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Thursday January 3, 2019 - Monday January 28, 2019
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Barbara Rosenbaum Art Exhibit

Barbara Rosenbaum will display her art work January 3-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room at the Central Library. Barbara’s expressionistic paintings and drawings are rich in vibrant colors, movement and shapes.  Art reception will be on Saturday, January 5, 2-4 pm. The art exhibit and reception are free and open to the public during library hours.

CONTACT:  Barbara Rosenbaum    barbararose@cox.net
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Saturday January 19, 2019
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Borrowing Library eBooks & Audiobooks @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Learn how to borrow and download free eBooks & Audiobooks from the library onto your eReader, smartphone, tablet or computer. Registration is not required for this class.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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College Admissions: Steps to Success
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn from college admissions officers about the steps necessary to search for and apply to your dream colleges.  This college admissions workshop will assist you with the why, what, and how to apply to colleges as a high school student or as an adult learner.
 
Topics Covered:

  • Advantages of a College Education
  • College Search (majors, cost of attendance, extracurricular activities, internships, etc.)
  • College Application (college essay, application deadlines and fees, Common App, FAFSA, scholarships, and loans)
  • Admissions for Adult Learners (professional certificates and degree programs)

Presenters:
Pam Pereira
Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
University College – Roger Williams University
 
Raksmey Pen
Career Pathway Specialist
University College – Roger Williams University

College Admissions: Steps to Success is the first event in our Prep for Success series presented in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Registration is required by Friday, January 18. Please call the Cranston Public Library Central Reference Desk at 943-9080 x3 or register here online.

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

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 contact Emily Brown at 401-943-9080 x4 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT:  Emily Brown  401-943-9080 x4  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday January 20, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Monday January 21, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Food for Thought @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to join us for 3 weeks of food-themed stories and a quick bite to try some new tastes. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program and space is limited. Older siblings are welcome. Please let us know of any food allergies before each session.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 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 Program Room
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD

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

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

This program is full.  If you are interested in receiving information about the next session, please email kids@cranstonlibrary.org

 
 
CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@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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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 Last Ballad by Wiley Cash.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Computer Basics: Part Three @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three-week series for beginners. Part Three covers how to save and organize files on your computer. 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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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  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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Investigate Movies @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on 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 Program Room
Friday January 25, 2019
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Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. *Limited to 25 children and their caregiver*

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  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 January 26, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday January 27, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday January 28, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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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
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Food for Thought @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to join us for 3 weeks of food-themed stories and a quick bite to try some new tastes. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program and space is limited. Older siblings are welcome. Please let us know of any food allergies before each session.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 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 Program Room
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Robot Friends @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

This program is full.  If you are interested in receiving information about the next session, please email kids@cranstonlibrary.org

 
 
CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@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 January 31, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  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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Investigate Movies @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on 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 Program Room
Friday February 1, 2019
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Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. *Limited to 25 children and their caregiver*

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  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 February 2, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday February 3, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday February 4, 2019
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United Way 2-1-1 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Teen 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:  Emily Brown  401-943-9080 x4  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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How to Be a Comedian @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Food for Thought @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Children in Grades K-3 are invited to join us for 3 weeks of food-themed stories and a quick bite to try some new tastes. Tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program and space is limited. Older siblings are welcome. Please let us know of any food allergies before each session.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 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 Program Room
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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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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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Toddler Time @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Robot Friends @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

This program is full.  If you are interested in receiving information about the next session, please email kids@cranstonlibrary.org

 
 
CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@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 February 7, 2019
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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on 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 Program Room
Friday February 8, 2019
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Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. *Limited to 25 children and their caregiver*

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  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 February 9, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday February 10, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday February 11, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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RI Middle School Book Award Book Club @ Central
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 Children's Program Room
 
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Family Fun Night @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

"Is there an alligator Under Your Bed?"  It's a Pajama Storytime.  Put on your coziest pajamas and slippers. Pack your blanket and favorite sleepy time friend for this evening story time for children 4-8 yrs with their families. We'll provide the flash lights to keep away the monsters and... alligators. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine! Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Family Drop-In Craft @ Central
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
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HOLD Reception for Aaron Usher Exhibit
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join photographer Aaron Usher for the opening reception of his "Ice Abstractions" photography exhibit at Central Library Tuesday, Feb 12, 5-7:30 PM. Light refreshments, open and free to the public. 

CONTACT:  Rachel  x105  rhutch@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Do you have a book, movie, or television series you love? Ever wanted to explore those characters and stories through art or writing of your own? Then join us at the library to talk about your favorite things - and share some of your own writing and art, if you'd like! This program is open to teens in Grades 6-12. Registration is recommended, food will be served, so please let the staff know about any food allergies or sensitivities when you sign up.

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

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

This program is full.  If you are interested in receiving information about the next session, please email kids@cranstonlibrary.org

 
 
CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@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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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday February 14, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  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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Investigate Movies @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on 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 Program Room
Friday February 15, 2019
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Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. *Limited to 25 children and their caregiver*

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  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 February 16, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday February 17, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Monday February 18, 2019
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Robot Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Drop in and make a fun robot craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  NancyGianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@gmail.com
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Lego Build @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun Lego build.  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity!  Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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 "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys.

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

 

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Mother-Daughter Book Club @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Daughters in grades 3 to 6, and their mothers, are invited to sign up for a Mother-Daughter Book Club. Read the first ever Nancy Drew mystery, The Secret of the Old Clock, and then come to the library for a lively discussion. Registration is required. The first 10 registrants will receive a free copy of the book. Copies for check out will be available for additional registrants.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 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 Program Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Creation Station @ Oak Lawn!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by our Creation Station during February vacation to put your inner mad scientist to work! What can you create with our variety of materials? There is no limit to your imagination. Open to children in Kindergarten to grade 4.  Registration is not required, but tickets will be given out half an hour prior to start time. Limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-9421787-  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Escape Room @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Test your wits against your friends and against the clock in this family escape room! You thought you were going on a fun school field trip, but instead you're locked in the lair of a mad scientist! You only have 20 minutes to solve his science puzzles and escape! If you don't, YOU could be his next experiment! This program is intended for children in Grade 2 and up to attend with an adult caregiver, though children in Grade 4 and up may attend without an adult. Registration is required, space is limited. Groups may sign up for one of these four time slots:

Slot One at 2:30PM
Slot Two at 2:55PM
Slot Three at 3:20PM
Slot Four at 3:45PM

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

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

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

This month's selection is the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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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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 To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday February 21, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  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 the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Coding Obstacle Course with MobileQuest @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

In this program participants will become Robot Ninja Warriors and write code to guide their robots through the MobileQuest obstacle course! This program is open to children in Grades 2 - 5, registration is required, space is limited

CONTACT:  Elise Petrarca  4017812450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Make Slime @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us to make slime in this school vacation week program for K-2. Start with our recipe and then experiment to find the best possible mixture and color. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out at the circulation desk 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday February 22, 2019
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Lil' Pandas Jiu Jitsu @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Sensei Dean from Rising Sun Jiu Jitsu for fun moves and an introduction to martial arts for ages 3 and up!

Free tickets will be given out upon opening at 10am.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Bubble Science @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

Join us for some good clean fun as we play with bubbles. We'll try various objects and see what kind of bubbles they make. Children in grades K - 2 can get a ticket at the Youth Services desk starting a half-hour before the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
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 February 23, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Creation Station @ Oak Lawn!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by our Creation Station during February vacation to put your inner mad scientist to work! What can you create with our variety of materials? There is no limit to your imagination. Open to children in Kindergarten to grade 4.  Registration is not required, but tickets will be given out half an hour prior to start time. Limited to 30 participants.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-9421787-  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Slimy, Sluggish, Snail Science @ Central
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

For Grades K-3:  Which creatures make slime and why?  Which one moves fastest? slowest?  Which slime works best?  Join us for an hour of scientific investigation and fun. Tickets will be handed out at the Youth Services desk starting a half-hour before the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday February 24, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday February 25, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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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
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Families with children in grades K-5 can explore the natural world in this program offered in connection with our friends from Roger Williams Park Zoo. Through read-alouds, crafts and nature walks, discover a world of nature in your own backyard! This program is intended for adult caregivers to attend with their children, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday February 28, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  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 March 1, 2019
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Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. *Limited to 25 children and their caregiver*

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  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 March 2, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday March 3, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday March 4, 2019
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United Way 2-1-1 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Teen 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 March 5, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

TBD

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

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT:  Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Family Drop-In Craft @ Central
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Families with children in grades K-5 can explore the natural world in this program offered in connection with our friends from Roger Williams Park Zoo. Through read-alouds, crafts and nature walks, discover a world of nature in your own backyard! This program is intended for adult caregivers to attend with their children, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday March 7, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday March 8, 2019
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Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. *Limited to 25 children and their caregiver*

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  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 March 9, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday March 10, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday March 11, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Family Fun Night @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

"Is your mama a llama in red pajamas"?  "Does Pete the Cat have the bedtime Blues?"  Put on your coziest pajamas and slippers. Pack your blanket and favorite sleepy time friend for this evening story time for children 4-8 yrs with their families.  How about a pajama storytime?  Groovy. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

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

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

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

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

TBD

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

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT:  Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Families with children in grades K-5 can explore the natural world in this program offered in connection with our friends from Roger Williams Park Zoo. Through read-alouds, crafts and nature walks, discover a world of nature in your own backyard! This program is intended for adult caregivers to attend with their children, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Knightsville
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday March 14, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Animal Jamboree @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. 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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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday March 15, 2019
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Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. *Limited to 25 children and their caregiver*

CONTACT:  Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  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 March 16, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration is Full.

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

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

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

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register at prov.pub/coding

CONTACT:  Cate Burlington    cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday March 17, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday March 18, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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After School Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD

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

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

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

This month's selection is the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Families with children in grades K-5 can explore the natural world in this program offered in connection with our friends from Roger Williams Park Zoo. Through read-alouds, crafts and nature walks, discover a world of nature in your own backyard! This program is intended for adult caregivers to attend with their children, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Martha  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday March 21, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  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 the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Time Travel Toolkit: Pirates @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday March 22, 2019
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library 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
Sunday March 24, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday March 25, 2019
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
 
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After School Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD

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

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room
Thursday March 28, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide 10am-2pm @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for taxpayers low-middle income with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am-2pm  every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11 (No tax help on February 7)

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring previous years taxes, photo ID and Social Security Card.

 

CONTACT:  AARP  1-888-687-2277  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Babies in the Hall @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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