Upcoming Events

DFL Winter Newsletter 2019

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 18th

NEW HOURS
MON  9:30-5
WED  2-7
FRI  9:30-5
SAT 10-3

BINGO FOR THE DAVISVILLE FREE LIBRARY
Saturday, March 16th, 7-9pm
St. Francis de Sales Parish Center, 381 School Street, NK
Cash prizes!  Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at the library.  This is an 18+ event.  Light refreshments will be sold.  Come on out and support the library!

DNA TESTING Q&A
Session 1:
Did you get a DNA test kit for the holidays?  Have you heard about DNA testing, but before you send in your sample, you’d like to know more?  Sandra Porter will review the pros and cons of DNA testing, types of DNA tests, and what to expect from your ethnicity estimate.
Offered on two dates – please call or email to register for either:  Wednesday, March 6th, 6pm or Saturday, March 9th, 1pm

Session 2:
Have you already sent in your DNA sample and received your results?  In session 2, Sandra will review how you can use your DNA test results to confirm or expand your family tree.  Bring your questions!
Offered on two dates – please call or email to register for either:  Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm or Saturday, March 23rd, 1pm

A SEASON OF HYGGE (hoo-gah)
Experience the Danish concept of cozy togetherness with this series of programs focusing on the creation of a warm and soothing atmosphere during the darkest days of winter.  Each Wednesday evening, we’ll work on a different creative process while enjoying a crackling fire, warm cocoa, and the company of others.

Wednesdays at 6pm
January 16th – Bullet Journaling:  learn about the bullet journaling trend and start your own for the new year
January 23rd – Soup & Comfort:   choose a soup recipe from Soup & Comfort to make at home and bring in a crock pot to share with others
January 30th – Happy Little Painting:  paint-along to a video tutorial and create a winter landscape using acrylic paints
February 6th – Movie Night:  watch “Finding Hygge:  a documentary exploring Denmark’s secret to happiness” and “the true meaning of hygge and how to find it”
February 13th – Bath Bombs:  make your own aromatherapy bath bombs (a nice Valentine…)
February 20th – Mmm, Chocolate: – choose a recipe to share; an assortment of chocolate cookbooks will be available at the library

COZY CRAFT NIGHT
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.

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays, 10:15am-11:00am
PLUS Second Saturday of the month at 10am – February 9th, March 9th, April 13th
Stories and crafts are geared toward 18 months-5 year-olds, but we encourage all ages to participate. Storytime session is 45 minutes long and features songs, books, sensory activities, and a craft.  This is an inclusive program – sensory activities and supports for children with special needs incorporated into each session.  Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Mondays and Fridays, 9:30am-10am
Music and Movement will be 30 minutes long and include songs, movement, and sensory activities.  This is an inclusive program – sensory activities and supports for children with special needs incorporated into each session.  Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

THE LIT BOOK CLUB
Our new book club will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm.  All are welcome!  Each month we’ll read and discuss a work of fiction or nonfiction – book club members will take turns choosing a title.  Snacks will be provided.  Please call or email to register.
February 13thThe Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
March 13thBookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

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 phone?
*And more…
No registration necessary

Our Hours:
Monday  9:30-5
Wednesday  2-7
Friday  9:30-5
Saturday  10-3

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 and Audiobooks 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