Programs

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring Stephan James. PG-13, 134 min, 2016. Please register.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 2:00pm

For all those summer-born kids (teens and tweens) whose birthday is overlooked, and uncelebrated in school (and for those winter kids who want to come celebrate their friends) this is an Un-Birthday Party for everyone! There will be snacks, cake, decorating fun and games! Please register.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 2:30pm

In this hands-on program, participants learn about the lives and popular leisure activities for children during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Play games, solve riddles, and learn about changing attitudes towards childhood. Discover how changes in technology affected children's toys and pastimes. Suggested for ages 6 & up. Please register.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:00am

We have the legos; you bring your imagination. Please stop by any time and stay for a half hour or a couple of hours. Please note that a parent needs to stay with the child. No registration necessary.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

The SciFi/Fantasy Book Club will be reading The Stand by Stephen King over the summer, for discussion on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30pm. Books are available now. During the summer, two films will be screened. Please register.
The Martian
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission. Please register.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

For teens and tweens age 11 and up. Learn how to control a simple robot using the “Scratch” program. You will learn how to program instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds and a lot more. We will also take time to learn about the interactive robotics software called “Arduino”. Please register.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 5:30pm

Thursdays at 5:30 P.M.: June 23, July 28, August 11

Join us for our summer-long read, with a showing of the 2011 film version during our final August meeting. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk beginning 5/23. We will be reading the 2011 paperback edition (shown above). Please register—space is limited!

In this final meeting we will watch the film!

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Choose a recipe from this month’s cookbook choice; call 294-3306 to let us know your choice or email edonovan@nklibrary.org; bring your dish on the night of the meeting; eat and discuss! Registration is required and attendees MUST bring a dish. Cookbooks are available at the Circulation Desk or you may use online sources for the recipes in the book. Register beginning July 18th.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Sandol Astrausky and Rory MacLeod have been playing string music since the 1970’s. They both teach old-time string-band class at Brown University and are active in the old-time music community in Rhode Island. They will share an evening of music making with us—fiddling, banjo and guitar playing and more. Please register.

Concert to be held on the library lawn. Bring lawn chairs, picnic dinner and insect repellant. In the event of rain the concert will be held inside. Seating is limited in the meeting room; please preregister to ensure a seat inside. Concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library.

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 6:30pm

Fort Kearney in Saunderstown and Forts Getty and Wetherill in Jamestown were selected for a secret re-education program for selected anti-Nazi German POWs during the late months of WW2. The intent was to teach German prisoners the foundations of American democracy and culture in the hopes of seeding a new society in post-war Germany. Slide talk presented by Brian Wallin, a regular contributor to the online journal of Rhode Island history (smallstatebighistory.com). Please register.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:30pm

Participants of all ages are invited to learn about raising chickens in the backyard. Heidi Wright, Program Coordinator with the URI Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Program will discuss the basic needs of the flock including housing options, feeding, flock health and productivity, breeds, starting a flock, marketing eggs and so much more! Heidi is a North Kingstown native who has been raising chickens since she was 10 years old.  Please register.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 6:30pm

Massive numbers of migrants, many of them children, have been streaming across the southern border of the US. This discussion will focus on the issues behind the migration from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. With Jim Buxton, instructor at URI and Salve Regina. Please register.

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