December

 

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW DIRECTOR! – The Board of Trustees would like to welcome Cynthia Muhlbach as the new director of East Smithfield Public Library. She comes to us with many years of experience, most recently as director of Adams Public Library in Central Falls. Please join us in welcoming her.

 

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.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a related craft or game.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, December 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 is required.

Registration for all of January's storytimes will begin on December 18 and run through the end of December. Registration is required.

 

COUNTING CONTEST - Children in grades K – 5 are invited to participate in our Holiday Counting Contest (guess how many ornaments are in the jar).  Stop by the Children’s Room, estimate the number of “goodies” 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 29.  Each child is allowed only one guess.  Good luck!!  J

 

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SNAPOLOGY: INVENTOR’S CLUB ROBOTICS– Wednesday, December 27, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Who said you couldn’t solve the world’s problems with Lego bricks? Learn about the process real inventors go through while you help design, build, and program robotic models to solve problems. This program is for children ages 7-14. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - December 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Ornament-Making Event. Come to this fun holiday event and make different ornaments to take home with you. There will be snacks and lots of merrymaking! This program is for children ages 5 and older. Registration is required.

December 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lego Club. For children ages 4-12. Come to the library to build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who love LEGOS!  Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. Drop-in anytime between 11:00-12:30 and join in the fun.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 14 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 21, 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. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to www.askri.org. There you will find Homework Help Career Center from Tutor.com. This link will help you with live tutoring assistance with your homework. 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 - Tuesday, December 19, from 6:30-8:00 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 11, 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 – Tuesday, December 18, 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.

 

CARD GAME CLUB – Wednesday, December 27, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Youngsters from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Game Card Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or something else. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. We will decide the best time to meet. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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 CLUB – The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. The book for December’s meeting is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot. For additional information, contact Bethany Mott at the library. New members are always welcome.

 

BOARD GAMES FOR GROWN-UPSThursday, December 14, @ 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 CARD-MAKING – Thursday, December 14, @ 6:30 p.m. Stop by the library and get a start on your Holiday Card-Making. We will be creating super beautiful holiday cards that your family, friends, and colleagues will treasure. This activity does not require any special skills except a desire to let your creative juices flow. You can place your beautiful holiday card on your X-mas tree or place it in a prominent location for everyone to see. Registration is required.

 

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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 – We continue to welcome donations of books, DVDs, and CDs for our next Book Sale. Donations may be dropped off at the library anytime during library hours. Please mark all items “For FOL Book Sale.” Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of this worthwhile event.

There will not be a regularly scheduled Friends meeting in December, but any Friend who would like to help out with supporting our local library, please feel free to leave your contact information at the front desk, or get in touch with Charlotte Taylor at ccwtaylor@gmail.com. The next FOL meeting will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 1:00 at the library. We would be thrilled to see some new faces.

 

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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:

                                                Saturday, December 23, 2017 - CLOSED

Monday, December 25, 2017 – CLOSED

Monday, January 1, **2018** - 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, e-mail 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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Braving the Wilderness: The Quest of True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone – Brene Brown

Shmelf the Hannukkah Elf – Greg Wolfe

American Illuminati

Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet: A Jesse Stone Novel – Reed Farrel Coleman

Gingerbread Christmas – Jan Brett

Girls: The Complete Fourth Season

The Ninth Hour – Alice McDermott

Merry Christmas Ollie! – Olivier Dunrea

Supergirl: The Complete Second Season

The Cuban Affair: A Novel – Nelson DeMille

Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story – R. L. Stine

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

To Be Where You Are Jan Karon

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas – Alice Schertle

All Hell Broke Loose

Haunted – James Patterson and James O. Born

Penguin’s Christmas Wish – Salina Yoon

Peanuts: Go Team Go!

Wicked Deeds – Heather Graham

The Nutcracker, a Dancing Primer – Jennifer Adams

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Keep Her Safe – Sophie Hannah

Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble – Nick Bruel

The Witch

Don’t Let Go – Harlan Coben

A Bird’s Nest – Niles Worthington

Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season

Holly and Ivy – Fern Michaels

Basketball Super Stats – Jeff Savage

Planet Hulk

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home – Denise Kiernan

Inside the U.S. Marine Corps – Jennifer Boothroyd

Storks

Merry and Bright: A Novel – Debbie Macomber

Stickmen’s Guide to Your Grueling Guts – John Farndon

Year One

Winter Solstice: A Novel – Elin Hilderbrand

 

Alf: Season Three

Manhattan Beach: A Novel – Jennifer Egan

 

Christmas Eve

A Snow Country Christmas – Linda Lael Miller

 

Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular

Second Chance Girl – Susan Mallery

 

Empire

The Stolen Marriage – Diane Chamberlain

 

Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

The Rules of Magic – Alice Hoffman

 

The Littlest Petshop: Sweetest Pets

The Dirty Book ClubLisi Harrison

 

Now You See Me 2

Fairytale: A Novel – Danielle Steel

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Crimes of the Father:A Novel – Thomas Keneally

 

Preacher: Season One

Lilac Lane – Sherryl Woods

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Sofia the First: The Secret Library

Killing Season: A Thriller – Faye Kellerman

Nicole Atkins: Neptune City

Joy

 

Oasis: Definitely Maybe

King & Maxwell

 

Steve Winwood: Roll with It

Krypto the Superdog: Cosmic Canine

 

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

Kung Fu Panda 3

 

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

Lego Friends: Girlz 4 Life Original Movie

 

The Best of the Motels: No Vacancy

Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales

 

John Hiatt: Perfectly Good Guitar

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

 

John Cougar Mellencamp: Uh-Huh

Little Charmers: Charmy Hearts Day

 

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

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January - **2018**

 

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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.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a related craft or game.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, January 25 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers and listen to stories! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun! We will enjoy stories, a related craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend. Registration is required.

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

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - January 13, 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 27, @ 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 11, 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 18, 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.

 

SEA SHELLS BY THE SEA SHORE DISPLAY- The children’s room display case is featuring a large collection of sea shells. This display was organized and developed by Katarina Gillis, who works at the East Smithfield Library in the children’s room. Kat has been collecting sea shells since she was five years old and her collection is so large she doesn’t have room for another shell! Kat’s shells were collected in Rhode Island, Florida, Aruba, and Ireland. A few of Kat’s shells were gifted to her from other places around the world. She hopes you like her collection! 

 

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, 2018. Good luck to all of the participants.

 

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EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Tuesday, January 16, 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 – Tuesday, January 23, 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.

 

CARD GAME CLUB – Monday afternoons @ 5:30 p.m. Card enthusiasts from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Card Game Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or other games. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

TEEN TECH: FUN WITH MEMES! – Tuesday, January 30, @ 6:30 p.m. What is a meme? An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, e.g. imitation. Technologically, a meme is an image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one internet user to another. Join us as we use a meme generator to come up with the coolest, funniest, and most clever memes. Call the library to sign up: 231-5150.

 

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. 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.

 

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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PLAY WITH CLAY! – Monday, January 22, @ 6:00 p.m. Free class for Adults (teens accompanying adult are welcome too). If some of the best fun you remember as a kid was playing with dough or clay in school or at home, this workshop is for you! Relieve stress and get crafty with us as we explore different ways to shape, bake and decorate clay. We will make colorful mini magnets in your choice of shape and color and/or some beautiful hanging hearts for Valentine's Day decorations. Please call to sign up.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, January 11, 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 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the library. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 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.

 

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 or videocassette, then the library has something that is sure to please your taste.

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS – After the hectic pace of the holiday season and you settle down to cleaning out your bookshelves and other areas of your house, keep us in mind as a place to donate your literary, audio and visual treasures. We are ready to receive donations for our next Book Sale. All types of books, CDs, and DVDs will be accepted. Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

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

January’s meeting will be held in the library on Saturday, January 13, at 1:00 p.m. Even if you haven’t officially joined the FOL, please come and share your ideas with us! We will be discussing upcoming library programs, fundraisers, and what to buy for the library. Are there any authors, particular books, or DVDs you would like to see on the library shelves?  Just leave a note with a librarian, and we’ll try to get them. We’ll also be doing some book sorting and getting ready for our next Book Sale. If you cannot make the meeting and would like to help, let me know: ccwtaylor@gmail.com, or phone: 233-6720.

Thanks to all of you for your generous support in 2017. We look forward to helping our library even more in 2018!

 

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 Monday, January 1, in commemoration of New Year’s Day, and Monday, January 15, 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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A Scandal in Battersea: The Elemental Masters, Book Twelve – Mercedes Lackey

I Love Snow! – Hans Wilhelm

Raven Tales: Child of Tears

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice Khizr Khan

Best in Snow – April Pulley Sayre

Girls Trip

Quick & Dirty – Stuart Woods

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! – Tom Angleberger

Cars 3

Tell Tale – Jeffrey Archer

Bad Kitty for President – Nick Bruel

Big Little Lies

Members of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties – Dianne Lake and Deborah Herman

Space Battle Lunchtime, Volume 1 – Natalie Riess

Baby Driver

In the Midst of Winter: A Novel – Isabel Allende

Pigs Might Fly – Nick Abadzis

Suits: Season Six

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker – Gregory Maguire

If Found, Please Return to Elise Gravel – Elise Gravel

Piggy Tales: Third Act

The Ballad of Black Bart – Loren D. Estleman

Adventures in Cartooning – James Sturm

Major Crimes: The Complete Fifth Season

Wyoming Winter – Diana Palmer

A Rabbit’s Burrow – Niles Worthington

The Americans: The Complete Fourth Season

Shattered Memories – V.C. Andrews

A Spider’s Web – Erika de Nijs

The Boss Baby

Even If It Kills Her: A Bailey Weggins Mystery – Kate White

Ambulances – Marcia S. Freeman

Girls: The Final Season

The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella – Fredrik Backman

Spooky Haunted Houses – Tracy Nelson Maurer

Going in Style

The Noel Diary: From the Noel Collection – Richard Paul Evans

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Gotham: The Complete Third Season

Every Breath You Take: An Under Suspicion Novel – Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

The Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker

Ghost in the Shell

Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing: The Truth Behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr – Anthony William

Tony Bennett: 16 Most Requested Songs

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Deadly Cure: A Novel – Lawrence Goldstone

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Sky Is Crying

John Wick: Chapter 2

The Baxter Family: In this Moment: A Novel– Karen Kingsbury

Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights

A Dog’s Purpose

Bonfire: A Novel Krysten Ritter

Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing

Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom

City of Lies – Victoria Thompson

Rob Thomas: …Something to Be

The Night Manager

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel – Louise Erdrich

Creed: My Own Prison

The Librarians: Season Two

 

Counting Crows: This Desert Life

Justice League: Doom

 

John Hiatt: Slow Turning

Watchmen: Director’s Cut

 

The Best of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

 

Spectre

 

 

Shimmer and Shine

 

 

Sesame Street: Count on Elmo

 

 

Nightcrawler

 

 

Maya the Bee Movie

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