October 2016 News
The Mystery Book Club will be reading Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes. The group will meet on Tuesday, October 4th at 1:30 pm.
The Cesareo’s Circle Book Club will be reading The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. The group will meet on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 pm.
The Picnic Table Reads Book Club will be reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. The group will meet on Thursday, October 20th at 1:00 pm.
The Dish & Dine Book Club will be reading and preparing dishes from Elodia Rigante’s Italian Immigrant Cooking by Elodia Rigante on Monday, October 24th at 2:00 pm. A copy of the book will be held at the Library Welcome Desk. Call Cassie to join 401-949-3630 ext. 117. This group meets at the Smithfield Senior Center.
Monday Matinee for Grown-ups
Monday, October 3rd at 1:00pm
This month, join us for a screening of The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine. Based on the incredible true story of the greatest small-boat Coast Guard rescue that took place off the coast of Cape Cod. Running time: 117 minutes. Please call the library at 401-949-3630 or visit www.yourlibrary.ws to register.
Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00pm
& Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00pm
Get moving with us at one or both of our Zumba classes this month! Zumba is a dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and World rhythms for a total body workout. Certified Zumba instructor Chelsee Angevine will lead the class. Beginners welcome! Please call the library at 401-949-3630 or visit www.yourlibrary.ws to register.
The History of Quilts in Rhode Island
Thursday, October 13th at 6:30pm
As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Rhode Island was the hub of the U.S. textile industry. That fact affected both the quilts made in Rhode Island and the people who made those quilts. Presented by Professor Linda Welters, this illustrated lecture will survey the history of quilt making in Rhode Island with an emphasis on cultural and technological developments. Please call the library at 401-949-3630 or visit www.yourlibrary.ws to register.
Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island. She is co-editor with Margaret Ordoñez of Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island (Kent State University Press 2000).
Write Your Children’s Book…(And Get it Published!)
Saturday, October 15th at 3:00 pm
Having a children's book published in today's tough market can seem like an impossible dream. But in reality, getting your book idea into shape and into print can hinge on just the right advice from a pro. Do you need an agent? Should you connect with an artist? What about self-publishing? In a one-session seminar, nationally-known author, Peter Mandel, will pass on the insider's tips you need to know in order to create a marketable first book and get it into the hands of exactly the right gatekeepers in the publishing world.
A regular contributor to The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Providence Journal, Mandel is the author of eleven books for kids including Bun, Onion, Burger (Simon & Schuster), Jackhammer Sam (Macmillan) and Zoo Ah-Choooo (Holiday House).
A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger
Monday, October 17th at 7:00pm
See attached press release for details
Please call the library to 401-949-3630 or visit www.yourlibrary.ws to register.