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Summer Reading!

Kickoff event – June 27 at 11:00am

Come register for the summer reading program!

In addition to reading, we have free family events planned every week in July. The following programs are open to all ages, and no registration is required.

  • Warm & Fuzzy Animal Adventure: July 6 @ 10:30
  • Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure: July 17 @ 1:30
  • Fiddle N’ Fun: July 20 @ 10:30
  • World Dance and Music: July 25 @ 10:30

(Parents will also be able to sign up for Adult Summer Reading at this event – we’re playing a fun bingo-style game this year, and have some great prizes, so please sign up!)

Adult Summer Reading!

Starting June 27th, participate in the adult summer reading program!

Grab a bingo card from the display, and fill it out as you read and attend library events. When you complete a line, you can enter your name into our raffle for some great prizes!

The theme for summer reading this year is Build a Better World, and the library is focusing on building a better community – we have some great prizes from local businesses, and we are running a series of programs on Wednesday evenings designed to educate and entertain…

  • June 28 @ 6:30: Forests, Stone Walls and Factories and their Effect on the RI Landscape 1700-2000, a presentation by John Campanini
  • July 5 @ 6:00: Ultimate Werewolf, a party game (Make new friends! Immediately accuse them of being evil beasts! It’s a great time.)
  • July 12 @ 5:00: Come watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and hear a discussion of archaeology fact and fiction by Cary Beatty Maguire.
  • July 19 @ 6:00: Learn about RI wildlife and RI DEM’s conservation efforts from Mary Grande.
  • July 26 @ 6:00: TEDxNorthScituatePublicLibrary, a series of TED talks curated by Katherine, the reference librarian.

 

Make & Take: Eclipse Projectors

Wednesday August 16 at 6pm

Come in for a chat about the solar eclipse, and learn how to make your own eclipse projector.

National Guard Recruiter

Thursday, August 17th from 12-3pm

Sgt Rebecca Tarango, a recruiter from the National Guard with a display of informational materials in our meeting room.

Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21

A total eclipse of the sun is viewable from a huge portion of the US this summer! The library has received pairs of glasses that will allow you to view the event safely. It is a rare event that shouldn’t be missed. We will be having a small gathering during the eclipse with light refreshments and spare pairs of glasses available ?

A Matter of Balance

Wednesdays at 2, August 23 through October 11

This 8-week program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

YOU WILL LEARN TO…

  • view falls as controllable
  • set goals for increasing activity
  • make changes to reduce fall risks at home
  • exercise to increase strength
    and balance

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • anyone concerned about falls
  • anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
  • anyone who has fallen in the past
  • anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns

Kristin Russo author visit

Thursday, August 31 at 6:30

Come meet Kristin Russo, author of the Surprising facts series, about military life.

Game Night

Wednesday, August 6 at 6pm

We have games! Ticket to Ride, Forbidden Island, Jenga, Uno, and more! Stop by for a game and snack.

Storytime returns!

September 12 and 14th at 10:30am

Summer is over and that means story hours will resume!

Story Hour for children ages 3-5 will be held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am.

Story Hour for children ages 18 months – 3 years (and their caregivers) will be held on Thursday mornings at 10:30am.

Book Bites: Children’s Authors

Thursday, September 14th at 6pm

The North Scituate Public Library and the Association for Rhode Island Authors are collaborating to bring you a series of local author visits. Every month we bring you a selection of local authors with similar repertoires… Children’s authors, Horror authors, Romance authors, etc.

For September, we are showcasing children’s books. Please come meet Tara Williams, author of Angel Friends, and Kevin Mulhern, author of Cody the Cloud.