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December 2016 Adult News

The Library will be closed on Christmas Eve 12/24, Christmas Day 12/25, and Monday 12/26. The Library will be closed on New Year’s Day, 1/1, and Monday, 1/2.

The Mystery Book Club will be reading Endangered by C.J. Box. The group will meet on Tuesday, December 6th at 1:30 pm.

The Cesareo’s Circle Book Club will be reading Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown. The group will meet on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm.

The Picnic Table Reads Book Club will be reading The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams. The group will meet on Thursday, December 15th at 1:00 pm.

The Dish & Dine Book Club will be meeting again in January after a December break. This group meets at the Smithfield Senior Center on the second Monday of each month.

Monday Matinee for Grownups

Monday, December 5th at 1:00 pm

Join us for a screening of The Meddler, starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne.

“Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori and smother her with motherly love. When the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity.”

Please call the library at 401-949-3630 or visit www.yourlibrary.ws to register.

An Afternoon of Fun with Santa

Families and kids big and small are invited to our 2nd annual “An Afternoon of Fun with Santa” on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 pm. Children will take part in stories and songs with Santa and his special guest, Mrs. Claus. Treats and refreshments will be served. Please bring your own camera to capture the magic!

Friends of the Greenville Public Library Holiday Raffle

Now through December 10th stop in to purchase raffle tickets for our awesome prizes including gift certificates, paintings by local artists, theater tickets and more! Winners will be drawn on December 10th at the “An Afternoon of Fun with Santa” event (winners do not need to be present). Raffle tickets will be available for $1.00 per ticket, $5.00 for 6 tickets, and $10.00 for 12 tickets.

Here are some of generous donors and sponsors:

Artist Rob Franco

Greenville Inn

Jaswell’s Farm

JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Laura’s Pleasant View Dinner

Pixie’s Salon

RI Billiards

Trinity Rep

And more!


  • On Saturday, November 5th, members of the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association and the Greenville Public Library came together for a reception to welcome the RIBA Book Collection to the Greenville Public Library. The resources in the collection, which are vital to Rhode Islanders hoping to obtain a Master Beekeeper Certification, are available through the generous donation of the RIBA board and its members. RIBA previously made the uncatalogued books available to members upon request. By donating the book collection to the Greenville Public Library, the public as well as RIBA members will now have access to these materials. The Library would like to thank the RIBA Board and its members for their generosity, support, and collaboration. Special thanks to Scott Langlais, RIBA mentor, for proposing the idea and making the transition of the collection possible.

  • The Apple Valley Art Collective, a loosely formed group of artists based in Greenville, RI and the surrounding area has announced several working sessions to organize and promote “open studio exploration”. These two hour sessions are non-instructor led times that offer a social and professional climate for artists to sketch and paint with various media, develop existing works or begin new ones. The casual environment can supplement traditional art lessons and studio time many artists avail themselves to and is not tied to a specific location. Currently the Collective has partnered with the Greenville Public Library and has participants working in pastel, water color, charcoal, acrylic and oil. The “Bring Your Own Easel” (and supplies) approach is geared towards artists of all levels who may not have a space or time at home but the desire to meet and create with other artists in the area.

The Apple Valley Art Collective will meet on December 12th at 6:00 pm at the Greenville Public Library. Updates on the next time and place can always be found on The Collective’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AVACORI/