Upcoming Events

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

PANCAKES AND PICTURE BOOKS
Saturday, February 10th, 10am
Listen to pancake stories during a special Saturday morning pancake-themed storytime, then join us for a pancake feast! Pajamas are optional. Stories selected for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Please call the library to sign up – 884-5524.

SECOND SATURDAY AUTHOR EVENT – CHRISTIAN MCBURNEY
Saturday, February 10th, 2pm
Rhode Island history author Christian McBurney will discuss his new book World War II Rhode Island. Our state’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size.  At Quonset Point, these included the Northeast’s largest naval air station and the main training center for the Seabees. In Newport and Aquidneck Island, they included the nation’s most important torpedo production facilities, a naval training station for some 500,000 sailors, and the nation’s main PT boat training center. Three special, top-secret German POW camps were based in Narragansett and Jamestown. Mr. McBurney is the author of seven Rhode Island and/or Revolutionary War history books and the publisher of the state’s leading history blog, smallstatebighistory.com.  Q & A, book signing, and refreshments will follow the presentation.

TWEEN NIGHT
Friday, February 16th, 6-8pm
Join us for a fun evening of Minecraft, Mario Kart, pizza and games. Ages 8+. Please call or email to register.

COZY CRAFT NIGHT
Wednesdays from 6-7pm
Drop in to craft with librarians and neighbors.  We’ll provide warm drinks.  Get started on a new project or bring one you’re working on. Beginner knitting and crocheting instruction available.

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays at 10am
PLUS Second Saturday of the month at 10am
Stories and crafts are geared toward 18 months-5 year-olds, but we encourage all ages to participate. Each session is 45 to 60 minutes long and includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, several books, and a craft. ***New*** The library received a grant from the Paul V. Sherlock Center to make storytime more accessible to children with special needs.  Monday storytime is our Sensory Storytime, with more sensory activities and supports like visual schedules and lap pads available.  This is an inclusive program for ages 18 months-5 years.  Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

PAGES TO POPCORN BOOK CLUB
Join Sarah and Amanda to read, watch, and discuss books and their movie adaptations.  This book club is committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better – the book or the movie?  Meetings will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.  Feel free to bring along some dinner or a snack.  We will provide the popcorn!  Call the library or email us at staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org to sign up!

January – In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
February – Stardust by Neil Gaiman
March – Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy by John LeCarre
April – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
May – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

TECH NIGHT@DFL
Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm
We’ll answer your tech help questions,
such as:
*How do I set up an email account?
*How do I download free library books to my e-reader or tablet using E-Zone?
*How do I download free audiobooks to my iPhone?
*And more…
No registration necessary

Our Hours:
Monday  10-5
Wednesday  2-7
Friday  10-5
Saturday  10-4

AMAZON SMILE
Did you know that you can start your Amazon shopping at Amazon Smile and .5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the Davisville Library?  It’s easy!  Click here to try it out.

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E-Books AVAILABLE Through E-Zone
If you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader you can download e-books for free through Ocean State Libraries E-Zone.

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AskRI: Rhode Island’s Online Reference Resource Center
RI makes available to all residents several online reference resources through the AskRI.org website. This includes:

  • Learning Express – Practice tests (SAT, ACT, GED, Civil Service Exams, etc.)
  • Mango Languages – online language learning system – available as an iPhone app, too! 

Davisville Free Library
481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI  02852
401-884-5524
staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org