Events are coordinated by the Community Services Department.
For more information contact Jessica D'Avanza at 401.247.1920 x312 or at email@example.com
Career Help Workshops
Wednesday, August 10 OR Wednesday, August 24 from 9 to 11 am
Need Career Help? Make an appointment for a one-on-one session to get help with:
cover letter and resume review
job application assistance
job hunting tips
Appointments are for 1 hour with a Reference Assistant.
Call the Reference Desk at 401.247.1920 x2 to book your appointment or reserve online at https://goo.gl/E8oOUf.
Serial, the Podcast: Season II Discussion
Monday, July 25 at 6 pm
CANCELLED (to be rescheduled in the fall)
Serial, the podcast comes from the creators of This American Life and presents one true story, told over the course of a season.
Join library staff for an evening discussion on the lawn about Season II, featuring the story of Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
Bring your own picnic and your friends for a lively discussion. Listen to all eleven episodes and find the listening guide at serialpodcast.org.
Free and open to all. Register online or contact the Reference Desk at 401.247.1920 x2.
Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet: 75 Recipes by Christine Chitnis
Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 pm
Lessons Learned: Looking Back on a Journey to 1,000 Striped Bass
Wednesday, August 3 at 6:30 pm
Saltwater anger, Greg Vespe caught his 1,000th striped bass last summer off the coast of Block Island. Here, he will share his story of achieving the milestone with a talk entitled, "Lessons Learned: Looking Back on a Journey to 1,000 Striped Bass." Vespe believes that every fish has the ability to teach us, we just have to be willing to listen. His presentation will include stories of close calls, memorable fish caught, photos of some of the milestones, logs he keeps to record conditions in which the fish were caught, clues he's learned to figure out what the bass are eating and how to use this knowledge to your advantage. From shore fishing to boat fishing, Vespe will look back at the journey and reflect on the fish he's caught that brought him to "Striper 1,000."
Greg Vespe is a member of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association and grew up fishing on the New Jersey shore. He has fished from Massachusetts to North Carolina and the Gulf of Mexico, while logging hundreds of fishing trips in Rhode Island waters. He lives in Tiverton.
Free and open to all.
Wednesday, August 10 at 6 pm (rain date is 8/11)
A tour of Nockum Hill and the Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge where we will view the largest regional nesting ground for the diamondback terrapin, as well as the coastal walking trails along Hundred Acre Cove and exploration of the bird sanctuary. A 2-3 mile easy hike for all ages. We will likely see turtle hatchlings.
Led by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust, Inc. is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt group. Its purpose is to preserve the remaining natural resources of Barrington, Rhode Island and adjacent areas including water resources, streams, ponds, marshlands, woodlands, and scenic and natural sites, as well as the plant and animal life.
Free and open to all. Register for the walk at: http://goo.gl/forms/l3vyVmJ49g2fyUHU2
Participants will meet at the walk site by 6 pm. WE ARE NOT MEETING AT THE LIBRARY.
Directions to Nockum Hill (a.k.a. Doug Rayner Wildlife Preserve): Parking is at the area of the white gate on George Street, near the tall boulder at the turn of the road. No parking should take place on the interior of the refuge. Here there is a sign naming the refuge for E. Douglas Rayner, a distinguished naturalist and native of Barrington who knew the area well and played a significant role in its protection.