Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
Learn about penguin habitats and adaptations in this interactive stage program. Participants help identify penguins and conservation issues relating to penguins and use their knowledge to help turn an Aquarium staff member into a rockhopper penguin! This program is for ages 4 and up. Please register beginning April 1st by calling the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306, x6102.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:30pm
Join us for a showing of Disney’s Frozen. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man, Kristoff, and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. This movie is for the whole family. Registration begins April 1st. Please call the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306, x6102.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 5:00pm
This event is for teens ages 13-18. We will start the night with pizza and drinks, and then set about the serious business of watching the latest Hunger Games movie installment. Please register.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:30pm
Wednesday April 23 2:30 or 3:30 P.M.
From freezing tundra to arid deserts, animals have managed to make their homes everywhere. Explore various habitats and the animals that call them home. This program will include 3 small live animals. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE TIME SLOT. This program is for ages 4 and up. Registration begins April 1st.Please call the Young Readers' Desk at 294-3306, x6102.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:30pm
Join a conversation with Julie Coiro, Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Rhode Island about the nature of information on the Internet and how it impacts our ability to read, think, problem solve, and communicate with others in different contexts. Explore and share examples of the new opportunities, new challenges, and new mindsets for thinking about how to best take advantage of Internet texts in a digital age. This event is sponsored by the Rhode Island Center for the Book. Please register.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 2:30pm
Learn about the chickens from Casey Farm. See and touch some of the baby chicks that have just hatched. After the program, Casey Farm will be leaving an incubator of eggs. Please stop by the Young Readers’ Department to observe their progress until the eggs begin to hatch. The chicks will be with us for about a week after they hatch. Please register beginning April 1st.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
Since its publication in 1987, Crossing to Safety has established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. It is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage. Books will be available. Please register. May 29— Americanah by Chimamanda-Ngozi Adichie.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:00am
We have the legos; you bring your imagination! Registration is not necessary!
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
This event is for teens grades 6-12. Join the new Teen Librarian, Grace, to talk about developments in our teen collection, programming, and space. We want to hear your ideas, about what YOU want from our library. Plus, we’ll have snacks! Please register beginning April 1st.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:00pm
This class covers working with documents, browsing the internet and setting up and using email. No experience is necessary. Participants should be able to attend all four classes. Class size is limited. Please register.
Monday, April 28, Wednesday, April 30, Monday, May 5, Wednesday, May 7 at 2:00 P.M.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
This program is a potpourri of musical levels and ages, giving the students a chance to perform in front of a live audience “one more time.” Music teachers wishing to involve their students should call Bonnie Smith at 295-7032. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:30pm
Professor Emeritus, URI, prolific author and historian, Maury Klein will talk about his latest book, A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II. World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The result of this titanic effort was historic. Not only did it determine the outcome of the war, but it transformed the American economy and society. Please register.
Rhode Island Voices is an annual series featuring Rhode Island writers reading from and discussing their work and is a joint project of the library and the North Kingstown Arts Council.
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:30pm
This publication software is used to create professional news-letters, brochures, post cards and more. Basic computer skills required. Please register.
Thursdays, May 1, 15, 29 at 6:30 P.M
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Starring Steve Coogan and Judy Dench. PG-13, 98 min. Please register.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
All are welcome to attend this mystery book discussion.
May 6—Guilt by John Lescroart
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
Chaz Gross, NAMI-RI Executive Director, will lead this community conversation. The National Alliance on Mental Illness enjoys a reputation as “the nation’s voice on mental illness.” NAMI-RI helps those who live with mental illness find hope through mental health education, advocacy and support for themselves and their families. Due to proposed budget cuts to mental health support and recovery in Rhode Island, the RI state office of NAMI is in danger of closing its doors for the first time in 30 years. Come learn more.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 9:30am
Tim Cranston will lead us through North Kingstown’s largest public cemetery, established in 1850. Learn about relocated family cemetery burials that date back to the 1700’s; 19th century “only in Rhode Island” political intrigue; North Kingstown’s connection to the movie 12 Years A Slave and a whole lot more. The walk will begin just inside the southern-most gate of the cemetery.
Registration is required and begins on April 23rd.
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:30pm
South County Hospital Primary Care Physician Derek Andelloux will discuss how to recognize the way your body talks to you—and why you should listen. He’ll talk about the signs and symptoms you should never ignore. Please register.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him the reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk. Please register.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
Margaret Fuller and Her Contemporaries Speak Out
Dr. Judith Anderson, Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island and author of the book, Outspoken Women, will discuss the seeds of feminism and place Margaret Fuller and her contemporaries in the context of that movement. Dr. Anderson was the Chairperson of the Communication Studies Department at URI and the first Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Program. Please register.
Pictured: Lucretia Mott, Maria W. Stewart, Lucy Stone, Abigail Kelly Foster, Frances Wright, Margaret Fuller and Sojourner Truth
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
This dramatic portrayal presented by character reenactor Jessa Piaia is set in 1845. Margaret Fuller is in town from Manhattan where she is currently the first female editor and literary critic for The New York Tribune. She’ll talk about her two recently published books, her friends within the Transcendentalist circle, her work as the editor of The Dial, her teaching and the conversation group for women that she led in Boston. Please register.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
Peggy O’Connor, Executive Director of the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum will talk about the many things that make this historical site a great place to visit. Learn about the Narrow River headwaters, the snuff mill at the site and the illustrious painter that was born there and went on to paint the portraits of six presidents. She’ll also discuss the development of the museum, the ongoing restoration of the property and the activities at the museum. Please register.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 5:30pm
One of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. Books will be available. Please register.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
Walter is a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job is threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. PG, 115 min. Please register.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:30pm
John McNiff, National Park Service ranger at the Roger Williams National Memorial, will discuss this important Rhode Island event leading up to the American Revolution. Please register.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 9:30am
In the 18th and 19th century many Wickford men spent their lives at sea. Thus women had different opportunities than their contemporaries elsewhere. Join Tim Cranston in a stroll through the village and learn about businesswomen, female real estate tycoons, and others. Please register beginning May 17th.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
Spring has finally sprung in Rhode Island! North Kingstown resident Dick Sullivan leads a walking group on short hikes throughout southern Rhode Island. He’ll talk about his favorites and show photographs taken by fellow walkers. This should inspire you to get out your walking shoes and start hiking! Please register.