R 2018  
In This Issue

9:30 am-5pm
(Starting 9/8)
Sunday open

Starting 9/16

Closed on Sept. 3 in honor of Labor Day.


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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

Click here to register for any of the programs requiring pre-registration
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 2pm
Join us on Sat., Sept. 15, 2018 at 2 PM and learn how Rhode Island, the Ocean State, has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state! This presentation documents the history of numerous shipwrecks along the coast of Narragansett, going as far back as the 17th century. Many of the shipwrecks from the 19th to the 20th century have been captured in dramatic photographs, and these pictures show the variety of vessels that traveled Rhode Island's waters back when the ocean was the primary transportation corridor and the many ways things went terribly wrong for them. Ms. Charlotte Taylor, has been part of archaeological survey projects on several of the shipwrecks included in this presentation.
Wed, Sept. 26 at 2pm.
Have you heard that we're lending Rokus loaded with movies? Want to learn more about our Roku before checking one out? Are you interested in getting a Roku, but want to see one in action before you commit? Please sign up.
Beginning Genealogy

Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30pm
Helen Smith, Vice-President of RIGS (Rhode Island Genealogical Society) will present a program for beginning genealogists. She will offer a variety of helpful forms, research tips and websites. So bring what information you've amassed and your questions and get started on your family history. Pre-registration required, there is a separate registration for Part 2 which will be offered on Mon, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm.
Monthly Meetings:
Thursday, Sept. 13  at 3  pm|
Topic: How microbes shape our world
The library is offering a way for patrons to view, share and discuss the powerful concepts involved on one Thursday of each month at 3pm,
by viewing and discussing TED talks posted on the Internet (TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks)


Friends of the Narragansett Public Library

September Meeting on Sept. 10th at 1 pm

October Meeting on Oct. 1st at 1 pm.

 on Fridays and Sundays starting on Sept. 16.
 J oin us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.




 Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, Sept. 12 to discuss The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

Evening Book Club meets 6:30pm on Wed, Sept. 26 discuss Darktown : a novel by Thomas Mullen
MONDAY MORNING BOOKTALK: 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 Sept. 10 and 24. .  
 Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.


Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 2 pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2017, 101 minutes
After Ted Kennedy kills a woman in a car crash, he tries to protect his presidential aspirations by using his family's political power to control the subsequent scandal.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 112 minutes.
When a spoiled heir wakes up with amnesia, a struggling single mother pretends to be his wife to get payback for him unjustly firing her.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 2 pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 94 minutes
This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance.


Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 2 pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 104 minutes
Four friends in a book club are inspired to spice things up after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. With each of them in a different romantic situation, the women gather inspiration and tips for the bedroom and try new things later in life.
*Subtitles are shown if available

Monday,  9/10  All day Drop in Craft:
International Dot Day
 library is participating in International Dot Day. Celebrate with a Drop in Craft all week. What is Dot Day you ask? Learn more here: 

All day Teen Make and Take Bags
Monday 9/24 New: teens are welcome to grab a make and take gift bag from the young adult section. Each month, you will find a new kit inside to make at the library or take and do it at home. What will you create this month?

Drop In Family Game night.
Thursday 9/27 6-7
 Play an old favorite, learn a new game, or maybe even bring one to share! The library will supply games for all ages, as well as some light refreshments.   


Toddler Storytime
10:00am on Wednesdays: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19
(2's and 3's)
A storytime session for children ages 2 & 3 with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow.  
Registration is required. When you sign up for one event, you are registered for all three: September 5, 12, and 19!

Preschool Storytime
(Age s 3-5)
Thursdays 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 10:00am
A storytime session for children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow. Registration is required.When you sign up for one event, you are registered for all three: September 6, 13, and 20!

Baby and Me
(0-24 months)
Fridays 9/7, 9/14, 9/21 10:00am

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 fingerplays. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow.
Registration is required.When you sign up for one event, you are registered for all three: September 7, 14, and 21!

Wednesday Ezone Drop-in 
1pm- 3pm 

Come in for some one- on-one help with downloading an e-book or audiobook to your laptop, e-reader, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows 7 phone or mp3 player. Be sure to bring your devices and cords, library card number and your Apple, Barnes and Noble and Amazon account passwords.
Solarize Narragansett is a State and Town partnership to bring discount pricing to Narragansett residents interested in installing solar panels on their homes. Solarize Narragansett contracts are approximately 25% below market rates. State and federal incentives will bring the costs down even further.
To learn more or to sign-up visit by October.
For more information contact Malinda Howard,
Come to one of our upcoming events:
Tuesday, August 28th: Solar Open house - 5:00 to 7pm at 21 Wyndcliff Drive, Narragansett
Sunday, September 9th: Solar Open house - 11:00am to 1:00pm at 963 Point Judith Road, Narragansett
Thursday, September 20th: Solar 101 Community Event - 6:30pm at the North Beach Club House

Stop by our tent at the Farmer's Market *every Sunday from 9:00 am - 1:00pm
(Except September 2nd)
Visit us at 140 Point Judith Road - Mariner Square - rear building - 11:00am to 5:00pm - weekdays