Give your eclipse glasses a second chance! Astronomers Without Borders and Explore Scientific are collecting glasses to be sent to schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. Tiverton Library is a drop off point for these donations.
Screen Print Your Own T-Shirt for Banned Books Week!
Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm
Sept 24-30th is Banned Books Week! This is a week in which we celebrate our freedom of access to information and reading materials. Join us at the library throughout the week for interactive displays surrounding Banned Books, and celebrate your right to access the reading materials of your choice!
Kick off Banned Books Week by screen printing your own t-shirt on Thursday, Sept 28th starting at 6:30. Bring a dark colored t-shirt with you, and try your hand at screen printing! A unique T-shirt design has been created by illustrator, and library staff member, Jason Eckhardt.
Crazy Fun Math Club
Crazy 8s Math Club is for students in grades 3-5 who just want to have fun! Think math is just plain boring? Think again! In this crazy fun club you'll build stuff, make music, and make a mess, all while using math.
The club will meet on Mondays at 4:00 pm starting on Sept 18 for 8 sessions. Commitment to attending all sessions is required for sign up.
Space for this club is limited, so call or visit the library to sign up. (401)625-6796.
Get Texts from the Library
With the Library’s text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to receive text notices about holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues and fines. You can even send a text to renew an item.
Come to the main desk for information about signing up.
The Library does not charge a fee for this service. Your mobile plan’s regular text messaging rates apply.
Banned Books Week
It’s your RIGHT to be able to READ whatever YOU want to READ!
Join us for a series of activities that celebrate reading and challenge the concept of censorship in art.
Monday, September 26thT-Shirt Screen Printing 6:30-730pm (Open to all)
Tuesday, September 25th “I Have a Cool Job” Photography talk 6-7pm (Grades 6-12)
Thursday, September 27thBlack Out Poetry 2-8pm in the Teen Room
All Week enjoy the interactive Banned Books Displays around the library!
“I Have A Cool Job” Series: Photography with Josh Edenbaum
Tuesday September 26th, 6-7pm in the Learning Center
Josh Edenbaum, will be coming to speak about his career as a professional photographer focusing on commercial, editorial, and advertising photography. The first speaker in a series about building a career that doesn’t necessarily require a traditional college education route, Josh will be discussing what it’s like to own and grow your own business, make a career out of art, and bring some of his equipment for teens to interact with. Bring your questions and expect to have fun! Program is limited to patrons in Grades 6 through 12.
Free Car Seat Safety Checks
Tiverton Police will be providing free car seat safety checks. The car seat check event is one of the best ways to determine if you are using your child's car seat correctly.
10am - 1pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Wednesday, September 27,
8:00pm (Special Time!)
Rocky Horror Picture Show with RKO Army Shadow Cast. Join us for a special, late night showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show with special guests, RI RKO Army who will perform a live shadow cast for the movie! Props for audience engagement will be available for attendees, so please do not bring your own. Due to the movie's content and R rating, this program will be for adults (18+). We will begin at 8pm, as the library is closing, so please arrive early to get settled. Registration for this movie night is suggested for accurate seat count, so call the library to sign up. 625-6796.
Journal and Notebook Drive at the Tiverton Public Library
The Tiverton Public Library Teen Program is working with Book Architecture (bookarchitecture.com) and Cocoon Journal (cocoonjournal.org) to put new and unused blank journals and notebooks in the hands of high school writers.
Have a journal lying around that you're never going to use? We can use it!
Going back to school shopping? Throw an extra notebook in your cart for us!
We are accepting new and unused journal and notebook donations until Saturday, September 30th.
The Rhode Island Council on the Arts has awarded a grant of $1,500 to the Library Foundation to support the Murals Project that will depict the essence of Tiverton. Community involvement is at the core and the public is most welcome to get involved in any aspect of the project. Call the Library at 625-6796 x 6 for more information.
A Look Inside of Rhode Island's Lost Museum
Monday, October 2nd at 6:30pm
Join Steven Lubar, a professor of American studies at Brown, as he looks behind the scenes at museums, exploring the way that curators consider what to collect and how to display it. He'll focus on the story of the Jenks Museum, Brown University's museum of natural history, anthropology, and relics in the late 1800s, to raise questions about the work of museums do today.
Steven Lubar is a professor of American Studies at Brown University. Previously, he has been a curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. He writes and teaches on museums and public humanities, and is working on an exhibition at the RISD Museum on "Repair."
Sure to interest museum and library lovers as well as those interested in local history, this presentation is a must-see!
From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America
October 16 6:30 PM
Many Beatles authors have cited John F. Kennedy's assassination on 22 November 1963 as a cause of the Beatles' sudden popularity in the United States in early 1964. Their logic: Kennedy's assassination made America sad, then the Beatles made America happy again. But this commonly accepted answer is overly simplistic. The real answer is that Kennedy's life and death inadvertently primed the nation for the Beatles' arrival and success. This 60-minute program will explain how and why.
Presented by Aaron Krerowicz
Pet Therapy Program- After school “Read to Cash”
Tuesday October 24, November 28, December 19
Children’s Activity Room
Pet Therapy Dog-‘Cash’ will visit with owner/trainer/volunteer Renee Laflamme. ‘Cash’ is a white and black, 50 lb., 2 year old Portuguese Water Dog/Poodle looking for children to read to him. Cash was trained through Therapy Dogs International and has been an active therapy dog visiting Ronald McDonald House in Providence and Sacred Heart Nursing Home in New Bedford.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register-visit the Children’s Library or call 401.625.6796 ext. 3.
Read to 'Cash' Pet Therapy Dog
Tuesday October 24th from 3:30-4:30.
'Cash' is a Poodle/Portuguese Water Dog who loves to be read to! Sign up for 15-minutes of reading time. For children in grades K-6. Registration Required.
Saturday October 28th from 10am – 3pm
Local crafts, Raffle, Snacks!
Get a head start on shopping
“Songbirds of the Northeast”
October 30, 6:30 PM
“Songbirds of the Northeast” is a power point presentation featuring both photographs and recordings of our region’s songbirds. The role of song in these birds' lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed. Participants also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds. Questions and comments are welcome throughout the presentation.
Program duration: 60-90 minutes
Presented by John Root
Silent Book Club
Last Thursday of the Month 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Silent Book Club started in 2012 with a couple of friends reading in companionable silence at a neighborhood bar.
Tiverton readers! Join us at the Tiverton public library. Bring a book (or borrow one here), and relax with an hour or so of readings with the company of fellow book lovers.
At Silent Book Club, no one will be shushed or shamed! All readers are welcome—even e-readers.
• Bring whatever you’re reading • Read with friends • Share titles to read or avoid •
How can YOU have a big impact here at the Tiverton Library?
Your donation provides summer reading and year round activities to hundreds of children and teens, adult programming, free or reduced price museum passes, and "Early Bird" entry to our Annual Book Sale!