March @ Your Library
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“March is an example of how beautiful new beginnings can be” ― Anamika Mishra
Meet the Staff
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Name: Jordyn Smith

Library Position: Young Adult Services Librarian

Where will we most likely see you in the library? You can find me in the Teen Room doing crafts, creating book displays, and having book discussions!

What do you do at the library? I curate the young adult book collection, run programs for teens such as crafts and book clubs, and work with young adult pages and volunteers.

What's your favorite book or film? My favorite book (right now) is The Wicker King by K. Ancrum.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of your work at the library? I love to do crafts, both at work and at home, and my favorites are cross stitching and crocheting!

What's a favorite place you've visited?
My favorite place I’ve ever visited was Ireland. My family is from there, and I had always wanted to visit. Exploring the cities and the countryside and learning more about my heritage was the opportunity of a lifetime!
Community Outreach Day
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Monday, March 13th, 1:00-4:00pm, Sandywoods Farm Community Center, 43 Muse Way

The residents of Sandywoods Farm and Applecreek Apartments, the Tiverton Police Department, and Tiverton Public Library invite you to a Community Outreach Event. 

Join us to meet and learn about social service agencies and local organizations that serve Tiverton and Newport County. Click below to learn more about who will be there and to receive email reminders of this event.
Photo of a baby in a walker with an oxygen tube, with the words "Urgent Need! Give Blood. Patients like Holden need your help."
Rhode Island Blood Center Blood Drive
Friday, March 24th, 11:00am-4:00pm, Community Room

There is an urgent need for blood in Rhode Island. You can help! Please consider making an appointment to donate blood at the library on March 24th.

Click below to book an appointment (walk-ins will be welcomed if time permits at the time of arrival). Remember to eat, hydrate, and bring identification with you.
Please use Sponsor Code: 2964
New Museum Pass
Torpedo launchers on USS Lionfish, Battleship Cove
The Friends of Tiverton Libraries are proud to offer a new museum pass to Battleship Cove!

Battleship Cove is a non-profit war memorial and historic military museum with an emphasis on naval heritage and a dedication to honoring the veterans who served in defense of our country. With battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59), destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr (DD-850), submarine USS Lionfish (SS-298), PT Boats 617 and 796, and German missile corvette Hiddensee, you will be sure to have an educational and memorable visit to "America's Fleet Museum."

The library's pass admits 2 adults and 3 children for $3.00 each.

You can reserve this or any of the library's other passes by clicking the button below.
Here are just a few of the programs we have coming up for adults this month.
Visit for the full calendar.
Spring Book Walk & Talk
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Monday mornings, 10:30-11:30am, Bulgarmarsh Park

We are back for a Spring session of our Book Walk & Talk group! Meet us by the picnic tables at Bulgarmarsh Park for a leisurely walk around the path and a chat about what you’ve been reading and watching lately.

This program is weather-dependent. Please check the library's Facebook page or click the button below to receive email updates and cancellations.
CreaTIV Craft: Paper Quilling
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Friday, March 10th, 3:30-4:30pm, Community Room

Join us once a month for some fun and creativity! This month, we will learn about quilling and make a beautiful greeting card.

Space and materials are limited. Please register to secure your spot.
Your Life, Your Legacy
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Friday, March 17th, 11:00am-12:00pm, Community Room

We plan for important life events, such as weddings, major purchases, college education for our children, and retirement. Doesn’t it make sense to plan for the inevitable? Shannon McArthur from Dignity Memorial will be here to talk and answer your questions about pre-planning your final arrangements. Planning now can provide peace of mind – for you and for those you love.

Space is limited. Please register below.
Movie Night: The Woman King
'The Woman King' movie poster
Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for a free movie, popcorn, and drinks on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
This month, we will be screening The Woman King (2022; PG-13; 2h 15m). A historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Registration is not required, but you may sign up below to receive event reminders.
More Adult Programs
One-on-One Tech Help
TECH HELP, Book an Appointment
Tiverton Library offers free tech help to all residents. You don’t need to be a member of the library to use this service. We can help you brush up on your Microsoft Office skills, show you how to edit photos on your phone, or chat about what you need to cut the cord and give up cable TV.

Be sure to book an appointment today! You can call Kristin at 401-625-6796 ext. 8 or click the button below.
Can’t make it during the week? Drop-in on Saturday, March 4th and 18th, for quick troubleshooting. Drop-in is first-come, first-served. Please check our website for drop-in hours. There is no such thing as a stupid question!
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.
‘The Forest of Vanishing Stars’ by Kristin Harmel
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Wednesday, March 15th, 6:00pm
Friday, March 17th,* 10:30am
Community Room
* Please note the change in schedule.
'The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion’ by Fannie Flagg
Union Library Book Group
Thursday, March 16th, 1:00-2:00pm
Tiverton Public Library Learning Center
‘Catalyst: A Tale of the Barque Cats’ by Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Bajah’s Book Club
Monday, March 20th, 12:30pm*
Bajah’s Cat Café, 137 Main Road
* Please note the new time.

Copies of the book are available at the library and at Bajah's Cat Cafe.
‘Darius the Great Is Not Okay’ by Adib Khorram
YA Book Club for Adults
Monday, March 27th, 6:00-7:00pm, Teen Room
'Look Again’ by Lisa Scottoline
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Please contact the Senior Center at
401-625-6790 for meeting details.
Crafts in the Teen Room
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Stop by the Teen Room any time to use the supplies available to work on your own crafts!
Monthly Poetry Workshop
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Monday, March 6th, 6:30-7:30pm, Learning Center

Join the monthly poetry workshop for both teens and adults! This workshop is for poets of all skill levels.
Crochet Club
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Monday, March 13th and March 27th, 5:00-6:00pm, Teen Room

Join us in the Teen Room as we learn to crochet! We'll be meeting every other Monday to work on crochet projects. All skill levels welcome!
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
TAB - Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, March 15, 5:00-6:00pm, Learning Center

The Tiverton Library is launching our very own Teen Advisory Board, or TAB. This will be a great way for teens to get involved with the library, earn volunteer hours, and have your voice heard about Young Adult programming!

Our first meeting will be Wednesday, March 15th, at 5:00pm. Join us to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved. Open to those in grades 6-12!
Craft Night - Watercolor Painting
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Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:00-6:00pm, Learning Center

This month's teen craft is watercolor painting for beginners! We'll follow a YouTube tutorial to paint a landscape scene. All materials will be provided and space is limited, so be sure to register!
YA Book Club for Adults
'Darius the Great Is Not Okay' by Adib Khorram
Monday, March 27th, 6:00-7:00pm, Teen Room

This month we are meeting at the Tiverton Public Library to discuss the YA book Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. Open to both adults and teens!

Copies of the book will be available at the Tiverton Public Library.
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Join Miss Meg and Mr. Monkey for stories, songs, and games!

Preschool Storytime
Select MondaysMarch 6th, 20th and 27that 10:30am
Recommended for children ages 3-5

Toddler Storytime
Select Wednesdays – March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29that 10:30 am
Recommended for children under 36 months

Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Please check in at the Children’s Desk when you arrive.  

Storytime is canceled if Tiverton Public Schools are closed.
Little Explorers
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Thursdays, March 16th and 23rd, 10:30am-12:00pm
Recommended for children ages 3-5

Drop by the Children’s Activity Room to create, explore, and play at various bunny-themed stations. 

Registration is not required. Spots will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Monday Make & Take
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Monday, March 13th, 10:30am-1:00pm, Children's Activity Room
Recommended for families

Drop by the activity room and use our collection of art supplies to make a craft.
Super Saturdays @ Your Library
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Drop by the Children's Activity Room between 10:30am and 1:00pm for a fun family activity. These programs are recommended for children ages 5+.

  • March 4thMake & TakeStop by and make a seasonal paper craft. 
  • March 11thBricks and BooksVisit and try this month's building challenge. 
  • March 18thDoodle DayDraw and color silly spring characters. 
  • March 25thGame TimeBring a friend and play a board game. 
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
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Wednesday, March 8th, 6:30pm, Community Room

The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. New members are always welcome.
Book Nook
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Check out the Friends' Book Nook. New items are added weekly. The Specials Table continues to be very popular. March specials will be cookbooks, puzzles, and finance books, and we always have children's books! 

We are happy to take your book donations (one bag or small box per library visit). Please, no textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or mildewed or damaged items. Thank you for your support. All funds raised go toward funding library programs and museum and activity passes.
Union Library
Union Public Library Book Club
'The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion' by Fannie Flagg
Thursday, March 16th, 1:00-2:00pm, Tiverton Public Library Learning Center

The Union Public Library Book Group will meet on Thursday, March 16th, at 1:00pm for a discussion of The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. All are welcome to join.

Books will be available at both the Union Public Library and the Tiverton Public Library.
Creating the Future
The Union Public Library would like to thank Sue Anderson for setting up an engineering and science book display in the Children's Room. Please stop in to the library to view the 'Creating the Future' display throughout February and March and take home a book to inspire your future engineer!
Photos of the book display and the flyer explaining it
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