Summer Reading

We have some amazing programs planned this summer, and fun reading games and challenges for all ages. Click here for more info!

2017 Summer Reading

The library has events and reading challenges for all ages this summer, starting at the end of June.

Children’s Programs

No need to register for these family events

Warm & Fuzzy Animal Adventure
Thursday July 6 @ 10:30 am

A petting zoo with warm and fuzzy animals! Sit and cuddle bunnies, chinchillas, ferrets, and more!

Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure
Monday July 17 @ 1:30 pm

Bwana Iguana is an exciting and educational interactive program that introduces the audience to the mysterious realm of reptiles. It also promotes conservation, and understanding of the natual world. Hands on audience participation is encouraged!

Fiddle N’ Fun
Thursday July 20 @ 10:30 am

Fiddle N’ Fun is an independent music education program for young children. They provide unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments, and much more!

World Dance and Music
Tuesday July 25 @ 10:30 am

Lola Matta will perform a variet of dance styles from Polynesia, with an explanation about the music, props, and costuming. After that, she will give a lesson on Polynesian dance, and teach the kids a fun choreography! Ages 5+.


Teen and Tween Week

Call 647-5133 to register

Mermaid Masterpieces
Monday July 10 @ 1:30 pm

A painting program that anyone can understand. Rebecca encourages “freestyling,” and everyone walks away with their own materpiece, a new skill, and confidence!

Henna by Heather
Tuesday July 11 @ 10:30 am

Come learn about henna, a beautiful, natural form of body art that is used throughout the world in cultural celebrations. Each attendee will have a custom henna design created by a professional henna artist. Visit HennaByHeather.com for more details.

Zombie Survival Course
Thursday July 13 @ 10:30 am

In this hands-on demonstration, learn the skills you’ll need to survive the zombie apocalypse.

  • First aid kits, and how to design a Bug Out Bag
  • How to shoot a crossbow
  • How to Lost-proof yourself
  • Knot tying
  • Emergency shelter construction
  • How and where to make camp

Family Movie Night

Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Starting June 29th, come have a snack and watch a Disney movie on our projector screen in the meeting room.

The Princess and The Frog - June 29 Wreck-it Ralph - July 6 Frozen - July 13th

Big Hero 6 - July 20 Zootopia - July 27 Moana - August 3


Adult Programs

The theme for Summer Reading this year is Build a Better World, and each of our adult programs encourage you to do that in some way, great or small.

Forests, Stone Walls, and Factories
Wednesday June 28 @ 6:30

A presentation on Forests, Stone Walls and Factories and their Effect on the RI Landscape 1700-2000 by John Campanini, Technical Director of the RI Tree council.

Ultimate Werewolf
Wednesday July 5 @ 6:00

A game of deception, deduction, and alliance. Players are sorted into two groups. Werewolves, work as a silent team to remain hidden. Villagers greatly outnumber the werewolves, but have no way to know who to trust. The teams duke it out in a series of rounds to see which will prevail. Bring your friends! It’s most fun with a large group.

Indiana Jones screening & discussion
Wednesday July 12 @ 5:00

Join us for a screening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, followed by a discussion on archaeology fiction and fact by Cary Beatty Maguire.

RI Fish & Wildlife
Wednesday July 19 @6:00

A presenation about local wildlife and conservation efforts

Blood Drive
Monday July 24 from 5-8

The RI Blood Center will be here with a bus. Please consider donating! Every donor will be receiving homemade cookies.

TED screening
Wednesday July 26 @ 6:00

Join us to watch a series of TED talks on varied topics. (More info to follow.)

Solar Eclipse
August 21 from 1-4

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—pick up a pair of glasses with your summer reading materials and try to make time to view the eclipse. 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 🙂