Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:30pm

Bruce Luscombe, a life-long gem and fossil collector, will present this slide talk about some of the great treasures found in New England. The program will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and  “hands-on” examination of some of these treasures. You may not know that hidden beneath the ordinary rocks we see every day there are beautiful gemstones, wonderful crystals, and fantastic fossils! You just have to know where to look. Gem quality tourmaline has been found in both CT and ME and some of the world’s best locations for fossil dinosaur tracks are in MA and CT. Recent discoveries within 30 miles of Providence are revealing some great fossils and crystals too. Please register.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Learn how to use this popular photo editing program. One session. Registration is necessary.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

This tourney is for semi-experienced League of Legends players! Participants must be teens ages 13 and up, and should be a level 10 or above Summoner in-game. Tourney rules and brackets are To Be Determined, and the winner(s) will receive a $10 RP gift card. Sign up is currently open but you must be signed up by our first bracket, October 4th!
Tournament Dates
Saturday, October 4th at 1:00 P.M.
Saturday, November 1st at 1:00 P.M.
Following brackets TBD

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. Starring Kristen Wiig and Guy Pearce. 2013, R, 102 min. Please register.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 3:45pm

Tuesdays 3:45-4:45
October 7, 14, 28, November 25, December 2
We provide the legos. You bring your imagination! Please register. *Please note that Lego Club does not meet every week.

Special Lego Drop-in Session
Tuesday November 4 10 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:30pm

Dustin Pari appeared on the SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International during the 2005-10 seasons. He will give an overview of the field of paranormal investigation and talk about the classifications of spirit entities and the equipment used to document them. He will also discuss possession and exorcism and share photos of the cases he has worked on. Please register.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

Hear a presentation and chat with current Roger William Park Zoo Docents about how you can get involved at the Zoo. Registration requested but not required.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join us for a night of snacks and books!  This month, we are reading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. Come and chat about why you loved or hated it, or even refused to read it at all. This is a fun discussion where all opinions are welcome! Copies of the book are held at the circulation desk. Please register.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:30pm

East Providence painter Kathy Hodge will share her experiences of camping and kayaking in Alaska with the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Voices of the Wilderness (VOW) Artist-in-Residence Program. She’ll show photos from her trips and of the work inspired by this unique experience, as well as share information about her previous residencies in ten national parks across the country. She’ll also talk about how other artists, writers and dancers can participate in these little known but amazing opportunities in our national parks and forests. Please register.
Paintings from Hodge’s previous residencies will be on display in the library gallery from October 8th through the end of the month. 

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Please bring your membership cards. New memberships may be purchased at the door.
In addition to LOTS of books, the Friends are offering The Book Lover's 2015 Page-a-Day Calendar at a discount price of $8.00 (List price: $13.99.) Think holiday gifts! Proceeds from this sale go towards funding the many free programs at the library.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

In addition to LOTS of books, the Friends are offering The Book Lover's 2015 Page-a-Day Calendar at a discount price of $8.00 (List price: $13.99.) Think holiday gifts! Proceeds from this sale go towards funding the many free programs at the library.
$2 Bag-of-Books Sale from 2-3:00 P.M.
We supply the bags.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:00pm

This is an informal drawing club, we will provide pads and pencils, but you can also bring your own gear. Come to share your creativity, get drawing prompts, resources for artists, or just hang out and have fun! No experience necessary. Please register.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:30pm

Private Webb, a native of Hartford, was recruited in 1863 and served in the Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in several battles in Virginia. Actor Kevin Johnson will portray Private Webb from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective that vividly illustrates the struggle of the African-Americans in the Colored Infantry during the Civil War. He tells of his early life in Hartford, his recruitment and training, and the traumatic final battles of the Civil War. The presentation is based on extensive research in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History at 231 Capitol Ave, opposite the State Capitol in Hartford. Presented by the Cocumscussoc Association at Smith’s Castle. Please register.

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. 

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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