Upcoming Events

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, October 8th.

Wednesday, September 26th, 6pm
People test DNA for a number of reasons. Some want confirmation of their ethnic ancestry, while others are just curious. Family historians want to verify or extend their family trees. Other people are seeking information about health, adoption, or uncertain parentage.  In this workshop, lead by Sandra Porter, we’ll discuss:

  • Advantages and pitfalls of DNA testing
  • Types of DNA tests (autosomal, mitochondrial, y-DNA)
  • Ethnicity estimates: what do they mean?
  • DNA matches
  • Third-party sites for analyzing DNA data

About the Speaker:
Sandra Porter enjoys puzzling over family history and fitting in pieces over time. She started in 1991 seeking relatives in the United States and Canada, and published a book about more than three hundred descendants of her immigrant ancestors. She has written articles for the PGSNYS journal Searchers about her study of her ancestors and their families in the Prussian (German) and Russian partitions of Poland in the 19th century. DNA analysis has added another dimension to her research. She blogs about her discoveries at myfamilyhistoryresearch.wordpress.com.

Friday, September 28th, 6pm
Join us for a fun night of Minecraft, MarioKart, Just Dance, crafts and games.  Pizza and watermelon will be served.  Space is limited so please call the library to sign up.  Ages 8-12.

Saturday, October 20th, 7-10pm

Tickets for this fun library fundraiser go on sale soon!  Start gathering team members and honing your trivia skills…

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

Mondays and Fridays at 10am
PLUS Second Saturday of the month at 10am – September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th
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.

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!

September – The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

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 phone?
*And more…
No registration necessary

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

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.


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.

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