The following are upcoming programs and events that adults can enjoy at the Tiverton Public Library this August.
Thursday, August 1st, 3:30-4:30
Join us on the first Thursday of every month for some fun and creativity. This month, in honor of our summer theme, “A Universe of Stories,” we will make constellation luminaries! All materials are provided. Please visit tivertonlibrary.org or call 401-625-6796 to reserve your spot.
Thursday, August 1st, 6:00-7:30pm
Summer Concert Series: Robert Black
Elvis is…at the library! Join us for a free summer concert on the Library lawn with entertainer Robert Black. Bring a chair, blanket, and dinner – or purchase dinner from a local food truck on site – and enjoy a night of live entertainment. A fun night for the whole family! (In the event of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room.) This event is generously sponsored by Tiverton residents Dick and Debbie Danner.
Saturday, August 3rd, 12:00-2:00pm
Free Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982; Rated PG; 1h, 55min)
Pack a lunch and join us for a showing of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen! Popcorn and drinks are provided.
Monday, August 5th, 10:30-11:30pm
Perfect for everybody and every body! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Registration required. To register, go to tivertonlibrary.org or call 401-625-6796.
Thursday, August 8th, 2:00-3:00pm
2020 Census Jobs Presentation
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. This information session will describe local opportunities to earn extra income while helping your community.
Thursday, August 8th, 6:00-7:30pm
Summer Concert Series: Michaela & the Little Necks
Join us at the library for a free summer concert on the Library lawn with local favorites Michaela & the Little Necks! Bring a chair, blanket, and dinner – or purchase dinner from a local food truck on site – and enjoy a night of live entertainment. A fun night for the whole family! (In the event of rain, concert will be held in the Community Room.) This event is generously sponsored by Tiverton residents Dick and Debbie Danner.
Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00-7:30pm
A book club with a tasty twist! We read cookbooks and come together to share the tasty recipes that lie inside their pages. This month we’ll be sampling recipes from cookbooks by Valerie Bertinelli. Register online at shorturl.at/diyU1 or contact Debbie at 401-625-6796 ext. 121 for more information.
Saturday, August 17th, 11:00am-1:00pm
Come celebrate Tiverton and the end of the Summer Reading Program at our all-ages Block Party! Enjoy music, snow cones, crafts, family activities, and some very special guests!
Monday, August 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm
Your Life, Your Legacy
Join us for a free seminar on planning your funeral arrangements in advance. Discover 4 simple steps to planning your final arrangements. Bring peace of mind to yourself and your family. Receive a free personal planning guide. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home. Space is limited; please register at tivertonlibrary.org or contact Debbie at 401-625-6796 x121 for more information.
Tuesday, August 20th, 5:30-8:00pm
Adult Knitting Meet-Up
A casual meeting for knitters looking to work on their projects with others who enjoy knitting and crocheting. Join us on the Third Tuesday of the month to meet and socialize with local knitters. Must bring your own projects and supplies.
Wednesday, August 21st, 5:30-7:30pm
Do you like to quilt? Then come and quilt with us on the third Wednesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you are welcome to come and work on your own projects while socializing with fellow enthusiasts. Get project ideas, ask questions, and share tips and advice. Must bring your own projects and supplies.
Thursday, August 22nd, 4:00-6:00pm
In this two-hour session, local artist John Irwin will take you step by step through the process of starting a seascape painting and deciding when it is finished. All materials are provided. Registration opens on August 15th at 4:00pm. No exceptions. You can register in person, online at tivertonlibrary.org, or by calling 401-625-6796 after 4:00pm on August 15th.
Monday, August 26th, 6:30-7:30
Conversation with the Author: Katharine Smyth
Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf’s modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death, she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. Braiding memoir (including her memories of summers spent in Tiverton), literary criticism, and biography, All the Lives We Ever Lived is a love letter from a daughter to her father, and from a reader to her most cherished author. Join us for a conversation with Katharine Smyth, as she talks about her experience in writing and publishing this award-winning book. Copies of the book will be available to purchase or borrow.
Wednesday, August 28th, 6:00-8:00pm
Free Movie: Passengers (2016; Rated PG-13; 1h, 56min)
Join us for a showing of Passengers on the big screen! Popcorn and drinks will be provided; outside snacks are also welcome.
Thursday, August 29th, 7:00-9:00pm
Adult Game Night
Join us for a laid back game night at the library. Play one of our games, ranging from board-building strategy to trivia-style games and more, or bring your own! Snacks are provided; outside snacks are also welcome.
For more info and updates, visit https://tivertonlibrary.org/