MAY 2019  
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HOURS:
Monday-Thursday
9:30am-8:30pm
Friday
9:30am-5pm
Saturday
9:30 am-5pm
5/18 9:30 am- 1 pm
5/25 9:30 an - 2 pm
Sunday Closed


Closed for Memorial Day on 5/27



Celebrate Mother's Day and benefit her favorite place!


When you shop at Amazon, if you start at
Amazon Smile and choose the  Friends of the Narragansett library, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to our Friends Group--so give us a smile!
Contact info:
phone: 401-789-9507
email: narlib@narlib.org


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


Support the Library with
Padma Venkatraman
author of A TIME TO DANCE, ISLAND'S END and CLIMBING THE STAIRS
May 1st at 6:30 pm
Award winning local author, Padma Venkatraman, has worked as chief scientist on oceanographic ships, spent time under the sea, directed a school, and lived in 5 countries. Her novels, A TIME TO DANCE, ISLAND'S END and CLIMBING THE STAIRS, were released to starred reviews and received numerous honors . Copies of her latest book, A Bridge Home, will be available for purchase and signing. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY. Please register here  or call 789-9507 to join us for this free event.


THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL
with Betty Cotter.
Thurs, May 23 at 6:30 pm
As part of the Centennial Celebration of South County Hospital, Betty Cotter, author and journalist, will discuss the "Forgotten Women of South County Hospital's History," Including such women as Caroline Hazard, the moving force behind the founding of the hospital and early nursing superintendent, Carolyn Jones.  Registration is appreciated.


THE FRIENDS OF THE NARRAGANSETT LIBRARY
JEWELRY SALE
Thurs, May 30th 2-8 pm
Friday, May 31 2-7 pm
Saturday, June 1 10am-2 pm

Gold * Sterling Silver * Beaded * Vintage*
Sparkly & More!
Reasonably priced for everyone! Bring a Friend!
All proceeds to benefit new library building fund
 
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES
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Join others in your community and discover ways to care for your health! Classes meet once a week for six weeks and include information on how to: Cope with stress and depression,Set goals and stick with them,Master menu planning .Among other skills! People with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their caregivers are welcome. Classes are free and all are welcome. This program is offered by Health Care for New England.   T o sign-up, contact Samantha Walsh at 401-528-3257 or email DSMP@healthcentricadvisors.org
NEWSBANK: HOW TO ACCESS NEWSPAPERS FROM HOME
news_tablet.jpg Contact: Sam Judd 401-789-9507 x3 samjudd@narlib.org

Tues, May 21st and Fri, May 24th at 11 am.
Learn how you can use your library card to access news articles across the country to research current events.Plus how to access local articles including an image edition of today's Providence Journal from home.  Click here to reach our registration page.
Monthly Meetings:
 
Friends of the Narragansett Public Library

Annual Meeting and Potluck May 6 at noon. All Friends Welcome.

Volunteers still needed for jewelry sale, if you would like to help. Please contact Gloria Roman at gloriaroman@verizon.net or fill out a form at the Front Desk. fall.

  To receive updates about upcoming events please check in with their Facebook page--Friends of the Narragansett Library. 
KNIT ONE, PURL TWO
 Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  All welcome.
Genealogy Club
 May 20 at 6:30 pm
Gather with others interested in genealogy to trade tips, sources and successes!
Click here to register for the Genealogy Club and recieve updates about meetings.
CARD CRAFTING
Wed, May 22  at 6:30 pm
Make handcrafted cards and be ready for the next special occasion.  Please pre-register, space is limited.
 
 
SCRABBLE SCRAMBLES at 1PM
 on Fridays 
 J oin us for a fun relaxing game in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

  

MAY BOOK CLUBS:


 
  


 Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, April 10 to discuss An American Marriage.

Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm on Wed, May 22  to discuss Dark Money by Jane Mayer
 
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 May 6 and 20th.
 Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507.


MAY FREE MOVIES


IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Tuesday, May 7 at 2 & 6 pm
R, 2019, 119 minutes
Cast :KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis
A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.


THE LEISURE SEEKER
Tuesday, May 14 at 2 & 6 pm
R, 2018, 112 minutes
Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Maloney, Joshua Mikel, Kirsty Mitchell, Dana Ivey, Christian McKay
A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.



THE MULE
Tuesday, May 21 at 2 & 6 pm
R, 2019. 116 minutes
Starring:Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Taissa Farmiga, Jill Flint, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Wiest, Manny Montana
Earl Stone is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. Even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.


A DOG'S WAY HOME
Tuesday, May 28 at 2 & 6 pm
PG, 2019, 137 Minutes
Cast:Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi, Barry Watson
A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise.

APRIL CHILDREN'S EVENTS


STEAM Saturdays:
 
Steam Saturday: Saturday, 5/4
1 1:00am-12:00pm 
Come get your science on! All welcome.










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All day Maker Monday: Mother's Day Cards!







Lego Club:
Thursdays
5/9, 5/23  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?  




magic_ribbons_book.jpg   Popsicle Book Group: Grades 1-2 &
   Adventure Research Explorers: Grades 3-4, 
  COMBINED!  6/3
  Books, games, crafts, snacks, and friends! 





Book Busters--grades 4-8 May 28 at 6pm.


Mindful Meditation with Miss Emma- -Grades 1-5 on 5/11.


Mindful Movement with Miss Sara-5/22 at 10 am





story time 
STORY TIMES

Toddler Storytime
(2's and 3's)
10:00 am on Wednesdays: 5/8, 15
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!


Preschool Storytime
(Age s 3-5)
10:00 am on Thursdays :5/2, 5/9, 5/16
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: 
5/3, 5/10, 5/17
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 

e-books
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.