June

 

 

 

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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. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow the storytime. See Ms. Carol for further details. **Note: During July and August, Tiny Tots will only be offered on Tuesdays.

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, finger plays, and a craft. A parent and/or caregiver must participate in the program. **Note: During July and August, Toddler Storytime will only be offered on Mondays.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, June 20 @ 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! There will be stories, a craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

Registration for all storytimes is required.

 

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SATURDAY SPECIALS – June 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LEGO CLUB - Like LEGOS? Come to the library and build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This fun-filled program is for children ages 4-12. This is a drop-in program.

June 15, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING KICK-OFF! – School is out! Come and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. You can drop in anytime between noon and 2:00 p.m. to register. Our Summer Reading Program is for any child up to the age of 12. Refreshments will be served! Do not worry if you can’t make it because sign-ups will continue thru Friday, June 28. For more information, please call Ms. Carol 231-5150 x3.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon. The last Homework Express session will be held on June 6 and the Homework Express will resume operating in September.

 

STUDENT AMNESTY - The Libraries of Smithfield are once again conducting the Student Amnesty Program. This means that any student in the Smithfield School System may return their overdue books to their school library. During the student amnesty period, which runs from June 1 to the last day of school, there will not be any fines for overdue books.

 

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CHILDREN’S ROOM DISPLAY CASESkyler Grist, age 6, will feature her collection of American Girl items, including dolls. She has been collecting American Girl items for a couple of years. Skyler received her first doll for her first Christmas. She enjoys the historic American Girl dolls and learning about how different their lives were. Skyler hopes you will enjoy viewing her American Girl collection. Stop by the library and check out this fantastic display! 

 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Registration for our annual Summer Reading Program will begin on June 15 and continue through June 29. The program will run from July 1 thru August 9. The reading program welcomes children up to the age of 12. The theme for this summer's program is “A Universe of Stories!” Come to the library and immerse yourself into the wonderland of reading and participate in the East Smithfield Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Children will explore the universe through stories, songs, games, and other activities. Everyone will have fun as they interact with the performers and their friends. Some of the exciting features of this year’s Summer Reading Program include:

 

·         Opportunities to earn coupons to local attractions and other surprises.

·         Being creative with arts and crafts.

·         Participate in “out of this world” STEAM experiences including “code the alien robot” and “engineering a space landing shuttle.”

·         Learn about circus dynamics such as juggling, hula hooping, balloon twisting, and more.

·         Storyteller Joe Theroux – How the greedy turtle used his quick wit to trick all of the birds of the forest into becoming rappers.

·         Using Krispy treats and chocolate syrup, model how the Moon’s volcanic period reshaped its earlier features.

·         Molly Adams will conduct a hands-on workshop on Henna.

·         Join in the fun of a live theater production.

·         Learn how to make a Galaxy Jar.

·         Create a “star clock” that can tell time from the position of the Big Dipper.

·         Test your skills in a battle of the BattleBots.

·         Enjoy some refreshments: A Marvelous, Massive, Incomparable, Ice Cream Spectacle or Pizza, Lemonade, Popsicles, and more.

 

Evidence shows that the reading program is a fun-filled adventure. In order to join the program, come to the library during registration week to sign up. You will receive a reading log and progress stickers. Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward!

The Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

 

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM – Registration begins the week of June 17. 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. The Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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. 

Also you can visit http://esmyareviews.pbworks.com/w/page/8731429/FrontPage.

 

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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.), Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. To access this wealth of information, go to www.askri.org. For reference help, you can access World Book Encyclopedia. Learning Express provides practice tests and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. Also, ask Mr. Mike about AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Ask a Librarian a Question, Education and Career Resources, NoveList, DIY Auto Repair, Consumer Health and Medical Information, and Biography Reference Center. Many of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research! **NOTE – The final homework help session will be on June 4, 2019. We hope that these homework sessions helped students achieve their academic goals. The homework help sessions will be restarting in September.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, June 10, 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, June 17, 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.

 

SPHERO SPRK THE ROBOT – Monday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m. Learning is evolving. Get on the Ball. Simple for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for experts. Sphero empowers anyone to program this robot. The visual block-based programming app makes the principles of coding approachable and fun. Sphero goes beyond code by incorporating robotics and technology. Registration is required.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The East Smithfield Public Library will be offering “Individual Technology Help Sessions” for its patrons. Patrons must call the library and register for their specific help session. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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FINANCIAL TOWN MEETING - The Annual Financial Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Smithfield High School. We urge all of our patrons and friends to please attend this meeting and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARIES.

 

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BOOK READINGS:

The Palatine Wreck: the Legend of the New England Ghost Ship – Thursday, June 13 @ 7:00 p.m.  Join author Jill Farinelli for a slide show, reading and book signing. Two days after Christmas in 1738 a ship carrying immigrants from the Palatinate region in southwest Germany, sailing from the Netherlands to Pennsylvania, grounded in a blizzard off the northern tip of Block Island. 340 started the voyage, but only 105 sick, frozen and starving were aboard the wreck. They found themselves at the mercy of strangers who didn’t speak their language. Shortly after the wreck, stories began circulating that the passengers had been mistreated by the ship’s crew and by some of the islanders. On the first anniversary of the shipwreck, reports began about a fiery ghost ship seen drifting in Block Island Sound. The flaming apparition was nicknamed the Palatine Light. The phenomenon has been witnessed by hundreds of people over the centuries. Two terrifying versions of the event have developed and transformed over time. This book, published by the University Press of New England, looks into how the legends began and what happened to the Princess Augusta and her passengers.

 

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Abundance: Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:00 p.m. Abundance is Michael Fine’s riveting, suspenseful tale of love, violence, adventure, idealism, sometimes-comic cynicism, class conflict and crime . . . a story that displays both the deep disconnect between the First and Third Worlds and our commonalities.” Julia is an American medical doctor fleeing her own privileged background to deliver health care to remote African communities, where her skills really make a difference. Carl is also an American, whose experiences as a black man in the United States have led him to volunteer in Africa. The two come together as colleagues (and lovers) as Liberia is gripped in a brutal civil war. Then Julia is kidnapped and Carl is “rescued” and evacuated against his will by U.S. Marines. Back in the U.S., Carl turns to a Rhode Island doctor who has been a mentor to them both. With the help of a smuggler, they return to Africa illegally and begin the dangerous work of finding and rescuing Julia. This is an unforgettable thriller grounded in real events.

 

Experience Diversity through

Dance, Story & Yoga

Presented by Shanthi Yogini, 2 Minute Yoga Master

 

Monday June 24th 7 - 8:30 PM

 

 

Come and learn the art of health, harmony, and happiness through the rich lifestyle, Yoga, and dances of India (or rightly called "Bhaaratam", because India was a name coined by others). Watch Shanthi in her full costume and jewelry perform a classical dance form, and with a costume change, perform 2 other dance forms and a folk dance.

 

You then learn some dance steps and hand gestures, and experience a short story word by word through dance movement on bare feet.

 

No age limit! You can be on chairs and yet participate. Also, stop by Shanthi’s table and take the next steps to your health and happiness!

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

East Smithfield Library, Esmond St, Smithfield, RI 02917    Phone: (401) 231-5150

 

 

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, June 27, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the library. The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot.

 

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FAT QUARTER SACKS - Thursday, June 20th @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for an introduction to hand stitching. We will sew small bags out of an array of beautiful fabrics. Feel free to bring your own fabric, but we will have plenty to choose from. This is a free program, but please register as space is limited. Thank you.

 

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JUNE MOVIE MATINEE BONANZA - The East Smithfield Library will be presenting a movie every Thursday afternoon in June, at 4 pm. Join us in the cool comfort of the library, where we will watch a new film and enjoy popcorn and other movie snacks. If this program proves popular we will continue to show on demand movies. As of this publication the films and dates are as follows:

Thursday, June 6th @ 4 p.m. Greta - 99 min. Rated R

Thursday, June 13th Mary Poppins Returns - 130 min. Rated PG.

Thursday, June 20th The Mustang - 96 min. Rated R.

Thursday, June 27th The Kid - 99 min. Rated R.

This is a free, drop in program. We hope to see you there. For more information, please contact Bethany at 231-5150 ex 2.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, June 13, 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.

 

NEW ITEMS FOR RECYCLING – In addition to ink cartridges and cell phones, the library is now collecting the following items for recycling: Pagers, Ipods/MP3 Players, Digital Cameras/Video Cameras, GPS & Radar Devices, PDAs, Video Games & Accessories, Video Game Consoles & Handheld Devices, E-book Readers, and Calculators. DON’T let these items clog up the landfill and spoil our environment. Bring them to the library and we will ensure that they are recycled. Thank you.

 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSIt is time to stock up on some good summer reading material for those long hot days ahead.  Whether you are staying at home in front of a fan, or on vacation, we have a surplus of good used books to help pass the time. The "Friends" will be holding a two day "Pop-UP" book sale on Friday, June 28 (12 noon – 6 p.m.) and on Saturday, June 29 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). All proceeds from this sale will help support library programming.   

Remember to keep the Friends of the Library in mind as you are doing your summer cleaning. We are currently accepting donations of costume and fine jewelry for a future fundraiser this coming Fall. If you wish a receipt for your donation, just leave your name and address. 

Also, plans are currently underway for our second community yard sale to be held this September. The date will be announced in the near future. 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.  

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on June 8th @ 1 p.m. We can be reached at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com

 

 

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SUMMER HOURS - With summer just around the corner, we would like to notify our patrons that our summer hours of operation will go into effect on July 1. The summer schedule is the same as our regular schedule, except that we will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

STREAMING VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE – Streaming video is now available to enjoy from the library’s website, http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com. Library card holders have instant access to streaming video with a growing catalog of digital feature films, documentaries, educational, children’s favorites, and more with a modern, easy-to-use viewing experience. Users may browse the video selection on the library’s website, borrow titles with a valid library card, and stream on most mobile and desktop devices. All videos will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

 

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FLAG DAY - Friday, June 14. Let the red, white, and blue fly high and free.

 

CITIZENS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING - In this season of graduations, parties, and celebrations, let us not forget our responsibility to our friends and loved ones who cannot hold their alcohol. If they consume too much alcohol, DON'T LET THEM DRIVE. It's a matter of life and death.

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FATHER'S DAY - Happy Father's Day to all of our dads (Sunday, June 16). Hope you have a relaxing day.

 

OTHER NOTABLE JUNE CURIOSITIES – June 6 – Allies invade Europe at Normandy, 1944; June 11 – Jeannette Rankin, first female U.S. Representative, born, 1880; June 16 – Valentina Tereshkova, first woman to orbit Earth, 1963; June 17 – Helen Keller born, 1880; June 18 – Author Chris Van Allsburg born, 1949; June 21 – 1st day of summer; and June is National Dairy Month.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

DVDs

 

 

 

And Then You Were Gone: A Novel – R. J. Jacobs

The Book Tree – Paul Czajak

American Horror Story: Season 3

Another Kingdom: A Novel – Andrew Klavan

Collage Workshop for Kids: Rip, Snip, Cut, and Create with Inspiration from the Eric Carle Museum – Shannon Merenstein

Aquaman

Before She Knew Him: A Novel – Peter Swanson

Finchosaurus – Gail Donovan

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Robot Riders

Blood Oath – Linda Fairstein

Fly with Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems, and Stories– Jane Yolen

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The Devil Aspect: The Strange Truth Behind the Occurrences at Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane: A Novel – Craig Russell

The Greatest Football Teams of All Time – Jeremy Fuchs

Creed II

The Good Detective – John McMahon

Hats of Faith – Medeia Cohan

Duplex

Hippie – Paulo Coelho

Holes in the Sky – Patricia Polacco

Eighth Grade

House on Fire: A Novel  – Bonnie Kistler

I Do Not Like Books Anymore – Daisy Hirst

Empire: Season 4

If Cats Disappeared from the World – Genki Kawamura

Panda-monium – Stuart Gibbs

Escape Room

If, Then: A Novel – Kate Hope Day

Roar! 100 Fun Facts About African Animals – Stephanie Warren Drimmer

The Favourite

Into the Drowning Deep – Mira Grant

Tiny, Perfect Things – M. H. Clark

House of Cards: Season 6

Kaddish.com – Nathan Englander

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems – Rachel Ignotofsky

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Last Act: A Novel – Brad Parks

 

Killing Eve: Season One

The Last Year of the War – Susan Meissner

 

Krypton: Complete Season 1

The Library of Lost and Found – Phaedra Patrick

 

Lego DC Super Heroes – Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis

Little Faith: A Novel – Nickolas Butler

 

Leprechaun Tales

My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing

 

The Librarians: Season Four

The Perfect Alibi – Phillip Margolin

 

Mars: Season 2

Save Me from Dangerous Men – S. A. Lelchuk

 

Mary Queen of Scots

The Things We Cannot Say – Kelly Rimmer

CDs

The Mule

 

Bebe Rexha: Expectations

My Cousin Vinny

 

Billy Joel: River of Dreams

My Dinner with Herve

 

Bruce Springsteen: In Concert-Plugged

Porcupine Lake

 

David Bowie: Black Tie White Noise

Ralph Breaks the Internet

 

Guns N’ Roses: Greatest Hits

Six Feet Under: Complete 4th Season

 

Lionel Richie: Icon

Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

 

Pink: Beautiful Trauma

Supergirl: The Complete Third Season

 

Taylor Swift: T.S. 1989

Ted Williams

 

 

TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

 

Vampirina – Vol. 1

 

 

Vice

 

 

The Wizard of Lies

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

 

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!

 

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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Friday, July 12 @ 2:00 p.m.

Ricky Katowicz: The Rainbow Beard Show

Ricky Rainbow Beard is the creator and host of a live theater production for children and their families called “The Rainbow Beard Show.” It is equal parts spectacle and classroom. Audience participation is encouraged and each “show” features special guests, recurring characters, minute-long dance parties, and a celebration of authentic feelings. Ages 3-10.

 

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Monday, July 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

Gladys Cole: G. Cole Productions - Introduction to Children’s Theatre

Gladys Cole: G. Cole Productions presents this program for children with little to no action experience. Children will play theatre games, improvisation techniques, vocal exercises, voice articulation, projection techniques, vocal exercises, voice articulation, projection techniques, and movement exercises. Ages 5-10.

 

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Monday, July 29 @ 6:30 p.m.

Circus Dynamics: Solar System Circus

Maurice will be performing a space-themed juggling and balloon show. He will discuss topics including gravity, planets, stars, light, and the vastness of space. He will present these ideas using circus skills including juggling, hula hooping, flag spinning, slinky tricks, and balloon twisting. The whole show is full of amazing tricks and even more amazing facts about our solar system.  The show wraps up by discussing light-speed and light waves. This leads into an amazing grand-finale using LED props and black lights.

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Thursday, August 8 @ 2:00 p.m. 

Brian Kampper: MobileQuest – Intergalatic 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:

Tuesdays (July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and August 6th) 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.

 

“Art Wednesdays” – Wednesdays in July from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop by the library and enjoy an open-ended art project. Each week will have a different theme. This program is for children 5 and older.

July 3 – Cosmic Sun Catchers

July 10 – Fun with Clay

July 17 – Galaxy Jars

July 24 -Tie-Dye with just Sharpie Markers. Please bring your own t-shirt.

 

Cursive Writing Program

Wednesdays (July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 31st and August 7th) 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.

 

RI Museum of Natural History and Planetarium: From Earth to Moon!

Thursday, July 11th at 1 p.m.

Join us at the library for this family program recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Renee Gamba, director of the museum, will lead this program, teach about NASA’s past lunar missions, and what future plans it might have for the moon. This program will include engaging hands-on activities to learn about our Earth and its closest neighbor in space.

 

Snapology – Space Robotics

Monday, July 22nd from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Children will explore different aspects of space science and deep space exploration through building robotic models that mimic the concepts they are investigating. Ages 5 -12.

 

StoryWalk® at the Library

Wednesday July 31st from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.

Come join us at the East Smithfield Public Library for a fun family outdoor event.  This event is held in collaboration with the Greenville Public Library. This is a drop-in program.

(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.)

 

 

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Sponsored by:

 

The Summer 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.

 

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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. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow the storytime. See Ms. Carol for further details.

 

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS FAMILY STORYTIMES – Thursday, July 18 @ 6:30 p.m. and 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

EAST SMITHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUNG

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019

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. 

Also you can visit http://esmyareviews.pbworks.com/w/page/8731429/FrontPage.

 

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.

 

 

Special Events

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Galaxy in a Jar - Tuesday, July 2 @ 5:00 p.m.

Join us as we put an entire galaxy in our hands. Learn how to make a Galaxy Jar, which is a perfect sensory bottle or calm down jar craft that kids and adults alike will love. Different colors will be used in these jars to dazzle the eyes. All materials will be provided. However, if you want to bring your own jar, you may do so. Registration is required.

 

 

The Aliens Have Landed! - Monday July 8 @ 5:00 p.m. O.K., so the aliens aren’t landing BUT, we will be making one-eyed and three-eyed scaly, little green aliens. Make a cute little alien or a 40-eyed reptilian with four arms. We will provide the materials and inspiration and you will do the creative work. Registration is required. Klaatu Barada Nikto (this is alien for “Good Luck”)

 

 

Over the Moon (About the Moon) - Tuesday, July 16 @ 6:00 p.m.

The Eagle has landed. We will experiment to create impact craters and examine the associated features. We will travel to observe the geography of the lunar surface. We will compare the moon to other celestial bodies. Participants will model how the Moon's volcanic period reshaped its earlier features. We will do this using rice Krispy treats and chocolate syrup. Registration is required

 

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Battlebots -Tuesday, July 23 @ 5:00 p.m. Time to take coding skills to the Mobile Quest arena. In this program, participants will modify their Dash robots with balloons, skewers, plastic straws, and more, as they prepare for battle! Participants work together in teams of 3, controlling their Battlebots until the last balloon is popped!  Space is limited. Registration is required

 

Henna Your Heart Out - Tuesday, July 30 @ 6 p.m. 

Not an artist? If you can doodle, you can be successful at henna! Or, maybe you'd just like to have an experienced henna artist grace your hand with a moon, star, sun or other design. Henna is a safe, plant based dye originating thousands of years ago in India, the Middle East and Africa. This beautiful body art lasts 1-3 weeks and is thought to   bring protection, love, and good fortune to those it adorns. In this hands-on workshop, Molly Adams, a henna artist, will adorn participants with a high quality, unique, freehand design on their wrists, hands or fingers. They will also try using Molly's hand-made henna cones on laminated practice sheets. Space is Limited. Registration is required.

 

 

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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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 of the Library" just received the 2019 William E. Reeves monetary award for educational outreach. The award was presented at the Rhode Island Library Association / Coalition of Library Advocates annual meeting held at Bryant University.  

The "Friends" have purchased a museum pass for entrance to the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket. Simply visit the library and present your library card to sign out the pass. This would make an affordable and great day trip. 

Save the Date: 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.

Can you help us out? The "Friends" are looking for the donation of a working VHS (video) player.  

The next meeting of the "Friends" will be held on July 12th @ 1 p.m. We can be reached at friends.east.smithfield.library@gmail.com.

 

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUDS AND SCAMS - Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:00 p.m.  Scams are becoming more prevalent and have become increasingly clever and convincing. The Consumer Protection unit of the Office of the Attorney General will inform us about the new trends being used, teach us how to avoid becoming the next victim, and tell us how to report any instances or scam or fraud to the appropriate agencies. The half hour presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

 

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THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, July 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Maine: A Novel by J. Courtney Sullivan will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot.

 

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. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

JULY 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, July 11th @ 4 p.m. On the Basis of Sex - 120 min. Rated PG-13.

Thursday, July 18th @ 4 p.m. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - 110 min. Rated PG.

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 ex 2.

 

FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP - Monday, July 22nd @ 6 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to create a magical fairy garden in a special flower pot. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring along your own container or anything else you want to add to your fairy world. Please register as space is limited.

 

SUNNY SUMMER READING – Thursday, July 11, @ 5:30 p.m. Visit the library for s story time about the sun! Come listen to stories and facts, and create a sunny craft! This program is for children ages 3-6. Please register for this program.

 

“SUMMER TIME IS ROBOT TIME”Thursday, July 25 @ 3:00 p.m. This free, one hour presentation will feature live demonstrations of a Humanoid Robot and a Tele-presence robot. It will also address the state of the art in robotics, robot-based autism interventions, social skills development, in-home health care, and home schooling programs.

 

“STAYCATION” POSSIBILITIES – Planning a “staycation” this summer? The library is offering “discount passes” to the following locations: Audubon Society of R.I. Environmental Education Center, Bristol, R.I.; Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, R.I.; Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT; Slater Mill Museum, Pawtucket, R.I.; and Children’s Museum, Providence, R.I. Try out 1 or more of these passes and enjoy your day. For further information, contact the library: 231-5150.

 

PENCIL DISPLAY - The pencil collection is loaned to the library by Luigi “Lou” Bottella, who lives in Smithfield. Lou was an elementary school teacher for 38 years, 32 being in the Glocester school district. He taught every level from grade 1 through grade 5 as well as Special Education placements. Almost 32 years ago Lou was given 2 pencils with special tops by his mom for Teacher Appreciation Day. He liked them so much that he decided to start a collection. None of them have been sharpened, because I wanted them to be in the same condition as when I bought them. Over the years, the pencils were gifts from students who went on vacation or for Christmas. Some were bought during his own travels, and some were gifts from colleagues and friends. The last time they were counted was in June of 2017. At that time Lou believes his second grade class counted 736 of them. The students had great fun looking at them more closely and using their math skills to make groups and count them more efficiently than doing it one at a time. Some students were inspired to start their own collections. Perhaps you will after seeing these. Lou is very excited to share his collection with children and adults in Smithfield.  When they leave East Smithfield Public Library after July, they will be displayed in the Greenville Public Library for the month of August. Be sure to ask a librarian about the giveaway incentive so that YOU can start your new school year (or collection) with a very unique pencil. Enjoy your reading this summer!

 

ADULT BOARD GAME NIGHT – Thursday, July 18, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for board game night! Push your luck, strategize, roll some dice…etc. We’ll have an assortment of different card and board games to choose from. Hope to see you there!

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, July 11, 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.

 

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 months of July and August, the library will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

OTHER NOTABLE JULY CURIOSITIES –July is National Recreation and Parks Month, and National Ice Cream Month, July 28 is Beatrix Potter’s Birthday and July 30 is Henry Ford’s Birthday.

 

NEW SELECTED LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

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The Ash Family: A Novel – Molly Dektar

The Adventures of Alfie Onion Vivian French

American Gods – Season 1

Before We Were Wicked – Eric Jerome Dickey

All Mine! – Carol Zeavin

American Horror Story: Season 4

The Binding: A Novel – Bridget Collins

Blended Sharon M. Draper

The Americans: Season 6

The Book of Dreams: A Novel – Nina George

Boo-boo! – Carol Zeavin

Ballers: The Complete First Season

Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton

Bye-bye! – Carol Zeavin

Call the Midwife: Season Four

Confessions of an Innocent Man: A Novel – David R. Dow

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, Vol. 2, The Monster Mall – Drew Weing

The Equalizer 2

The Girl He Used to Know  – Tracey Garvis Graves

Julian Is a Mermaid – Jessica Love

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees – Meredith May

Tarantula Vs. Scorpion – Jerry Pallotta

In Like Flynn

Leave No Trace: A Novel – Mindy Mejia

The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome: A Handbook for Time Travelers – Jonathan W. Stokes

Isn’t It Romantic

Lights All Night Long – Lydia Fitzpatrick

Tomie DePaola’s Cats and Kittens – Tomie DePaola

The L Word: Season 4

Lost Roses: A Novel – Martha Hall Kelly

Tyrannosaurus Rex Vs. Velociraptor – Jerry Pallotta

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed – Lori Gottlieb

Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever – Don Lessem

The Prodigy

Miracle Creek – Angie Kim

Visiting Day – Jacqueline Woodson

Serenity

The Night Visitors: A Novel – Carol Goodman

Warriors: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #31: Warriors in Winter – Mary Pope Osborne

Shetland: Season Four

Outbreak – Davis Bunn

Warriors in Winter – Mary Pope Osborne

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Rosary Without Beads – Diana Holguin-Balogh

Whale Vs. Squid – Jerry Pallotta

This Is Us: Season Two

Sea Prayer – Khaled Hosseini

What Will Happen to Me? – Jacqueline Woodson

Top Gear 23: Complete Season 23

Stay Up with Hugo Best: A Novel – Erin Somers

 

Vera: Set 6

Summer Island: A Novel – Kristin Hannah

 

What Men Want

The War Within: Book Two of the Great God’s War – Stephen R. Donaldson

 

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Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska

 

 

Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1

 

 

David Bowie: Live

 

 

Dawes: Passwords

 

 

Halestorm: Vicious

 

 

Luther Vandross: Power of Love

 

 

Poison’s Greatest Hits 1986-1996

 

 

Thomas Rhett: Life Changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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