JULY 2019  
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HOURS:
Monday-Thursday
9:30am-8:30pm
Friday
9:30am-5pm
Saturday
9:30 am-2pm

Sunday Closed

Closed July 4th
Closing at 3pm on Friday, July 26 for the Blessing of the Fleet.









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Contact info:
phone: 401-789-9507
email: narlib@narlib.org


Vote For Us! (Please?)
Our wonderful patron--Suzan Amoruso, recently nominated the library as the "Nicest Place in Rhode Island"   And we won!  Now, we are in the running for Nicest Place in America--and we would love your votes!  To read about the details (and vote!) checkout:   https://www.rd.com/nicestplaces/the-nicest-place-in-rhode-island-maury-loontjens-memorial-library-in-narragansett/

 
Click here to register for any of the programs requiring pre-registration

YOUR HEART,
MY HANDS

with Dr. Arun Singh
on 
Wed,  July 10th at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Singh's name may seem familiar--chances are if you are a Rhode Islander, you or someone you know has been operated on by him. At Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI, Dr. Singh has personally performed more than 15,000 documented heart surgeries along with another 5,000 related procedures-more than nearly every surgeon in history. Join us as Dr. Singh shares his encouraging and inspiring true story on how a boy from India overcame a difficult childhood and devastating hand injuries and became one of the most prolific cardiac surgeons in U.S. history. There will be copies of his book, Your Heart, My Hands, available for purchase and signing. Please register.
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WRITING WORKSHOP II 
Join Professor Nancy Shuster and improve your writing. Beginning Friday, July 19, the class will meet at the Maury Loontjens Library for four consecutive Friday mornings (7/19,7/26,8/2,8/9) from 10 am until 11:30 am. Share your writing in a supportive setting. Space is limited to 12 so register early to reserve your place. Questions?  Email Nshu4@aol.com.

ADULT HARRY POTTER FUN NIGHT
with "Prof." Corinne
July 17 at 6:30 pm 
If you are a Potter fan then this class is a must! Join Corinne Adams for an exciting magical hour of: trivia, interesting (and often funny) props -easy to make. Everyone goes home with prizes so don't miss out! Ages 14+.   Registration Required.



CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of THE FIRST WALK ON THE MOON

with the showing of the documentary, Apollo 11,
at 1 pm on July 20th. 
SOUNDS OF SUMMER--
MUSICAL DOCUMENTARIES SERIES.

MARIA BY CALLAS

PG, 2017, 119 minutes
THURSDAY, JULY 11 AT 6PM

The definitive portrait of one of history's most extraordinarily talented women. Told through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances, and TV interviews, it is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer completely in her own words with never-before-seen footage.


PRODUCED BY GEORGE MARTIN
NR, 2012, 138 minutes
MONDAY, JULY 22 AT 6PM
A feature length profile of celebrated British record producer Sir George Martin. Viewers are taken on a journey through Martin's life, including his childhood, his experiences in World War II, his days as a music student, and his career breakthrough after signing the Beatles to EMI in 1962.
TRAUMA, LOVE, AND LISTENING: AN EMBODIED APPROACH

with Evan McManamy LMT on
Thursday, July 25th at 6:30pm
Trauma is widespread in our culture; most of us have experienced trauma of some kind. Join Evan for an hour-long workshop to learn:Breathing work addressing aspects of stress and anxiety, A myofascial technique, Exercises in which you will practice supporting another person. You will leave the workshop with practical skills to use in your own body and hands-on techniques to practice with your friends and family. Open to all levels. Please register.

 
Monthly Meetings:
 
SEND A MESSAGE
Relax, chat and color a card starting at 6:30 pm on Monday, July 8th or Monday, July 29th. Your choice...birthday, thank you, or just "thinking of you." These cards are a great size to finish in one sitting!
KNIT ONE, PURL TWO
 Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All welcome.
Genealogy Club
 July 15 at 6:30 pm
Field trip to Peace Dale library for a Tour with Reference Librarian, Jessica Wilson.
Gather with others interested in genealogy to trade tips, sources and successes!
Click here to register for the Genealogy Club and recieve updates about meetings.
 
 
SCRABBLE SCRAMBLES at 1PM
 on Fridays 
 Jo in us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

  

JULY BOOK CLUBS:


 
  


 Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, July 10  to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon

Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm on Wed, July 24th  to discuss
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
 
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 July 8th  and 22nd.   Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507 ext 4.

JULY FREE MOVIES

FREE SOLO
Tuesday, July 2 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 100 minutes
 Starring:Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin, Tommy Caldwell. Despite attempts by his loved ones, Alex Honnold, the world's most accomplished free soloist climber, prepares mentally and physically for his most daring adventure to date: scaling the 3200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite without a rope or safety gear. If he succeeds, it will mark the largest wall he, or anyone else, for that matter, has ascended without any kind of equipment.
ISN'T IT ROMANTIC
Tuesday, July 9 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2019, 88 minutes
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Tom Ellis, Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin, Adam DeVine, Jennifer Saunders, Brandon Scott Jones. Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare, a romantic comedy. 


FIRST MAN
Tuesday, July 16 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13,2019,141 minutes
Starring:Claire Foy, Ryan Gosling, Pablo Schreiber, Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

FIVE FEET APART
Tuesday, July 23 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2019,116 minutes
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani, Parminder Nagra, Moises Arias.  Stella is a vibrant, fun-loving seventeen-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will, a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection.

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
Tuesday, July 30 at 2 & 6 pm
R, 2018, 99 minutes
On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage that's more than 100 years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there.


JULY'S CHILDREN'S EVENTS


Drop In Board Games-- Saturdays, 11am to 1pm 
Starting 6/29 till August.
 

The whole family is welcome to drop in any saturday during the summer to play board games in our air-conditioned program space! Play with our board games or bring one to share.
No need to register, just drop in!
 


MAKER MONDAYS!

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Maker Monday:  Rocket Gliders
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Maker Monday:  Solar System Fact Teller
15
Maker Monday:  Straw Rockets
22
Maker Monday:  Constellations

TUESDAY'S PUZZLES OF THE WEEK!
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Word Puzzle of the Week earn an extra raffle ticket!
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Word Puzzle of the Week earn an extra raffle ticket!
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Word Puzzle of the Week earn an extra raffle ticket!

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Word Puzzle of the Week earn an extra raffle ticket!





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FRIDAY'S PLAY DATES AT THE LIBRARY!
5
Playdate at the library
(Birth-5)
10:00am
12
Playdate 10:00

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Playdate at the library
(Birth-5)
10:00am
26
Closing at 3:00pm for The Blessing of the Fleet
SATURDAYS--Drop-in Board Games 11-1pm.










 
Summer reading is here! 
SPECIAL EVENTS!

This year's theme? A Universe of Stories. Sign-ups begin on Thursday, 6/20









Hula Hoop Spinning Workshop w/ Feel Good Circus: Ages 10+
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday Jul 12, 2019
Feel Good Circus is an upbeat, fun-filled circus program that entertains, interacts, and gets teens involved to watch, learn, play, and join the circus! Watch Acacia dazzle in a whirlwind of hula hoops, juggle, and spin a variety of props to feel good music. Learn the skills that  she uses in a hands-on interactive workshop following the performance. Play along to circus games that are sure to get a laugh, build connections with peers, and build self-esteem. Join the circus by participating in a grand finale Feel Good Circus Circle where everyone is encouraged to take turns being "The Star," showing off some new moves/skills they learned!

Fandom Fan Club w/ Mrs. Adams 
July 17, July 24, July 31
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delve into Harry Potter, Star Wars, Legos, Trolls, Barbie and other great topics to draw on Comic book covers. Also see an awesome show and tell of toys you might not have known even existed! You will win prizes, play trivia, and just have fun for an hour! Surprises and something for everyone! Please register.

Animal Experiences: Dave Marchetti
Thursday, July 18
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Animal Experiences is the most hands on show you will find featuring turtles, lizards, snakes, as well as a few small mammals. Ages Pre-k-10. Please register.


STEAM Adventures w/ Mobile Quest
Thursday Jul 25, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MobileQuest is a RI based STEAM education team who provide fun and engaging STEAM learning experiences for students in grades K-8.

Join us at our Intergalactic STEAM Space Station, featuring 6 space stations such as "code the alien robot," Space Landing (engineering a space landing shuttle), and completing a circuit to light up the moon!

This experience is fun for the whole family and recommended for ages 5-10. Registration is required, and opens on July 1.











 

 
Wednesday Ezone Drop-in 
1pm- 3pm 

e-books
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.