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              March 2017
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Seeking Solutions to Big Problems:
A Fact-Based Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

Rhode Island faces big problems, and putting together the facts about those challenges is the first step in finding solutions.

Print out your facts or bring them on a smartphone, and together we can start understanding our community’s predicaments and thinking about how we can tackle them.

On March 8, we’ll ask: What are the dangers of climate change, and how can it be stopped?
A Woman Talking to a Group
Hogwarts Open House:
An All-Ages Event
Saturday, March 25 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Calling witches, wizards, and muggles of all ages! Come celebrate all things Harry Potter at our Hogwarts Open House.

Once you step onto Platform 9 ¾, the fun begins:

• Send a letter by Owl Post
• Enjoy a treat from the Great Hall dessert buffet
• Join in the castle-wide scavenger hunt
• Create a magical potion
• Mingle with other witches and wizards, and more

Dressing up is highly encouraged for all guests.
If you'd like to contribute a treat to the dessert buffet, please drop by the Children’s Desk or call (401) 739-5440, x5.
Harry Potter and Ron Weazley
​For Teens
Make a Shamrock Shake
Wednesday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m.

Shamrocks are beautiful, but you probably don’t want to make a dessert out of them.

On the other hand, that shouldn’t stop you from mixing ice cream, milk, mint extract, and green food coloring together and calling it a shamrock shake.

Join teen librarian Jennifer Beiermann on March 8 to prepare this mean, green, and supreme treat. Yum!
Two Shamrock Shakes
​For Adults
Explore “What’s Next?” in Your Life
with a Life Reimagined Checkup 
Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Life Reimagined Checkups help adults identify what they’ve achieved in their lives and to think about what they can accomplish next.

Learn how to uncover opportunities, how to develop a plan, and how to prepare for change—whether your focus is work, health, relationships, or a lifelong passion.

This event is limited to 25 participants.
A Woman Thinking
Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song 
Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

Take a musical and narrative journey to the cherished Emerald Isle.

Hear jolly tales and touching Irish tunes on Celtic harp, tin whistle, fiddle, and guitar and see traditional hard shoe Irish dance in a St. Patrick’s Day tribute to Ireland’s history and culture.

Plus, arrive at 6:30 p.m. for an Irish step dancing lesson, and dance to a jig during the show.

A Path into an Irish Woods
Friends of the Library Book Sale 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 17, 18 & 19 

Find amazing deals on over 6000 hardcovers, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs, and CDs:

Friday, March 17 from 6 - 9 p.m.*
Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Friday's *Book Sale Preview is free to members of the Friends and $10 admission for non-members.

A Cat Sitting on a Book
50 Years of
The Velvet Underground & Nico 
Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.

In 1967, the Velvet Underground released the overlooked debut album that would eventually be hailed as a masterpiece.

Join Steve Starger for a celebration of 50 years of The Velvet Underground & Nico.

Hear about New York City in the 1960s and how it shaped the VU’s songwriting, listen to the entire album, and talk about what the music says to you.

The Velvet Underground and Nico
Out-There Movie Gems
by Women Directors 
Thursdays, March 23 & 30 and April 6 & 13 at 7 p.m.

While searching for films, librarian Wil Gregersen fell into a rabbit hole of marvelously unconventional movies written and directed by women:

Click on a title to read more.

A New Leaf Movie Poster
Be a Better Gardener
with URI Master Gardeners 
Tuesdays, March 28 and April 4, 11 & 18 at 7 p.m.

Improve your gardening skills with tips and techniques from URI Master Gardeners:

Plus, at each session, you’ll get a choice of seeds to take home, including vegetables, flowers, and more.

A Bunch of Carrots
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