DECEMBER 2019
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HOURS: 
Monday-Thursday 
9:30am-8:30pm 
Friday 
9:30am-5pm 
Saturday 
9:30 am-5pm 
Sunday
12-4pm
 
 
Holiday Schedule:
Closed:
Dec. 24 & 25  
Closing at noon on Dec. 31
Closed on Jan. 1st. 
 
 
 
START YOUR BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING WITH A SMILE!  
Don't Foget us while doing your holiday shopping!
When you shop at Amazon, if you start at
Amazon Smile and choose the  Friends of the Narragansett library, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our Friends Group--so give us a smile!
 
 
Contact info:
phone: 401-789-9507
email: narlib@narlib.org


A Holiday Gathering
Stop by on Monday, Dec. 23  between noon and 4 pm, for a cup of cocoa or coffee and a chat with library staff.
 
  
COLOR YOUR HOLIDAY
Thursday, Dec 5 at 6:30 pm
Join the fun as we gather to listen to music, sip hot chocolate and  color some beautiful cards with a variety of holiday and nature themes to send our best holiday wishes to family and friends.  Markers, pencils and cards provided. Registration appreciated. 


Marianne & Leonard:
Words of Love


R,2019, 97 Min.

Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016.
 
Carols: a Celebration in Story and Song  
 
Sunday December 22, 2019 1:00 PM           
Join Nancy Carroll as she explores the history behind some of our most beloved Christmas carols. Registration appreciated.
           

Monthly Meetings:
 
 
Friends of the library will meet on Monday, Dec 9 at 12 pm for their Annual Holiday Potluck.  All Friends welcome--please bring a dish to share!

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO
 Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All welcome.
Genealogy Club
Dec 9 at 6:30 pm

Gather with others interested in genealogy to trade tips, sources and successes!

DECEMBER  BOOK CLUBS:
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, Dec 11 to discuss Magpie Murders  
 
  

The Evening Book Club meets at 6:30pm on Wed, Nov. 18 to discuss Less  

Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507 ext 4.
 
MONDAY MORNING BOOKTALKS: Want to talk about books? Want to hear what everyone else has been reading? Like coffee? The last one is optional. Join us for Monday Morning
Book Talks at 10:30 am on Dec 2 & 16.   
 
 
 
 
DECEMBER FREE MOVIES
 

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2019,
From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham") comes the inspirational drama "Blinded by the Light," set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's timeless songs. "Blinded by the Light" tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of "the Boss," Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics.
 
WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2019, 110 Min.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig, Troian Bellisario.
A teenager goes through all the textual traces of her mother's past to find her after she mysteriously disappears before a family trip to Antarctica.

 
 
 
 
REMEMBER THE NIGHT
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 2 & 6 pm
G, 1940, 94 min.
Screen legends Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in the heartwarming holiday classic Remember the Night (1940). Lee Leander (Stanwyck) is a petty shoplifter on trial for swiping an expensive bracelet from a local jewelry store. When her trial is postponed until after New Year's, sympathetic Assistant District Attorney John Sargent (MacMurray) bails her out of jail. Together, they find themselves falling in love when he invites her to his family's home for the holidays where she discovers the warmth and love she's never had but always wanted. Featuring a wonderful supporting cast (Beulah Bondi, Sterling Holloway and Elizabeth Patterson), stylish costumes by Edith Head, a charming script by Preston Sturges, and superb direction by Mitchell Leisen, Remember the Night (1940) is a timeless holiday favorite that can be enjoyed every season.
    
Next Movie is Tuesday, January 7, 2020 
See You Next Year!


 
 
 
 
DECEMBER CHILDREN'S EVENTS
  
   
 
 
Festival of Lights:
BINGO All The Way
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1pm 
Join us for holiday themed BINGO complete with prizes, treats, and a craft table! Space is limited and registration is required.
 
 

Toddler Story Time (2-3 yrs): A story time session for children ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, finger plays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow. Registration required
 Dec. 4, 11 & 18
 
 
Preschool Story Time (3-5 yrs): A story time session for children ages 3-5with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, finger plays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow. Registration required. Dec. 5, 12 & 19
 

Baby & Me (0-23 months):  Babies ages birth to 23 months are invited to bring their favorite adult to this fun and interactive program. We will share simple books, lap bounces, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow. No registration required, just drop in! Dec. 6, 13 & 20 
 
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Pajama/
Santa Story Time:
Monday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 pm* 
Special story time for kids to meet Santa and get a gift. Pajama's encouraged!              
 

 
 
 
 
OTHER PROGRAMS 
 
Maker Monday:
Monday,  Dec. 9
Drop into the children's room for a craft! Crafts available while supplies last. No registration required.  
 
 Ugly T-Shirt Party:  
Saturday,  Dec 21 
Make your own ugly t-shirt and join us for a holiday party! T-shirt's and materials will be provided. Registration required.  
 
 
Kids' Movie:  
  TOY STORY 4
G,  2019,  100 min.
Friday,  Dec 27 at 11 am 
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Patricia Arquette, Jordan Peele, Annie Potts, Kristen Schaal, Timothy Dalton, Wallace Shawn, Joan Cusack, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called 'Forky' to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy
 
 
 
 
   
 

 
 
Wednesday Tech Drop-in 
1pm- 3pm 

e-books
Come in for some one- on-one help with all your tech questions!  Don't forget your cords and passwords!