Willett Free Library

Happy Thanksgiving

THE WILLETT FREE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.

WE WILL BE RE-OPEN ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24. 


Willett Free Library

The Willett Free Library was founded as the Saunderstown Library Association in 1885. It has occupied its current building since 1903, with a complete renovation occurring in 2013. The smallest library open to the public in Rhode Island, the Willett is located in the heart of the historic village of Saunderstown. The library is part of Ocean State Libraries, the statewide network of public and private libraries. Find out about our hours, events, or search the catalog here.

Call us at: 401-294-2081 or email us at willettfree@gmail.com. Better yet, stop by!


 

Programs

 

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Mondays (except holidays) 

3:45-4:30 p.m.

Stories, guitar-led singing and dancing, and crafts.

No registration required. Best for children under 5. No registration needed. Just come!


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Guitar Classes 

Mondays (except holidays), 5:30-6:30 p.m. Guitar for Complete Beginners. 

If you don’t know how to play guitar but want to learn, this is a perfect time to start. We’ll begin at the very beginning: how to hold the guitar and pick, form chords, strum in rhythm, and practice simple songs. Bring a playable acoustic guitar. Class material will be provided.

Tuesdays (except holidays), 5:30-6:30 p.m.

In a relaxed group setting, we’ll work on technique, rhythm, finger dexterity, and expanding our song repertoire. Class material will be provided. Bring a playable acoustic guitar and join the fun!


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Willett Poetry Group

Alternate Tuesdays. Next meeting: November 20, 4-5 p.m.

Do you write poetry or are you interested in sampling this exciting medium? Would you like to get feedback on the poems you write? Come to a meeting of the Willett Poetry Group! This supportive, self-directed group meets every other week for an hour of poetic exploration and inspiration.


MOVIE NIGHT

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 7 p.m.

The Seagull

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From Anton Chekhov’s classic play and directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer, THE SEAGULL explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.
 Stars Annette Bening, Soairse Ronan, and Corey Stoll.
PG-13, 98 minutes; 2018

 


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Conversational Italian with Dora Waters

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

(There will be no class on Friday, November 16 or Friday, November 23. Classes resume on Friday, November 30.)

This is an ideal class for

beginners and those with just a bit of Italian.

Space is limited, so please contact the library for details.


Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit Book Group

 Thursday, December 13, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

It’s not too late to participate! Join retired college literature teacher and librarian Keith Stavely every second Thursday through May for 90 minutes of animated discussion of Little Dorrit,  by Charles Dickens. At each session, the group will zero in on 8-10 chapters (100+ pages) of this 800+-page work.

Sign up for the book group and obtain a copy of Little Dorrit at the library. Each person who signs up will be sent an email with the suggested reading for the next meeting.


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The 2018 URI Honors Colloquium:

Reimagining Gender: Voices, Power, Action

 “The Power of the Collective Transforms,”

with Mily Trevino-Sauceda

Tuesday, November 27, 7-8 p.m.

We will broadcast the talk live-streamed. Enjoy the Colloquium in the comfort of our library!

(Please note: There are no lectures on November 13 or November 20.)

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THE COOKBOOK CLUB

Friday, December 14, 12-1 p.m.

Join the Willett Cookbook Club! Every month, we choose a cookbook to read. Club members prepare one dish each from the book to share at our luncheon meeting.

Stop in to the library to sign up and borrow a copy of December’s book: The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne.

 

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