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June @ Your Library

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Ideas are taking root at the Tiverton Public Library. Stay tuned!

Holiday Schedule

"The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free..."

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day. We will reopen on Thursday, June 20th.


Don’t forget, you can always use our outdoor tables and free wifi, and you can access our digital collection from home any time!

Exploring the History of the Indigenous Peoples of Southern New England and Their Lands, a John Fitzgerald Memorial History Lecture

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Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00-7:00pm, Community Room


Explore the history of the Indigenous peoples of Southern New England and their lands. This presentation provides a general overview of tribal histories precolonial to the present. Presented by Silvermoon Mars LaRose, member of the Narragansett Tribe, Assistant Director of the Tomaquag Museum. 


Sponsored by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries, this is the Fourth Annual Fitzgerald History Program memorializing long-time library staff member John Fitzgerald.

Museum Passes

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Going to Boston for the day?


Library patrons may borrow BOTH the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum passes for the same day!



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We also have the RI Historical Society Pass. Enjoy free admission to the John Brown House and the Museum of Work and Culture. In addition, the pass offers free or discounted admission to special events, including their summer concert series on the lawn of the John Brown House. 



Click the button below for pass details and reserve your pass today!


All passes are funded by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries.

Reserve a Pass

Thank You

Thank you to Charter Books for their generous donation of adult fiction and nonfiction, young adult novels, and children's books.

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Adults

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Read, Renew, Repeat: The Adult Summer Library Experience

NOW through August 30th


Why should kids have all the fun?


READ (listen, watch, or participate)...


RENEW (yourself, your environment, your community)…


…and REPEAT for chances to win prizes all summer long! 


Anyone 18 and older is eligible to participate in the adult summer library experience. Just fill out a quick review of any library materials, programs, resources, or museum passes you enjoy this summer. The more reviews you submit, the more chances to win! 

Learn More

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries and the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

How to Talk About Slavery

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Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room



In this 1-hour presentation, Ray Rickman draws on his extensive knowledge of both Rhode Island history and African American history and culture to highlight the effect Slavery had and continues to have on this state. He explains the economic basis of slavery and its African origins. He provides detailed information on how many Rhode Islanders were involved and how it elevated the entire economy of the state. Attention is paid to every aspect of the trade, including manufacturing of “Negro” cloth and the building of slave ships with wood and material from most towns in Rhode Island.


This program is made possible by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries and the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Adult Crafternoon: T-shirt Tote Bag

Monday, June 10th, 2:00-3:00pm, Community Room


Join us once a month for some fun and creativity!


This month, bring an old t-shirt and we'll show you how to give it new life as a tote bag. Please register to secure your spot.

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Exploring the History of the Indigenous Peoples of Southern New England and Their Lands, a John Fitzgerald Memorial History Lecture

Tomaquag Museum logo

Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00-7:00pm, Community Room


Explore the history of the Indigenous peoples of Southern New England and their lands. This presentation provides a general overview of tribal histories precolonial to the present. Presented by Silvermoon Mars LaRose, member of the Narragansett Tribe, Assistant Director of the Tomaquag Museum.


Sponsored by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries, this is the Fourth Annual Fitzgerald History Program memorializing long-time library staff member John Fitzgerald.

Art House Film Nights: Exposing Muybridge

"Exposing Muybridge" movie poster

Tuesday, June 18th, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room


Join us on the third Tuesday of every month for a screening of a contemporary feature film or documentary and discussion focusing on artists, designers, photographers, and other creative fields. Presented in partnership with the Tiverton Arts Council.


This month, we will watch and discuss the documentary Exposing Muybridge, which tells the story of trailblazing 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who set the course for the development of cinema when he became the first photographer to capture something moving faster than the human eye can see--Leland Stanford's galloping horses. He also produced a sprawling and spectacular landscape catalog, ranging from Alaska to Central America, Utah to California. Artful, resilient, selfish, naive, eccentric, deceitful--Muybridge is a complicated, imperfect man and his story drips with ambition and success, loss and betrayal, near death experiences, and even murder.



Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

and More!
Click below to see our regular weekly and monthly programs for adults.
More Adult Programs

Technology

One-on-One Tech Help
TECH HELP: Book an Appointment

Tiverton Library offers free tech help to all residents. You don’t need to be a member of the library to use this service. We can help you with smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and computers. You don’t have to own a device to attend tech help. 


To find out more or to book an appointment, call Kristin at 401-625-6796 ext. 8 or click the button below.

Schedule an Appointment

Tech Help at the Senior Center

Can’t make it to the library for tech help? Our technology coordinator, Kristin, is available at the Tiverton Senior Center on the second Thursday of every month from 10:00 to 11:00 am. 

Tech Classes

Before you leave for summer vacation (or remain for a staycation), join us for classes on how to download free digital books and magazines to your phone, tablet, or e-reader! 


Registration is required and seating is limited. 

Tech Classes
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Load Your Mobile Device For Vacation with the Libby App (eBooks and eAudiobooks)

Tuesday, June 4th, 3:00pm, Learning Center 


Learn how to download and navigate the Libby app. Download FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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Load Your Mobile Device For Vacation with the Palace Project App (eBooks and eAudiobooks)

Tuesday, June 11th, 3:00pm, Learning Center 


Learn how to download and navigate the Palace Project app to download FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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Flipster Digital Magazines

Load Your Mobile Device For Vacation with Flipster (Digital Magazines)

Tuesday, June 18th, 3:00pm, Learning Center 


Learn how to download and navigate the Flipster app/site to download FREE digital magazines.

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Load Your Kindle eReader For Vacation

Tuesday, June 25th, 3:00pm, Learning Center 


Learn how to navigate the eZone and Libby websites, find an eBook, and send it to your e-reader. This is for folks with Kindle e-readers (like Paperwhite).


Please bring (or have memorized) your Amazon.com user name and password. It is also helpful to know the name of your Kindle.

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Book Groups

New members are always welcome to any of our book groups. There’s something for everyone! 

Stop by the Information Desk at the library for a copy of the book to be discussed.

'Harlem Shuffle’ by Colson Whitehead

Tiverton Public Library Book Group

Friday, June 14th, 10:30am

OR

Wednesday, June 26th, 6:00pm

Community Room

‘The Cat's Meow: How Cats Evolved from the Savannah to Your Sofa’ by Jonathan B. Losos

Bajah's Book Group

Monday, June 17th, 12:30pm

Bajah's Cat Cafe, 137 Main Road


Copies of the book are available at the library and at Bajah's Cat Cafe.

‘The Professor's House’ by Willa Cather

Union Public Library Book Group

Thursday, June 20th, 1:00pm

Union Public Library

‘Fellowship Point’ by Alice Elliott Dark

Tiverton Senior Center Book Club


Please contact the Senior Center at seniorcenter@tiverton.ri.gov or 401-625-6790 for meeting details.

Teens

Crochet Club

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Mondays, June 3th and 17th, 6:00-7:00pm, Learning Center


Join the Crochet Club for teens and adults! We'll be meeting twice a month on Mondays to work on crochet projects. All skill levels welcome! Supplies are provided for beginners.

Solo TTRPG

Your Adventure Starts Here

Wednesday, June 5th, 5:00-6:00pm, Teen Room


What is a solo TTRPG? It's a tabletop role-playing game (think Dungeons & Dragons) that you play at your own pace through journaling. Build a character and take them on a journey through prompts, dice rolls, card pulls, and guide books!


If you're returning, bring your materials from our last meeting, or if you're new, come and check us out! All materials are provided.

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Art Club

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Thursdays, June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 3:00-4:00pm, Learning Center (or outside on the Patio, weather permitting)



Whether you draw, paint, craft, or anything else, bring your projects to the teen Art Club every Thursday. There will also be some materials provided if you want to try your hand at something new!


Come get creative with us at the Tiverton Library.

YA Book & Film Club

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Monday, June 10th, 4:00-5:00pm, Teen Room


Movie adaptations of books are always the subject of debate--which is better, the book or the film? At the YA Book & Film Club, we'll read and watch some of the best and worst young adult books and the movies based on them. 


Join us for the first meeting to find out which book we're taking on first and to find out more!

Bird House and Bird Feeder Craft

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Wednesday, June 26th, 4:00-5:30pm, Community Room


This year’s summer theme is Read, Renew, Repeat. Join us as we kick off celebrating nature and conservation by creating bird houses and bird feeders! All materials are provided.

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Kids

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Join us at the library this summer for FREE activities.

There is something happening almost every day!

Fin-tastic Tote Bags

Thursday, June 13th, 10:30am-12:00pm OR Friday, June 14th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Room

Recommended for ages 3+


Decorate a reusable tote bag.


One bag per child while supplies last.

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I Spy

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Monday, June 17th-Saturday, August 17th, Children's Room

Recommended for ages 3+


Spy Miles the Monarch Butterfly and win a prize. Miles’s location and prize will change each Monday.


One prize per week while supplies last. 

Comics & Doodles

Wow!

Monday, June 17th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Room

Recommended for ages 5+


Come pick out a free comic book for your summer reading bag and learn how to draw some of your favorite characters.


One comic book per child while supplies last.

Teddy Bear Adventures

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Make A Bear

Thursday, June 20th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Room

Recommended for ages 3+


Teddy Bear Picnic

Friday, June 21st, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Room

Recommended for ages 3+


Teddy Bears are taking over the library! 


Join us on Thursday to make a teddy bear. Then leave your new bear at the library overnight for a sleepover.


On Friday, pick up your bear or bring one from home and head outside to the library lawn for a Teddy Bear picnic with games and snacks. Lemonade and cookies will be provided. Crafts and snacks will be available on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last. Picnic baskets, blankets, and Teddy Bears brought from home are all welcome at the picnic.

For a complete list of programs, please visit the library website and calendar.

Friends of Tiverton Libraries

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Wednesday, June 12, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room


The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th, at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

Book Nook News
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There’s always something new on the Book Nook shelves and on the Specials Table.


We have high demand for children's books and would love your donations, which may be left in the blue bin at the Book Nook.


We are also looking for mysteries, thrillers, general fiction, biographies, memoirs, and miscellaneous non-fiction in saleable condition. Please no textbooks.

Union Library

Union Public Library Book Group

'The Professor's House' by Willa Cather

Thursday, June 20th, 1:00-2:00pm, Union Public Library


The Union Library Book Group will read The Professor's House by Willa Cather for a meeting on Thursday, June 20th, at 1:00pm. New members are welcome!

Nature Explorers

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Select Tuesdays, 11:00am-3:00pm, Union Outdoor Craft Center

Recommended for ages 3-8


Drop by the Union Library at Tiverton Four Corners on Tuesdays to learn nature facts and create in the outdoor craft center. The outdoor craft center will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and is weather-dependent. 



  • June 25th - Woodland Friends 
  • July 2nd - Look Under a Log 
  • July 9th - Friends that Fly 
  • July 16th - Explore the Salt Marsh 
  • July 23rd - Backyard Flowers 
  • July 30th - Who Lives in the Pond? 
  • August 6th - Explore the Seashore 
  • August 13th - Fairy Friends 


The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Save The Date: Union Public Library Association Book, Bake, and Yard Sale

SALE

Saturday, July 20th 

(Rain Date: July 21st)


We’re accepting book donations from June 17th through July 2nd. Books need to be in clean and saleable condition. Please no encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, or audio cassettes.


Books may be dropped off at Union Library at 3832 Main Road during regular hours, Tuesdays 10:00am-5:00pm or Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm, or in the bin next to the book drop. Bins will also be available at Tiverton Public Library.


Questions? Call 917-588-0637.

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