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9:30 am-5pm
Sunday open

Holiday Hours:
Closed on 2/18 for Presidents' 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
Investment Basics
 (helping you make educated decisions):
  Thurs, Feb. 7 at 6 pm
The world of investing is open to everyone. Learning about
the markets and investing strategies can be very exciting. At
this event, we'll help you better understand the three
foundation elements of investing, the benefits of a goals based
wealth management approach and what it's like to
work with a financial adviser. We believe that being educated
can help you pursue your life goals by making educated
investment decisions, so please join us for this event.

Planning a garden? Come to the library on Saturday, Feb 9 or March 9 at 2pm to chose from hundreds of free seeds and to ask local Master Gardner Mike Lapisky questions about planting and growing your garden.
Taking control of your retirement: 
Thurs, Feb 21 at 6pm

Throughout your investing life, you've worked hard to save for the retirement you've always envisioned. In this seminar, we'll talk about one of the most life-altering financial turning points each of us will experience-the transition to retirement-and the challenges and risks associated with it, as well as some potential solutions for building a portfolio to support your goals.
Join us for an informative seminar during which you'll get a better understanding of:
* Common retirement risks such as longevity, withdrawal, investment and inflation risks-and the ways in which you can manage these risks.
* How to identify your retirement goals, and more importantly, prioritize them based on what matters most to you.
* Techniques for building a portfolio aligned to your priorities-leveraging a range of solutions including a balanced portfolio of investments, fixed income and annuities.

Screening of
Through the Red Door by the South County Filmmakers

Thurs, Feb 28th at 7pm
The South County Filmmakers' (SCF) latest production, Through the Red Door, was an official selection of two film festivals, the Mystic (CT) International Film Festival and Rhode Island's 401 FilmFest.

This short film asks the question, Is it real or is it not? A comedy/satire, the movie depicts a colorful, alternate reality which frequently mirrors the absurdities of our current times. The camera moves through a realm of stunning locations. Characters are familiar yet surreal, Tea Parties become great again, and rules no longer apply!
All members of the production team are from Rhode Island. Filmed entirely in South County, the film was written and directed by two members of the SCF, Kate Marion and Anita Russo. The cinematographer, Rajah Samaroo, hails from Pawtucket.
The SCF is a group of about 10 amateur filmmakers who began creating films about four years ago. The SCF is a RI non-profit organization that produces movies from the ground up, beginning with a concept and ending with a premiere! Through the Red Door is the club's fourth film. They are based in Wakefield and Narragansett. New members are always welcome. Contact: southcountyfilmmakers@gmail.com.


Winter Speaker Series: 
The History of Shadow Farm

Sunday, Feb 24 at 1pm
The Friends of Canonchet Farm, Narrow River Preservation Association, South County Museum and the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library along with generous support from Trio Restaurant, are collaborating for the eigth year to sponsor the Winter Speaker Series On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, South County Museum will present The History of Shadow Farm - Resident and local historian David Chidakel will trace the ownership of Shadow Farm from the Colonial times of the Hazards and Robinsons to its development as a condominium project in the 1980s. Registration will open on Sunday, January 27th. Registration required.


Monday February 25, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
NR, 2016,106 minutes
Based on the first part of the Beatles' career, the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. Explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon. It explores their inner workings - how they made decisions, created their music, and built their collective career together - all while exploring the Beatles' extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.
Monthly Meetings:
Friends of the Narragansett Public Library

 The Friends would like thank everyone who has helped in their efforts to continue with the plans for the new library.  They would also like to thank those who donated and made Stone Soup possible:
Arturo Joe's, Belmont's, Charlie O's, Coast Guard House, Crazy Burger, Gansett Wraps, Mariner Grill, Panera Bread, Shaw's, Rochs, and Twin Willows.  

The Friends are still collecting Jewelry for their spring Jewelry sale.  The Annual Book Sale has been moved to the fall.

The Friends do not have a scheduled meeting this month, but to receive updates about upcoming events please check in with their Facebook page--Friends of the Narragansett Library. 
 Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All welcome.
Wednesday, Feb 28 at 6:30 pm
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, Feb 13 to discuss The Wife : a novel / Meg Wolitzer.

Evening Book Club meets at 6:30pm on Wed, Feb. 27  to discuss Grandma Gatewood's  Walk / Ben Montgomery. 
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 Feb 11 and 25.
 Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.


Tuesday, Feb 5 at 2pm and 6 pm.
PG-13, 2018,133 minutes
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Algee Smith
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr tries to find her voice in order to stand up for what's right.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2pm and 6 pm.
R, 2019, 100 minutes
Starring:Glenn Close, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Christian Slater, Jonathan Pryce, Harry Lloyd
Joan Castleman is a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his 'art' with grace and humor. She has reached her breaking point.

Tuesday, Feb 19 at 2pm and 6 pm.
PG-13, 2018, 135 minutes
Starring:Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander
A chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.

Tuesday, Feb 26 at 2pm and 6 pm.
R, 2018,136 minutes
Starring:Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay, William Belli, Rafi Gavron.
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

Feb 5 , all day.  Celebrate the Year of the Pig with three different crafts to make and take. No registration required, just drop in! While supplies last.  

All day Maker Monday

Monday 2/11 Valentines Prepare for Valentine's Day by creating a special craft to give as a gift, or keep for yourself . Crafts will also be available in the young adult section while supplies last.

Crazy 8's Math Club
2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Grades K-3 Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess... it's a totally new kind of math club. Make mischief and memories with activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry. Bouncy Dice, and Toilet Paper Olympics. You'll get to take home some cool gadgets too!  Math club will run weekly from January 9 to February 27, 4:00-5:00pm. Registration opens December 26. 
When you sign up for one event, you are signed up for all eight!
Find more information here: https://crazy8s.bedtimemath.org/home/what

Family Yoga
Friday February 15, 10:30 - 11:30 AM 
Join us for a family yoga event on your day off from school!
Please pre-register.

Lego Club:
Thursdays 2/14, 2/28 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Lego Club returns! Our big bins of Legos will come out after school two times a month during the winter months. What will you create?  

STEM Saturdays: 
Feb 2, 11-12
Celebrate take Your Child to the Library Day with a STEAM Saturday. Make your own video game with Bloxels, using real live blocks that you scan into a device. Code your own path with Bee Bot robots. Play with legos! 
Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 right by librarians Nadine Lipman (Waterford Public Library, retired) and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library) with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, TYCTTLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.
No registration required. Just drop in!

Mindful Meditation
Saturday 2/23 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Join Miss Emma for a nature themed meditation exercise. After meditating, paint what you feel while you listen to music! (Grades 1-5)

story time 

Toddler Storytime
(2's and 3's)
10:00 am on Wednesdays:
2/6, 2/13, 2/20
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)
10:00 am on Thursdays:
2/7, 2/14, 2/21
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!

Baby and Me
(0-24 months)
10:00 am on Fridays: 
2/8, 2/22
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!

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.