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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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October

 

 

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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.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, October 17, @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and listen to stories. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in on the fun! There will be bedtime stories, a craft, and a special snack. This program is for children ages 3 and older. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY  SPECIALS:

Star Wars Reads Day – October 5, from 11.00 a.m. to Noon. Come join us at the library and be part of Star War Reads, which is a month-long celebration of reading and Star Wars. Our library will participate by having special activities and visitors relating to Star Wars. This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

Snapology – Haunted House Building Activity - October 26, from 11.00 a.m. to Noon. In this fun pre-Halloween program, children will be challenged to build their very own haunted house using Legos. This program is for children ages 5 to 12. Space is limited, so please register for this program.

 

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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 2. This program will run on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. It will be for children turning 6 or 7 by August, 2019. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details or to register for this program. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

STORYWALK® @ THE LIBRARY - Monday, October 28th from 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. Come join us at the Greenville Public Library for a fun family outdoor event.  This event is held in collaboration with the East Smithfield Public Library. The story will have a Halloween theme. Costumes are welcome! This is a drop-in program. (Rain Date: Tuesday, October 29th at the same time) (The StoryWalk® Project was created by Ann Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.)

 

CANDY CORN COUNTING CONTEST - All of our younger patrons in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Halloween Counting Contest – counting the number of candy corns in a special container. Stop by the Children’s Room and place your guess in the box provided and you could be a winner! The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a spooktacular Halloween treat! The winner will be drawn on Thursday, October 31. Each child is allowed ONLY ONE GUESS. Good luck and happy Halloween to all of the participants.

 

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TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY- ATTENTION – ALL CHILDREN – If you want to download some fantastic puzzles, games, videos, story books, or read-alongs, access the library’s homepage and click the Tumble Book Library link and start enjoying the fun and excitement. Happy tumbling!

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, October 3, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. This will be a “getting to know” you and an informational meeting. After that, 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 further information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP - Thursday, October 24 at 4:30 pm. Calling all 4th and 5th graders (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book loving group”! We will meet once a month to discuss the book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Our first meeting will be an organizational meeting. Come to this meeting with some of your favorite books and/or book titles to share. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“PIZZA AND BOOKS” BOOK GROUP – This is a new Middle School Book Group that will start on Tuesday, October 22, @ 4:30 p.m. and will meet once a month throughout the school year. This book group will be for children in grades 6 thru 8. We will discuss books and enjoy pizza! Please contact Ms. Carol if you are interested or if you have any questions.

 

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 on Thursday, October 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and will occur once a month through June 2020. Please contact Ms. Carol for more information or to register for this program.

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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., Ms. Carol will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, Ms. Carol will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

DISPLAY CASE – Skyler Grist, age 7, will display her Lion King collection. She has been collecting Lion King items for a few years. Skyler also enjoyed going to see Broadway Lion King at PPAC in 2017. She hopes you like her collection!

 

TEENTOBERTeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library. TeenTober replaces YALSA’s previous Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™ celebrations, allowing libraries the flexibility to choose what to celebrate (digital literacy, reading, technology, writing, etc) and the length of time for each celebration.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, October 7, 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, October 21, 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.

 

WORD BASICS – Monday, October 28, @ 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. This workshop covers the different types of documents you can create. Learn how to turn a simple document into something unique and more presentable. Learn how to create signs and a wide range of unique projects. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Word or have a limited knowledge of Word. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesday evenings @ 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. 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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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.

 

RECOMMENDED READS – Find your next read with our enormous list of recommended reads at https://tinyurl.com/y3grwtus. There are scores of Young Adult (YA) books listed. Better still, the books are broken down into genres and sub-genres. Examples include: Banned Books, Contemporary, Teen Romance, Fantasy, Classics, Sci-Fi, Mystery, History, and many more. Stop by and check out these bountiful resources.

 

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ASKRI.ORG – Online resources are available to all Rhode Islanders from their favorite library, or wherever they connect to the Internet. All you need is a library card. These core resources include World Book and World Book Discover, and a selection of EBSCO databases including Academic Search Premier, Master File Premier, History Reference Center and many more. Check out these free and invaluable resources by accessing http://www.askri.org/.

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AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM – A newly designed 4½ hour (one-day) Driver Safety Course for drivers 50+ will be conducted at the library on Friday, October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A short break will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and a beverage for the break. Participants will receive the new state driver’s manual at no cost. The cost of the program is $20 for non-AARP members and $15 for members who show their AARP membership card. Cash, checks (payable to AARP), or money orders will be accepted. Call the library (231-5150) to register.

 

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHTThursday, October 17, @ 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!

 

HAUNTED RHODE ISLAND – Thursday, October 10 @ 7:00 p.m. Join Smithfield native and ghost hunter Tom D’Agostino for his spooky presentation, Haunted RI. The smallest state in the Union is home to the most haunts per capita. Take a paranormal trip through the Ocean State and witness some of the strangest haunts and legends in the region.

 

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 October 12 and 26, and November 16 and 23. Spaces are limited, so registration is required.

 

MILK MATTERS - Saturday, October 26 @ 1:00 p.m. Journalist and dairymaid Lucille Benoit speaks about the current crisis for small dairy farms and the importance of public awareness, consumer knowledge and constructive debate for the survival of dairy farms, cows and sustainable local food production. Ms. Benoit is also the author of the novel, Come, Bos, the story of one small farm’s struggle to survive.  

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUBThe group will meet on Thursday, October 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the library. Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot. New members are always welcome. For additional information, contact Bethany Mott at the library.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, October 10, 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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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS The Fabulous Jewelry Sale will begin at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 16th. Hours are as follows: 12-6 on Wednesday, 10-6 on Thursday, 10-6 on Friday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We have a large selection of new and pre-owned treasures. Gold, silver, beaded, vintage and costume jewelry will be for sale. Names such as Swarovski, Monet, Trifari, Disney, and Kirks Folly.  Reasonably priced for everyone and open to the public.  A good way to start your holiday shopping early for affordable office, friends, and family gifts!

Remember that all proceeds go to benefit additional library programs and services. The "Friends" would like to thank all who donated to our recent community yard sale and also to those who have donated jewelry.  Without all of your help these events would not be possible.  

The "Friends" Fall membership drive continues. If you renew your current yearly membership or join for the first time you will receive a free desk lamp (while supplies last). We have received some very positive feedback on the quality of these lamps from patrons. 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.  The next book sale will be held this November 7th - 12th.

The "Friends" are also looking for donations of flowering daffodil and crocus bulbs.  They will be planted this Fall in the front lawn of the library to beautify the street corner and front of the building.

Don't forget that free Yoga classes continue on October 12 & 26 and November 16 and 23rd.  All start at 11:00 a.m.

Also, the new Tuesday morning Coffee, Conversation and Cake book group meets at 10:30 a.m.  

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on October 12th @ 1:00 p.m. or you may contact Catherine Lynn at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com with any suggestions or questions.

 

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FRIENDS! October 20 to 26 is National Friends of the Library Week.  We thank the Friends of the Library for all the great things they do for the library. Among many other things, they run book, bake, jewelry, yard, and ornament sales. They sponsor library programs such as Yoga, purchase food for the Middle school book group, and run Coffee, Cake and Conversation each week. They make the library a better place for all.

 

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UNITED WAY 2-1-1 IN RHODE ISLAND - 2-1-1 is the fastest and easiest way to get information when you need it. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One call gives you access to health and social resources across your community, whether you need to get help - for you, for a family member or for a friend - or want to help. 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. Confidentially, for free, in your language.

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

Monday, October 7th @ 4 p.m. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu - 1 hr. 44 mins. – Rated PG. 

Monday, October 21st @ 4 p.m. They Shall Not Grow Old (Documentary) – 1 hr. 39 mins. - Rated R.

Monday, October 28th @ 4 p.m. Disney’s Aladdin (2019) - 2 hrs. 8 mins. - Rated PG.

 

NEW DATABASEDiscover your ancestors! The library now subscribes to Ancestry Library through ProQuest. This is a great resource for genealogical information. This database can only be used in the library, so please come to visit us to do your research.

 

FREEGAL® MUSIC SERVICE - The East Smithfield Public Library has joined thousands of public libraries around the world by subscribing to The Freegal® Music Service from Library Ideas, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, registered library cardholders can download and stream a select number of MP3-formatted tracks each month at no direct cost via the East Smithfield Public Library. The library subscription pays for the access to the music.

The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple® App Store and Google® Play store.

 

CREATIVEBUG The library has subscribed to Creativebug, a resource that allows you to tap into your creative side. It offers online instruction on many arts and crafts. Its web address is https://www.creativebug.com/lib/eastsmithfield. You will need a valid East Smithfield Public Library card to use the service. You can also access it through the library website.

 

PALM READINGS - Tuesday, October 22 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Local psychic Madison will be available for 10 minute, private palm reading sessions. Please call the library to reserve your spot.

 

INTERNET - Patrons can access the statewide library database (OSL – Ocean State Libraries), online databases (EBSCO - Elton B. Stephens Company), and thousands of other sites that contain both recreational and research information. You can also email anyone in the world. This is a great opportunity to begin your fantastic voyage into cyberspace.

 

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PUZZLES - If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day, stop by the library and browse through our puzzle collection. We have puzzles depicting various landscape scenery, animals, people and events. The puzzles are interesting and challenging and you will feel a sense of accomplishment when the "last piece" is inserted.

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HOLIDAY CLOSINGS - In commemoration of Columbus Day, the library will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019.

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HALLOWEEN NOTE: Remember, even though we stock up on sweets and goodies for the little ghosts and goblins who will be visiting our homes, we should not forget that many cultures earnestly leave out food, sweets, and cigarettes as an offering for the dead who are believed to revisit the earth on the October 31 of each year.

 

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS! – October 2, 1869 - Mahatma Gandhi born; October 2, 1967 - Thurgood Marshall became first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice; October 11, 1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt born; October 13, 1754 - Molly Pitcher, Revolutionary War Heroine, born; October 19, 1735 - John Adams born; October 24 - United Nations Day; October 26, 1941 - Steven Kellogg, author, born; Oct 6-12 - Fire Prevention Week; Oct 25-31 - National Magic Week; and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

DVDs

 

 

 

Beautiful Liars – Isabel Ashdown

The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin – Stan Berenstain

Aladdin

The Black Jersey: A Novel – Jorge Zepeda Patterson

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat – Stan Berenstain

Better Call Saul: Season 4

Cygnet: A Novel – Season Butler

Bone By Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons – Sara Levine

The Blacklist: Season 6

Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel – Linda Holmes

Bone Jack– Sara Crowe

Descendants 3

Eye Spy: Family Spies Book Two – Mercedes Lackey

Jack: The True Story of Jack & the BeanstalkLiesl Shurtliff

Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital

FKA USA: The Complete Unabridged and Annotated Edition: A Novel – Reed King

Makoons – Louise Erdrich

Elementary: The Sixth Season

The Gifted School – Bruce Holsinger

Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine – Frances Poletti

Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember

Girl in the Rearview Mirror; A Novel – Kelsey Rae Dimberg

Pyramid – David Macaulay

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Girls Like Us – Cristina Alger

Touch the Brightest Star – Christie Matheson

Gotham: Season 5

The Gone Dead: A Novel Chanelle Benz

Toy Story – Melanie Zanoza Bartelme

I Am the Night

The Hard Stuff: A Novel – David Gordon

Toy Story 3 – Art Mawhinney

Killing Eve: Season 2

Her Daughter’s Mother – Daniela Patrova

Who Was Abraham Lincoln? – Janet B. Pascal

Men in Black: International

The Last Book Party: A Novel – Karen Dukess

Worst in Show – William Bee

Never Grow Old

The Most Fun We Ever Had – Claire Lombardo

 

Rocketman

The Orphan’s Song – Lauren Kate

 

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Salvation Day – Kali Wallace

 

Stay Human

Stone Cold Heart: A Novel – Caz Frear

 

Suits: Season 7

Supper Club: A Novel – Lara Williams

 

Suits: Season 8

Temper – Layne Fargo

 

True Detective: Season 3

Whisper Network – Chandler Baker

 

US

 

 

Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock!

 

 

The Yeti Adventures

 

 

Zoo School

CDs

 

Zoo Wars 2

Celine Dion: Let’s Talk About Love

 

 

The Chainsmokers: Memories Do Not Open

 

 

Despicable Me 3: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

 

 

DJ Khaled: Grateful

 

 

Donna Summer: Live and More

 

 

Drake: Scorpion

 

 

Dreamville: 4 Your Eyez Only

 

 

Dustin Lynch: Current Mood

 

 

80’s Metal Mania

 

 

Howlin’ Wolf: Greatest Songs

 

 

Imagine Dragons: Evolve

 

 

 

 

 

 

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