Upcoming Events

Newsletter Nov Dec 2019

The Davisville Free Library will be CLOSED on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH.
The Davisville Free Library will be CLOSED on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH.

PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
Drop off: Wednesday, October 16th
Winner announced: Wednesday, October 30th
Decorate a small pumpkin to look like your favorite character from a book. Then, leave your pumpkin with us to be displayed at the library and voted on by library patrons! The pumpkin with the most votes by October 30 wins a prize! Children of all ages and the young at heart!

TRIVIA NIGHT
Saturday, October 26th, 7-10pm
Support the library at our annual Trivia Night fundraiser!  Compete for prizes and enjoy free refreshments!  This event will be held at Driscoll Hall, St. Francis De Sales Church, 381 School St., North Kingstown, RI.  Tickets are available for purchase at the Davisville Free Library. Tickets will be $25 if purchased in advance at the library or $30 at the door on the night of the event.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Wednesday, November 6th, 5-7pm
Join us for a Family Game Night! Board games will be available for use at the library, but we encourage you to bring your favorite game, also. Snacks will be provided! Come by anytime between 5 and 7pm to join in the fun! No registration required.

TOY STORY 4 MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, November 8th, 6pm
Join us for a movie night with some of your favorite toys! Popcorn will be provided. Register with your librarian. Rated PG.

LIBRARY PLAY HOUR
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, beginning Wednesday, November 13th
Come in to play with your kids in our children’s room. Play with Legos, blocks, puzzles, a puppet theater, and more! Connect with your kids and other families through play! Ages 0-6, but siblings of all ages are always welcome.

BOOK, BAKE, & CRAFT SALE
Saturday, November 16th, 9am-1pm
Come to our Fall Book, Bake, & Craft Sale to buy gently used books, handcrafted items, homemade baked goods, and previously owned treasures.  All proceeds benefit the library!

URI GRADUATE STUDENT READING
Wednesday, November 20th, 7:30pm
Enjoy a night of new literature with graduate students from the University of Rhode Island’s English Department. Readers will present a mix of stories, poetry, and essays that engage with new ideas and profound language. Refreshments will be served. Audiences of 14+ encouraged.

GRAHAM CRACKER HOUSES
Saturday, December 7th, 10-11am
All ages are invited to decorate Graham Cracker Houses with icing and candy.  This event is limited to 15 houses (sharing is encouraged!) so please call the library to register.

S’MORES AND THE POLAR EXPRESS
Wednesday, December 18th, 5-7pm, reading at 6pm
Join us for s’mores and hot chocolate by the fire from 5-7pm and a reading of The Polar Express with Ms. Amanda at 6pm.  Registration is required.

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays, 10:15am
Storytime will be feature songs, books, sensory activities, and/or a craft.  Storytime is designed for ages 1-6, but children of all ages and abilities are welcome at any session! No registration necessary.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Fridays, 9:30am
Music and Movement will include songs, movement, and sensory activities.  This program is designed for ages 0-2, but children of all ages and abilities are always welcome at any session! No registration necessary.

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.  No registration necessary.

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.

November 13th: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
January 8th: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
February 12th: Montana 1948 by Lawrence Watson
March 11th: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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