2019 Summer @ the Library sign up begins!

Welcome to A Universe of Stories, this year’s theme for the summer reading program! Sign up begins Monday, June 17th and will be open through Friday, August 9th. Pick up a timed reading chart to record your summer reading (or books being read to you!) and earn prizes along the way.

We will also have great programs throughout the summer with fabulous entertainers and fun educational activities. Participants and their families will be welcome in August to join us for a pizza party to celebrate the kids’ reading accomplishments. Best for ages 3 & up.

Let’s blast off to reading!

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Movie: A Plastic Ocean Saturday, June 15 @ 11:00 AM

“We live in a world of plastic. Shopping bags, drink bottles, your toothbrush and even your clothes are among the everyday items made from plastic. But plastic isn’t fantastic, and neither is the current state of our environment.

Humans have been mass-producing plastic since the 1950s. We produce hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year and production is only increasing. Unfortunately, most of it is used only once and then thrown away.

Only a small proportion of plastic is recycled. The majority ends up in landfill or, in the worst case scenario, our oceans.

A Plastic Ocean is a documentary film directed by the Australian journalist Craig Leeson. It dives into and investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life.

What starts off as an adventure to film the blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, leads to the shocking discovery of a thick layer of plastic debris floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Craig, alongside Tanya Streeter, a world record-breaking free diver and environmental activist, then travel across the globe to report on the havoc caused by decades of plastic use.

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Discounted PawSox home game passes available!

One pass will be available for each of the 70 home games for the 2019 regular season. The pass would allow up to six people at a General Admission rate of $5 per ticket. Passes are first come, first served and the season schedule is available inside the library or at http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t533.

The Pawtucket Red Sox will kick off their 2019 season on Thursday, April 11th at 6:05pm. Don’t miss out on their defending World Series Champions poster giveaway and much more fun at McCoy Stadium!

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Spring programs for kids at the library!

Our next session for 5 & Under Storytime will begin March 25 and run through May 17. It is held at 10:30am on Mondays. Please join us for stories and songs!

Join us for Drop-in Toddler and Preschool Playtime! Every Friday at 10:30am, kids 5 and under are welcome for open play, giving parents and caregivers a chance to chat.

All storytimes are drop-in, no registration required!

There will not be a storytime on February 18th as the library will be closed for Presidents’ Day.

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Author Adam J. Cox, PhD: Cracking the Boy Code

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Adam Cox, PhD, will join us to speak about his latest book, Cracking the Boy Code: how to understand and talk with boys.

Adam J. Cox, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and educational consultant. He has been consulting and writing about the emotional and cognitive development of youth for more than a decade.

Dr. Cox’s clinical practice is located near the historic Four Corners of Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Wednesday, October 24th at 6pm

No registration required!

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