Programs

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

Once known as the Land of the Morning Calm, Korea now possesses the 10th to 12th largest economy in the world and is becoming more and more important in the world's economy, culture, and politics. This free program is presented by the Korean Spirit and Culture Program Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Korea's unique history and culture. The program will include two short documentaries, a reenactment of a traditional Korean wedding and a small meal of Korean food. Space is limited; please register.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Bohemian Quartet, an acclaimed Providence-based ensemble, was formed in 2005 with the idea of preserving the music of the Romany or Gypsy tradition. Members include Dave Zinno on upright bass, Christine Harrington on cello, and Nancy Richardson on viola. They have made a commitment to the genre, embracing the ancient traditions while at the same time wandering off in new and unexpected directions. Their performance will be a lively start to our Sunday Musicales series. Please register to insure a seat. Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council and the Friends of the Library.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:00pm

March 1-17

Materials to make and take home a small craft will be provided at the activity table in the Young Readers’ Department.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Come in for some one-on-one help with downloading an e-book / audio Book to your laptop, e-reader, iPad, iPhone, Android, 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, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

The extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones and nominated for five Academy Awards. 2014, PG-13, 123 min.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

North Kingstown Schools Art Exhibit: February 28-March 26
The annual exhibit of artwork by students in the North Kingstown Schools will decorate the library.
Art Exhibit Reception
Tuesday March 3 6:00-8:00 P.M.
The North Kingstown Arts Council is presenting special awards in recognition of International Color Day in NK. See attached PDF for more information.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

The first program in our annual Rhode Island Voices series will feature H. Philip West, the author of Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006.
West and former RI Representative Nicholas Gorham will discuss the ultimately successful battle for a Separation of Powers Amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution. Learn what went on behind the scenes and join in a community discussion. Registration requested.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

Monday  March 9  5-6:00 P.M. or
Tuesday March 10 4:30-5:30 P.M.

This Minecraft session will focus on survival mode! We have room for a limited number of kids, so please sign up in advance for one of our two time options.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable. What follows is the most terrible global catastrophe in the history of the human race. Books are available; please register.
April 14: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 6:30pm

Mary King, Phil Edmonds and Dan Lanier will play guitar, fiddle, banjo, button accordion and tin whistle in a program of story and song that embraces Irish history and culture. Audience participation is encouraged. As a special treat, dancers from the Kelly School of Irish Dance will perform Irish step dancing. A perfect way for the whole family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The library will be open for this event only. Please register to let us know you are coming.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

Marta V. Martínez, Executive Director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, will offer this hands-on workshop on how to listen and collect community and family oral histories. Attendees will learn useful interviewing techniques, the best recording equipment to use and how to make the information you gather useful. Discover how to preserve memories of family members who have experienced—and made—history. Please register.

This program is held in conjunction with Reading Across Rhode Island. RARI 2015 is sponsored by Barrington Books, Barton Gilman, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and RI Office of Library and Information Services.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

This month we are reading Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. This is a casual discussion where all opinions are welcome! We are meeting in the craft area in the YR department, and copies of the book are held at the circulation desk. Please register. Next meeting: Monday, April 20th at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4-5:00 P.M. March 17, 24, 31

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination! Please register.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:30pm

“Simply Phenomenal: A Tribute to Maya Angelou” was conceived and directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley as a full length piece for Mixed Magic Theatre in Pawtucket. In this special library presentation, Bernadet Pitts-Wiley and Jeannie Carson will bring to life the work of this beloved American poet through dramatic readings and song. Ricardo and Bernadet Pitts-Wiley are cofounders of Mixed Magic Theatre. Please register for this performance.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Come in for some one-on-one help with downloading an e-book to your laptop, e-reader, iPad, iPhone, Android, 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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Color is one of the most influential phenomena in people’s lives and contributes greatly to our perception of reality according to the International Color Association. Join the North Kingstown Arts Council in its second celebration of International Color Day launched by ICA in 2009. Jason Travers, a Providence artist and educator will be the guest speaker.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

This women’s a cappella vocal ensemble sings classical, folk, and contemporary music from the United States and around the world. New pieces this season include songs from Wailin’ Jennys, Libana, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Each concert explores themes of women, children, peace, and hope, and all concert proceeds are donated to projects aiding women in need, locally and internationally, as chosen by the group. The un-auditioned ensemble, based in Jamestown and directed by Julie Beth Andrews, includes a wide range of ages and musical experience, from amateur to professional. The heart of the ensemble’s music is blending many parts into one voice. Library open for this event only.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4-5:00 P.M. March 17, 24, 31

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination! Please register.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:00pm

WWe provide pads and pencils, though you may 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. Next meeting: Wednesday, April 22 at 1:00 P.M.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:30pm

Chuck Horbert, wetlands supervisor for the state Department of Environmental Management and board member of the Rhode Island Blueways Alliance, and three friends paddled their canoes and kayaks through the entire state, North to South, this past summer. The eight day trip from North Smithfield to Pawcatuck, CT included a lot of portaging and according to Horbert had never been done before. With slides and stories Chuck will share this trip with us hoping to encourage everyone to get out and appreciate nature up close. Please register. This program is sponsored by the RI Blueways Alliance.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 5:30pm

After witnessing a murder in Olso, elderly former Marine sniper and watch repairman, Sheldon Horrowitz, flees to safety with the newly orphaned son of the victim and becomes haunted by memories of his own son who died in Vietnam. This book is the Read Across Rhode Island 2015 pick. Books are available; please register. April 23: We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program and statewide reading initiative is kicking off its 13th year!
RARI 2015 is sponsored by Barrington Books, Barton Gilman, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and RI Office of Library and Information Services.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

The League of Legends Club will meet once a month on a Saturday to play, discuss strategies and take part in other League-related activities. All Summoner levels are welcome, though participants must be ages 13 and up. Please register. Next meeting: Saturday, April 18th at 1:00 P.M.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tuesdays 4-5:00 P.M. March 17, 24, 31

We provide the legos. You bring your imagination! Please register.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 2:00pm

Join our fiction coordinator, Maggie, for an hour of free reading of your choice. Then stay for discussion (optional), snacks and tea. Cozy chairs provided! Please register.

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
2014, PG-13, 114 min. Please register.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

A solo program featuring stringed instruments including nylon, steel and 12-string guitars, a Renaissance lute and a variety of ukuleles! Music will include some of the great jazz and classical standards plus songs by popular composers such as the Beatles, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, and Sting. In addition to teaching and performing, Dennis is the owner of the Wakefield Music Store.  Please register. Library open for this event only. Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council and the Friends of the Library.

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