Programs and Classes

Highlighted Programs

One-On-One Technology Help!

Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30

Book and appointment at the Reference Desk at 767-4124.

 

Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.

The knitting group project for donation in October will be chemotherapy caps. Super soft yarn must be used for this project.  Interested in joining our knitting group?  Please contact Jen Grover.

Written Word Writing Group

Thursdays, 7:15 p.m.

An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets.  No critiquing.  All are welcome and there is no charge.

 

Creative Writing Group

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating Ireland

Saturday, March 7, 1-2 p.m.
 
Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song is an all Irish program which embraces Irish history and culture in story and song.
 
Phil Edmonds, a native of Killaloe, Country Clare, Ireland, learned to play the tin whistle in a place where he says: "The backyard was the fields." When he was 14 years old, his family emigrated to America and settled in South Providence where he still lives. Along with his tin whistle, Phil plays button accordion with great warmth and spirit. In 2008, he wrote his first book, "Reconnecting with the Soul of Ireland' about his family, memories of growing up in Killaloe, roaming the fields and hills, and finding the new Ireland alongside the old.
 
Both of Mary King's parents are from Ireland and she was raised in that culture, taking Irish step dance lessons by age 4 and listening to her mother sing the songs of Donegal where she was born. She often visits her two aunts in Ireland, Bridget-Mary and Madge (now 97), who told her the stories of their youth — from "doing battle with the hay" to the monthly fairs that travelled the countryside bringing everything one might need, from pots and pans to the "dentist" who pulled out the tooth that was ailing you with pliers. They often spoke of the hard work of living solely off the land, where everyone worked on their small farm, including the children — all with great humor. Mary keeps the tradition of Irish music alive with the Celtic harp and her fiddle.
 
Dan Lanier has performed throughout New England for many years as a singer and an instrumentalist, principally on stringed instruments. While employed in the education department of Mystic Seaport Museum , he developed a repertoire of 19th Century sailor songs and chanteys, a number of which have origins in the music of Ireland. He has composed many dance tunes, some of which have been published and recorded.
 
The Celtic soul is alive and well in the stories and songs you will hear, and your ears and eyes will smile.

Knitting Circle

Wednesdays

Kid's Knit, 6-7 p.m.

Adult Knit, 7-8 p.m.

Knitting and crochet enthusiasts of all levels of experience are welcome to attend this free crafting circle.  For more information, please contact Jen Grover.

Organic Gardening for Everyone with John Root

Monday, March 23, 7 p.m.

"Organic Gardening for Everyone" is a presentation that provides practical advice and inspiration to gardeners of all ages and physical conditions on growing fresh and flavorful vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Participants learn and share their knowledge about a range of topics, including composting and mulching to promote healthy soil, using space efficiently, growing plants from seed, succession planting, inviting beneficial wildlife (including butterflies and hummingbirds), controlling weeds and pests naturally, and preserving home-grown produce. Questions are welcome throughout the presentation, and handouts with recommended books and websites are made available to participants.

This program is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Programs / Classes

Creative Writing Group

March 04, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room

Creative Writing Group

March 11, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room

Creative Writing Group

March 18, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room

Creative Writing Group

March 25, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room

Creative Writing Group

April 01, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room