Tiverton Library News and Events 
November 2017    
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Director's Notes 
Tiverton Public Library will be open on Veteran's Day, Saturday, November 11th, from 10am to 4pm.  The library will be CLOSED on Monday, November 13th, in observance of Veteran's Day.

The library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, November 22nd at 3pm until Saturday, November 25th at 10am.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Special Community Event
Nov. 14-18, Community Room
With renovations occurring at Amicable Church, a different location was needed for the Annual Thanksgiving Food Pantry in Tiverton.  Solution? Library space will be transformed into a "giving store" for area families in need. Sponsored and organized by Amicable Church, the Thanksgiving pantry represents a pooling of resources from area churches, businesses, farms, library patrons and individual donors, along with East Bay Community Action and dozens of volunteers, all working together to provide food for approximately 135 families, each to receive all items needed for a Thanksgiving meal with the trimmings, including a frozen turkey and locally grown produce. All distributions will occur on the culmination of the event on Saturday, November 18.

The Library will be holding Food for Fines leading up to this wonderful event to assist the organization's mission of serving our community! We will take non-expired, non-perishable food to subsidize what the group will be distributing to families. In exchange, we'll forgive library fines! Food for Fines will run from Nov. 1-18. 

If you or someone you know is in need of some holiday assistance, please contact the library at (401)625-6796 or Bob Paige at 774-526-1496 to sign up.
Renewable Farm Energy Presentation
Thursday, Nov. 2, 12:00 noon
Community Room
Workshop for anyone looking for funding opportunities and incentives available for Energy Efficiency Improvements and/or Renewable Energy Incentives.  To register, email info@rifarmenergy.org or call 500-0399.  Presented by RI Farm Energy Program.

Daily Meditation for the Body, Mind & Soul
Presentation by Dr. Alan R. Post,
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:30pm
Community Room
Considered the number one health booster, meditation is accessible to everyone, benefits all aspects of our lives, and is free.  All are welcome.

Immunization Awareness for ages 50+
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6-7pm
Community Room
Ruth Murray, Wellness Ambassador from Rite Aid, will present an informative and educational program.  What immunizations do you need if you are 50 or older?  Learn about Shingles, Pneumonia, Whooping Cough and Hepatitis vaccines, and what is recommended by the CDC.  Learn about discounts available for those 65 and older.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries. All welcome.

Movie Night
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5:30pm
Community Room
Wonder Woman (2017) Rated PG-13  
Action-packed movie about the origins of Wonder Woman as she discovers her true destiny!  

Build a Skill Saturday
Saturday, November 4th,
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, November 4th 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.
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, November 7th 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.
Filling our the FAFSA with AAA
Thursday. November 9th 6-7pm
Community Room
In this presentation we will discuss how FAFSA works line by line, the types of aid available, who should apply and how to apply. This will be a great presentation for college bound families of high school seniors and juniors...it is also helpful for students already attending college who need to better understand the types of aid available to them. Program is open to patrons of all ages. Third in a three-part series about College Preparedness.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
All of November!
Join us in the Teen Room all month for writing prompts and writing activities meant to jump start your inspiration and your stories!  Go to  https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/ for information about the Young Writers NaNoWriMo program. National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It's a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to draft an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! The Young Writers Program supports K-12 students and educators, as well as independent young writers, as they take part in the challenge. See Rebecca to talk about NaNoWriMo, writing activities, or how you can jump start a writing idea that you have been mulling over!
Teen Movie: The Space Between Us
Friday, November 10th, Starting at 2:45pm
Join us for a showing of The Space Between Us 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.
Bring Your Own Book Club
Thursday, November 16th, 6-7pm
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, November 17th, 3:30-4:30pm
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 
(Community Service Activity! Make Paracord Bracelets for individuals who serve!)
Monday, November 20th, 2-8pm
Teen Room
Join us after school for an Arts & Crafts Lab in the Teen Room. This month, our activity will be a community service activity that will earn you community service hours! We are going to be making paracord bracelets for servicemen and then donating the completed bracelets through Operation Gratitude. Supplies and instructions will be set out for how to make the bracelets. Come and make and make a difference! Instructions will also be available to take so that you could continue with this activity outside of the library! 
Something Missing??
Tell Us What It Is So We Can Make It Happen!!!
Anytime, Anyway, All Year Round Is there a type of program or event that you would like to see happen for teens at the library? Are you interested in things like Library Laser Tag? Inside the Library mini-golf? Table top gaming? Video game tournaments? Concerts for teens? TELL US WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN HERE! You can submit your ideas in our suggestion box in the Teen Room, by emailing teens@tivertonlibrary.org, or ask to speak to Rebecca when you're at the library!
Young Adult Literature for Adults Book Club
Tuesday, November 14th, 6-730pm
All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven
Copies available for check out at the Tiverton Public Library. New members welcome! If you're interested in the group but haven't read the book, join us anyway! Please contact Rebecca at  rebeccao@tivertonlibrary.org
or call 401-625-6796 x4 with questions.

Tiverton Public Library
Friday, Nov. 10th, 10:30am
The Almost Sisters
by Joshilyn Jackson
Union Public Library
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1:30pm
Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
by J. D. Vance  
Cookbook Book Club
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6:00pm
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: a Year of Holidays
by Ree Drummond
You must register for this book club.
Please call the library at 625-6796.
Senior Center Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10:00am
by J. Randy Taraborrelli  
Silent Book Club
Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:00
Adult Reading (Fireplace) Room
Read in companionable silence.
  Bring a book or select something new. 
Children's Events for November

Check out the new display in the lobby of the main library!
Presented by local fiber artist Maureen Leite, a former textile designer in NYC, all work on display was hand loomed by the artist, each item in a different color, fiber and/or design with an
emphasis on table linens.

The Latest from the
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Holiday Drive begins November 8th
To benefit East Bay Community Action and the WIC Home Visiting Program which supports Tiverton families in need
Help fill the box in the library lobby with NEW and UNWRAPPED 
easy puzzles, board games (like Sorry, Connect 4, Candy Land, Trouble, Chutes & Ladders), card games (like UNO, Fish), disposable diapers, board books, children's clothes size newborn to 6X (onesies, pj's, hats, mittens and socks).
Last day to drop off items will be Friday, December 8th.  Thank you for your support!
Here are some great ways to help the Friends of Tiverton Libraries! 
By doing your holiday shopping using the Amazon Smile program and selecting Friends of Tiverton Libraries as your charity of choice, 0.05% of the purchase price of eligible purchases will be paid to the Friends by Amazon Smile Foundation.  To get started, visit smile.amazon.com and select Friends of Tiverton Libraries.
Also, through the generosity of  Lees Market and Clements' Marketplace, 1% of your purchases is donated to Friends of Tiverton Libraries.  Just drop off your grocery receipts from Lees and Clements at the library Information Desk.  We thank Lees and Clements for their ongoing support of library programs and museum and activity passes.  
Don't forget that the Friends meet on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00PM in the Trustees Room.  Get involved and make a difference at your library! 
Union Library News

Cocoon Journal is a national organization that provides journals to high school students in an effort to promote writing -- as a practice, as a discipline, and as a means to self-awareness. Tiverton Teen Librarian Rebecca Ott organized a drive to collect journals for Cocoon; the library's efforts were so successful that they ended up shipping 88 blank books -- the most ever received by Cocoon at one time! Click here for more information.

Check out the NEW Tiverton Public Library Website!

We redesigned the website with an emphasize on improving the aesthetics, increasing the visibility of our programs and generally making it easier for you to find the information you're looking for. The new design also allows for quick links to important resources, clear navigation, and a responsive layout for all platforms. Explore the site to learn more about everything the Tiverton Library has to offer!

Some Highlights include:

Latest News - Check out the latest events we are offering by easily glancing at the many varied programs from the homepage. You no longer have to wait for the slideshow to scroll through to what you're interested in.

Quick Links- To Ezone, the Catalog, Museum Passes, Meeting Room Reservations, the Friends Newsletter and Frequently Asked Questions. Also hours and contact information is much more accessible.

Spotlights- We are happy to share all the interesting things going on in this building. Check back often to see ongoing services and highlights of all Tiverton Library has to offer its community.

Responsive on all devices- Check it out from your phone, tablet or computer.
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