September @ Your Library
Turning Leaves
"By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer." – Helen Hunt Jackson
Our Adult Collection Is Open for Browsing!
Adult Stacks
The Adult Collection Stacks are open for browsing! Our Children's Library and Teen Library are also offering outdoor and limited browsing opportunities.

Visit tivertonlibrary.org for more information.
Holiday Schedule
Closed Labor Day
The library will be closed on Monday, September 7th, in observance of Labor Day. 
 
Library services will resume on Tuesday, September 8th.
Meet the Staff
Kyle Sousa
Name: Kyle Sousa
Library Position: Technology Coordinator
 
Where will we most likely see you in the library? 
You can see me at the Info Desk or helping people using the computer. In the future, you can meet with me by appointment for 1-on-1 tech help. You can see me at tech-related events, like Retro Game Club, Video Game Strategy Hour, Technology Instruction, and Electronic Waste Recycle Day.
 
What do you do at the library?
I provide access and assistance with safe and secure technology -- I offer assistance and instruction to patrons using the library, and I maintain and update the devices in the building to ensure security, safety, and privacy.
 
I enjoy talking with patrons and staff about tech and discovering new and exciting ambitions and ideas for technology use at the library. I also tinker and investigate new technology. I look at the devices we have at the library and determine ways to best make use of them. I try to find new purposes and bring new life to old tech. I keep up-to-date with tech news to help keep us moving in a forward-thinking direction.
 
What are you reading or watching lately?
I am currently rewatching Regular Show from Cartoon Network.
 
Tell us about a hobby you take interest in outside of your work at the library.
Outside of work, I enjoy playing the piano, guitar, and a few other instruments. I play music and gigs in a few bands, learning songs by ear. For fitness, I like to do cycling and weight/resistance training. I try to ride my bicycle a few miles a day in the spring, summer, and fall. My favorite route is a scenic ride along the river. For technology outside of work, I like to tinker with Linux and play video games.
Virtual Exhibit
Click on the image below to check out our virtual exhibit of paintings by Andrew Smith!
This virtual exhibit will be displayed on our website for the month of September.
 
Would you, or someone you know, like to showcase your art in our virtual display case? Contact Deb at destrella@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 to learn more.
Save the Date: Ditch Your Electronic e-Waste with Indie Cycle!
Electronic Waste
Saturday, October 17th, 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 on Saturday, October 17th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm to help you responsibly recycle your electronic waste.

 Click the button below to see what items will and will not be accepted.
Adults
Coming Soon!
Fall Fun Challenge, September 14-November 30
Fall is just around the corner! The sound of crunching leaves, the smell of wood smoke, the feel of warm, cozy sweaters, the taste of pumpkin-spiced...everything.

Registration opens soon for our Fall Fun Challenge, which will run from September 14th through November 30th. See how many fall activities you can enjoy this season...You just might win a prize!
Fun Fall Projects
Tune in to our YouTube Channel throughout the Fall for fun recipes and crafts you can make from home.

In September, Deb will show you how to make individual fruit crisps for your next fall picnic and a scrappy autumn wreath to decorate your home!
Retro Game Club
Retro Game Club
Tuesday, September 8th, 6:00pm, in our Discord Server

Join us for a special edition of Retro Game Club! In this virtual play-from-home edition, we'll be streaming a series of party games -- and you can play along at home! All you need is a computer and a smartphone.

Click the button below to learn more.
Fly Tying with the RI Department of Environmental Management
Fly Tying
Mondays, September 14th and 28th, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Join the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, to learn to make your own fresh water flies for fly fishing. 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. Visit tivertonlibrary.org in the coming weeks or contact Deb at destrella@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 x121 for more information.
Movie & Trivia Night
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Wednesday, September 16th, 6:00-8:05pm, via Netflix Watch Party

Let’s watch a movie together...but separately! Pop some popcorn, pick out your favorite movie candy, and join us to watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We can chat and answer movie trivia while we watch!

To participate, you will need a Netflix account or sign up for a Netflix free trial. Click the button to register, and we will send you information on how to access the Watch Party.
Virtual Makers Meet-Up
Craft supplies
Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom

What have you been making at home lately? Please join us for this informal meet-up to show off our creations. New members are always welcome! Feel free to craft while we chat!

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log-in and use Zoom.
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. Virtual book club meetings require registration, so that we can get the log-in information to you securely.
Tiverton Senior Center Book Group
Tuesday, September 8th, 9:00am, on the lawn of the Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Street

Be sure to wear a mask and bring your own chair.
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, September 9th, 6:30pm, via Zoom
Tiverton Public Library Book Group
Friday, September 11th, 10:30am, via Zoom
Union Public Library Book Group
Thursday, September 17th, 1:00pm, via Zoom
Kids
Coming This Fall!
Details and dates coming soon.
Cartoon Sneakers
Storytime Stroll
Take a walk around the outside of the library and read a picture book along the way.
Family Fun Fridays
Order an activity kit and fill the weekend with some fall-themed crafts and games.
Family Fun Activity Kit
Trick or Treat Bucket
Trick or Treat, Books Are Neat!
During the month of October, join our virtual trick-or-treat adventure. Participants can try a variety of activities to earn actual treats and other festive surprises. 
Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Meeting of the Board of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Friends of Tiverton Libraries Logo
Wednesday, September 9th, 6:30pm, via Zoom

Anyone interested in attending, please contact Catherine Damiani to be added to the Zoom conference.
Union Library
Union Public Library’s Merchandise
Union Anniversary Merchandise
Union Library is celebrating its 200th Anniversary this year and, due to the coronavirus, all of our events have been canceled. Some of the merchandise that would have been for sale at the events is available at Union Library:

  • Pens - $2.00
  • Journals - $5.00
  • Mugs - $6.00
  • Tote Bags - $15.00
  • Reader’s Kit (contains 1 of everything listed above, savings of $3) - $25.00
  • Bicentennial Timeline* - $15.00

* Highlighting events of the Union Public Library, Tiverton, Rhode Island, the United States, and the World; includes popular literature published from 1820 to 2020.
 
Due to the coronavirus, the Library is not operating at full capacity. Union hours are:
  • Tuesdays: 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Please call Union at 401-625-6799 to arrange a time to come in and check out the merchandise, or take a chance and stop by.

Here’s to celebrating 201 years in 2021!
Tiverton Public Library | 401-625-6796 | staff@tivertonlibrary.org