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)
Children Art Program at Union Library
This summer, the CORE Organization will be holding a 6-week summer program at the Union Public Library for children ages 5-8. Join us as we explore the artwork of Georgia O'Keeffe from her early days in Texas to the end of her life in New Mexico. We will create our own flowers, ladder to the moon and many other art projects inspired by O'Keeffe. The classes are held each Tuesday, from 10:30-12:00 noon, July 11, 18, & 25, and August 1, 8 & 15. You can attend 1 class or all 6. Space is limited to 10 children (15 will be the maximum if the weather is nice and we can hold the class outside). To participate in the program you can register at the Union Library by calling 401-625-6799 beginning June 20th.
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!
Patrick O'Brian Book Series Part 4 at Tiverton Public Library
WEDNESDAYS July 12th - August 9th at 1 PM
Join Harris Gruber as we take a closer look into THE MAURITIUS COMMAND, the fourth in the 20-book Aubrey-Maturin tales of Patrick O'Brian. We will meet at 1:00 PM each Wednesday through August 9th. We will use the early Norton edition of 348 pages. These stories are among the finest crafted in historical fiction. They are contain a wide range of characters, which feeds many discussions of personal relationships and frequent humor of every imaginable sort. For questions and more information, contact the facilitator, Harris Gruber at email@example.com The program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended at 401-625-6796.
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.
9am - 1pm before, during and after Summer Reading Program events on:
playScience - July 19th
Bwana Iguana - Aug 4th
Bubbleology - Aug 9th
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Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
I've got a Song!
Thursday July 27th at 6:30 PM
A living History of the McCarthy Era.
Stories complemented by a wide range of socially significant musical selections with a backdrop of family photographs and newspaper clippings depicting the life of writer and performer Nancy Hood.
Silent Book Club
Last Thursday of the Month
July 27th, 2017 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 •
Childrens Summer Reading Program- 'The Building Blocks of Comic Creation'
Friday July 28th at 10:30
Eric Fulford and his audience create a brand new comic strip. Learn about Illustration, sequence and communication as you create laugh-out-loud comics. Designed for ages 4-10.
TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Tiverton Public Library is looking for students 14 – 19 years old to serve as Library Volunteers starting in June. The Library is looking for teens who need to fulfill community service requirements at their school or teens who are looking to be involved in their community. Some opportunities include helping set up our Friends of the Tiverton Library book sale; helping at our Build a Better World Summer Reading Program Special Events for Children throughout the summer, and many more...
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!
Murder, Manslaughter and Mayhem
Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30pm
Join local author, John B. “Red” Cummings, as he presents various unsolved murders and crimes from the 1800-1969 in the SouthCoast area towns and cities. His new book, Murder Manslaughter and Mayhem on the SouthCoast chronicles these mysteries in the first of a multi-volume series.
Blood Drive for the Rhode Island Blood Center
Wednesday, August 16th from 4:00pm—7:00pm
The Rhode Island Blood Center will be in the Library’s Community Room from 4-7pm accepting donations for their blood bank. Did you know that someone needs blood every 2 seconds? Do your part to build a better world this summer! Sign up ahead of time to secure a time slot.
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 needs Donations for our Annual Yard Sale
Saturday August 19th 9 am - 5pm
Sunday August 20th 11am - 3pm
In conjunction with our Annual Book and Bake Sale we will also be collecting items for our Yard Sale/White Elephant Sale. When you're cleaning out your basement, attic, house and garage, please put aside items for the sale. Watch for drop-off dates to be posted at the library and in the newspapers. Thank you!
Union Public Library needs Volunteers to help with our Annual Book, Bake & Yard Sale
We need book sorters, cashiers, bakers, yard sale helpers, and lots of help with set up and clean up on the sale weekend : August 18-20. There are many ways to participate and support this very important fundraising event. We hope you will volunteer! If you are willing and able to help out in any way for any amount of time, please call Gayle at 624-7830 or sign up at Union Library on Tuesdays.
Union Public Library Association is now accepting donations for the Annual Book Sale
Saturday August 19th 9am -5pm
Sunday August 20th 11am-3pm
Books in good condition. No encyclopedias or texbooks please.
Books may be dropped at Union Library, 3832 Main Road, Tiverton RI Tuesday's from 10am - 5pm, or in bins next to book drop. Bins also available at Tiverton Public Library.
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.
Calling All Bakers
Please Bake for the Union Library Public Library Annual Book & Bake Sale
Goodies can be dropped off at the Chase Cory House, 3908 Main Road after 8 am on Saturday August 19th.
Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Monday, August 21st From 2:00pm—4:00pm
The first total solar eclipse of the 21st century is happening this summer! You won’t be able to see another total solar eclipse until 2024, so don’t miss your chance. Join us as we celebrate this special opportunity with interactive activities. We’ll have glasses for you to use to view the eclipse safely. Maximum eclipse will take place at 2:45pm, but be sure to get there early to get your self oriented.
Lever Harp, Traditional and Modern
This multimedia presentation consists of slides going back to the first known cave painting of a musician, found in the Pyrenees dated to 15000 BC and the evolution of the harp from prehistory to now. Accompanied by audio representing ancient music, Shelley Otis performs with lever harp and Joe Griffin on acoustic guitar. Free and open to the public. All ages.
Tiverton Public Library Annual Book Sale in the Newspaper
Newport Daily News
Wednesday June 21, 2017
"Annual book sale to help fund museum passes, library programs. The Saturday event is expected to raise around $5,000 for the Tiverton Public Library."
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.
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.