Tiverton Library News and Events 
January 2019    
MEET THE STAFF
Name:  Elizabeth Aguiar
Library Position: Reference & Acquisitions 
Where will we most likely see you in the library?
Either at the info desk- helping patrons find books they will love to read, or in the office- ordering books our patrons will love to read!
What's your favorite book or film?:
I cannot choose just one book! My top three (meaning I could read them again and again) are: Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. One of my all time favorite films is Amelie. 
Tell us about a hobby you take interest in outside of your work at the library:
Recently my family acquired a very old, but free, piano. I've always wanted to play- so I am teaching myself. At some point I would like to take lessons but I'd like to see how far I can get on my own.  
What's your favorite place you've visited or a future place you hope to visit?: Before we had children my husband and I did a lot of traveling. I've been to Rome, Paris, London and several cities in Australia but I have to say my absolute favorite was Venice, Italy .  
Director's Notes
The Tiverton Public Library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 1st for New Year's Day.  See you at the Penguin Plunge at noon!

The library will also be closed on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
ADULT EVENTS
Retro Game Club: Smash Bros. Edition
January 8th, 6pm in the 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 gaming hardware from decades past, 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 a variety of classic games. 
   This month's theme? Smash Bros.
Come test your skills across all Super Smash Bros. releases, including the original Smash Bros. (N64), Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube), Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii), Smash Bros. Wii U (Wii U), & Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)!
   Afterward, be sure to browse our wide selection of Xbox and PlayStation games available to borrow, as well as our collection of board and tabletop games patrons can enjoy inside the library. Game on!
Registration is recommended but not required. Register online at  tivertonlibrary.org
 or contact Patrick at 401-625-6796 ext. 8 for more information.

Thursday, January 10th, 2:00pm
Community Room
Movie Matinee:  Casablanca
Free afternoon movie at the library.  Popcorn and drinks provided.  Outside snacks welcome.
  
Knitters Meetup Group Starting
Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30pm  (and the 3rd Tuesdays of each month)
Calling all knitters! Are you looking to meet new people who knit and crochet? Check out this new social meeting of local knitters and crocheters at the Tiverton Public Library. 
Join us on the Third Tuesday of the month starting January 15th at 6:30pm to meet and socialize with local knitters. Get project ideas, talk about issues as they arise, and get some help or guidance as you develop your knitting skill.
Knitters of all skills/abilities welcome. Must bring your own supplies.
This is not an instructional class. No registration is required.

Adult Game Night
Thursday, January 17th, 7:00pm
Community Room
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!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:00pm
Community Room
Movie Night:  Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)
Free movie, popcorn and drinks at the library.  Outside snacks welcome.

All About Roger Williams:
A Presentation by John McNiff
Wednesday, January 30th, 6:30pm
Community Room
A 45-minute talk about Roger Williams and his experiences in New England, and how all that still affects us to this day. His struggle for religious liberty, not tolerance, ended up forming a new basis for government. As Roger said in 1644, the foundation of civil power lies in the people. **

**Related: Beginning January 8th, the library will be housing a 7ft Roger Williams statue with information panels as part of a traveling exhibition from the state archives.  
TEEN EVENTS 
- Teen Advisory Board
*** Special Meeting - 
FIRST THURSDAY ***
Thursday, January 3rd 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
FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH  
Tuesday, January 8th 6-7:30pm in the 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

SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Tuesday, January 8th 6-7:30pm in the 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 intended for "older" teens and adults.  This month's book selection is The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.  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. 
 
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- Bring Your Own Book Club
** Special Meeting - THIRD THURSDAY **
Thursday, January 17th 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.
 
- Anime & Manga Group

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Friday, January 18th 3:30-4:30pm in the Teen Room
Monthly Anime and Manga Meetup.  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, January 26th starting at Noon in the Community Room
Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of The Darkest Minds (Rated PG-13) 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.  
BOOK GROUPS FOR JANUARY
Master and Commander Book Group Returns!
Tuesdays, beginning January 8th at 1:00pm
Hello Shipmates - Beginning on Tuesday January 8th at 1:00 PM, at the Tiverton Library, we will spend four (or five) Tuesdays reading and discussing THE FORTUNE OF WAR
You may remember that Patrick O'Brian has "arranged" for Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin to be aboard the HMS JAVA during her famous battle with USS CONSTITUTION, and then followed their adventures ashore in old Boston
As usual, we will be using the American editions (paper or hardcover) published by W.W. Norton, either of which have 329 pages.  These particular editions can easily be identified by the beautiful Geoff Hunt artwork on the covers which "bleeds" right out to the edges....with no borders of any kind.   If you don't already have the book, check your library's system or your local bookseller...or inexpensive copies can usually be had through www.abebooks.com.   Reading together, with lots of conversation, is always easier if we are "on the same page".
If you enjoy fine literature and good company at the same time, you should join us....and invite your friends along for the voyage.  We have several friends who have been with us from the beginning of the series who will certainly share the background....without giving anything away.
If you have not experienced the writings of Patrick O'Brian, please sample  a very descriptive review from the New York Times Book Review from over twenty-five years ago by Googling "O'Brian, NYT, Richard Snow"....the writing is superb; the reading has only gotten better with each passing year. 
For more information or to sign up for this book group, contact Harris Gruber, at varnishman@gmail.com

The Smell of Other People's Houses,
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
This is a book group for "older" teens and adults. Teens must be at least in high school to attend this group. See Rebecca with any questions.

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 9th, 6-7:30pm
Bring It!, Ali Rosen
You must register for this book group.



Tuesday, January 22nd, 10:15am
Small Great Things,
Jodi Picoult
Copies are available at the Senior Center and at the library.This relevant novel has themes of prejudice, race, and justice.
Children's Events for Month  

Noon Year's Eve
Monday, December 31st
11 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.
Join us for a pajama countdown party filled with crafts, games and family fun!

Stories on the Screen
Monday, December 31st at 12:30 p.m.
Watch Snow Buddies by Disney in the Children's Activity Room. (Rated G) 
 
 

Build-It Day 
Saturday, January 12th
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 toys, including our Lego collection.
 
POP!
Saturday, January 19th
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ages 3+
Celebrate National Popcorn Day at the library. Join us for popcorn, cartoons and coloring in the children's activity room.
 
Make & Take @ the Library 
Saturday, January 26th
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 snowflakes.


January Storytimes:
Storytime Adventures
Who: Children ages 3-5 years
When: Mondays - January 7th, 14th and 28th
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 - January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
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 -17th & 24th
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.
Limit:  16 babies per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Read to Cash
Tuesday, January 22nd, 3:30-4:30pm
Reserve a private session with Miss Renee and her pet therapy dog Cash, and enjoy his quiet companionship while reading him a book you have chosen. Registrations are required.  Call or go online to reserve your private 15 minute session.
A reminder from the Friends of Tiverton Libraries:  We provide museum and activity passes to area attractions for library patrons.  Click here to see what is available, and to reserve a pass online.  Winter is a great time to visit the Providence Children's Museum and the Children's Museum of Greater Fall River, or check out other available passes. Passes provide free or discounted admission.  Check the library's website for details.


To East Bay Community Action Programs, library patrons donated 60 book or game items, dozens of diapers and outerwear items and more through this Friends-sponsored activity.
 
The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be held off-site, Wednesday, January 16th.  Please obtain details at the Information Desk. 
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