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Wednesday May 1, 2019 - Monday May 20, 2019
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Cranston East Senior Studio Exhibit @ Central

Cranston East Senior Studio Exhibit

The Cranston East Senior Studio will exhibit their artwork at the Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road,  May 1 thru May 20.

Opening Reception on May 1, 6-8pm. All are welcome.

CONTACT:  Mary Ann Schultheis    mschultheis@cpsed.net
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Monday May 20, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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Spring into Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome the arrival of spring in this half-hour storytime for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers! Each storytime will feature a combinations of read-alouds, songs, a craft, and trips outdoors when the weather permits. Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Teen Board Game Cafe @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

You are invited to Teen Board Game Cafe! Teen in grades 6-12 can drop by to play classic and cooperative board games (Ticket to Ride, Forbidden Desert, Settlers of Catan, and more!). Bring your friends or meet new ones there. No registration required but space is limited to 25 participants. Snacks will be served! 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Genealogy Research Roundup @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you interested in genealogy and family history? Come join others interested in genealogy for our new monthly genealogy group and learn about the resources to help you right at our library.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, you will find ideas and and helpful tips at each meeting. Subsequent monthly sessions will revolve around a topic suggested by the group, and will consist of a brief talk by an experienced genealogist, and then an informal discussion of that topic by participants. The group will meet on the fourth Monday of every month. Join us for an interesting evening! 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Spring Birthday Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Baby Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby Time includes open play and circle time with books, action rhymes and songs for children ages 0-2yrs. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Spring Birthday Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Sand Tray Story Making @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the fun with this hands-on playshop with Clare Vadeboncoeur! Make your own story in sand! Children will be given a tray full of play-sand and can use toys to create their own stories, then share them with others. This program is best for grades K-5. Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:  Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Friday June 14, 2019
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Paintings: Bob Judge & Sandy DeLuca @ Central

Bob Judge and Sandy DeLuca will exhibit their paintings at the Central Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, May 22 thru June 14.

Opening reception on Saturday, June 8, 1-4pm. All are welcome.

Bob Judge is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, earning his BFA in 1961 and MS in Art Education in 1962. He went on to earn an MFA from Ohio University in painting in 1966. Bob's work is similar to abstract expressionism, art that he calls Neo-Abstract Expression

Sandy DeLuca is an American writer and visual artist, born in Providence, Rhode Island. Her paintings are lyrical, colorful and spiritual; moving from the abstract to Pop Surrealism. Much of her work relates to her writings.

CONTACT:  Sandy DeLuca    sagittariusart@aol.com
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

Also, check out Play Central, an open play program, which is offered from 10:00 to 11:30 am allowing you to transition from play to storytime or storytime to play seamlessly.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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PlayCentral @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Toddler Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 A lively storytime full of stories, songs, movement and crafts for children ages 2-3, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Creative Writing Workshop for Teens @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Get inspired to write in this three-week series of hour-long workshops intended for teens in Grades 6 and up. Each workshop will consist of quick-writes and games designed to improve your writing skills and jumpstart your creative side! Participants are also welcome to share projects they're working on outside the workshop. Registration is required, snacks will be served, so when registering, please let the library know about any dietary restrictions or allergies.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month's selection is Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Gigantic Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 We'll read stories about dinosaurs, elephants, and other big things.  Recommended for 3-5 years with caregiver. Tickets will be handed out at 10:00 at the Youth Services desk in the Children's room.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This storytime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of playtime followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft meant for little hands! The playtime will begin at 10:30 in the library's program room on the lower level, the rhymes and stories will follow at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the upper level. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-487-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday May 24, 2019
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Move and Groove @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in on Friday mornings at 10:30am to Move and Groove to your favorite songs and stories! Open to 0-2, but older siblings are welcome to join in on the fun! Arrive upon opening at 10am for a free ticket. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Adults, start your weekend off by calming down!  Every Friday, drop in to Auburn and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers will be available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music. Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed!

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday May 25, 2019
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas.

Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required for this class.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday May 27, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday May 28, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:  Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Meet Michael Fine, Author of Abundance
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Noted local physician and author Michael Fine will read from and sign copies of his debut novel, Abundance, about “two young Americans [who] go to Liberia in 2003, looking to find something missing in themselves.” Based on the author’s personal experiences as a volunteer in Liberia, the book explores “the violence we practice on each other and the power of humanity to overcome it.”

Copies of this  “epic novel stretching from the civil wars of Liberia to the streets of Rhode Island” will be for sale. Free and open to the public.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 xd3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday May 29, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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YA for Adults Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

YA for Adults Book Club is a new Cranston Central book club for adults interested in reading young adult books. Please join us for a discussion of A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi. This book club is perfect for those who already love young adult literature, or are looking to branch out and read outside their normal purview! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday May 30, 2019
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday May 31, 2019
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Adults, start your weekend off by calming down!  Every Friday, drop in to Auburn and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers will be available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music. Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed!

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 1, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Teen Volunteer Orientation @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Calling all teen volunteers! If you are going into grades 6-12 and are interested in volunteering at any of the Cranston Public Libraries this summer, you must attend this mandatory Teen Volunteer Orientation. At this meeting we will go over expectations for teen volunteers and make sure all teen volunteers have updated applications. Teens will then have the opportunity to sign up for which programs and opportunities they would like to volunteer for, so please bring your summer schedule and be aware of any days/times you are unavailable. All new, current, and previous volunteers must attend. No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft   401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday June 3, 2019
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United Way 2-1-1 Van @ Central
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 2-1-1 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9 am - noon. Get help with 2-1-1, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, childcare, and so much more. 

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:  Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Diabetes Self-Management @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Take control of your diabetes! Join others in your community and discover ways to care for your health. This six-week course will give you the skills needed to master menu planning, cope with stress and depression, build friendships, exercise safely, set goals and stick with them, improve communication with your doctor, practice problem-solving skills.

All are welcome to attend and classes are FREE. Register online at http://bit.ly/CRA-DSMP

Questions? Contact Samantha Walsh at 401-528-3257 or DSMP@healthcentricadvisors.org

CONTACT:  Dave Bartos  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Comic Book Club is a new Cranston Central book group for adults that will celebrate comics of all kinds, from the action-packed superhero variety and graphic memoirs to Japanese manga and more! For this first meeting, bring your favorite comic or graphic novel to discuss. We'll be voting for the rest  of our selections for the year.

For more info or to sign up please visit the Reference Desk or call 401-943-9080 x3.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday June 7, 2019
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Adults, start your weekend off by calming down!  Every Friday, drop in to Auburn and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers will be available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music. Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed!

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 8, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Art Reception: Sandy DaLuca & Bob Judge
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artists Sandy DeLuca & Bob Judge invite you to join them 1-4PM at Central Library for their joint art exhibit in the James T. Giles Community Room exhibit space. 

CONTACT:  Sandy DeLuca    
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday June 10, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Fantastic Book Club @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Fantastic Book Club is a club for young people in grades 3-6 which meets monthly from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about "a universe of stories," involving everything from outer space to telling our own story. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

The June title is Space Case: a Moon Base Alpha novel by Stuart Gibbs.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  4019439080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:  Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Diabetes Self-Management @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Take control of your diabetes! Join others in your community and discover ways to care for your health. This six-week course will give you the skills needed to master menu planning, cope with stress and depression, build friendships, exercise safely, set goals and stick with them, improve communication with your doctor, practice problem-solving skills.

All are welcome to attend and classes are FREE. Register online at http://bit.ly/CRA-DSMP

Questions? Contact Samantha Walsh at 401-528-3257 or DSMP@healthcentricadvisors.org

CONTACT:  Dave Bartos  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Hall
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Library Closed until 12 Noon
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Central Library  will be closed until 12 noon for a staff meeting. 

The Central library will be open from 12-5 pm.  

CONTACT:  Ed Garcia    director@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Locations
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday June 14, 2019
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Adults, start your weekend off by calming down!  Every Friday, drop in to Auburn and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers will be available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music. Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed!

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 15, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Summer Reading Kick-Off @ Hall
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Prepare to blast off into a summer of reading at the Cranston Public Library's Summer Reading Kick-Off! Our theme is A Universe of Stories, at the kick-off, participants will attend an astronaut training academy as they learn what it takes to become a stellar reader! This program is open to children of all ages to attend with their families.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. This coming round of Rhode Coders (April - June 2019) is currently full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday June 17, 2019
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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First Amendment and the Free Press @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The New England First Amendment Coalition will present its ongoing community conversation, “First Amendment and the Free Press,” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 17 at the Central Library in the James Giles Community Room.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Speakers include:
LYNN ARDITI | Arditi joined The Public's Radio, Rhode Island's NPR affiliate, after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at The Providence Journal, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. She has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram.
JARED A. GOLDSTEIN | Professor Goldstein teaches Constitutional Law and an array of Environmental Law courses at the Roger Williams University School of Law. He regularly publishes in top law journals and because of his nationally recognized expertise, he has authored numerous briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States.
JOHN KOSTRZEWA (moderator) | Kostrzewa joined the staff of The Providence Journal in 1988 and has covered the region’s financial institutions, general business stories and small business issues.He was named business editor in 1997. Kostrzewa graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and began his journalism career at the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune.
AMANDA MILKOVITS | Milkovits is a reporter at The Providence Journal, where she has covered crime and justice stories since 2000. She has won recognition and awards for articles about high-profile issues including sex trafficking, gang slayings and the impact of gun violence. She has been a daily reporter for more than 20 years.
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:  Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Adult DIY Night- Moroccan Lanterns @ Hall
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Let's get crafty! We'll be repurposing glass jars and bottles into gorgeous Moroccan style lanterns in this adults-only DIY craft night at Hall. If you have some glass bottles you'll like to upcycle please bring them (from baby food to pasta sauce sized) and we'll have some on hand for use as well. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

DIY Lanterns

CONTACT:  Sandie Gauthier  401-781-2450  Sgauthier@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Diabetes Self-Management @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Take control of your diabetes! Join others in your community and discover ways to care for your health. This six-week course will give you the skills needed to master menu planning, cope with stress and depression, build friendships, exercise safely, set goals and stick with them, improve communication with your doctor, practice problem-solving skills.

All are welcome to attend and classes are FREE. Register online at http://bit.ly/CRA-DSMP

Questions? Contact Samantha Walsh at 401-528-3257 or DSMP@healthcentricadvisors.org

CONTACT:  Dave Bartos  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday June 20, 2019
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday June 21, 2019
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Watercolor Painting with Sue Greco @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join artist Sue Greco for a watercolor painting event! Open to 12 participants ages 8-12.  Registration will begin on Monday, June 3rd.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Adults, start your weekend off by calming down!  Every Friday, drop in to Auburn and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers will be available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music. Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed!

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 22, 2019
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
Monday June 24, 2019
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Outdoor Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Summer Reading Performer @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  Maurice Eighme of Circus Dynamics explores space in a fun and engaging way using a variety of circus props including hula hoops, juggling balls, spinning plates, slinkies, and more! The whole show is full of amazing tricks and even more amazing facts about our solar system.  Join us for this performance.  Recommended for children ages 4-8 years.  Tickets will be passed out at the Youth Services desk starting at 6:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Planet Kindergarten @ Central
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  (401) 943-9080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Play Date! @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Looking for a place to have a play date this summer with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Play Date @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Astrology Poetry for Teens @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to join local poet, Laura Marie Marciano, for this Astrology-themed poetry workshop. Teens will learn about their individual zodiac signs and draw inspiration from them as they create original works of poetry. Tickets will be handed out starting  fifteen minutes before the program.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x121  ataft@cranstonlibrary.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Exercise your artistic muscles in this guided watercolor class with local artist Sue Greco. This program is open to children ages 8-18, registration is required, space is limited!

Registration will open on May 1, 2019.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:  Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Stories under the Stars @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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Space Station Art @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

It's all about the process of creating.  You bring children ages 2-5 years, and we'll provide different supplies and ideas based on a book or two for tons of fun.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the session in the Children's room at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibray.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Summer Storytimes @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These summer storytimes are special times for reading, singing and dancing with Martha! This program is for families with children ages 0-5. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Diabetes Self-Management @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Take control of your diabetes! Join others in your community and discover ways to care for your health. This six-week course will give you the skills needed to master menu planning, cope with stress and depression, build friendships, exercise safely, set goals and stick with them, improve communication with your doctor, practice problem-solving skills.

All are welcome to attend and classes are FREE. Register online at http://bit.ly/CRA-DSMP

Questions? Contact Samantha Walsh at 401-528-3257 or DSMP@healthcentricadvisors.org

CONTACT:  Dave Bartos  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Bawana Iguana @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure is an exciting interactive program that both entertains and educates people of all ages about the mysterious world of reptiles and amphibians. All ages are welcome. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Otherworldy Book Club for Teens @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Share your favorite stories of the weird, strange, and out of this world at this book club for teens entering Grades 6 - 12. Registration is required, participants can earn volunteer hours by attending this program. Registration is recommended.

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Minute to Win It @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Cranston Public Library for our Family Game Night Minute To Win It competition! Teams will compete in timed challenges such as cup stacking, unscrambling puzzles, and more! Registration is required and teams are limited to no more than 6 members. This is an all-ages event, however children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. Stay tuned for this month's selection.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday June 27, 2019
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Play Universal @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Pop-Up Planetarium: Night Sky @ Hall
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn all about the night sky in this half-hour pop-up planetarium in this program, brought to the library by the Boston Museum of Science! This program intended for children entering Grades K-5 and their families*. Sign-up is required, space is limited

Participants may register for one of the following time slots
Group 1 2:00PM
Group 2 2:45PM
Group 3 3:30PM
Group 4 4:15PM

*Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Music in Our Town Presents Nickel Jukebox @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kick off the summer concert series with Motown favorites by Nickel Jukebox. Bring a blanket or chairs and get comfortable on the front lawn. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn
Friday June 28, 2019
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Interstellar Jeopardy @ Oak Lawn!
2:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Space Jam @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Zumba Kids! @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Miss Shana for Zumba Kids, a fun, upbeat dance program good for all ages! Tickets will be handed out half an hour before start time at 2pm. 

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Adults, start your weekend off by calming down!  Every Friday, drop in to Auburn and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers will be available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music. Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed!

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 29, 2019
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers citizenship classes for adults. $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
 
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Teen Book Club @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join the Cranston Central Teen Book club for a BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) meeting. Teens in grades 7-10 are invited to bring either your current read or an old favorite to share with others. Registration is not required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Monday July 1, 2019
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United Way 2-1-1 Van @ Central
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 2-1-1 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9 am - noon. Get help with 2-1-1, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, childcare, and so much more. 

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Rainbow Beard @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  

Ricky Katowicz is the creator and host of a live theater production for children and their families called The Rainbow Beard Show.  

Audience participation is encouraged and the shows feature recurring characters, special guests, minute long dance parties, and a celebration of authentic feelings.  People often don't know what to expect and that is in itself the expectation

Join us for this performance.  Recommended for children ages 4-8 years.  Tickets will be passed out at the Youth Services desk starting at 6:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019
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Planet Kindergarten @ Central
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  (401) 943-9080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Play Date! @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Looking for a place to have a play date this summer with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Play Date @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Drop in and make a fun craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Cupcake Wars @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to compete in Cranston Public Library’s Cupcake Wars: Out of this World Edition. Each teen will be given an undecorated cupcake and access to a table of frostings, candies, and other decorations to create a space-themed creation. Cupcakes will then be judged in two rounds -- round one teens will vote for their top 3 favorites and then in round two a winner will be selected by a panel of library judges. Do you have what it takes to become the champion of Cupcake Wars? Tickets will be handed out starting fifteen minutes before the program.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x121  ataft@cranstonlibrary.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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MobileQuest Intergalatic STEAM Space Station @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join MobileQuest for an "out of this world" STEAM experience!  Open to children entering grades K-5.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Stories under the Stars @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday July 3, 2019
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Space Station Art @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

It's all about the process of creating.  You bring children ages 2-5 years, and we'll provide different supplies and ideas based on a book or two for tons of fun.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the session in the Children's room at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibray.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Diabetes Self-Management @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Take control of your diabetes! Join others in your community and discover ways to care for your health. This six-week course will give you the skills needed to master menu planning, cope with stress and depression, build friendships, exercise safely, set goals and stick with them, improve communication with your doctor, practice problem-solving skills.

All are welcome to attend and classes are FREE. Register online at http://bit.ly/CRA-DSMP

Questions? Contact Samantha Walsh at 401-528-3257 or DSMP@healthcentricadvisors.org

CONTACT:  Dave Bartos  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Rhode Island Computer Museum @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Rhode Island Computer Museum visits to teach history and science through OZOBOT Robots to study the Moon. This program is intended for grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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The Rainbow Beard Show for Teens @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create their own YouTube persona - the first step on the road to viral stardom! This program is intended for teens entering Grades 6 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Comic Book Club is a new Cranston Central book group for adults that will celebrate comics of all kinds, from the action-packed superhero variety and graphic memoirs to Japanese manga and more!

Stay tuned for this month's selection!

For more info or to sign up please visit the Reference Desk or call 401-943-9080 x3.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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YA for Adults Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

YA for Adults Book Club is a new Cranston Central book club for adults interested in reading young adult books. This book club is perfect for those who already love young adult literature, or are looking to branch out and read outside their normal purview! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x121  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday July 4, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Friday July 5, 2019
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Space Jam @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Monday July 8, 2019
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Outdoor Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Fantastic Book Club @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Fantastic Book Club is a club for young people entering grades 4-7 which meets monthly from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about "a universe of stories," involving everything from outer space to telling our own story. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

The July title is Voyage of the Dogs by Greg Van Ekkhout.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  4019439080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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The Explore Science: Earth & Space Event @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

        Renée Gamba, Director of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium is offering this Earth & Space event to connect families with current NASA science research and explore Earth and space phenomena with fun activities. Recommended for children ages 4-8 years and their families.  Tickets will be passed out at the Youth Services desk starting at 6:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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Planet Kindergarten @ Central
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  (401) 943-9080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Play Date! @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Looking for a place to have a play date this summer with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Play Date @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Drop in and make a fun craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Exercise your artistic muscles in this guided watercolor class with local artist Sue Greco. This program is open to children ages 8-18, registration is required, space is limited!

Registration will open May 1, 2019.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Zumba for Teens @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to join us for an afternoon Zumba class! Zumba is a dance-based exercise guaranteed to be a ton of fun. No experience necessary, but please wear sneakers and comfortable clothes to move around in. Tickets will be handed out starting fifteen minutes before the program.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x121  ataft@cranstonlibrary.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Balloon Creations with Ron Sargent @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in and watch Ron Sargent of Balloon Creations Galore create balloon animals, people and more!  No registration required.  First 25 children will receive a custom-made balloon creation!

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Music in Our Town Presents a Kids' Concert with Bill Harley @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring a blanket, some chairs and snacks for a night of music for the whole family with Grammy Award winning musician and storyteller, Bill Harley. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn
 
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Stories under the Stars @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday July 10, 2019
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Space Station Art @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

It's all about the process of creating.  You bring children ages 2-5 years, and we'll provide different supplies and ideas based on a book or two for tons of fun.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the session in the Children's room at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibray.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Mario Kart Tournament for Teens @ Hall
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Start your engines, kart racing fans, for our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament hosted by One Up Games. Warm ups begin at 2:00PM, particpants are welcome to bring their own controllers or use controllers provided by One Up Games. This program is intended for teens entering Grades 6 - 12, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Diabetes Self-Management @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Take control of your diabetes! Join others in your community and discover ways to care for your health. This six-week course will give you the skills needed to master menu planning, cope with stress and depression, build friendships, exercise safely, set goals and stick with them, improve communication with your doctor, practice problem-solving skills.

All are welcome to attend and classes are FREE. Register online at http://bit.ly/CRA-DSMP

Questions? Contact Samantha Walsh at 401-528-3257 or DSMP@healthcentricadvisors.org

CONTACT:  Dave Bartos  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Space Art @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Blending Art & Science, children will use NASA Images as inspiration for their own art. We will talk about how NASA gets it's pictures, shapes in landforms and the International Space Station. This program is best for children grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Are You Smarter Than a Librarian? Trivia Contest @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you know what a shark, a zipper, and a comb have in common? They all have teeth! Gather a team and compete in our Are You Smarter Than a Librarian Trivia Contest! Registration is required and teams are limited to no more than 6 members. This is an all-ages event, however children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Oaklawn
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Thursday July 11, 2019
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Play Universal @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Crash Course @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a series of hour-long programs for kids entering Grades K - 5 featuring quizzes, games, and activities based around a different space-related subject every week. There's a universe of stories out there, and we're going to try and tell them all! Registration is not required, drop-ins welcome!

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Galaxy Slime for Teens @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us to make galaxy slime in this summer program for teens grades 6-12. Tickets will be given out at the circulation desk 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Music in Our Town Presents Acoustic Drive @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone is invited to enjoy the memorable classic rock of Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more with Acoustic Drive. Bring a blanket or chairs and get comfortable on the front lawn. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn
Friday July 12, 2019
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Interstellar Jeopardy @ Oak Lawn!
2:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Space Jam @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Monday July 15, 2019
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Outdoor Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Summer Reading Performer @ Central
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for this performance.  Recommended for children ages 4-8 years.  Tickets will be passed out at the Youth Services desk starting at 6:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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Planet Kindergarten @ Central
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  (401) 943-9080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Play Date! @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Looking for a place to have a play date this summer with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Play Date @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Drop in and make a fun craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Pop Culture Trivia for Teens @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to compete in our Pop Culture Trivia Contest! If you think you know music, movies, books, television, musicals, memes, and more, you might have what it takes to become reigning champion. Tickets will be handed out starting fifteen minutes before the program.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x121  ataft@cranstonlibrary.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Saints for All Occasions" by J. Courtney Sullivan.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Stories under the Stars @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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Space Station Art @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

It's all about the process of creating.  You bring children ages 2-5 years, and we'll provide different supplies and ideas based on a book or two for tons of fun.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the session in the Children's room at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibray.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Summer Storytimes @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

These summer storytimes are special times for reading, singing and dancing with Martha! This program is for families with children ages 0-5. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Otherworldly Book Club for Teens @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Share your favorite stories of the weird, strange, and out of this world at this book club for teens entering Grades 6 - 12. Registration is required, participants can earn volunteer hours by attending this program.

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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The Rainbow Beard Show @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Ricky Rainbow Beard is the creator and host of a live theater production for children and their families called, 'The Rainbow Beard Show'. It is equal parts spectacle and classroom. Audience participation is encouraged and each 'Show' features special guests, recurring characters, minute-long dance parties, and a celebration of authentic feelings. This program is best for children in preschool-grade 5. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Saints for All Occasions" by J. Courtney Sullivan.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday July 18, 2019
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Play Universal @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "Saints for All Occasions" by J. Courtney Sullivan.

We regret that the Book Discussion Group is currently closed to new members.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Crash Course @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a series of hour-long programs for kids entering Grades K - 5 featuring quizzes, games, and activities based around a different space-related subject every week. There's a universe of stories out there, and we're going to try and tell them all! Registration is not required, drop-ins welcome!

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop-in time where you can learn about or use the new technology we have in the C-Lab, like our 3-D printer, vinyl to MP3 Converter, or VHS to DVD converter. Or, use our laptop computers to practice what you learned in our computer classes. This time can be self-paced and independent or with assistance from a librarian. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Music in Our Town Presents The Neo Retro Band @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a hot, summer night on the front lawn with The Neo Retro Band, featuring rock, pop, jazz and country hits from today and yesterday. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn
Friday July 19, 2019
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Interstellar Jeopardy @ Oak Lawn!
2:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Space Jam @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Monday July 22, 2019
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Outdoor Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences @ Central
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

                                                     

 

    Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences is intended to teach children and adults about animals that are not always kept as pets. Our show can help you become closer with mother nature in a fun and exciting way. Join us for this performance.  Recommended for children ages 4-8 years.  Tickets will be passed out at the Youth Services desk starting at 6:00 pm.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room