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Tuesday October 22, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Pop-Up Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  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 fall 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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Baby Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
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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Hands-On Science @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Otherworldly Book Club for Teens @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a book club featuring supernatural and horror titles aimed at kids in Grades 6 - 12. This book club will meet one Tuesday a month from September - November. Registration is recommended, a limited number of books will be ordered for pick-up at the library for book club members.*

The October selection will be the novel The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart. "In the summer of 1982, five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow: Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice. Four years later, a series of strange and terrifying events begin to unfold: mirrors inexplicably shattering, inanimate beings coming to life, otherworldly crows thirsting for blood. Someone broke the rules of the box, and now everyone has to pay. But how much are they willing to sacrifice?"

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Meet Author Tim Murphy @ Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Brown University 1991 graduate and New York-based novelist and journalist Tim Murphy as he reads from, discusses and signs copies of his new novel, "Correspondents," a sweeping saga of two families—one Arab-American, one Iraqi in the years leading up to and following America's 2003 invasion of Iraq. Much of the novel takes place in the greater Boston area among its longstanding Lebanese community. Murphy is also the author of the 2016 novel "Christodora" and is a longtime NYC-based journalist focusing on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ health and politics issues. Copies of the book will be for sale, courtesy of Barrington Books.

About the author:
Tim Murphy is the author of the novels "Correspondents" and "Christodora," both published by Grove Atlantic. "Christodora" was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal. Under the name Timothy Murphy, he is also the author of the 1990s novels "Getting Off Clean" and "The Breeders Box." He has been for nearly 20 years a journalist focusing mostly on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ issues, for publications including the New York Times, New York magazine, Out magazine, the Nation, POZ magazine, and for the magazines of the ACLU and Lambda Legal. He was a founding member of the NYC-based activist groups Gays Against Guns and Rise and Resist. He has taught journalism at City College of New York and creative writing once weekly at Arts & Letters School in Brooklyn, where he lives. A proud Boston-area native, he loves spending time in upstate New York/western Massachusetts as well as in Beirut, not far from where his mother's family hails from. A 1991 Brown University graduate, he also loves Rhode Island and returns often.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An Open Play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of their children ages 0-2 years through play. Explore colors and shapes, build new vocabulary and motor skills, practice social skills and problem solving. Check out Storytime Station, our storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 946-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Toddler Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

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

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program is subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Game Testing @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Census Information Night
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Mark Teoli  401-415-4830  
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 The Farm by Joanne Ramos.  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 October 24, 2019
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How Are You? Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiave. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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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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Robot Friends @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday October 25, 2019
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Before I Was Born With Author Corey Anne Abreau @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Everything alive starts out small as can be-- including vegetables, fruit, and babies like me! Your child is about to be a big brother or sister! But how do you explain what's happening inside Mommy's belly? Join author Corey Anne Abreau for a reading during Toys and Tunes!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Toys and Tunes @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Intermediate Excel @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Continue your learning of Excel as we cover filters and pivot tables. Basic Excel skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required.

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 Picture 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 Program Room
 
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Financial Aid Workshop
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This financial aid workshop—geared to both high schoolers and adult learners—will review the steps and resources necessary to help college students successfully complete the financial aid application process.

Topics Covered:

  • How to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • FSA ID

  • Student Aid Report

  • Interpret the awards letter

  • Grants and Scholarships

  • Q&A

Free and open to the public.

Presenters:
Cathy Hague, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, University College at Roger Williams University

Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, University College at Roger Williams University

Raksmey Pen, Career Pathway Specialist, University College at Roger Williams University

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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RITBA Book Club @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award book club. Each month we will read books from the RITBA list and in February we will join teens across the state in voting for our top pick. Registration is required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating. Snacks are served. 

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  4019439080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Sunday October 27, 2019
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Touch A Truck @ Garden City
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cranston Library Youth Services and Mort the Skeleton will be at the Rotary Club of Cranston Touch a Truck event on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Enjoy trucks, face painting, crafts and more! 

LOCATION: Garden City Center
 
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 28, 2019
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 
 

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
 
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RIMSBA Bookclub @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-8 are invited to join the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) club! Each month members will read at least one of the titles from that month’s theme and come to the meeting ready to discuss. In March we will join other teens across the state and vote for our favorite read! Participants receive 2 hours of community service for each meeting attended. Registration is required and snacks are served.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Pop-Up Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  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 fall 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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Baby Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
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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Hands-On Science @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to join instructor Phil Goldman in the practice of this gentle martial art, known for its health benefits.  This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

 

CONTACT:  Cranston Public Library William Hall Library  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An Open Play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of their children ages 0-2 years through play. Explore colors and shapes, build new vocabulary and motor skills, practice social skills and problem solving. Check out Storytime Station, our storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 946-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Toddler Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

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

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program is subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Game Testing @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Census Information Night
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Mark Teoli  401-415-4830  
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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. 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 October 31, 2019
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Internet Safety & Security Basics @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lead a more secure online life on your computer and on the go with smartphones and tablets. We'll look at staying safe on social media, strong password creation, security programs and apps, safe Internet browsing, and best practices for your daily use. 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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How Are You? Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiave. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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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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Robot Friends @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Tissue Box Monsters @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come make a monster out of a tissue box and paper plates, this fun craft is for kids in grades K-5. 

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday November 1, 2019
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Toys and Tunes @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Haunted Objects with Tim Weisberg @ Oak Lawn
2:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a discussion about famous and infamous cases of inanimate objects possessed by spirits. In addition to hearing spooky stories that will send a shiver down their backs, audience members are invited to bring in items they believe are haunted or cursed and share their own experiences. Tickets will be handed out half an hour before start time.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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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 Picture Room
 
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Electronic Recycling Event
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drop off your unwanted electronics  for recycling with Indie Cycle. Items accepted at NO charge:  Computers, laptops, monitors, routers, PDA's, cell phones, mice, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, televisions, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, cameras, microwaves, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries including auto/marine and battery back-ups.  

A $10 disposal fee is charged for each laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, and other coolant containing devices.

Not accepted: Light bulbs, single use batteries, tapes/disks, glass, wood cased speakers, Styrofoam, broken TV tubes or any hazardous materials.

 

 

 

 
CONTACT:      indiecycle@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 Program Room
 
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Space Station Art @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 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 E. Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Mario Kart Tournament @ Central
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate International Games Week by competing in Cranston Public Library’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament! Hosted by One Up Games, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to spend their afternoon competing in our bracketed tournament and eating snacks. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft, teen librarian  4019439080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Sunday November 3, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 4, 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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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program.

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
 
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Teen Team @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Snacks are served.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Pop-Up Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  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 fall 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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Baby Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Hands-On Science @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to join instructor Phil Goldman in the practice of this gentle martial art, known for its health benefits.  This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

 

CONTACT:  Cranston Public Library William Hall Library  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An Open Play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of their children ages 0-2 years through play. Explore colors and shapes, build new vocabulary and motor skills, practice social skills and problem solving. Check out Storytime Station, our storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 946-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Toddler Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

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

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program is subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Game Testing @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Urban Nature Explorers for Library Nature Afternoons including a story, an activity, a nature walk and a Nature Swap in this series for grades K-5. 

This 4 week series will meet November 6, 13, 20, and December 4th. Registration is required and will begin on October 1st. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Sculptor by Scott McCloudThis month, the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. Thanks to a deal with Death, David Smith gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier! This is a story about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life...and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface.

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 November 7, 2019
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How Are You? Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Robot Friends @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday November 8, 2019
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Toys and Tunes @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday November 9, 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 Picture 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 Program Room
 
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X-Ray Vision Family Fun Day @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

See inside the human body with books, crafts, and a virtual reality demo. At 10:30 AM, youth services staff will read The Donut that Roared and other books about technology that gives us "x-ray vision."  At 11:00 AM, stations with crafts, a book display, and the library's virtual reality headsets will be open to all.  Free donuts for participants! This program is made possible by a grant from American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Presidential Paranormal with Tim Weisberg @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for tales of ghostly visitors to the White House, spectral premonitions, alien landings, a secret space program, and even hunting Bigfoot. This program will feature spooky stories about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt and more.  

Presenter Tim Weisberg is the host and executive producer of "Spooky Southcoast," one of the world's most popular paranormal talk radio shows. Tim was the writer/researcher/producer on television programs such as Ghost Stalkers, Ghost Asylum and Haunted Towns, and is the author of Ghosts of the SouthCoast and Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf. In addition, Tim has been featured on numerous television programs, including Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel), My Ghost Story (Bio Channel), New England Legends (PBS), MonsterQuest (History Channel), and Conversations With a Serial Killer (Living TV/UK).  

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Sunday November 10, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Monday November 11, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Pop-Up Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Baby Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 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 September 1, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  4017812450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Cookbook Club @ Central
5:30 PM

Join a new book club with a tasty twist! We'll read a different cookbook each month and come together to share the tasty recipes that lie inside their pages. For November, we’ll be sampling recipes from In the Kitchen With a Good Appetite by Melissa Clark. Contact Corrie at 401-943-9080 x129 or calves@cranstonlibrary.org to sign up or for more information.

CONTACT:  Corrie Alves  401-943-9080 x129  calves@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An Open Play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of their children ages 0-2 years through play. Explore colors and shapes, build new vocabulary and motor skills, practice social skills and problem solving. Check out Storytime Station, our storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 946-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Toddler Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Urban Nature Explorers for Library Nature Afternoons including a story, an activity, a nature walk and a Nature Swap in this series for grades K-5. 

This 4 week series will meet November 6, 13, 20, and December 4th. Registration is required and will begin on October 1st. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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How Are You? Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Cool Manga Kids @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Cool Manga Kids Club to play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks!  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
Friday November 15, 2019
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Color and Calm @Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Adults, start your weekend off by calming down! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday November 16, 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 Picture 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 Program Room
 
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RITBA Book Club @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award book club. Each month we will read books from the RITBA list and in February we will join teens across the state in voting for our top pick. Registration is required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating. Snacks are served. 

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  4019439080 x112   ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Sunday November 17, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 18, 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
 
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RICBA @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Book Club for grades 3-5 meets one Monday a month, from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. The first meeting will be on Oct. 21. Subsequent meetings dates are: Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.

At each meeting, we discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to one theme. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title.

For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 x4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

CONTACT:  Gail E. Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Otherworldly Book Club for Teens @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a book club featuring supernatural and horror titles aimed at kids in Grades 6 - 12. This book club will meet one Tuesday a month from September - November. Registration is recommended, a limited number of books will be ordered for pick-up at the library for book club members.*

The November selection will be the short story collection The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural ed. by Deborah Noyes. "Enter the murky world of the undead. From a beyond-the-grave stalker to prankster devil worshippers, from a childish ghost of the future to a vampire lover with bloody ties to the past, the characters in these ten original stories will send shivers down your spine. With scary stories by: M. T. Anderson, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Herbie Brennan, Nancy Etchemendy, Annette Curtis Klause, Kelly Link, Deborah Noyes, Marcus Sedgwick, and Chris Wooding."

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@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 "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.

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
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Urban Nature Explorers for Library Nature Afternoons including a story, an activity, a nature walk and a Nature Swap in this series for grades K-5. 

This 4 week series will meet November 6, 13, 20, and December 4th. Registration is required and will begin on October 1st. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.

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. 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 November 21, 2019
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.

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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Unicorn Slime for Teens @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us to make Unicorn Slime in this activity 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
Friday November 22, 2019
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Color and Calm @Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Adults, start your weekend off by calming down! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday November 23, 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 Picture 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 Program Room
Sunday November 24, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 25, 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
 
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RIMSBA Bookclub @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-8 are invited to join the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) club! Each month members will read at least one of the titles from that month’s theme and come to the meeting ready to discuss. In March we will join other teens across the state and vote for our favorite read! Participants receive 2 hours of community service for each meeting attended. Registration is required and snacks are 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 November 26, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to join instructor Phil Goldman in the practice of this gentle martial art, known for its health benefits.  This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

 

CONTACT:  Cranston Public Library William Hall Library  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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All Cranston library locations closing at 5 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: All Locations
Thursday November 28, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Friday November 29, 2019
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Color and Calm @Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Adults, start your weekend off by calming down! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday November 30, 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 Picture 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 Program Room
 
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Meet and Greet Miss Holly! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Everyone is invited to come listen to the story "The Tale of Little Miss Holly" written by Pauline DiMichele and illustrated by Sue Greco. Meet Holly the Dog as well!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday December 1, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday December 2, 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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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
 
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Teen Team @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Snacks are served.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

   A cookie themed storytime for children ages 0-3 years.  We'll read stories, sing songs, wave some scarves and shake our shakers.  Pass the milk please. There will be two sessions offered: one will start at 10 AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  Tickets will be handed out thirty minutes before the start of the session.?

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

A cookie themed storytime for children ages 0-3 years.  We'll read stories, sing songs, wave some scarves and shake our shakers.  Pass the milk please. There will be two sessions offered: one will start at 10 AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  Tickets will be handed out thirty minutes before the start of the session.?

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Meet Author Ann Hood @ Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ann Hood will be here to discuss her book Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food. Stay tuned for more details!

Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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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Music with Martha @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come to the Auburn Branch and be ready to move! This program for ages 0-3 gets everyone up and grooving to the music with dance and movement. Tickets will be handed out at the children's desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Urban Nature Explorers for Library Nature Afternoons including a story, an activity, a nature walk and a Nature Swap in this series for grades K-5. 

This 4 week series will meet November 6, 13, 20, and December 4th. Registration is required and will begin on October 1st. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Wicked + the Divine Vol 1 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvieThis month the Graphic Novel Book Club will be reading The Wicked + the Divine Vols. 1 & 2 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. Laura is a teenager in London, who is drawn into the Pantheon, a group of twelve people who discover that they are reincarnated deities. This discovery grants them fame and supernatural powers, with the stipulation that they will die within two years as part of a ninety-year cycle known as the Recurrence.

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 December 5, 2019
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Play and Sleigh @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Welcome winter with this hour-long program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caregiver. The program will begin at 10:30 with a storytime in the library's picture book alcove followed by a craft celebrating the season, with playtime to follow on the library's lower level. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, the play portion of the program may be subject to abrupt cancellation, though the upstairs story and craft will be held regardless.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Tea & Mindfulness for Teens @ Auburn
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you have a lot on your plate? Find yourself overwhelmed or stressed? Join us for Tea & Meditation, and learn how to let some of that stress go. Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to enjoy cookies and tea while we meditate, learn relaxation exercises, and talk about how to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives Tickets will be handed out starting a half hour before the program. 

 
CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday December 6, 2019
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Jingle and Wiggle! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Get in the holiday spirit with Jingle and Wiggle, a music and dance program for children ages 0-4 with a parent or caregiver.

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday December 7, 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 Picture 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 Program Room
Sunday December 8, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday December 9, 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
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:00 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 Program Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

   A cookie themed storytime for children ages 0-3 years.  We'll read stories, sing songs, wave some scarves and shake our shakers.  Pass the milk please. There will be two sessions offered: one will start at 10 AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  Tickets will be handed out thirty minutes before the start of the session.?

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

A cookie themed storytime for children ages 0-3 years.  We'll read stories, sing songs, wave some scarves and shake our shakers.  Pass the milk please. There will be two sessions offered: one will start at 10 AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  Tickets will be handed out thirty minutes before the start of the session.?

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 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 September 1, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:  Elise  4017812450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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 Program Room
 
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Music with Martha @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come to the Auburn Branch and be ready to move! This program for ages 0-3 gets everyone up and grooving to the music with dance and movement. Tickets will be handed out at the children's desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday December 12, 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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Cool Manga Kids @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Cool Manga Kids Club to play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks!  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
Friday December 13, 2019
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Jingle and Wiggle! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Get in the holiday spirit with Jingle and Wiggle, a music and dance program for children ages 0-4 with a parent or caregiver.

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday December 14, 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 Picture 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 Program Room
 
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RITBA Book Club @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award book club. Each month we will read books from the RITBA list and in February we will join teens across the state in voting for our top pick. Registration is required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating. Snacks are served. 

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  4019439080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Unicorn Storytime @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A fun family storytime with a unicorn theme. We will read unicorn books, sing unicorn songs and do a unicorn craft. Come prepared for sparkles, rainbows and horns! Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Sunday December 15, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday December 16, 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
 
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RICBA @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Book Club for grades 3-5 meets one Monday a month, from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. The first meeting will be on Oct. 21. Subsequent meetings dates are: Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.

At each meeting, we discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to one theme. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title.

For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 x4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

CONTACT:  Gail E. Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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RIMSBA Bookclub @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-8 are invited to join the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) club! Each month members will read at least one of the titles from that month’s theme and come to the meeting ready to discuss. In March we will join other teens across the state and vote for our favorite read! Participants receive 2 hours of community service for each meeting attended. Registration is required and snacks are served.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

   A cookie themed storytime for children ages 0-3 years.  We'll read stories, sing songs, wave some scarves and shake our shakers.  Pass the milk please. There will be two sessions offered: one will start at 10 AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  Tickets will be handed out thirty minutes before the start of the session.?

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: Intermediate 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 Program Room
 
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Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

A cookie themed storytime for children ages 0-3 years.  We'll read stories, sing songs, wave some scarves and shake our shakers.  Pass the milk please. There will be two sessions offered: one will start at 10 AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  Tickets will be handed out thirty minutes before the start of the session.?

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Holiday Card Crafternoon @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come to Auburn for an afternoon of Holiday Card making for grades K-5. Come decorate a card for family or a friend for whatever holidays you celebrate this time of year - or make up your own! 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month, members will participate in a book share.

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
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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 Program Room
 
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Music with Martha @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Come to the Auburn Branch and be ready to move! This program for ages 0-3 gets everyone up and grooving to the music with dance and movement. Tickets will be handed out at the children's desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month, members will participate in a book share.

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. 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
 
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YA for Adults Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

YA for Adults Book Club is a 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  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Play and Sleigh @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Welcome winter with this hour-long program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caregiver. The program will begin at 10:30 with a storytime in the library's picture book alcove followed by a craft celebrating the season, with playtime to follow on the library's lower level. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, the play portion of the program may be subject to abrupt cancellation, though the upstairs story and craft will be held regardless.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  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, members will participate in a book share. 

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
Friday December 20, 2019
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Jingle and Wiggle! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Get in the holiday spirit with Jingle and Wiggle, a music and dance program for children ages 0-4 with a parent or caregiver.

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Saturday December 21, 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 Picture 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 Program Room
Sunday December 22, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Friday December 27, 2019
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Color and Calm @Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Adults, start your weekend off by calming down! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Sunday December 29, 2019
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Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday December 30, 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
 
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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 December 31, 2019
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All Cranston library locations closing at 5 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: All Locations
Monday January 6, 2020
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Teen Team @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Snacks are served.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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English as a Second Language Registration: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language Registration: Intermediate 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 Program Room
 
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Kids & Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Wednesday January 8, 2020
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English as a Second Language Registration: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language Registration: Intermediate 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 Program Room
Thursday January 9, 2020
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Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Saturday January 11, 2020
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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 Picture 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 Program Room
 
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RITBA Book Club @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award book club. Each month we will read books from the RITBA list and in February we will join teens across the state in voting for our top pick. Registration is required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating. Snacks are served. 

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  4019439080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Monday January 13, 2020
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.

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

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Book Club for grades 3-5 meets one Monday a month, from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. The first meeting will be on Oct. 21. Subsequent meetings dates are: Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.

At each meeting, we discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to one theme. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title.

For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 x4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

CONTACT:  Gail E. Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 14, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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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Kids & Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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PlayCentral @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-4080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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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Chocolate Olypmics @ Central
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to compete in the Cranston Public Library Chocolate Olympics! Events include Oreo taste tests, speed candy unwrapping, M&M sorting, and more! Our competition will finish with a few rounds of candy bar bingo. Tickets will be handed out at the children's desk starting 15 minutes before the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday January 16, 2020
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Saturday January 18, 2020
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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 Picture 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 Program Room
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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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Kids & Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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PlayCentral @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-4080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Saturday January 25, 2020
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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 Picture 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 Program Room
Monday January 27, 2020
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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 Program Room
 
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Kids & Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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PlayCentral @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-4080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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 Program 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  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Saturday February 1, 2020
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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 Picture 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 Program Room
Monday February 3, 2020
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.

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

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Snacks are served.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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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Kids & Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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PlayCentral @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-4080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate 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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Graphic Novel Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

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 February 6, 2020
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Saturday February 8, 2020
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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 Picture 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 Program Room
Monday February 10, 2020
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room