OCTOBER 2018  
In This Issue

9:30 am-5pm
Sunday open

Closed on Oct. 8  in honor of Columbus Day.
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Contact info:
phone: 401-789-9507
email: narlib@narlib.org

Click here to register for any of the programs requiring pre-registration

Monday, Oct 15 at 6:30pm
Helen Smith, Vice-President ofRIGS (Rhode Island Genealogical Society) will present a program on how to use the library's subscription to Ancestry.com as well as some other website. Please bring your laptop, research and questions. Ancestry.com can only be used in the library and through the library's website link. Registration required.
With Dr Alan Post.
Wed, Oct. 17 at 6:30 pm

Many of us seek better understanding and fuller experiences in our lives; to have more satisfaction, enjoyment, and inner peace. You have heard that meditation can be helpful for our physical, mental, and emotional health; but what is its connection to our spiritual health? What is the mystical aspect of meditation and how does it relate to those that have had a "Near-Death Experience"(NDE)?
Join, Dr. Alan Post, long time meditator and contributing author to "Meditation as Medication for the Soul" by Rajinder Singh for this engaging talk that provides an introduction into the multi-faceted world of Meditation and the NDE's and their unique "Universal Connection". There will be a short meditation exercise at the close.   Pre-registration appreciated.

Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 pm.
 In 1971, four college students got together to form a rock band. Since then, that certain band called Queen have released 26 albums and sold over 300 million records worldwide. In this film, for the first time, it is the band that tells their story. Featuring brand new interviews with the band and unseen archive footage (including their recently unearthed, first ever TV performance), it is a compelling story told with intelligence, wit, plenty of humor and painful honesty.


Sunday, Nov. 4th at 1pmA look into the past of Hopkinton's Canonchet Village with Richard Prescott. The village of Canonchet in Hopkinton is home to hundreds of ceremonial stone groupings call "Manitou Hassannash" which were left by the ancient ancestors of today's people of indigenous heritage. This program is offered in conjunction with the Narragansett Historical Society.

Monthly Meetings:
Friends of the Narragansett Public Library

October Meeting on Oct. 1st at 1 pm.

Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:30pm
Make handcrafted cards and be ready for the next special occasion.  Please pre-register, space is limited.
 on Fridays and Sundays 
 J oin us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.




 Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, Oct. 10  to discuss 
Still Life by Louise Penny. 

Evening Book Club meets 6:30pm on Wed, Oct. 24 to discuss The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
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 Oct. 15 and 29.  
 Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.


Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 & 6 pm.
PG-13, 2018, 110 min.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling. Debbie Ocean recruits seven women to help her steal a $150 million necklace at the Met Gala.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 2 & 6 pm.
R, 2018, 103 min.
After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. (Rated R for language and drug use) 

Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 2 & 6 pm.
R, 2016, 117 min
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory. During the Blitz of WWII, a female screenwriter works on a film celebrating England's resilience. Her efforts to dramatize the true story of two sisters who rescued wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff. (Rated R for some language and a scene of sexuality) 

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 2pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2017, 115 min.
A past-his-prime Latin lover moves in with his sister and her son after his wife leaves him for a younger man. As he teaches his nephew how to play the game of seduction, he vows to return to his lifestyle of being a kept man for an older, wealthy woman.

Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 2 & 6 pm.NR, 1931, 71 min.
Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan. A scientist assembles corpses to create a monster, who incurs the wrath of the local villagers when he impulsively kills a little girl. Subsequently seeking out his creator, the creature flees with him to a nearby windmill


Friends of the Library Present: Halloween Costume Parade! 

Saturday 10/20 1:00pm  
Join us for a fun filled costume parade around Narragansett! Please dress up in something sweet,spooky,or silly ! Pets allowed as well! No registration required. Parade starts promptly at 1PM: come early!

Maker Monday: Scarecrow Magnets
Monday 10/15 All day Stop in to the children's room to make and take a scarecrow magnet! Available while supplies last.
Adventure Book Group

Halloween Cartooning plus More!
Saturday 10/13 11:00am
Come join the fun for Mrs. Adam's favorite holiday-Halloween!  Draw some fun Halloween comic book covers, see a few show and tells of Halloween toys, play trivia, games and eat treats not to mention a lot of interesting prizes for all!  Sign up early, limited space.

 Halloween Party with Dave the Bug Guy 
Thursday 10/25 6:00pm
We are excited to feature Dave the Bug Guy, local performer (who also works at Roger Williams Zoo), who will bring arachnids and insects! Join in on our Halloween festivities that include bugs, crafts, Miss April the Mad Scientist, and of course, treats. Costumes welcome!

All day Teen Make and Take Bags
Monday 10/22
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?


Popsicle Book Group
Monday 10/1, 10/29 6:00 pm
Grades 1-2   Books, games, crafts, snacks, and friends! Children in grades 1 and 2 are invited to read a book before we meet (it's okay if you don't finish). Once we are together, we will play games, make a craft, and eat a snack all related to the book! Registration is required.
10/1 - This month's read: The Adventures of Cave Boy by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Pick up a copy at the library! Next meeting: October 29

Adventure Book Group
Tuesday 10/2, 10/30 6:15 pm
Grades 3-5    Cool themes, games, crafts, snacks, and friends! Children in grades 3-5 are invited to explore a topic before we meet. This might be by searching the internet or looking at some books. Once we are together, we will play games, make a craft, and eat a snack all related to the topic! Registration is required. This month's theme: dinosaurs
Need help getting started? Try Walking with Dinosaurs online (yes, there are games too!) Next meeting: October 30 (Pirates and Pumpkins)

Halloween trick or treater 


Toddler Storytime
(2's and 3's)
10:00am on Wednesdays: 10/3, 10/1O,10/17

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!

Preschool Storytime
(Age s 3-5)
Thursdays 10/4, 10/11,10/18 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!

Don't miss: October 10 and 11 are Touch a Truck events with the Narragansett Fire Department!

Baby and Me
(0-24 months)
Fridays 10/5,10/12*,10/1910:00am
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 http://www.solarizenarragansett.wee.green by October.
For more information contact Malinda Howard, mhoward@smartpower.org.
Come to one of our upcoming events:

On Sunday, October 14th, we will host a solar open house at 963 Point Judith Rd. Stop by anytime between 11am - 1pm to talk with a solar homeowner and technical experts. Learn about how incentives and discounts make solar affordable for Narragansett residents. For information call Karen Stewart: 401-215-3285
Solarize Narragansett will host weekly tabling at the Farmer's Market at Fisherman's Memorial Park on Sundays from 9am - 1pmd)
Visit us at 140 Point Judith Road - Mariner Square - rear building - 11:00am to 5:00pm - weekdays