Upcoming Events

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, August 13th for RI State holiday.

2018 SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM – LIBRARIES ROCK!
The raffle has been drawn and Sydney J. is the winner!  Congratulations to all of our rockin’ program participants!

BOB ROSS PAINT-ALONG
Wednesday, August 29th, 6pm
Your worries will fade away as you paint “happy little trees” along with Bob Ross .  We’ll play an episode of The Joy of Painting on the screen and provide the tools you need to follow his calm and uplifting directions.  Remember, “there are no mistakes, just happy accidents”, and you’ll walk away with your own painted landscape and a much better attitude.  Ages 12+.  Please call the library to register – only one spot left!

I TESTED MY DNA – SO NOW WHAT?
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.

TWEEN NIGHT
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.

SAVE THE DATE – TRIVIA NIGHT 2018
Saturday, October 20th, 7-10pm

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

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

STORYTIME
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.  Summer storytime will end on July 3oth – there is no storytime in August.  The fall sessions will begin on Friday, September 7th.  Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

PAGES TO POPCORN BOOK CLUB
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

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 iPhone?
*And more…
No registration necessary

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

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:

  • 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