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 •
YA Movie: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Friday, June 2nd, 2:30pm
When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers - and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children," written by Ransom Riggs.
Support RI Libraries
We Need Your help!
In the first week in June, the RI State House will make final decisions on the state budget for the next fiscal year. As we know, the State has leveled funded its allocation to public libraries across the state, and libraries are currently receiving less than the 25% of their city or town's allocation for library support allowed by state law. We want to raise the state funding to the full 25% level and we need your support in persuading the Assembly to do so. Every dollar counts and provides support for vital programming and services throughout Rhode Island.
Join us for a scrumptious time at the library's newest book club-- a Cookbook Book Club! Pick up a themed cookbook from the library, bring it home and read it through, pick a recipe to make and share. On Book Club night, bring your dish and serving utensil for a delicious evening of recipe samples and conversation. We'll start the club off by reading about, and making, appetizers. June 14th from 6pm - 8pm.
To sign up contact Emily Goodman
401-625-6796 ext. 121
Summer Reading Registration Kick Off Event for Teens
Monday June 26th, 2-8pm
You can pre-register for the Teen Summer Reading Program starting June 12th. But join us on June 26th to register for programs and be eligible for registration giveaways!
Childrens Summer Reading Program Events
Save the date!
Kick off Event - Thursday June 29th at 10:30 am - Animal World Experience with Matt Gabriel (live animals)
Friday July 7th at 10:30 am - World Dance and Music with Lola Matta (Polynesian Music, Dance, Costume...)
Wednesday July 19th at 10:30 am - PlayScience with Katie Fairhead (science and music)
Friday July 28th at 10:30 am - The Building Blocks of Comic Creation with Eric Fulford (create a cartoon...)
Friday Aug. 4th at 10:30 am - Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure with Ray Ward (live reptiles)
Wednesday Aug. 9th at 10:30 am - Bubbleology with Keith Michael Johnson ( the art and science of soap bubbles; he's appeared on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic TV, Rhode Island's Rhode Show and more...)
Eating Local with Farm Fresh RI for Teens
Thursday, July 6th 3-4pm in the Community Room
Join Farm Fresh RI and learn about the environmental, health, and economic benefits of enjoying the delicious foods grown on our beautiful local Rhode Island farms. The group will get to prepare a snack featuring locally grown foods and get to take home a recipe that is customizable. Registration is required. Attendance is limited to students entering grades 6 through 12. Sign up begins Monday, June 26th. Space is limited and spots will fill up! Participation in this activity will earn you a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!
Summer Teen Advisory Board Hang Out
Tuesday, July 11th and Tuesday August 1st 6-7pm in the Trustees Room
Join us for our summer TAB meetings! Work with other teens on planning fun and exciting activities, events, and programming for the fall months. Talk about books that you have read. Recommend titles that the library should purchase. Make a small craft and eat some pizza! Also, earn a community service hour (along with a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket) for your attendance!
Teen "Drive-In" Movie
Friday, July 14th Starting at 2:30pm in the Community Room
We will be showing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them projected onto the big screen! Just like at the movies, but free! Popcorn and movie candy will be provided! Registration not required. Attendance at this event will earn you a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!
Embroidery with Karen Katin from Dancing Threads for Teens
Tuesday, July 18th 2-4pm in the Community Room
Teens will get an introduction to hand sewing by designing and creating their own piece of art! All materials will be provided and each student in attendance will get to go home with the piece of art they created in class and materials to create more on their own! Registration is required. Attendance is limited to students entering grades 6 through 12. Sign up begins Monday, June 26th. Space is limited and spots will fill up! Participation in this activity will earn you a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!
Henna By Heather For Teens
Tuesday, July 25th from 2:30pm-4:30pm in the Community Room
Turn your hands into a work of art and learn about a natural form of body art used throughout the world in cultural celebrations! Henna is a natural, plant-based dye that is used to create beautiful temporary tattoos. Each participant in this workshop will go home wearing a custom henna design created by professional henna artist Heather Caunt-Nulton (www.hennabyheather.com) This program is very popular and spots will fill up very fast! Registration is required. Attendance is limited to students entering grades 6 through 12. Sign up begins Monday, June 26th. Participation in this activity will earn you a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!
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!
Monday, August 7th from 3-4pm in the Community Room
Rebecca Killian of Mermaid Masterpieces will be leading a group painting session that will guide students step-by-step through creating a Newport Bridge masterpiece! Each student in attendance will get to walk away with their own completed painting. Join us for the party – snacks, music, and comedy included for free! Registration is required. Attendance is limited to students entering grades 6 through 12. Sign up begins Monday, June 26th. Space is limited and spots will fill up! Participation in this activity will earn you a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!
Teen "Drive-In" Movie
Friday, August 11th Starting at 2:30pm in the Community Room
We will be showing A Monster Calls projected onto the big screen! Just like at the movies, but free! Popcorn and movie candy will be provided! Registration not required. Attendance at this event will earn you a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Skills Class for Teens
Thursday, August 17th from 4-5pm in the Community Room (Outside, weather permitting)
Love The Walking Dead? Ever think what it would be like at the start of the Zombie Apocalypse? Would you have the skills to survive? Matthew Gabriel from Animal World Experience will teach real life survival skills (like basic first aid, designing an emergency bag, knots and lashings, and emergency shelter construction) all against the backdrop of the Zombie Apocalypse. Weather permitting, program will be held outside the library. Students in attendance will also get to shoot a homemade crossbow! Registration is required. Attendance is limited to students entering grades 6 through 12. Sign up begins Monday, June 26th. Space is limited and spots will fill up! Participation in this activity will earn you a Summer Reading Participation Grand Prize Raffle Ticket!
Union Public Library Association Annual Book, Bake and Yard Sale
SAVE THE DATE: The Union Public Library Association Annual Book, Bake and Yard Sale will be August 19th and 20th. An organizational meeting will be held at Union on May 8, 2017 at 1:30 PM. Please call 624-7830 if you are interested in helping with any aspect of this important fund raising event, or feel free to attend on the 8th.
One-on-one Computer Tutoring at the Tiverton Library
Fridays 12-2 PM by appointment
The Tiverton Library will be offering free one-on-one basic computer tutoring with a volunteer on Friday afternoons starting May 5th. If you're looking to learn basic computer skills such as setting up an email address, using Microsoft Word, navigating the internet, or even just typing and using the mouse, call to set up an appointment! Our volunteers are also here to help you learn more about using the library's resources including the online catalog, and to show you how to learn languages, search reference materials, and access an online career center online!
Contact Emily at (401)625-6796 to set up an appoitment.
Senator Jack Reed expresses gratitude to the The Executive Director of the ALA
On Tuesday, May 2, Senator Jack Reed bid the Executive Director of the American Library Association, Washington Office adieu and expressed his gratitude via this three-minute video. Emily Sheketoff is retiring as the head of ALA’s Washington Office after 17 years. Watch the video here.
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.
Tiverton Mural Project
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.