Tiverton Library News and Events 
February 2019     
Director's Notes
Holiday Closing:  The Tiverton Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 18th for Presidents' Day, and will reopen at the regular time on Tuesday the 19th.
*POSTPONED* All About Roger Williams: A Presentation by John McNiff.
New date: TBD (Originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th)  
This event has been postponed as our speaker is unavailable due to the government shutdown. We will be rescheduling this event for a later date after the shutdown ends. Stay tuned! We still encourage you to visit the library to see the 7ft Roger Williams statue with information panels on loan from the State Archives until February 18th.

Retro Game Club: Peripheral Party!
Tuesday, February 5th, 6pm,
Community Room
It's party time at Retro Game Club in February! Join our tech team, Patrick & Kyle, for an evening of multiplayer party games that use a variety of persnickety peripherals and gimmicky gadgets. We'll have a slew of party games and multiplayer-focused add-ons from decades passed, including:
  • Microsoft Kinect!
  • Playstation Move!
  • Wii Remotes!
  • Rock Band!
  • NES Zapper!
Plus, we'll have the ultimate gaming peripheral on-hand: an HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset! Registration is recommended, so please visit www.tivertonlibrary.org to sign-up. Party on!

Every Wednesday and Thursday 10:15am-1:00pm
AARP Tax Prep, Community Room
Begins Wednesday, February 6th through Thursday, April 11th
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.  For a list of documents to bring with you, click here.

Wednesday, February 13th, 6:00pm
Cookbook Club
Book selection: Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott
You must register for this book group. For more details, email staff@tivertonlibrary.org or call the library 401-625-6796.

Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30pm
Adult Knitting Meet Up
A casual meeting for knitters looking to work on their projects with others who enjoy knitting and crocheting. Join us on the Third Tuesday of the month to meet and socialize with local knitters. 

Wednesday, February 27th. 6:00pm
Movie Night: A Star is Born (2018)
Rated R, 134 minutes
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Thursday, February 28th. 7:00pm
Adult Game Night
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!
If you are interested in joining in, or for more information, contact staff@tivertonlibrary.org.
February 4th, 6th, 11th, & 12th @ 5:30pm in the Community Room
Virtual Reality comes to the Tiverton Library in February!
If you are interested in VR, or just curious about how it feels to experience digital reality, we'll have everything you need to get started.
The library will host four VR events throughout February, where visitors can book a VR experience and choose from dozens of immersive videos, apps, and games. Register for the event to hold your spot and reserve a session with the HTC Vive before it leaves the library!
While you wait, "walk the plank" on PlayStation VR or test-out a Google Cardboard to transform your phone into a VR headset -- visit bit.ly/LibraryVR for a list of apps to download before you arrive!
Please note: use of VR is restricted to patrons over the age of 12 and registration is required. Patrons under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to participate.
Visit our webpage to place your registration on one of the dates below:
For more information, call the library at (401) 625-6796, or, contact Patrick Elliot, Technology Librarian, at pelliot@tivertonlibrary.org. Register online at www.tivertonlibrary.org.
The HTC Vive is generously provided on-loan from the Warwick Public Library, made possible by a Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge grant, awarded by the Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services and the Rhode Island Office of Innovation and funded by the Carnegie Foundation.

- Teen Advisory Board 
Tuesday, February 5th 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. 
- Retro Game Club 
Tuesday, February 5th 6-7:30pm, 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 past generations of video games. We'll have original Sega and Nintendo hardware from the 80s & 90s, 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 variety of classic games. Attendance is open to all. 
- Young Adult for Adults Book Club
Tuesday, February 12th 6-7:30pm, 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 that is intended for "older" teens and adults.  This month's book selection is Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block.  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. 
- Bring Your Own Book Club 
Thursday, February 14th 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. 
- Palentine's Day Youth Services Celebration of Friendship
Friday, February 15th starting at Noon in the Community Room 
Join us for a Youth Services Celebration of Friendship! There will be a showing of The Sandlot projected on the big screen in our Community Room.
- Anime & Manga Group 
Friday, February 22nd 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, February 23rd starting at Noon in the Community Room 
Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Love, Simon 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.
Tiverton Public Library
Friday, Feb. 8, 10:30am,
Learning Center
Killers of the Flower Moon:
the Osage murders and the
birth of the FBI,
David Grann

Young Adult for Adults Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-7:30pm,
Learning Center
Weetzie Bat,
Francesca Lia Block
Teens must be at least in high school
in order to attend this book group.
See Rebecca with any questions.

Cook Book Club
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6-7:30pm
Community Room
The Art of the Pie,
Kate McDermott
Please register by emailing
Bring your recipe with you.

Senior Center Book Group
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center,
207 Canonicus Street, Tiverton
Salt to the Sea,
Ruta Sepetys
The novel is based on the tragedy of the greatest maritime disaster that few know about - the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff in 1945.  Copies available at the library and at the Senior Center.

Union Library Book Group
Thursday, Feb. 21, 1:00pm
Little Fires Everywhere,
Celeste Ng
All are welcome.  Copies are available
at Tiverton Public Library and Union
Public Library.

You are welcome to join any book group.  Stop at the Information Desk for a copy of the book to be discussed.  Only the Cook Book Club requires preregistration.
Children's Events for

Snow Dough Day
Saturday, February 2nd   
11 a.m. -  12:00 p.m.
Ages 3+
Visit the children's activity room to play and create with sparkly peppermint-scented dough.
Make & Take @ the Library  
Saturday, February 9th
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ages 3+
Drop by the children's activity room for a seasonal art activity. Today we will be making valentines.
SNOW MUCH FUN - Winter Break 2019
Yeti, Set, Go to the Tiverton Public Library during winter break for a variety of snow-themed activities.In addition to the special events listed below we will also have snow games, crafts and projects available in the children's activity room.
Make & Take:
Friday, February 15th
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ages 3+
Drop by the children's room and create some snowy scratch art.
Pop Art:
Saturday, February 16th
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ages 3+
Join us for some POP Art. We will be using Tootsie Roll Pops and art supplies to create a sweet snow pal.
Stories on the Screen:
Tuesday, February 19th
2 p.m.
Ages 3+
Stop by for popcorn and a movie. We will be watching the animated film Smallfoot by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Build-It Day
Saturday, February 23rd  
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 Lego's.
February Storytimes:
Storytime Adventures
Who:  Children ages 3-5 years
When:  Mondays -February 4th, 11th and 25th  (No storytime February 18th)
Storytime is cancelled in the event that Tiverton Public Schools are closed.
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 - February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Storytime is cancelled in the event that Tiverton Public Schools are closed.
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 - February 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Storytime is cancelled in the event that Tiverton Public Schools are closed.
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.
Read to Cash
Tuesday, February 19th, 3:30pm
Miss Renee will be back with Cash.  To reserve a private 15-minute session to read to Cash, register online or at the library.
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