January 2020
Maury Loontjens Memorial Library
Your monthly news & updates
BEGININNG GENEAOLGY WITH RIGS
Monday, Jan. 13 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. All genealogy club members welcome, this program will replace the regular genealogy club meeting for this month . Please pre-register.
THUNDER SOUL
Thursday, Jan 16 at 6:30 pm
88 minutes,
This documentary is the inspiring, music-filled true story of high school band leader "Prof" Johnson, who took a ragtag jazz band and transformed them into the legendary funk powerhouse that took the nation by storm..
ON PETTASQUAMSCUTT
Sunday, Jan. 26 at 1pm
 Narrow River Preservation Association will present: “50 Years of Protecting and Preserving the Narrow River and its Watershed.” Leaders of NRPA share the organization’s most significant challenges and accomplishments over the past 50 years with a look toward the next 50 years of caring for the watershed loved by so many . Pre-registration is required
STONE SOUP: Story, Buffet, and Food Drive
Saturday, Jan. 25 12-1:30pm
Come listen to the classic children's story, Stone Soup, a folk story in which hungry strangers persuade the local people of a town to share their food. Following the story, participants are invited to join a free soup buffet, featuring donations from local restaurants.


I NTERESTED IN SAVING MONEY ON YOUR CABLE BILL?
January 29, 5:30 PM or January 30, 12:30 PM
Are you paying too much for cable? Come learn about how you can cut the cord and still get video entertainment online. This program will go over the basics of what you need and what services you can get to stream video over the internet.
COLOR A NEW YEAR
Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6:30pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year by coloring an “oriental” style card to send a New Year’s greeting.
Weekly Offerings
VHS TO DVD SERVICE

Are all your old home movies on VHS tapes that are hard to watch or share? Reserve our VHS to DVD converter to transfer your VHS tapes. For details and to reserve a time click here .
TECH QUESTIONS ?
Every Wed. Features Tech drop-in from 1pm to 3pm or call to make an appointment with the Reference Librarian.
KNIT ONE, PURL TWO
 Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm. All welcome.
SCRABBLES BACK!
Sunday Scrabble is back this winter! Join us for a friendly game from 1pm to 3pm on the following Sundays this winter: January: 5, 12 & 19, February: 2, 9 & 16, March: 1, 8, 15 & 22
January Free Movies
ON GOLDEN POND
Tuesday, Jan 7 at 2 & 6 pm
PG, 1981, 109 minutes
Cast: Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Dabney Coleman.
Story of an elderly couple and their estranged daughter. Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and writer Ernest Thompson won Oscars. Jane Fonda. Mark Rydell directed
DOWNTON ABBEY
Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 2 & 6 pm
PG, 2019, 122 minutes
Cast: Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith, Tuppence Middleton. The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927.
SELMA
Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2014, 128 minutes
Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola. Civil-rights activists march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans in this docudrama, which focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King Jr.
JUDY
Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2019, 118 minutes
Cast: Finn Wittrock, Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on, battling with her manager and her ex-husband.
Monthly Meetings:
JANUARY BOOK CLUBS: Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, Jan 8 to discuss Ordinary Grace , a novel by William Kent Krueger. The Evening Book Club meets at 6:30pm on Wed, Jan 22.to discuss Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Copies of titles for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507 ex 4.

MONDAY MORNING BOOKTALKS: 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 Jan 6 & 27.
TECH QUESTIONS? Every Wed. Features Tech drop-in from 1pm to 3pm or call to make an appointment with the Reference Librarian.

 THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will meet on Monday, Jan 6 at 1pm. Planning is underway for our Annual Stone Soup—food drive and soup buffet.


EVENTS IN THE CHILDRENS' ROOM
story time
KIDS' STORYTIMES:


Toddler Story Time (2-3) 10:00 am
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. January 8, 15, 22, 29.

Preschool Story Time (3-5) 10:00 am
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. January 9, 16, 23, 30.

Baby & Me Story Time 10:30 am
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.
January 10,17,24,31
Cover of Stone Soup
STONE SOUP: Story, Buffet, and Food Drive
Saturday, Jan. 25 12-1:30pm
Kids are invited to come listen to the classic children's story, Stone Soup, a folk story in which hungry strangers persuade the local people of a town to share their food. Following the story, participants are invited to join a free soup buffet, featuring donations from local restaurants.
Please donate one non-perishable food or personal hygiene item as an admission fee, which will be distributed to local residents in need. Stone Soup event is sponsored by the Friends of the Narragansett Library, and is for all ages.
Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-8:30pm
Friday & Saturday:9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9:30 am-5 pm
Sunday: 12-4pm
Closed 1/20 in Honor of Martin Luther KIng day.