Tiverton Library News and Events 
December 2017   

Director's Notes 
Tiverton Public Library will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st.
The library reopens the following day, Tuesday, December 26th, and Tuesday, January 2nd at 1pm.

Did you know?  The library is seeking responses to a survey as it works on a five-year plan as mandated by the RI Office of Library Services.  How can the Tiverton Public Library serve you better?  Click here to take the survey.
Living Literature Performs
"A Christmas Story"
Monday, December 4 at 6:30 pm
Living Literature offers Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story" for the 2017 holiday season. This two person, 40 minute version of Jean Shepherd's Duel in the Snow, or Red Rider Nails the Cleveland Street Kid, from which the 1983 class movie, A Christmas Story was taken, relates the comic tale of the Midwestern Depression Era child who yearns for an official Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas. This program will be performed by Kelly Seigh and Dave Rabinow.  Free and open to the public.
Registration is recommended at 401-625-6796.
Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators who use a readers' theater style presentation to dramatize non-dramatic writing, allowing the audience to experience the events and characters of the story in a unique way. Since its inception in January of 1996, Living Literature has created over 100 presentations based on poems, stories, novels, plays, essays, biographies, articles and oral histories. They have presented the works of more than 100 different authors, and done presentations in over 50 schools, more than 30 libraries, and many other community venues throughout southeastern New England. For the past eight years Living Literature has been creating programs for Reading Across Rhode Island, the signature program of Rhode Island Center for the Book, an affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. For more information on their programs go to  www.livingliterature.org and  www.facebook.com/livinglit.
Tiverton Community Family Item Swap
December 16  11am - 3pm
Do you have clothes and items that are no longer appropriate for your child? A pile of 6 month clothes that your toddler no longer fits in, or a sensory toy your child just doesn't need or want any longer? Consider donating it to the Tiverton Community Family Swap this December in exchange for items that are more appropriate for your child and family's needs! The item swap will be held on December 16, from 11am-3pm where anyone who donated items will be able to come browse donations to take home new (to them) and developmentally appropriate clothes, toys, or other baby/child related items.
Donations of clean, gently used clothes, toys, games, and items will be accepted by Swap Volunteers at the Tiverton Library only at the following times:
Saturday, December 2 11:00 - 1:00
Thursday, December 7 3:00 - 5:00
Saturday, December 9 2:00 - 4:00
Monday, December 11 10:00 - 12:00
Monday, December 11 5:00 - 7:00
Items must be brought washed, folded, and organized in open reusable bags or containers. Participants will receive tickets corresponding to the items they have donated to be used towards items on the day of the swap.
For more information, you can visit our event information at
 https://www.facebook.com/events/818841191621482/ or through the Tiverton Library Facebook page, or the Head Start at East Bay Community Action Program's Facebook page. East Bay Community Action Program will be offering a drop-in Family Engagement Event at the library during the Item Swap.  
Mural Project Public Workshop
Saturday, December 16
Mika Seeger and Peter Geisser will be at the library from 10am to 4pm.  Come and be a part of the creation of the Library Mural of Tiverton.  Hands-on workshop for all ages. For more information, click here  
Better Business 101
Monday, December 18, 6:30pm
An overview of what the Better Business Bureau is, what they do, and how consumers can best utilize their free service.  Free and open to the public. 

Build a Skill Saturday

Saturday, December 2nd, All Day in the Teen Room
Enjoy the grab-and-go skill building activities this summer?  They will continue to be made available during the school year.  Stop by the Teen Room starting Saturday, December 2nd to do the activity or anytime during December to grab a copy to take home with you.  A new Build a Skill activity will be made available each month.

Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, December 5th, 6-7pm
Come hang out and discuss titles that you are reading, what you would like to see happen at the library, and eat some snacks!  Earn a community service hour for attending! Attendance is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.  
Bring Your Own Book Club

Thursday, December 14th, 6-7pm in the Teen Room
Bring whatever you're reading (have read) and discuss it (even better if you didn't like it!) with other readers.  Snacks provided!  Participation is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.

Anime & Manga Group
Friday, December 15th, 3:30-4:30pm in the Teen Room
Monthly Anime & Manga meet up is starting up again!  Join other interested teens in lively discussion, anime viewing, craft making, and snack eating!  Also, help us with our long-term goal of planning a cosplay event! Attendance is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.

NEW * Action Packed Saturday Movie:
Spiderman: Homecoming
Saturday, December 16th, Starting at High Noon in the Community Room
Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Spiderman: Homecoming projected on the big screen in our Community Room.  Free popcorn and candy provided!  Our Teen Movie showings are part of our Teen Program offerings but are open to all. (Due to other winter events occurring at the library, location of movie showing may be subject to change.)
Maker/Taker Monday Arts & Crafts Lab
Monday, December 18th, 2-8pm in the Teen Room
Join us after school for an Arts & Crafts Lab in the Teen Room.  Supplies and instructions will be set out for the completion of a self-guided activity.  Come and be creative!  Or take the instructions home with you for later!

Winter Break Movie Night: Home Alone & Frozen
Wednesday, December 27th, Starting at 5:30pm
Join us for a double showing of winter themed movies.  Starting at 5:30pm, Home Alone will be shown in the Community Room and Frozen will be shown in the Children's Activity Room.  Free.  All welcome.  Popcorn provided!  Wear your pj's and bring a blanket if you'd like.  Outside snacks welcome.
Noon Year's Eve Party  
Saturday, December 30th, 12-2pm in the Teen Room
Come celebrate the coming of 2018 at our Teen Noon Year's Eve Party!  Join us for New Year's themed activities/games, sparkling apple cider, snacks, and a movie!  Attendance at this Teen event is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12. 
Tiverton Public Library 
Friday, Dec. 8, 10:30-12:00noon
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows,
Alan Bradley
YA for Adults Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-7:30pm
Wolf by Wolf,
Ryan Graudin
Tiverton Senior Center
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:00am
J. Randy Taraborrelli
Union Library
Thursday, Dec. 21, 1:30pm
A Redbird Christmas,
Fannie Flagg
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-7:30pm
December is a cookbook-free cookie swap!
To register, please contact Emily at
egoodman@tivertonlibrary.org by
Friday, December 1st.  
Silent Book Club
Thursday, Dec. 28, 6:00pm
Adult Reading (Fireplace) Room
Tiverton readers are invited to bring a book
(or borrow one here), and relax with an hour or so of readings with the company of 
fellow book lovers.
Interested?  Feel free to join any book group by stopping at the Information Desk for a copy of the book to be discussed.  Only the Cookbook Club requires pre-registration.   
Children's Events for December 
 Storytime Schedule 
A celebration for Janet will take place on Wednesday December 27th from 11AM to 3PM. (school vacation week). Please stop by to congratulate and say goodbye to Ms. Janet. There will be cake. Face painting takes place from 1 to 2 PM, and from 2 to 3PM we will have balloon artistry.  

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Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Holiday Gift Drive Deadline  
December 8th is the last day to drop off new and unwrapped games (such as Sorry, Connect 4, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Uno, Fish), easy puzzles for children, pj's, onesies, socks, hats and mittens (sizes newborn to 6X), and board books.   All items collected will benefit East Bay Community Action Program and the WIC Home Visiting Program.  Thanks for helping to make the holiday season a bit cheerier for area families!  
The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will not hold a December meeting.  Enjoy the holidays!    
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