November @ Your Library
Autumn Cornucopia
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
– G.K. Chesterton
Library Hours
Library Building
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
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. Library services will resume on Thursday, November 12th.

The Library will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 25th, for Thanksgiving and will remain closed through Thursday and Friday. Library services will resume on Saturday, November 28th.
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Don’t forget, you can access materials on the Ocean State Libraries eZone anytime!
Virtual Exhibit
Click the image below to check out our virtual exhibit of artwork by metal-smith Nancy Papagno!
This virtual exhibit will be displayed on our website for the month of November. You can also see her 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 to learn more.
Food Collection
Food for Fines
November 1st–30th

The Library will be accepting donations of non-expired, non-perishable items to benefit the Greater Tiverton Community Thanksgiving Basket Mission and other community food collections during the month of November.

Currently, fines accrued during the pandemic are being waived until November 22nd. However, if you have fines for late materials accrued before the pandemic, you can bring in non-expired, non-perishable items and we will waive your late fees! We will waive $1 for each item donated. This does not apply to lost or damaged items.

If you would like to help Amicable Church fill their Thanksgiving Baskets for families in the Greater Tiverton Area, please bring corn, peas, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and gravy (pre-made in a can or jar).
Collecting Gifts of Comfort and Joy
Clay Snowman
Saturday, November 14th, to Saturday, December 5th

The Friends of Tiverton Libraries is seeking new and unwrapped gifts of:
  • Kids books (infants to age 10)
  • Easy board games, like Sorry, Connect 4, Bananagrams, Chutes & Ladders, Yahtzee, and Checkers
  • Simple card games, like Uno, Fish, Concentration, and Sleeping Queens
  • Children’s puzzles
  • Onesies & PJs (newborn to 6x)
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Hats
  • Disposable diapers

Collection will take place at the Tiverton Public Library from Saturday, November 14th, to Saturday, December 5th, and will benefit the East Bay Community Action Program in Support of WIC and Healthy Families America.
Adults
Fall Fun Challenge, Now Through November 30
There’s still time to take part in our Adult Fall Fun Challenge.

Register below and see how many fall activities you can enjoy before November 30th. You just might win a prize!
Programs on Demand: Fall Fun Projects
Visit our YouTube Channel for fun fall recipes and crafts you can make at home.

In November, we will have videos showing you how to make a fall scarf from an old sweater and use your crock pot to make candles!
Quilt Club
Tiverton Library Quilt
Wednesday, November 4th, 7:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Do you like to quilt? Then come and quilt with us on the first Wednesday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you are welcome to come and work on your own projects while socializing (at a distance) with fellow enthusiasts. Must bring your own projects and supplies.

All participants must wear a mask or face covering that completely covers their mouth and nose and practice physical distancing by keeping a 6-foot distance from each other.

Space is strictly limited and registration is required. Click below to register.
Virtual Presentation: Driving in Wet Weather
Car on Wet Road
Monday, November 9th, 7:00-8:00pm, via Zoom

Wet leaves, hydroplaning, low visibility. Be prepared for the challenge fall weather can create on the road. This presentation includes valuable safety tips and information for every driver! Presented by AAA Northeast.

Please register below, 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 Retro Game Club
Retro Game Club
Tuesday, November 17th, 6:00-7:30pm, in our Discord Server

It's the 2-year anniversary of Retro Game Club!

We will be chatting on Discord and hosting a private match in Rocket League! A great night to work on your skills and score some goals as we play a variety of maps and modes. Players of all skill levels are welcome for some friendly 4v4 games.

Click the button below to learn more.
Adult Knitting Group
Knitting
Monday, November 16th, 7:00-8:00pm, Community Room

A casual meeting for knitters looking to work on their projects with others who enjoy knitting and crocheting. Must bring your own projects and supplies.

All participants must wear a mask or face covering that completely covers their mouth and nose and practice physical distancing by keeping a 6-foot distance from each other.

Space is strictly limited and registration is required. Click below to register.
Virtual Presentation: Discover the Life Changing Power of Meditation
Stones by the Water
Tuesday, November 17th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom
Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life-transforming benefits, including numerous physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits, when practiced regularly. 

By learning and practicing this simple yet profound technique it will become clear how meditation can enhance your sense of well-being and inner peace. Join Umesh Bhatia, long-time meditator and inspirational speaker. 

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. 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 to be discussed.

Registration is now required for all groups except the Senior Center Book Group. This will allow us to share log-in information to participants securely for virtual meetings and accommodate participants safely indoors at in-person meetings.
Tiverton Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, November 4th, 1:00pm,
on the lawn of the Senior Center,
207 Canonicus Street

Everyone is invited to join us outside. Please bring a chair and wear a mask.
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, November 13th, 10:30am, Community Room

All participants must wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Space is strictly limited and registration is required.
Virtual Cookbook Club
Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30pm, via Zoom
Union Library Book Group
Thursday, November 19th, 1:00pm, Tiverton Library Community Room

All participants must wear a mask and practice physical distancing. Space is strictly limited and registration is required.
Teens
Community Service Opportunity for Teens
Make Paracord "Survival" Bracelets for Operation Gratitude
November is Warrior Care Month. In honor of veterans and actively serving individuals, the Tiverton Public Library is providing a "grab-and-go" community service opportunity for students in Grades 7 through 12. 

During the month of November, craft kits will be made available outside the Teen Room for students to make quick-release paracord bracelets for Operation Gratitude. Students will receive 1 hour of community service for every 3 bracelets that they make and return to the library. Students who are not yet eligible for, or do not wish to earn, volunteer hours may still take a craft kit to make and donate or keep for themselves.
Please check the library calendar and the Teen page on our website (or click below) for further details about virtual programs and take-home activities available in November.
Kids
Storytime Stroll
Storytime Stroll
Mondays in November, 10:00am-2:00pm, on the Library Lawn
Fun for families with kids ages 2–7
 
Join us Mondays in November for a stroll around the Library. We have put the pages of a picture book up outside the library. Take a walk around the building and read along any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm. At the end of your walk, ring the Children’s Activity Room doorbell to wave hello to Mr. Monkey and pick up a project to take home.

Please wear a face covering over your mouth and nose to keep everyone safe and healthy.
 
Read a new book each week:
  • Monday, November 2nd 
  • Monday, November 9th
  • Monday, November 16th
  • Monday, November 23rd (This story will be repeated on Saturday, November 28th.)
  • Monday, November 30th
Saturday Storytime Stroll
Saturday, November 28th, 10:00am-2:00pm, on the Library Lawn
Fun for families with kids ages 3–9
 
Begin your reading adventure any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm. To participate, walk around the outside of the Library and read the pages of the book we have posted up around the building. At the end of your walk, ring the Children’s Activity Room doorbell to get a surprise.
Turkeys at the Storytime Stroll
Family Fun Kits
Family Fun Kits
Select weekends in November
Fun for families with kids ages 3–11
 
Pick up one of our Grab & Go kits. Each kit contains a seasonal craft and game.
 
Theme - Scarecrows 
Please order by Thursday, November 5th
For pick-up on Friday, November 6th, or Saturday, November 7th
 
Theme - Thanksgiving
Please order by Thursday, November 19th 
For pick-up on Friday, November 20th, or Saturday, November 21st   

Click below to register.
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
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Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30pm, via phone link

The Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be meeting via phone link on Wednesday, November 18th, at 6:30pm due to the Wednesday Veteran’s Day holiday. 

Anyone wishing to join us can contact the Library Director, Catherine Damiani, for log-in info.
Revised Bylaws
The bylaws of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries were amended by its board in September.

The purpose of the amendment was to clarify the mission of the Friends and to update and streamline processes for efficiency and for adherence to pandemic guidelines.
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Book Nook Donations
Book Nook News
The Friends of Tiverton Libraries are currently limited in their capacity to accept book donations for the Book Nook. If at all possible, please limit donations to a maximum of 6 items per visit.

Thanks so much for your cooperation!
Union Library
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Take Home Craft Kits
Visit Union Public Library during the month of November, and take home an Autumn-themed craft kit for children ages 3 to 10.

Each kit contains materials for a simple craft and other fun activities. 
Union Public Library Hours
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm
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