Upcoming Events

The library will be CLOSED Saturday, November 11th, for Veterans’ Day

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays at 10am
PLUS Second Saturday of the month at 10am (October 14th, December 9th – no Saturday Storytime in November)
Stories and crafts are geared toward 2-6 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! Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

BEDTIME MATH CRAZY 8’S CLUB
Wednesdays from 4-5pm starting September 20th
It’s math gone wild!  Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8’s Club where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club.  Miss Sarah will lead this 8-week Crazy 8’s Math Club session for kids in grades K-2.  Each meeting is one hour long and will be held in the children’s room at the library.  Please call 884-5524 to register or email staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org.

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!

June – Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais
July – Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker
August – VACATION MONTH
September – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
October – Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
November – This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

SECOND SATURDAYS AUTHOR EVENT – JAN SHAPIN
Saturday, October 14th, 2pm
Jan Shapin, local author of the newly published novel, Red Year, will speak at the Davisville Free Library on “Pitfalls in Writing an Historical Novel”.  Ms. Shapin will chronicle her many missteps in learning the genre. Signed copies of Red Year will be available for purchase. Red Year begins in China in 1927. Rayna Prohme, a red-haired woman from Chicago, becomes the confidante and lover of a Russian sent to prop up a failing Chinese revolution. When a right-wing army overtakes the government stronghold, Rayna accompanies the widow of the Chinese revolution’s founder to Moscow. Then things really start to go wrong. Refreshments will be served.  No registration necessary.

TAROT CARD BASICS WITH BRENDA BRIEN
Wednesday, October 25th, 6pm
Spooked by tarot cards?  Local professional tarot reader Brenda Brien will clear up some of the myths and mystery surrounding tarot cards, including:

  • Does the death card really mean death?
  • Is tarot the same as fortune telling?
  • Can an online reading be as good as an in-person reading?

MINECRAFT AND MARIO KART
Friday, October 27th, 6-8pm
Join us for a fun evening of Minecraft, Mario Kart, pumpkin painting and pizza.  Ages 8+.  Please call or email to register.

TRIVIA NIGHT!
Saturday, November 4th, 7-10pm
at St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall, 381 School Street
Q:  What’s the most fun way to support the library?
A:  Our fifth annual Trivia Night!
Grab a team of eight players, flex your trivia muscles, and get your tickets now at the library.  Don’t have a team of eight?  No problem – we’ll help you build your team with other library friends.  Not good at trivia?  That’s okay – it’s fun anyway!  Free refreshments provided!  Prizes for the top three teams!  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

BOOK, BAKE AND CRAFT SALE
Our semi-annual sale will be held Saturday, November 18th from 9am-2pm.  Come browse a selection of used books, crafts, baked goods, and tag sale items.  ALL proceeds benefit the library so come out and show your support!

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