Programs

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Providence author Stephen O’Shea will take us on an informative and amusing tour of the human history of the Alps. Through his words we will cross the Alps with Hannibal, ride with the Tour de France and sing with the Von Trapps. A brief business meeting will precede this entertaining talk. Open to all; please register.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am

In this workshop we’ll take a closer look at the popular social networks and the benefits of each. Learn valuable tips for each platform. Presented by SCORE; register at http://tinyurl.com/socialpowerNK

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

The true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. PG, 127 min., 2017. Please register.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm

South County Hospital orthopedic spine specialist Dr. Ian Madom will discuss neck pain and associated arm pain and headaches. Call South County Hospital at 788-1937 to register.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us for a relaxed hour of reading – bring whatever you’d like, and discuss it afterward with our other readers. Our reader’s hour is a great way to learn about authors and books you might not necessarily have come across otherwise!

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursdays May 4, 11 and 18 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Each participant should be familiar with a computer and its keyboard and mouse. The goal of this series of three classes is to give participants enough familiarity to use Word comfortably and skillfully. Space is limited and registration is required.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

Learn about Cinco de Mayo, make flowers out of tissue paper, and enjoy some Mexican candy! For grades 6 and up.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

An informal poetry group for poets of all levels. Come and share your poetry and be inspired! Special guest poet—Lisa Starr, former Rhode Island Poet Laureate!

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

May 8-14
Stop by the Young Readers’ 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.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 8:00pm

May 8-31
Start your spring garden here. Come to the Young Reader’s area and plant some seeds. We will provide all the materials for you to plant some flowers or vegetables.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come play trivia at the library. For grades 6 and up. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
A retelling of an ancient Irish myth, the Six Swans. Join us for snacks and a discussion. Books are available; please register.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

Do your loved ones know where your unpaid bills are? Do they know whom to call to fix things around the house? Harris “Hersey” Rosen, author of My Family Record Book will lead this discussion followed by a question and answer period. Registration requested.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Learn about the fiber arts and try your hand at weaving with members of the Weaver’s Guild of Rhode Island.
An exhibit of woven hand towels will be on display at the library during the month of May. Did you know that May 25th is Towel Day? Did you know Towel Day is a tribute to author Douglas Adams?
No registration necessary, just drop in. Families welcome.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon treat at the library. Candy and other toppings will be provided to decorate brownies. Yum! For grades 6 and up.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cook a recipe from one of the books by Indian-born chef and actress Madhur Jaffrey 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. (edonovan@nklibrary.org)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
This literary mystery by Claire Fuller follows the life of Peggy Hillcoat and unravels the secrets her father told her and that she carries herself. Join us for snacks and a discussion. Books are available; please register.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:30pm

Phillip Griffin and Malinda Coletta, both award-winning cooks and instructors for Professor Chef in North Providence, will go over choosing your knives, knife use and how to care for your knives. Class size is limited so registration is required.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

This documentary by award-winning filmmakers Derek and Beverly Joubert is an intimate look at the lives of elephants. 60 min. Registration requested.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00am

Stop by and check out our chicken eggs in the incubator in the Young Readers’ Department. The chicks should begin hatching around May 11th and will be at the library until mid-May when they head to their new home at Casey Farm.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:30am

Much of what is now considered to be the Wickford Business District was, at one time, known as Elamsville. Samuel Elam was the primary benefactor of the Washington Academy, the second institution of higher learning established in Rhode Island. Join Town Historian Tim Cranston on this walk about town and learn the stories behind this long lost village in North Kingstown. Space is limited. Please register beginning April 29th.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

A teen is devastated to learn that her classmates consider her the "designated ugly fat friend." In response, she enlists a jock's help in regaining her confidence, and plots to dethrone the school's queen bee. For grades 6 and up. (2015, PG-13, 101 minutes)

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor
Historical novel centered on the lives of flower sellers in the early 1900s. Join us for snacks and a discussion. Books are available; please register.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cindy Wilson, photographer and instructor for travel and photography workshops around the world, will share photos from her most recent trip to Vietnam. You’ll see images of the small towns, ancient ruins, port cities and the architecture of this exotic land and learn a bit about the culture and people. Registration requested.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am

Saturday, June 3, 9 A.M.-Noon
Computers, microwaves, TVs, phones and much more. $10 disposal fee for small coolant-containing appliances. For full list of what is accepted see: http://indiecycle.blogspot.com/p/what-we-take.html

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Award-winning film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. PG-13, 128 min., 2016. Please register.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Photo Detective Maureen Taylor knows photographs and how even the tiniest details can reveal the biggest clues about a person, where they come from and what they meant to their friends and family. Participants in this interactive program will learn 10 easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoeboxes. Please register to ensure a seat.

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