Portsmouth, RI | (401) 683-9457

Friday February 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kindermusik

Maria Anthon is here to get your little ones moving!  A great exploration of fine and gross motor skills, all while having a wonderful time!  For toddlers and preschoolers.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Maria Anthon is here to get your little ones moving!  A great exploration of fine and gross motor skills, all while having a wonderful time!  For toddlers and preschoolers.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday February 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies & Yearlings

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking with Kerrie

Chef Kerrie Schoenbucher will be preparing some scrumptious items at the Library.  Kerrie has been with Atria Aquidneck Place since January of 2016.  Her smiling face is hard to find sometimes as she is hidden in the kitchen but, if you do catch a glimpse of her you will see right away that she is a positive light in our community!  Of course everyone raves about Kerrie’s fabulous meals and we will have the opportunity to taste some favorites and learn some cooking tips along the way.  Recipes include crab & cream cheese wontons, pan seared tuna with mixed greens and root vegetable hash, cranberry cookies.  Wine specially chosen for this class will accompany the samplings.

Kerrie was born and lives in Portsmouth, RI and is a graduate of Portsmouth High School.  After school, Kerrie went straight into the work force as a cook in Newport County.

This program is free and open to the public but you must be 21 or over to attend.  Seating is limited to 20.

 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Chef Kerrie Schoenbucher will be preparing some scrumptious items at the Library.  Kerrie has been with Atria Aquidneck Place since January of 2016.  Her smiling face is hard to find sometimes as she is hidden in the kitchen but, if you do catch a glimpse of her you will see right away that she is a positive light in our community!  Of course everyone raves about Kerrie’s fabulous meals and we will have the opportunity to taste some favorites and learn some cooking tips along the way.  Recipes include crab & cream cheese wontons, pan seared tuna with mixed greens and root vegetable hash, cranberry cookies.  Wine specially chosen for this class will accompany the samplings.

Kerrie was born and lives in Portsmouth, RI and is a graduate of Portsmouth High School.  After school, Kerrie went straight into the work force as a cook in Newport County.

This program is free and open to the public but you must be 21 or over to attend.  Seating is limited to 20.

 

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tech Help Tuesdays

Join us on most Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 for drop-in tech help. One of our reference librarians will be on hand to help answer questions and trouble shoot. Bring your device, passwords, and questions with you! Free and open to the public. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Join us on most Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 for drop-in tech help. One of our reference librarians will be on hand to help answer questions and trouble shoot. Bring your device, passwords, and questions with you! Free and open to the public. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Fiction Book Club

All ages, teen through adults, are welcome to join us for our monthly book club reading teen fiction! This month's selection is Mouse Trap, by Agatha Christie.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

All ages, teen through adults, are welcome to join us for our monthly book club reading teen fiction! This month's selection is Mouse Trap, by Agatha Christie.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Wednesday February 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday March 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies & Yearlings

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday March 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies & Yearlings

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Art Event

Bring your friends for this open Art event!! We will have supplies out for you to use so you can create your own work of art! Project supplies and materials will be provided.  We need your creativity!

Registration requested!

CONTACT:  Colleen LeComte  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room
There are 39 spaces available.

Bring your friends for this open Art event!! We will have supplies out for you to use so you can create your own work of art! Project supplies and materials will be provided.  We need your creativity!

Registration requested!

CONTACT:
  Colleen LeComte
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

There are 39 spaces available.

Tuesday March 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Basic Embroidery

Make your very own embroidered piece of art taught by Karen Katin from Stitchery! In this class you will learn 4 basic hand sewing stitches from which most every design can be fashioned. Learn about readily available and specialty embroidery supplies, how to transfer images to fabric for stitching, and then what you can do with your sewn piece of art. Many examples of completed modern embroidery as well as inspirational books will be on display. All materials provided.

Karen Katin has been sewing her entire life—starting at age 5 and never stopping. She first worked as a research scientist, earned a Masters in Education from William and Mary, taught high school Biology, and after having children, spend 7 years on Etsy and the artisan fair circuit as Dancing Threads RI selling handmade bags and accessories. She opened Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, in February 2017 as a studio space offering a wide range of needle arts classes. In addition to a full schedule of studio classes, she also teaches sewing workshops at libraries around the state.

All materials provided.

This free workshop is limited to 15 participants, ages 18 and up.

 

There are 11 spaces available.

Make your very own embroidered piece of art taught by Karen Katin from Stitchery! In this class you will learn 4 basic hand sewing stitches from which most every design can be fashioned. Learn about readily available and specialty embroidery supplies, how to transfer images to fabric for stitching, and then what you can do with your sewn piece of art. Many examples of completed modern embroidery as well as inspirational books will be on display. All materials provided.

Karen Katin has been sewing her entire life—starting at age 5 and never stopping. She first worked as a research scientist, earned a Masters in Education from William and Mary, taught high school Biology, and after having children, spend 7 years on Etsy and the artisan fair circuit as Dancing Threads RI selling handmade bags and accessories. She opened Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, in February 2017 as a studio space offering a wide range of needle arts classes. In addition to a full schedule of studio classes, she also teaches sewing workshops at libraries around the state.

All materials provided.

This free workshop is limited to 15 participants, ages 18 and up.

 

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday March 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies & Yearlings

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Third Tuesday Book Club

This is our annual planning session for the upcoming year of great reading! We will talk about the suggested titles and then cast our votes for our favorites to determine what we will read during the next 11 months. All of the titles will be ready to talk about and look at. And we'll eat pizza!  Soda, tea, and dessert will also be provided so bring your appetite.

This is our annual planning session for the upcoming year of great reading! We will talk about the suggested titles and then cast our votes for our favorites to determine what we will read during the next 11 months. All of the titles will be ready to talk about and look at. And we'll eat pizza!  Soda, tea, and dessert will also be provided so bring your appetite.

Wednesday March 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday March 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies & Yearlings

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday March 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Fiction Book Club

Teens and adults are welcome to join us for our monthly book club! Always held the last Tuesday of each month. 

This month's selection is My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend. 

Summary: What if you lost the thing that made you who you are? 

Lexi has always been stunning. Her butter-colored hair and perfect features have helped her attract friends, a boyfriend, and the attention of a modeling scout. But everything changes the night Lexi's face goes through a windshield. Now she's not sure what's worse: the scars she'll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she's much more than just a pretty face.

 

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Teens and adults are welcome to join us for our monthly book club! Always held the last Tuesday of each month. 

This month's selection is My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend. 

Summary: What if you lost the thing that made you who you are? 

Lexi has always been stunning. Her butter-colored hair and perfect features have helped her attract friends, a boyfriend, and the attention of a modeling scout. But everything changes the night Lexi's face goes through a windshield. Now she's not sure what's worse: the scars she'll have to live with forever, or what she saw going on between her best friend and her boyfriend right before the accident. With the help of her trombone-playing, defiantly uncool older sister and a guy at school recovering from his own recent trauma, Lexi learns she's much more than just a pretty face.

 

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Easter Egg Hunt

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!   For children ages 2 - 5 years.  As long as it isn't raining, the hunt will be outside.  Be sure to bring your own basket or bag.  Don't be late; this is over in a flash.

In order to have enough for each child, registration is absolutely required! Call us at 683-9457 x4.  Registration begins March 12.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!   For children ages 2 - 5 years.  As long as it isn't raining, the hunt will be outside.  Be sure to bring your own basket or bag.  Don't be late; this is over in a flash.

In order to have enough for each child, registration is absolutely required! Call us at 683-9457 x4.  Registration begins March 12.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Fanciful Egg Decorating

Another great Teen Only event is coming up! Choose between the classic dyeing of eggs that you can then snack on, or choose to paint your own designs with the tried and true paintbrush method! Create your own designs and enjoy the painted eggs as decorations. All eggs and art materials will be provided, just bring your friends and creativity. 

Please register in advance so that we can provide enough eggs for everyone to make. 

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Another great Teen Only event is coming up! Choose between the classic dyeing of eggs that you can then snack on, or choose to paint your own designs with the tried and true paintbrush method! Create your own designs and enjoy the painted eggs as decorations. All eggs and art materials will be provided, just bring your friends and creativity. 

Please register in advance so that we can provide enough eggs for everyone to make. 

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Saturday March 31, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Intro to iPhone Photography

Have a new iPhone? Have an old iPhone? Bring your phone with you to class, and learn the basics of iPhone photography. From filters to editing, basic photography principles and sharing/printing images, this class will have a little bit of everything. 

Registration required! 

CONTACT:  Colleen LeComte  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Have a new iPhone? Have an old iPhone? Bring your phone with you to class, and learn the basics of iPhone photography. From filters to editing, basic photography principles and sharing/printing images, this class will have a little bit of everything. 

Registration required! 

CONTACT:
  Colleen LeComte
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday April 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies & Yearlings

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday April 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies & Yearlings

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole leads a short program for babies and yearlings, up to 18 months.  There will be lots of play time for the children and socialization for the children and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tuesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Celeste and Ms. Johnna will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday April 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wednesday Story Time for 3-5 year olds

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for preschoolers ready to fall in love with learning!  For children 3 through 5 years of age.  

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday April 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Ms. Nicole and Ms. Kathy will present songs, fingerplays, a story, and a small craft just right for little hands.  Perfect for toddlers who are ready to focus (briefly!) and participate in our library fun!  For children 2 years of age.

If you would like your child to do the craft, please register in person or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday April 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meet the Chicks with Casey Farm

Join our guest educators from Casey Farm as they bring in a hen and real chicks to discover and hold.  This is open to all ages, but children must be able to sit calmly and attentively for the hour. Sign up at the desk or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  401-683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Join our guest educators from Casey Farm as they bring in a hen and real chicks to discover and hold.  This is open to all ages, but children must be able to sit calmly and attentively for the hour. Sign up at the desk or by calling us at 683-9457 x4.

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  401.683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Thursday April 19, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Senior Seminar: Aging in Place

Join industry experts to learn where you fit on the "Aging in Place Continuum", the important options and considerations for aging in your home and community, and how to begin to "rightsize" in your current home.  This seminar provides important information and data for mature adults and their families enabling them to plan with informed choices, have more control, and to better understand the essential financial information for the living and lifestyle alternatives among home-based, neighborhood, or community-based options focused on the unique needs of adults later in life.

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please call the Library at 683-9457 or sign up online by clicking on the REGISTER button below.

There are 40 spaces available.

Join industry experts to learn where you fit on the "Aging in Place Continuum", the important options and considerations for aging in your home and community, and how to begin to "rightsize" in your current home.  This seminar provides important information and data for mature adults and their families enabling them to plan with informed choices, have more control, and to better understand the essential financial information for the living and lifestyle alternatives among home-based, neighborhood, or community-based options focused on the unique needs of adults later in life.

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please call the Library at 683-9457 or sign up online by clicking on the REGISTER button below.

There are 40 spaces available.

Monday April 23, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Portsmouth Historical Society Book Series

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Portsmouth Historical Society will host a book club discussion of “American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Women Who Defied the Puritans,” by Eve LaPlante.

Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconven­tional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner “not comely for [her] sex.” Exiled from Boston Colony, she settled in Rhode Island with many of her followers, who founded the town of Portsmouth in 1638, establishing a “Bodie Politick” based on religious freedom. The book illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achieve­ments are astonishing by the standards of any era. 

This will be the first of a series of Portsmouth Free Public Library book club discussions on books about local history selected by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Copies of this title will be available for checkout at the library.  This event is free and no sign up is required.

There are 18 spaces available.

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Portsmouth Historical Society will host a book club discussion of “American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Women Who Defied the Puritans,” by Eve LaPlante.

Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconven­tional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner “not comely for [her] sex.” Exiled from Boston Colony, she settled in Rhode Island with many of her followers, who founded the town of Portsmouth in 1638, establishing a “Bodie Politick” based on religious freedom. The book illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achieve­ments are astonishing by the standards of any era. 

This will be the first of a series of Portsmouth Free Public Library book club discussions on books about local history selected by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Copies of this title will be available for checkout at the library.  This event is free and no sign up is required.

There are 18 spaces available.

Monday April 30, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RI State Archives Genealogy Workshop

The Rhode Island State Archives is organizing a genealogy and family history workshop with the Portsmouth Free Public Library on Monday, April 30th at 6:30pm. Join Archives staff for a discussion on identifying misinformation, how to search records, and how the State Archives can assist in in-depth family history research.

The State Archives is within the Division of Archives, Library, & Public Information of the Rhode Island Department of State. The Rhode Island Department of State engages and empowers all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast and accurate. Visit us online at www.sos.ri.gov.

There are 40 spaces available.

The Rhode Island State Archives is organizing a genealogy and family history workshop with the Portsmouth Free Public Library on Monday, April 30th at 6:30pm. Join Archives staff for a discussion on identifying misinformation, how to search records, and how the State Archives can assist in in-depth family history research.

The State Archives is within the Division of Archives, Library, & Public Information of the Rhode Island Department of State. The Rhode Island Department of State engages and empowers all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast and accurate. Visit us online at www.sos.ri.gov.

There are 40 spaces available.

Thursday May 3, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Fly Tying Workshop

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.

 

There are 10 spaces available.

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.

 

There are 10 spaces available.

Saturday May 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Touch-a-Truck

The Library’s annual fundraising event at Glen Park.  Proceeds from the event will go toward Library purchases.

The Library’s annual fundraising event at Glen Park.  Proceeds from the event will go toward Library purchases.

Thursday May 10, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Fly Tying Workshop

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.

There are 10 spaces available.

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday May 17, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Fly Tying Workshop

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.

There are 10 spaces available.

Portsmouth Free Public Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.  Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created at a private fly fishing event in Rhode Island. This course is geared towards novices and experienced fly tiers alike.

Fly tying dates: (Attend one or attend all, we will be making a different fly each class!):

Thursday, 5/3 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/10 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, 5/17 6pm - 8 pm

Fishing date:

Sunday, 6/10 from 10 am to 2 pm

No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. This program is for people ages 10 and older. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own! Anyone wishing to participate is required to register for the program in advance for planning purposes. Walk in’s will not be allowed to participate.

This program is free and open to the public.  Please contact Scott Travers at scott.travers@dem.ri.gov  or 401-539-0019, click on the REGISTER button or call Portsmouth Free Public Library at 683-9457 to sign up.

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday June 21, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edible Flowers with Mary Newman

We like to look at them, they make us truly smile, but why on earth would anyone want to eat them? Co-author of Edible Flowers: A Global History, Mary Newman, will share examples of flowers that have a long history as a tasty ingredient in a variety of cuisines, from ancient Greek dishes to today’s molecular gastronomy and farm-to-table restaurants. Looking at flowers’ natural qualities: their unique and beautiful appearance, their pungent fragrance, and their surprisingly good taste, Newman will tie this culinary history into a larger cultural one, showing how flowers’ cultural, symbolic, and religious connotations have added value and meaning to dishes in daily life and special occasions. Learn what flower products are available locally and what flowers are most easily grown even in the tiniest of gardens. See flowers not just as something beautiful, but also as something absolutely delicious, unexpected, and even cost-effective way to impress your own dinner guests.  A sampling of some edible flowers will be offered at the program so you can truly see flowers in a whole new way.

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please sign up by clicking on the REGISTER button or call the library at 683-9457.

There are 40 spaces available.

We like to look at them, they make us truly smile, but why on earth would anyone want to eat them? Co-author of Edible Flowers: A Global History, Mary Newman, will share examples of flowers that have a long history as a tasty ingredient in a variety of cuisines, from ancient Greek dishes to today’s molecular gastronomy and farm-to-table restaurants. Looking at flowers’ natural qualities: their unique and beautiful appearance, their pungent fragrance, and their surprisingly good taste, Newman will tie this culinary history into a larger cultural one, showing how flowers’ cultural, symbolic, and religious connotations have added value and meaning to dishes in daily life and special occasions. Learn what flower products are available locally and what flowers are most easily grown even in the tiniest of gardens. See flowers not just as something beautiful, but also as something absolutely delicious, unexpected, and even cost-effective way to impress your own dinner guests.  A sampling of some edible flowers will be offered at the program so you can truly see flowers in a whole new way.

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please sign up by clicking on the REGISTER button or call the library at 683-9457.

There are 40 spaces available.

Saturday September 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Diggin’ Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop

What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? Kate Wells and Michelle Chiles will cover the basics to get you started in this informative workshop. You’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn to search several free genealogical databases, learn about resources available to you at Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Public Library, and in your own community and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please click on the REGISTER button or call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up for this program.

There are 20 spaces available.

What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? Kate Wells and Michelle Chiles will cover the basics to get you started in this informative workshop. You’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn to search several free genealogical databases, learn about resources available to you at Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Public Library, and in your own community and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please click on the REGISTER button or call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up for this program.

There are 20 spaces available.


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