January @ Your Library
Winter Sunrise
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” ―  Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Library Closings
Snowy trees
Please note the following library closings in January:

  • Closing at 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 31st, in observance of New Year's Eve
  • Closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for New Year's Day (See you at the Penguin Plunge!)
  • Closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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, January 17, 2020 using the survey button below.

Questions? Contact Library Director Catherine Damiani at director@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 x6.
9th Annual Penguin Plunge
Scene from 2019 Plunge
Wednesday, January 1st, 12:00pm, Grinnell’s Beach

The Tiverton Yacht Club is sponsoring its 9th Annual Penguin Plunge at Grinnell’s Beach on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. “Penguins” will gather on the beach around 11:45am and take the plunge into the river at noon. As in previous years, the Penguin Plunge supports the Tiverton Public Library through donations from participants and from supporters who watch the event from the shore.

Come and test (or re-test) your mettle with the help of cheering family, friends, and neighbors. All are welcome, and New Year’s hats, colorful holiday pajamas, and (especially) good tidings are encouraged! 

Penguins are encouraged to obtain library donations in advance. You can pick up your pledge form at the Library’s Information Desk or click the button below to download the form. All pledge forms and donations should be brought to the beach at the time of the event.
Save the Date!
C-Change Conversations:
The C-Change Primer
C-Change Conversations
Thursday, February 6th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

Do you have questions about climate change and want to learn more about it? Don’t miss C-Change Conversations: The C-Change Primer--a nonpartisan, 45-minute, multimedia presentation developed in consultation with scientists, business leaders, and public policy experts working on climate change.

Sponsored by Tiverton and Union Public Libraries.
Adult Programs
Here are just a few of the programs we have coming up for adults this month.

Visit https://tivertonlibrary.org/adults/ for the full calendar.
Begin the New Year with Meditation
Winter Scene
Wednesday, January 15th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

In this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. Dr. Alan R. Post (chiropractic physician, long-time meditator, and contributing author to Meditation as Medication for the Soul by Rajinder Singh) will share a simple, effective meditation technique that can help us experience inner peace. Dr. Post has been practicing meditation for over 40 years and provides workshops and lectures on mediation that can help facilitate one’s personal transformation. In this program you will have the chance to practice the art of meditation, which can positively affect your life. Join us for this inspirational meditation workshop and start the New Year on the right track!
Free Movie: Book Club
Book Club Movie
Wednesday, January 22nd, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for a showing of Book Club ( 2018 ; Rated PG-13; 1h, 44min) on the big screen! Popcorn and drinks are provided; outside snacks are also welcome!
More Adult Programs
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 by 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, January 10th, 10:30am
Wednesday, January 15th, 6:00pm
Learning Center
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Tuesday, January 14th, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center
207 Canonicus Street

Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Senior Center and the Tiverton Public Library.
Union Public Library Book Group
Thursday, January 16th, 1:00pm
Union Public Library
Spirituality and Politics Book Group
Wednesday, January 15th, 2:00pm
Trustees Room

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 8th, 6:00pm
Community Room
Teen Events
Retro Game Club
Retro Game Club
Tuesday, January 14th, 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
Cook Runnings Movie
Saturday, January 18th, 12:00-2:00pm, Community Room

Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Cool Runnings 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.
Children's Events
Noon Year's Eve
Happy New Year Fireworks
Tuesday, December 31st, 11:00am-12:30pm, Community Room

Join us for some family fun as we count down to the Noon Year with games and crafts at our library party.
Fitness Fun
Child Exercising
Saturday, January 4th , 11:00am-1:00pm, Children's Activity Room
Recommended for ages 5+
Kick-off the new year with Adventures to Fitness ® . Today, we will be joining Mr. Marc and Mr. Clock on a virtual fitness adventure to Asia, where we will help solve an ancient mystery and maybe see a Yeti!
Blocks & Books
Saturday, January 11th, 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, Legos ® , and toys.
Feathered Friends
Saturday, January 18th, 10:30-11:30am, Children's Activity Room
Recommended for ages 5+

Learn about our native winter birds and make a bird feeder.

Make & Take @ the Library
Craft Supplies
Saturday, January 25th, 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 snowflakes.
Click below for a schedule of our January storytimes.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Friends of Tiverton Libraries Logo
Wednesday, January 15th, 5:30pm

This meeting will be held offsite.

Questions? Inquire at the Information Desk.
Help Wanted!
Help Wanted
The Friends of Tiverton Libraries is looking for a Co-coordinator for the 2020 Annual Book Sale, ETC.

For more information, please call 401-924-0082.
Featured Museum Pass: The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Discover the underwater world of whales, learn about whaling and its impact, and explore the maritime history of Southcoast Massachusetts at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

The museum boasts five whale skeletons, the world’s largest ship model, and America’s longest painting. Explore whale science and conservation, learn how Yankee whalers sailed the seven seas, enjoy works by internationally known maritime artists, and have fun in the 3000-square-foot kids’ Casa dos Botes Discovery Center. The museum's annual Moby Dick Marathon takes place January 3-5, 2020!

The Library's museum pass is good for 50% off for 2 adults and 2 children under 17.
Union Public Library
Winter Warm-Up Tea
Winter Tea
Tuesday, January 21st, 2:00-4:00pm, Union Public Library

All are welcome!

Open Knitting
January 7, 14, & 28
February 4, 11, & 25
1:00-3:00pm, Union Public Library

Expert or beginner, all are welcome!

This is an open knit. Attendees can come, share conversations, and knit. Come with questions or wanting to learn something new. 

Help will be available. Call to register 624-9874.
Join in the Celebration of Union Public Library's 200th Anniversary
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In 2020, Union Public Library will celebrate 200 years of bringing readers and the community together. As part of the observance of this historic milestone, the UPLA is hoping to record and preserve the stories and memories of our many patrons and supporters.

There are three ways to participate in this great project:
  1. Mail a written memory to UPLA at 3832 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878.
  2. Email your story to UPLA1820@gmail.com.
  3. Call the library at 625-6799 with your name and number, and we’ll call you to set up a date and time for an oral interview. 

In all cases, any photos or clippings you provide will be returned to you.

Thank you in advance for contributing!
The Oral History Committee 2020 Celebration
Tiverton Public Library | 401-625-6796 |  staff@tivertonlibrary.org