Upcoming Events

The library will be CLOSED, Monday, May 30th, for Memorial Day

MOVIE NIGHT – PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (PG-13)
Friday, June 3rd, 6:30pm
Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.  Based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith.  Join us for popcorn and a movie on our big screen.

DAVISVILLE HISTORY WALK
Saturday, June 11th, 10am
Join local historian, Tim Cranston on a walking tour of Davisville. He will share fascinating stories about Davisville, one of North Kingstown’s liveliest villages in its heyday.  Learn about the Davis family and the industries that transformed this sleepy village into a bustling community with a busy train depot, numerous shops, its own school house and post office, by the late 1800s.  The starting point is the Davisville Free Library, located at 481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown. For directions and to register call 884-5524. This free event is sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Davisville, a neighborhood group.

SECOND SATURDAYS AUTHOR EVENT – DIANNE COMISKEY
Saturday, June 11th, 2pm
Rhode Island author Dianne Comiskey will read from and discuss her recently published historical fiction novel, The Women of Great Island, which takes place in a colonial English tavern, situated on an island in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, between the years 1690-1740. Established to serve as a refuge and lookout station for on-shore whalers who harvest the local pilot whales, the tavern becomes home to six women whose narratives and relationships mirror the social, matriarchal behavior of the pilot whales that the men hunt.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Free.  No registration required.

TWEEN NIGHT @DFL
Friday, June 24th, 6pm-8pm
Drop in for pizza, Minecraft, MarioKart, crafts, and games.  Ages 10-13.  Please email staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org to register.

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ! 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
We’ll exercise our reading muscles during this year’s sports-themed summer reading program at the library.  Kids ages 3 through 13 (or Grade 8) can sign up at the library any time on or after Friday, June 24th.  They will receive a calendar for checking off each day that they read more than twenty minutes.  The goal is to read for twenty minutes or more each day.  Each time they’ve reached seven check marks they will bring your reading record to the library where they will have three options:

  • Receive passes to fun RI locations like the Providence Children’s Museum or a ticket to a PawSox game.
  • Choose a prize from our prize box.
  • Add a raffle ticket to the drawing for a grand prize.

Any kids ages 12 and up who are interested in volunteering to help with the Summer Reading Program (making decorations, planning activities, etc.) should contact Sarah.

FARM FRESH RI
Wednesday, June 29th, 5pm
Learn how to make delicious recipes that fuel a strong and active body. Participants will learn how to read and prepare a recipe and other easy steps to success in the kitchen. A chef will lead the group in making the ultimate in fit & tasty food. Recipes include power bars, smoothies and other sensational snacks that feature RI Grown fruits & vegetables.  Ages 10+.  This event will be held at Kingstown Crossings, 11 Merrill Lane, but is open to the public.

LEGO® MAKERS CLUB
Anytime!
Imagine, design and build—come play and construct with our LEGOs® in the Children’s Room! The library received a gift of over 1,000 LEGO® bricks for our Makers to use in their creations!  Share your project at the library—display space available.

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays at 10am
Stories and crafts are geared toward 2-6 year-olds, but we encourage all ages to participate. Each session is about 45 to 60 minutes long and includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, several books, and a craft! Please stop by the library, email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

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 iPod?
*And more…
No registration necessary

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