Monday Night Movies
November 4th at 6:00 pm
The Art of Self-Defense (R)
November 18th at 6:00 pm
The Lion King (PG)
November 25th at 6:00 pm
Census Job Information
Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop-in to learn about the Census jobs available in our community and how to apply. The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to hiring Census Takers to work in their own communities—there are thousands of great jobs available nationwide! It’s an important way you can support your community and get paid while doing it.
Mystic Aquarium First Responder Training
Wednesday, November 6th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please join us for a free, 2-hour training! First responders are vital to Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program. The initial response helps the team determine the status of an animal and helps them prepare for action when necessary. Learn about federal regulations that ensure the safety of these animals. You will also learn how to identify Connecticut and Rhode Island’s marine mammal and sea turtle species. You must be 18 or older to attend this program. Registration is required. Please call the library for more information.
Consumer Fraud Protection for All
Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 pm
Education is the best tool for protection. An investigator from the RI Attorney General’s office will talk about how to avoid scams and identity theft. Free and open to the public.
Veterans Day - Library Closed
Monday, November 11th
The Cross Mills Public Library will be Closed for Veterans Day
Lost Mill Towns of South County
Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm
The Wood, Pawcatuck, and Saugatucket Rivers of South County supported a robust industrial economy that emerged alongside the earlier grist mills and co-existed with local farms well into the twentieth century. Although the local mill economy ended after World War II, at many sites an abandoned factory or a stone dam surrounded by mill houses tell the tale of past industrial aspirations and factory closures. Local historian Mark Gardner will discuss mills that have been lost and how some mill communities have persevered in South County’s still largely rural post-industrial landscape. This talk, sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society, will focus on the mills and villages of Charlestown and neighboring towns. Free and open to the public.
Ida Lewis: The Legendary Lady Light Keeper of Lime Rock
Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 pm
Come learn about the legendary Ida Lewis. Ida’s family became the keepers of Newport’s Lime Rock Lighthouse in 1853. As a young woman, Ida gained worldwide fame for her daring ocean rescues of stranded and shipwrecked sailors in the waters around Newport Harbor. She devoted her life to her work, remaining at the light for six decades, until her death in 1911. This richly illustrated lecture and slideshow by author and historian Brian Wallin portrays one of the most famous women of the 19th century and highlights the role women played in the care of lighthouses across the country. Free and open to the public.
Beading Workshop with Mishki Thompson
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 pm
Mishki Thompson, member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, will share her traditional beadwork techniques. Participants may choose to make a pin, keychain, or zipper pull. Ages 15+. Space is limited, please call to register. This free program is possible through a grant from the RI State Council on the Arts.
Homebrewing 101 with the Rhode Island Brewing Society
Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 pm
Please join us for a home brewing presentation and equipment showcase with the Rhode Island Brewing Society, and enjoy a few samples! This event is free, and for individuals 21+.
Local Author Book Reading with Special Musical Guests
Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm
James Hazelwood, Lutheran bishop, professional photographer, environmental educator, disc jockey, ice cream scooper, and amateur improv actor, will discuss his recently published book, Everyday Spirituality: Discover a Life of Hope, Peace and Meaning. Musical entertainment/accompaniment will be provided by Lisa Hazelwood and Mike Bussey. Free and open to the public.
Beading Workshop with Mishki Thompson
Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 am
Mishki Thompson, member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, will share her traditional beadwork techniques. Kids may choose to make a pin, keychain, or zipper pull. Ages 10+. Space is limited, please call to register. This free program is possible through a grant from the RI State Council on the Arts.
Armchair Explorers Book Group
Monday, November 25th at 7:00 pm
Travel around the world through literature from other cultures. Our November selection will be House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. Please call the library to request a copy.
Awkward Family Holiday Photo Shoot
Saturday, November 30th at 11:00 am
You’ve seen them online…now drop-in to make your own awkward family photo! Bring Your Own wacky hairstyles, matching pajamas, and "ugly" sweaters. We'll provide those oversize glasses everyone's dad wore in the 80s, a variety of festive hats, and mustaches. You’ll go home with a photo insert card and a file to send to your favorite photo printer or share online. Holiday cards are done! Free and open to the public.