Programs

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Come in for some one-on-one help with downloading an e-book to your laptop, e-reader, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows 7 phone or mp3 player. Be sure to bring your devices and cords, library card number and your Apple, Adobe  or Amazon account passwords. No registration necessary.

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jon Favreau leads a hilarious all-star cast in this inspiring comedy about a gifted chef who teams up with his ex-wife, best friend and son to launch a food truck business. Rated R; 1hr. 56 min. Please register.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:30pm

The library is starting a Minecraft club! This club will meet monthly throughout the school year, but it jumps around between Fridays and Tuesdays so watch the newsletter or give the YR desk a call to learn our upcoming dates! Come with your own login or use one of ours to play the game!

Attention:  Volunteers needed for Minecraft Club! If you are in 6th-8th grade and interested in helping out at the Minecraft club, stop by the Young Readers’ Desk or call 294-3306, x5 to sign up!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:30pm

In this workshop and demonstration two genealogical databases that the library provides will be discussed. Space is very limited. Please register beginning October 15th.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Thursdays at 6:30 P.M., November 6, 13, 20
 
In this series of three, one-hour Excel 2007 classes you will learn the different ways to use Excel for home or work in a simple, effective approach. Participants must have basic computer skills and be able to attend all three sessions. Please register.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm

Lloyd Kaplan leads this quartet playing favorites from the great American songbook -Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers - in a swing and Dixieland style. Having retired from teaching at the Community College of Rhode Island as a Professor Emeritus, Mr. Kaplan now teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at URI in addition to performing. Please register. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm

Teny Gross, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, and other members of the Institute traveled to Ferguson, MO to offer assistance during the protests that occurred following the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9th. They will share their reflections on that trip, talk about what it means to practice nonviolence and tell us about the important work that they do right here in Providence. Please register.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:30pm

Met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937 and now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.
Books are available; please register.
December 9th: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:00pm

Tells the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself.  With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Books are available; please register. * Note November date and time change.
There will be no book club meeting in December.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:00pm

Clint Eastwood directs this adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical featuring the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. 2014, R, 134 min.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:30pm

Are you considering keeping bees? Are you interested in honey and other hive products? Or are you a nature lover who just wants to understand more about bees and their importance?  Betty Mencucci, longtime member of the Rhode Island Beekeeping Association, will talk about the life cycle of bees and share some of the basics of beekeeping. She’ll have lots of things for us to look at. Bring your questions and buzz on over for this fun and informative program. Please register.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm

Local Authors Meet and Greet
This event is open to all Rhode Island authors who have published a book in the last year. Books may be self-published. This is a chance to present your book to the public. The format for the program will depend on how many authors sign up.
Authors should register by November 19th.
Please call Elizabeth Donovan at 294-3306, x6102.

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