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December @ Your Library

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Vibrant leaves grace the library’s west terrace in November.

Holiday Schedule

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The Library will close at 3:00pm on Friday, December 15th, for a staff meeting. We will reopen on Saturday, December 16th.

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The Library will be closed on Monday, December 25th, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 26th.

Don’t forget, you can always use our outdoor tables and free wifi, and you can access our digital collection from home any time!

Gifts of Comfort & Joy

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The annual gift drive to benefit East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) to assist local families in need runs through Saturday, December 9th, to allow for distribution in time for the holidays.

EBCAP suggests the following types of gifts.

Items requested for babies and children: 

  • Onesies
  • Pajamas (size newborn to child 6X)
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Disposable diapers
  • Coats
  • Boots
  • Soft books and board books
  • Family centered and non-electronic games, such as Sorry, Connect4, Chutes & Ladders, Bananagrams, Candyland, Yahtzee, Go Fish, Uno
  • Children's puzzles

Items requested for teens: 

  • Adult-sized hooded sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Sleeping bags
  • Footballs, soccer balls, and basketballs

All donations must be NEW and UNWRAPPED please. A collection box is located in the lobby of the Tiverton Public Library. 

Penguin Plunge

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The Tiverton Yacht Club is sponsoring its 12th Annual Penguin Plunge at Grinnell's Beach on Monday, January 1st, 2024. The public is invited to gather on the beach around 11:45am and take the plunge into the Sakonnet River at noon. As in previous years, the Penguin Plunge supports the Tiverton Public Library through donations from participants and supporters who watch the event from the shore.

Though not required for participation, penguins are encouraged to obtain library donations in advance. Pledge forms will be available at the Tiverton Public Library on 34 Roosevelt Avenue or by clicking the button below.

Take the Plunge

All pledge forms and donations should be brought to the beach at the time of the event, and donations in any amount are appreciated. Please make checks payable to Tiverton Library Foundation. All contributions are tax-deductible.

For more information, contact the library at 401-625-6796 or Greg Jones at


Winter Watercolor Exhibit at Town Hall

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Our Weekly Watercolor Group will have a special display of winter scenes this December at the Tiverton Town Hall. Stop by and check it out!


The Watercolor Group meets in the Community Room every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30pm. New members are welcome to come work on your own paintings while chatting with fellow watercolor enthusiasts. Participants must bring their own projects and supplies.

Poetry Workshop

POETRY spelled out in typeset letters

Monday, December 4th, 6:30-7:30pm, Learning Center

Learn how to develop your poetry’s power, move an audience with your poem, prepare a superior poetry submission, and increase your chances of getting published. Space is limited; registration is required.

Sign Up

Movie Night: A Man Called Otto

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Wednesday, December 27th, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for a free movie, popcorn, and drinks every month.

This month, we will show A Man Called Otto (2022; Rated PG-13; 2h 6min). Otto is a grump who's given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol, leading to a friendship that will turn his world around. Based on the novel A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

Remind Me
and More!
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One-on-One Tech Help
TECH HELP: Book an Appointment

Our one-on-one appointments are perfect for people who would like to become more comfortable with technology. Please remember that you don’t necessarily need to own a personal device in order to make an appointment. If you are interested in learning how to type, sign up for your first email address, or search the library catalog for a book, we can help!

You can call 401-625-6796 ext. 8 or click below for an appointment.

Book an Appointment

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.

‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ by Katherine Arden

Tiverton Public Library Book Group

Friday, December 8th, 10:30am


Wednesday, December 20th, 6:00pm

Community Room

‘The Christmas Cat’ by Melody Carlson

Bajah's Book Group

Monday, December 18th, 12:00pm

Bajah's Cat Cafe, 137 Main Road

Copies of the book are available at the library and at Bajah's Cat Cafe.

‘Christmas Train’ by David Baldacci

Tiverton Senior Center Book Club

Please contact the Senior Center at or

401-625-6790 for meeting details.

‘The Best Cook in the World: Tales from my Momma's Table’ by Rick Bragg

Union Public Library Book Group

Thursday, January 18th, 1:00pm

Union Public Library

See you in the New Year!


Card Game Night

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Wednesday, December 6th, 5:00-6:00pm, Teen Room

Visit the Teen Room and choose from a variety of card games to play!

Crochet Club

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Monday, December 11th, 6:00-7:00pm, Learning Center

Join the Crochet Club for teens and adults! We'll be meeting every other Monday to work on crochet projects.

All skill levels welcome! Supplies are provided for beginners.

Glitter Jar Craft

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Wednesday, December 20th, 5:00-6:30pm, Learning Center

This month's teen craft is a glitter jar! Create your own colorful and calming glitter jar. All supplies are provided.

Sign Up

Take & Make

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December 26th-December 30th, Teen Room

Take and make craft bags will be available all day in the Teen Room!

Drop by and grab one, as long as supplies last!


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Storytime Adventures

Select Mondays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 10:30-11:00am, Community Room 

Recommended for children ages 1-5

Join Miss Meg and Mr. Monkey for stories, songs, and games.

Seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Storytime is canceled if Tiverton Public Schools are closed.

The Art Room

Saturday, December 2nd, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room 

Recommended for kids ages 5-10

This month we will use chalk and metallic Sharpies to create pictures of glowing lights. 

One project per child while supplies last.

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Storytime To Go

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Starting Wednesday, December 6th, Children’s Library

Recommended for kids ages 2-6

Visit the Children's Room starting Wednesday, December 6th, and pick up a storytime kit to enjoy at home.

One kit per child while supplies last. 

Little Explorers Playtime

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Select Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room

Recommended for kids ages 3-5

Drop by the activity room to explore, play, and create with our material of the week: 

  • Thursday, December 7th - Puzzles and Games
  • Thursday, December 14th - Playdough
  • Thursday, December  21st - Bells and Beads

Make and Take

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Saturday,  December 9th and 16th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room 

Recommended for kids ages 5+

Join us in the activity room for a seasonal craft.

One project per child while supplies last.

I Spy Gingerbread Baker!

December 23rd-30th, Children's Room

Recommended for kids ages 5+

Gingerbread Baker is hiding in the Children's Room.Tell a librarian the gingerbread's location and get a prize. 

One prize per child while supplies last.

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School Vacation Week Fun

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December 27th-29th, Select Times, Children's Activity Room

Recommended for kids ages 3+

Please check the library calendar or website to discover the activity of the day.

Books & Bricks

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Saturday, December 30th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room

Recommended for kids ages 5+

Visit the library and try our building challenge. 

Friends of Tiverton Libraries

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The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will not be holding a meeting during the month of December.

Happy Holidays!

Book Nook News

Looking for some books to give this season? Don’t overlook the Nook!

We have special holiday bundles of like-new books for all the readers in your life. Romance-lovers, amateur sleuths, minecraft mavens, Baby-Sitters Club fans – there’s a bundle for every reader, just $5 each!

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Union Library

Union Public Library Book Club

‘The Best Cook in the World: Tales from my Momma's Table’ by Rick Bragg

Thursday, January 18th, 1:00-2:00pm, Union Public Library

The Union Library Book Group will meet at the Union Public Library on January 18th to discuss The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table by Rick Bragg.

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