August @ Your Library
Ferris wheel
"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn." ― Natalie Babbitt
Library Hours
Library staff are so happy to see our patrons again! Please note our building and service hours.
Building Hours
For in-library pick-up and limited browsing

  • Monday 11-2
  • Tuesday 11-6
  • Wednesday 11-6
  • Thursday 11-2
  • Friday 11-2
  • Saturday 11-2
Service Hours
F or outdoor pick-up and phone services

  • Monday 10-8
  • Tuesday 10-8
  • Wednesday 10-8
  • Thursday 10-8
  • Friday 10-5
  • Saturday 10-4
Union Library is open by appointment only. Call 401-625-6799 for details.

Details about our hours, services, and guidelines can be found by clicking the button below.
Holiday Schedule
American Flag
Tiverton Public Library services will be unavailable on Monday, August 10th, in observance of Victory Day.

Library services will resume on Tuesday, August 11th.
Virtual Exhibit
Click the image below to check out our virtual exhibit of work by local artist Walter Pfeiffer!
This virtual exhibit will be displayed on our website for the month of August.
Would you, or someone you know, like to showcase your art in our virtual display case? Contact Deb at or 401-625-6796 to learn more.
Virtual Harry Potter Celebration
Harry Potter Celebration
July 31st is Harry Potter’s Birthday! While we can’t celebrate in person this year, we are hosting a special Harry Potter-themed Puzzle Room for all ages on our website from July 31st through August 7th.

Break open a bag of chocolate frogs, pour yourself a butterbeer, and visit our website between July 31st and August 7th for an adventure through Diagon Alley.

Bet your back-to-school shopping was never this fun!
Visit Us at the Tiverton Farmers Market!
We’ll be at the Tiverton Farmers Market every Tuesday in August. Stop by and say hello! We’ll have free books, kids’ activities, and other goodies to share!

The Market is held every Tuesday, from 2:00 to 6:00pm, at Sandywoods on 43 Muse Way.
Tiverton Farmers Market
Virtual Library Comic Convention
Virtual Library Comic Convention
Ocean State Libraries is participating in the Virtual Library Comic Convention , a free national program making over 4,000 comics and g raphic novels available to all Rhode Island residents.

Click the button below and start reading today!
Imagine Your Summer with the Tiverton Public Library
There's still time to submit a review of any library materials, events, museum or zoo passes, or activities for chances to win great prizes as part of our Adult Summer Library Experience!

All library events and activities listed in this newsletter are eligible for entry in the adult program -- adult programs, teen programs (if you are 18)...even completing a take-home summer reading activity with your child or grandchild!

Participants have already won gift certificates to the Moose Cafe, Asian Gourmet, Sabitados Pizzeria, Little Rhody Pasta, Famous Pizza, and Coastal Roasters!
Retro Game Club
Retro Game Club
Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00pm, in our Discord Server

In this virtual play-from-home edition, we'll be streaming a series of party games -- and you can play along at home! All you need is a computer and a smartphone.
An Evening with the Authors
Monday, August 17th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Google Meet

Brendan Doherty (former Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police) and Joe Broadmeadow (Retired Captain from East Providence Police) take you inside the investigations, covert surveillance, and murky world of informants in the war against organized crime in their new book, It’s Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other Stories .
It's Just the Way It Was
Makers Meet-Up
Makers Meet-Up
Wednesday, August 19th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom

Calling all Quilt Club members, Knitting Group members, CreaTiv Crafters, and those of us who are just crafty or have become crafty in recent months.

Please join us for this informal meet-up to talk about what we’ve been making lately. New members are always welcome! Bring your finished items or works in progress to show to the group. Feel free to craft while we chat!
Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Through Meditation
Monday, August 24th, 7:00-8:00pm, via Zoom

We are living in a time that feels often confusing and stressful. Incorporating meditation in our lives can be the change that can make a big difference in our life and in the lives of others. Please join Nirav Sheth for this informative program. There will even be a short meditation sitting.
Lotus Flower
CreaTiv Craft
Star Fish Wall Art

Monday, August 31st, 3:30-5:00pm, via Zoom

Join us for this special, virtual edition of CreaTiv Craft. This month, we will create a starfish wall art piece. 

The first 15 registrants will receive a packet of supplies for the project, but anyone is welcome to register and follow along with their own supplies. A supplies list will be provided to all participants.
Book Groups
New members are always welcome to any of our book groups!

Stop by the Library for a copy of the book to be discussed, or call us at 401-625-6796 to arrange a porch pick-up. Copies of these books are also available as an ebook or audiobook on the eZone . 
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, August 14th, 10:30am,
via Zoom
Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind
Union Public Library Book Group
Thursday, August 20th, 1:00pm,
via Zoom
Teen Choose Your Own Adventure
Teen Summer Reading is still going strong!

Please check the library calendar and the Teen page on our website (or just click below) for further details about special events and instructions about how to participate.
Browse the Children's Collection
We are moving some of the children's collection outdoors!
Children's outdoor browsing
Reading Bug
Outdoor browsing will be available on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Please wear a mask and join us in the children's courtyard to choose from a selection of books and movies. Meg and Maureen will be available to help answer questions, make suggestions, and get requests.
Imagine Your Story Raffle
There is still time to join our community of storytellers! We have three more weeks of summer activities.

Participants can earn raffle tickets for great prizes. The Grand Prize will be awarded on August 24th!
Mr. Monkey and his activity kit
Imagine a Story
Each week we will have a new kit full of crafts, games and projects. Activity kits will be available for pick-up on select days from the library. Please visit our website to request a kit. 
Spy a Story
Little Unicorn keeps imagining herself as a character in classic stories. Picture clues will be posted on our website and activity room window. Can you guess which story she has imagined this week?
Little Unicorn
Tool Box
Build a Story
Pick a material from our building supply list. Use the material you have chosen to imagine and engineer a solution to the week’s storybook challenge. A new challenge will be posted each week on our library website and activity room window.
Read a Story
Earn a raffle ticket for every day that you read. You can read graphic novels, fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, magazines, comic books...anything you enjoy!
Read a Story
Phone a Story
Call the library's new storyline to hear a poem and discover our mystery word of the week. 

Tiverton Library Storyline: 1-401-324-9828
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
There Will Be No Friends Board Meeting in August
Friends of Tiverton Libraries Logo
The September board meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be held on Wednesday, September 8th, at 6:30pm. Depending on the status of COVID-19 response at that time and any restrictions preventing in-library meetings, the Friends Board meeting may be held virtually. 

Any interest or questions, call the library Info Desk at 401-625-6796.
The Friends of Tiverton Libraries Board Is Now Recruiting Board Members
The purpose of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries is to expand educational and cultural library programming through publicity, outreach, membership organization, book sales, craft sales, and other efforts.

The Friends is looking for leaders with:
  • a passion for libraries and community
  • a commitment to participate at most monthly board meetings and to help out with group efforts like the Book Nook, the Book Sale, the Craft Sale, or membership organization
  • positive and effective communication skills (talk, text, email)

For more information, contact .
Fall Craft Sale Has Been Canceled
Cancelled until 2020
The Friends of Tiverton Libraries regretfully announce that there will not be a Fall Craft Sale this year. 

We hope you will join us next year, when we will be back better and bigger than ever!
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