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Monday May 29, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library is Closed  
   

The Library is Closed today in observance of Memorial Day.


Tuesday May 30, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   683-9457 ext 104   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

Stop by this drop in session to get your 21st century computer skills.  Bring your questions and your devices or use our laptops. Quick questions will be answered by a staff member.  On-line  tutorials will be provided to answer more in depth questions.  No reservation is required for this free service.

    Location: Mello Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457 Opt. 3   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

This month's selection is The Amateurs by Sara Shepard.


Five years ago, high school senior Helena Kelly disappeared from her backyard in Dexby, Connecticut, never to be heard from again. Her family was left without any answers—without any idea who killed Helena, or why.

So when eighteen-year-old Seneca Frazier sees a desperate post on the Case Not Closed message board, she knows it’s time to change that. Helena’s high-profile disappearance is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. It’s the reason she’s a member of the site in the first place.

Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, she agrees to spend spring break in Connecticut working on the case with Maddy Wright, her best friend from Case Not Closed. However, the moment she steps off the train, things start to go wrong. Maddy’s nothing like she expected, and Helena’s sister, Aerin, doesn’t seem to want any help after all. Plus, Seneca has a secret of her own, one that could derail the investigation if she’s not careful.

Alongside Brett, another super-user from the site, they slowly begin to unravel the secrets Helena kept in the weeks before her disappearance. But the killer is watching…and determined to make sure the case stays cold. (From Goodreads)


Monday June 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Summer Reading Sign Up begins  
   

Today is the first day to register your child for summer reading.  Stop into the Children's Room or the YA department to get started!


Tuesday June 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Third Tuesday Book Club  
   

Join us for a discussion of Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou.

Angelou came up with Letter to My Daughter, which became a New York Times bestseller, while going through old boxes of notes and papers full of concepts for future books and poems, which she called "WIP" ("Works in Progress"). She found twenty years worth of notes written to her friend Oprah Winfrey, and realized that she should put the essays they inspired into a book so that others could read them. Although she had no daughters, and gave birth to a son (Guy Johnson), which she called "the best thing that ever happened to me in my life", many women in Angelou's career looked to her as a mother figure. - Wikipedia

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.


Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Fireworks  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a fireworks painting project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457 Opt. 3   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

This month's selection is Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson.

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Um...
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane's list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait...what? (From Goodreads)


Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Fireworks  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a fireworks painting project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday July 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library is Closed  
   

The Library is Closed today in observance of Independence Day.


Wednesday July 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Robots  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a recycled robot project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Ice Cream  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is an ice cream mosaic project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Ice Cream  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is an ice cream mosaic project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Last Day to Register for Kids' Summer Reading  
   

Today is the last day you can register for the Children's Summer Reading Program!  Don't miss out on all the fun!


Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Painted Shells  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop in craft is a shell painting project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Painted Shells  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop in craft is a shell painting project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Ants  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a fingerprint ant project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457 Opt. 3   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

This month's selection is I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest.

Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen; illustrated throughout with comics.
Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

Princess X?

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives. (From Goodreads)

 

 


Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Ants  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a fingerprint ant project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Book Club Brunch  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Join us for our discussion of Save Me a Seat, this year's Kids Read Across RI selection.  There will be 10 free copies of the book to take and keep before we meet.  We'll snack on some goodies as we discuss!  Ask at the Children's Room desk for full details.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a travel project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a travel project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Jungle Collage  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a jungle collage project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Drop In Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

Drop In Story Time for ages 2 years and up.  No registration required.

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Drop in Craft: Jungle Collage  
    Contact: Children's Room   401-683-9457 x4   
   

This week's drop In craft is a jungle collage project.  For all ages.  No registration required; while supplies last.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday August 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library is Closed  
   

The Library is Closed today in observance of Victory Day.


Monday September 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Library is Closed  
   

The Library is Closed today in observance of Labor Day.


Tuesday November 28, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Sue Rousseau   401-683-9457 Opt. 3   porlibteen@gmail.com
   

This month's selection is Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman.


Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to a newcomer…

Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But she doesn’t account for her first love…

Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince.

And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Weaving fantasy with the shocking details of real history, New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known, Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.


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