Where Everybody Knows Your Name...
The West Warwick Public Library fiercely promotes an atmosphere of innovation, creativity, expression, and understanding. In our constantly evolving digital age it can sometimes feel hard to find human interaction to show off your skills, swap recipes, play games, and learn from one another without a computer screen in front of us. We have plenty of activities and events, but the clubs you’ll find listed here are tried and true institutions of the library where you’ll foster friendships and growth in a recurring environment.
Job Club RI
Tuesday Nights, 6 Week Session Intervals
An Anchor of Support
Job Club RI was created to empower people who have the drive to obtain meaningful employment but may not have the resources or opportunities of others. You deserve a career that you love. You deserve to get out of bed in the morning prepared to tackle new, exciting challenges and put your head on a pillow at night feeling fulfilled. With the help of Job Club RI, you will develop the skills and tools necessary to go out into the world and secure your dream job.
Job Club RI meets in weekly, 6 session intervals on Tuesday nights. It provides comprehensive assistance through the entire employment process: confidence-building and emotional support, identifying core competencies, cover letter and resume structuring and enhancement, interview practice and preparation, job opening identification, and networking.
Those looking for a new career and employers looking to scout qualified candidates are welcome here. Typically, the age demographic ranges from those in their mid-40’s to those in their mid-60’s, but people as young as 18 attend regularly. If you would like to learn more about Job Club RI, its mission, volunteers, and frequently asked questions, please click below to visit their website.
The next 6 week session begins: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 through Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Senior Tech Club
Thursday Mornings, 10 AM - NOON
Tackle Tech Trouble Together
No one can learn a musical instrument today and perform a concert tomorrow. Well, they could… but it would be a lousy concert. And that’s exactly what tech devices are – instruments! Technology evolves quickly and can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, eReaders, and whatever else you have: you can learn how to use them and have fun while doing so.
Senior Tech is a both a social and educational club for older adults. Members find they have a lot in common, but one thing that is universally shared is the confidence to master technology so that it enhances their lives. This is a zero pressure, relaxed environment. You are free to ask questions, swap insights, and grow at a pace comfortable to you. Bring your own device or borrow a laptop. Tech-savvy, knowledgeable staff attend these meetings to provide solutions to your tech troubles. Don’t let technology discourage you anymore!
The Last Wednesday of Each Month, 6:00 PM
A Book Hammer, a Book Mallet...
A book club! And not just any book club. We don’t want to brag, but our book club is kind of a big deal. That’s because here at West Warwick Public Library, our staff reads and researches countless books they think will be excellent picks to share with you. Our yearly selection is not chosen lightly and each book brings something different to the table, all through different genres and synopses.
Newcomers are always welcome at this club! If you need a copy of this month’s selected book, please call us at (401) 828-3750 x 2 to have one ordered for you. Our current selection is featured above and our upcoming books are listed below. Remember: don’t judge a book by its cover and we hope to see you at our next meeting!
September 25th: Longbourn
By Jo Baker. The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters fuss over balls and husbands, Sarah, their orphaned housemaid, is beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When a new footman arrives at Longbourn under mysterious circumstances, the carefully choreographed world she has known all her life threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.
October 30th: Lake Success
By Gary Shteyngart. Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son’s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart.
Entering its 17th year, Reading Across Rhode Island selects one standout book by one exceptional author for the entire state to read together. This year's selection is What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hana-Attisha. You can learn more about this committee and book by clicking on this picture.
December 18th: Winter Free-for-All
Winters in New England are unpredictable, and so is the pick for this meeting! Check back closer to December because we will be picking a handful of books and creating a list for you to choose one from. Read the book, then discuss why you did or did not like the selection. You'll help other club members know what to read (or avoid) in the New Year while acquiring some suggestions for yourself.
Bone Builders of RI
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Milk Mustache Not Included
Does anyone remember those old milk commercials? Drink this cow juice and build strong bones. Promises, promises. I never really cared for milk, but something I CAN get behind is a fun exercise club with friends! Bone Builders of RI is a twice a week fitness class for adults ages 50 and up. This carefully crafted workout regiment includes exercises that anyone can do and aims to increase strength, balance, bone density, and energy levels.
Bone Builders of RI is facilitated by The Village at Waterman Lake, a catered retirement community located in Greenville. The classes are all donation-based. The suggested donation for classes held at West Warwick Public Library is $2.00. Classes at this location are held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. So many have already enjoyed increased wellness and happiness from attending this club and we want to see you experience these feelings, too. Stop by soon and build some bones with us!