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                May 2017
 
 
 
Featured Event 
 
 
 
 
 
Celebrating 375 Year of Warwick History: The Pawtuxet Rangers
Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Come for the Warwick Historical Society’s celebration of 375 years of Warwick History.

On May 17, learn about The Pawtuxet Rangers in the Revolutionary War with Ron Barnes and the Pawtuxet Rangers.

Plus, watch for future presentations on Warwick’s First Settlers, Warwick’s Railroads, and Rocky Point and Oakland Beach.


 
 
The Pawtuxet Rangers
 
 
 
​For Children
 
 
 
 
 
Lego Day
Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. - Noon

They say that the Danish are the happiest people on earth. Maybe, that’s because Legos were invented in Denmark.

Come be happy, too, building great and wondrous Lego things at Lego Day. All completed creations will go on display in the Children’s Library collection case.

Every kid ages 6 and up is invited to indulge their imagination and go wild.


 
 
A Girl Building with Legos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Young Minds in Motion
Tuesdays, May 16, 23 & 30 and June 6 at 4:30 p.m.

Dive into science. Design and build hands-on experiments that will let you research and learn about various types of energy:

Young Minds in Motion is open to all children ages 8-12. Click on a class to sign up.


 
 
A Boy Making a Rocket
 
 
 
​For Teens
 
 
 
 
 
Super Duper Delicious Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, May 10 at 4 p.m. 

Grab a sugar cookie. Slather on some creamy frosting. Flick some sprinkles around and strategically place a few candies to make every delicious bite count.

Now, look at your lovely cookie and wonder if it’s too beautiful to eat or if—bite, chew, gulp! Well, that settles that question.

All teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to decorate and eat.
 
 
A Decorated Sugar Cookie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
​For Adults
 
 
 
 
 
Seeking Solutions to Big Problems:
A Fact-Based Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 10 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 May 10, we’ll work on: How does our healthcare system work, and how can it be changed to give care to everyone?
 
 
A Woman Speaking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday is Murder:
A Mystery Book Group 
Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. 

Nothing engages the mind like a mystery, and if the mystery includes a murder, just try tearing your thoughts away.

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month to discuss a captivating murder mystery. On May 17, we’ll plunge into the hair-raising Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Drop by the Reference Desk for a copy of The Hound, but whatever you do, don’t pick it up after midnight.


 
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles Book Cover
 
 
 
 
A History of Cole’s Farm:
A Talk by Henry A.L. Brown 
Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. 

Join Warwick historian Henry A.L. Brown for a talk on Cole’s Farm at the Friends of the Library annual meeting.

Discover how one of Warwick’s earliest settlements became a working farm and a summertime retreat for generations of Rhode Islanders, including Henry and his family.

The Friends will conduct a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. followed by Henry’s talk.


 
 
Cole's Farm Bathing Beauties
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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