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Monday June 11, 2018
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Fantastic Book Club @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Fantastic Book Club is a monthly club for young people in grades 3-6 which meets on the second Monday of the month from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about music. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Friday June 22, 2018
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Rock-a-Baby @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, puppets, and music with Rock-a-Baby, a fun and entertanining music event!  Open to all ages. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday June 25, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn the basics of watercolor and produce a beautiful piece of art under the instruction of local artist Sue Greco. This two-hour class is intended for children ages 8 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration will open for summer programs on June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This story time program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Fiddle N' Fun @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come to the library for a fun afternoon of music and movement! Celebrating our theme 'Libraries Rock!' this program will be a hands-on learning experience with instruments and much more. Recommended for grades K-5. Tickets will be available at the children's desk at 2:00 pm, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week One Activity: Fun with Play-Doh

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Musical Chairs, Musical History @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Dance, groove, and play your way through 600 years of music history - in 60 minutes! We'll listen to everything from Bach to Beiber while playing musical chairs, hot potato, and other games set to a classical and contemporary soundtrack. This program is intended for kids entering Grades K - 5, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday June 29, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday July 2, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Fiddle N' Fun @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

   A music program designed for children that offers a  unique, hands-on learning experience through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! Owned and operated by a certified music educator with 14 years of experience, Fiddle N' Fun is not your typical early childhood music class.

Perfect for children ages 4-8 years.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This story time program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday July 5, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Two Craft: Clothespin Butterflies

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Robot Dance Party @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Participants will put their coding (and their choreographing!) skills to work as they program an Ozobot to bust a move! This program is recommended to kids entering grades 3 - 8, registration is required.

Registration for summer programs will open on June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  4014875339  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday July 6, 2018
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TRY with Musician Greg Lato @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us and musician Greg Lato for TRY, an inspiring and motivational singalong book about not being afraid or discouraged to take a chance on anything you want to do. After all, any accomplishment starts with that first step of trying regardless of your fear of failure, not being any good, or caring what others think. There are no limits if you just give it a go! Open to all ages. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday July 9, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Fantastic Book Club @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Fantastic Book Club is a monthly club for young people in grades 3-6 which meets on the second Monday of the month from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about music. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Music Bingo @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Play a game everyone already knows and loves – BINGO. The game is played with a card just as in a standard bingo game but instead of calling numbers and letters, songs will be called out.. The first person to complete their card wins the game!

Recommended for ages 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This story time program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Reverse Engineer Instruments with RI Museum of Science & Art @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children will explore sound, 3D construction, and music through the creation of their own working instruments.  Open to grades K through 5.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn the basics of watercolor and produce a beautiful piece of art under the instruction of local artist Sue Greco. This two-hour class is intended for children ages 8 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Kids' Concert Series: The Toe Jam Puppet Band @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All are invited to enjoy local favorites The Toe Jam Puppet Band. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-226-2305  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock Painting @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you always wanted a pet rock or to hide a painted rock for someone to find? Join us for awesome hour of rock painting. All materials will be provided. If you prefer, feel free to bring your own rock. Recommended for grades K-5. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Three Activity: Outdoor Water Play (weather permitting)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Sea Shanteys with BJ Whitehouse @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn songs of the sea with The Shanteyman, B.J. Whitehouse! This interactive performance will give kids a hands-on feel for life (and music!) aboard a sailing ship. This program is recommended for children entering Grades K - 5, no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday July 13, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday July 16, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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RI Bucket Drummers @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

         James Richards and Derek Blackmar used their passion for music to create the Rhode Island Bucket Drummers. The street percussion group will bring their five-gallon buckets to the library and create a learning experience through rhythm and movement.  Please join us.

Perfect for children 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour ahead of time in the Children's Room at the service desk
 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This story time program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Balloon Creations with Ron Sargent @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Kids' Concert Series: Johnny the K @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an evening of great kids' music with Johnny the K. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Warm and Fuzzy Animal Adventures @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come meet the cutest and fuzziest animals around! This show and tell program introduces a vareity of animals followed by a bunch of fun facts. Recommended for grades K-5. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the children's desk before the program for three groups to visit the animals.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Four Craft: Rainbow Windcatcher

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Recycled Musical Instruments @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make your own band out of leftover cans! Turn recycled materials into instruments in this hour-long craft and music program. This program is intended for children entering Grades 1 - 5, registration is required.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday July 20, 2018
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Storyteller Joe Theroux @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for fun, lively stories with animated story teller Joe Theroux!  Open to all ages. Space is limited. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday July 23, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Karaoke & Face Painting Fun @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spend a fun night with family and friends singing all your favorite songs while you anticipate what design you would like painted on your face by Creative Chica Director, Jennifer Rolfsema.

Recommended for children ages 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be available a half-hour ahead of the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This story time program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Warm & Fuzzy Animal Adventures @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come sit and cuddle with the animals!  Meet rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and more!  Open to grades K through 5. 

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Video Game Rockstars @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come play rock and roll video games at the library. We will have a variety of Rock Band and Guitar Hero games for particpants to play and cheer on their friends. Recommended for grades K-5. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Six Activity: Outdoor Fun with Bubbles! (weather permitting)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Music Bingo @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have fun and win prizes at this music-themed bingo game at the library! If you recognize the tune, mark it down on your BINGO card. This program is intended for children entering grades K - 5, registration is required.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday July 27, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday July 30, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This story time program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Reverse Engineer Instruments @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) presents an exploration of sound, 3D construction, and music at this build your own instrument workshop. Participants will make their own instruments and then "rock out" by creating improvisational music and sound! Recommended for grades K-5. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Seven: Floating Sailboat

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Quidditch Tournament @ Hall
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Calling all witches and wizards! Join us for the annual Quidditch Tournament at the library, featuring the competition itself, raffle prizes, and snacks! This program is intended for children entering Grades 4 - 9, registration is required.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday August 3, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday August 6, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Rock-a-Baby @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Rock-a-Baby presents three performers, three puppets, and big books that are sung to original music. Recommended for children ages 4 - 8 years.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This story time program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Eight Activity: Outside Chalk Play (weather permitting)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Premier Martial Arts Workshop @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a karate demonstration and workshop presented by the instructors and students of Premier Martial Arts. This program is open to children entering Grades K - 5, no registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday August 10, 2018
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Fiddle 'N Fun @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Fiddle 'N Fun for a unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! Open to all ages. Space is limited. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn the basics of watercolor and produce a beautiful piece of art under the instruction of local artist Sue Greco. This two-hour class is intended for children ages 8 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

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

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