Dewey's Readers


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible. Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a "secret communication system."

Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction

The Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz - When Katz adopted a border collie named Orson, his whole world changed. Katz moved into an old farmhouse on forty-two acres of pasture and woods with a menagerie: a ram named Nesbitt, fifteen ewes, a lonely donkey named Carol, a baby donkey named Fanny, and three border collies. The Dogs of Bedlam Farm recounts a harrowing winter Katz spent on a remote, windswept hillside in upstate New York with a few life-saving friends, ugly ghosts from the past, and more livestock than any novice should attempt to manage.

The Color Group

The Jamestown Library invites you to join 

Pat Sumner's - "The Color Club"

an Adult activity that encourages fun, relaxation,

                                  a chance to de-stress, and be a kid again.

Coloring books and pencils are provided  ~  Every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

All Programs are Free and Open to the Public.

Computer Assistance

Jamestown Philomenian Library - Offers Computer assistance on Tuesdays

Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your computer  - Need a little help and encouragement to master your Email?

Do you want to use the AskRI databases? Frustrated with your E-Reader or the Overdrive e-Zone? Microsoft Office got you confused?

Let us help you. - One on one computer assistance on a topic of your choice - Time - 3:30 - 4:15pm

To register - click on the register tab above or call 401-423-7280


The Friends of Jametown Library International Film Series: Sur le chemin de l'école

What if the ways that lead to school was brought to the screen ? It was an ambitious yet successful gamble. “On the Way to School” directed by Pascal Plisson and produced by Barthélemey Fougea illustrates the incredible and true stories of four children, true heros. Zahira in Morocco, Jackson in Kenya, Carlos in Argentina, and Samuel in India each experience countless challenges everyday, sometimes at the risk of their lives, to get to school.

Chess Club


Jamestown Chess Club

  Long time chess enthusiast Mark Carnevale will host the Jamestown Chess Club at the Library on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. November 30th through May. Chess improves memory, creativity, strategic and critical thinking for lifelong mental health. 

Instruction, coaching and mentoring for all levels of experience, open to ages 13 and above. Drop-ins welcome.





Subscribe to RSS - Adult