Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

  • 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    From the acclaimed novelist and screenwriter of The Theory of Everything comes a revelatory look at the period immediately following Winston Churchill’s ascendancy to Prime Minister.

    “He was speaking to the nation, the world, and indeed to history...”

    May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away.  Just days after becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror — as well as a skeptical King, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public. Pen in hand and typist-secretary at the ready, how could he change the mood and shore up the will of a nervous people?

     In this gripping day-by-day, often hour-by-hour account of how an often uncertain Churchill turned Britain around, the celebrated BAFTA-winning writer Anthony McCarten exposes sides of the great man never seen before. He reveals how he practiced and re-wrote his key speeches, from ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat’ to ‘We shall fight on the beaches’; his consideration of a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, his underappreciated role in the Dunkirk evacuation; and, above all, how 25 days helped make one man an icon.  Using new archival material, McCarten reveals the crucial behind-the-scenes moments that changed the course of history. It’s a scarier—and more human—story than has ever been told.

    Books are available at the lLbrary for checkout; new members always welcome.

    AWPL Board Room
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

  • 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Team up with up to three friends and compete in the 2018 Teen Battle of the Books! Answer trivia questions based on the eight titles below to compete for the chance to represent Warwick at the regional Battle of the Books in September.

    Here’s a list of what you and/or your teammates need to read.  Battle books are shelved behind the Help Desk; check there when you need a new one.
    Our titles for Summer 2018 are:
    Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Classic)
    Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz (Contemporary)
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (Fantasy)
    Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Graphic Novel)
    Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Historical Fiction)
    Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (Humor)
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Mystery)
    Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin (Non-Fiction)

    AWPL Community Room
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Elvis!  The King of Rock & Roll - is "in the building."  Stories and a craft to celebrate!  Ages 5-8.  Register beginning June 16 online or in person at the Children's Desk.

    Activity Room, Storytime Room
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm