Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:30pm

Sailors from the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the USN, will present this special program as part of 2015 Navy Week. Dressed in 1812 period uniform, they will discuss the history of the ship from construction to how it was used in its heyday. Navy Week is designed to provide residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity.

May is Mental Health Month

The Duncan family founded the the Rainbow Fund in memory of their daughter, Cassandra Grace, who took her own life just before she turned 15 on December 26, 2005. It is the Duncan’s mission to help bring mental health issues to the forefront of our collective social awareness. Cindy Duncan will tell us what she has learned about suicide and mental illness. She will also update us on how this year's Rainbow Race (to be held on May 9th) went. Registration requested but not required.
For more information about the fund and the race: 

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Starring David Oyelowo, 2015, PG-13, 128 min.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

Edwin Jose ‘Eddie’ Soares (1913-1993), a lifelong resident of Fox Point, was a renowned Rhode Island jazz pianist. He performed solo and with numerous famous musicians, and for over thirty-five years with Tony Tomasso’s Jewels of Dixie. Sylvia Ann Soares will give an illustrated talk about his life, his ties to the Cape Verdean community and his music. The talk will be preceded by an audio recording of Eddie Soares performing. This project was funded by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Please register.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00am

More than 100 years ago when New Englanders began the transition from small family graveyards located on the family farm to large centrally located public cemeteries, landscape architects and designers envisioned the cemeteries they were planning as beautiful public places for peaceful contemplative introspection. Join Tim Cranston at North Kingstown’s most attractive public park and garden, the Quidnessett Cemetery on Post Road, and learn about the history of this beautiful place and some of the remarkable folks that “rest eternal” therein. We’ll meet in the parking lot behind the office at 6365 Post Rd. Registration is required!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us for a very special event as Mira Jacob, author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, makes a personal appearance at NKFL thanks to Robin Kall of Reading with Robin! Breakfast, coffee and tea will be served. Reading the book is not mandatory to attend—anyone interested is welcome & encouraged! Limited space; please register.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 5:00pm

Stop by the Young Reader’s area and make a card and small craft for someone special. This is a drop-in craft, no registration is required.
All materials will be provided.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

Learn the 10 questions we should ask ourselves when de-cluttering. Once we are de-cluttered, how to we stay that way? Come find out in this helpful and fun presentation by Kristin MacRae of Organizing in RI. Plus, tips for organizing and how not to be overwhelmed. Please register.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

Join Maggie, our fiction coordinator, for an hour of free reading of your choice. Then stay for discussion (optional), snacks and tea. Cozy chairs provided! Please register.
Next meeting: Friday, July 17th

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:30pm

Performers from the Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield will lead us through games and exercises designed to teach the fundamental philosophies behind improvising theater. According to CTC, improv training focuses on acknowledging that we all have a unique background and perspective, and then learning to trust that ideas that are "obvious" to us will seem "unique" or "clever" to others. There is no pressure to be "creative" or "funny", only freedom to trust our instincts, listen to one another, and build positive scenes in a no-pressure environment. Discover the joy of theater and have some fun! Please register to let us know you are coming.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:30pm

June 18 – August 31
Children 4 years old through grade 5 are invited to sign up for our summer reading program featuring exciting programs and great prizes. Sign up begins Wednesday, June 17th. Our 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 Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi and Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 9:30am

Join Tim Cranston for this stroll through Wickford as he explains how many of the historical details of the village are woven together and account for the one of a kind place we all cherish today. Along the way we will stop and examine six of the “big picture” concepts that help shape Wickford’s history, including the extraordinary Washington Academy, the intriguing business enterprise that was the livestock drover’s turnpike known as the Ten Rod Rd, shipbuilding, and the impacts of transportation changes throughout the centuries. Registration opens June 1st and is required.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:30pm

We’re kicking off the Teen Summer Reading Program with pizza, goodies, and games! Teens who attend can
sign up and get first crack at our sign-up swag, then stick around to play board games or check out some books to get started!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

Join us for a fun filled presentation that allows all audience members the opportunity to get up close and interact with each of the animals and gain some knowledge about the mysterious realm of reptiles. Fun is also a big part of the show with Shelly the Flipping Turtle, Chunky the Dancing Lizard, Mellow Yellow the Wonder Python, and many more doing their part to create smiles galore. For ages 4 and up. Registration begins June 1st.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Lafayette Band will kick off the summer with their annual concert on the library lawn. Bring chairs, snacks and insect repellant. This event is weather dependent. In the event of rain it will be canceled.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 5:30pm

One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human. Read the book over the summer and join in the discussion with Maggie, our fiction coordinator.
June 25th (read to the end of chapter 18),
July 23rd (read to the end of chapter 36) and
August 27th (finish the book!)

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

In this cartoon and comic-style illustration workshop, participants will get a chance to learn some of the drawing techniques of the pros. After designing some outstanding original characters, we will backtrack a bit to learn more about WHO those characters are. Is your character a superhero princess? Why does she leave the castle to fight evildoers? Is your character a villainous loaf of sourdough bread? What made him turn to a life of crime? Once we understand who our characters are, their stories become that much easier to write.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, when they team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (PG 102 minutes) This movie is great for the whole family. Refreshments will be provided. Registration begins June 1st.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 6:30pm

Starting June 30th and running through July, the library will be hosting a Teen Tuesday night each week, where we provide snacks (sometimes pizza), crafts and sometimes movies! This first night there will be board games, origami for crafting, and snacks for any teens who feel like stopping in.
Teen Tuesday Movie Nights: July 7th & 28th
Teen Tuesday Craft Nights: July 14th & 21st

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

The latter part of the life of English painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is depicted in this lush film in which the cinematography and landscape echo his paintings. Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson and Dorothy Atkinson. 2014, R, 149 min.

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