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Tuesday May 8, 2018 - Wednesday May 30, 2018
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2018 Senior Studio Art Exhibition @ Central

The students of Cranston High School East’s 2018 Senior Art Studio warmly invite you to the 2018 Senior Art Exhibition! This event will showcase the work that 21 young aspiring artists have accumulated over 4 years of high school art education, including some pieces from their 2017-18 concentrations, which are in-depth explorations of a specified theme. Be inspired by the creativity and growth of these students, and join us at the exhibition opening at the Cranston Public Library on May 9, 6pm-8pm. We hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:  Jill Cyr    jcyr@cpsed.net
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ 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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ 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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month’s selection is Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton. Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book today. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

 
CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program 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  c-lab@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 May 25, 2018
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Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! Registration is not required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday May 26, 2018
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Introduction to Online Privacy & Security @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to basic online privacy concepts. We discuss best practices for creating passwords and navigating the internet safely. No registration is required.

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Monday May 28, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed for Memorial Day. 

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ 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 @ 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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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ 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 @ 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 May 31, 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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Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

 
CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar 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  c-lab@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 1, 2018
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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 2, 2018 - Saturday June 9, 2018
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Edgwood Garden Club Flower Display @ Hall

Edgewood Garden Club will display some of its lovely handiwork during the week of June 2 through June 9. Come view the arrangement whenever the library is open. (Mondays and Thursdays 10 am - 8 pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12-8 pm; Fridays-Closed; Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm; Sundays-Closed)

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
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
Saturday June 2, 2018
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Citizenship Classes @ 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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Plant our Learning Gardens! @ Oak Lawn
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Families and teens are invited to help us replant our learning gardens at Oak Lawn! Please call to express your interest.  Teens will earn community service hours as well. 

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Rhode Coders @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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50th Anniversary Celebration and Open House @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cranston Public Library system with an open house party at the Auburn Branch! There will be a scavenger hunt, a bookmark and magnet craft, raffles, and more! Each child who attends will receive a free balloon, and everyone who completes the scavenger hunt will receive an instant prize! Watch a slideshow of the history of the Auburn Branch as you enjoy light refreshments. Come celebrate with us!

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Monday June 4, 2018
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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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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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Teen Team Meeting
4:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Young people in grades 6-12 may earn community service hours by joining the Teen Team, which helps to plan teen programs and services and raises funds for the Cranston Public Library.

Meetings are the first Monday of the month from 4:15-5:00. Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings. Call 401-943-9080 ext. 121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org(link sends e-mail) for more information.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Reading Across Rhode Island in Cranston The Hate U Give discussion @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 16th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

A brave, thought-provoking, conversation-enabling novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her private high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend. Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! Magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing and can still rap if needed. The Hate U Give is her first novel.

The Cranston Public Library will hold a discussion group for those who read The Hate U Give. The event will be guided by CPL staff with a thought provoking discussion on the societal themes brought up in the book.

This event will be open to the public with the Reading Across Rhode Island discussion aimed at teens and adults. 

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ 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 @ 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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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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No Green Thumb Required: The Garden Tourist Lecture & Book Signing @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you enjoy visiting beautiful gardens? Jana Milbocker, author of The Garden Tourist, will discuss some of the Northeast's best public gardens and nurseries at the Central Library on June 5 from 6 - 7:30 pm.   Take a virtual tour through the featured gardens and learn about each garden's highlights, history, and amenities. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. This program is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Cranston Public Library.

About the Author: Jana Milbocker is an avid gardener, plant collector, garden designer, and writer. She lectures on a variety of gardening topics and has presented at the Boston and Connecticut Flower Shows, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and at many garden clubs and organizations. Jana is a garden designer and owner of Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design and installation firm. She is a past president of the Holliston Garden Club and active in the Garden Club Federation and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

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 June 6, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ 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 @ 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 June 7, 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.

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

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

 
CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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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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Daddy, Frank and Me: Daddy's Roommate 28 Years Later @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

June is LGBTQ Pride Month. Celebrate with a talk by Michael Willhoite, author of Daddy's Roommate. Published in 1990, Daddy's Roommate was one of the first children's books to depict a family with two dads. It was groundbreaking then and it is still challenged 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
Friday June 8, 2018
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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 9, 2018
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Citizenship Classes @ 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 Classes @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Rhode Coders @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Images through a Cranston Lens Artists Reception @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All are invited to view the work of local artists who use the camera to express themselves. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Jess Rosner  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Monday June 11, 2018
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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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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
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Teen Summer Volunteer Training @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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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
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Delayed opening - General Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Cranston Public Library will be closed from 9:00 am -12:00 noon on Thursday June 14, 2018 for a general staff meeting.  

The Central library and the William Hall library will open at 12:00 noon.

The Auburn branch will be open regular hours from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

All other branches remain closed on Thursdays.  

CONTACT:  Ed Garcia  401-943-9080  
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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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: June 14: Attack on Titan. July 12: Dragon Ball Z. August 9: My Hero Academia.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday June 15, 2018
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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 16, 2018
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Citizenship Classes @ 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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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Rhode Coders @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday June 18, 2018
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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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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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 June 20, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.

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 "Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan.

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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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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English as a Second Language Registration @ 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 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 5 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
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.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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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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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.

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 Classes @ 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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College Crusade of RI
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTACT:  Olinda Matos  401-419-7148  omatos@thecollegecrusade.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Music Bingo @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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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 @ 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 @ 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
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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
Monday July 16, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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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! No registration necessary. First 25 children will receive a custom-made balloon creation!

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

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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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: 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 @ 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 @ 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 "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 July 19, 2018
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Rock with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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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
Monday July 23, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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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 @ 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 @ 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.  Please register for this program beginning June 22.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Monday July 30, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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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 @ 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 @ 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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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 5 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.

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
Monday August 6, 2018
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Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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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 @ 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.

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
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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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 @ 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
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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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
 
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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 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 August 23, 2018
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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
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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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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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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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