Programs

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:30am

Saturday, September 21 from 9:30am -12:30pm
Ask anything you want! Bring your devices, plugs and passwords. No registration.

Tim Cranston will lead us on this tour of the numerous buildings that made up the mill complex and its associated village, all owned by the Rodman family. We will meet behind the main mill building on Ten Rod Road. Space is limited, registration will begin on Sept. 5.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Peter Fay will speak on employee race relations in North Kingstown after the end of slavery and how North Kingstown incorporated the newly freed people of color into the textile mills. The racial choices that were made a century ago continue to echo in today’s Rhode Island. Registration preferred.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test. Registration preferred.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:30am

Intro to Gmail
Saturday October 7 from 9:30 – 12:30
This class will show you how to create a free Gmail account and the basics of how to use it. Please register.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm

Robert Perlow was the go-to warm-up comedian on television shows from the 1970s to the 2000s, where he was responsible for keeping the live studio audience engaged and laughing. Perlow offers a personal, behind-the-scenes look at some of television’s most famous shows and actors. With stories including Tim Allen’s on-set meltdown, an improv class with Robin Williams, and a close friendship with Alan Thicke, Perlow divulges everything from the good and the bad to the downright outrageous!
Registration preferred.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Microsoft Publisher 2016
Thursdays, October 12, 19 from 6:30-7:30 PM
Learn the basics of this publication software that is used to create professional newsletters, brochures, postcards and more. Basic computer skills required. Please register.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Several dozen books of particular interest to book collectors have been culled from our donations. A selection of the books are from the early twentieth century.
A collection of newer, large-format poetry, art and literature books will also be included. All proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Library.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

Participants bring a dish to share prepared from this month's cookbook. There is a discussion about the book while we sample all the dishes. This month we will be discussing and cooking from two tapas cookbooks: Tapas: a Taste of Spain by Jose Andres and Tapas: the Little Dishes of Spain by Penelope Casas. Cookbooks are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required and space is limited.
For more information on how this unique book group works, contact Nancy at 401-294-3306 x6102 or nnadeau@nklibrary.org

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
If you have been thinking about researching your family and need help getting started or if you have already done some research and would like some help moving it forward, stop by our South County Room between 6:30 and 8 p.m. and Helen Smith from the RI Genealogical Society will be there to lend a hand. No registration required.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Join Jan Shapin, local author, who will chronicle her many missteps in learning the genre of writing an historical novel. Ms. Shapin is the author of three historical novels and will have copies of her most recent work, Red Year, available. Registration preferred.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Make a beautiful wall hanging out of recycled book pages. All materials will be provided. Space is limited, registration required. Ages 14+.

Join Town Historian Tim Cranston as we examine the stories behind the gravestones of Elm Grove Cemetery. We will also take a look at the art of the gravestone carvers of the 18th and 19th century and the materials used for gravestones across the timeframe. The walk will begin at 10:00 am at the southernmost entry road to the cemetery.
Space is limited, registration is required and begins October 2nd.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

Succulent topped pumpkin centerpieces are a popular fall favorite. We will top real pumpkins with live succulents. It is a unique and simple arrangement that will last through the fall for Halloween and the Thanksgiving Holidays. You can even replant the succulents after the fall to extend their lives and your enjoyment. Space is limited, registration is required and begins October 2nd. Ages 14+

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:00am

If the idea of using social media to grow your business scares you or you think you should be using social media but aren't sure how to proceed, then this seminar will fill-in the blanks you need to know to grow your business using the power of social media. Register for this program at http://tinyurl.com/boostsocialNK

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. Rated PG-13

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

In November the library will offer Microsoft Word 2016 on Thursday, November 2, 9 and 16 at 6:30 pm. This class meets for three sessions. Each participant should be familiar with a computer and its keyboard and mouse. The goal of this series of classes is to give participants enough familiarity to use Word comfortably and skillfully. Space is limited and registration is required.

Thursdays from 6:30-7:30, November 2, 9, 16

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:30am

Google Drive
Saturday, November 4 from 9:30-12:30
How to use your Google Drive that comes with your free Gmail account. Google drive is 15 gigabytes of free online storage that you can use across all of your devices. Please register.

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