Tiverton Library News and Events
Please note the following closings during the holiday season:
-Closing at 3pm on Friday, December 21st for the Annual Library Staff Meeting
-Closing at 3pm on Monday, December 24th for the observance of Christmas Eve
-Tuesday, December 25th, closed in observance of Christmas
-Monday, December 31st, closed at 3pm in observance of New Year's Eve
Meet the Staff
Library Position: Assistant Librarian
Where will you most likely see Jason in the library?: Information Desk
On his favorite book and film: Hmm. Maybe "A Canticle for Leibowitz," by Walter Miller, Jr., for the book; and "The Last Wave," for a movie.
What is a hobby you work on outside of the library? My artwork is more than a hobby, but you could say that illustration is what occupies me most outside the library.
What's a pace you'd like to visit? I'd love to visit the "old country," Germany, or New Zealand.
When asked about his favorite meal: Best meal was probably the baked stuffed peppers my Mom used to make.
Cracking the Boy Code with
Dr. Adam Cox.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11:00am, Community Room
For 25 years Dr. Cox has been coaching families and schools on communication strategies that work with boys. This program will include proven techniques that anyone can learn and apply. Find out what "good communication" means. Learn how your tone is more important than your words - and how to establish a constructive tone. Learn how boys want to feel about themselves, and how your communication might be undermining that goal!
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:00pm
Do you love gaming? Want to play and learn about the groundbreaking games that started it all? Then this is an event for you!
Join our Technology Librarian, Patrick, for a look into the previous generations of video games. We'll have original gaming hardware from decades past, as well as some newer editions to play. There will be several stations set up in a round-robin style, allowing you to hop from one activity to the next and try your hand at a variety of classic games. This month's theme? Racing games!
Afterward, be sure to browse our wide selection of Xbox and PlayStation games available to borrow, as well as our collection of board and tabletop games patrons can enjoy inside the library. Game on! To register online, click
Thursday, Dec.13, 7:00pm-9:00pm
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!
Monday, Dec. 17, 2:00pm, Community Room
Movie Matinee: It's a Wonderful Life
Free afternoon movie at the library. Popcorn and drinks provided. Outside snacks welcome.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:00pm, Community Room
Movie Night: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Free movie, popcorn and drinks at the library. Outside snacks welcome.
Monday, Dec. 31, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Community Room
Noon Years Eve Party!
Families are invited to wear their pajamas to the library (yay!) and join us in celebrating the new year at a more kid-friendly time! We'll count down to the new year at 12:00 noon with milk and cookies. Come early to make some noise makers and other new years crafts and activities before the big count down. Winter movies will play at 12:30 to close out the festivities.
Snow Day (2000; PG) -- Community Room
Snow Buddies (2008; G) -- Children's Activity Room
*Pillows and blankets welcome during movies.
This event is free and open to patrons of all ages! No one is the wrong age to ring in the new year, so bring your friends and family!
Display your art in the library's Display Case!
If you're a local artist consider showcasing your work in the library's lobby display case. We are now renting out our display case to showcase the wonderful things our local community has to offer. All kinds of hand-made arts and crafts are welcome to be displayed. For more information or to book a slot, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not an artist, but know one? Tell them to contact the library!
Home-bound delivery from the library
Are you a Tiverton resident who has trouble getting out of your home to visit the library, but still want to borrow items? Let the library come to you with its Library To Go program. Library volunteers will visit you on a 3 week basis to bring you new items. We'll work with you to select these items based on your preferences. Call the library or email email@example.com for more information or to get signed up!
FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Tuesday, December 4th 6-7pm in the Teen Room
Come hang out and discuss titles that you are reading, what you would like to see happen at the library, and eat some snacks! Earn a community service hour for attending! Attendance is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.
- Young Adult for Adults Book Club
SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Tuesday, December 11th 6-7:30pm in the Learning Center
Interested in a traditional book club? Want to talk about books? This is a traditional book club that meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month (due to scheduling, meeting date may occasionally be the third Tuesday of the month). It is a book group is intended for "older" teens and adults. This month's book selection is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. 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.
** Special Meeting - SECOND FRIDAY **
Friday, December 14th 3:30-4:30pm in the Teen Room
Monthly Anime & Manga meet up is starting up again! Join other interested teens in lively discussion, anime viewing, craft making, and snack eating! Also, help us with our long-term goal of planning a cosplay event! Attendance is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12
- Action Packed Movies at the Library
Saturday, December 15 starting at Noon in the Community Room
Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Nightmare Before Christmas projected on the big screen in our Community Room. Free popcorn and candy provided! Our Teen Movie showings are part of our Teen Program offerings but are open to all.
- Bring Your Own Book Club
** Special Meeting - THIRD THURSDAY **
Thursday, December 20th 6-7pm in the Teen Room
Bring whatever you're reading (have read) and discuss it (even better if you didn't like it!) with other readers. Snacks provided! Participation is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.
- Noon Year's Eve Celebration
Monday, December 31st 11am-2pm throughout the Library
Come celebrate the coming of 2019 at our Noon Year's Eve Party! Join us for New Year's themed activities, crafts and games, sparkling apple cider, snacks, and a double feature showing of the movies Snow Day and Snow Buddies! Attendance at this library-wide event is open to all.
Tuesday, December 11th, 6-7:30pm
Teens must be at least in high school to attend this book group. Contact Rebeccao@tivertonlibrary.org with questions.
Wednesday, December 12th, 6-7:30pm
Special Event-Cookie Swap!
Bring your own recipe cookie swap.
You must preregister for this book group.
Contact Emily Goodman, 625-6796, ext. 121
Friday, December 14th, 10:30am
The House of Broken Angels,
Luis Alberto Urrea
Tuesday, December 18th, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center, Canonicus Street
The Five People You Meet in Heaven,
Books available to borrow at the Senior Center, in addition to the library.
Union Public Library
Please note that this group will NOT meet in December.
You may join any book group. Stop by the Information Desk to request a copy of the book to be discussed.
Children's Events for
Saturday, December 1st
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Drop by the children's activity room to explore and build with a variety of blocks and toys, including our Lego collection.
Make & Take @ the Library
Saturday, December 8th
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Drop by the children's activity room for a seasonal art activity.
Cookie Tree Trimming
Saturday, December 15th -
Please register for this event.
Use frosting and candy to decorate your very own 3-D cookie tree.
Reserve your cookie tree at the children's desk or on the library website.
Merry Makers @ the Library!
Saturday, December 22nd - Saturday, December 29th
Drop by the children's room for a variety of seasonal games, crafts and activities.
While you're here play I Spy the Gingerbread. Find the Gingerbread baker hiding in the children's room to win a prize.
Stories on the Screen
Monday, December 31st at 12:30 p.m.
Watch Snow Buddies by Disney in the Children's Activity Room.
'Tis the Season Storytime Celebration
Wednesday, December 19th
Two Times: 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages: 1 - 5 years
Join Santa Monkey for a special holiday storytime with crafts, songs and a bubble snowstorm.
Children ages 3-5 years
Mondays - December 3rd & December 10th
10:15 - 11 a.m.
11:15 - 12 p.m.
Children's Activity Room
Join Mr. Monkey and Miss Meg for a storytime adventure. Each week we will explore a fun and interesting topic as we share stories, sing songs, play games and create a piece of art.
18 preschoolers per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Teeny Tiny Tales
Children ages 1 -2 years
Wednesdays - December 5th and December 12th
10:15 - 11 a.m.
11:15 - 12 p.m.
Children's Activity Room
Join Mr. Monkey and Miss Meg for stories and songs during this literacy-based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity, followed by time to play with our new friends.
18 toddlers per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Babies & Books:
1 week - 12 months
Thursdays - December 6th and December 13th
10 - 10:30 a.m.
Little Readers Book Nook in the Children's Room
Join Little Library Bunny and Miss Meg for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories while introducing your baby to the wonders of language.
Stories and activities have been chosen for non-walking infants.
16 babies per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Read to Cash is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th from 3:30 to 4:30. If interested, registration is requested by Saturday, December 15. Call the library or register online via the library website.
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