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Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This month's selection is "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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Computer Basics: Part 2 @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 2 covers how to navigate the internet and use Google. Part 3 will be meeting Thursday, September 27th from 9:30 - 11:00am. Registration is not required for this course.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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: Sunpaper Prints

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's selection is "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday September 21, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Zumbini @ Oak Lawn
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday September 22, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 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 Auditorium
 
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 

 

CONTACT:  Don Gregory    dgregory@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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50th Anniversary Open House @ Hall
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us for an open house at the William Hall Library to continue our 50th anniversary celebration of the Cranston Public Library system! Embark on a scavenger hunt of the library, enjoy refreshments, enter into our raffle, and listen to a entertaining presentation on the beautiful architecture of our building by David Brussat.  All ages are welcome to attend this special event.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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RITBA Book Club @Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Those in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) Book Club @ Central. It offers teens the opportunity to earn community service for participating in monthly discussions (from September to January) of books nominated for the RITBA as they enjoy delicious snacks.  The club meets one Saturday a month at 2:30 pm at the Central Library. Choose one or more books from the RI Teen Book Award 2019 list to read and discuss at the meeting.You can receive one hour of community service for each book you read and discuss.

In January, members of the group will vote for their favorite book. Registration is required for the book club. Please stop by the Teen Desk or call 943-9080 x121 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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50th Anniversary Open House @ Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join David Brussat for a talk about the architecture of the William Hall Library. Brussat is an architecture writer and blogger, known for his blog, Architecture Here and There and his book, Lost Providence.  All ages are welcome to attend this special event.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday September 24, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Three: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

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. Drop in any Monday afternoon from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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The Hate U Give Living Literature Performance @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Living Literature presents a 50-minute, four actor, dramatic interpretation of the Read Across Rhode Island selection The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas. Watch this amazing YA novel come to life before your eyes! This performance is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Elise Petrarca  781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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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Writing Workshop for Teens @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This series of three free writing workshops gives teenagers a chance to learn short story craft with a published author. The dates are Wednesdays September 26, and October 3 and 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The workshops lead up to a chance to be published because they're connected to a short story contest, WRITE RHODE ISLAND. Registration is preferred, but not required.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month’s selection is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book today. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Banned Books Out Loud 2018 @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The ACLU of RI and Cranston Public Library are honoring Banned Books Week (September 23-29) and the freedom to read with an event to educate people about books, the first amendment and censorship.  The program will feature Rhode Island authors reading short passages from their favorite banned books. 

Our confirmed participants include:

Adam Braver
Mary Cappello
Thalia Field
Rick Moody
Eleni Sikelianos
Mike Stanton
Glenn Stout
Jean Walton
Michael Willhoite
A brief Q&A will follow the readings. This program is free and open to all.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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Computer Basics: Part 3 @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 3 covers how to save and organize files on your computer. Registration is not required for this course.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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: Layered Paper Flowers

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday September 28, 2018
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Ricky Gagnon Art Exhibit @ Central

Ricky Gagnon, Director-Curator of the New Hope Art Gallery, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston will exhibit his art September 1-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room. Art reception will be held on Saturday, September 15, 12 pm - 4 pm. All are invited.

CONTACT:  Ricky Gagnon  401-280-6282  rickyg0123@verizon.net
 
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Zumbini @ Oak Lawn
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required for this class.

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

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

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

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

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

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

CONTACT:  Don Gregory    dgregory@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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PS4 VR Drop In @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Try gaming as never before by immersing yourself in a 3D environment. Explore the Demo disc or play Batman Arkham, Minecraft, Star Trek Bridge Crew, Rock Band Rivals, or VR Worlds. The VR headset is not recommended for use by those under 12. No registration required. Ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 1, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Four: Sunpaper Prints

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. Drop in any Monday afternoon from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Teen Team Meeting @ Central
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month from through June (except fpr Monday holidays) at 4:15 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. Pizza is served.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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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Make Movies @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Auburn Staff  401-781-6116  
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Writing Workshop for Teens @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This series of three free writing workshops gives teenagers a chance to learn short story craft with a published author. The dates are Wednesdays September 26, and October 3 and 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The workshops lead up to a chance to be published because they're connected to a short story contest, WRITE RHODE ISLAND. Registration is preferred, but not required.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday October 4, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Stop by the 2-1-1 Outreach RV in the upper parking lot on the first Thursday of every month to learn more about these vital support programs.

CONTACT:  Corrie MacDonald  401-943-9080 x129  cmacdonald@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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 Five: Fun with Bubbles

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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How to Be an Inventor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week One: Medical Inventions (Q-Tip X-Ray)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday October 5, 2018
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Zumbini @ Oak Lawn
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday October 6, 2018
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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MobileQuest STEAM Camp! @Oak Lawn
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  40194271787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed for Columbus Day

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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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Make Movies @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Auburn Staff  401-781-6116  
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Explore nature in this program offered in collaboration with the Roger Williams Park Zoo! Through stories, play, and immersion in the natural world, kids will experience and appreciate their environment in this hour and a half program for children in Grades K - 5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
 
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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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Writing Workshop for Teens @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This series of three free writing workshops gives teenagers a chance to learn short story craft with a published author. The dates are Wednesdays September 26, and October 3 and 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. The workshops lead up to a chance to be published because they're connected to a short story contest, WRITE RHODE ISLAND. Registration is preferred, but not required.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teen@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Library Board of Trustees meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the Central Library. Open to the public.

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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: Clothespin Butterfly

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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How to Be an Inventor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Two: Electrical Inventions (Potato Powered Light Bulb)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday October 12, 2018
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Zumbini @ Oak Lawn
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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Rhode Island's Financial Planning Day @ Central
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island in conjuction with the Cranston Public Library invites you to attend free personal finance seminars and chat one-on-one with a financial planning professional.  Don't miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to YOU with certified professionals.  Learn how you can manage and maximize your money.  RSVP by clicking this link

CONTACT:  Jason Siperstein    jes@eliotrose.com
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community 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 Auditorium
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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MobileQuest STEAM Camp! @Oak Lawn
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  40194271787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Escape Room: Escape Dr. Frankenstein @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Mary Shelley herself couldn't have dreamed up this horror! Locked in a lab, can you solve Dr. Frankenstein's devious puzzles before you become his latest victim? This program is intended for kids in Grades 6-12, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday October 14, 2018
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 15, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. Drop in any Monday afternoon from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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RI Middle School Book Award Book Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) Book Club for grades 6-8 meets once a month on Mondays from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. This book award is specifically for Middle School students. At each meeting, we'll discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to a theme. Students can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title and the votes will be submitted to the state to help select the winner. The list of books for each month will be available soon and copies of the books will be available at the Children's Service Desk. For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 ext. 4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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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Make Movies @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Auburn Staff  401-781-6116  
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Watercolor Painting with Sue Greco @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Local artist Sue Greco teaches beginners the art of watercolor painting. This program is intended for children ages 8-18, all supplies are provided and registration is required, space is limited.

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 "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Explore nature in this program offered in collaboration with the Roger Williams Park Zoo! Through stories, play, and immersion in the natural world, kids will experience and appreciate their environment in this hour and a half program for children in Grades K - 5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
 
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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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Sound Design @ Central
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Explore the manipulation of sound in this free. interactive workshop; presented by professional Audio Engineer, Rob Gil.  Sound design is the process of recording, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements used in filmmaking, television production, theatre, sound recording and reproduction, live performance, sound art, post-production and video game software development.This teen program is open to those in grades 6 to 12.  Registration is recommended, but not required. 

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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: Fall Colors Windsock

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's selection is "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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How to Be an Inventor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Three: Engineering Inventions (K'Nex Fidget Spinners)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Haunted Family Trivia Night @ Hall
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Families will have to work together to answer trivia questions about all things creepy, scary, and sometimes silly at this Halloween-themed trivia night for familes! Light refreshments will be served, please let the library know about any food allergies when signing up for this event. Registration is required, this program is best suited for children age five and up.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday October 19, 2018
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Zumbini @ Oak Lawn
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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50th Anniversary Open House @ Oak Lawn
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us as we host an open house of the Oak Lawn Branch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cranston Library System.  Enjoy a scavenger hunt, attend a Jiu Jitsu program, get your face painted, listen to a historical talk by local historians, and hear Ocean State Paranormal's presentation on our haunted history. There will be raffles and refreshments as well! All ages are welcome to attend this historical event.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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RITBA Book Club @Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Those in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) Book Club @ Central. It offers teens the opportunity to earn community service for participating in monthly discussions (from September to January) of books nominated for the RITBA as they enjoy delicious snacks.  The club meets one Saturday a month at 2:30 pm at the Central Library. You can receive one hour of community service for each book you read and discuss. In January, members of the group will vote for their favorite book. Registration is required for the book club. Please stop by the Teen Desk or call 943-9080 x121 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday October 21, 2018
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 22, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Five: Scribble Jack O'Lanterns

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Congressman Langevin Cybersecurity Awareness Event @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Congressman Jim Langevin is hosting an important cybersecurity presentation with State Cybersecurity Officer Mike Steinmetz, RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the RI AARP. Learn tips and safe habits to protect yourself online. 

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community 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. Drop in any Monday afternoon from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

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

You be the judge! At each meeting, we will discuss 4 of this year’s Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominees. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title. Registration is required.

Visit cranstonlibrary.org/ricba for a list of each month’s discussion titles.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Ghosts & Legends: an Evening with Jeff Belanger @ Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Jeff Belanger for a multimedia program, Q&A, and book signing. Ghosts and Legends offers a world tour of haunts, ghostly evidence, and discussion. This program changes each year. If you saw it last year, prepare for an evening of all-new stories! This event is free and open to the public; space is limited.  Please call the Reference Dept at 401-943-9080 x3 to reserve your space.  

 

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CONTACT:  Julie Holden  401-943-9080  julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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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Make Movies @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Auburn Staff  401-781-6116  
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Explore nature in this program offered in collaboration with the Roger Williams Park Zoo! Through stories, play, and immersion in the natural world, kids will experience and appreciate their environment in this hour and a half program for children in Grades K - 5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
 
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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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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 Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book today. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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: Masking Tape Mummy

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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How to Be an Inventor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Four: Toy Inventions (TBD)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Unbeaten: Author Mike Stanton Book Talk and Signing @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions: He never lost a professional fight. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952.  In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. It’s a classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant. Like Marciano, it will knock you off your feet. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday October 26, 2018
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Zumbini @ Oak Lawn
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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MobileQuest STEAM Camp! @Oak Lawn
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  40194271787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday October 28, 2018
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 29, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Six: Hanging Witch Decoration

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. Drop in any Monday afternoon from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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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Make Movies @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Auburn Staff  401-781-6116  
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Family Fun Night
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families with children ages 4 - 8, drop in for an entertaining craft night. Choose any emotion you'd like and make your own emoji mask. Use it as a Halloween costume, or just for fun. Siblings are welcome but crafts may not be appropriate for children 3 and under. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Desk beginning a half hour before the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  4019439080 X4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday November 1, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Stop by the 2-1-1 Outreach RV in the upper parking lot on the first Thursday of every month to learn more about these vital support programs.

CONTACT:  Corrie MacDonald  401-943-9080 x129  cmacdonald@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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: Fun with Play-Doh

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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How to Be an Inventor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Five: Transportation Inventions (Demolition Lego Derby)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday November 2, 2018
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Zumbini @ Oak Lawn
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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MobileQuest STEAM Camp! @Oak Lawn
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  40194271787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday November 4, 2018
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 5, 2018
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Seven: Autumn Leaf Wreath

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. Drop in any Monday afternoon from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Teen Team Meeting @ Central
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month from through June (except fpr Monday holidays) at 4:15 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. Pizza is served.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Auburn Staff  401-781-6116  
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Watercolor Painting with Sue Greco @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Local artist Sue Greco teaches beginners the art of watercolor painting. This program is intended for children ages 8-18, all supplies are provided and registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 0-2 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 Nine: Cut Paper Autumn Wreath

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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How to Be an Inventor @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Six: Communication Inventions (Tin Can Telephones)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday November 9, 2018
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Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday November 10, 2018
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room
 
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Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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MobileQuest STEAM Camp! @Oak Lawn
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  40194271787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday November 11, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Monday November 12, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

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

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

CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Mother Goose Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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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Library Board of Trustees meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held at the Central Library. Open to the public.

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday November 15, 20