

WINTER WONDERLAND IN A JAR - Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun filled, crafty night constructing our own winter wonderland inside recycled glass jars. Each jar will be unique depending on the objects you choose to fill up your "snow globe." We will paint pine cones for trees and construct adorable woodland creatures out of wine corks. Silver and gold and glitter will abound. Please call the library to sign up for this free workshop.

 

BOARD GAMES FOR GROWN-UPSThursday, December 20, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for board/card 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.

 

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CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER – Library closings due to inclement weather will be broadcast via the Eyewitness News Pinpoint Closing Network. Check your local TV station (WPRI – FOX 12/WNAC – FOX 64), radio station (WHJJ-AM-Talk Radio 920, WWBB-FM – B101, WHJY-FM – 94.1, WSNE-FM – Coast 93.3) or web site (www.wpri.com) for the latest information.

 

DONATIONSIf you are looking for a charitable cause to donate to for tax purposes, if you wish to make a donation in memory of a relative or loved one, or if you are just fortunate enough to be looking for a worthy cause to donate to, then the East Smithfield Public Library would appreciate your consideration. In this season of good cheer and giving, you can rest assured that your donation will be put to good use. Your local library serves everyone from birth to death and it is one of the great equalizers for all members of our society. Thank you for your thoughts and consideration and have a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday season and New Year.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS – Thank you to everyone who donated books/jewelry, baked, or helped out with November’s fundraiser. The response was truly amazing and the “Friends” will now continue accepting jewelry donations throughout the year. A special thank you goes out to the tireless efforts of the “Friends” who donate their time and the Bryant University students from Management 200 who moved all the books. Your support of the library is much appreciated!

            As you are getting ready for the holiday season, the “Friends” will now be collecting holiday ornaments and seasonal ceramic figures for a future fundraiser. If you have any extras that you are no longer using, just pass them onto us. There will be a red bin in the library through January to collect your ornament donations. Remember that all the money raised from these fundraisers goes towards enhancing programs and services at the library.

            The end of the tax year is fast approaching. If you are thinking about making a monetary charitable donation, please consider “The Friends of the East Smithfield Library.” We are a recognized 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Any size donation is appreciated and please let us know if it is being made in someone’s memory.

            The next FOL meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018. We can be reached at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com.

 

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SANTA CLAUS DISPLAY - Our Children's Librarian, Carol Derosier, will be displaying an assortment of Santa Clauses for the Holiday Display. These are super special to Carol as many were given to her as gifts, and quite a few she inherited from her mother and father, who loved Christmas time and collecting different images of Jolly Ol' Saint Nick. Please stop by for a peek at this festive collection.

 

AMNESTY - During December, you may return East Smithfield Library’s overdue materials and NO FINES will be charged. We can give each other a Holiday present - we will have our overdue materials back and it won't cost you a cent.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:

                                                Monday, December 24, 2018 - CLOSED

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – CLOSED

Monday, December 31. 2018 - CLOSE at **5:00 P.M.**

Tuesday, January 1, **2019** - CLOSED

 

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UNITED WAY 2-1-1 – What is 2-1-1? An easy to remember phone number linking callers in need to available health and human services programs. One call gives you access to resources across your community, whether you need to get help for you, a family member, or a friend. You may even volunteer yourself to help others. No more wrong numbers, no more wasted time trying to find the right person to call. Someone at 2-1-1 will help connect you to the services or information you need, 24-7. The program is free and confidentiality is respected.

 

TALKING BOOKS PLUS – Talking Books Plus provides a free library service to anyone in R.I. who is unable to read standard print because of a visual or physical handicap. Talking Books Plus lends reading materials and specially designed equipment free of charge. Recorded books and magazines, Braille materials, descriptive videos, large print books, and government documents in alternative formats are all available. To learn more, email: tbplus@olis.ri.gov or call Talking Books at 574-9310.

 

DECEMBER HAPPENINGS – 5 – Walt Disney born, 1901; 7 – Pearl Harbor Day; 10 – Human Rights Day; 15 – Bill of Rights Day; and 18 – Passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

 

BECOMING A NATION OF READERS - Helpful hints: 1 - Help your child acquire a wide range of knowledge. Go on shopping trips, walks in the park, and visits to the zoo. This builds a knowledge base as children learn new words and their meanings. 2 - Talk with your child about his or her experiences. This also helps to learn new words and their meanings.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

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A Spark of Light: A Novel – Jodi Picoult

King and Kayla and the Case of the Secret CodeDori Hillestad Butler

Fifty Shades Freed

Full Disclosure – Stormy Daniels

Hello, Universe – Erin Entrada Kelly

Game Night

A Willing Murder – Jude Deveraux

Red & Lulu – Matt Tavares

Orange Is the New Black: Season Five

The Kinship of Secrets: A Novel – Eugenia Kim

Dwight D. Eisenhower – Elaine Marie Alphin

Red Sparrow

Button Man Andrew Gross

Nelson Mandela – Laaren Brown

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

A Christmas Revelation: A Novel – Anne Perry

PJ Masks Save the Library! – Daphne Pendergrass

American Horror Story: Roanoke: The Complete Season Five

Crime & Punctuation – Kaitlyn Dunnett

Sea Patrol to the Rescue! – Nate Lovett

Blackout in Puerto Rico

The Splendor Before the Dark: a Novel of the Emperor Nero – Margaret George

Dream Jumper. Vol. 1, Nightmare Escape – Greg Grunberg

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season One

Gypsy Rock – Robert D. McKee

The Marvelwood Magicians – Diane Zahler

Call the Midwife: Season Three

Wolves of Eden: A Novel – Kevin McCarthy

Walking with Miss Millie – Tamara Bundy

Isle of Dogs

Intercepted – Alexa Martin

The TrailMeika Hashimoto

Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert

It – Stephen King

The Wizard’s Dog – Eric Kahn Gale

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Lies – T. M. Logan

 

Mr. Selfridge: Season Two

Ordinary People: A Novel – Diana Evans

 

Tim Burton’s: The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Dream Daughter – Diane Chamberlain

 

Pacific Rim: Uprising

The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd

 

A Place to Call Home: Season 5

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel – Heather Morris

 

Love, Simon

The Wandering Fire – Guy Gavriel Kay

 

The Strangers Prey at Night

Winter in Paradise: A Novel – Elin Hilderbrand

 

Tehran Taboo

The Three Beths – Jeff Abbott

 

Big Fish & Begonia

Man of War: An Eric Steele Novel – Sean Parnell

 

Rick and Morty: Season 1

The Whole 30 Slow Cooker: 150 Totally Compliant Prep-and-Go Recipes for Your Whole 30 – Melissa Hartwig

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Sherlock Gnomes

Why Not Tonight – Susan Mallery

Nicole Atkins: Neptune City

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season One

 

Oasis: Definitely Maybe

Wonderstruck

 

Steve Winwood: Roll with It

Alice’s Ordinary People

 

The Best of Pete Townshend: Cool Walking Smooth Talking Straight Smoking Fire Stoking

The Lego Batman Movie

 

Christmas Classics Series: Rudolph, Frosty and Friends’ Favorite Christmas Songs

Doc Martin: Series 8

 

The Best of the Motels: No Vacancy

Atlanta: The Complete First Season

 

John Hiatt: Perfectly Good Guitar

Bob’s Burgers: The Complete 5th Season

 

John Cougar Mellencamp: Uh-Huh

Foyle’s War

 

Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!!!

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