Upcoming Events

The library will be Closed Monday, February 20th, for Presidents Day

FEBRUARY IS FOOD FOR FINES MONTH
Library patrons may return overdue items to the library along with non-perishable foods to “pay” for overdue fines. Fines must first be paid down to $5 or under.  This event will benefit the NKSD’s Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food for students in need over weekends.

UKULELE WITH TRIPP HUTCHINSON
Wednesday, February 22nd, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Do you play ukulele?  Would you like to learn more about this fun, easy, and portable instrument?  Come play along, sing along, or just listen as Tripp Hutchinson introduces us to the many charms of the ukulele.  Tripp has a B.A. in Music Theory and has been playing and teaching ukulele for several years.  He is a member of the Kingston Ukulele Workshop.  All ages!

TWEEN NIGHT – WITH BAD ART
Friday, March 3rd, 6pm-8pm
Feeling creative?  This is a low pressure freestyle craft event!  We’ll spread out a variety of arts and craft materials and you make as many pieces of “bad art” as you want.  We’ll vote for the “worst” piece and the winner will receive a hideously tacky trophy.  We’ll also have Minecraft and MarioKart available, and pizza, too!  Ages 8-11.  Free.  Please call the library to register.

SECOND SATURDAYS AUTHOR SERIES:  B. J. KNAPP
Saturday, March 11th, 2pm
Rhode Island author, B.J. Knapp will read and discuss her book Behind the Music, winner of the 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Award.  “What happens if one of your teen rock idols from the ’80’s walks into your adult life?”

Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Refreshments will be served.  Free.  No registration  necessary.

MAKE YOUR OWN TERRARIUM
Saturday, March 25th, 10am
Tired of snow, slush, and gray skies?  Need a little more green in your life?  Join us to create your own little moss-filled terrarium from all natural materials.  Ages 12+.  $5 materials fee.  Please call the library to register.

CRAFT AND COLOR
Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm
Drop-in for coloring and crafting.  We’ll provide coloring and crafting supplies, warm drinks, and refreshments.  Get started on a new project or bring one you’re working on.

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays at 10am
Mondays at 1pm*

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.
*Mondays at 1pm is a new time added for a six week session, January 9-February 27

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.

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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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:

      • Homework Help RI – Live, one-on-one online help every day from 2PM-10PM
      • 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