Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
February 2020
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am, - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
It's Galentine's Day!
Thursday, February 13, 6:30 pm
Celebrate your lady friends this Galentine's Night. Eat waffles with all the toppings, and make crafts to share with your gal pals. There will be a jewelry-making workshop included. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Are you Ready for the College Admissions Process?
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 pm
College admission and counselors, Diane DelGreco and Anne Clawson, will assist high school juniors and seniors, and their families with the stressful, and often overwhelming, college admission process.
Owl Experience with the Audubon Society
Saturday, February 29, 10:30 am
Learn about all of the owls in New England and hear their calls. Followed by a visit from a live owl! Ages 7+! Space is limited.
Register by calling the Young Readers Department.
Join in on the fun!
Check out our regularly scheduled programming.
Yoga at the Library
2nd Tuesday and 3rd Friday
Try Tuesday Evening Flow Yoga or Friday Morning Gentle Yoga, each once a month at the library with Pamela Harrington.
Genealogy Help
3rd Tuesday
Join Helen Smith in the South County Room each month to get help working on your genealogy research. Drop in on February 18 between 6:30-8:00pm .
A Good Yarn
4th Tuesday and Thursday
Resident knitter, Sheri, leads this monthly fiber arts group on Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons each month for all experience levels.
Story Times
Mon., Wed., and Thurs. mornings
Don't forget the kids! Mrs. B. leads story times for children ranging from 0-5 years old in 6 week sessions. Check out the current schedule here.
Monday, February 3
11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 4
6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 11
6:30 PM
Monday, March 2
11:00 AM
Tuesday, March 3
6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 10
6:30 PM
Rhode Island Teen Book Award
Calling all students in grades 6-12! Your opinions are crucial to determining the 2020 Teen Book Award winners. Titles have gone through an extensive nomination by your librarians, teachers, and now it's up to you!

Come down to the Young Reader's Department to case your vote for your favorite book among the nominees. View the list of nominees, as well as last year's winners, below.
This month the South County Room of the North Kingstown Free Library was the recipient of a wonderful piece of North Kingstown history. Roderick Smith III donated this wooden form that was used to make the bronze Hurricane of 1938 High Water Mark signs that can be found at a three locations in Wickford. Smith’s father, Roderick Smith Jr., a local plumber, fisherman and firefighter, created the design at his shop next to his home on Phillips Street in Wickford. Then, using the bronze of old fire hose couplings, the signs were formed at the Hillsgrove Foundry in Warwick. Smith III remembers the hurricane as a being a scary time in Wickford, but also thrilling, as he rode with his father on the fire trucks delivering water to homes after the storm. Read more about Smith’s recollection of the creation of the signs here. The South County Room Catalog also has many images of the Smith family and their fishing business off Phillips Street and Mr. Smith kind enough to identify many of the people pictured.
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