Tiverton Library News and Events
Memorial Event For John K. Fitzgerald
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11 A.M
As an acknowledgement of years of dedicated service to the patrons of the Tiverton Public Library, (through numerous donations) an engraved stone bench and two magnolia trees will be installed on the grounds honoring our former colleague John K. Fitzgerald. Not only was he a great librarian but a wonderful human being always ready to help everyone. On Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11 A.M. a dedication will be held to which everyone is invited. It is our sincere hope people will utilize the bench to enjoy the nature that surrounds us, which was one of John's pleasures. He left us too soon but will remain in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.
Books Donated by Tiverton High School Class of 1982 in Memory of Librarian John Fitzgerald
Earlier this year, the Tiverton High School Class of 1982 presented the Friends of Tiverton Libraries with a donation to be used as a tribute to their classmate Tiverton Librarian John Fitzgerald who passed away in 2017. John was a constant presence at the Tiverton Essex and the new Tiverton Public Library, and his dedication and caring touched so many.
The Friends used the funds to purchase a collection of books reflecting John's personality and interests. Recently retired Librarian Prudence Fallon, who knew John well, selected books with a view to what John would have loved to share - subjects from Abraham Lincoln to true crime to local history and Rock and Roll.
The list of books is available
A memorial bookplate was placed in each item designating the Tiverton High School Class of 1982 as the donor.
Beginning June 1, 2018, patrons will be able to hold or borrow any of these books. Don't forget that holds may be placed for items already in circulation, and with a library card, you can reserve books online using the library catalog at tivertonlibrary.org.
Audiobook Narrator Booktalk
June is Audiobook Month. Whether you already love them, or you're not quite sure what all the hype is about, we invite you to try an audiobook this month. Stop inside the library or visit our website (tivertonlibrary.org) to download one for free to your tablet or smartphone using your library card! To kick off the month long celebration of spoken word, we'll be sitting down with Audiobook narrator, Erin Fossa. She'll give us a behind the scenes look at what it takes to create the Audiobook version of your favorite book. She may even give us a sneak preview performance of something she's working on! This talk will be presented through a Google Hangout. If you can't make it to the library and would like to participate from home, please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org to be invited. At the Tiverton Public Library, Monday June 4th at 7:00pm.
Thomas Brandy: Local Author Talk
Former Tiverton resident, Thomas Brandy is returning to the East Coast to share his debut novel Robert's Wings. Mr. Brandy tells a compelling story of civilian volunteers in World War II set primarily in Tiverton, RI. Mr. Brandy will present about his novel at the Tiverton Public Library on Thursday, June 7th at 6:30pm. Following his presentation will be a book signing.
Kids are invited to bring their fathers and father figures to the library on Saturday, June 16th for some donuts. This drop-in program will be from 10am to 11am on a first come first serve basis. Thank you to Sip and Dip for their generous donation of donuts for this event!
Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, June 5, 6-7 PM 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! Participation is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.
Friday, June 15, 3:30-4:30 PM in the Teen Room
Monthly Anime & Manga meet up is still meeting! Join other interested teens in lively discussion, anime viewing, craft making, and snack eating! Participation is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.
Second Thursday of each month from 6-7 PM
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.
Teen Summer Reading Registration Week
Decorate Cupcakes on June 28th at 6pm and compete for prizes. Everyone walks away with a cupcake to eat. Program is limited to students going into grades 6 through 12. Due to supplies, registration is required and space will be limited. Students can register for this program at the information desk or by calling the library.
Join our Technology Librarian Sam for a computer autopsy on Saturday, June 30th at 11am. Take apart a computer and learn about its guts, nuts, and bolts. Participation is limited to students entering into grades 6 through 12. Space is limited, registration is required. Students can register for this event at the Information Desk or by calling the library.
Monday June 25, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th
Drop into the Teen Room between 2pm and 6pm to do a craft activity. Don't have time to stay? Take the instructions home with you and complete the activity on your own time! Earn a summer reading raffle ticket either way!
Tiverton Public Book Group is Reading -
'The Wangs vs. the World' by Jade Chang
Friday, June 8th at 10:30am
"A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent-and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. ...Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America-and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could"-|cProvided by publisher.
Union Book Group is Reading -
'Tribe: On homecoming and belonging' by Sebastian Junger
Thursday, June 21st at 1:00
....Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world." -
|cFrom dust jacket.
Tiverton Senior Center Book Group is Reading -
'Truevine' by Beth Macy
Tues., June 19th at 10:15 am
Beth Macy, master chronicler of life in the South, combines exhaustive research, exclusive interviews and sources, and attention to detail in this riveting American story about race, greed, and a mother's love.
Cook Book Club is Reading -
Wednesday June 13th 6pm-7:30pm
It's our 1 year anniversary! Club members are invited to bring their own dish and recipe to our celebratory meeting. Register with Emily at email@example.com for more details about the night.
YA for "Adults" Book Club is Reading -
'Swim that Rock'
by John Rocco & Jay Primiano
June 11th, 2018 from 6-7:30pm
A young working-class teen fights to save his family's diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident. When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing seems certain in Jake's future, and now his family's diner may be repossessed by loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn't easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money to ensure his family's security and save the diner in time. Told with cinematic suspense and a true compassion for the characters, Swim That Rock is a fast-paced coming-of-age story that beautifully and evocatively captures the essence of coastal Rhode Island life, the struggles of blue-collar family dynamics, and the dreams of one boy to come into his own. - Goodreads
CS First Club: Music & Sound
Thursdays 3 - 4pm, 28th June - 16th August, 2018
Join our librarians, Meg and Sam, for an 8 week course on learning how computer programming is used to create music. We will discover how to compose music, create sound effects and make a video. This eight week program is designed for children entering 4th-6th grade. Space is limited-registration required.
June Summer Reading Programs are:
Ladybug's Library Party
Wednesday, June 20th 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Kids, ages 2 - 5.
Little Ladybug is hosting a library party to celebrate the start of summer. Stop by to register for the Summer Reading Program and pick up your game card. While you're here enjoy a variety of bug-tastic crafts, games and activities on the library lawn.
*This program may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
A Rockin' Reading Bag
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Children's Activity Room
Two Times: 10 - 11 a.m. & 3 - 4 p.m.
Kids entering 1st - 5th grade.
Stop by the children's room to register for the Summer Reading Program and receive a reading bag filled with a few surprises. Then visit the activity room to give your rockin' new tote some personal flair. Please dress for mess - we will be working with materials that may stain clothing!
Bags will be available to readers entering 1st - 5th grade while supplies last.
Pebble Painting Party
Saturday, June 23rd
Children's Activity Room/ Library Lawn
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This program is recommended for ages 3+. Please bring your imagination and some pebbles to decorate for the library rock garden. We will be hosting paint parties throughout the summer as we build a painted pebble pathway through our children's garden.
*Please dress for mess - we will be working with materials that may stain clothing!
Wednesday, June 27th
Children's Activity Room
Two Times: 10 - 11 a.m. & 3 - 4 p.m.
This program is recommended for ages 3+. Come create your own pet rock. Pick a pebble from our pool. Then use some art supplies to give it personality, including a rockin' hairdo.
Special Guest Performance - Join us at the library for a vaudeville style juggling and variety show with Circus Dynamics.
Friday, June 29th at 10:30 a.m.
This program is recommended for ages 3 -9.
*Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on first come basis starting at 10 a.m at the community room.
'Appy Hour: Social Media Apps
Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 2-3:00pm
Stop in talk about your favorite apps for your smartphone or tablet. Bring your own device and ideas to share. This session's topic will be "Social Media apps.
Thursday, 7 June 2018, 3-4:30pm In this class, you will learn how to use the OverDrive and Libby apps on your smartphones or tablets. This will help you access the library's free ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video. Please, call 401-625-6796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Everything Audiobook Class
Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3-4:30pm In this class, you will get an in-depth look at downloading and listening to audiobooks with your smartphone or tablet. Please, bring your tablets or smartphones. Please, call 401-625-6796 or email email@example.com to register.
The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be on Wednesday, June 20th at 7pm in the Trustees Room. We will be making final preparations for the Annual Book Sale to be held at the Tiverton Public Library on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. Interested in volunteering? Please leave your name and contact information at the Information Desk and someone from the Friends will get in touch. Thanks!
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