JULY 2024 NEWS & PROGRAMS

MAURY LOONTJENS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Library Hours


Monday- Thursday 9:30am-8:00pm

Friday 9:30am-6:00pm

Saturday 9:30am-2:00pm


We will be closed Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day

Mah Jongg

Tuesday, July 2nd- 2:00pm


Join us to play Mah Jongg on the 1st Tuesday of the month! Please note this group is just for beginners. Space is very limited and registration is required.


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Writing Workshop

Wednesdays, July 3rd-31st- 10:30am


Join Professor Nancy Shuster for a fun Writing Workshop in July. There will be 5 classes: July 3,10,17,24 and 31. Feel free to attend as often as your schedule allows. The program will incorporate writing, speaking, and listening, all important communication skills. Registration required.


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Food is Medicine Cooking Class

Tuesdays, July 9th-30th- 1:30pm


Learn how to prepare nutritious and flavorful meals on a budget and decrease your risk of obesity and related chronic diseases through food and diet changes. There will be 4 classes and registration is required for all classes. Offered by in partnership with Lifespan Community Health Institute. 


Please note registration is required for all 4 sessions. When you register you will be automatically registered for all four dates. Space is limited.


Registration

Walking Club

Fridays, July 12th & 26th- 10:00am


Get your steps in with the Walking Club! The group will meet at the beginning of the William C. O'Neill Bike Path at the sign outside of the Narragansett Community Center. Registration required.


Registration 7/12


Registration 7/26

Education Options for Adults

Tuesday, July 9th- 6:30pm


Are you thinking of going to college for the first time, or returning there to finish a degree? Or are you looking for other options, like GED programs, career training, or ESL classes? The Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, can help!


Registration

'You Will Find it Handy': Rhode Island's Listings in The Negro Traveler's Green Book

Wednesday, July 10th- 6:00pm


Join us for a presentation led by Catherine Zipf, in partnership with the Narragansett Historical Society. The Negro Traveler's Green Book enabled African-Americans to travel during the pre-Civil Rights era by offering information on safe places to eat, stay, and vacation.


Registration

Pollinators - Know Them, Encourage Them, Protect Them

Thursday, July 11th- 6:00pm


What's all the buzz about pollinators? Come learn about the different pollinators and why they are important. Find out how you can attract and keep pollinators in your yard and finally, how to protect them from harm. This program is presented by Master Gardener Carol Horta. Registration required.


Registration

Hurricane History of Southern RI

Monday, July 29th- 6:00pm


Due to high demand Robert Muller is returning to offer this presentation. The lecture will focus on the historical record of hurricanes from 1635 until today. The event is in partnership with the Narragansett Historical Society. Registration required.


Registration

Author Talk w/ Eric Jay Dolin:

Left for Dead

Tuesday, July 16th- 6:00pm


In partnership with Wakefield Books. Copies will be available to purchase.


Registration

Author Talk w/ Jamie Brenner:

A Novel Summer

Wednesday, July 24th- 6:00pm


In partnership with Wakefield Books. Copies will be available to purchase.

Registration

Adult Book Clubs

Morning Book Talk

Mondays, July 8th & 22nd- 10:30am


Join us for coffee and chat about what you're reading! A great way to get new book suggestions from others.

Afternoon: Wednesday,

´╗┐July 10th- 1:00pm


This month we'll be reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Evening: Wednesday,

July 24th- 6:30pm


This month we'll be reading Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

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Youth Services Programs

Save the Animals!

Tuesday, July 9th- 11:00am


Children ages 4-10 are invited to learn about animals facing the threat of extinction, and what they can do to help! We will get to meet some live animals and learn how we can help their species with some simple tips. This program is run by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. 


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A Day in the Life: Indigenous Peoples!

Tuesday, July 16th- 2:00pm


Children in grades K-5 are invited to learn about what a day in the life for local Native Americans/Indigenous people in our area would have looked like a few hundred years ago. This event is brought to us by the Tomaquag Museum, and has particular emphasis on the Narragansett Tribal Nation. Children will get to interact with the educator in regards to furs, basketry, and other typical items used in daily life. We will also discuss their use of food, technology, games and more! Registration is required, and begins on July 2nd. 

News from The Friends of the

Narragansett Library

Thank you to everyone who donated books, volunteered for the book sale and helped support our library!