9:30 am to 2pm
Closed 4th of July
Closing at 3pm on Friday, July 27th for Blessing of the Fleet Race.
Come on, Give us your smile.
When you shop at Amazon, if you start at
and choose the Friends of the Narragansett library, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our Friends Group--so give us a smile!
to register for any of the programs requiring pre-registration
Explore Music This Summer!
with concerts, musicals, documentaries and more.
Sign up for ADULTS SUMMER EXPLORE and get a raffle ticket for every musical event you attend (or view), book about music or musicians you read, or musical class you attend-in person or through Artistworks.All partcipants receive coupons to RISD, Tomaquag Museum and South County Museum after earning 3 raffle tickets.
here and stop by the library to pick up your welcome bag!
Musical Tales and True Stories of Rhode Island History with Singer Songwriter Nancy Carroll
Monday, July 2 at 6:30 pm
Nancy's fine voice and original songs bring RI history to life. From an 1845 whale ship voyage to the sad love story of Hannah Robinson. Winner of the ri76 Ballad Song Contest, Carroll has shared her love of music in such diverse ways as conducting, and teaching Chamber Ensemble and Chorus.
A WOMAN OF HEART AND MIND: JONI MITCHELL
(2002, 120 min) Monday, July 23 at 6pm. One of the great talents of her or anyone else's generation gets the royal treatment with this superb two-hour (with bonus material) documentary. It's all here (via interviews, including conversations past and present with Mitchell herself, photos, generous helpings of concert footage, and more): her Saskatchewan childhood, her lovers, her painting, her reunion with the daughter she had left behind at age 19... And, of course, her music, the songs, recordings, and performances, so intensely personal yet so universally accessible.
Talk with Clay Berry, author of
YOU SHOULD LET WIN
Monday, July 30 at 6:30
The second in a series of novels which address issues of mental suffering and the restoration of hope. Tamara Baxter's story, which began in Through a Shattered Looking-glass, continues as the teenager seeks healing from the mental disorders she has suffered since early childhood by taking the initiative in her recovery and returning to the small village of Blossom's Rest in New Hampshire. There, Tamara is introduced to the strengthening mysteries of prayer and discovers new meaning through the hard work required to care for a farm and her neighbors in need. Join this interactive discussion of the series, and plight of families dealing with mental illness.
encouraged but not required.
Join Professor Nancy Shuster and improve your writing. Beginning Friday, July20th from 10:00am until 11:30 am class will meet at the Maury Loontjens Library for four consecutive Friday mornings. Share your writing in a supportive setting. Space is limited to 12 so register early to reserve your place. Save the dates 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10. Registration opens 6/26. The class is free. Please bring a notebook and a pen or pencil. Questions? Email Nshu4@aol.com
Monday, July 9 at 6:30-8pm
Want to talk to others who are tracing their family trees? Have you attended workshops but not started yet? Come to our club and get started. Gather to use library resources and exchange tips with fellow researchers
TED @THE LIBRARY
Thursday, July 12 at 3
The library is offering a way for patrons to view, share and discuss the powerful concepts involved on one Thursday of each month at 3pm,
by viewing and discussing TED talks posted on the Internet (TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks)
SCRABBLE SCRAMBLES at 1PM
oin us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, July 11 to discuss
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
||Evening Book Club meets 6:30pm on Wed, July 25 to discuss The Ghost Map
The Morning Book Club meets on Monday, July 9 and Monday, July 23 at 10:30 am for coffee and an open discussion of what everyone has been reading
Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.
MUSICALS THROUGH THE DECADES
ON THE TOWN (1949)
Tue, July 3 at 2 & 6pm
NR, 98 min.
Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett. Three sailors - Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York and the Big Apple will never be the same!
HIGH SOCIETY (1956)
Tue, July 10 at 2 & 6pm
NR, 111 minutes
Stars: Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Celeste Holm, John Lund. An heiress sees her wedding plans complicated by an ex-husband and a reporter in this musical remake of 1940's "The Philadelphia Story."
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Tue, July 17 at 2 & 6pm
G, 112 minutes
Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell. A high-school girl is chosen from legions of fans to give one last kiss to a drafted rock star before he goes into the Armed Services, and a frustrated tunesmith hopes to capitalize on the stunt.
Tue, July 24 at 2 & 6pm
PG, 128 minutes
Cast: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Marisa Berenson, Helmut Griem. A nightclub singer and an English writer embark on a doomed romance in Weimar Republic-era Berlin, as the Nazi party begins steadily rising to power and the mood becomes dark.
FABULOUS BAKER BOYS(1989)
Tue, July 31 at 2 & 6pm,
R (adult situations/language), 116 minutes
The Bakers have long been teamed as a twin-piano act, with the less talented Frank (Beau Bridges) coasting on the skills of his brilliant younger brother, Jack (Jeff Bridges). Their career dwindling, Bakers decide that they need a female vocalist to boost their popularity. They select Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) who changes them and their act.
*Subtitles are shown if available
JULY IN THE
All Mondays in July are Maker Mondays
Stop in and Create!
Monday, July 2 at 11 am.
If you like the Crocodile Hunter, then you'll love Bwana Iguana! Join us for an exciting, interactive program that entertains and educates people of all ages about the mysterious world of reptiles and amphibians.Registration is required.
Playdates at the Library: Ages Birth - 5
Friday, July 6, 13 and 20 at 10 am.
Drop in for a morning of learning and fun! Children will enjoy a variety of activities in an interactive space where they can discover, build, create, and play.
Due to our large summer population, each event must be registered separately. However, families are welcome to sign up for as many as they like!
Family Story Time with Miss April
Saturday July 7 & July 21
Come read, sing, and play with us! Families will enjoy books, songs, a craft, and fun! Even our parachute may make an appearance. Registration is required
Drum Class w/ Rick Morin
Friday July 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Join musical performer Rick Morin of Rhythm Room Live in an interactive percussion performance!
Registration is required .
arry Potter Birthday Celebration w/ Mrs. Adams
July 25 at 6:30
Tweens and teens: join Mrs. Adams to celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday. There will be cartooning, games, prizes, and mischief.
Registration is required.
Storytelling with Joe Theroux
Thursday, July 26 at 6 pm.
Rhode Island storyteller Joe Theroux returns to present a collection of stories about humanity's universal language: music! Joe is known for his character-driven performances of tales from folklore, his personal experiences, and the murky depths of his imagination. Fun for the whole family! Registration is required.
TEENS & TWEENS ONLY:
Paint Night: Mermaid Masterpieces
Thur, July 12 at 6:30
Teens and tweens, (ages 10 - 18), come paint a mermaid masterpiece! All supplies will be provided.Registration is required.
HENNA BY HEATHER
Come to the library and have a henna design created by a professional henna artist! Henna is a natural form of body art that is used throughout the world in cultural celebrations! Each attendee will have a custom henna design. Designs last 1-3 weeks, and are done with all natural plant dye. For more information, please visit HennaByHeather.com. Registration is required. .
Wed, July 18th at 6:30pm
Wednesday Ezone Drop-in
Come in for some one- on-one help with downloading an e-book or audiobook to your laptop, e-reader, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows 7 phone or mp3 player. Be sure to bring your devices and cords, library card number and your Apple, Barnes and Noble and Amazon account passwords.