Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
For over thirty years the North Kingstown Arts Council and the Friends of the Library have presented this annual series of classical and jazz concerts. Sunday Musicales 2017 begins with guitarists Dennis Costa and John Dennewitz performing works by Scarlatti, Dowland, Telemann, Sor, Granados, Myers, Piazzolla and more. Please register to ensure a seat.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:30pm
Donna Hughes, Professor of Women’s Studies at URI, is a leading international researcher on the trafficking of women and children. Dr. Hughes will give an overview of the many forms of this worldwide problem including sexual exploitation and forced labor and she’ll discuss the issue in relation to Rhode Island. Please register.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
We provide the Legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10. Please register.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:30pm
Five local poet/photographers will read their poetry in a mixed media format with photographs to enhance, illustrate, even re-imagine their words through visual imagery. While conventional wisdom says a poem should stand alone, these poets believe photography can enhance the listener’s experience. Featuring Carol Mossa, Colleen Mellor, Robert Graves, Kate O’Kula and Bill Carpenter. Please register to let us know you are coming. Part II with different poets to be held on Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 P.M.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:30pm
This month we will meet in the afternoon to discuss the Read Across Rhode Island 2017 pick, a powerful work of non-fiction that explores our country’s justice system, those held by it, and those who work with it, and the struggle to find mercy within it. Join us for snacks and a discussion. Please register.
Next month: The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:30pm
Thursdays March 30, April 6, 13
Learn the basics of this publication software that is used to create professional newsletters, brochures, postcards, bookmarks and more. Basic computer skills required. Please register. Participants should attend all three sessions.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
An informal poetry group for poets of all levels. Come and share your poetry and be inspired!
Please note: There will be no March meeting.
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 6:00pm
When mysterious spacecraft land across the globe, expert translator Louise Banks is sent to decipher their intent. PG-13, 116 min., 2016. Please register.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Join Bill Reynolds, award-winning sports columnist for the Providence Journal and author of several books, as he discusses his latest book.
In Hope: A School, A Team, A Dream Bill Reynolds writes about the gritty inner-city of Providence, the challenges brought about by poverty, violence and race, the 2012-13 basketball season at Hope High School and the coach who encourages his players to look beyond their neighborhood and not be defined by it. Please register.
Rhode Island Voices is sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council and the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
This movie follows the story of Bryce and Juli from the time they first meet. Juli knows it’s love. Bryce is not so sure. Come find out how their story ends.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
Five local poet/photographers will read their poetry in a mixed media format with photographs to enhance, illustrate, even re-imagine their words through visual imagery. While conventional wisdom says a poem should stand alone, these poets believe photography can enhance the listener’s experience.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
This a capella choral group from Brown University makes its third appearance at the library—with all new performers!
Please register to ensure a seat.
Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Counciland the Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Come spend the afternoon crafting at the library. For grades 6 and up.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
Founded and directed by Deanna Camputaro, Human Creativity is a multi-arts program at Central Falls High School. Small groups of students from the program work after school to create travel performances to bring their dance and drumming to the community. Their vision is to create a better world through art. Please register for this energetic and engaging program.
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Former baseball player fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Starring Academy Award winner Viola Davis. PG-13, 139 min., 2016. Please register.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Dave Marchetti will once again visit the library with his collection of reptiles and other creatures. Join us for an hour of animal information and hands-on fun. Please register beginning Monday, April 3rd.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
Meet some crafty animals and foolish people in this lively folktale medley. This show is great for ages 3-7. Please register beginning Monday, April 3rd.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Rhode Island historians and authors Rosemary Enright and Brian Wallin will lead us through the history of this small island located between North Kingstown and Jamestown. They will discuss the early settlers, the island’s role as a navigational aid, its evolution into a military fortification and its development as a public park. Please register.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:00am
We provide the Legos. You bring your imagination. For ages 5-10.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Join us for a presentation 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. So please stop by the Young Readers department to observe their progress until the eggs begin to hatch around May 11th. The chicks will be with us for about a week after they hatch. Registration begins Monday, April 3rd.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. A snack and a drink will be provided. Register beginning Monday, April 3rd.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday Musicales have been co-sponsored by the library and the North Kingstown Arts Council for over thirty years. Registration is important as seating is limited.
In our final Musicale of the season, vocalist Maria Puziello will sing jazz standards accompanied by Joe Parillo, Director of Jazz Studies at URI. Joe Parillo will also perform some of his newest compositions.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:00pm
It’s time for Karaoke at the library! Grades 6 and up.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Join Town Historian Tim Cranston as he explores the story of agriculture in North Kingstown beginning in the time of the Narragansett people and extending into the 21st century. Sponsored by the Land Conservancy of North Kingstown. Please register.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Come play trivia at the library. For grades 6 and up.