Portsmouth, RI | (401) 683-9457

Thursday April 26, 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

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teen Poetry

April is Poetry month! Join us in the TEEN AREA for fun with poetry - black out poetry, spine poetry, and more!

Open to those in Grades 6-12 only. Registration required by clicking the link or calling Ms. Sue at 683-9457

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.

April is Poetry month! Join us in the TEEN AREA for fun with poetry - black out poetry, spine poetry, and more!

Open to those in Grades 6-12 only. Registration required by clicking the link or calling Ms. Sue at 683-9457

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Monday April 30, 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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6:30 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 20 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 20 spaces available.

Tuesday May 1, 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 May 2, 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 May 3, 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

 
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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 4 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 4 spaces available.

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

Touch-a-Truck will give the community’s youngsters a chance to get up close and personal with all kinds of big and fascinating vehicles.  The event will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM at Glen Park.  Giant trucks and equipment volunteered by municipal and commercial organizations will be on display.  There will be a quiet time from 1 PM to 2 PM when no horns or sirens will sound for those who like it a little more peaceful.

Admission charge is $3 per person for the day.  In addition to the truck display, there will be various activities for the children. Proceeds from the event will go toward Library purchases.

Touch-a-Truck will give the community’s youngsters a chance to get up close and personal with all kinds of big and fascinating vehicles.  The event will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM at Glen Park.  Giant trucks and equipment volunteered by municipal and commercial organizations will be on display.  There will be a quiet time from 1 PM to 2 PM when no horns or sirens will sound for those who like it a little more peaceful.

Admission charge is $3 per person for the day.  In addition to the truck display, there will be various activities for the children. Proceeds from the event will go toward Library purchases.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen Tacos

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Join us in the program room to make your own tacos! Help prep and make the food, then enjoy your tacos with your friends! Music  will be provided, as well as all cooking materials - just bring yourselves! 

National Comic Book Day also falls on the same day, so we will have a big display set up with some free comic books, posters, and swag that you can take for FREE! 

Please register for the tacos so we know how much food to prepare!

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

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Join us in the program room to make your own tacos! Help prep and make the food, then enjoy your tacos with your friends! Music  will be provided, as well as all cooking materials - just bring yourselves! 

National Comic Book Day also falls on the same day, so we will have a big display set up with some free comic books, posters, and swag that you can take for FREE! 

Please register for the tacos so we know how much food to prepare!

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday May 7, 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 May 8, 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 May 9, 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 May 10, 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

 
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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 6 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 6 spaces available.

Sunday May 13, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library is Closed

The Library is Closed today, May 13.

Monday May 14, 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 May 15, 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

Join us for a discussion of Endurance: a Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.

A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.

The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space.

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

Join us for a discussion of Endurance: a Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.

A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come.

The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space.

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

Wednesday May 16, 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 May 17, 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

 
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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 4 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 4 spaces available.

Monday May 28, 2018
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Library is Closed

The Library is Closed today, May 28.

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spring Entertaining with Chef Steinhauer

Executive Chef Eric Steinhauer from the Newport Marriott will be the featured chef this month.  A 1990 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, he has worked in various capacities in Europe and Asia.  He became the Executive Chef at the Newport Marriott in 2003 where his menu represents indigenous foods uniquely prepared using methods learned from his travels.  Join us for a delicious sampling of appetizers prepared specially for Spring entertaining.

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

There are 11 spaces available.

Executive Chef Eric Steinhauer from the Newport Marriott will be the featured chef this month.  A 1990 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, he has worked in various capacities in Europe and Asia.  He became the Executive Chef at the Newport Marriott in 2003 where his menu represents indigenous foods uniquely prepared using methods learned from his travels.  Join us for a delicious sampling of appetizers prepared specially for Spring entertaining.

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

There are 11 spaces available.

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

This month's selection is Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. All ages that read the book are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served!

Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. (from Goodreads)

 

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

This month's selection is Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. All ages that read the book are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be served!

Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all--hope--in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. (from Goodreads)

 

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Tuesday June 19, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Third Tuesday Book Club

Join us for a discussion of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson.

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie?and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

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

Join us for a discussion of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson.

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie?and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

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

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 36 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 36 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 15 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 15 spaces available.


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