APRIL 2019  
In This Issue

9:30 am-5pm
Sunday open
12-4pm--Last Sunday on 4/28

Closed for Easter on 4/21

Come on, Give us your smile.

When you shop at Amazon, if you start at
Amazon Smile 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!
Contact info:
phone: 401-789-9507
email: narlib@narlib.org

Click here to register for any of the programs requiring pre-registration

Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 pm.
Jan Armor says, "As a 75-year-old fine art photographer of more years than I sometimes care to think about, I have begun a new work called "The Aging Project," a picture book of portraits and documentary images surrounding some aspects of growing old. At this event, Mr. Armor will share images and insights which he has gained while working on this project. This event is offered in conjunction with A Community Together, a non-profit support network serving older neighbors in South Kingstown and Narragansett . Please click to  register  or call 789-9507.

Climate Sense 
Monday, April 1 at 6:30 pm

What if you could imagine a future of lots of - millions of people taking small and greater steps to minimize the carbon they emit? What if you could imagine a better life through taking these actions? What if millions of us did this and stopped the unhealthy trajectory we are on? Meet Patricia Hinkley, author of CLIMATE SENSE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FINDING SOLUTIONS AND KEEPING YOUR COOL. "CLIMATE SENSE takes a hard look at where we are now in terms of the climate changing. Then it walks readers through actions everyday people can take." Books will be available for purchase and signing.

decorated egg
Pysanky Egg Decorating Workshop
Saturday April 20
10 am.
Learn the about the ancient art of egg decorating with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method with the talented Lisa Schipritt. Sign-up by Thursday, April 18 required. There is a 5 dollar materials suggested donation. For ages 12+ only. Pre-registration required, Registration opens on March 23rd. Please bring a container to transport your treasure safely home
Interested in Saving Money on Your Cable Bill? 
money_piggybank_money.jpg Contact: Sam Judd 401-789-9507 x3 samjudd@narlib.org
Wed, April 24th at 5:30 pm

Are you paying too much for cable?

Come learn about how you can cut the cord and still get video entertainment online. This program will go over the basics of what you need and what services you can get to stream video over the internet. Please register.

This program will also run on April 25 at 1 PM

Climate Change: A Fresh Approach to Moving Forward

Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm

This interactive workshop allows each participant to reflect on their own understanding of climate change, its impacts on our environment, and how to become engaged in crafting solutions. Instead of using a "wait & see approach" to the problem, the audience is encouraged to gain a better grasp of the science and to see how communities in Rhode Island are being affected. This then lays the framework for transitioning to action both on a local and national level.

Sharon Gold has been a resident of Wakefield for 30+ years. She Holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from the City University of New York. Sharon works with residents and legislators at the local, state and national level to address climate change issues. The workshops she delivers are designed to raise awareness about the impact these environmental changes are having on Rhode Island residents. As a retired University Educator and Career Coach/Corporate Trainer, she devotes her time to volunteering for Citizen's Climate lobby to build political will to address this issue on a national level. In addition to her work with CCL, Sharon introduced an Anti-Vehicle Idling Resolution in South Kingstown that was passed in June 2018, and in the State Senate.

Celebrate Children's Book Week and Support the Library with
Padma Venkatraman
May 1st at 6:30 pm
Award winning local author, Padma Venkatraman, has worked as chief scientist on oceanographic ships, spent time under the sea, directed a school, and lived in 5 countries. Her novels, A TIME TO DANCE, ISLAND'S END and CLIMBING THE STAIRS, were released to starred reviews and received numerous honors . Copies of her latest book, A Bridge Home, will be available for purchase and signing. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY. Please register here  or call 789-9507 to join us for this free event.
Monthly Meetings:
Friends of the Narragansett Public Library

 The Friends' Annual Meeting and Potluck is April 15th at noon.  All Friends welcome, please bring a dish to share.

The Friends are still collecting Jewelry for their spring Jewelry sale.  The Annual Book Sale has been moved to the fall.

  To receive updates about upcoming events please check in with their Facebook page--Friends of the Narragansett Library. 
 Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All welcome.
Genealogy Club
 April 8th at 6:30 pm
Gather with others interested in genealogy to trade tips, sources and successes!
Click here to register for the Genealogy Club and recieve updates about meetings.
Monday, April 15 at 6:30 pm
Make handcrafted cards and be ready for the next special occasion.  Please pre-register, space is limited.
 on Fridays and Sundays 
 J oin us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.




 Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, April 10 to discuss Dark Money by Jane Mayer

Evening Book Club meets at 6:30pm on Wed, April 24  to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon. 
MONDAY MORNING BOOKTALK: Want to talk about books? Want to hear what everyone else has been reading? Like coffee? The last one is optional. Join us for Monday Morning Book Talks at 10:30 am on April 8 and 22.
 Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.


Tuesday, April 2 at 2 & 6pm
R, 2018, 129 minutes
CAST:Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell.
"Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (OscarĀ® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. 

Tuesday, April 9 at 2 & 6 pm
R, 2018, 104 minutes
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Christopher Lloyd, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kristen Schaal, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Fonda
Synopsis: Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.

Tuesday, April 16 at 2 & 6 pm
PG, 2018, 130 minutes
Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davie. Synopsis: Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family.

Tuesday, April 23 at 2 & 6pm.
R, 2018,132 minutes
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Alison Pill
Synopsis: Dick Cheney gains political power with the Bush administration which he uses to his advantage.

Tuesday, April 30 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 120 minutes
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston
Synopsis: Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional.


STEAM Saturdays:
Steam Saturday: Saturday, 4/6 
1 1:00am-12:00pm 
Come get your science on! All welcome.

All day Maker Monday: Bunny Craft
Monday 4/15, Drop in to make and take bunny magnet to celebrate spring!

Lego Club:
4/11, 4/25  from 3:30-4:30 pm
Lego Club returns! Our big bins of Legos will come out after school two times a month during the winter months. What will you create?  

bucket of popsicles Popsicle Book Group: Grades 1-2
Monday, 4/29 6:00pm
Books, games, crafts, snacks, and friends! Children in grades 1- 3 are invited to read a book before we meet (it's okay if you don't finish). Once we are together, we will play games, make a craft, and eat a snack all related to the book!
Registration is required.

 Adventure Research Explorers: 
Grades 3-4,  4/1  6:15 PM
Cool themes, games, crafts, snacks, and friends! Children in grades 3-5 are invited to explore a topic before we meet. This might be by searching the internet or looking at some books. Once we are together, we will play games, make a craft, and eat a snack all related to the topic!
Registration is required.

story time 

Toddler Storytime
(2's and 3's)
10:00 am on Wednesdays: 4/3, 4/10
A storytime session for children ages 2 & 3 with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow.  Registration is required. When you sign up for one event, you are registered for all!

Preschool Storytime
(Age s 3-5)
10:00 am on Thursdays : 4/4, 4/11
A storytime session for children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow. Registration is required.When you sign up for one event, you are registered for all three! 

Baby and Me
(0-24 months)
10:00 am on Fridays: 
4/5, 4/12
Babies ages birth to 23 months are invited to bring their favorite adult to this fun and interactive program. We will share simple books, lap bounces, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow.  Drop-in event.


Harry Potter Cartooning + More w/ Mrs. Adams Wednesday 4/17, 11:00am
Join Mrs. Adams for prizes, trivia, drawing, treats, show and tell, and more. Please call the children's department to let us know if you have any allergies. Registration is required.

K9 Demonstration w/ Officers Manny and K9 Astor 
Thursday 4/18  at 1:00 pm 
This spring break, come meet Officer Manny and K9 Astor on the lawn (weather permitting) for a demonstration on how they work together to keep our community safe!
No registration required, just drop in!
Please consider bringing a pet food donation to this event, which we will be donating to animal control and a local shelter.

Tween Book Club Book Busters
Tuesday, 4/30 at 6:00 pm
 This month's book: The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
New! Kids in grades 4 and up are invited to read a book before we meet. Once you've read it, we'll play games, craft, and eat snacks, all related to the book!

Registration is required, pick up your book at the children's desk.

Meet Elephant and Piggie: At the Egg Hunt! 
Friday, April 19th 
End your spring break by participating in our annual egg hunt, hosted by Mo Willems' own Elephant and Piggie! 10:00- Hello Elephant and Piggie!
10:00 - 10:15 - Ages 0-5, 10:20-10:35 - Ages 5+

Meet and greet with the characters, make some animal masks, and hunt for eggs! Refreshments will be served. Registration is required (so we have enough eggs!) New! The event will be outside, see you on the lawn! RAIN DATE: April 20, 2019, with egg hunt at 10:30 (same rain date as the Lion's Club, who would begin at 10:00. So many eggs!)

Wednesday Ezone Drop-in 
1pm- 3pm 

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.