Tiverton Library News and Events 
February 2018    
Tiverton Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 19th, Presidents' Day.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, February 20th at 1:00pm. 
Director's Notes

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February is Love Your Library Month.  Stop by the library and tell us what you love about your library, and welcome two new staff members, Meg Paquette, Children's Librarian, and Sam Simas, Technology Librarian.

What do libraries do?  To read the article from the I Love Libraries website, click here
Life at Belcourt Castle with Harle Tinney  
Monday, February 12, 6:30pm
Many people know her name, because Harle Tinney was for several decades known for Belcourt Castle, a famous Newport mansion, where she and her spouse the late Donald Tinney were the beloved hosts of glamorous parties, Hollywood movies, historical reenactments - and art, architecture, and ghost tours. Donald Tinney passed away tragically and suddenly a decade ago, and now Mrs. Tinney has emerged, into the public light, to share her stories.
Mrs. Tinney, former Belcourt Castle owner is a warmhearted, entertaining, and erudite lecturer. She gives lively presentations filled with beautiful images: tales of the glitterati, ghosts, and general life among the wealthy. She talks of Newport stories, and of mansions, existing and the torn-down, and the extraordinary people who inhabited them. One of her special areas of knowledge is of the oft-neglected history of the city during the mid-Twentieth Century. She is about to publish her long-awaited autobiography, which includes her fifty plus years of both a fairy tale life and a tragic one spent at the Bellevue Avenue mansion, and soon a short film based on her early life at the Castle will be released.
Program duration: 60-75 minutes. Free and open to the public. Please call the library to register at 401-625-6796.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 11:00am Community Room
Cake Decorating Workshop
Dress up your home made cakes and cupcakes by learning some new cake decorating techniques! Please note: This workshop is full. Contact library to be added to a waitlist. With enough interest, this event will be held again in the Spring and those on the waitlist will be given first opportunity to sign up for that workshop. 

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6:00pm Community Room
Cookbook Book Club
A book club with a tasty twist! We read cookbooks and come together to share the tasty recipes that lie inside their pages. More information can be found at sites.google.com/view/tivertoncookbookclub  Currently cooking from: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5:30pm Community Room
Movie Night: The Big Sick (R)
Join us for a screening of this romantic comedy in February. Popcorn included!

Building Bridges: Reaching Across The Divide
A Community in Conversation in Four Parts
Facilitated by Rev. William Sterrett of the Amicable Congregational Church of Tiverton.  For more information about this series, click here.
Part One: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:00pm Community Room
"Can a Divided America Heal?"
A discussion of the ethical elements that influence our decision making, based on the research of Dr. Jonathan Haidt in The Righteous Mind.
Part Two: Tuesday, Feb. 27,
7:00pm Community Room

The Hate U Give: Book Talk*
A book discussion on the "Read Across Rhode Island" 2018 book by Angie Thomas, acknowledging and exploring racial tensions in our country.
*Copies available at the library

Feb. 1-April 12 Free Tax Help from AARP
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:15-3:00, Community Room Trained volunteers from the AARP will be at the library every Wednesday and Thursday from 10:15-3:00 offering free tax preparation to individuals with low to moderate income. For a list of what documentation to bring with you, click here
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, February 6th, 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, February 8th, 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.
Build a Skill Saturday
Saturday, February 10th, 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, February 10th to do the activity or anytime during February to grab information to take home with you. A new Build a Skill activity will be made available each month 
Young Adult for "Adults" Book Club
Tuesday, February 13th, 6-7:30pm in the Learning Center. Interested in a traditional book club? Want to talk about books? This is a traditional book club that meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month. It is a book group intended for "older" teens and adults. This month's book selection is Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin. Copies are available for check out at the library. Teens must be at least in high school to attend this book group. See Rebecca with any questions.
Anime & Manga Group
Friday, February 16th, 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.
Cubee Craft
Thursday, February 23rd, 2-8pm in the Teen Room
Cubee Craft action figure printouts will be available to make or take in the Teen Room from 2pm until 8pm. Come hang out and make an action figure or take a template home with you to complete at a later time. An assortment of characters will be made available. 
Action Packed Saturday Movie: Ghost in the Shell
Saturday, February 24th, Starting at High Noon in the Community Room
Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Ghost in the Shell 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.
Maker/Taker Monday Arts & Crafts Lab
Monday, February 26th, 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!  
Tiverton Public Library
Friday, February 9, 10:30am
The Hate U Give,
Angie Thomas
Young Adult for Adults
Tuesday, February 13, 6:00pm
Blood for Blood,
Ryan Graudin

Cookbook Book Club
Wednesday, February 14, 6:00pm
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook,
Ina Garten
Registration Required, 625-6796, ext. 121

Union Public Library
Thursday, February 15, 1:30pm
The Hate U Give,
Angie Thomas

Senior Center
Tuesday, February 20, 10:00am
Practical Magic,
Alice Hoffman
Silent Book Club
Thursday, February 22, 6:00pm
Adult Reading (Fireplace) Room
Bring or borrow a book and enjoy sitting and reading in companionable silence.
Basic Computer Skills One-on-One Tutoring
Do you want to learn how to surf the web, or use it more efficiently? How to add an attachment to an email? How to use Microsoft Word? How to protect your privacy online?
You can sign up for one-on-one tutoring with Sam, our Technology Librarian, to learn basic technology skills. These meetings are perfect for people who are new to computers and the internet, or those who would like to become more comfortable using information technology. We book in thirty minute slots, by appointment only.

Here are some topics we can cover with you:
  • Downloading library ebooks or audiobooks onto your computer or portable device
  • Using Libby and OverDrive
  • Searching the library catalog
  • Use the library's free resource databases
  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 Basics (please inquire about any specific programs)
  • Mac (Apple) Basics (please inquire about any specific programs)
  • iPad or iPhone Basics
  • Kindle or Nook eReaders
  • Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint)
  • Email (phone number required to create email account)
  • USB Flash Drives to save personal files
  • Google Drive
  • Facetime or Skype for video chatting
  • Spotify or Pandora for listening to music
  • Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, or LinkedIn
  • Internet safety and privacy
  • Evaluating news-sources
These sessions last for 30-minutes, so please come prepared with any accounts (emails or login information) and their corresponding passwords.
Sign up by calling us at 1-401-625-6796.

Children's Events for Month 
Hello from the Children's Room!
I am so delighted to be back in Rhode Island and joining the library team.
I have been working with children and their families for almost twenty years. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. Most recently I had the pleasure of being the Children's Librarian for South Burlington, Vermont. I love the mountains, but I must admit it is a dream come true to be back in the East Bay. I can't wait for warmer days and the opportunity to sit on the beach with a good book.
I look forward to sharing stories and programs with the families of Tiverton. Mr. Monkey, my story time sidekick, and I can't wait to meet you all.  
Until then, wishing you happy reading.
Meg Paquette
Weekly Storytimes
Preschool Storytime : 
Mondays at 10:30 AM - Beginning January 29th 
Children, ages 3-5 years, join Mr. Monkey and Miss Meg for a storytime adventure. During this program we will read stories, sing songs, play games and create a piece of story art. 
Limit: 20 - Registration Required
Toddler Storytime : 
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM - Beginning January 31st 
Children, ages 18 months - 36 months, join Mr. Monkey and Miss Meg for stories and songs during this literacy-based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity, followed by time to play with our new friends. 
Limit: 16 - Registration Required
Baby Storytime: 
Every other Friday at 10:30 AM - Beginning February 9th

Infants and babies up to 18 months join Little Library Bunny and Miss Meg for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories.
Stories and activities have been chosen for non-walking tykes.
Limit: 16 - Registration Required 
Read to 'Cash'
Tuesday, February 27 th 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Children in grades K-6 can sign up to read to 'Cash', a book loving Poodle/Portuguese Water dog.
Registration Required - please call or visit the Tiverton Public Library starting on February 5 th to reserve your time slot.

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