Tiverton Library News and Events 
September 2018    
The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 3rd for LABOR DAY.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th at 1:00PM. 
We'll Get By With a Little Help From our Friends!
If you're reading this, most likely you're already a member of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries paying annual dues ($10 per individual) and otherwise supporting library programming through participation, book or craft sale donations/purchases and maybe through volunteering for/at the sales. Yaaaaay and thank you!

Consider serving as a Friends board member as well. Simply put, we are 501c3 organization that requires a board to exist. New board members are needed to replace those who have already served and to energize library support in new ways.
We strive to keep monthly meetings welcoming, upbeat and reasonably brief with two annual offsite meetings featuring potluck meals. There is nothing boring about the board. For more information about the Friends, check the library website, the Friends display case, and information at the library Info Desk.  If you're interested in board participation, please leave your contact information at the Info Desk or by calling the library at 625-6796.
Coming Next Month, Our Third Annual
Tiverton Library is pleased to announce that we have hired a new Technology Coordinator.  Patrick Elliot comes to us from Little Compton Library where he served as Technology Coordinator.  Patrick brings an enthusiasm for all aspects of library service as well as impressive hands-on experience with libraries and technology.  Patrick will begin his work at Tiverton Library in early September.
Grief Counseling at Tiverton Public Library  
Thursdays, Sept 6 through Oct 11, 6:30-7:30pm
Learning Center
Have you lost a loved one to addiction?  A free 6-week grief support program will take place at Tiverton Public Library, run by Bereavement Counselor Judith Anderson. This program provides a place for those who have lost a loved one to addiction to meet others they can relate to and share their grief with.  Issues related to this painful loss will be addressed in a sensitive and supportive environment to work through struggles compassionately, finding new ways to handle challenges and remember their loved ones. Register here .

Nature Course: Bark, Leaves and Sycamore Trees
Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 10, 10:30am
In collaboration with Second Half Lifelong Learning Institute, local adults are invited to participate in a six week course led by Garry Plunkett.  Garry has studied New England forests for 30 years and is a principal steward for 1500 acres of preserved forest in Tiverton.
This course has filled up.  Be on the lookout for more great collaborations like this in the future!

Pardon Gray Day
Saturday, Sept 15, 10am-4pm
Look for our librarians at Pardon Gray Day on September 15th.  Rebecca and some fabulous teen volunteers will be aiding families in first-come, first-serve scarecrow building.  Emily and Meg will be nearby offering up free giveaways and fun activities under our pop-up tent. Come say hi and see what we've got going on at this town event.  More information about Pardon Gray Day can be found at tivertonlandtrust.org

Journey Into Deception: New Evidence in the Robert Kennedy Assassination
Saturday, Sept 22, 1:00pm, Community Room
Tiverton resident, John Hunt, shares his research uncovering the Robert Kennedy Assassination, and the cover-up that concealed the conspiracy behind the crime. Come hear his compelling talk, coupled with a digital presentation of evidence he has gathered and analyzed over many years. Register here.

Coming Soon!  Adult Game Night at the Library!
Our summer Adult Game Nights were such a success, we're continuing the program throughout the year! More information about date and time will be coming, so keep tuned to our website and facebook page. Some great games we shared this summer include: Pandemic, TransAmerica, Samurai Spirit, Codenames and more! 
If you are interested in joining, or more information, contact egoodman@tivertonlibrary.org
- Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, September 4th 6-7pm in the Teen Room
Come hang out and discuss titles that you are reading, what you would like to see  happen at the library, and eat some snacks!   Earn a community service hour fo attending! Attendance is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.
- Action Packed Movies at the Library
Saturday, September 8th starting at Noon in the Community Room 
Bring your lunch and join us for a dine-in showing of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  projected on the big screen in our Community Room.   Free popcorn and candy  provided!   Our Teen Movie showings are part of our Teen  Program offerings but are open to all.
- Young Adult for Adults Book Club
Tuesday, September 11th, 6-7:30pm in the Learning Center
Interested in a traditional book club?  Want to talk about books?  This is a traditional book club that meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month.  It is a book group is intended for "older" teens and adults.  This month's book selection is Front Lines by Michael Grant.  Copies are available for check out at the library.  Teens must be at least in high school to attend this book group. See Rebecca with any questions. 
- Bring Your Own Book Club
Thursday, September 13th, 6-7pm in the Teen Room 
Bring whatever you're reading (have read) and discuss it (even better if you didn't like  it!) with other readers.   Snacks provided!   Participation is limited to patrons in Grades  6 through 12.
- Anime & Manga Group
Friday, September 21st, 3:30-4:30pm in the Teen Room
Monthly Anime & Manga meet up is starting up again!   Join other interested teens in lively  discussion, anime viewing, craft making, and snack eating!   Also, help us with our long- term goal of planning a cosplay event! Attendance is limited to patrons in Grades 6  through 12.
- Banned Books Week
September 23 through September 29th  
It's your RIGHT to be able to READ whatever YOU want to READ!
Join us for a series of activities that celebrate reading and challenge the concept of censorship in art.
Monday, September 24th Black Out Poetry (A Censorship Activity) 4-5pm Teen Room
Tuesday, September 25th Voter Registration Event
Wednesday, September 26th Live Rocky Horror Picture Show 8pm Community Room
Thursday, September 27th Black Out Poetry (A Censorship Activity) 4-5pm Teen Room
Friday, September 28th Black Out Poetry (A Censorship Activity) 3-4 pm Teen Room
Saturday, September 29th Drones! 11am-Noon Community Room
All Week enjoy the interactive Banned Books Displays around the library!
- Learn all about Drones (with a flight demonstration)
Saturday, September 29th 11am-Noon
A drone specialist from Cloud City Drones will be coming to the Tiverton Public Library to teach Drone Basics.   This family event is open to all patrons  and is designed to educate those in attendance on the quality and price of different types of drones, what drones can be used for, how indoor and outdoor drones differ, and showcase how to fly drones in an outdoor demonstration.   Registration is not required - program is open to all.
Young Adult for Adults
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6:00pm
Front Lines,
Michael Grant
For older teens and adult readers who enjoy reading YA/Teen fiction.  Teens must be at least in high school to attend this group.
Cookbook Club
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:00pm
Collection of Cookbooks by Madhur Jaffrey
We're cooking Indian and Eastern Asian cuisine using a few select cookbooks by the author. 
You must preregister for this group by calling Emily Goodman, 625-6796.  
Bring Your Own Book Club
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:00pm, Teen Room
Bring whatever you're reading or have read and discuss it (even better if you didn't like it!) with other readers.  Snacks provided.  Participation limited to patrons in Grades 6-12.  
Tiverton Public Library
Friday, Sept. 14, 10:30am
Last Bus to Wisdom,
Ivan Doig

Tiverton Senior Center
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10:15am
Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale,
Lynda Rutledge Stephenson
Union Public Library
Thursday, Sept. 20, 1:00pm
Min Jin Lee

Only the Cookbook Club requires preregistration.  Stop at the Information Desk to obtain a copy of the month's book.  New book club members always welcome.
Children's Events for September 


Storytime Adventures
Who: Children ages 3-5 years
When: Mondays - September 17th, September 24th 
Two Sessions: 10:15 - 11 a.m.
                        11:15 - 12 p.m.                      
Where: Children's Activity Room
What: Join Mr. Monkey and Miss Meg for a storytime adventure. Each week we will explore a fun and interesting topic as we share stories, sing songs, play games and create a piece of art.
Limit: 18 preschoolers per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Teeny Tiny Tales
Who: Children ages 1 -2 years
When: Wednesdays - September 19th, September 26th 
Two Sessions: 10:15 - 11 a.m.
                        11:15 - 12 p.m.
Where: Children's Activity Room
What: Join Mr. Monkey and Miss Meg for stories and songs during this literacy based playgroup for young patrons. The morning will begin with a short book and group activity, followed by time to play with our new friends.
Limit: 18 toddlers per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
Babies & Books:
Who: 1 week - 12 months
When: Thursdays - September 27th 
Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Little Readers Book Nook in the Children's Room
What: Join Little Library Bunny and Miss Meg for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories while introducing your baby to the wonders of language.
Stories and activities have been chosen for non-walking infants.
Limit: 16 babies per session. Registration is not required. Seats will be distributed on a first-come basis.
·         Storytime is cancelled if Tiverton Public Schools are closed. 
·         If your child exhibits flu symptoms, please keep them home to rest and recuperate.
·         All storytime participants need to be accompanied into the program room by a caregiver.
·         Younger and older siblings are welcome to attend storytime.
·         During storytime the program room is a 'device free' zone.
Tiverton Library Foundation News 
The Rhode Island Council on the Arts has recently awarded $1,500 to the Tiverton Library Foundation for the project to create large scale ceramic murals in the Lobby and Children's Room of the Tiverton Library. This is RISCA's third grant for the multi-year project. The community, from young children to senior citizens, has been involved with artists Mika Seeger and Peter Geisser in creating art that depicts the essence of Tiverton. This summer the artists are firing the pieces in preparation for installation later this year.
The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at 7PM in the Trustees Room.  New members always welcome.

Pardon Gray Day is Saturday, September 15th, 10am-4pm at the Pardon Gray Preserve.  Stop by the library table under the tent and say hello to the Friends, Foundation, and Trustees.  Picture from the 2017 Pardon Gray Day, with Friends members Pat Atkinston-Santos and Celia VanHof.  Come check out the goings on in and around the library community.   
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