Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
January 2020
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am, - 8:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Pinterest Party
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 pm
Try your hand at designing your own earrings using the library's Cricut machine. We'll give you a quick tutorial on the design software, and provide the supplies, the rest is up to you!
Will your project be Pinterest worthy?
Wizards Wonder Escape Room
Saturday, January 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Your potions professor forgot that he gave you detention and left you locked inside the school, time to put on your wizard hat and escape.
For children and teens, ages 8+ only. Call the library at (401) 294-3306 x5 to sign up.
World War II in Europe and the Atlantic
Wednesdays in January and February
A four-part lecture series on World War II in Europe and the Atlantic with US Naval War College Professor and Naval Captain, Stanley Carpenter, PhD. Will run on Wednesdays from Jan 22 - Feb 12.
New Year, New You
Try something new this year at the library with 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 January 21 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, January 6
11:00 AM
Tuesday, January 7
6:30 PM
Tuesday, January 14
6:30 PM
Monday, February 3
11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 4
6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 11
6:30 PM
Looking for a personalized recommendations?
Ask Nancy!
Nancy, the Fiction Librarian, can help you with your questions about books, authors and DVDs/Blu-Rays that deal with fictional material. Click the button below to fill out our request form. We'll feature some recommendations right here in your inbox in future months.
You may recognize this image if you have visited the library recently. Acquired in 2018, this painting by John Huszer currently hangs behind the Reference Desk in the library’s lower level. Huszer (b.1912-d.1983) is recognized as the founder of the Wickford Art Festival and Wickford Art Association, and he was one of Wickford’s most eccentric and recognizable figures, operating his studio/gallery space in the Gregory Building on Main Street for over 20 years. Around the time he made this painting in 1962, Huszer was honing his skill as an artist, living a life of solitude on Cornelius Island in Wickford Harbor.  The painting shows a winter view looking across Wickford Cove at the back side of the Lewis Brothers’ twin homes on Bay Street. The Lewis Brothers were successful trap fishermen in the earlier 1900s. With Huszer’s evocative use of color and light you can almost feel the winter chill coming off the painting. Learn more about Huszer’s life here.
Continue giving through the New Year
The holidays are quickly becoming yesterday's news, but the feeling of giving doesn't have to. Make giving back part of your New Years Resolution, and support library programming, discounted museum passes, this email interface, and so much more.

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