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Saturday June 2, 2018 - Friday June 29, 2018
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Images through a Cranston Lens @ Central

The Cranston Arts Commission is honored and excited to present just a small sample of local talent by artists who use the camera to express themselves. This diverse group are professionals, teachers, commercial and fine artists as well as people who simply enjoy taking photographs. They represent just the tip of the creative iceberg in our city. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Jessica Rosner  401-781-8450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Free Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms for Cranston Residents
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

All ages! Join the Cranston Fire Department for this free public fire safety education workshop.  The fire department is offering FREE smoke & carbon monoxide alarms and free installation to Cranston residents.  Meet with a fireman and determine a date and time for your installation.  

CONTACT:    401-780-4039  FireCar23@cranstonri.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft Word @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of creating and formatting a document. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and no appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday June 22, 2018
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Delayed opening - water meter replacement @ Central
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Central Library will have no access to water until approximately 11:00 am as we have our water meter replaced.  

CONTACT:  Julie Holden  401-943-9080  julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Rock-a-Baby @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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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 June 23, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Monday June 25, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Registration will open for summer programs on June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Circus Dynamics @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Circus Dynamics offers an energetic, audience interactive,circus variety show. Full of laughs and incredible tricks, this top quality performance is non-stop energy and excitement. Audience members may be surprised when they get called up on stage and become part of the show!

Perfect for ages 4-8.  Tickets are available a half hour before the start of the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Hamilton: the Musical Party @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Whether you are a raving fan of the musical Hamilton or you'd just like find out what all the fuss is about, come to a fun party! Take your shot in a lip sync battle, a hip hop battle round, a dance off, fun games and more. Win excellent door prizes and eat delicious snacks. Fetch your frock coats, if you'd  like and be ready to join the revolution! For grades 6 to 12. Registration is recommended but not required for this program. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Dancing Threads Embroidery Lesson @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Participants will come away from this program with a hand-sewn creation! All skill levels are welcome, the program is recommended for teens in Grades 6 and up, registration is required space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will open on June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Fiddle N' Fun @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Keep Your Cool with Estate Planning @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you overheating from the intricacies of managing your financial estate? Do you need to become aware of your options and make sense of your specific circumstances? Learn the basics of estate planning with two experts in the field. Find out what to consider when creating a will, the types and benefits of trusts, how to reduce taxes on estates, and how insurance can provide protection for your family. Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  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

Join us for this month's selection, See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. 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 Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Week One Activity: Fun with Play-Doh

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

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Summer Reading Party @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Whether you love to read or you just need to find the time to do your summer reading, come to a Summer Reading Party for grades 6-12. Bring whatever book you are reading or pick one from our display to try out. You can get the scoop about the books on the Cranston Public Schools suggested Summer Reading List, teen titles that are trending now as well as perennial favorites. We'll start by chatting about what we are reading, then...READ and enjoy delicious snacks. Participants will get a free book to take home. Registration recommended. Drop-ins are welcome. Registration begins June 1st. 

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  410-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and no appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Cranston Summer Concert Series: The New 40 @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Kick off the summer concert series with The New 40, playing soulful covers that move and groove. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Friday June 29, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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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 June 30, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Monday July 2, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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PS4 Games Rock @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Live out your rock star dreams playing Rock Band Rivals on a fender JaguarTM guitar with precision frets and strum bar. Test your skill. Play some of rock's greatest hits. Rock out on vocals and show your rock star status. plus you can make your own guitar pick and create your own guitar pick jewelry. Refreshments will be served. Targeted for grade 6 to 12. Registration is recommended but not required. Registration begins July 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary .org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Thursday July 5, 2018
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Computer Basics: Part One @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. Part One covers how to use the computer mouse and keyboard. No registration necessary.

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

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Week Two Craft: Clothespin Butterflies

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

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

Registration for summer programs will open on June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  4014875339  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Cranston Summer Concert Series: The Rockin' Soul Horns @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for The Rockin' Soul Horns, an eight piece band playing blues, soul and R&B. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Friday July 6, 2018
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TRY with Musician Greg Lato @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday July 7, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Monday July 9, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Recommended for ages 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Children will explore sound, 3D construction, and music through the creation of their own working instruments.  Open to grades K through 5.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Drumming with Rick Morin's Rhythm Room Drummers @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Bang out beats on buckets in this hands on interactive drumming workshop. No musical experience required. Listen, learn, collaborate and use your imagination. It's fun and entertaining. Targeted for grades 6 to 12. Registration recommended, but not required. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-226-2305  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Dancing Threads for Teens @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn to Sew! Teens will create a sewn paper journal/notebook while learning basic sewing skills. Open to grades 6 and up. Please register for this program beginning June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Rock Painting @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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The Hate U Give Living Literature Performance @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Living Literature presents a 50-minute, four actor, dramatic interpretation of the Read Across Rhode Island selection The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Watch this amazing YA novel come to life before your eyes! This performance, recommended for kids entering Grades 6 and up, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

"Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators creating readers theatre style presentations to dramatize non dramatic writing, using only the authors words; allowing the audience to experience the events and characters of the story in a unique way." - www.livingliterature.org

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Computer Basics: Part Two @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. Part Two covers how to navigate the internet and use Google. No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

Week Three Activity: Outdoor Water Play (weather permitting)

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

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Manga Comics Club @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every month we celebrate a different manga or comics series. Join us for a lively discussion, anime clips, games, drawing, and, of course, free snacks! Grades 6-12, registration is required.

Series Schedule: July 12: Dragon Ball Z. August 9: My Hero Academia.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Cranston Summer Concert Series: The Barley Hoppers @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Barley Hoppers bring classic country music, mixed with oldies. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Friday July 13, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday July 14, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday July 16, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Dean Watts from Rising Sun Self Defense Ju Jitsu Workshop @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A fun, energetic introduction to self-defense. This is a hands-on, active showcase that will get kids moving and learning skills that will boost their confidence and discipline. Targeted for grades 6 to 12. Registration recommended but not required. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Balloon Creations with Ron Sargent @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in and watch Ron Sargent of Balloon Creations Galore create balloon animals, people and more!  First 20 children will receive a custom-made balloon creation!  Tickets will be distributed beginning at 2:00 pm.

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

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon.

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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Kids' Concert Series: Johnny the K @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Teen Paint Party with Mermaid Masterpieces @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 Join Rebecca Killian for a fun step-by-step paint party and add your own flair! Open to grades 6 and   up.   Please register for this program beginning June 22nd.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Warm and Fuzzy Animal Adventures @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

This month's selection is "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Computer Basics: Part Three @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. Part 3 covers how to save and organize files on your computer. No registration necessary.

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

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

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

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

Week Four Craft: Rainbow Windcatcher

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon.

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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Recycled Musical Instruments @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make your own band out of leftover cans! Turn recycled materials into instruments in this hour-long craft and music program. This program is intended for children entering Grades K - 5, registration is not required.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Cranston Summer Concert Series: 19th Nervous Breakdown @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

All are invited to enjoy Rolling Stones tribute band, 19th Nervous Breakdown. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Friday July 20, 2018
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Storyteller Joe Theroux @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday July 21, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to create a professional looking slide presentation with this versatile program. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday July 23, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

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

Come sit and cuddle with the animals!  Meet rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and more!  Open to grades K through 5.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rock out @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Libraries Rock! Rock out at a concert by a local Teen Band, fronted by Cranston's own Joe Diorio.  Concertgoer's receive a glow stick and a scratch ticket for a chance to win an instant prize! Joe will play some acoustic numbers as well as rock out with his band. Take some selfie's in the photo booth and enjoy refreshments. Reserve your ticket or get one at the door the day of the show.

 

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Teen Paint Party with Mermaid Masterpieces @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Rebecca Killian for a fun step-by-step paint party and add your own flair! Open to grades 6 and up.  Registration is required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us this month as we discuss The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. This is "the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped by civil war." Please call, visit or email the library to reserve your copy today. This program is free and open to the public.

 

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Cranston Summer Concert Series: The Jesse Liam Band @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Jesse Liam band plays music from the classics to contemporary. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Friday July 27, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday July 28, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday July 30, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Pet Rocks @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come design and create your very own pet rock.  Paint and markers await your imagination.  Join us

Perfect for children ages 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets are available a half hour before the event begins in the Children's Room at the service desk.

CONTACT:  Emily Brown  401-943-9080 x119  emilybrown@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Rockstar Escape Room @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Test your skills against the clock in this Rock Music-themed Escape Room for those in Grades 6-12. Can you solve the puzzles by uncovering clues, using hints, teamwork and strategy to  escape the “locked” room before time runs out? Registration is required, Limited to 16 participants. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Escape Room: Battle of the Bands @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

After a summer spent practicing guitar riffs and amazing vocals, you and your fellow bandmates suddenly find that you've been locked in your rehearsal room by a rival band! Solve a series of music-themed puzzles to escape from the library with enough time to make it to your school's Battle of the Bands competition and win eternal rock glory! This program is intended for kids entering Grades 6 and up. Registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will begin June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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MobileQuest Escape Room! @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join MobileQuest for an escape room experience filled with hands-on challenges and video clues to help a friend out of a jam! For teens entering grade 6 and up. Limited to 16 participants. Registration will begin in June.

CONTACT:  Oak Lawn Staff  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Thursday August 2, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Week Seven: Floating Sailboat

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

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

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Cranston Summer Concert Series: Sh-Bop @ Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Finish off the concert series with Sh-Bop, playing music from the birth of rock & roll. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn
Friday August 3, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday August 4, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday August 6, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Music Maker Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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PS4 VR Games Rock @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Try gaming as never before by immersing yourself in a 3D environment. Explore the Demo disc or play Batman Arkham,Minecraft, Star Trek Bridge Crew, Rock Band Rivals or VR Worlds. Playstation VR is not recommended for use by chidlren under 12. Refreshments will be served. This program is open to ages 12 -18. Registration is required. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Books Rock! @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nurturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Come to the library and have a henna design done by a professional henna artist! Designs last 1-3 weeks, and are all done with natural plant dye. Recommended for grades 6+ No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Week Eight Activity: Outside Chalk Play (weather permitting)

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

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Manga Comics Club @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every month we celebrate a different manga or comics series. Join us for a lively discussion, anime clips, games, drawing, and, of course, free snacks! Grades 6-12, registration is required.

Series Schedule: August 9: My Hero Academia.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday August 10, 2018
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Fiddle 'N Fun @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday August 11, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday August 13, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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ESL Conversation Class @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Saturday August 18, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection will be announced.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection will be announced.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection will be announced.

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
Saturday August 25, 2018
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Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday September 3, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday September 6, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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English as a Second Language Registration: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday October 4, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Library Board of Trustees meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Financial Planning Seminar & One-on-One Consultations @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island in conjuction with the Cranston Public Library invites you to attend free personal finance seminars and chat one-on-one with a financial planning professional.  Learn how you can manage and maximize your money.   

CONTACT:  Jason Siperstein    jes@eliotrose.com
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Monday October 22, 2018
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Ghosts & Legends: an Evening with Jeff Belanger @ Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Holden  401-943-9080 x101  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday November 1, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Sunday November 11, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations