Programs

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Join us as we watch newcomer Lena arrive in the small town of Gatlin where she quickly captures the attention of Ethan, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead end town. He quickly gets more than he bargained for. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

Read, cook, eat and discuss! We’ll start the new year with a look at the Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka. Please register and let us know what you are bringing; call 294-3306 or email edonovan@nklibrary.org.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

January 24 and 31--4-5:00 P.M.
For ages 5-10.
We have the Legos. You bring the imagination!
Please register by calling 294-3306, x5.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Join us in discussing Susan Kuklin’s book which thoughtfully and respectfully represents six transgender or gender-neutral teens through photos and interviews conducted by the author. Please register; books available at the Circulation Desk.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:30pm

Back on schedule this month, we’re reading another adaptation from the bard. This one is a humorous and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew! Books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please register. Upcoming title: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Instagram is a popular photo sharing social media app. Share memories and favorite moments with friends, family and random followers. Take a moment to look at the North Kingstown Free Library's own Instagram feed at http://www.instagram.com/nk_free_library. You must have a mobile device or tablet to participate. Please join us while we cover how to set up and use this simple program. Registration is required.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:00pm

4-5:00 P.M.
For ages 5-10.
We have the Legos. You bring the imagination!
Please register by calling 294-3306, x5.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

If you’re ready to quit smoking for good, you’ll want to attend this presentation by Maggie Mann, registered respiratory therapist, from South County Health. What better way to start the new year—for your health and your pocketbook! To ensure seating, please call 401-788-1621 or visit www.southcountyhealth.org.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us for a relaxed hour of reading – bring what-ever you’d like, and discuss it afterward with our other readers. Our reader’s hour is a great way to learn about authors and books you might not necessarily have come across otherwise! Please register.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

An informal poetry group for poets of all levels. Come and share your poetry and be inspired! Please register.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 8:30pm

Materials will be provided at the craft table in the beginning readers' area to create a card for someone special.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:30pm

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowboat. PG-13, 133 min., 2016.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.
Tuesdays February 7, 14, 21 4-5:00 P.M.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us for a snacks and a discussion of Station Eleven, a suspenseful dystopian look at life before and after civilization’s collapse. Books available; please register.
Upcoming titles: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris;
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

WTeens (grades 6 and up) are invited to compete against each other as individuals or in teams to win the title of Trivia Champions and a small prize.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:30pm

Staff members of the RI Department of Environmental Management, Water Resources Division will present information on groundwater protection and the establishment of wellhead protection areas around public drinking water wells and the possible impacts of well withdrawals on streams and rivers. A question and answer session with the presenters and Susan Licardi and Tim Cranston from the North Kingstown Water Department will follow. Sponsored by the North Kingstown Groundwater Committee.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

Adobe Photoshop Elements is a less expensive version of Adobe Photoshop, the premier photo editing software for professionals. This class takes a look at useful fixes for common photo problems. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to this program at home, we have copies installed on two of our public computers. Please feel free to bring in your own special photos to work on. Registration is limited and required.
Thursdays February 9 and 16
6:30-7:30 P.M.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Karen Antonowicz, who presented last year’s immensely popular “Fashions of Downton Abbey,” will be back with another engaging look at fashion, this time in the White House.  Join us for a look at the clothing and accessories worn by our presidents’ wives, as we journey through time from our earliest first lady to our most recent former president’s wife, Michelle Obama. And, we’ll take a look ahead. Please register.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

A Ukrainian Easter egg, known as a pysanka, is decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. Lisa Schipritt, a long time teacher of pysanky classes, will provide the beeswax, the dyes, the necessary tools and the instruction to create these beautiful eggs. For adults and children 10 and over. Bring a container to take your egg home in. Space is very limited; register beginning January 26th.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.
Tuesdays February 7, 14, 21 4-5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

Students in grades 6 and up will be given supplies to make their very own roses out of duct tape.

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us in watching this fun filled movie about Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch who embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they have ever known. Snacks and a drink will be provided. Register beginning, Monday, February 6th.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:30pm

This year’s Voices series starts with a newly published author, Lynne Heinzmann, winner of the Fairfield Book Prize. Frozen Voices, a work of historical fiction, tells the stories of four people who boarded the ill-fated passenger steamship Larchmont in Providence, Rhode Island on February 11, 1907. By the next morning 137 of the 156 people aboard the ship were dead and the ship was at the bottom of Block Island Sound. Lynne will show slides of historical images, read from the novel and share her writing experience. Please register.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Get ready to showcase your singing skills! Teens in grades 6 and up are invited to come

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:00am

10:00 A.M-Noon
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Or maybe you already have started one but are not sure what to do next?  Learn about the details of getting started, figure out if you are right for entrepreneurship and what types of businesses suit you in this overview presented by SCORE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground.
Please register at http://tinyurl.com/bizstartNK

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am

A Blog is essentially an online journal, a popular way to communicate and spread information with your point of view. Come see how to get started. You will need an email and a topic to start. Registration is required. 10 A.M.-Noon

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Please register. PG-13, 107 min., 2016.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Winner of Golden Globe Award for best animated film! Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own movie snacks. PG, 108 min, 2016.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Read, cook, eat and discuss! This month we will cook recipes from Lidia's Family Table by Lidia Bastianich. Books are available or use a recipe found online. Please register and let us know what you are bringing; call 294-3306 or email edonovan@nklibrary.org.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Teens (grades 6 and up) are invited to compete against each other as individuals or in teams to win the title of Trivia Champions and a small prize.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

Deborah Sampson of Massachusetts served in the Revolutionary War dressed as a man. In the Civil War, Rhode Island’s own Kady Brownell joined her husband on the front lines. Author, lecturer and Varnum Trustee Brian Wallin will tell these stories along with those of other women who contributed to war efforts over the centuries and who provided the foundation that enables American women to participate in every area of military service today. Please register.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursdays March 2, 9 and 16
6:30-7:30 P.M.

Each participant should be familiar with a computer and its keyboard and mouse. The goal of this series of three classes is to give participants enough familiarity to use Word comfortably and skillfully. Space is limited and registration is required.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

An American pilot becomes a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Please register. PG-13, 96 min, 2016.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Live performance portraying Deborah Samson Ganett, Revolutionary War heroine, presented by Judith Kalaora.
Register beginning February 15th.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

In his new book, On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption and Justice, social worker and educator Dr. Frederic G. Reamer gives an inside view of the workings of the Rhode Island Parole Board. As the second speaker in our “Rhode Island Voices 2017,” Reamer will share some of the insights he has gained during his twenty-four years on the Board. His voice, or his name, may also be familiar to you as the host of This I Believe, Rhode Island on RI NPR. Registration is requested.

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