August 2020
Resources and Ideas
for Unusual Times
We are now accepting returns in the book drop and in the library.
We're Open!

Come on in to browse and check out books, videos, magazines, and audiobooks.

Weekly Summer Reading Packets for children in K-5 are available Monday through Friday under the tent. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) themed activity bags for older grades are also available through August 14.   

Rochambeau summer hours are as follows:

Monday & Thursday: 12:00 - 3:00 pm & 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual One Hour Resume Building Workshops

One-on-One Class by Appointment

You need a job. Or you want to change jobs. Your resume could use some sprucing up.

Email Krista at   to set up a one-on-one appointment for help with your resume any Thursday between 1 and 4 pm. This workshop is online with Google Meet. If you need help using Google Meet, we will help you!

Virtual Youth Book Club

Monday, August 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm
On Zoom

Join us to discuss the graphic novel When Stars Are Scattered , by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed. For youth entering grades 6, 7, and 8.

Please contact PPL or PCL to get the book and to register for the event.

PPL: (401) 455-8000
PCL: (401) 272-3780 for the Rochambeau Library or (401) 272-0106 for the Mt. Pleasant Library.

Virtual Harry Potter Trivia Night

Monday, August 3rd at 6:30pm
On Google Meet and Kahoot

Do you have what it takes to answer difficult Harry Potter trivia questions? If so, you could win a gift card to a fabulous local restaurant!

All ages welcome, and players can be solo or on a team. Participants will need at least two devices - one to view the screen on Google Meet, and one to be on Kahoot to answer the trivia questions.

To register and receive the links for the event, please call or email Kelly at 401-272-3780 or

Virtual Storytime and Q&A with author Jacinta Bunnell

August 20th at 6:00 PM

The Rochambeau Library welcomes author Jacinta Bunnell for a virtual storytime and Q&A for her new picture book, A More Graceful Shaboom .

Jacinta Bunnell, the author of five coloring books about gender, now brings you a story about a spunky non-binary protagonist named Harmon Jitney who finds joy in a magical purse, leading to an extraordinary previously-undiscovered universe.

A More Graceful Shaboom, illustrated by Crystal Vielula , is one of the first children's books ever written to feature a non-binary character who uses they and them pronouns. Follow Harmon Jitney and their two moms as they unlock the key to their own inner joy and understanding of community.

This event is for ALL - families, individuals, anyone looking for more shaboom in their lives. Please reach out to for more information.
Apply for Your Mail Ballot Now!

“The vote is precious. It's almost sacred, so go out and vote like you never voted before.” - John Lewis

Are you registered to vote? The voter registration deadline for the September 8th primary is August 9. The deadline for the November 3rd general election is October 4. You can register to vote online!

Don't want to go to the polls? Mail ballot applications for the state primary must be submitted by August 18. For the general election, the deadline is October 13. You can mail or hand deliver your mail ballot application to your local Board of Canvassers but it must be received by the Board by 4:30 pm on the deadline date. Print out a mail ballot application here.
West African Dance Classes Online

Wednesday, August 19 & 26
7 pm on PCL's YouTube Channel (Mark your calendar!)

EXPLORE, SUPPORT, PRESERVE & CELEBRATE Traditional West-African Dance from the Mande culture in Mali, West Africa.

The class will be led by Master Teacher, Seydou Coulibaly, Sita Coulibaly and accompanied by live Djembe and Djun Djun players. This class is friendly to all ages and levels of experience!
Why complete Census 2020?
Billions in public funding are allocated across the country using census information for healthcare, emergency services, schools, roads and much more.  An undercount in your community may result in fewer resources over the next 10 years. 

The census asks only for basic information for all people living in your household. It does not ask for sensitive information like social security numbers, immigration status or bank account information. 

Don't delay! This month, the Census Bureau will begin making follow-up visits to households that have not responded.

You can complete the questionnaire online , by mail or over the phone (844-330-2020).