Library Events in October
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Foster Public Library
184 Howard Hill Road
Monday - closed
Tues., Wed., Thurs.12-8pm
Friday 12-6pm 
& 6-9pm Young Adults only
Saturday 10am-3pm
Sunday - 1pm-4pm

Tyler Free Library
81A Moosup Valley Road, Foster
Monday 2-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Friday 1-5pm
Saturday - 12-4pm
Closed Monday, October 10th
Library Events in the month of October- Calendar View (pdf)
Community Meeting on Library Services for Foster Oct. 12, 6 pm Foster Town House
You can help plan for future library service in Foster.
All are welcome with their ideas and comments.
The Board of Trustees and the newly formed Library Building Facilities Planning Committee will use the ideas from this meeting to plan future library service
Join in a discussion session on October 12. We want to hear from you!  Thank you for your support.

Unable to attend?  In just a few minutes you can complete the  ONLINE SURVEY.
Thank you for your input and your support.

Adult Programs

Cardmaking Workshop
Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm at Tyler
Learn how to make creative and fun cards by hand using special papers and embossing tools provided by the workshop leaders. Recommended for adults, teens, and school-age children accompanied by adults.
The Cookbook Club
Thursday October 13 at 6:00 pm. at Foster Public Library. The cooking theme is German Cuisine. Please bring a sample dish to share. No time to cook?  Join us anyway! And bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Foster food bank.  Recipes for the group can be copied free of charge at the library.
The Book Discussion Group
Monday October 17 at 6:15 pm Tyler Free Library.  We will be reading The Key of Light by Nora Roberts.  Join us for a lively conversation as we discuss the selection of the month; new members are always welcome. Contact us to reserve a copy of the book.
Home Photo Preservation: finding your way in the world of digital photography
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 to 3 pm at Foster Public Library.
Mary Jo Chretien will explain how to convert slides, photos and store digital images, permanently.  Pick up some ideas for creative books, calendars, photo cards and scrapbooking.
Volunteering for Hospice
 Wednesday, October 26, 2 pm at Foster Public Library. Ashley Toste of Beacon Hospice will give an introductory talk about Hospice and about how to become a Hospice volunteer.  Please pre-register by calling 397-4801.
Gilbert Stuart: Master Portrait Artist
Thursday, October 27, 6 pm at Foster Public. Margaret O’Connor, Executive Director of the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, will talk about the famous artist’s life, paintings and his historic Colonial home in Saunderstown.
The Shanteyman
Saturday, October 29, 1 pm at Moosup Valley Grange. Mr. Whitehouse (you'll remember him from his days teaching at CIP) is "The Santeyman." Join us for a family event, interactive and filled with music, a maritime ghost story, or two! For all ages.
From his website: Shanties are work songs sailors used to coordinate the rhythm of the work effort. The illustration shows sailors turning a capstan ’round. Songs for the capstan could be “Bonnie Laddie, Hieland Laddie,” “Bound Down Trinidad” or the well-known song “Shenandoah.”
For Young Children
Storytime with Miss Lori
Wednesdays 10 a.m. at Tyler Free Library
Each Wednesday at we meet at the library at 10:00 am to read stories, sing songs, play and make a simple craft project.  Snacks provided. For ages 0 - 5                                                                        
Youth Programs
After School Programs,  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Foster Public Library
Thursdays for grades K–5
Transportation on Bus 5 will be provided on Thursdays from Paine School to Foster Center Library (with note from parent), light snack provided.
Oct. 6 Minecraft
Oct.13 Games, crafts and fun!
Oct. 20 Minecraft
Oct. 27 Halloween party & movie
All New Chess Club every Thursday afternoon!

Afterschool Children's Theater Program   Meeting Wednesday after school at Foster Public Library until November 2nd.
Join Mrs. Murphy and Swamp meadow volunteers as they teach various acting methods,
Techniques and styles.   A special performance will be held on the last day!
Recommended for grades 3 - 5.  For more information Email us, or call Foster Public Library at 397-4801.
Family Night: Movie and PJs
Friday, October 21, 5 p.m. at Tyler Free Library. Families are invited to come and watch a not-so-scary Halloween Movie!  Popcorn and drinks will be provided!
TGIF  Free Film Fridays
"After Hours" 6 - 9:00 p.m.
at Foster Public
for Young Adults only (13-19)
Watch a great movie with your friends, or hang out in the new lounge area with comfy seating, explore new technology and use the free WiFi !  Tap into your creative side and see what you can invent with the MakeyMakey or Snap Circuits kits. Pizza and light refreshments.   

Oct. 7 Stand By Me
Oct. 14 Sixth Sense
Oct. 21 New Ghostbusters
Oct. 28 The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Annual Library Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm; Open to the public at the Eddy Building, Foster Center.

Community Meeting on Library Services for Foster on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 pm at the Foster Town House, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster Center.

Friends of the Libraries of Foster
Save the date for a Harvest Contra Dance on October 22 at 7pm at the Moosup Valley Grange with special guest Caller, Elwood Donnelly!  Music will be by Jim Van Gieson and The May Bee's. Add in refreshments and raffles and it all adds up to a great evening. Tickets on sale now at Foster Public Library and Tyler Free Library. Proceeds will be used by The Libraries of Foster for public programing. To help with this event and for more information call 397-4801 or 397-7930.
NOTE: Change of date for the next Friends meeting: Monday  July 26th at 6 pm Tyler Free Library

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