March @ Your Library
Daffodils
“Daffodils, / That come before the swallow dares, and take / The winds of March with beauty.” ― William Shakespeare (The Winter’s Tale)
Library Hours
The Library is open for browsing and limited computer access during our regular operating hours:
 
  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
 
Visit tivertonlibrary.org or call 401-625-6796 for the most up-to-date guidelines on how to make your visit as safe as possible.
Virtual Exhibit
Click on the image below to check out our virtual exhibit by artists from Downtown Designs and Out of the Box Studio & Gallery.
Downtown Designs showcases artistic creations by individuals with and without disabilities.

Out of the Box Studio & Gallery is the inspirational home to 30+ collaborating artists working in a wide range of mediums.

Both spaces were created by the nonprofit Looking Upwards to give artists with disabilities the resources and freedom to create without limitation or restriction.

This virtual exhibit will be displayed on our website for the month of March. You can also see the artists’ work up close in the display case at the Library.
 
Would you, or someone you know, like to showcase your art at the Library? Contact Deb at destrella@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 x5 to learn more.
Adults
Adult Craft Take-Out
Bird Feeder Craft
The March craft take-out kit contains the instructions and materials you need to make a bird feeder out of a take-out container! Ask for a kit at the Information Desk or call 401-625-6796 to order a kit for porch pick-up. Available while supplies last. 

If you live in a senior housing community and would like to do this craft with other residents in your community, please contact Deb at destrella@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 x5 to place a bulk order of free craft kits delivered to your community!
Virtual Evening with the Author: Michael Fine Reads from The Bull and Other Stories
Monday, March 1st, 7:00-8:00pm, via Zoom

Join author Michael Fine as he reads from his new book, The Bull and Other Stories—ten stories about people whose lives are transformed. People who struggle and survive, who see their world through lost hopes, inappropriate loves, and irrational dreams. Ten stories, each one a new way to listen, see, feel, and dream. The author will give a talk and a reading and take questions from the audience.

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log in and use Zoom a day before the program. This program will not be recorded.
Virtual Retro Game Club
Retro Game Club Winter Games
Tuesdays in March, 6:00-8:00pm, in our Discord Server

Join us in the Retro Game Club Discord while we play video games online Tuesday nights in March.
Each week will feature a different game to play together:
  • March 2nd – Among Us
  • March 9th – Rocket League
  • March 16th – Jackbox
  • March 23rd – Brawlhalla
Virtual Presentation: The Civil Rights Kid
Ray Rickman
Wednesday, March 3rd, 7:00-8:00pm, via Zoom

Join Ray Rickman in a tour de force presentation as he takes you on his quest for civil rights, from the 1966 "March Against Fear" in Mississippi with James Meredith, where he almost lost his life at the hands of the local sheriff, to taking on the Detroit School Department, to working side-by-side with Rosa Parks. It's a story like no other, filled with courage, hope, humor, and abiding faith.

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log-in and use Zoom a day before the program. This program will not be recorded.
A Funny Virtual Program About Funny Programs
Greatest Sitcoms of All Time book
Monday, March 15th, 6:30-8:00pm, via Zoom

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier, and Modern Family.

Marty will show funny snippets from shows, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best, and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades. This program is really entertaining, so join in on the fun!

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log in and use Zoom a day before the program. This program will not be recorded.
Virtual Makers Meet-Up
Yarn and Knitting Needles
Wednesday, March 24th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom

Knitters, quilters, and crafters: What have you been making lately? Please join us for this informal meet-up to chat and share our creations. New members are always welcome. Feel free to craft while we chat!

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log-in and use Zoom a day or two before the program. 
Celebrate Spring! Fresh Cooking Ideas!
Asparagus
Monday, March 29th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom

Spring is an exciting time of the year when it comes to cooking. It is truly a celebration, using light, bright seasonal ingredients, such as crisp asparagus, spring peas, and tender greens. Join us for a monthly “cook-along” for fresh ideas highlighting easy-to-make, heart-healthy spring dishes. 

Click below to register, and we will send you the recipes and supply list for the class. We will send you information on how to log-in and use Zoom a day before the event. This presentation will not be recorded.
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, or call 401-625-6796 to schedule a pick-up.
 
Registration is required for all groups. This allows us to share log-in information with participants securely.
Real Irish Food
Virtual Cookbook Club
Wednesday, March 10th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom
American Dirt
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, March 12th, 10:30am-11:30am, via Zoom
Kopp Sisters on the March
Union Public Library Book Group
Thursday, March 18th, 1:00-2:00pm, via Zoom
Teens
Teens
Please check the Library calendar and the Teen page on our website for details about virtual programs and take-home activities available in March.
Kids
Storytime To-Go Kits
Sample Storytime To-Go Kits
Fun for families with kids ages 2–7

Stop by the children's room to borrow one of our new storytime kits. Each themed kit contains 3 picture books, an activity card, and a craft.
Family Fun Kits
Family Fun Kit
Fun for families with kids ages 3–10

Each kit contains a seasonal craft and game.

Theme - Shamrocks
Please order by Thursday, March 11th
for pick-up on Friday, March 12th, or Saturday, March 13th.

Theme - Eggs
Please order by Thursday, March 25th
for pick-up on Friday, March 26th, or Saturday, March 27th.
 
Click below to register.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Friends of Tiverton Libraries Logo
Wednesday, March 10th, 6:30pm, via Zoom

The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10th, at 6:30pm. 

Anyone wishing to join us can contact the Library Director, Catherine Damiani, for log-in info.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries to Hold Annual Meeting
Picture of a Zoom Meeting and a Mug of Tea
Wednesday, March 24th, 6:30pm, via Zoom

The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 24th, at 6:30pm. Due to the pandemic, this year's meeting will be held on Zoom.

The Friends will present a summary of 2020's highlights, including programs and materials funded by the organization, and 2020's income and expense details. Election of officers will also take place.

Anyone interested in attending virtually may leave their contact details at the Library's Information Desk.
Your Support Makes the Difference
Join
In a year when we could not hold our usual fundraisers, such as our June book sale or our October craft sale, your membership has made a huge difference.

Membership dues at all levels--from Individual at $10 per year, to Family at $15, Patron at $25, and Benefactor at $50--provide the Friends of Tiverton Libraries the ability to fund programs for children, teens, and adults; museum and activity passes; and the very popular Grab & Go kits.

If you haven't joined the Friends yet, please consider joining our organization. Membership forms are located on the counter below the Friends' display case, or click the button below. We need your support more than ever. Thank you!
Union Library
Library Hours
Union Library
The Union Public Library is open:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Visit tivertonlibrary.org or call 401-625-6799 for the most up-to-date guidelines on how to make your visit as safe as possible.
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