Closed for Columbus Day on Mon, Oct. 14
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Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1pm
Join author, Dan Milner , adjunct assistant professor of geography at St. John's University in New York City. as he discusses his book, The Unstoppable Irish which follows the changing fortunes of New York's Irish Catholics, commencing with the evacuation of British military forces in late 1783 and concluding one hundred years later with the completion of the initial term of the city's first Catholic mayor. During that century, Hibernians first coalesced and then rose in uneven progression from being a variously dismissed, despised, and feared foreign group to ultimately receiving de facto acceptance as constituent members of the city's population. A novel aspect of Milner's treatment is his use of song texts in combination with period news reports and existing scholarship to develop a fuller picture of the Catholic Irish struggle. Products of a highly verbal and passionately musical people, Irish folk and popular songs provide special insight into the popularly held attitudes and beliefs.
Adult Harry Potter Fun Bash "3"!
October 9, 2019
6:30 -7:30 pm (ages 14 and up) Please sign up for a spot Bring a friend! Don't miss this one, they keep gettingAll new:
Trivia -round 3-join the competition
(and the winner gets a special prize!)
Harry Potter themed prizes for all that attend!
Rare Potter artifacts and show and tells
Ideas for fun Potter themed Halloween costumes and parties
A Potter treat at the end!
Come join the fun and don't miss out on all new trivia, lots of great Potter treasures to see and some you can learn to make yourself!
Wear a Potter themed costume if you like!
Prof. Corinne Adams
Women and Wealth: Setting your course to a strong financial future
Thursday, Oct. 17th at 6:30pm
True wealth is about more than just your money. It's about your life and the things you value most as well as the relationships, interests and goals that bring you joy. Putting all of these elements at the heart of your long-term wealth management strategy helps ensure that you achieve the financial future you envision. Join us for an informative seminar designed to help you identify and prioritize your objectives, and then begin to build a personalized plan that helps maximize your probability of achieving the goals you have for yourself and your loved ones, however life unfolds. Registration preferred.
with Joanne Daly, CDFA, of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
TRAUMA, LOVE, AND LISTENING: AN EMBODIED APPROACH
with Evan McManamy LMT on
Monday, Oct. 21 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.
FRIEND'S JEWELRY SALE
RI, OCT 25 1-5 pm &
SAT, OCT 26 11 am-4 pm
Silver, Gold and Gemstone 50% off. All other jewelry BOGO.
Friends of the library will meet on
Monday, Oct 7 at
1 pm to discuss upcoming
Jewelry Sale (Friday, Oct.
25 1-5pm & Sat, Oct 26
11 am-4pm) and the
Annual Costume Parade on Oct. 26th at 1pm
KNIT ONE, PURL TWO
Join our fun, sociable group of knitters every week on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm. All welcome.
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.
Wed. Oct. 16 at 6:30 pm
Make a card and show them that you care.
Afternoon Book Club meets at 1pm on Wed, Oct. 9 to discuss Pachinko.
||The Evening Book Club meets at 6:30pm on Wed, Oct. 23 to discuss As Bright as Heaven.
Copies of the books for book clubs are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, call Marilyn Sherman at 789-9507 ext 4.
MONDAY MORNING BOOKTALKS: Want to talk about books? Want to hear what everyone else has been reading? Like coffee? The last one is optional. Join us forMonday Morning Book Talks at 10:30 am on Oct. 7 and Oct. 21.
ALL IS TRUE
Tuesday, Oct 1 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2019, 101 minutes
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Synopsis: The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 2 & 6pm
PG-13, 2019, 112 minutes
Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell, Meera Syal, Harry Michell. Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that the Beatles have never existed. And he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
Tuesday, Oct 15 at 2 & 6 pm
PG-13, 2019, 111 mins.
CAST: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the "fellowship" apart.
A DOG'S JOURNEY
Tuesday, Oct 22 at 2 & 6 pm
PG, 2019,109 minutes
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Jake Manley, Abby Ryder Fortson, Josh Gad, Marg Helgenberger, Kathryn Prescott. In the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog's Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.
Tuesday, Oct 29 at 2 & 6 PM
R, 1960, 109 minutes
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam
Synopsis: A psychotic motel owner obsesses over his late mother while becoming a suspect in a murder case involving one of his recent guests-a pretty secretary who checked in after impulsively stealing $40,000.
OCTOBER CHILDREN'S EVENTS
Baby and Me
Birth-24 months: Oct. 11 & 18
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.
Toddler Story Time Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 30
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 follo
Preschool Story Time Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 31
A storytime 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.
Halloween Cartooning Class w/ Mrs. Adams!
Sat, Oct. 19 at 11 am
Join Mrs. Adams for another awesome Halloween themed cartooning class! Games, prizes, and goodies of all kinds- a magical hour of Halloween fun! Registration required and opens Sep 30th. Ages 7-14.
3rd Annual Costume Parade
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1pm
The Maury Loontjens Memorial Library and the Friends of the Narragansett Library are to hold their Annual Costume Parade . Meet up at the Library and join in the parade as we stroll through the Pier Area, stopping along the way for some tricks and treats! Pets are welcome! Wear your favorite costume & bring a treat bag. Wagons and strollers encouraged. No registration required. For more information contact 789-9507.
Halloween Magic Show w/ Bjorn the Magician!
Mon, Oct. 28th at 6pm
Join us for a sp
ooktacular night of magic with Bjorn the Magician! Following the magic show at around 6:45, there will be a Halloween costume walk to the Narragansett Towers, complete with trick or treating and a gathering inside the Towers. Registration required. 401-789-9507.
Halloween Walk to the Towers
Mon, Oct. 28 at 7pm
Following the magic show at 7 PM, there will be a Halloween costume walk to the Narragansett Towers, complete with trick or treating and a gathering inside the Towers. Registration required.
Wednesday Tech Drop-in
Come in for some one- on-one help with all your tech questions! Don't forget your cords and passwords!