Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00am

10-11:30 A.M.
In today’s competitive business world, small businesses are competing with other local businesses and those farther afield and there are many ways to spend marketing dollars. SCORE counselor and marketing consultant Bob Salvas will discuss the three marketing areas that EVERY local business should pay attention to for growth and long-term success. Register at .
Small Business Friday is an ongoing series held on the fourth Friday of the month.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Ancestry Library Edition is available for patrons to use in the library. This resource includes billions of records from around the world, census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Helen Smith of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society will show participants how to use this important tool to discover their unique family history! Space in this class is limited; registration, beginning May 25th, a must.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come spend the afternoon crafting at the library. Ages 10 and up.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

From lizard lounges to millipede mansions, learn about a variety of different shelters animals build and use. During this exciting program, you will begin to understand the many ways in which they are similar to as well as different from our own homes. Kids will also learn a new respect for nature when they realize how hard animals work on these basic shelters, just so they can survive in the wild. For ages 4-10. Please register beginning Thursday, June 1st. Space is Limited.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Lafayette Band will kick off our Summer Concert Series with their annual concert on the library lawn. Bring chairs, snacks and insect repellant. This event is weather dependent. Registration is suggested so we can let you know if we have to cancel.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Join us at the rain garden behind the library (inside if it rains) for an informative talk about managing storm water in responsible ways. Featuring speakers from the North Kingstown Water and Public Works Departments and from The Farmer’s Daughter in Kingston, this event is sponsored by the North Kingstown Groundwater Committee.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course
of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. PG, 100 min., 2017. Please register.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

Saxophonist Dan Moretti has performed and collaborated with musicians around the world and his personal sound and original writing have gained him international recognition. Dan Moretti Jazz is a special treat on our line-up this year! Registration is suggested so that you will have a seat inside in the event of rain.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

Come play trivia at the library! We will be using Kahoot for this activity. Players will need a laptop or mobile device. Laptops can be provided if needed. Ages 10 and up.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

6-8:00 P.M.
Ask anything you want! Bring your devices, plugs and passwords. No registration.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Blockbuster first-contact movie. PG-13, 116 min., 2016.
Please register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:30pm

Join us in watching Emmett and his friends try to save the Lego universe. This is a great movie for the whole family (PG 101 minutes). A snack and a drink will be provided. Register beginning Wednesday, June 21st.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Award-winning photographer Marcia Blair loves to travel, especially “off the beaten path.” Photographs of her recent trip to Myanmar, also known as Burma, in southeast Asia, will be on display at the library through July and August. Join her for a slide talk when she’ll discuss the history and culture of this former British colony. Registration is requested.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:00pm

Led by a chef, this program features delicious and seasonal produce from Rhode Island farms. Children will learn all about how eating local foods supports our local businesses, communities and our bodies. With a focus on food, we work to engage all the senses. Attendees begin by listening to a story and examining seasonal produce by seeing, touching and smelling a variety of items. Everyone helps the chef prepare a delicious snack that features RI grown food. Space limited, please register.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cook a recipe by Providence-born chef and author of eleven cookbooks, Joan Nathan and bring it to our potluck dinner to share. Registration is a must for this program. Cookbooks are available. Please let us know what you will be bringing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

Let's wiggle, giggle, shake and shout! Join Miss Katie for an interactive music performance. Kids will get to join the fun by helping sing and write songs; keeping rhythm by playing percussion; and last but not least, dancing! Great for ages 4-7. Registration begins Wednesday, June 21st.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

1:30-3:00 P.M.
A most casual book club meeting awaits! Come for classic summer snacks and stay for the discussion, which will meander through any book-related topics that strike attendees fancy. Bring a book (or two!) you loved and share something about it, or come to learn about what other attendees have been reading. A great way to meet new people and hear about books that should be on your To-Be-Read list!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

Summer concerts are held on the library lawn. Bring chairs, insect repellant and a picnic dinner to enjoy. Please register to ensure a seat inside in the event of inclement weather.
Lisa Spraragen & Josué Pérez of NYC are known for their fiery flamenco, Latin favorites, classical guitar, and original compositions.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:00am

Join us in decorating a birdhouse to hang in your yard. This craft program is for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Register beginning Wednesday, June 21st.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

Get ready to showcase your singing skills! Come sing your favorite tunes at the library. Ages 10 and up.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

RICM presents this program focusing on the history of computers including research into some of the game-changing machines of the computer age. Participants will then make a fun video about what they learned. For ages 10 and up. Please register.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

Beauty and the Beast is the French fairy tale of a selfless young woman, Beauty, who takes her father’s place as prisoner in a castle far away. Upon arrival, she meets the owner of the castle who appears to be a terrifying Beast. As time progresses, Beauty and the Beast begin to get to know not only each other, but also themselves. In this heartwarming, yet humorous tale, discover the power of being yourself and listening to your heart. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Registration begins Wednesday, June 21st.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:30pm

There are big changes brewing in Gotham for Batman, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. (PG 90 minutes) Fun for the whole family. A snack and a drink will be provided. Registration begins Wednesday, June 21st.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:30pm

Summer concerts are held on the library lawn. Bring chairs, insect repellant and a picnic dinner to enjoy. Please register to ensure a seat inside in the event of inclement weather.
An evening of bluegrass, swing and authentic old time fiddle and banjo instrumentals.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am

You understand that networking can grow your business and you have gotten over your shyness.  Now what?  Networking is not just about showing up at events (though that is part of it).  What you do when you are there and after you leave is where the rubber hits the road.  If you need to take your networking to the next level, come to this seminar presented by long-time networker Bob Salvas.  Bob will give you tools and ideas that will make your networking more successful and more profitable. Bob Salvas is a marketing consultant and SCORE counselor.
Register at
Small Business Friday is an ongoing series held on the fourth Friday of the month.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

A popular, though selfish, high school student keeps reliving the same day over and over again, which ends when she and her friends get into a fatal car accident. In time, she must learn how to prevent the accident while becoming a better, kinder person. (2017, PG-13, 99 minutes)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

Fiddle N' Fun is an independent music education program designed for young children. They provide unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! In addition to singing, listening games, movement, and thematic material, each session includes Suzuki-style activities using simple one-stringed instruments; these Fiddlestix are incredibly fun, durable, and has proven to prepare young listeners for learning the violin. Space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday, June 21st.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Scott Rutherford, associate Professor of Environmental Science at Roger Williams University, has spent two years examining the dispersal of quahog larvae in Narragansett Bay in a project sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant. He will present a slide show detailing his findings and discuss how they relate to fisheries management. Registration requested but not required.

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Based on a true story about Antonina and Jan Zabinski, the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, and their heroic efforts to help hundreds of Jews escape the Warsaw Ghetto. PG-13, 127 min., 2017. Please register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Humorous adventure set in a dangerous and colorful future. PG-13, 121 min., 2014.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

Join David Stone and Christopher Martin for the story of the development of Rhode Island’s clam shacks—from clam bakes to shore dinner halls. Learn about the former North Kingstown establishments of Johnson’s Hummocks and Emery’s Clam Cake Shack and about the lobster hatchery. Registration requested but not required. Clam cakes not included but feel free to bring your own! We will have cookies.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

In this workshop led by artist Becky Killian, participants will paint a scene of a surfer in a huge wave. Becky will offer step-by-step instructions but will also encourage “freestyling” so you can create your own individual masterpiece. Learn a new skill and gain confidence. No experience necessary. For ages 10 and up. Space limited, please register.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

Summer concerts are held on the library lawn. Bring chairs, insect repellant and a picnic dinner to enjoy. Please register to ensure a seat inside in the event of inclement weather.
Jazz Standards, obscure musical gems and a pinch of the blues with imaginative phrasing and tempos. Tish will be joined by Gino Rosati and Joe Potenza (The Tasty Trio).

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

Are you considering taking up scuba diving? Are you interested in the beauty found beneath the ocean surface? Library Director Cyndi Desrochers will share photos and stories from her many dive trips.

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:00am

Learn how to successfully take advantage of Expos and Trade Shows to promote your business. Workshop leader Bob Salvas is a marketing consultant and SCORE counselor. Call the library for registration information. Small Business Friday is an ongoing series held on the fourth Friday of the month.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

2-4:00 P.M.
Get started with this photo editing program available at the library. Class size limited; registration required.

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