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East Providence Library preps 'Mason Jar Mondays' cooking series

Offers several other virtual programs throughout June

Posted 5/27/20

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Libraries continue to serve the community virtually during the pandemic, including a new cooking program called “Mason Jar Mondays,” a …

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East Providence Library preps 'Mason Jar Mondays' cooking series

Offers several other virtual programs throughout June

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Public Libraries continue to serve the community virtually during the pandemic, including a new cooking program called “Mason Jar Mondays,” a 5-week series begins on June 1, at 3 p.m. and continues for the next four Mondays.

Julia, a longtime patron of The Fuller Creative Learning Center, will demonstrate a new recipe every Monday that you can make right in a mason jar. Recipes will include ramen, oats, salads, breakfasts, and desserts. The link to register will be posted to the library's virtual event calendar or email fullercreativelearning@gmail.com.

Tech Hour
The library is launching a Virtual Tech Help Lunch Hour every Wednesday, beginning May 27, from 11 a.m.- noon via Zoom. Topics include basic computing, Word and Excel overviews, troubleshooting Android devices or Apple programs, apps, and more. Registration is required. To reserve your space, email Jason at jcerrato@eplib.org or register on the Tech Help webpage.

Takeout
The library continues to offer books, DVDs and more for adults and families with a contact free, appointment only takeout program. Order items by calling Weaver Library at 401-434-2453, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or Riverside Library at 401-433-4877, Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or by using the online form on our website. Search the library catalog for available items at either Weaver or Riverside Libraries. A library staff member will assist you in scheduling a day and time for contact free pick up in the entryway of either library. Please note, Weaver items must be picked up at the Weaver Library and Riverside items at the Riverside Library.

Recycling event
Spring cleaning? Recycle your electronics on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Weaver Library located at 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI. Fill your trunk with all kinds of electronics - computers, laptops, TVs, monitors, and recycle them at no charge! IndieCycle, LLC will be at the library to collect e-waste following strict Covid-19 guidelines.

See the long list of what they take at http://indiecycle.blogspot.com. IndieCycle staff will wear masks and gloves and remove all items from your trunk. We ask attendees to follow Covid-19 precautions also. Questions? Contact phyllis@indiecycle.com.

Library eZone
Did you know you that can use your library card to borrow free eBooks, audiobooks and videos? Check out the Ocean State Library’s eZone at https://riezone.overdrive.com or under the E-Library tab on our webpage. Get book ideas from the lists of titles that are constantly updated.

Digital Tour
Explore Library Resources such as eZone, Kanopy, Flipster and more on Friday, June 6, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom. Take a ‘digital’ tour of library technology resources and services on offer. Registration is required. To reserve your space, email Jason at jcerrato@eplib.org or register on the Tech Help webpage.

Book club
The eBook and 2020 Reading Across RI selection Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush is available to download on eZone until June 13 without any wait times. Library book club members are invited to join Joyce May for a discussion of Rising on Thursday, June 11, at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. Email eplibraryjoyce@yahoo.com for a Zoom invitation to either session.

Word seminar
Wondering where your document went? Having issues reformatting a resume? Join us for an introduction to Microsoft Word on Friday, June 13, 1-2 p.m. via Zoom. Library staff will be available to answer questions as well as offer general advice to create beautiful and professional documents. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required. To reserve your space, email Jason at jcerrato@eplib.org or register on the Tech Help webpage.

Yoga classes
Other upcoming Weaver lawn programs include a weekly 6 p.m. Introductory Yoga class starting on Monday, June 22, and a weekly 8 a.m. Introductory Sheng Zhen class starting on Friday, June 26. Class sizes are limited and registration is required. To reserve your space, email eplibraryjoyce@yahoo.com. Sheng Zhen is a philosophy/practice similar to Tai Chi.

Nature adventure
Choose Your Own Nature Adventure in a 5-week series on Tuesdays, June 23, through July 21 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Explore trails in the East Providence area while discovering the beauty of nature. Meet virtually to share adventures and also to learn about common birds, plants, pond life, rocks and minerals. Trail suggestions and nature journal templates will be provided, or you may share your photographs, drawings, species lists, writing, show and tell or anything else you’d like to try! Choose the place, choose what you share, and choose how you share it! The link to register will be posted to the library's virtual event calendar or email fullercreativelearning@gmail.com.

Farmers Market nears
The Weaver Library Farmers' Market will open on the lawn for our seventh season on Thursday, July 9, at 4 p,m, and continue on Thursdays through September 24th. The market will follow reopening guidelines developed by the RI Department of Environmental Management and the RI Department of Health. Watch for weekly updates.

Take the census
Everyone counts! Once you’ve been counted in the 2020 Census, complete the East Providence Census Completion Contest form for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to a local East Providence restaurant. Multiple winners will be drawn each month. Find the form at shorturl.at/yXY45.

Virtual browsing
Do you miss browsing the Library’s shelves? Here is your chance. Browse the shelves virtually with Michelle, our Public Services Librarian. Sign up at https://bit.ly/EPPL-virtualbrowse

Referral program
Do you love your library? Spread the word! Refer a friend to the library and you both could win a $50 Shaw's gift card and other library swag. Complete the “Bring a Friend” Referral Program form at shorturl.at/aqGL7.

Visit online
Stay up to date on all library activities by visiting eastprovidencelibrary.org anytime.

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