Flyer. Repeats information from description.TEEN GSA DROP-IN

Mondays at 2:15

This is simply a casual opportunity for QUILTBAG+ teens and allies to hang out, talk, and snack.

Every Monday from the last week of June through the last week of August.

2:15-3:30 in the Community Room.

If you would like to attend and need accommodations, please contact me directly (edoherty[AT]ocln.org) so I can set them up. If you require a CDI or ASL interpreter, please contact me at least two weeks in advance so I have time to find someone. Thank you.

Fun Fused Glass! [There is a gallery of photos of people participating.] Create your own Dichroic fused glass pendants or magnets with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun class. All ages: adults, and children ages nine and up. Children ages 9-12 must be supervised one-on-one by an adult. No exceptions as this is a safety issue. Rhode Island artist, Deenie Pacik Giuliano, MFA, enjoys teaching all ages with fun demonstrations. For more information about Deenie, please visit: www.deeniepacik.netFused Glass Magnets and Pendants

August 23rd, 3:30-4:30 PM

Create your own fused dichroic glass* pendant or magnet!  Rhode Island glass artist Deenie Pacik will provide all the materials necessary to create an approximately 1″-square glass piece.

After you make the item, Ms. Pacik will bring it to her studio to fire it in her kiln, and she will then return it to the library approximately eight days later for you to pick it up.

*”Dichroic glass” is glass that reflects different colors depending on how the light hits it

Sign-up is available on the Events page.

NOTE: August’s event is open to all aged 9 and above, but those aged 9-12 must be accompanied one-on-one by an adult.

If you would like to participate and need accommodations, please contact me directly (edoherty[AT]ocln.org) so I can set them up. If you require a CDI or ASL interpreter, please contact me at least two weeks in advance so I have time to find someone. Thank you.

Anime Club flyer with schedule informationAnime Club

Last Friday of the month, 11-2

Come join us in the Community Room every month as we watch episodes of various shows, hang out, and snack.

Thanks to Crunchyroll’s library-outreach program, we have access to everything on their site.  Please reach out to me if there’s a particular show you’d like to watch.

Next meeting: August 26th at 11.

We watch the subtitled, not the dubbed, versions of shows. If you need accommodations for this or any other program, please contact me directly (edoherty[AT]ocln.org) so I can set them up.

Drop-In Button Making

Next Opportunity: Thursday, September 15 at 2:30

Drop in and design a button (or two, or three…) to take with you!

Finished buttons are 2-1/4″ in diameter.

If you would like to attend and need accommodations, please contact me directly (edoherty[AT]ocln.org) so I can set them up. If you require a CDI or ASL interpreter, please contact me at least two weeks in advance so I have time to find someone. Thank you.

Brief repetition of the event description with a copy of the full calendar for the yearNo-Book Book Club

September 20 at 3:30 – Fantasy

Stories have had fantastic elements in them for as long as stories have been told: this genre is huge.  Most folklore and mythology fall under this umbrella (consider “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” or The Epic of Gilgamesh), as do fairy tales and folktales.  In the past ~150 years, fantasy has flourished as a distinct literary genre.

As a result, you can read epic fantasy like J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, portal fantasy like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series (about what happens after children return and find the door closed behind them), urban fantasy, paranormal romance, steampunk, magical girl stories, and on and on and on.

Beyond books, there are video games — the success of the first Final Fantasy legendarily saved Square from going out of business, and Pokémon is everywhere (literally, in the case of Pokémon Go) — and movies and television shows and music (Led Zeppelin’s songs, for one example, are full of Tolkien references).

Come join us as we talk about what subgenres of fantasy we like the most, snack, and watch a fantasy film.

If you would like to attend and need accommodations, please contact me directly (edoherty[AT]ocln.org) so I can set them up. If you require a CDI or ASL interpreter, please contact me at least two weeks in advance so I have time to find someone. Thank you.