May @ Your Library
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“Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on.”
― Heinrich Heine
Holiday Closing
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The Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st.
 
Don’t forget, you can access materials on the Ocean State Libraries eZone anytime!
Free Admission to the Audubon Education Center
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Take advantage of the Library’s museum pass to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Their Environmental Education Center in Bristol has an exhibit hall, live animals, and a tide-pool tank!

Our pass provides FREE admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children under 18.

Click below to reserve your pass today.
Save the Date! Friends Book and Bake Sale
Saturday, June 4th 

Stay tuned for further information!
Book and Bake Sale: Used Books and Freshly Baked Delights
Special Donation Week
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Monday, May 23rd-Monday, May 30th

For one week only, the Friends will be accepting larger donations of books, CDs, and DVDs for the June Book Sale. (We will continue to accept smaller donations year round, but limitations are based on the availability of volunteers and other factors.)

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

Drop Off 
Donations may be dropped off at the Book Nook inside the Main Library on Roosevelt Avenue.
Adults
Makers Meet-Up
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Wednesday, May 4th, 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.
Free Comic Book Day
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Saturday, May 7th, 10:00am-3:00pm
  
Drop by the Library to pick out a free comic book, while supplies last! There will also be free comics and activities for younger patrons in the Children’s and Teen Libraries.
Book Talk: The Rhode Island 39 Club with Marty Podskoch
Rhode Island 39 Club
Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

Author and historian, Marty Podskoch, will talk about his new travel book, The Rhode Island 39 Club, which encourages people to visit all 39 towns and villages in RI.

The Tiverton section of the book was written by our very own Susan Anderson of the Tiverton Historical Society!
Free Screening of Kiss the Ground
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Tuesday, May 17th, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for a free screening of Kiss the Ground (directed by Josh Tickell and winner of 25 independent film awards). Amid a deluge of discouraging climate news, this film offers alternative perspectives to regenerating our local ecosystems through grassroots efforts. The 87-minute film screening will be followed by a discussion with community members, including local farmers.

This program is part of the community-wide Reconnect & Regenerate program series, sponsored by Amicable Church, Tiverton Farmers Market, Tiverton Public Library, and Union Public Library.
ASL Meet-Up
Hands signing A S L
Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30-7:30pm, Learning Center

Join us on the third Wednesday of every month to practice American Sign Language (ASL). Learn about ASL resources, learn new signs, and practice what you've learned with adults of all abilities! This month, we will learn and practice signs to help us get to know each other better.
CreaTIV Craft: Decorative Flower Pot
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Friday, May 27th, 3:30-4:30pm, Community Room

Join us every month for some fun and creativity! This month, we will make decorative flower pots. 

All materials are provided. Please register to reserve your spot.
Technology
Classes and Live Demos
Attendance is limited. Registration is required.

Questions? Call Kristin Amaral at 401-625-6796 ext. 8 or email kamaral@tivertonlibrary.org.
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Reading & Understanding Terms & Agreements
Tuesday, May 3rd, 6:00pm, Learning Center
Have you actually READ legal terms before signing up for an account? Join us for a review of some important terms! It might just change your mind!
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TikTok: Show & Tell
Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00pm, Learning Center
Take a look at the famous (or infamous) social media platform. Learn some pros and cons about joining!
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Introduction to THE CLOUD
Tuesday. May 17th, 6:00pm, Learning Center
Learn about what the Cloud is, different brands, and how to weigh the pros and cons of using it. 
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Digital Photo Organization & Best Practices
Tuesday, May 24th, 6:00pm, Learning Center
Learn photo file types, tips on naming files in order to find them faster.
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Introduction to MANGO Language
Tuesday, May 31st, 6:00pm, Learning Center
Learn 70+ different languages for FREE using MANGO.
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One-on-One Tech Help
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 x8. 

Can’t make it during the week? We offer drop-in tech help for quick questions and troubleshooting. Drop-in help is available on the following Saturdays: May 14th and 28th.
Cricut Questionnaire
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Thinking about buying a Cricut, or having trouble using your machine?

Please fill out the survey below. Your answers will help us tailor future Cricut classes and drop-in sessions to meet your needs!
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.
‘Force of Nature’ by Jane Harper
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Tuesday, May 17th, 10:15am
Tiverton Senior Center
207 Canonicus Street

Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Senior Center and the Tiverton Public Library.
'Circus of Wonders' by Elizabeth Macneal
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Wednesday, May 18th, 6:00-7:00pm, Community Room
OR 
Friday, May 20th*, 10:30am-11:30am, Community Room

* Please note we will be meeting on the third Friday this month.
'Nature’s Best Hope’ by Douglas W. Tallamy
Union Public Library Book Group
Thursday, May 19th, 1:00-2:00pm
Tiverton Public Library Community Room

 This program is part of the community-wide Reconnect & Regenerate program series, sponsored by Amicable Church, Tiverton Farmers Market, Tiverton Public Library, and Union Public Library.
‘Making the Rounds with Oscar’ by David Dosa, MD
Bajah’s Book Club
Monday, May 23rd, 2:00-3:00pm
Bajah’s Cat Café, 137 Main Road

Copies of the book are available at the Tiverton Public Library and Bajah's Cat Café.
Kids
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Storytime
Thursdays at 10:15am – May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
Recommended for children ages 1–5

Join Miss Meg and Mr. Monkey on the library's outdoor patio for stories, songs, and games. At the end of the program, each child will receive a craft kit to make at home. 

No registration is required. Storytime seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Please visit the children’s desk upon arrival to check in for storytime.
Free Comic Book Day
Kapow!
Saturday, May 7th, 10:30am-2:00pm      
Recommended for ages 5+

Drop by the Children's Room to pick out a free comic book and doodle your own cartoon characters in the activity room. 

One comic book per child while supplies last.
Fun on the Run
Open daily all month long!
Recommended for ages 3–10

Visit the activity tower in the children's room to stock up on a variety of fun seasonal activities.
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Storytime Sacks
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Recommended for ages 2–5 

Storytime Sacks contain a finger play and a simple craft you can make at home. Kits are available on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
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Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30pm, Learning Center

The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be Wednesday, May 11th, at 6:30pm in the Learning Center. All are welcome!
May Book Nook Specials
Book Nook specials for the month of May will feature cookbooks and books on gardening.

New items are added to the Book Nook shelves and Specials table weekly. Your purchases support library programs. Thank you!
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Union Library
Plant and Seed Sharing Event
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Tuesday, May 24th, 10:00am-4:00pm

Bring your extra seeds and starter plants to share. Union also has seed packets to hand out.

Questions? Call 401-625-6799.
Union Public Library Preservation Project
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Union Public Library has a long and rich history in the greater Tiverton community. The Union Public Library Association is in the process of digitizing its treasure trove of historical documents for future generations.

With 200 years’ worth of papers and photographs, the cost of this ambitious project will exceed the funds available. The Association is asking for the public’s help in reaching this goal. 

For those wishing to donate toward this project, checks may be mailed to Union Public Library Association, 3832 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878, with “preservation” in the memo, dropped off at the library on Tuesdays between 10:00am and 5:00am or on Saturdays between 10:00am and 1:00am or go to our Facebook or Instagram page and click on the DONATE button.
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