Tiverton Library News and Events 
January 2018    
Director's Notes
The new Children's Librarian, Meghan Paquette, will start on Thursday January 4th. Meghan is a native Rhode Islander who joins us after seven years as the Children's Librarian in South Burlington, Vermont. 
Story-time programs will begin the week of January 29, 2018
The Tiverton Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 1st, New Year's Day, reopening on Tuesday, January 2nd at 1:00pm.  The library is also CLOSED on Monday, January 15th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reopening Tuesday, January 16th at 1:00pm.
Eastern RI Conservation District Workshop on Environmental Quality Incentive Program  
  Tuesday, January 23rd, 5:30pm   Community Room
Join us for an open house to learn about programs for farm and forest land owners and operators from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rhode Island's Conservation Districts! You'll learn about federal funding opportunities, how conservation can benefit your land or business, and where you can go for help with applying for federal programs. You'll also learn about the Conservation Client Gateway, a new way to interact with USDA NRCS online.  
  Events will consist of a brief PowerPoint presentation (5:30pm) followed by an opportunity to speak with representatives about needs specific to your land (starting at 6:00pm). 
  Register at easternconservation.org or by calling 401-934-0842 to be informed of weather related cancellations.

Movie Night
Wednesday, January 24th, 5:30pm, Community Room
"The Zookeeper's Wife"
Popcorn will be served; outside snacks welcome.
Cheese Making Demonstration
Wednesday, January 31, 6:30pm  Community Room
Ever wondered what it takes to turn milk into cheese? Join Malinda and Phillip from Professor Chef for a demonstration on how to turn a gallon of milk into Mozzerella, Ricotta, and more! Everything you see you will be encouraged to try at home, but don't leave before you get a taste! This event is open to all ages.
Register for the event by phone (401-625-6796) or email ( egoodman@tivertonlibrary.org) to ensure accurate seat count and enough materials for everyone to get a sample.

Reading Patrick O'Brian in January

Continuing the Patrick O'Brian Wednesday afternoon reading groups at the Tiverton Library, on January 10, 2018 at 1pm,  we will look into DESOLATION ISLAND, the fifth book in the 20-book series of historic novels that began with MASTER AND COMMANDER.

Whether you are on O'Brian enthusiast or have read one or two in the past, you are invited to participate in our review. Each book stands alone.

It is rich literature, some of the best in historic novels.  The setting is the British Navy in the time of Napoleon.  The stories take us all over the world of the early 1800's, including actual battles, political intrigue and romances. Music, food, the natural sciences and humor are also woven into the narrative.

DESOLATION ISLAND focuses on a passage through the "Roaring Forties", the wildness and desolation of the 'Southern Ocean', where winds blow from the west, unimpeded, for thousands of miles,  south of the large continents.  The sailing scenes are magnificent and will make your blood run cold!  There is but one battle in all of this, but it is epic in this genre of literature.

These groups are participatory, so staying on the same page is important.  The version we use is an early American edition by Norton, 325 pages, paperback or hardcover. The covers are distinctive with beautiful Geoff Hunt artwork from edge to edge.  These are usually available at your local library or in many second-hand book shops or from your favorite on-line bookseller.

As the room we use can accommodate a dozen or so, be sure to register early, with your name and email address.  You will receive an acknowledgement and information on companion materials, reviews and other pertinent books.  Your questions at any time are welcome. We hope you can join us!  Harris Gruber is the facilitator Please contact him at  varnishman@gmail.com to register.  This series continues on January 17, 24, and 31.
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, January 2nd, 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.
Young Adult for "Adults" Book Club
Tuesday, January 9th, 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 Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. 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.
Bring Your Own Book Club
Thursday, January 11th, 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, January 13th, 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, January 13th to do the activity or anytime during September to grab a copy of to take home with you. A new Build a Skill activity will be made available each month. 
*NEW* Action Packed Saturday Movie: Jurassic Park
Saturday, January 13th, Starting at High Noon in the Community Room
Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Jurassic Park 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.
Anime & Manga Group
Friday, January 26th, 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.
Maker/Taker Monday Arts & Crafts Lab
Monday, January 22nd, 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! 
Cubee Craft
Thursday, January 25th, 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.
Cupcake Wars: Maze Runner Edition
Tuesday, January 30th,  6-7pm in the Community Room
Join us to make Crank Cupcakes to help celebrate the release of the final Maze Runner Movie, The Death Cure! Decorate a cupcake. Compete against other teens. Winner will take home a prize! (Depending on number of participants, there may be multiple prizes!) All participants will walk away winners because they will be taking home their cupcake creation to enjoy! Teens must sign up for this event at our Information Desk. Attendance is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12. 

Young Adult for Adults Book Club
Tuesday, January 9, 6-7:30pm,
Learning Center
Meg Wolitzer
Teens must be at least in high school
to attend this book club - see Rebecca with

Cookbook Book Club
Wednesday, January 10th, 6pm
Essential Pepin,
Jacques Pepin, and
Around My French Table,
Dorie Greenspan
Registration required for this book group.  For information, contact egoodman@tivertonlibrary.org

Tiverton Public Library
Friday, January 12, 10:30am
Marjane Satrapi

Tiverton Senior Center
Tuesday, January 16, 10:00am
Since We Fell,
Dennis Lehane

Union Public Library
Thursday, January 18th, 1:30pm
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: a novel,
Kathleen Rooney

Silent Book Club
Thursday, January 25, 6pm
Adult (Fireplace) Reading Room
Bring a book, or borrow something from the library.  Enjoy reading in companionable silence with other like-minded readers.
egoodman@tivertonlibrary.org for information

Stop by the Information Desk to pick up a copy of the book if you are interested in joining any book group.  Only the Cookbook Club requires pre-registration.  New members always welcome.
Children's Events for January
  Tiverton Library Foundation - Update
Barbara Donnelly and Leslie Hudson
  Many thanks to retiring Foundation Board members Barbara (whose storied tenure as a Trustee is described at tivertonlibrary.org/barbara-donnelly-leaving-after-40-years-on-the-library-board-of-trustees/) and Leslie (who represented Partners Insurance and BayCoast Bank, a major donor for the new Library) for their years of unfailing service. We wish them happiness in the next stages of their lives!
  The Champlin Foundation has awarded a grant of $16,000 for the Library Mural Project. The large mural in the lobby and six related ones in the Children's Room will depict the essence of Tiverton. The community, from tots to seniors, created personalized tiles at over 100 workshops that will be incorporated into the murals. About $16,000 is needed to complete the project. Can you be a part of this by making a gift of any size to the Library Foundation?
 Foundation Volunteers Invited. If you are interested in serving on the Foundation Board for one year or longer to support the Library, please see the simple application
Tiverton Library Foundation application for Board 2018.  
The Latest from the Friends
Congratulations and Many Thanks  to Our Devoted Children's Librarian
For 30 years of service putting books into the hands and stories into the hearts of children of the greater Tiverton community, our sincere gratitude. You made us soar! 
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Our Library as Community Center - Spreading Holiday Comfort & Joy
The community room at the Tiverton Public Library was transformed into a "Giving Market" for families in need through Amicable Church's Thanksgiving Basket Project. Library patrons, through Food for Fines, and dozens of other organizations contributed to the project which provided 700 meals including 117 frozen turkeys!
A big thank you for helping fill -- and refill 10 times over -- the Friends holiday gift box in the library lobby from Nov 8 to Dec 8. Eleven large sacks of spanking new gifts for children and infants were delivered in December to East Bay Community Action in support of WIC and other programs.

Save the Date - Vaudeville Comes to Friends Annual Meeting
February 21 @ 6:30 pm.
Immediately after the meeting is called to order, enjoy a presentation of the hilarious vaudeville sketch "Niagra Falls" which was famously performed by Abbott and Costello and The Three Stooges. Presented by Your Theatre, New Bedford, and starring Dennis J. Smith, Tony Oliva and Stephanie Paquette, and directed by Ed Maguire. Paid for by the Friends, Your Theatre is raising funds to move to New Bedford's historical First Baptist Church. Did you know that church launched the first meeting using Roberts Rules of Order? It also became the site of lectures by famous historical figures, including former slave and author/activist Frederick Douglass.
The annual meeting is a recap of Friends activities, fundraising and support to the library and an opportunity to award individuals and organizations who have gone the extra mile to help the library better serve our community. The meeting is always open to the public and refreshments are served.
January Friends Board Meeting
The January monthly meeting of the Friends board will be held offsite at the home of a Friends member. Call the library for details, tel 625-6796.
Grocery Receipts Donation to be DOUBLED in January!
Clements Marketplace and Lees Market want to kick off the New Year with a bang by having your January 2018 receipts count twice!  All purchases made at Clements Marketplace and Lees Market in the month of January 2018 will be doubled!  Please turn in your receipts at the Information Desk.  Thanks for helping the Friends! 
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