Tiverton Library News and Events 
May 2017   
Cookbook Book Club
Monday, May 15th (all day)
Registration for the new Cookbook Book Club opens.  
Join us for a scrumptious time at the library's newest book club-- a Cookbook Book Club! Pick up a themed cookbook from the library, bring it home and read it through, then pick a recipe to make and share.
On Book Club night, bring your dish and serving utensil for a delicious evening of recipe samples and conversation. We'll start the club off by reading about, and making, appetizers.
Starting May 15th, library patrons may sign up for the book club and pick up their first book. Themed books will be available on display along with a sign- up sheet where you may provide contact information. Pick up a "how it works" flyer and a themed book.
Contact Emily for more information or to sign up. ( egoodman@tivertonlibrary.org )
Sisters in Crime 
30th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 6th at 1:00pm

Join us at the library for a 30th Anniversary celebration for the national mystery book writer/reader's group Sisters in Crime. Local authors Leslie Wheeler, Debi Graham-Leard, and Kevin Symmons will speak on their crime-writing experience and have books for sale and signing.
We'll have crime-themed activities, cake, and a free book raffle just for coming! 
Living Literature Performs "Just Mercy"
by Bryan Stevenson,
Reading Across Rhode Island Selection for 2017 Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM

This will be Living Literature's 8th season with Reading Across Rhode Island, creating a 50 minute readers theatre presentation of Bryan Stevenson's best-selling true story about the redeeming potential of mercy. Bryan Stevenson was a gifted young attorney when he founded Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system.

Living Literature is part of the The EnRICHment Program, which supports the Reading Across Rhode Island program. Please go to  https://livingliterature.org
for more information.

The performance is free and open to the public. Please call 401-625-6796 to register.
Meditation and the Zone: How to Achieve, Stay, and Excel in the Zone
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM

What is the Zone? A special magical place where people are able to maximize and even go beyond their potential; seemingly with ease. A place where performance goes far beyond levels commonly attained by others. How to get there is the key. Join Dr. Post for this energy centering program where you will be given keys to help us get into the "Zone". Through focused accurate meditation we too can get there. Dr. Post is a chiropractic physician, author, teacher and long time meditator and will present this program which will include time for a practical meditation demonstration and Q & A.

This program is free and open to the public. Please call 401-625-6796 to register.

Tiverton Public Library

Friday, May 12, 10:30am
News of the World
by Paulette Jiles

Senior Center
Tuesday, May 16, 10am
Paul Newman: A Life
by Shawn Levy

Union Public Library
Thursday, May 18, 1:30pm
by Daisy Goodwin

Children's Events for May 
  For complete Storytime Schedule, click here  
    Wanted:  50 empty 12-pack soda cartons, folded flat.  These will be used as part of a Summer Reading Program activity for children.  These may be dropped off in the Children's Library.   Thank You!      
Movie: Sully
Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00pm
Join us at the library for a showing of Sully based on the true, untold story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who made the emergency plane landing on the Hudson River in 2009. All ages welcome, movie is rated PG-13.

Special Showing of Hidden Figures
Monday, May 15th at 5:45pm  
We're offering a free, special screening of Hidden Figures at the Library! This opportunity is brought to you in part by 21st Century Fox Social Impact. Please call or visit the library to register for this event to ensure we have enough seats. All ages welcome, movie is rated PG. 
Movie: The Edge of Seventeen
Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00pm
" The Edge of Seventeen is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club - an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world." (--Rotten Tomatoes). All are welcome, movie is rated R. 

One-on-One Computer Tutoring at the Tiverton Library

Date & Time: Fridays, 12-2 by appointment

The Tiverton Library will be offering free one-on-one basic computer tutoring with a volunteer on Friday afternoons starting May 5th. If you're looking to learn basic computer skills such as setting up an email address, using Microsoft Word, navigating the internet, or even just typing and using the mouse, call to set up an appointment! Our volunteers are also here to help you learn more about using the library's resources including the online catalog, and to show you how to learn languages, search reference materials, and access an online career center online!

The library is also looking for more skilled individuals to serve as computer tutors. If you have computer skills that you would like to share with others, contact the library to sign up for volunteering!

To sign up for tutoring or inquire about volunteering, call
Emily Goodman (401)625-6796  ext 121.

The Latest from the
Friends of Tiverton Libraries

The Friends Annual Book Sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 24th at the Tiverton Public Library.  Book collection will begin in early June.  Please stay tuned for collection details!  We ask that you not bring your book donations to the library during the month of May, but hold them just a few more weeks until collection details are announced.         

Interested in volunteering with book sale efforts this year?  Please leave your name and contact information at the library Information Desk, or email friends@tivertonlibrary.org 
The next meeting of Friends of Tiverton Libraries will take place on Wednesday evening, May 17th at 7pm in the Trustees Room.  New members always welcome.  Now is a great time to get involved in your local Friends organization. 

Union Library News
The UPLA members would like to thank everyone who attended the teas held at Union Public Library in recent months for sharing in these convivial events.  We greatly appreciate the donations of refreshments and other contributions made by those attending.  We expect to resume hosting these enjoyable, community-building events in September.  
SAVE THE DATE:  The Union Public Library Association Annual Book, Bake and Yard Sale will be August 19th and 20th.  An organizational meeting will be held at Union on May 8, 2017 at 1:30 PM. Please call 624-7830 if you are interested in helping with any aspect of this important fund raising event, or feel free to attend on the 8th.
The Union Public Library Association Annual Meeting has been postponed until September.  Information on the meeting will be provided at a later time.
Look for announcement of other events and activities at Union Public Library in upcoming months.  Thank you for supporting libraries!

Siblings Ben and Ellen of Tiverton show off their sculpture titled "Reading is Fun Anytime and Anywhere" during special RI Library Day activities at the Tiverton Public Library on April 8th.  Thanks to their mom for permission to include in this month's newsletter.

Siblings Knox, Anthony and Ava enjoy a coloring event during RI Library Day at Tiverton Public Library.  Permission given by their dad to include in Friends' newsletter.
The CORE Organization sponsored a community art project at the Tiverton Public Library.  Children visiting the library created weavings that were strung together and hung from a tree branch.  The art piece now hangs in the library to the right of the entrance to the children's room.  Great job to all the children of Tiverton who helped create this beautiful piece of art that all visitors can enjoy!


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