June @ Your Library
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“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside." ―Maud Hart Lovelace
Friends Book and Bake Sale
Book and Bake Sale: Used Books and Freshly Baked Delights
Saturday, June 4th, 10:00am-3:00pm, Community Room

Come down on Saturday, June 4th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, for a Mini Book and Bake Sale!
 
Enjoy fresh baked goods; browse through lots of newly acquired books, CDs, and DVDs; and hang out at YOUR favorite library!
 
All proceeds go toward library programming. Thank you for your support!
Museum Passes Available
Just in time for late spring and summer fun, the Friends have renewed passes for three area attractions!
Fall River Children's Museum logo
The Fall River Children's Museum (open Wed - Sat) pass saves patrons half off the regular $8 admission.
Providence Children's Museum
The Providence Children's Museum (open Wed - Sun) pass saves patrons half off the regular $14 admission fee for 4 people.
RI Historical Society logo
The Rhode Island Historical Society pass offers free admission to the John Brown House, the Museum of Work & Culture, and the Summer Concert Series. The pass also provides discounts on walking tours.
You can reserve passes in advance by clicking the button below.

We recommend you confirm the museum’s hours by contacting the place you want to visit, as special events might impact availability.
Remembering Marjorie Larson
Illustration of the Library Clock Tower
During the campaign to build the new Tiverton Library, Marjorie Larson made major donations in memory of her husband, Capt. Robert E. Larson.

In 2020, Marjorie died at the age of 95 and is remembered as a warm, smiling, gentle spirit.

Recently, the Library Foundation received another major gift from Marjorie, having been included in her “inheritance.” We are honored and grateful.
Adults
Makers Meet-Up
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Wednesday, June 1st, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Knitters, quilters, and crafters: come craft with us in the Community Room on the first Wednesday of every month!

Socialize with fellow crafters, get project ideas, ask questions, and share tips and advice. Must bring your own equipment and supplies.
Evening with the Author: The Year the World Stood Still with Susan Brescia
Drawing of 3 healthcare workers in full safety gear embracing each other
Wednesday, June 8th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

Award-winning author and artist Susan Brescia will share how she turned adversity into something positive during COVID-19 and what inspired her to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Sue will discuss the creative process of journaling through art. Observe original charcoal drawings from the book, while Sue tells their real-life stories of love, heroism, selflessness, and hope.

Registration is required.
Weekly Watercolor Group Art Exhibit
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Starts June 9th, Tiverton Town Hall

Be sure to stop by Tiverton Town Hall, beginning June 9th, to see the beautiful work of local artists who meet at our Weekly Watercolor program! Their work will be on exhibit through much of the summer.
American Sign Language Practice Meet-Up
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Wednesday, June 15th, 6:30-7:30pm, Learning Center

Join us on the third Wednesday of every month to practice American Sign Language. Learn about ASL resources, learn new signs, and practice what you've learned with adults of all abilities! Please join us! Attendees are asked to come with a conversation starter to get the practice going.
CreaTIV Craft: Macramé Key Chains
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Friday, June 17th, 3:30-4:30pm, Community Room

Join us every month for some fun and creativity! This month, we will make macramé key chains.

All materials are provided. Please register to reserve your spot.
Learn About Citizen Science
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Saturday, June 18th, 2:00-3:30pm, Community Room

Citizen Science is a way for regular people to participate in real science that needs our help! The library now has three Citizen Science Kits available for checkout as part of our Library of Things. Each kit contains everything you need to identify and document the plants and animals around you, identify and count pollinators as they visit flowering plants, or gather light pollution data.

Drop in between 2:00 and 3:30 on Saturday, June 18th, to see the kits for yourself and learn how you can participate in real scientific research! These kits are designed for adults or for children with help from an adult – they make an ideal family or multigenerational activity.

These kits are part of the statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program, which is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Movie Night: West Side Story
West Side Story movie poster
Wednesday, June 22nd, 5:30-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for a free movie, popcorn, and drinks on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

This month, we will watch West Side Story (2021; PG-13; 2h, 36m), an adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
Adult Summer Library Experience: June 27 - August 20, 2022
Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path - the Adult Summer Library Experience
June 27-August 20, 2022

Read, watch, participate, and explore with the Tiverton Public Library this summer and enter to win great prizes!
  
Anyone 18 and older is eligible to participate in the adult summer library experience. Complete as many activity tracking sheets as you like for chances to win one of four great prize packs!

Tracking sheets will be available on June 27th.

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Technology
Tech Help
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Having trouble with your smartphone or computer? Curious about social media? Want to read eBooks on your tablet or listen to audiobooks on your phone? Make an appointment for tech help. Simply call Kristin for an appointment at 401-625-6796 ext. 8. 

Can’t make it during the week? We offer drop-in tech help for quick questions and troubleshooting. Drop-in help is available on June 11th and 25th. 
Cricut Help Night
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Tuesdays, June 7th, 14th, and 21st, 6:00-7:00 pm, Community Room

Did you recently buy a Cricut and are completely lost? Are you using your Cricut for a project, but cannot figure out what tools and settings to use? Then join Kristin for free Cricut help.

You must bring your own Cricut, tools, accessories, and laptop/mobile device. We have free Wi-Fi and plenty of tables for you to use.

Questions? Contact Kristin Amaral at 401-625-6796 ext. 8 or kamaral@tivertonlibrary.org.
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 to be discussed.

'Nature’s Best Hope’ by Douglas W. Tallamy
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, June 10th, 10:30am
OR
Wednesday, June 15th, 6:00pm
Community Room
 
These discussions are part of the community-wide Reconnect & Regenerate program series, sponsored by Amicable Church, Tiverton Farmers Market, Tiverton Public Library, and Union Public Library.
‘The Guest Cat’ by Takashi Hiraide
Bajah’s Book Club
Monday, June 13th, 2:00pm
Bajah’s Cat Café, 137 Main Road

Copies of the book are available at Bajah's Cat Café and the Tiverton Public Library.
'Dear Miss Kopp' by Amy Stewart
Union Public Library Book Group
Thursday, June 16th, 1:00pm
Tiverton Public Library Community Room

Copies of the book are available at both libraries.
'Evening Class' by Maeve Binchy
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Tuesday, June 21st, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center
207 Canonicus Street

Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Senior Center and the Tiverton Public Library.
Teens
Craft Night: Book Page Crafts
Photo of baskets made out of book pages
Wednesday, June 8th, 6:00-7:30pm, Learning Center

Drop in to make crafts with book pages, like paper lanterns, flowers, and jewelry. Supplies provided. For grades 6-12.
Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) Club
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Monday, June 20, 6:00-7:00pm, Learning Center

Join the first monthly Bring Your Own Book Club. Bring whatever you’re reading or grab a book from the library. We’ll play games, talk about what we’re reading, and plan for the future of the club! For grades 6-12.
Summer Kickoff - Henna by Heather
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Monday, June 27, 5:30-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for our summer kickoff event with Henna by Heather. Sign up to get a henna design, and stick around afterward to register for the 2022 Summer Reading Program at the Tiverton Public Library!

Registration is required if you want to receive henna, but all are welcome to the summer kickoff party! Join us for snacks, music, henna, and to learn more about summer at the library. For grades 6-12.
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Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path - Teen Summer Reading Program
June 27-August 20, 2022

Join the adventure this summer at the Tiverton Public Library! Earn badges by attending events, completing crafts, reading, writing, and more. Every badge earned grants entry to a raffle for a prize!
 
The Teen Summer Reading Program is for those entering 6th grade through 12th grade.

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Kids
Storytime Stroll
Storytime Stroll Station
Thursday, June 2nd, 9th, and 16th   
Drop by from 10:30am-12:00pm
Recommended for children ages 2-8

Stroll around the Library Lawn and read a picture book. Enjoy a new story each week. At the end of your walk, pick up a craft kit to make at the picnic tables or bring home.

This program is weather-dependent. Please check the library's Facebook page for updates and cancellations.
Illustration of a dinosaur reading a book with two cats nearby, with the headline "Read Beyond the Beaten Path, iRead Program"
Read Beyond the Beaten Path at the Tiverton Public Library
Join us for a summer adventure. Sign up for the children’s program and enter our raffle starting on Wednesday, June 22nd. Programs will begin on Monday, June 27th. 

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Bubbles and Books
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Thursday, June 23rd   
Drop by the Library Lawn between 10:30am-12:00pm 
Recommended for children ages 2+

Play with bubbles on the Library Lawn and sign up for the library's summer program.

This program is weather-dependent. Please check the library's Facebook page for updates and cancellations.
Decorate a Book Bag
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Friday, June 24th   
Recommended for children ages 5+

Sign up for the library's summer program and decorate a reusable tote bag. All materials provided.

Participants will be using permanent fabric markers. Please bring a smock or wear clothes that can get messy.

Registration is required.
I Spy
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Weekly Starting Monday, June 27th   
Recommended for children ages 3+ 

Spy Marshmallow the Mouse camping in the Children's Room and receive a prize. One prize per child per week.
Doodle Day
"Wow!" in comic letters
Monday, June 27th   
Drop by from 10:30am-2:00pm 
Recommended for children ages 5+ 

Join us for a self-guided doodling adventure. Learn how to draw some silly characters and create your own comics. FREE comic books will be available on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last. 
Make & Take Crafts
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Wednesday, June 29th   
10:30am-2:00pm 
Recommended for ages 5+ 

Drop by the activity room to sew a star pillow. Projects will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis while supplies last. 
Bookworms
Illustration of a squirrel standing on a pile of books, holding an acorn
Thursday, June 29th
Drop by anytime between 10:30am–12:00pm 
Recommended for children ages 3+

Stroll around the library and read a story. Afterward, explore our new garden, learn about pollinator friends, play games, and make nature crafts on the library lawn.

This program is weather-dependent. Please check the library's Facebook page for updates and cancellations.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Friends of Tiverton Libraries Logo
Wednesday, June 8th, 6:30pm, Learning Center

The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be Wednesday, June 8th, at 6:30pm in the Learning Center. All are welcome to attend!
Union Library
Union Public Library Annual Book Sale
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Save the date! The Union Public Library Association Book Sale will be held on Saturday, July 16th.

Stay tuned for details!
Book Donation Week
Stacks of colorful books
We’re accepting book donations for one week only, from June 21st-28th

Items need to be in clean and saleable condition. Please no encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, or audio cassettes.

Books may be dropped off at Union Library at 3832 Main Road Tiverton during regular hours, Tuesday 10-5 or Saturday 10-1, or in the bin next to book drop. Bins will also be available at the Tiverton Public Library.

Questions? Call 624-2280 or 624-7830.
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