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March @ Your Library

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Young artists created penguins for our gallery wall in the Children's Room. Scroll down to see what they'll be creating this month!

Thank You for Your Input

Thank You!

On behalf of Tiverton Public Library and our consultants from Empower Success Corps, we would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our strategic plan survey. You have given us some wonderful ideas and thoughts on how the library is doing and what we can do in the future. We are looking forward to completing our next 5-year strategic plan and will post it on our website when it has been completed. 

We will not be hosting focus groups during this process. However, if Tiverton teens are looking for volunteer hours, they can contact the library. If you have any other suggestions or questions, please forward them to Library Director Catherine Damiani via Thank you again!

Get FREE Admission to the RISD Museum

Photo of the sculpture 'Discontent' by Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

The RISD Museum has a new exhibit, which just opened February 17th, called Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: I Will Not Bend an Inch

Best known for her figurative sculptures carved in wood and stone, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet was born in 1890 to parents of Narragansett and African American heritage. She became RISD’s first documented graduate of color, completing her degree in 1918. In 1922, she relocated to Paris. During her 12 years there, Prophet created and exhibited sculptures, gaining critical recognition but also struggling with poverty. In 1934 she moved to Atlanta to co-found the art program at Spelman College, returning to Rhode Island in 1944 to pursue her own art. She remained here until her death in 1960.

The library’s museum pass admits two adults to the museum for FREE. All children 18 and under are free. (Sundays are already free, courtesy of the RISD Museum).

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New Museum Pass: Audrain Automobile Museum

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Thank you to the Audrain Automobile Museum for donating two lifetime dual membership passes to the library! 

The museum features over 400 cars and motorcycles, ranging from brass era Veteran cars to Supercars of today. It displays four unique, imaginatively curated thematic exhibitions each year to entertain all generations and stylistic preferences.

The library’s pass admits 2 people for FREE.

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Book Walk & Talk

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Monday mornings starting March 4th, 10:30-11:30am, Bulgarmarsh Park

Book Walk & Talk is back for Spring! Meet us by the picnic tables at Bulgarmarsh Park for a leisurely walk around the path and an informal chat about what you’ve been reading and watching lately.

This program is weather-dependent. Please check the library's Facebook page or click the button below to receive email updates and cancellations.

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Why Native Plants: One Thing That Will Truly Make A Difference

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Saturday, March 9th, 2:00-3:00pm, Community Room

Alan Newton, URI Master Gardener Class of 2020, will discuss why native plants are so important, what is happening to native habitats, and what we can do to preserve and repair the damage caused by human activity over the centuries.

Meditation for Inner and Outer Peace in a Chaotic World

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Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

The world around us is filled with turmoil. How can we insulate ourselves from our surroundings and still contribute to a more positive world? 

Come learn a simple yet profound meditation technique that can lead to inner peace and tranquility. Join Dr. Alan Post, long-time meditator and contributing author to Meditation as Medication for the Soul for this engaging workshop.

Adult Crafternoon

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Friday, March 15th, 3:30-4:30pm, Community Room

Join us once a month for some fun and creativity! This month we will use clothespins and decorative napkins to make a set of pretty and practical magnets.

Space and materials are limited. Please register to secure your spot.

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Art House Film Night: Love & Mercy

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Tuesday, March 19th, 5:30-8:00pm, 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 Love & Mercy (2014; Rated PG-13; 2h, 1 min). In the 60s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 80s, he's a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist, Dr. Eugene Landy. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Solar Eclipse, April 8, 2024

Learn About the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Tuesday, March 26th, 6:30-7:30pm, Community Room

Francine Jackson, Staff Astronomer at the Ladd Observatory at Brown University, will be here to talk about the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th. This will be the last eclipse in the U.S. until 2045, so don't miss it!

Eclipse glasses will be handed out to program attendees, while supplies last.

Movie Night: Missing

'Missing' movie poster

Wednesday, March 27th, 6:00-8:00pm, Community Room

Join us for a free movie, popcorn, and drinks every month.

This month, we will watch Missing (2023; Rated PG-13; 1h 51m). After her mother goes missing, a young woman tries to find her from home, using tools available to her online.

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More Adult Programs
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 brush up on your Microsoft Office skills, show you how to edit photos on your phone, or chat about what device is right for you.

To book an appointment, call 401-625-6796 ext. 8 or click the button below.

Book 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 every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00am. 

Tech Survey

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Is there a topic you’d like us to cover in a class? Let us know by taking this survey!

Take the Survey
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.

'Solito' by Javier Zamora

Tiverton Public Library Book Group

Friday, March 8th, 10:30am


Wednesday, March 20th, 6:00pm

Community Room 

'Pie’ by Sarah Weeks

Bajah's Book Group

Monday, March 18th, 12:30pm

Bajah's Cat Cafe, 137 Main Road

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

'Solito' by Javier Zamora

Union Public Library Book Group

Thursday, March 21st, 1:00pm

Union Public Library

'Clock Dance' by Anne Tyler

Tiverton Senior Center Book Club

Please contact the Senior Center at or 401-625-6790 for meeting details.



Your Adventure Starts Here

Wednesday, March 6th & 20th, 5:00-7:00pm, 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!

Join us for our first solo TTRPG meeting to choose a game and build your character. All materials are provided. Register for the first meeting by clicking the button below.

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Art Club

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Thursday, March 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th, 3:00-4:00pm, Learning Center

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.

Crochet Club

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Monday, March 11th & 25th, 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.

Yarn Wall Hanging Craft

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Wednesday, March 27th, 5:00-6:00pm, Learning Center

This month's teen craft is a DIY yarn wall hanging. Create a beautiful piece of art for your room! All materials are provided.

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Storytime Adventures

Select Mondays, March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, 10:30-11:00am, Community Room 

Recommended for children ages 1-5

Join Miss Meg and Mr. Monkey for stories, songs, and games.

Seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Storytime is canceled if Tiverton Public Schools are closed.

Little Explorer's Playtime

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Select Thursdays, 10:30am-2:00pm, Children's Activity Room

Recommended for kids ages 3-5

Drop by the activity room to explore, play, and create with our material of the week: 

  • Thursday, March 7th - Blocks 
  • Thursday, March 14th - Playdough
  • Thursday, March 21st - Puzzles and Games
  • Thursday, March 28th - Eggs and Other Fun Shapes

Storytime To Go

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Starting March 6th, Children's Library

Recommended for kids ages 2-6

Pick up a Kanopy storytime craft kit to enjoy at home.

One kit per child while supplies last. 

The Art Room

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Saturday, March 2nd, and Wednesday, March 6th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room 

Recommended for kids ages 5-10

This month, we will use forks as paint brushes to create some feathery chicks to hang in our art gallery. One project per child while supplies last.

A Storytime with Newport Contemporary Ballet

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2:00-3:00pm, Children’s Activity Room

Recommended for children ages 3-8

A dancer from the Newport Contemporary Ballet will visit the library this afternoon to share a fun crayon-themed story and craft in celebration of the company's upcoming production of Are the Crayons Quitting?

Space is limited; please click below to register for this special event.

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Make & Take

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Saturday, March 16th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room 

Recommended for kids ages 3+

Join us in the activity room to make a paper basket.


Illustration of a robotic arm lifting the T from the acronym 'STEM'

Saturday, March 23rd,, Children's Activity Room 

Recommended for kids ages 5+

Join us in the Community Room and explore the phases of the moon.

Pollinator Pals

Wednesday, March 27th, 1:30-2:30pm, Children's Activity Room

Recommended for kids ages 3+

Join our Master Gardener, Sheila, in the Children's Activity Room and plant seeds for spring.

Seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. One project per child while supplies last.

Illustration of a watering can watering a seed falling into the ground

Books & Bricks - A LEGO Challenge Day

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Friday, March 29th, 10:30am-12:00pm, Children's Activity Room

Recommended for kids ages 5+

We are taking out our collection of tiny bricks. Stop by the activity room and try this month's building challenge and add your design to our March LEGO display. Bricks will be available on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.

Friends of Tiverton Libraries
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Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-7:30pm, Learning Center

The next meeting of the Friends of Tiverton Libraries is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th, at 6:30pm at the library. We welcome our members to attend and find ways to get involved. Your support helps provide programs, program materials, and museum and activity passes for the library. 

Not a member yet? Click the button below to join online or pick up a membership form located on the counter near the Information Desk. Individual dues are only $10.00 per year.

Become a Friend

Keep Those Receipts

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Thank you for saving your Clements' Marketplace and Lees Market grocery receipts for the Friends. Please bring them to the jar located at the Information Desk at the library. 

Please note that only ORIGINAL receipts are accepted. The "recall" or duplicate receipts are not able to be used for the grocery receipts program. Thank you!

In the Book Nook

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The Book Nook is continuously being restocked. Stop and take a look when you visit the library, and don't forget to check out the Specials Table. We always feature children's books, and there are different items each month for adults. 

We are happy to accept your book donations (one bag or small box per library visit please) and are looking for children's books, adult fiction, and nonfiction (especially history, memoirs, biographies). Please, no textbooks or damaged or mildewed items. Thank you for supporting the Friends of Tiverton Libraries' Book Nook.

Union Library
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Grow Your Own Healthy Food with Free Seeds!

Union Public Library is sharing free seeds in March and April.

Please stop by the Union Public Library during the hours of operation and pick up a few packets of free seeds.

The Free Seed Program is possible due to the generosity of the Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) Charitable Foundation, which donates still-viable seeds from OSJL stores to the URI Cooperative Extension annually.

Library hours:

  • Tuesday, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Questions: 401-625-6799

Thank You Volunteers

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Tuesday, March 12th, 10:00am-5:00pm or Saturday, March 16th, 10:00am-1:00pm, Union Public Library

We are so lucky to have you as a volunteer here at Union! 

In the spirit of March, St. Patrick’s Day, and the luck of the Irish, you are invited to stop by Union Library on Tuesday, March 12th (10:00am-5:00pm) or Saturday, March 16th (10:00am-1:00pm) to receive something sweet the Leprechauns will have waiting for you at the desk. They will be dressed like the board members of the Union Public Library Association, but don’t be fooled - come and collect your treat!

Hope you can stop by!

Union Public Library Book Club

'Solito' by Javier Zamora

Thursday, March 21st, 1:00-2:00pm, Union Public Library

We will meet at the Union Public Library at 1:00pm on March 21st to discuss the Reading Across RI selection, Solito by Javier Zamora.

Copies of the book can be picked up at both the Tiverton Public and Union Public Libraries.

New members are always welcome!

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