Tiverton Library News and Events 
August 2019
Director's Note

The Library will be closed on Monday, August 12th in observance of Victory Day. 

We will re-open at 10:00am on Tuesday, August 13th.

Thank You!

We'd like to thank the following sponsors and supporters who helped to make our 2019 Summer Reading Programs possible. We appreciate your support!

Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Chipotle Mexican Grille
Coastal Roasters
Four Corners Grille
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Leo's Greenhouse
The Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services
Picture Show at SouthCoast Marketplace
Sakonnet River Grille
Tiverton Library Services
ADULT EVENTS
CreaTiv Crafts
Thursday, August 1st, 3:30-4:30, Community Room
Join us on the 1st Thursday of every month for some fun and creativity. This month, in honor of our summer theme, "A Universe of Stories," we will make constellation luminaries! 

All materials are provided. Please register to reserve your spot.
Summer Concert Series: Robert Black
Thursday, August 1st, 6:00-7:30pm, Library Lawn (or Community Room, in the event of rain)
Elvis is...at the library! Join us for a free summer concert with Robert Black. Bring a chair, blanket, and dinner - or purchase dinner from a local food truck on site - and enjoy a night of live entertainment. A fun night for the whole family!

This event is generously sponsored by Tiverton residents Dick and Debbie Danner.
Free Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial   (1982; Rated PG; 1h, 55min) 
Saturday, August 3rd, 12:00-2:00pm, Community Room
Pack a lunch and join us for a showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  on the big screen! A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Popcorn and drinks are provided.
Zumba
Monday, August 5th, 10:30-11:30am, Community Room
Perfect for everybody and every body! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. 

Registration required. To register, go to tivertonlibrary.org or call 401-625-6796.
Retro Game Club Lite
Tuesday, August 6th, 6:00-7:30pm*, Community Room 
Visit the library for a drop-in version of Retro Game Club - Retro Game Club  Lite

Over the summer, Retro Game Club will be on a bit of a hiatus to focus on our summer reading programs...but fret not! We'll still have games set up the first Tuesday of each month. Come play a variety of plug-and-play consoles, or bring your own handheld systems and chat with other gamers. Retro Game Club will return to its full glory in September 2019. 

*This month, the RGC Arcade will remain open after hours in the Community Room for Laser Tag participants. Game on!
2020 Census Jobs Presentation
Thursday, August 8th, 2:00-3:00pm, Community Room 
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. This information session will describe local opportunities to earn extra income while helping your community.
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Summer Concert Series: Michaela & the Little Necks
Thursday, August 8th, 6:00-7:30pm, Library Lawn (or Community Room, in the event of rain)
Join us at the library for a free summer concert with local favorites Michaela & the Little Necks! Bring a chair, blanket, and dinner - or purchase dinner from a local food truck on site - and enjoy a night of live entertainment. A fun night for the whole family!

This event is generously sponsored by Tiverton residents Dick and Debbie Danner.
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00-7:30pm, Community Room
A book club with a tasty twist! We read cookbooks and come together to share the tasty recipes that lie inside their pages. This month we'll be sampling recipes from cookbooks by Valerie Bertinelli. 

Register online at shorturl.at/diyU1 or contact Debbie at 401-625-6796 ext. 121 for more information.
Block Party
Saturday, August 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm, Library Lawn
Come celebrate Tiverton and the end of the Summer Reading Program at our all-ages Block Party! Enjoy music, snow cones, crafts, family activities, and some visitors from a galaxy far, far away!

Adult Grand Prizes will be handed out during the Block Party. You do not have to be present to win.
Your Life, Your Legacy
Monday, August 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Community Room
Join us for a free seminar on planning your funeral arrangements in advance. Discover 4 simple steps to planning your final arrangements. Bring peace of mind to yourself and your family. Receive a free personal planning guide. Refreshments will be provided. 

Space is limited. Please register at tivertonlibrary.org or contact Debbie at 401-625-6796 x121 for more information.
Adult Knitting Meet-Up
Tuesday, August 20th, 5:30-8:00pm, Learning Center
A casual meeting for knitters looking to work on their projects with others who enjoy knitting and crocheting. Join us on the Third Tuesday of the month to meet and socialize with local knitters. Must bring your own projects and supplies.
Quilt Club
Wednesday, August 21st, 5:30-7:30pm, Learning Center
Do you like to quilt? Then come and quilt with us on the third Wednesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you are welcome to come and work on your own projects while socializing with fellow enthusiasts. Get project ideas, ask questions, and share tips and advice. Must bring your own projects and supplies.
Painting Landscapes
Thursday, August 22nd, 4:00-6:00pm, Community Room
In this two-hour session, local artist John Irwin will take you step by step through the process of starting a seascape painting and deciding when it is finished. All materials are provided.

Registration opens on August 15th at 4:00pm. No exceptions.  You can register in person, online at tivertonlibrary.org, or by calling 401-625-6796 after 4:00pm on August 15th.
Conversation with the Author: Katharine Smyth
Monday, August 26th, 6:30-7:30, Community Room
Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death--a calamity that claimed her favorite person--she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. 

Braiding memoir (including her memories of summers spent in Tiverton), literary criticism, and biography, All the Lives We Ever Lived is a love letter from a daughter to her father, and from a reader to her most cherished author. Join us for a conversation with Katharine Smyth, as she talks about her experience in writing and publishing this award-winning book. Copies of the book will be available to purchase or borrow.
Free Movie: Passengers  (2016; Rated PG-13; 1h, 56min)
Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room
Join us for a showing of Passengers on the big screen! A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Popcorn and drinks will be provided; outside snacks are also welcome.
Adult Game Night
Thursday, August 29th, 7:00-9:00pm, Community Room
Join us for a laid back game night at the library. Play one of our games, ranging from board-building strategy to trivia-style games and more, or bring your own! 

Snacks are provided; outside snacks are also welcome.
BOOK GROUPS FOR AUGUST
Tiverton Public Library Book Club
Friday, August 9th, 10:30-11:30am, Learning Center
This month, the group will be discussing  The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson.

New members are always welcome!
YA Book Club for Adults
Tuesday, August 13th, 6:00-7:30pm, Learning Center
The YA for Adults Book Club is a book discussion group for adult readers who enjoy reading Young Adult/Teen Fiction. This month, we will be reading Nyxia by Scott Reintgen .

Copies are available for check out at the library. Teens must be at least in high school to attend this book group. Please see Rebecca with any questions.
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00-7:30pm, Community Room
A book club with a tasty twist! We read cookbooks and come together to share the tasty recipes that lie inside their pages. This month we'll be sampling recipes from cookbooks by Valerie Bertinelli. 

Register online at shorturl.at/diyU1 or contact Debbie at 401-625-6796 ext. 121 for more information.
Tiverton Senior Center Book Group
Tuesday, August 20th, 10:15-11:15am, Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Street, Tiverton
We will be reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls at the Tiverton Senior Center. The book is the memoir of a woman's difficult childhood, her success despite obstacles, and the strained relationships that result.

Everyone is welcome. Copies of the book are available at Tiverton Public Library and in the office at the Senior Center.
Union Library Book Group
The Union Public Library Book Group will not meet in August. 

September's book choice is The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

You are welcome to join any book group. Stop at the Information Desk for a copy of the book to be discussed. Only the Cookbook Club requires registration.
TEEN EVENTS

Check out our 2019 Summer Teen Experience page to learn how to earn tickets, win prizes, and attend our special events!
CHILDREN'S EVENTS
Light Up the Weekend
Saturday, August 3rd, drop in 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room 
Recommended for ages 3+
Join us in the children's activity room to play and create with glow-in-the-dark materials. 
Crazy Craters Make & Take
Monday, August 5th, drop in 11:00am-12:30pm, Children's Activity Room
Caregivers must be present in the library during all kids' and family programs.
Stories on the Screen
Tuesday, August 6th, 2:00pm, Children's Activity Room
Stop by for a snack and a movie. Today we are watching Meet the Robinsons by Walt Disney Studios (Rated PG).
Animal Experiences
Thursday, August 8th, 10:30am, Children's Activity Room
Recommended for ages 3+
Join Dave Marchetti and friends at the library to visit with turtles, lizards, snakes and a few small mammals.
 
Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first come basis a half hour before show time.
Glow in the Dark Paint Party
Friday, August 9th, Children's Activity Room
Two times: 11:00am and 3:00pm
Kids entering 1st - 5th grade
Join Miss Meg on a painting adventure through the galaxy. At the end of the one-hour session you will have a framed piece of art to take home. Please arrive on time for this step-by-step project so that you take a completed project home at the end of the program.
 
Space is limited. Registration is required.
Stories on the Screen
Tuesday, August 13th, 2:00pm, Children's Activity Room
 
Stop by for a snack and a movie. Today we are watching Space Buddies by Walt Disney Studios (Rated PG).
Cookie Constellations
Wednesday, August 14th, Children's Activity Room
Three times: 11:00am, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm
Recommended for ages 3+
Create some stellar snacks at the library today. We will be using sugar wafers, frosting and candy to create delicious constellations.
 
Space is limited. Registration is required. 
Cosmic Chalk Art
Friday, August 16th, 10:30am, Children's Activity Room
Kids entering 3rd - 6th grade.
 
Space is limited. Registration is required.
Intergalactic Block Party
Saturday, August 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm, Children's Activity Room
All Ages
Please bring a white cotton tee with you to tie-dye. 

The next Friends Meeting will be held off-site on Wednesday, August 21. For more information, please inquire at the Information Desk.

Friends Using the PawSox Passes

Enjoy zoos, kids attractions, and even the PawSox with museum passes this month! 

Passes may be reserved  in person at the Information Desk,  by phone at 401-625-6796,  or at tivertonlibrary.org/museum-passes/ We recommend that you call the museum or attraction before you go. Some locations close for special events, during certain seasons, or other reasons.

Fiddle 'n Fun
The Rainbow Beard Show

The Friends are happy to help with the Library's 2019 Summer Reading Programs! Gotta love the entertainment!

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