at the Rogers Free Library in Bristol:
Miss Molly’s Storytime registration begins April 13th! story read-aloud & craft sessions for two- and three-year-olds, and four- and five-year-olds, accompanied by their parents or caregivers (advance registration required). Registration for the Spring Storytime begins Saturday, April 13th at 9am. Please come to the Children’s Department to register (programs fill up fast!).
***new this season is a “Drop-in Storytime” program on Wednesdays at 9:30am. The program is geared toward children newborn to age 5 and includes 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Parents or caregivers must stay with their children.
Legos at the Library meets Thursday afternoons in the Herreshoff Community Room from 3:30 to 4:30 pm; intended for school-aged builders but big Legos are available for builders as young as 4. Parents are asked to stay. All the Legos come out and youngsters can build anything they want. Questions? Call Charlotte Burnham at 253-6948.
Thursday Night Write with Kate Gorton Creative writing workshops continue through May 23rd on Thursday evenings at 6pm. The workshops are for writers from junior high school to adult. No registration is required. If you have written a short story and would like some friendly comments on your work, bring it to any session. There will be prompts, games and tips for improving any writer’s work. Workshops are held in the Quiet Study Room on the main floor of the library. For more information call Charlotte Burnham at 253-6948.
Open Mic Night! Thursday Night Write will host a free “Open Mic Night” on Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. Come for an evening of music, poetry, stories, singing or stand-up! Come to perform or to watch the show in a coffeehouse atmosphere. The group will present the 2013 collection of its members’ writings of all sorts! Festivities will begin at 7pm and will end at 8:30pm. Free refreshments! Open to teens and adults, and families! Call to register at 253-6948, ask for Charlotte. Registration is not required but it would be helpful.
Teen Book Club this book club for teens in 7th to 10th grades meets once a month on Wednesdays from 4pm ’til 5pm, September to May. Registration is NOT necessary for the club meeting in the Quiet Study Room on the main floor. Refreshments will be served.
September 19th: The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch October 17th: I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore November 14th: Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica December 12th: Stuck on Earth by David Klass January 9th: Divergent by Veronica Roth February 6th: Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor March 6th: A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix April 3rd: Eragon by Christopher Paolini May 1st: Tunnels by Roderick Gordon
The Book Club for Adults the library’s book discussion group for adults will meet on Tuesday, April 23rd at 3pm and again at 7pm to discuss the book The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Feel free to join the discussion at either time. For more information call 253-6948.
Wednesday Night at the Movies Peter Weldy returns with new movies at 7pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. Admission is free! April 3rd: “Flight” April 10th: “Lincoln” April 17th: “Life of Pi” April 24th: “Skyfall” May 1st: “Les Miserables”
at the George Hail Free Library in Warren:
Tales For Twos, Kiddy Tales, and Reading Explorers sessions for toddlers and school age children that include stories read aloud, songs, crafts, films, and lots of fun!
Family Fun Night every Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Children’s Room, fun for all ages!
Books On Main the library’s book discussion group for adults will meet on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30pm to discuss the novel, The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb.
Friday Favorites: A book sharing group May 3rd! on the first Friday of the month at 11am, take a break from your busy day with our monthly book group, Friday Favorites! Share your favorite books, new or old, with fellow book-lovers, have a casual, lively conversation about books and enjoy some hot coffee or tea. Bring a book that you’ve read, loved and feel compelled to talk about and we’ll all go away with many new books on our “To Read” list. Call 245-7686 for more details.
Poetry at the Hail April 25th! By popular demand, Poetry at the Hail will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays
monthly, at 5:30pm. A new group where poets and those who love poetry can share their work and their thoughts with like-minded friends. No dues or fees. Sign up at the library, call, or email the reference librarian at reflib.gh@gmail. Or just drop by.
at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center in Bristol:
Preschool Storytimes at the ASRI Environmental Education Center 1401 Hope Street in Bristol A popular storytime that’s different than all the rest! This hour-long program encourages your child’s love for nature through interactive stories, a short nature lesson and a craft. The program is offered each month for children ages 3 to 5. Anyone can read your child a story but no one can do it like the Audubon Society of Rhode Island! Adults must accompany children. The fee is $5 for member children and $6 for non-member children (with discounts available for multiple siblings). Registration is required as space is limited; register online here, call 949-5454 ext.3041, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hermit Crab by Carter Goodrich on Thursday, May 2nd at 10am and 1pm, and on Friday, May 3rd at 10am
Nature Flicks! at the Audubon EEC Looking to get out of the house this winter? Take a trip to Audubon for an afternoon of fascinating PBS Nature documentaries on the big screen. Free with admission; show starts at 2:30pm.
Feb. 3rd: Bees: Tales from the Hive Feb. 10th: Ants: Little Creatures Who Run the World Feb. 17th: Incredible Journey of the Butterflies Feb. 24th: Pale Male Mar. 10th: An Original DUCKumentary Mar. 17th: Frogs: The Thin Green Line Mar. 24th: Kingdom of the Seahorse