Closed on 1/21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
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and choose the Friends of the Narragansett library, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our Friends Group--so give us a smile!
to register for any of the programs requiring pre-registration
Which one & Why?
Saturday, Jan 5 at 1:30pm
With so many styles offered these days, it can be confusing to select a yoga class to attend. Join Gary &Wendy of Quonny Yoga, Charlestown, RI as they
explain how you can benefit from the different styles of yoga offered in this area. Then Gary will guide you through some simple balancing, stretching &
strengthening poses offered at Quonny Yoga. Anyone at any age or experience level will benefit from this class. Wear comfortable clothes to move in & bring a mat or large towel.
A New Year Resolution for Revelation
Wed, Jan 9 at 6:30pm
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 meditation that can help facilitate ones 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!
Learn the facts about Streaming.
Thur, Jan 24 1pm, Wed, Jan 30 at 5:30pm
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--including services offered by the library.
Stone Soup: Story, Buffet, and Food Drive
Sat, Jan 26 12-1pm
Come listen to Fire Chief Scott Partington read the classic children's story, Stone Soup, a folk story in which hungry strangers persuade local people of a town to give them food. It is usually told as a lesson in cooperation, especially in times of famine or hardship. Following the story, participants are invited to join a free soup buffet, featuring donations from local restaurants. You are welcome to 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.
Friends of the Narragansett Public Library
Join us for a candlelight walk to bring in the the new library in the New Year!
If you are in support of building a new Library, it is imperative to take action! Believe it or not after two years the Town Council is still discussing the new library!! Time is running out! The town has not applied for the bond and there is less than 18 months left to build the Library. Three Town Council Members are still discussing the organization of the Library building committee and send
ing out RFPs for hiring a library architect. If these two issues are not passed on the January 7 Town council meeting, the time frame in the current bond will run out to build the library and delays can jeopardize fundraising!!!
The friends need you to act on these issues by January 7.
Drop in the Library. We have started a paper chain of Patrons who want to see action! Sign your name to a link and we will add it to the chain.
The next Town Council meeting is January 7. We are forming a Candlelight Walk from the library to Town Hall. We will organize at 6:30, and walk from the new library to Town Hall .Those that can't or prefer not to walk can join in at Town Hall at 7:00.
Bring a battery candle and stand outside till 7:15. Then enter Town Hall for the meeting.
The next Friends meeting is Monday, January 7 at 1pm. Drop in and make a sign for the
ALL FRIENDS WELCOME!
Monday, Jan. 28
Make handcrafted cards and be ready for the next special occasion. Please pre-register, space is limited.
SCRABBLE SCRAMBLES at 1PM
on Fridays and Sundays
oin us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, Jan 9 to discuss Beartown by Fredrik Backman
||Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm on Wed, Jan. 23 to discuss What the Eyes Don't See: a Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City.
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 Jan 14 & 28th.
Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.
Tuesday, Jan 8 at 2pm and 6 pm
R,2018, 105 min.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Dodds, Jimmy O. Yang
After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman meets the reclusive rocker her ex was obsessed with.
Tuesday, Jan 15 at 2pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 122 min
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll
A cinematic adaptation of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested SS officer Adolf Eichmann, the man who masterminded the "Final Solution". He was tracked down in Buenos Aires, captured, and brought to Israel for trial in 1961.
Tuesday, Jan 22 at 2pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 96 min.
Cast :Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela, Natassia Malthe, Priya Rajaratnam, Jens Hultén
After his first hunt, a young man is left to withstand the hostile Ice Age wilderness on his own. He soon encounters and befriends a deserted wolf, and the two learn what it takes to survive as a brutal winter approaches.
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
Tuesday, Jan 29 at 2pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 92 min
Starring:Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker's escape from San Quentin at the age of 70. The escape enchanted the public and confounded the authorities. Detective John Hunt became captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft.
JANUARY CHILDREN'S EVENTS
Maker Monday: Snowflakes
Monday 1/7 All day Stop in to the children's room to make and take a Snowflake. Available while supplies last.
Crazy 8's Math Club
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:
Bee-Bot is an exciting little robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!
Registration is required, and is open to children in grades 1-4. Registration opens on December 26.
(2's and 3's)
10:00 am on Wednesdays:1/9,1/16,1/23
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!
(Age s 3-5)
10:00 am on Thursdays:1/10,1/17,1/24
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
10:00 am on Fridays: 1/11,1/18,1/25
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!
Stone Soup: Story, Buffet, and Food Drive
Saturday 1/26 12:00 - 1:30pm Come listen to Fire Chief Scott Partington read the classic children's story, Stone Soup, a folk story in which hungry strangers persuade local people of a town to give them food. It is usually told as a lesson in cooperation, especially in times of famine or hardship.
Following the story, participants are invited to join a free soup buffet, featuring donations from local restaurants.
You are welcome to 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.
Wednesday Ezone Drop-in
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.