January - **2019**

 

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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.

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS STORYTIME – Thursday, January 31 @ 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 “pancakes.” Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend. Registration is required.

Registration for all of February's storytimes will begin on January 22 and run through the end of January. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - January 12, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB. Come to the library and build, create, and share your masterpieces with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. You can play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12. No registration is required.

January 19, @ 1:00 p.m. – WINTER STORYTIME – Come and listen to some winter stories and make a winter craft. There will be hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy as well. This program is for children ages 3 – 10. Please register for this program.

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, January 10, 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, January 17, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in 4th or 5th grade (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books 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.

 

NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT – Have you ever wondered about some of the interesting, diverse, and magnificent flora and fauna of Rhode Island? A permanent natural history exhibit is available for perusing in the Children’s Room. The exhibit is the brainchild of Carol, Lily, and Susan Ferranti, with help and encouragement from the Friends of the Library (FOL), Beth Hurd, the Audubon Society, Sal Avella, Rachel Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hynes, and Debbie Mack. Because this is a revolving permanent collection, donations of suitable items such as butterflies, bugs, rocks, shells, seeds, etc. in good, clean condition, with identification will always be accepted. If you have any appropriate items to contribute to this effort, please contact Ms. Carol at the library. It will be much appreciated. Note: Any items donated for this display must be native to Rhode Island.

 

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 – January 3 @ 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.

 

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.

 

SEARCH FOR THE SNOWMEN SCAVENGER HUNT - All children are invited to search for some cool characters that are hiding in the library. Help us find the snowmen before they melt! The entry forms and rules of the game can be found in the Children’s Room. The deadline for submitting guesses is January 31, 2019. Good luck to all of the participants.

 

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EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, January 14, 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, January 28, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

GIZMOS, GADGETS, AND GAMES – Tuesday, January 22 @ 6:00 p.m. Join us for this STEM activity. We’ll be using batteries, wires, Bluetooth technology, wheels, light sensors, buzzers, and other items provided to us by littleBit Invention Kits. With these kits, we will be creating circuits that will allow us to make an assortment of gadgets, including Crawley Creatures, a Pinball Type Game, Bubble Blasters, and Bit Bots. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

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WATERCOLOR GALAXIES – Tuesday, January 29, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for a free, fun night of watercolor painting with Jessica-Lynn Giroux. The night sky in January is often bright, clear, and sparkling with stars. What better time to learn how to recreate some of that beauty we see when we take a moment to gaze skyward. Using wet on wet watercolor techniques, we will create our very own galaxies that sparkle and shine. This class is for beginners and is more about playing with color and learning how watercolor works, than leaving with frameable artwork. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results. Please call the library to register: 231-5150.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m. We will be meeting the second Thursday of each month in the Reference Room of 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.

 

TAX FORMS – Remember, the R.I. Division of Taxation “IS NO LONGER” providing paper copies of tax forms for distribution to libraries. Forms will be available for printing on the Division of Taxation webpage: www.tax.ri.gov/taxforms/. Go to the main page of the website, www.tax.ri.gov, for all information about taxes and tax forms. To have paper R.I. Tax forms MAILED to you, call 222-1111. Tax forms printed at the library will cost 20¢ per page.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, January 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the library. Tenemental: Adventures of a Reluctant Landlady by Vikki Warner 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.

 

SANTA DISPLAY – The main display case is featuring a timely and heartwarming collection of Santas. Whether you have been good or naughty this year, this display will bring out the goodness in everyone and hopefully bring joy, happiness, and good health to everyone during this holiday season and into the New Year. Stop by and check out this fantastic exhibit. You never know, Santa may be watching!

 

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION - Now that the New Year has arrived, it might be a good idea to gather up your family and friends and visit your local library. If you enjoy reading a good book, relaxing to the sound of beautiful music, or viewing your favorite DVD, then the library has something that is sure to please your taste.

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS  As you are putting away all those holiday decorations, remember that the "Friends" are collecting holiday ornaments for a future fundraiser. There will be a red bin in the library through the end of January to collect your ornament donations. Remember that all the money raised from these fundraisers goes towards enhancing programs and services at the library. We are in the process of planning events for the 2019 year and welcome any suggestions for programs. Your suggestions can be emailed to us at  friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com  or, a note may be left at the circulation desk.  

The next FOL meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. on January 12, 2019.

The annual "Friends" meeting will be held on February 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. with a snow date of February 23, 2019. 

 

DISPLAYS - Once again, the library is offering its patrons a local setting where they can present and share their works of art with each other. For anyone desiring further information on setting up a display, collection, or exhibit, please feel free to contact the library as soon as possible.

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HOLIDAY CLOSING - The library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 1, in commemoration of New Year’s Day, and Monday, January 21, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

JANUARY HAPPENINGS – 1 – Betsy Ross born, 1752; 2 – Isaac Asimov born, 1920; 4 – Louis Braille born, 1809; 6 – Joan of Arc born, 1412; 8 - Elvis Presley born, 1935; 17 – Ben Franklin born, 1706; 18 – author A.A. Milne born, 1882; 24 – ballerina Maria Tallchief born, 1925; and author Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge born, 1831; 27 – Mozart born, 1756.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel – Hank Green

Baby Bear’s Book of Tiny Tales – David McPhail

Adrift

Alaskan Holiday: A Novel – Debbie Macomber

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix – Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ambush – James Patterson and James O. Born

Ducks Away! – Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Book Club

The Best Bad Things – Katrina Carrasco

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups – Chris Harris

Call the Midwife: Season Five

Charlesgate Confidential – Scott Von Doviak

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing – Kay A. Haring

Christopher Robin

Consumed: A Novel – J. R. Ward

King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats Dori Hillestad Butler

Crazy Rich Asians

The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America – Virginia Sole-Smith

Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs – David Soman and Jacky Davis

Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years

Fire & Blood – George R. R. Martin

The Real McCoys – Matthew Swanson

Family Guy: Season 15

Fox 8: A Story – George Saunders

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! – Carmen Agra Deedy

Foyle’s War: Set 1

Husk – Dave Zeltserman

Sidetracked – Diana Harmon Asher

Greatest Showman

Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) – A   Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, etc. – Jeff Tweedy

Splish, Splash, Ducky! – Lucy Cousins

Hereditary

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A NovelOyinkan Braithwaite

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist – Cynthia Levinson

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

One in a Million – Lindsey Kelk

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Lark Rise to Candleford: Season One

Paris Echo: A Novel – Sebastian Faulks

AC/DC: Back in Black

Last Tango in Halifax: Season One

The Reckoning – John Grisham

Chris Stapleton: From a Room – Volume 1

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me – Charlamagne Tha God

Classical Music for Children: A Toddler’s Introduction to Classical Music

Mr. Selfridge

Slowhands: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton – Philip Norman

Florida Georgia Line: Dig Your Roots

Overboard

The Truth About Aaron: My Journey to Understand My Brother – Jonathan Hernandez with Lars Anderson

Frozen Soundtrack

Pray for the Wicked

Why Not Tonight – Susan Mallery

Khalid: American Teen

Skyscraper

The Wildlands: A Novel – Abby Geni

Kidz Bop: Greatest Hits!

The Spy Who Dumped Me

 

Now That’s What I Call Music! 65

Top Gear 22: Complete Season 22

 

Old Dominion: Happy Endings

Tully

 

Selena Gomez: Stars Dance

Vikings: Season 5, Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE STAFF AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EAST SMITHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY WISH ALL OUR PATRONS AND FRIENDS A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

February

 

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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 28 @ 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 2, @ 10:00 a.m. – AUDUBON SOCIETY – Take a serious and a humorous look at what makes humans “love” or “hate” certain animals/animal groups and why some of the most “unhuggable” animals are so very important and remarkable. There will be a surprise animal visitor as part of this program. This program is best suited for children ages 7 and older. Please register for this program.

February 16, 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.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 14, 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 21, 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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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, 2019. 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 June 5th. 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, February 7, @ 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.

 

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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ROBOTICS: THE FINCH ROBOT - Monday, February 25 @ 6:00 p.m. This program is great for those wanting to learn robotics. We will be using Birdbrain Technologies Finch robot to enter code and program the Finch robot. Your code will put you in control of the Finch Robot movements, avoid crashing, and respond to light and sound. Snap programming will be used. Don’t know snap? You can learn it in a snap! Space is limited so please register 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 4, 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 11, 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.

 

FUN FUSED GLASS PENDANTS OR MAGNETS –Thursday, February 21, @ 7:00 p.m. Come play with glass in this free, easy, fun class with Deenie Pacik Giuliano. Create with pre-cut glass, including glass powder, crushed glass, and dichroic glass. Add words by writing with markers that permanently fuse onto glass. As easy as decorating a homemade pizza! All materials included. Please call the library to register: 231-5150.

 

VALENTINE CRAFTING FOR TWEENS AND ADULTS – Thursday, February 7, at 4:00 p.m. Children in 4th grade and up and all aged adults are invited to attend this crafty workshop celebrating all things Valentine. Join in the Valentine fun as we will be making funky doily clay heart ornaments, mini Hershey Kiss mice, and a colorful Valentine shaker card to keep or share with loved ones. Make one of the projects or all three. Please call the library to register: 231-5150. 

 

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHT – Thursday, February 21, 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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THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, February 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the library. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 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.

 

VALENTINE’S DISPLAY – The staff of the East Smithfield Public Library will be sharing the love this year with a variety of heart-shaped items brightening up our display case.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, February 14, 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 NEWS – A big “Thank You” goes out to all who donated holiday ornaments/decorations. They will be used for an upcoming fundraiser this fall.

The FOL is currently collecting books and DVDs/CDs for our spring book sale. Just drop them off at the circulation desk. Sorry, but we cannot accept textbooks, VHS tapes, or encyclopedias.

The annual “Friends” meeting will be held on February 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., with a snow date of February 23.

 

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 18, in commemoration of Presidents’ Day.

 

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.

 

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 – Saturday, February 2, 2019. 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 Adults: A Novel – Caroline Hulse

The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable – Aaron Blabey

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years

Broken Ground – Val McDermid

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty PeopleDav Pilkey

Better Call Saul: Season Three

Come with Me: A Novel – Helen Schulman

Hammerhead Vs. Bull Shark – Jerry Pallotta

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season

The Dakota Winters: A Novel – Tom Barbash

I’m Batgirl! – Tracey West

Blood of the Vikings

Dark Tide Rising: A William Monk Novel – Anne Perry

Italy – Amy Rechner

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Three                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Death of an Eye – Dana Stabenow

King and Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse– Dori Hillestad Butler

Doc Martin: Series 4

Deep War: The War with China – The Nuclear Precipice – David Poyer

The Light in the Forest – Conrad Richter

Fargo: Year Two

Donovan: Book Two: Abandoned – W. Michael Gear

Marvel Captain America: Civil War. Escape from Black Panther – R. R. Busse

Human Flow

The Governess Game – Tessa Dare

Mexico – Marty Gitlin

Lark Rise to Candleford

Hearts of the Missing – Carol Potenza

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero – Patricia McCormick

Last Tango in Halifax: The Complete Season Two

Holy Ghost – John Sanford

Weird But True! 3: 300 Outrageous Facts

Life of the Party

Lethal White – Robert Galbraith

The Wild Robot Escapes – Peter Brown

Life in Pieces: The Complete Second Season

Liars’ Paradox – Taylor Stevens

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Monarch of the Glen

Murder at the Mill – M. B. Shaw

Alessia Cara: Know-It-All

Mr. Selfridge

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom

Chris Brown: Heartbreak on a Full Moon

Planet Earth II

Still Life with Monkey – Katherine Weber

Chris Stapleton: From a Room Volume 2

Samurai Jack: Season 1

Transcription – Kate Atkinson

Fiona Apple: When the Pawn

Shetland: Seasons One & Two

Up from Freedom: A Novel – Wayne Grady

Grace Vanderwaal: Just the Beginning

Vera: Set 2

We Sold Our Souls – Grady Hendrix

Kenny Chesney: Songs for the Saints

Vikings War: Last Battle of the Vikings

The Witch Elm Tana French

Kidz Bop 35

Westworld: Season One: The Maze

 

Now that’s What I Call Music! 62

 

 

Panic! At the Disco: Pray for the Wicked

 

 

Sarah Brightman: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection

 

 

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