Library Events in January
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New this January are programs blending fun and crafts with literature such as the new Wednesday afternoon Storycrafters for school age children and a Winter Booksale on Saturday, January 28th at both libraries.  The craft part of the Booksale will be workshops on making journals with a sewn binding.
Please make note of our Holiday Hours:  Closing at 5 pm on Friday, December 30 and closed Saturday and Sunday, December 31 and January 1, 2017.
Foster Public Library
184 Howard Hill Road
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
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, January 16, 2017
for Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Adult Programs

Book Club
Monday, January 9 at 6:15 pm at Tyler Free Library
This month's selection is The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. Join us the second Monday of each month as we discuss our book, enjoy lively conversation and refreshments. New members are welcome.  Call either library to reserve a book.
Cook Book Club
Thursday, January 12 at 6:00 pm at Tyler Free Library
Our cooking theme this month is Southern Cuisine.  Copies of cookbooks will be at both libraries, or browse the collections for a recipe that fits this theme.
Card Making
Saturday, January 14,  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 $ 5 for materials or a donation to the Foster Food Pantry.
AskRI Basics: doing online research for home and school projects
Tuesday, January 17,  at 6:00 pm at  Foster Public Library
Wondering where to find homework help? How to look for a job online? Need to find health information or simply looking for another great book to read?  The answer can be found at AskRI.
This introduction to AskRI will guide you to a variety of useful online resources. Please call to reserve a seat. Recommended for adults and children in grades 5 - 12.  Bring a laptop, or use one of ours, for a guided tour through a universe of reliable, fact-based knowledge for home, school and business information.
Internet Security for the Everyday User, a talk by Bob Gregory of Ocean State Computers
Wednesday, January 18,  at 6:30 pm at  Foster Public Library
Bob Gregory, President, Ocean State Computers, Smithfield, RI, will describe the most common computing mistakes leading to compute viruses.  His suggestions for remediation and prevention methods will be presented in non-technical language.
Needle Felting Gnomes!
Monday, January 23, 6 pm, at Tyler Free Library
We have made a number of animals in felt (seals, birds) and now we'll try our hand at a Gnome. We will use natural, dyed wool to make a charming creation.  Karen Mueller shows us the technique. Supplies provided and we ask you donate $5 materials fee or a donation of nonperishable food for the Foster food pantry.
Book Sale Coffee Hour
Saturday, January 28, from 1 to 3 pm, at Both Foster Public and Tyler Free Libraries
Come join us during these cold winter months in the libraries and warm up with a book and cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  Both libraries are holding Book Sale Coffee Hours on Saturday afternoon and having workshops at both locations on how to make a journal with a simple sewn binding to take home.  The journal craft is recommended for adults, teens and children over 4 years old.
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.
Collection highlight: Magazines & Newspapers at the libraries. Did you know the libraries have new magazines to browse and to take out?  Find a new recipe, art or craft idea, review a travel destination or tap into news. And we now have daily delivery of The Providence Journal at Foster Public Library.
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 craft. Recommended ages 1 - 5 (siblings welcome). Look for our Monthly schedule of Activities posted in the libraries. 

January 4 -  Snowman Fun!
January  11-  Friendship Around the World
January 18 - Animal Tracking
January 25– Chinese New Year                                                                    
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.

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!
January 4, 11, 18 and 25th.  Please call the library to register your child.

January 5  Minecraft
January 12 Stop Motion Animation
January 19 Minecraft
January 26 Chinese New Year

Chess Club, Lego Club, board games and crafts are offered every Thursday afternoon!

Save the Date for The Snow Queen-- visiting Foster on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at  2 pm, Eddy Building.  For all ages.
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.   

January 9 showing the movie "Nerve" 

January 20 Stop Motion Animation Festival-
-see some great short films
& create your own.
Libraries of Foster Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 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 go on sale January 2 at both libraries. Prizes for the daily drawings in February include: Showcase Cinema movie tickets, The Gathering Place gift certificate, Thyme Farm basket, Peckam pottery, Amazon $ 25 gift card, Howard Hill Farm, LaGondola ride, Nickle Creek basket, and many more!  Tickets are $ 10 each and come with 28 chances to win.  All ticket proceeds are for library programming and to add new itemsto the library collections.

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