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Library Events in February
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The Libraries have passes to Mystic Aquarium, The Biomes Marine Biology Center and The Roger Williams Park Zoo--a great way to have a nearby winter weekend adventure.

The February Calendar Raffle is happening this month.  Tickets are still on sale and there are 25 chances to win!  Congratulations to the first three winners.

Foster Public Library

184 Howard Hill Road
Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday - 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00-3:00 p.m.
Sunday - 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Tyler Free Library
81A Moosup Valley Road, Foster
Hours:
Monday - 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 10:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Close Monday, February 20, 2017
for President's Day
 
The Snow Queen will be visiting Foster on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at  2 pm, Eddy Building.  Clare Vadboncoeur's entertaining stories, songs and interactive play create the magical world of the frozen Arctic in an unforgettable performance; save the date for this special event, recommended for all ages.

Adult Programs

Cookbook Club
Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 pm at Foster Public Library
Our cooking theme this month is Italian Cuisine. Cookbooks will be available at both libraries, or browse the collections for a recipe that fits this theme.
 
Card Making
Saturday, February 11, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, at  Foster Public Library
Learn how to make a gift card by hand using special papers and embossing tools provided by the workshop leaders, Sharon and Lois. Recommended for adults, teens and school-age children accompanied by an adult.  You will take home three cards with envelopes. Suggested donation of $5 for materials or a donation to the Foster Food Pantry.
 
Book Club
Monday, February 13 at 6:15 pm at Tyler Free Library
This month's selection is The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Join us the second Monday of each month as we discuss our book and enjoy lively conversation and refreshments. New members are welcome.  Call either library to reserve a book.
 
Needle Felting Chicks 
Saturday, February 25, 1 p.m., at Tyler Free Library
The Needle Felting group is getting ready for spring with a special project: a little chick. We will use natural, dyed wool to make a charming creation.  Karen Mueller shows us the technique. Supplies provided for a $5 materials fee or a donation of nonperishable food for the Foster food pantry.
 
Tyler Free Library's Wednesday Knitting Group
The group meets at 6:00 pm at Tyler. Knitting-- there has never been a better time to re-visit knitting or get started learning to knit for the first time. For more information about the Wednesday Knitting Group at Tyler, call 397-7930.  New members welcome.  Katherine and Deb offer basic instruction when you call ahead.
For Young Children
 
Storytime with Miss Lori
Wednesdays 10 a.m. at Tyler Free Library
Join us each Wednesday at 10:00 am at Tyler Free Library as we read books, enjoy music and movement, play games, learn with our felt board, and make a craft. Recommended ages 1 - 5 (siblings welcome). Look for our monthly schedule of activities posted in the libraries.                                                               
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.

Wednesdays
All New Program! The Story Crafters

Join us as we discuss our favorite books while we incorporate crafts and creative, tech based programs to our stories such as Stop Motion Animation, and more!
February 8,15 and 22.   Please call the library to register your child.

Thursdays
February  9 BINGO!
February16 Minecraft
February 23 The BFG Movie

Chess Club, Lego Club, board games and crafts are offered every Thursday afternoon!
TGIF  Free Film Fridays
"After Hours" 6 - 9:00 p.m.
at Foster Public
for Teens 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.   

February 17 we are showing the new sci fi movie, The Arrival
Libraries of Foster Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, February 14 at 6:30 pm; open to the public at the The Foster Public Library.
 


Friends of the Libraries of Foster
Annual February Library Lovers Calendar Raffle.  Tickets will be on sale throughout February.  There are still 25 days to go and 25 prizes to win! Prizes for the daily drawings in February include Showcase Cinema movie tickets, The Gathering Place gift certificate, Thyme Farm basket, Peckham pottery, Howard Hill Farm, LaGondola ride, Nickle Creek basket, and many more!  Tickets are $ 10 each and come with many chances to win.  All ticket proceeds are for library programming and to add new items to the library collections.






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