Upcoming Events

DFL Winter Newsletter 2019

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

MONEY MATTERS FOR KIDS
Wednesday, April 3rd, 4:30-5:30pm
Play and learn with money!  We’ll explore basic money concepts and have fun with coin games.  This program is being held in cooperation with Money Smart Week Rhode Island.  For kids in grades 1-3.  Please call or email to register.

UKRAINIAN/PYSANKY EGG DECORATING
Saturday, April 6th, 1pm
Saturday, April 13th, 1pm
Lynne Heinzmann and Marilyn Harris will bring all the supplies and provide step-by-step instructions for you to make your very own beautiful (real!) egg using this traditional wax-resist method.  The process can be messy, so wear old clothes and prepare to have fun!  Ages 12+.  Registration is required and space is limited, please call or email to register.

TWEEN NIGHT
Friday, April 12th, 6pm-8pm
Join us for a fun night of pizza, Minecraft, MarioKart, Just Dance, crafts, and games. Ages 8-12. Registration is required.

PROJECT CHICK
Friday, April 19th, 10:30am
A Casey Farm educator will visit the library to teach us about the lives of free-range chickens.  Participants will get to hold newly hatched chicks!  All ages.  This event will fill up – registration is required.

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 – April 13th, May 11th, June 8th
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.
March 13thBookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
April 10thMountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

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