January @ Your Library
snowy sunrise
"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been."
― Rainer Maria Rilke
Library Hours
Library Building
The Library is open for browsing and limited computer access during our regular operating hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Visit tivertonlibrary.org or call 401-625-6796 for the most up-to-date guidelines on how to make your visit as safe as possible.
Holiday Schedule
December 31st-January 1st: The Library will close at 3:00pm on Thursday, December 31st, and remain closed through Friday, January 1st, in observance of the Near Year’s holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, January 2nd.
January 18th: The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th.
Don’t forget, you can access materials on the Ocean State Libraries eZone anytime!
Virtual Exhibit
Click on the image below to check out our virtual exhibit of work by Kevin Garbarini!
This virtual exhibit will be displayed on our website for the month of January. You can also see Kevin’s work up close in the display case at the Library.
Would you, or someone you know, like to showcase your art at the Library? Contact Deb at destrella@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 to learn more.
Craft Take-Out
Bullet Journal
It’s a new year, and you may feel the desire to get organized. Bullet journals can be a great way to organize your schedule, to-do lists, ideas, habit trackers, recipes, and anything else you want to collect and keep track of--all customized in a way that works for you. This month’s take-out kit contains a bullet journal guide and some materials to help you start your own bullet journal. 

Ask for a kit at the Information Desk or call 401-625-6796 to order a kit for porch pick-up. Available while supplies last. 
The Ponzi Scheme
Charles Ponzi
Monday, January 4th, 7:00-8:00pm, via Zoom

Everyone knows the name Bernie Madoff, but not many know of Charles Ponzi, the man who engineered perhaps the greatest pyramid scheme of them all--one that was so great that, from that time forward, it bore his name. Relive the days of Boston's most outrageous rogue in this presentation. 

Please register below, and we will send you information on how to log in and use Zoom a day or two before the presentation. This presentation will not be recorded.
Virtual Retro Game Club - Frozen Frenzy Edition
Retro Game Club Winter Games
Tuesdays in January, 6:00-8:00pm, in our Discord Server

More Winter Games! Join us in the Retro Game Club Discord while we play videogames online Tuesday nights in January.
Each week will feature a different game to play together:
  • January 5th – Among Us
  • January 12th – Rocket League
  • January 19th – Jackbox
  • January 26th – Brawlhalla

Click below to learn more.
A Virtual Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time
Celebration of Animation
Monday, January 11th, 6:30-8:00pm, via Zoom

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation for all ages based on his book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History. Martin will show funny cartoon snippets of characters from the past century, play trivia with patrons, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best, and speak about their impact on American pop culture.

Please register below, and we will send you information on how to log in and use Zoom a day or two before the presentation. This presentation will not be recorded.
Virtual Makers Meet-Up
Yarn and Knitting Needles
Wednesday, January 20th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom

Knitters, quilters, and crafters: What have you been making lately? Please join us for this informal meet-up to chat and share our creations. New members are always welcome! Feel free to craft while we chat!

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log in and use Zoom a day or two before the program. 
Winter Food Festival with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott
Chef Rob Scott
Saturday, January 23rd, 3:00pm, on Facebook

Join us for a Live Facebook event with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott. This is a wonderful family event where everyone can make an appetizer, entree, and dessert with Chef Rob.

In this first event of the Winter Food Festival, Chef Rob will make Italian bread stick salad with fresh basil and vegetables, grandma style spaghetti pie, and crustless apple crumb pie. Click the button below to access the recipes. 

No registration is necessary. Just visit the Library's Facebook page on January 23rd at 3:00pm.
Book Groups
New members are always welcome to any of our book groups. There’s something for everyone! Stop by the Information Desk at the Library for a copy of the book, or call 401-625-6796 to schedule a pick-up.
Registration is required for all groups. This allows us to share log-in information with participants securely.

Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, January 8th, 10:30am, via Zoom
Tiverton Library Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 13th, 6:30pm, via Zoom
Union Library
Book Group
Thursday, January 21st, 1:00pm, via Zoom
Please check the Library calendar and the Teen page for details about virtual programs and take-home activities available in January.
Storytime To-Go Kits
Fun for families with kids ages 2–7
A new resource will be available in the Children's Room on January 4th. Stop by and check out one of our new storytime kits!

Each themed kit contains 3 books, an activity card, and a craft. We have 20 different themes, including trucks, dinosaurs, cats, dogs, birthdays, farms, and more.
Saturday Storytime Stroll
Saturday, January 30th, 10:00am-2:00pm, on the Library Lawn
Fun for families with kids ages 3–9
To participate, walk around the outside of the Library and read the pages of the book we have posted up around the building. At the end of your walk, stop by the Children’s Activity Room’s outer door to get a surprise.  
This program is weather dependent. Please check the Library's Facebook page for updates.
Storytime Stroll
Snow family
Family Fun Kits
Order by Thursday, January 14th
Fun for families with kids ages 3–10
Pick up one of our Grab & Go kits. Each kit contains a seasonal craft and game. This month’s theme is “Snowpeople.”

Click below to order your kits by Thursday, January 14th, for pick-up on Friday, January 15th, or Saturday, January 16th.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Friends of Tiverton Libraries Logo
Wednesday, January 13th, 6:30pm, via phone link

The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will meet via phone link on Wednesday, January 13th, at 6:30pm. 

Anyone wishing to join us can contact the Library Director, Catherine Damiani, for log-in info.
A Note of Thanks from the Friends
The annual holiday gift drive in support of the East Bay Community Action Program was a tremendous success. More than 250 items were donated to support families in need in our area.

We are grateful for your donations and thank you for supporting this effort.
Collection Box
Join the Friends or Renew Your Membership
Join or Renew Your Membership
Help the Friends of Tiverton Libraries fund programs for all ages, including summer reading, museum passes, speakers, workshops, movies, concerts, and more. 

If you haven’t already had a chance, please join the Friends or renew your membership by clicking the button below.
January Book Nook News
Book Nook News
Stop in to take a look at our new shelf of vintage books, which may be of interest.

We will also be having a sale on cookbooks during the month of January. Tired of the same old recipes? It's a great time to try something new. All hardcover cookbooks are $1.00, and softcover cookbooks are only 50 cents this month.

Donations of fiction and nonfiction books are being accepted in small quantities (6 maximum per day) due to volunteer availability. Please, no textbooks or VHS and cassette tapes.
Union Library
Union Public Library
Library Hours
The Union Public Library is open:
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Visit tivertonlibrary.org or call 401-625-6799 for the most up-to-date guidelines on how to make your visit as safe as possible.
Take Home Kids Crafts
Visit Union Public Library during the months of January and February, and take home a winter-themed craft kit for children ages 3 to 10. 

The kit will include a variety of simple crafts, family games and collaborations, coloring pages, jokes and riddles, etc.
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