February @ Your Library
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"Love does not consist of gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction."
 ―  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
C-Change Conversations:
The C-Change Primer
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Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm

Curious about climate change, but turned off by the politics? Don’t miss this terrific talk presented by C-Change Conversations.

“The C-Change Primer” presentation is nonpartisan and provides an accessible overview of the science behind climate change and a clear-eyed assessment of the potential risks ahead. It answers the questions most Americans have about climate change, such as: How do we know climate change is real and is caused by humans? What is the scientific consensus? What are the dangers? Is there hope?

Join us!
We Want to Hear from YOU!
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What services or programs would you like to see at Tiverton Public Library?

Let us know by taking our survey by Friday, February 21st, using the button below.

Questions? Contact Library Director Catherine Damiani at director@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 x6.
AARP Tax Prep Returns to Tiverton Public Library 
Filing Taxes
Wednesday, February 5th-Wednesday, April 15th, 10:00am-3:00pm, Community Room

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older - at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide.

They will be at the library every Wednesday and Thursday, from February 5th through April 15th, between 10:00am and 3:00pm. First-come, first served. Please see our staff at the Information Desk for a list of additional locations.
Holiday Closings
Mount Rushmore
We will be closed on Monday, February 17th, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The Library will be open during normal hours on Tuesday, February 18th.
School's Out February 14-18!
School's Out
There's so much to do!

Choose a pass for zoos, museums, and other attractions!

Reserve your pass at the Information Desk or by clicking the button below.
Adult Programs
CreaTiv Crafts
Magnets
Thursday, February 6th, 3:30-4:30pm, Community Room

Join us on the first Thursday of the month for some fun and creativity. This month, we will take a cue from Valentine’s Day conversation hearts and make some conversation magnets!

All materials are provided. Please register to reserve your spot.
C-Change Conversations: The C-Change Primer
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Thursday, February 6th, at 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

Curious about climate change, but turned off by the politics? Don’t miss this terrific talk presented by C-Change Conversations.

“The C-Change Primer” presentation is nonpartisan and provides an accessible overview of the science behind climate change and a clear-eyed assessment of the potential risks ahead. It answers the questions most Americans have about climate change, such as: How do we know climate change is real and is caused by humans? What is the scientific consensus? What are the dangers? Is there hope? Join us!
Heartsaver CPR and Naloxone Training
CPR Instruction Photo credit: Rama [CC BY-SA 2.0 FR (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)]
Monday, February 10th, 6:00-9:00pm, Community Room

This American Heart Month, learn how to save a life! Catherine Alexander, DNP, MPH, RN, of Mobile Medical Training, and Polly Allen, Coordinator for the Tiverton Prevention Coalition, will offer a free class on American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and the administration of naloxone for opioid overdose.

This class is free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of the Tiverton Prevention Coalition, Mobile Medical Training, and Tiverton Library Services.

Space is limited; please register to reserve your spot.
Free Movie: Rocketman
Rocketman Movie
Wednesday, February 26th, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for a showing of Rocketman ( 201 9; Rated R; 2h, 1min) on the big screen! Popcorn and drinks are provided; outside snacks are also welcome!
Book Groups
New members are always welcome to any of our book groups. There’s something for everyone!

We are very excited to offer an additional, evening edition of the Tiverton Public Library Book Group! See below for the additional date and time.

Stop at the Information Desk at the library for a copy of the book to be discussed. Only the Cookbook Club requires registration.
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, February 14th, 10:30am

OR

Wednesday, February 19th, 6:00pm

Learning Center
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, February 12th, 6:00pm
Community Room
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Tuesday, February 11th, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center
207 Canonicus Street

Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Senior Center and the Tiverton Public Library.
Spirituality and Politics Book Group
Wednesday, February 19th, 2:00pm
Trustees Room
Union Public Library Book Club
Thursday, February 20th, 1:00pm
Union Public Library
Teen Events
Retro Game Club
Retro Game Club
Tuesday, February 11th, 6:00-7:30pm, Community Room 

Join us for a journey into the golden age of gaming! Explore a range of retro games, or try your hand at some newer editions. We’ll have a variety of systems set up throughout the Community Room with plenty of options for everyone. Or, bring your own device! 
 
As always, we’ll have dedicated stations for our Smash Bros & Mario Kart fans, ready to go. 
 
Free and open to all. No registration required. Just drop in and play! 
 
Retro Game Club is held on the second Tuesday of each month.
Action Packed Movies at the Library
Shazam!
Saturday, February 15th, 12:00-2:00pm, Community Room

Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Shazam! projected on the big screen in our Community Room. Free snacks provided! 

Our Teen Movie showings are part of our Teen Program offerings but are open to all.
Children's Events
Fitness Fun
Running Children
Saturdays, February 1st, 11:00 and 11:30am
and Fridays, February 7th and 21st, 3:30 and 4:00pm , Children's Activity Room
Recommended for ages 4+.

Warm up this winter with Adventures to Fitness ® . Join Mr. Marc and Mr. Clock on a virtual adventure and help save the world from Mr. Lazy.
Make & Take @ the Library
Craft Supplies
Saturday, February 8th, 11:00am-1:00pm, Children's Activity Room
Ages 3+

Drop by the children’s activity room for a seasonal art activity. Today, we will be making valentines.
Snowman
Winter Break 2020
Drop by the Tiverton Public Library during winter break for a variety of activities and special events.
I LOVE the Library!
Hearts
Friday, February 14th, and Saturday, February 15th, Children's Activity Room
Ages 3+

Drop by the Children’s Room to get a treat from a librarian and enjoy a variety of surprises!

We have filled the room with fun new games, crafts, and activities for the weekend.
Stories on the Screen
Abominable Movie Cover
Tuesday, February 18th, 2:00-3:45pm, Children's Activity Room
Rated: PG

Stop by for a treat and a movie. We will be watching the animated film Abominable by Dream Works Pictures .
Blocks & Books
Blocks
Saturday, February 22nd, 11:00am-1:00pm, Children's Activity Room
Ages 3+

Drop by the Children’s Activity Room to explore and build with a variety of blocks and toys, including our Lego ® collection.
Hooray for Leap Day!
Kids jumping
Saturday, February 29th, 11:00am-1:00pm, Children's Activity Room
Ages 3+

Hop on in to the library to celebrate. There will be crafts, games, and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Click below for a schedule of our February storytimes.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
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Friends of Tiverton Libraries 2020 Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, February 19th, 6:30pm, Community Room

You are cordially invited to attend the Friends' Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 19th, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room of the Tiverton Public Library. The meeting will feature a lively slide show of 2019 Friends activities and presentation of the Golden Sneaker Awards. Refreshments will be served.
We will also feature an excerpt from Your Theatre of New Bedford’s play Tea for Three , written by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka, with Susan Wing Markson portraying Lady Bird Johnson.
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Susan Wing Markson
Friends of Tiverton Libraries Golden Sneaker Awards
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The Friends honor the following staff, volunteers, and community members for their service to the Tiverton Public Library in 2019:

  • Staff Award - Meg Paquette, Children’s Librarian
  • Teen Volunteer - Ethan Aguiar
  • Friends Volunteer - Chris Cardosi
  • Adult Volunteer - Marlene Beaulieu
  • Community Partner - Michael Napolitano and Macray's Seafood II
Chasing Chocolate from Mesoamerica to Rhode Island
Chocolate photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash
Tuesday, March 31st, 6:30pm, Community Room

Join us for the 3rd Annual John Fitzgerald Memorial History Program. This lecture will be presented by Geralyn Ducati.

This program is sponsored by:
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
RI Historical Society
Union Library
Union Public Library 200th Anniversary Celebration Tea
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2:00-4:00pm, Amicable Church, 3736 Main Road, Tiverton, RI

Union Public Library cordially invites you to attend our 200th Anniversary Celebration Tea with guest speaker Janet Taylor Lisle.
 
Seating is limited. Reservations are required by March 10th. Call 624-7830 or email upla1820@gmail.com .

Donations always appreciated.
Storytime and Crafts
Storytime
Tuesdays, February 4th, 11th, and 18th, 10:30-11:30am, Union Public Library
 
Join us for storytime and crafts at the Union Public Library. All are welcome.

Call 625-6799 with any questions.
Hot Cocoa & Cookies
Hot Cocoa
Tuesday, February 18th, 2:00-4:00pm, Union Public Library

Come visit the Union Public Library to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy some delicious snacks.
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