August

 

Summer Reading Program Activities:

 

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Theme: A Universe of Stories @ the

East Smithfield Public Library!

 

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

 

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

 

Answer:          The East Smithfield Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program. Evidence collected from past participants of the Summer Reading Program will show that this is truly a fun-filled adventure!

 

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Where:           The East Smithfield Public Library

50 Esmond Street

Smithfield, RI 02917

Phone: 231-5150

Fax: 231-2940

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

                       

When:             Early July – August

 

How It Works:

 The program runs from July 1 to August 8. You will receive a reading log and progress stickers. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward! Remember: “Libraries: A Universe of Stories!”

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Performances and Special Events

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

 

 

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Thursday, August 8 @ 2:00 p.m. 

Brian Kampper: MobileQuest – Intergalactic Steam Space Station

MobileQuest is a R.I. based STEAM education team who provide fun and engaging STEAM learning experiences for students in grades K-8. We provide an “out of this world” STEAM experience for participants with 6 space stations including “code the alien robot”, Space Landing (engineering a space landing shuttle), and turn the lights on – complete a circuit to light up the moon. Ages 5-10.

 

Friday, August 9 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

End of the Summer Reading Program Celebration

Come and join us at the library for pizza, lemonade, popsicles, and fun!

 

 

Fun Programs:

Heritage Ballet’s “Literature into Life” Series:

Tuesday, August 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Children will analyze a chosen piece of literature from “A Universe of Stories” theme, in order to bring the story to life through music and movement. This is a six week program and on the last day, children will perform the story for family and friends. Ages 5 to 7.

 

Cursive Writing Program

Wednesday, August 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This is a six week program taught by a retired elementary school teacher. This exciting program will teach children how to write in cursive. This program is designed for children in 3rd grade or older.

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Storytimes

For children ages 3-12.

(Registration required for all programs)

 

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

 

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

 

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS STORYTIME – Thursday, August 1 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun. There will be yummy pancakes to enjoy! This program is for ages 3 and older.

 

 

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Other Summer Programming and Activities

 

 

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Theme: A Universe of Stories @ the East Smithfield Public Library

Guide to “A Universe of Stories” @ East Smithfield Public Library

First, you will need to sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/y3dmzx6b. Between the time you register and August 6 you will need to fill out a short form asking what you thought about each book you read. This form can be downloaded by visiting https://tinyurl.com/yyy8a6zt . For each book you read, you will be given a ticket. At the end of the program the librarian will put all of the participants’ tickets into a basket. If the librarian picks out your ticket, you will win a prize. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Tickets can also be gained by attending the special events. The teen that reads the most books will win a special prize at the end of the program. Email: michael.cardin7@gmail.com, or Call 231-5150 x 3.

What to Read?

You can read ANY books you want for the summer reading program. Do you need suggestions? You can come in and the youth services librarians will help you choose books that interest you. 

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

 

Across the Universe - Monday, August 5 @ 6:00 p.m. We will examine the different parts of the universe. Participants will view images of Earth and Mars and compare their features, just like a scientist would. From the library, we will take a trip to Mars and check out its surface. Participants will create a "star clock" that they can take home and use to tell time by examining the position of the Big Dipper in the night sky. We will use our knowledge to study the Universe. Registration is required.

 

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Wednesday, August 7th @ 6:00 p.m.

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

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

 

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INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesday evenings @ 5:00-7:00 p.m. Technology help sessions continue 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.

 

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

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS: The Friends will be conducting a Fall membership drive beginning August 17th. If you renew your current yearly membership, or join for the first time, you will receive a free desk lamp (while supplies last). (This lamp would make a great gift for a student!) Your membership fee helps support additional library services/programs that are not funded by the town or State.

The Friends will be sponsoring a new morning book group this September. If you enjoy a casual atmosphere, where you can discuss whatever you are reading while enjoying a snack, this may be for you. Check at the circulation desk for details.

We will also be sponsoring an informative program on human trafficking in Rhode Island on September 7th at 1 p.m.  Find out how these traffickers operate and how you can protect yourself and family members.

The FOL is currently looking for a working VHS/Video player.  Please check your basement, garage, and attic to see if you have one to donate to the library.

The second community yard sale will be held on September 28th. Please keep the library in mind as you clean out your houses this summer for small items to donate. We will start accepting yard sale donations at the end of August. Only items that fit inside the donation bin, located on the first floor, will be accepted. No clothing, shoes, or furniture will be accepted. 

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on August 9th @ 1 p.m. You may contact Catherine Lynn at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com with any suggestions or questions.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, August 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Educated by Tara Westover will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot.

 

ADULT BOARD GAME NIGHTThursday, August 15 @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for board game night! Push your luck, strategize, roll some dice… We’ll have an assortment of different card and board games to choose from. Hope to see you there!

 

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THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, August 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.

 

END OF SUMMER SAND CASTING - Monday, August 19th @ 6 p.m. Join us for a fun, free workshop where we will explore the art of sand casting. Bring your summer treasures to the library and we will show you how to cast them in sand to preserve your memories. Shells, stones, sea glass, other bits and bobs from nature, really any sort of shape that can leave an impression in sand will work. We will also have plenty of goodies to share if you don't bring any of your own treasures. Please register, as space is limited.

 

AUGUST MOVIE SHOWINGS - Join us in the cool 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:

Thursday, August 1st @ 4 p.m. Cold Pursuit - 119 min. Rated R.

Thursday, August 8th @ 4 p.m. Dumbo - 130 min. Rated PG.

Thursday, August 15th @ 4 p.m. Stay Human – 95 min. NOT RATED.

Thursday, August 22nd @ 4 p.m. Never Grow Old – 100 min. R.

Thursday, August 29th @ 4 p.m. Five Feet Apart – 116 min. PG-13.

Escape the summer heat and join us in the "cool" library for a new movie and popcorn.

Registration is not necessary. For more information, please contact Bethany at 231-5150 x 2.

 

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

 

SUMMER HOURS - During the month of August, the library will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

NOTABLE DATES IN AUGUST – 1 – First U.S. census completed, 1790; 2 – First Lincoln penny issued, 1909; 11 – Don Freeman, author, born, 1908; 15 – Panama Canal opened, 1914; 17 – Myra Cohn Livingston, author, born, 1926; 19 – National Aviation Day; 26 – Women given right to vote, 1920.

 

NEW SELECTED LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

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Cape May – Chip Cheek

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome Kathy Hoopmann

The Aftermath

Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel – Louis Bayard

All Dogs Have ADHD – Kathy Hoopmann

Aladdin and Friends

The Daughter’s Tale: A Novel – Armando Lucas Correa

Black Bird Yellow Sun Steve Light

American Horror Story: Season 5

Delta-v – Daniel Suarez

Breaking the Piggy Bank – Martha Maker

Big Kill

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales – Oliver Sacks

Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting – Emma Dodd

Boy Erased

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope – Mark Manson

Duck & Goose: A Gift for Goose – Tad Hills

Captain Marvel

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?  – Bill McKibben

Front Desk – Kelly Yang

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Complete 3rd Season

The Farm: A Novel – Joanne Ramos

Jack Montgomery: World War II: Gallantry at Anzio – Michael P. Spradlin

Elizabeth Harvest

The Favorite Daughter – Kaira Rouda

The Parker Inheritance – Varian Johnson

Fancy Nancy

The Gordian Protocol – David Weber & Jacob Holo

POOFAS: Popping in to Lend a Hand – Kerry Bober

Fish School

If She Wakes – Michael Koryta

Ryan Pitts: Afghanistan: A Firefight in the Mountains of Wanat – Michael P. Spradlin

Hotel Mumbai

I Know Who You Are – Alice Feeney

Safari: A Photicular Book – Dan Kainen

The Kid

The Last Time I Saw You: A Novel – Liv Constantine

 

Kidding: Season 1

The Mother-in-Law – Sally Hepworth

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Lego Star Wars – Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season One

The Night Before – Wendy Walker

Andrea Bocelli: Sentimento

Miss Bala

No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir – Ani DiFranco

The Big Chill: More Songs from the Original Soundtrack The Big Chill 15th Anniversary

Mr. Selfridge: Season 4

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel – Juliet Grames

The Carters: Everything Is Love

NFL Super Bowl LIII Champions – New England Patriots

The Stone Circle:; A Ruth Galloway MysteryElly Griffiths

Clay Aiken: Measure of a Man

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Stone Mothers – Erin Kelly

David Bowie: Stage

Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents

Westside: A Novel – W. M. Akers

Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom

Pup Scouts

Wunderland: A Novel – Jennifer Cody Epstein

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – The Movie Soundtrack Featuring the Songs of Abba

The Sinner: Season 2

 

Nelly: Suit

War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend

 

Queen: Greatest Hits I II & III

Widows

 

Tom Jones: Reload

Wonder Park

 

 

Yellowstone: Season 1

 

 

Zoo Wars

 

 

 

 

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September

 

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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. 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 story time 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, September 19 @ 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 and a related craft. This program is for children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s). Registration is required.

Registration for all of October's storytimes will begin on September 16 and run through the end of September. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS -

September 7, 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 ages 4-12.

September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to NoontimeROCK PAINTING – Stop by the library to paint a rock. Keep your painted rock or leave it somewhere for someone to find. This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN – 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 begin in October and continue through June, 2020. We will meet once a month from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Specific dates will be provided. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

 

APPLE SCAVENGER HUNT – All of the children are invited to search for some apples that are hiding in the library. The entry forms and rules of the game can be found in the Children’s Room. The deadline for submitting guesses is September 30. Good luck!

 

 

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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” starting on October 2nd. This program will run on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. It will be for children who turned 6 or 7 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.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – How many erasers are in the jar? Stop by the Children’s Room and estimate the number of erasers in the jar and put your guess in the box. The child who comes closest to the correct number will win all of the erasers. The winner will be drawn on Monday, September 30th.

 

CHILDREN’S DISPLAY CASE – Garrett Moroni, age 13, will present a portion of his Lego collection. He has been collecting and building things out of Legos for about 9 years. Garrett received a new model of the Saturn V NASA moon rocket for Christmas last year. Garrett enjoys building things that are challenging. He also likes to build things that relate to exploration and history. Garrett hopes you will enjoy his collection. Stop by the library to see this out of the world display.

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS - The staff of the library would like to extend our appreciation and congratulations to all of the children and teens who participated in our annual Summer Reading Programs. The children and teens read hundreds of books, but whether they read 5 books, or 35 books, they were all winners as concerns the further development of their minds and constructive utilization of their leisure time.

 

BOOK GROUPSBook Groups for elementary school children will start back up again in October.  The “Bookworms” book group is for children in second and third grade and their parent/caregiver. The “Books are Fun” book group is for children in fourth and fifth grade.  Each book group meets monthly to discuss a certain book. If you are interested, contact Ms. Carol for more information.

A new Middle School Book Group will be starting in October. This book group will be for children in grades 6th through 8th. We will meet once a month to discuss books. Please contact Ms. Carol if you are interested or if you have any questions.

 

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SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM MS. CAROL – I want to thank the many people who helped make the 2019 Summer Reading Program a huge success. I am always amazed at the enthusiasm of the children, parents, and grandparents who come to the library all summer to borrow books, participate in programs and share with me what they have been reading.

I would also like to thank the Friends of the Library (FOL) who very generously donated to the Summer Reading Program. Through the combined efforts of the library and the FOL, the children were able to experience many performances and enjoy rewards throughout the summer.

Last, but not least, is a hearty thank you to the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Their continued support makes the Summer Reading Program a successful and rewarding endeavor.

 

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INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesday evenings @ 5:00-7:00 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, September 4, 2019 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.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, September 23 @ 6:30 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, September 30, @ 6:30 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.), 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.

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS – Many of our patrons may not be aware of a distinctive part of our collection: GRAPHIC NOVELS. Jesse Karp, writing for the American Library Association says “Comic books have long had a reputation for being disconnected from legitimate educational concerns. They were supposedly fluffy things, good for a laugh at best, agents of desensitization and proponents of violence at worst. Thanks to the graphic novel, educators and librarians are gradually finding that is not the case” The genres you love and enjoy are represented in graphic novel form. Dramas, mysteries, fantasy, and even non-fiction can be found. In our library the graphic novels are kept in the Children’s Room and adjacent to the Young Adult Area. So come to the library and check out these pearls of young adult inspiration.

 

SAILOR’S VALENTINES DISPLAY – The main display case is featuring a beautiful and fantastic collection of Sailor’s Valentines. This display was developed and handmade by Janine Simmons and her husband Chuck of Killingly, CT. Janine loves all things summery and beachy. When visiting a nautical museum, she saw an array of Sailor’s Valentine boxes that were made in the 1800’s and quickly fell in love with the intricacy and design work. She met a woman in Brooklyn, CT who made them and was happy to show Janine what she needed to get started. Many hours and many tiny seashells later, she has created her own one-of-a-kind Sailor’s Valentines. The boxes that house the shell Valentines were expensive to buy, so she soon asked her handyman husband if he could figure out how to make them. He got right to work and this is the result.

 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSThe "Friends" Fall membership drive is underway. If you renew your current yearly membership or join for the first time, you will receive a free desk lamp (while supplies last). Your membership fee helps support additional library services/programs that are not funded by the town or State. Plus, as long as you are a member, you are entitled to shop early at the "Friends" only preview (before the general public) at the book sale.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE - September 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot.  Donations of small items are now being accepted.  All items donated must fit inside the donation bins, located on the first floor.  Sorry, but no clothing, shoes or furniture can be accepted.  A limited amount of rental spaces are available if you wish to sell your own items.  Advance registration is required.  

The fabulous jewelry sale fundraiser is slated for October 16th - 19th. Donations of new and pre-owned jewelry of all types are still needed.  Receipts for tax purposes are available.  Just leave your contact information with your donation.  

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on September 14th @ 1p.m. or you may contact Catherine Lynn at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com with any suggestions or questions.

                       

FAUX FOSSIL FOREST COASTERS - Join us on Monday, September 16, at 6 p.m. for a fun Fall craft where we will use simple items like fresh leaves, old CD cases, acrylic paint, and concrete to make a set of beautiful metallic leaf coasters. This program is for adults and teens. Please call to register.

 

SEPTEMBER MOVIE SHOWINGS - Join us in the cool 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:

Thursday, September 5th @ 4 p.m. Wonder Park – 1 hr. 26 mins. Rated PG.

Thursday, September 12th @ 4 p.m. LEGO Movie – 1 hr. 47 mins. Rated PG.

Thursday, September 19th @ 4 p.m. Captain Marvel – 1 hr. 24 mins. PG-13.

Thursday, September 26th @ 4 p.m. The Public – 2 hrs. 2 mins. PG-13.

Registration is not necessary. For more information, please contact Bethany at 231-5150 x 2.

 

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHTThursday, September 12, @ 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!

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, September 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the library. September by Rosamund Pilcher will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot.

 

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

 

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SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH – Your library card will give you access to one of the greatest resources in your local community: YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY. Your library is a goldmine of books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, the Internet, story hours, and other great resources and services for the entire family. In this day and age of high energy prices, where else can you take your family for FREE! Also, for parents shopping for school supplies, remember: A LIBRARY CARD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SCHOOL SUPPLY OF ALL.

 

FREE DIGITAL MEDIA DOWNLOADS – East Smithfield Public Library is a member of the Ocean State Libraries E-Zone! Anyone with an Ocean State Libraries (OSL) card can access this database and download digital media (audiobooks, music, e-books, and videos) for FREE! Digital media can be downloaded and listened to on your home personal computer (PC), burned to CD for your car stereo, and transferred to many portable audio devices, all without leaving the comfort of your home. Now your library never closes. Check one out today. For more information and a listing of titles available visit http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com.

 

PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS - We are all responsible for protecting the physical condition of library materials. Helpful hints: a) clean hands prevent buildup of grime and sticky substances; b) removing books from the shelves by pulling on the headband (top of the spine) will weaken and eventually destroy the book - to remove a book, gently push in the books on either side, grasp the book in the center, and remove it.

 

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, CDs, DVDs, and other resources is much appreciated. You epitomize and perpetuate the true meaning of community library.

 

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THANKS FOR HELPING OUR GARDEN GROW! – The library would like to thank the following people for donating their hard work and plants to make our garden bloom: Robert Smith of Smith’s Nursery, Peter Sheehan, Gail Gallagher, Carol Ferranti, Marilyn Landolfi, Michelle Bourgery, and Paul and Elaine Pavao.

 

PUTTING THE GARDEN TO BED – Monday, September 23, @ 7:00 p.m. One of the best ways to get your garden ready for the spring is to prepare it in the fall. In this free workshop spend time with Master Gardener Mary Malouin as she discusses ways to ready your garden beds for their winter break. The workshop is free thanks to the URI Master Gardener Program. Registration is NOT required.

 

COFFEE, CAKE, AND CONVERSATION – Tuesdays (starting September 10), @ 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.

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING - On September 7th at 1 p.m., Mark Bourgery, a former member of the R.I. National Guard will present a program on Human Trafficking. Find out how these traffickers operate and how you can protect yourself and family members.

 

YOGA CLASS – The Friends of the Library (FOL) will be sponsoring an introductory yoga class this fall. It will be run by instructors from the Barre and Yoga Experience of Smithfield. Students will need to bring their own mats for the class. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 11:00-Noon on September 14, 28. October 12, 26, and November 23. (Another November date is to be determined) Spaces are limited, so registration is required.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is up and running at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-5, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 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. Keep in mind that the library is a great place to meet your friends to work on group projects. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

SEPTEMBER  CELEBRATIONS – 4 – Labor Day (LIBRARY CLOSED); 7 – Grandma Moses, painter, born, 1860; 11 – Grandparents Day; 14 – Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner”; 17 – U.S. Constitution signed, 1787; 26 – Johnny Appleseed born, 1775; 23 – Native American Day.

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK – September 22 – September 28, 2019 Banned Books Week is "Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark" Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. Remember, it’s your freedom we’re talking about. For more information, go to: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks.

 

LIBRARY HOURS – Now that students will be preparing for another school year, the library will be reopening on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning September 7.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

DVDs

 

 

 

Ask Again, Yes: A Novel – Mary Beth Keane

Counting Birds: The Idea that Helped Save Our Feathered Friends – Heidi Stemple

Axl

The Body Lies – Jo Baker

Cuddles – Ellen Miles

Alita: Battle Angel

Bunny – Mona Awad

Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability – Pat Thomas

Ballers: The Complete Third Season

The Confessions of Frannie Langton: A Novel – Sara Collins

5-Minute Avengers Stories – Kara LaReau

Barry

Dark Site – Patrick Lee

Flight of the Bluebird – Kara LaReau

Berenstain Bears: Adventures in Bear Country

The Darwin Affair: A Novel – Tim Mason

Great LEGO Sets: A Visual History – Daniel Lipkowitz

Bigfoot

The First MistakeSandie Jones

Harbor Me – Jacqueline Woodson

Bohemian Rhapsody

Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel – Taffy Brodesser-Akner

A House that Once Was – Julie Fogliano

Celebrating Mickey

Honestly, We Meant Well – Grant Ginder

See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism – Pat Thomas

The Crown: Season Two

Into the Jungle – Erica Ferencik

My Friend Isabelle Eliza Woloson

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Complete 8th Season

In West Mills: A Novel De’Shawn Charles Winslow

Poppy Avi

Descendants 2

Keep You Close: A Novel – Karen Cleveland

Saffron Ice CreamRashin Kheiriyeh

Disneynature: African Cats

Montauk – Nicola Harrison

CDs

The First Purge

The Paper Wasp: A Novel – Lauren Acampora

Caspar Babypants: Keep It Real!

Green Book

The Perfect Plan: A Novel – Bryan Reardon

David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Greta

The Porpoise: A Novel – Mark Hadden

Hillsong Worship: Let There Be Light

Hotel Artemis

Some Choose Darkness – Charlie Donlea

Melissa Etheridge: Breakdown

Muppet Babies: Time for Play!

Spine of the Dragon – Kevin J. Anderson

Post Malone: Beerbongs & Bentleys

The Mustang

Star-Crossed: A Novel – Minnie Darke

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye

Preacher: Season 3

The Stationery ShopMarjan Kamali

Tracy Chapman: New Beginning

River Runs Red

The Summoning – Heather Graham

The Wallflowers: Red Letter Days

Sharp Objects

Time After Time: A Novel – Lisa Grunwald

Wilson Phillips

Sophia the First: Once Upon a Princess

The Travelers: A Novel – Regina Porter

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro

Victoria: Season 3

Waisted: A Novel – Randy Susan Meyers

Youngblood: 5 Seconds of Summer

 

The Woman in the White Kimono – Ana Johns

 

 

 

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