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Monday January 30, 2017 - Sunday March 5, 2017
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Rhode Island Children's Book Award Voting @ Central

Children in grades 3-6 who have read at least three of the current nominees may vote for the book they think should win the 2017 Rhode Island Children's Book Award!  The winning author will visit the state next year. Ballots are available across from the children's desk at the Central Library.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Monday February 27, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a half-hour storytime where children ages 3 - 5 will learn about a weekly topic through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome; this program meets in the picture book alcove on the main level of the library.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Book Alcove
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Read with Me @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Robot Workshop @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this 6-week workshop for grades 3-8, participants will learn about motors, sensors, and coded instructions by building robot prototypes in real life and in online games like Roblox and Minecraft.  No prior robotics or gaming experience is necessary!  Registration is required. (This date was added to make up for the weather cancellation on 1/31/17.)

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
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1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Thursday March 2, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers, featuring toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course!) a story! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Friday March 3, 2017
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1,2,3 Move with me! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn movements to favorite childhood songs, and new favorites!

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Dr. Seuss' birthday! @ Oak Lawn
3:30 PM

Join us for Dr. Seuss' birthday party! Enjoy activities, a snack, and story! Open to ages 4 and older. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Monday March 6, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a half-hour storytime where children ages 3 - 5 will learn about a weekly topic through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome; this program meets in the picture book alcove on the main level of the library.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Book Alcove
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Read with Me @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Art Stories @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring story and visual arts experience for children in grades K-2. This six week session will focus on creativity and making connections with text; featuring clay art, paper-making, and more! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Fantastic Book Club - Building a Better World
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Image result for fuzzy book coverKids in Grades 3 - 7, join us for the Fantastic Book Club: Building a Better World! On the second Wednesday of the month from 4 - 5 pm, we'll discuss a different book, involving everything from compassion to robots. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk.

On March 8, we will discuss Fuzzy by Tom Angelberger. It's a fast-paced read that shows just how strange a place middle school can be, particularly when the new student is a state-of-the-art robot.

On April 12 we will discuss The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. In another robot story, Roz discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

On May 10, we will discuss Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. It's the story of two boys from very different worlds. Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives. This is the 2017 Kids Read Across Rhode Island selection. Kids will have the opportunity to meet the authors, and get a free autographed copy of the book at the kickoff event held at the RI State House on Saturday, May 13.

Registration for book club is required. Please stop by the Youth Services desk or call 401-943-9080 ext. 4 to register, or for more information.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 are invited to join our Lego Club!  We will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  There will be a new, fun challenge each week!  We provide the legos, baseplates and figures. You provide the creativity!  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Thursday March 9, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers, featuring toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course!) a story! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Robot Workshop @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop for kids in Grades 3 - 8, participants will learn about motors, sensors, and coded instructions by building robot prototypes in real life and online in games like Roblox and Minecraft. No prior robotics or gaming experience is necessary! Registration is required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Friday March 10, 2017
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1,2,3 Move with me! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn movements to favorite childhood songs, and new favorites!

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Saturday March 11, 2017
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Books for Breakfast! @ Oak Lawn
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a breakfast book club once a month at Oak Lawn! Children in grades 3-5 are invited to share their favorite book or a book they are currently reading. Learn about other books they might enjoy as well! Enjoy donuts and orange juice too!  Registration is recommended.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Tuesday March 14, 2017
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Art Stories @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring story and visual arts experience for children in grades K-2. This six week session will focus on creativity and making connections with text; featuring clay art, paper-making, and more! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Wednesday March 15, 2017
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For Bookworms Only @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

   A Book Club for Grades 4-5.  We meet the third Wednesday of the month. Please join us for word games, memory challenges and lively book discussion.  We choose the book for the next month at the end of each meeting.  March 15th, we'll be discussing Ben Hatke and his latest work, Mighty Jack.  Past reads include Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt, Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, and Dog Man by Dav Pilkey.  Registration is recommended.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 are invited to join our Lego Club!  We will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  There will be a new, fun challenge each week!  We provide the legos, baseplates and figures. You provide the creativity!  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Thursday March 16, 2017
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Robot Workshop @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop for kids in Grades 3 - 8, participants will learn about motors, sensors, and coded instructions by building robot prototypes in real life and online in games like Roblox and Minecraft. No prior robotics or gaming experience is necessary! Registration is required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Monday March 20, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a half-hour storytime where children ages 3 - 5 will learn about a weekly topic through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome; this program meets in the picture book alcove on the main level of the library.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Book Alcove
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Tuesday March 21, 2017
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Art Stories @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring story and visual arts experience for children in grades K-2. This six week session will focus on creativity and making connections with text; featuring clay art, paper-making, and more! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Wednesday March 22, 2017
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 are invited to join our Lego Club!  We will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  There will be a new, fun challenge each week!  We provide the legos, baseplates and figures. You provide the creativity!  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Featuring rhymes, toys, and (of course!) a story! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Robot Workshop @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop for kids in Grades 3 - 8, participants will learn about motors, sensors, and coded instructions by building robot prototypes in real life and online in games like Roblox and Minecraft. No prior robotics or gaming experience is necessary! Registration is required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Monday March 27, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a half-hour storytime where children ages 3 - 5 will learn about a weekly topic through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome; this program meets in the picture book alcove on the main level of the library.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Book Alcove
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
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Art Stories @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring story and visual arts experience for children in grades K-2. This six week session will focus on creativity and making connections with text; featuring clay art, paper-making, and more! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 are invited to join our Lego Club!  We will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  There will be a new, fun challenge each week!  We provide the legos, baseplates and figures. You provide the creativity!  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Thursday March 30, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Featuring rhymes, toys, and (of course!) a story! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Robot Workshop @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop for kids in Grades 3 - 8, participants will learn about motors, sensors, and coded instructions by building robot prototypes in real life and online in games like Roblox and Minecraft. No prior robotics or gaming experience is necessary! Registration is required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a half-hour storytime where children ages 3 - 5 will learn about a weekly topic through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome; this program meets in the picture book alcove on the main level of the library.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Book Alcove
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
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Art Stories @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring story and visual arts experience for children in grades K-2. This six week session will focus on creativity and making connections with text; featuring clay art, paper-making, and more! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 are invited to join our Lego Club!  We will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  There will be a new, fun challenge each week!  We provide the legos, baseplates and figures. You provide the creativity!  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Thursday April 6, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Featuring rhymes, toys, and (of course!) a story! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Robot Workshop @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop for kids in Grades 3 - 8, participants will learn about motors, sensors, and coded instructions by building robot prototypes in real life and online in games like Roblox and Minecraft. No prior robotics or gaming experience is necessary! Registration is required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Saturday April 8, 2017
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Books for Breakfast! @ Oak Lawn
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a breakfast book club once a month at Oak Lawn! Children in grades 3-5 are invited to share their favorite book or a book they are currently reading. Learn about other books they might enjoy as well! Enjoy donuts and orange juice too!  Registration is recommended.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Monday April 10, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a half-hour storytime where children ages 3 - 5 will learn about a weekly topic through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome; this program meets in the picture book alcove on the main level of the library.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Book Alcove
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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Art Stories @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring story and visual arts experience for children in grades K-2. This six week session will focus on creativity and making connections with text; featuring clay art, paper-making, and more! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Fantastic Book Club - Building a Better World
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Image result for wild robotKids in Grades 3 - 7, join us for the Fantastic Book Club: Building a Better World! On the second Wednesday of the month from 4 - 5 pm, we'll discuss a different book, involving everything from compassion to robots. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk.

On April 12 we will discuss The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. In another robot story, Roz discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

On May 10, we will discuss Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. It's the story of two boys from very different worlds. Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives. This is the 2017 Kids Read Across Rhode Island selection. Kids will have the opportunity to meet the authors, and get a free autographed copy of the book at the kickoff event held at the RI State House on Saturday, May 13.

Registration for book club is required. Please stop by the Youth Services desk or call 401-943-9080 ext. 4 to register, or for more information.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 1-5 are invited to join our Lego Club!  We will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.  There will be a new, fun challenge each week!  We provide the legos, baseplates and figures. You provide the creativity!  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Featuring rhymes, toys, and (of course!) a story! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Robot Workshop @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this six-week workshop for kids in Grades 3 - 8, participants will learn about motors, sensors, and coded instructions by building robot prototypes in real life and online in games like Roblox and Minecraft. No prior robotics or gaming experience is necessary! Registration is required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Monday April 17, 2017
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Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a half-hour storytime where children ages 3 - 5 will learn about a weekly topic through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome; this program meets in the picture book alcove on the main level of the library.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Book Alcove
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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For Bookworms Only @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

   A Book Club for Grades 4-5.  We meet the third Wednesday of the month. Please join us for word games, memory challenges and lively book discussion.  We choose the book for the next month at the end of each meeting.  March 15th, we'll be discussing Ben Hatke and his latest work, Mighty Jack.  Past reads include Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt, Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, and Dog Man by Dav Pilkey.  Registration is recommended.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Featuring rhymes, toys, and (of course!) a story! Registration is not required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Fantastic Book Club - Building a Better World
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Image result for save me a seatKids in Grades 3 - 7, join us for the Fantastic Book Club: Building a Better World! On the second Wednesday of the month from 4 - 5 pm, we'll discuss a different book, involving everything from compassion to robots. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk.

On May 10, we will discuss Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. It's the story of two boys from very different worlds. Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives. This is the 2017 Kids Read Across Rhode Island selection. Kids will have the opportunity to meet the authors, and get a free autographed copy of the book, at the kickoff event held at the RI State House on Saturday, May 13.

Registration for book club is required. Please stop by the Youth Services desk or call 401-943-9080 ext. 4 to register, or for more information.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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For Bookworms Only @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

   A Book Club for Grades 4-5.  We meet the third Wednesday of the month. Please join us for word games, memory challenges and lively book discussion.  We choose the book for the next month at the end of each meeting.  March 15th, we'll be discussing Ben Hatke and his latest work, Mighty Jack.  Past reads include Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt, Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, and Dog Man by Dav Pilkey.  Registration is recommended.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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