May @ Your Library
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“At last came the golden month of the wild folk--honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.” ― Samuel Scoville Jr.
Library Hours
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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.
Holiday Schedule
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The Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, June 1st.
 
Don’t forget, you can access materials on the Ocean State Libraries eZone anytime!
Virtual Exhibit
Click on the image below to check out our virtual exhibit of work by local artist (and library staffer) Jason Eckhardt!
This virtual exhibit will be displayed on our website for the month of May. You can also see Jason’s 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.
Ditch Your Electronic e-Waste with Indie Cycle!
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Saturday, May 8th, 10:00am-1:00pm, Library Parking Lot
 
Safely and securely dispose of all your used, broken, or unwanted electronics at the Tiverton Public Library!

Indie Cycle will be parked outside the library to help you responsibly recycle your electronic waste.

Click below to learn what items will and will not be accepted.
Mini Book Sale
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Saturday, May 8th, 10:00am-3:00pm, Library Parking Lot
 
The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will host a Mini Book Sale on Saturday, May 8th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The sale will take place on the front porch of the Library and will adhere to current Reopening RI COVID guidelines. In the event of rain, the sale will be in the Library's Community Room. 

Stop by to browse our collection of novels, cookbooks, nonfiction books, and much more! 

Note: This book sale will allow us to clear our back-log of donation inventory. We are not accepting donations at this time.
Adults
Adult Craft Take-Out
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This month’s craft take-out kit contains the instructions and materials you need to make a sun catcher.

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 Retro Game Club
Retro Game Club Winter Games
Tuesdays in May, 6:00-8:00pm in our Discord Server

Join us in the Retro Game Club Discord while we play videogames online Tuesday nights in May. Each week will feature a different game to play together:

  • May 4 – Among Us
  • May 11 – Rocket League
  • May 18 – Jackbox
  • May 25 – Brawlhalla

Click below to learn more.
The Ultimate Virtual Presentation for Red Sox Nation
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Monday, May 17th, 6:30-8:00pm, via Zoom

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events, and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond.

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log-in and use Zoom a day or two before the presentation. This presentation will not be recorded.
Virtual Presentation: Filling Our Hearts with Love Through Meditation
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm, via Zoom

Join long-time meditator and instructor, Arvind Naik, as he offers this engaging workshop on how to use the practice of meditation to incorporate more love and peace in your life, which will have a profound transformation on your overall well-being. Learn how to let go of anger, fear, and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, improve work and home environments, and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. The workshop will include a short meditation session. 

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log-in and use Zoom on the day of the event. This presentation will not be recorded.
Celebrate Spring! Fresh Cooking Ideas!
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Monday, May 24th, 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 this final “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 or two 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.
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Virtual Cookbook Club:
May Breakfast
Wednesday, May 12th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, May 14th, 10:30am-11:30am, Community Room
OR
Wednesday, May 19th, 6:00-7:00pm, Community Room
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Thursday, May 20th, 10:00-11:00am
Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Street
Union Library Book Group
Thursday, May 20th, 1:00-2:00pm, Tiverton Public Library Community Room
Teens
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Please check the Teen page on our website for details about virtual programs and take-home activities available in May.
Kids
Storytime To-Go Kits
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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 three picture books, an activity card, and a craft.
Spring Craft Kit
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Fun for kids ages 3–10
 
Visit the Children's Room and pick up a fun spring craft. No registration needed. Kits will be available May 3rd-12th while supplies last.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
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Wednesday, May 12th, 6:30pm, Community Room

The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be on May 12th at 6:30pm in the Community Room.
Museum Passes
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The Friends of Tiverton Libraries have just added the Audubon Society Environmental Education Center in Bristol and the New Bedford Whaling Museum back to its lineup of available passes for free or discounted admission to local attractions. 

We will add more in the coming months. Remember to check the Library website for details about pricing, hours, and any other limitations.
Book Nook
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Don't forget to check out the Friends' Book Nook when you visit the Lbrary. There is always something new!

In May, we will have special pricing on cookbooks and gardening books. Check it out!
Union Library
Library Hours
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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.
Springtime Seed Swap
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Don’t let your extra seeds go to waste!

Stop by the Union Public Library with your extra vegetable and flower seed packets to share. 

Swap for seeds you find interesting.
Outdoor Weaving Loom
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Union Library will have a loom set up outdoors in the back of the Library.

Stop by during the hours of operation (Tuesdays, 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00pm) to collaborate on this art piece.

If you have any questions, please call 625-6799.
Tiverton Public Library | 401-625-6796 | staff@tivertonlibrary.org