Tiverton Library News and Events 
December 2018    
Director's Notes
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
   Name:  Jason C. Eckhardt
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!

Retro Game Club
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:00pm
Community Room
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 here.

Game Night
Thursday, Dec.13, 7:00pm-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!

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 staff@tivertonlibrary.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 staff@tivertonlibrary.org for more information or to get signed up!
- Teen Advisory Board  
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 
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.
- Anime & Manga Group
** 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.

YA for Adults
Tuesday, December 11th, 6-7:30pm
Learning Center
Red Queen,
Victoria Aveyard
Teens must be at least in high school to attend this book group.  Contact Rebeccao@tivertonlibrary.org with questions.

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 12th, 6-7:30pm
Community Room
Special Event-Cookie Swap!
Bring your own recipe cookie swap.
You must preregister for this book group.
Contact Emily Goodman, 625-6796, ext. 121

Tiverton Public Library
Friday, December 14th, 10:30am
Learning Center
The House of Broken Angels,
Luis Alberto Urrea

Senior Center Book Group
Tuesday, December 18th, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center, Canonicus Street
The Five People You Meet in Heaven,
Mitch Albom
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
Build-It Day
Saturday, December 1st
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ages 3+
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.
Ages 3+
Drop by the children's activity room for a seasonal art activity.
Cookie Tree Trimming
Saturday, December 15th  -   Please register for this event.
Ages 3+                 
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.
Decorating Times: 
10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
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.
December Storytimes:
 '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. 
Storytime Adventures
Who:  Children ages 3-5 years
When:  Mondays - December 3rd & December 10th
Two Sessions:  10:15 - 11 a.m.
                         11:15 - 12 p.m.                      
Where:  Children's Activity Room
What:  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.
Limit:  18 preschoolers per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Teeny Tiny Tales
Who:  Children ages 1 -2 years
When:  Wednesdays - December 5th and December 12th             
Two Sessions:  10:15 - 11 a.m.
                         11:15 - 12 p.m.
Where:  Children's Activity Room
What:  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.
Limit:  18 toddlers per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Babies & Books:
Who:  1 week - 12 months
When:  Thursdays - December 6th and December 13th
Time:  10 - 10:30 a.m.
Where:  Little Readers Book Nook in the Children's Room
What:  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.
Limit:  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. 


Last call for donations of items for the gift drive to benefit East Bay Community Action!  Collection ends at 3pm on Saturday, December 8th in order to have gifts distributed by the agency to families in need.

EBCAP is specifically seeking (1) items for babies and children, specifically onesies and pajamas (newborn to child size 6x), socks, hats, mittens, disposable diapers, soft books and board books, and/or (2) family-centered non-electronic toys and games that encourage face-to-face communication among younger children and their parents and caregivers.
Examples of desired items in the second category are board games such as Sorry, Connect 4, Bananagrams, Chutes & Ladders, Yahtzee, Checkers and Pass the Pigs. Also requested are simple card games like Go Fish, Uno and basic 52-card decks for playing Concentration, Crazy Eights and Rummy. EBCAP has also requested children's puzzles and magnetic "Doodle Boards."

For further questions, call the library at 401-625-6796 ext. 1. The Friends of the Tiverton Libraries is a 501c3 organization whose mission is library support.
Did you Know????
Take a look at the counter below the bulletin boards (near the Information Desk) next time you are at the library.  It is full of information you might find helpful. Some items displayed during a recent library visit were: Walk, Look, Explore, a new trail map featuring walking trails in Tiverton, notices of upcoming town meetings, information about Head Start, WIC, health and wellness information, a brochure about West Place Animal Sanctuary, info on "Crossing the River" a locally made and filmed documentary, and lots more!
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