August @ Your Library
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“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand.” ― Sara Baume
Holiday Schedule
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The Library will be closed on Monday, August 8th, in observance of Victory Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, August 9th.
 
Don’t forget, you can access materials on the Ocean State Libraries eZone anytime!
Museum Passes Available
There’s still time for a little fun before school starts up again! The Friends of Tiverton Libraries have renewed passes for three area attractions:
Newport Art Museum logo
The Newport Art Museum pass offers FREE admission for 2 adults and any accompanying youth (aged 3-17).

Their latest exhibit, Georgia O'Keeffe: Things I Had No Words For, from July 16th-October 16th, features some of O'Keeffe's abstract oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors.
Fall River Children's Museum logo
The Fall River Children's Museum pass saves patrons half off the regular $8 admission.
RI Historical Society logo
The Rhode Island Historical Society pass offers FREE admission to the John Brown House, the Museum of Work & Culture, and the Summer Concert Series. The pass also provides discounts on walking tours.
Click the button below to reserve this and any of our other passes.

We recommend you confirm the museum’s hours by contacting the place you want to visit, as special events might impact availability.
Adults
Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path - The Adult Summer Library Experience
June 27-August 20, 2022
Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path - The Adult Summer Library Experience
June 27-August 20, 2022

Read, watch, participate, and explore with the Tiverton Public Library this summer and enter to win great prizes!
  
Anyone 18 and older is eligible to participate in the adult summer library experience. Complete as many activity tracking sheets as you like for chances to win one of four prize packs! 

Printed tracking sheets are available at the Tiverton Libraries, OR you can download and print your own tracking sheet by clicking below.
Weekly Watercolors
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Tuesday afternoons, 12:30-2:30pm, Community Room

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, our Weekly Watercolor program provides space for you to work on your own paintings, socialize with fellow watercolor enthusiasts, and receive tips and advice from local artist Madeleine Diogenes. Must bring your own equipment and supplies.

This program is currently at capacity. Please click below if you would like to be added to the waitlist. The library will contact you as soon as a spot becomes available.
Makers Meet-Up
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Knitters, quilters, and crafters: come craft with us in the Community Room on the first Wednesday of every month! Socialize with fellow crafters, get project ideas, ask questions, and share tips and advice. Must bring your own equipment and supplies.
CreaTIV Craft: Craft Off the Beaten Path
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Friday, August 19th, 2:30-4:30pm, Community Room

Join us every month for some fun and creativity! This month, we'll have an assortment of craft supplies. Come and see what you can make with them! Have leftover craft supplies? You are welcome to bring them to share!

Space is limited. Please register to reserve your spot.
Movie Night: Death on the Nile
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Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00-8:10pm, Community Room

Join us for a free movie, popcorn, and drinks on the fourth Wednesday of the month. This month, we will watch Death on the Nile (2022; PG-13; 2h 7m).

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie.
Learn About Herbs with URI Master Gardener Johanna Becker
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Wednesday, August 31st, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

Herbs aren’t just for cooking. Join URI Master Gardener Johanna Becker to learn how you can include them in your flower garden to add interest and attract pollinators.

Registration is not required, but you are welcome to sign up below to receive email reminders of this event.
Technology
Tech Help
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Want to learn how to block those annoying spam text messages? Looking for an alternative to paying for Microsoft Word? Then be sure to make an appointment for tech help. Simply call Kristin for an appointment at 401-625-6796 ext. 8 or book a slot by clicking the button below. 

Can’t make it during the week? Drop-in on Saturday, August 6th, for quick troubleshooting. Drop-in is first-come, first-served.
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Tech Survey
What kind of tech classes would you like the library to offer? We’d love to hear from you.  

Click below to take a quick survey. 
Book Groups
New members are always welcome to any of our book groups. There’s something for everyone! 

Stop by the Information Desk at the library for a copy of the book to be discussed.

‘Klara and the sun' by Kazuo Ishiguro
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, August 12th, 10:30am
OR
Wednesday, August 17th, 6:00pm
Community Room
‘The Cat Who Could Read Backwards’ by Lillian Jackson Braun
Bajah’s Book Club
Monday, August 15th, 2:00pm
Bajah’s Cat Café, 137 Main Road

Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Public Library and Bajah's Cat Café.
"The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Tuesday, August 16th, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center
207 Canonicus Street

Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Senior Center and the Tiverton Public Library.
'A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II’ by Sonia Purnell
Union Public Library Book Group
Thursday, August 18th, 1:00pm
Tiverton Public Library Community Room
Teens
Illustration of teens reading, taking photos, playing music, performing, and exploring in a park, with the slogan "Read Beyond the Beaten Path"
Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
June 27-August 20, 2022

Join the adventure this summer at the Tiverton Public Library! Earn badges by attending events, completing crafts, reading, writing, and more. Every badge earned grants entry to a raffle for a prize!
 
The Teen Summer Reading Program is for those entering 6th grade through 12th grade.
Craft Night: Pokemon Terrarium
Craft Night: Pokemon Terrarium
Monday, August 1st, 6:00-7:30pm, Learning Center

Create a beautiful faux hanging terrarium for a Pokemon pal to live in!

All supplies are provided and registration is required.
Take and Make Craft
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Wednesday, August 3rd, 4:00-7:00pm, Teen Room

Pick up a ready-to-go craft in the Teen Room!

Take the craft home to make or complete it in the library and earn a summer badge!
Tiverton Teen Tabletop: D&D Oneshot
Tiverton Teen Tabletop, Wednesday, 8/10, 5p-7p, Teen Room, For Grades 6-12
Wednesday, August 10th, 5:00-7:00pm, Teen Room
For Grades 6-12
 
Calling all adventurers: Hail and well met! Bring your pre-made Dungeons and Dragons characters and dice and get ready for an exciting adventure!

We'll be playing a oneshot Dungeons and Dragons campaign, but never fear! Beginners are welcome, even if you have no experience with tabletop role-playing games.

Participation and materials are limited, so make sure to register by clicking the button below!
Game Night
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Monday, August 15th, 5:00-7:00pm, Teen Room

Join us for a night of board games and PlayStation games!
Kids
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path at the Tiverton Public Library
Join us for a summer adventure. Sign up for the children’s program and enter our annual Read & Win Raffle.
I Spy
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Weekly thru August 20th, Children’s Library
Recommended for ages 3+

Spy Marshmallow the Mouse camping in the Children's Room and receive a prize! One prize per child per week.
Clay Creations
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Monday, August 1st, 2:00-3:00pm, Children’s Activity Room
Recommended for grades 3+
Reservation required
 
Each participant will make and take home their very own clay charm.

A reservation is required for this program. Click the button below to sign up.
Make & Take Crafts
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Wednesdays, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, Children’s Library 
Drop by 10:30am–2:00pm
Recommended for ages 5+

Drop by the Children’s Library anytime between 10:30am and 2:00pm for a craft. There will be a new project each week. You can choose to craft in the activity room or take a project out to the picnic tables. Craft materials will be available on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.
Bookworms Book Club
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Thursdays, August 4th, 11th, and 18th, Children’s Library
Drop by 10:30am–12:00pm. 
Recommended for ages 3+
 
Stroll around the library and read a story. Afterward, explore our new garden, learn about pollinator friends, play games, and make nature crafts on the library lawn. This program is weather-dependent. Please check the library's Facebook page for updates and cancellations.
Stories on the Screen
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Fridays, August 6th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2:00pm, Children’s Activity Room
 
Take a break from the heat at the library. Enjoy some coloring and an animated cartoon in the Children's Activity Room.
Snack Shack
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Saturday, August 13th, Community Room
Drop by 11:00am-1:00pm
Recommended for all ages
 
Tell us about something you have read and get a FREE snow cone. One per person while supplies last.
Pollinator Pals
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Saturday, August 13th, Library Lawn
Drop by 11:00am-1:00pm
Recommended for ages 3+
 
Spy the changes in our library garden, learn fun facts about one of our pollinator pals, and enjoy a garden activity in the Children's Courtyard.

This program is weather-dependent. Please check the library's Facebook page for updates and cancellations.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
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The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will not be meeting in August. Enjoy the summer!

The next meeting of the Friends will be Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30pm in the Learning Center. All are welcome.
Union Library
Nature Explorers at the Union Library
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Tuesdays, Now thru August 16th, Union Library’s Outdoor Craft Center
Drop in 11:00am-3:00pm
Recommended for ages 3-8

Drop by the Union Library at Tiverton Four Corners on Tuesdays to learn some fun nature facts and create in the outdoor craft center.

The outdoor craft center will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and is weather-dependent. Please call 625-6799 with any questions.
THANK YOU!
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The Union Public Library Association (UPLA) Book, Bake, and Yard Sale was a success!

The UPLA would like to thank all of our volunteers and customers for a great comeback sale. It was great to see so many happy people.

Till next year!
Tiverton Public Library | 401-625-6796 | staff@tivertonlibrary.org