MARCH 2019  
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Contact info:
phone: 401-789-9507

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

Monday, March 25th at 6:30
Join Debra Brodie, a URI master gardener, as she shares how to grow and enjoy herbs at home. All welcome to this free, informative program offered in conjunction with the URI Master Gardener Program.   Please pre-register.
with Evan McManamy LMT on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 pm*
Trauma is widespread in our culture; most of us have experienced trauma of some kind, to some extent. Join Evan for an hour-long workshop. We'll explore how to work with the embodied aspects of trauma from a place of love and deep listening. You will learn: -Breathing work addressing the embodied aspects of stress and anxiety, A myofascial technique for working with tension through the intersection of mind and muscle, Exercises in which you will practice supporting another person through this work in a safe way. 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.

 Saturday,  March 9 at 2pm
Planning a garden? Come to the library  to chose from hundreds of free seeds and to ask local Master Gardner Mike Lapisky questions about planting and growing your garden.

Monday, March 18th at 6:30 pm
Join our monthly Genealogy Group, as we host Helen Smith of the Rhode Island Genealogy Society as she addresses a number of issues including how to organize research and evaluate resources. Please register.

Sun, March 31 at 1pm
The Friends of Canonchet Farm, Narrow River Preservation Association, South County Museum and the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library along with generous support from Trio Restaurant, are collaborating for the eighth year to sponsor the Winter Speaker Series On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed. On Sunday, March 31, 2019 Narrow River Preservation Association will present--Waves of Blue, Waves of Green - Southern Rhode Island Site Manager at Historic New England, Jane Hennedy will focus on Casey Farm which has produced fresh fruits and vegetable for generations and hosts the popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and a seasonal farmers' market for locally produced goods. Registration will open on Sunday, February 24. Registration is required.
Revisit Your Neighborhood with Dr. Ed
Dr.Ed Iannuccilli has written another book in series that chronicle providence in the 40s & 50. The latest, My Story Continues; From Neighborhood to Junior High School takes up where "What Ever happened to Sunday Dinner" leaves off. As one reader puts it: "Reading the stories of Ed's childhood in the Italo-American section of Providence has been a refreshing reminder of the simple, yet vastly fulfilling, lives that were lived by our parent and grandparents not so long ago. I loved reading about his close-knit extended family and wide circle of friends and neighbors (some very colorful indeed!) and how his childhood was shaped by those beautiful people. Ed's words are eloquent, witty and heartfelt and as such, a real pleasure to read. I pray Ed keep writing !!"

There will be books available for purchase.
Monthly Meetings:
Friends of the Narragansett Public Library

 The Friends are meeting on Monday, March 11 at 1 pm. 

The Friends are still collecting Jewelry for their spring Jewelry sale.  The Annual Book Sale has been moved to the fall.

  To receive updates about upcoming events please check in with their Facebook page--Friends of the Narragansett Library. 
 Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All welcome.
Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm
Make handcrafted cards and be ready for the next special occasion.  Please pre-register, space is limited.
 on Fridays and Sundays 
 J oin us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.




 Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, March 13 to discuss The Rent Collector: a novel / Camron Wright.   

Evening Book Club meets at 6:30pm on Wed, March 27 to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 
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 March 11 and 25.
 Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.


Tuesday, March 5 at 2pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 135 min
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman. A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising.

Tuesday, March 12 at 2pm and 6 pm.
R, 2019, 119 minutes
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn. In Early eighteenth century England, A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.

Tuesday, March 19 at 2pm and 6 pm
PG-13, 2018, 130 min
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark, Sebastian Maniscalco. When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Tuesday, March 26 at 2pm and 6 Pm
R, 2019, 106 minutes
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro. Lee Israel made her living in the '70s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead. When Lee is no longer able to get published, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. An adaptation of the memoir, the true story of a bestselling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats).


STEM Saturdays:
Steam Saturday: Bloxels Saturday, 3/2 11:00am-12:00pm
Make your own video game with Bloxels, using real live blocks that you scan into a device. Bring your own device, or try it out on our iPads
Please register if you will be using our iPads so that we can make sure to have enough

All day Maker Monday: Rainbow Craft
Monday 3/4, Drop in to make and take a rainbow cloud to celebrate incoming spring, and St. Patrick's Day! While supplies last.

Leprechauns, Narwhals, + More: Cartooning w/ Mrs. Adams
Saturday, 3/16 11:00 am
Join Mrs. Adams for prizes, trivia, drawing, treats, show and tell, and more. Please call the children's department to let us know if you have any allergies.  Please register.  Registration is required, and opens March 1.

Lego Club:
3/14, 3/28 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Lego Club returns! Our big bins of Legos will come out after school two times a month during the winter months. What will you create?  

bucket of popsicles Popsicle Book Group: Grades 1-3
Monday 3/25 6:00pm
Books, games, crafts, snacks, and friends! Children in grades 1- 3 are invited to read a book before we meet (it's okay if you don't finish). Once we are together, we will play games, make a craft, and eat a snack all related to the book!
Registration is required.

 Adventure Research Explorers: 
Grades 3-6,  3/26 6:15 PM
Cool themes, games, crafts, snacks, and friends! Children in grades 3-5 are invited to explore a topic before we meet. This might be by searching the internet or looking at some books. Once we are together, we will play games, make a craft, and eat a snack all related to the topic!
Registration is required.

story time 

Toddler Storytime
(2's and 3's)
10:00 am on Wednesdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/27
A storytime session for children ages 2 & 3 with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow.  Registration is required. When you sign up for one event, you are registered for all three!  Special author visit on the 27 with local author Jean Poirier-Green, who will read us her story, Brady's Bog, and bring a craft to match.

Preschool Storytime
(Age s 3-5)
10:00 am on Thursdays : 3/7, 3/14, 3/21
A storytime session for children ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Join in stories, songs, fingerplays, a craft, and snack. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow. Registration is required.When you sign up for one event, you are registered for all three! 

Baby and Me
(0-24 months)
10:00 am on Fridays: 
3/8, 3/15, 3/22
Babies ages birth to 23 months are invited to bring their favorite adult to this fun and interactive program. We will share simple books, lap bounces, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. Time for socialization and unstructured play will follow.  Drop-in event.

Wednesday Ezone Drop-in 
1pm- 3pm 

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.