Legos at the Library
Thursday Night Write, a creative writing group, will meet December 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. near the Quiet Study Room on the main floor. Kate Gorton will lead the group in exercises and writing games for the first 45 minutes. From 6:45 to 7:15, submitted writings will be critiqued by the group.These meetings are for teens and adults. No registration is needed. Thursday Night Write is hosting an “Open Mic Night” on December 12 at 7:00 pm.
Open Mic Night
Thursday Night Write ends the fall session with an Open Mic Night On Thursday, December 12, at 7:00 pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. Bring your poems, your music-any music, or short stories to perform in in coffee house setting. There will be free refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rogers Free Library.
A new teen book club will have a meeting on December 11, at 7:00 pm in the Quiet Study Room. This club is for readers from 8th grade to 12 grade. The book for December is Ashes by Ilsa J Bick.
Copies of the book are on Charlotte’s shelf in the Children’s Room. Alex, a 17 year old girl and Tom an Army vet and Ellie, an orphaned 8 year old join together to survive after a massive electronic pulse destroys most of the world.
Children, aged 6-18, are invited to come to learn or play chess on Tuesdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. any week this fall. The classes will be lead by our expert volunteers in the Herreshoff Community Room. No registration is needed and a student can begin at any time. Parents are asked to stay nearby. The class will be weekly until December 10th when there will be a break until January 7, 2014. Questions call 253-6948 and ask for Charlotte.
The Chess Club welcomes new members all the time! Come and join the group for a good game in good company with refreshments. The games begin on the third floor at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Questions? Call the library and ask for Tom.
Rogers Free Library Adult Book Discussion Group in conjunction with the Teen Reading Group will meet on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to discuss Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Discussions are at 3pm and 7pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. Feel free to join us at either time. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Copies of the book are available at the main circulation desk and may be checked out with your library card.
Please contact Cheryl Stein at 253-6948 for questions.
If you enjoy the book, check out our Poirot DVD selection!
Free Blood Pressure Clinic
The Visiting Nurse Service of Bristol and Newport County will be in the main foyer of the library today, December 5, to take your blood pressure. This free clinic is from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Do you have a computer and have no clue how to use it? Are you curious about Facebook and social media? Did you just purchase a new computer and the new Windows 8 confuses you?! Fear not! Join Kristin for four FREE computer classes Thursdays in October. Classes are lecture style, open to anyone, & no sign ups are required.We will discuss Microsoft Programs, Social Media, E-books & Windows 8! All classes start promptly at 10am on Thursdays.
Remember, if you have any ideas about what classes you would like to take at the library, please contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday October 3, 2013: Introduction to Microsoft Programs
Join Kristin for a class on how to use Microsoft Programs. The class will cover the VERY basics of Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel & Publisher. These programs allow you to type up a resume or letter, create a slideshow, make up spreadsheets or create greeting cards/flyers/business cards.
Thursday October 10, 2013: Introduction to Social Media
Join Kristin for a class on how to use some of the most popular social networking sites. We will do a brief overview of Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Each of these sites is commonly used for personal reasons, but many businesses use them in addition to or instead of a formal website.
*****Break in schedule. No class on October 17, 2013*****
Thursday October 24, 2013 Getting E-Books From the Library (E-zone)
CANCELLED. We are so sorry for any inconvenience.
Thursday October 31, 2013 Introduction to Windows 8
Have you purchased a new computer and found Windows 8 to be a nightmare? Fear not. Join Kristin as she explains what Windows has done with their operating system and how to navigate and use it.
Chess Class for Young Beginners
Children, aged 6-18, are invited to come to learn or play chess on Tuesdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. any week this fall. The classes will be lead by our expert volunteers in the staff area of the library. No registration is needed and a student can begin at any time. Parents are asked to stay nearby. The class will be weekly until December 10th when there will be a break until January 7, 2014. Questions call 253-6948 and ask for Charlotte.
The Chess Club welcomes new members all the time! Come and join the group for a good game in good company with refreshments. The games begin on the third floor at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. almost every Wednesday. Questions? Call the library and ask for Tom.
Rogers Free Library Adult Reading Group is back! The group will resume discussions on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Our next selection is”Misfit” by Adam Braver. Braver will join us for the 7PM group. Discussions are at 3pm and 7pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. If you have questions, feel free to contact Cheryl, 401-253-6948. The list of books is available…
October 30, 2013
Art from the Republic of Georgia
The Fermata Arts Foundation of Avon, Connecticut has generously loaned the Rogers Free Library and the Bristol Art Museum some student art work from its collection called “Ideal House.” The many different art designs were created by school and university students in Tbilisi and Tskeneti, cities in Republic of Georgia. This exhibit was created to commemorate twenty years of partnership between the Republic of Georgia and the United States. This exhibition has been in many libraries throughout New England. A small portion of the collection is now hanging in the Herreshoff Community Room at the Rogers Free Library.
What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time? Meet the author who posed that question! Bianca Turetsky, author of “The Time-Traveling Fashionista” will have a book discussion and book signing on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m., in the Herreshoff Community Room. Louise Lambert, a teen who is passionate about fashion, has traveled through time by wearing vintage clothing in four wonderful books by this author. The books are full of illustrations and have been translated into four languages. Bianca is 2001 graduate of Tufts University.