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Friday August 18, 2017
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Learning Lounge @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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Citizenship Classes @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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JavaScript Rhode Coders Club @ Cranston
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cranston Rhode Coders JavaScript Club

10 Weekly Meetups beginning Saturday, July 8th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Learn JavaScript basics to create interactive websites, apps, and games.  Topics covered include Variables, Scope, Control Flow, and the DOM. A working knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended.  Final project will be a web-based game.

Register at:  prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Sunday August 20, 2017
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
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Monday August 21, 2017
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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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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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.

 
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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Solarize Cranston Program @ Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Solarize Cranston Community Event: Solar Makes $ense

8/22 6:30pm – 8pm

Join the Solarize Cranston team and Cranston’s installer, RGS Energy for an informative presentation and Q&A. Attendees will have a chance to talk to Cranston’s solar ambassadors, find out about Solarize incentives and rebates and to find out why RI’s solar program is ranked 3rd in the nation! The event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact Karen Stewart: 401-215-3285

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Solarize Cranston Information Table @ Central
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Come meet with representatives of Solarize Cranston to learn more information about this residential program. Solarize Cranston is a unique partnership between the City of Cranston and the State of Rhode Island. For more information visit: http://solarizeri.com/cranston/
LOCATION: Central Library
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian. "When a sleepwalker who has experienced episodes of near violence while unconscious goes missing, her eldest daughter, Lianna, finds herself drawn to a lead detective who seems to know more than he is revealing."  Please call, email or visit the library to reserve your copy today. This program is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

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.

 
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Friday August 25, 2017
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Learning Lounge @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Citizenship Classes @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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JavaScript Rhode Coders Club @ Cranston
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cranston Rhode Coders JavaScript Club

10 Weekly Meetups beginning Saturday, July 8th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Learn JavaScript basics to create interactive websites, apps, and games.  Topics covered include Variables, Scope, Control Flow, and the DOM. A working knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended.  Final project will be a web-based game.

Register at:  prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Sunday August 27, 2017
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
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Monday August 28, 2017
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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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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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.

 
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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

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.

 
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Friday September 1, 2017
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Saturday September 2, 2017
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JavaScript Rhode Coders Club @ Cranston
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cranston Rhode Coders JavaScript Club

10 Weekly Meetups beginning Saturday, July 8th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Learn JavaScript basics to create interactive websites, apps, and games.  Topics covered include Variables, Scope, Control Flow, and the DOM. A working knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended.  Final project will be a web-based game.

Register at:  prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Sunday September 3, 2017
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed

All CPL locations will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.

LOCATION: All Locations
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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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 to learn more about these vital support programs.

LOCATION: Central Library
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Friday September 8, 2017
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Saturday September 9, 2017
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JavaScript Rhode Coders Club @ Cranston
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cranston Rhode Coders JavaScript Club

10 Weekly Meetups beginning Saturday, July 8th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Learn JavaScript basics to create interactive websites, apps, and games.  Topics covered include Variables, Scope, Control Flow, and the DOM. A working knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended.  Final project will be a web-based game.

Register at:  prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Monday September 11, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

 

 

 

 

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Teen Team Meeting @ Central
4:15 PM - 5:15 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 (unless it is a holiday) from 4:15-5:15. Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings.The September meeting will be our organizational meeting. New members are always welcome. Call 401-943-9080 x121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org  for more information.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Shakespeare in the Hall Library @ Hall
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Release your inner actor. Join us in September to read one of Shakespeare's plays aloud. There are no supporting players. Everyone is a star! You can read one line or an entire soliloquy.  Bring a copy of Shakespeare's complete works or contact the library to reserve a copy.  This program is free and open to the public.

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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Fantastic Book Club - Building a Better World
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Book CoverKids entering Grades 4-8, join us for the Fantastic Book Club: Building a Better World! On the second Wednesday of the month from 4 - 5 pm, we'll discuss a different book, involving everything from compassion to robots. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk.

On September 13, we will discuss Hatching Magic by Ann Downer.

Registration for book club is required. Please stop by the Youth Services desk or call 401-943-9080 ext. 4 to register, or for more information.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Write Rhode Island 2018 Workshop for Teens @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is the first in a series of three short story writing workshops for students in grades 6-12 with writer, editor and writing teacher Kathryn Kulpa. Each workshop will have a different focus. You may attend one, two or all three of the workshops. Workshops are free but registration is advised.

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
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Friday September 15, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Play Ping Pong @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Have fun playing ping pong. Practice your skills and play against other teens in your skill level. Refreshmernts will be served.This program is open to those in grades 6-12. The program is free, registration is recommended but not required.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Monday September 18, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

 

 

 

 

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

September's novel is "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters, a bewitching story that keeps you guessing until the last pages.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Write Rhode Island 2018 Workshop for Teens @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is the first in a series of three short story writing workshops for students in grades 6-12 with writer, editor and writing teacher Kathryn Kulpa. Each workshop will have a different focus. You may attend one, two or all three of the workshops. Workshops are free but registration is advised.

 

 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

September's novel is "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters, a bewitching story that keeps you guessing until the last pages.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

September's novel is "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters, a bewitching story that keeps you guessing until the last pages.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Friday September 22, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

 

 

 

 

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to join a volunteer sewing group who donate time and talent to serve the community with handmade goods.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Beyond Board Games Night @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Enter the world of designer board games for the first time, or bring your own games and play with friends and family. Instruction for Ticket to Ride and Sheriff of Nottingham will be provided at the Beginners Table by designer board game enthusiast, John McCarthy.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Write Rhode Island 2018 Workshop for Teens @ Central
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is the first in a series of three short story writing workshops for students in grades 6-12 with writer, editor and writing teacher Kathryn Kulpa. Each workshop will have a different focus. You may attend one, two or all three of the workshops. Workshops are free but registration is advised.

 

LOCATION: Central Library
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stay tuned for this month's selection! This program is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Thursday September 28, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Friday September 29, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Monday October 2, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

 

 

 

 

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Teen Team Meeting @ Central
4:15 PM - 5:15 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 4:15-5:15. Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings. New members are always welcome. Call 401-943-9080 x121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Escape Room: Escape From Ghosts! @ Hall
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Test your skills against the clock (and the spectres) in this haunted-house themed Escape Room for kids in Grades 6 - 12. Registration is required, space is limited, a haunting experience guaranteed!

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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday October 4, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Time Travel Toolkit: Communication @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Could you surive 300 years in the past? Build your skills in this six-week history adventure for kids entering Grades 3 - 8. Each week participants will build their survival toolkit by learning the skills necessary for life in the past and the people who made it all happen. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week One: Make your own paper and ink, and practice your skills with a quill pen!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Thursday October 5, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 to learn more about these vital support programs.

LOCATION: Central Library
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1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Techsplorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore computers and beyond at our new technology class for grades K-2. Every week participants will earn badges as they are introduced to new technologies, programs, and websites as well as learning computer vocabulary and online safety. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Friday October 6, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Monday October 9, 2017
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Library Closed

All CPL locations will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9.

LOCATION: All Locations
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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William Hall Library Board of Trustees Meeting @ Hall
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday October 11, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Time Travel Toolkit: Clothing @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Could you surive 300 years in the past? Build your skills in this six-week history adventure for kids entering Grades 3 - 8. Each week participants will build their survival toolkit by learning the skills necessary for life in the past and the people who made it all happen. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Two: Learn basic stitches and make your own pocketbook (in an era before sewn-in pockets, both ladies and gentlemen needed one).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Library Board of Trustees meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Thursday October 12, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Techsplorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore computers and beyond at our new technology class for grades K-2. Every week participants will earn badges as they are introduced to new technologies, programs, and websites as well as learning computer vocabulary and online safety. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Friday October 13, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All ages are welcome to drop in to Knightsville to make a fun Halloween craft!  All materials provided.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Saturday October 14, 2017
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Escape Room: Save Batman @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Test your skills against the clock in this Batman-themed Escape Room for those in Grades 6-12. Can you rescue Batman from the Joker and escape the room before time runs out? Registration is required, space is limited.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Monday October 16, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

 

 

 

 

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Shakespeare in the Hall Library @ Hall
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Release your inner actor. Join us in October to read one of Shakespeare's plays aloud. There are no supporting players. Everyone is a star! You can read one line or an entire soliloquy.  Bring a copy of Shakespeare's complete works or contact the library to reserve a copy.  This program is free and open to the public.

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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The book discussion choice for October is "Nutshell" by Ian McEwan. Told from a perspective unlike any other, this is an intriguing tale of murder and deceit.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Wednesday October 18, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Time Travel Toolkit: Cooking @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Could you surive 300 years in the past? Build your skills in this six-week history adventure for kids entering Grades 3 - 8. Each week participants will build their survival toolkit by learning the skills necessary for life in the past and the people who made it all happen. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Three: Learn how to make a bread starter, churn your own butter and prepare a loaf of dough to bake at home.

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Book Discussion Group @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The book discussion choice for October is "Nutshell" by Ian McEwan. Told from a perspective unlike any other, this is an intriguing tale of murder and deceit.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Tell a Friend Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The book discussion choice for October is "Nutshell" by Ian McEwan. Told from a perspective unlike any other, this is an intriguing tale of murder and deceit.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Techsplorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore computers and beyond at our new technology class for grades K-2. Every week participants will earn badges as they are introduced to new technologies, programs, and websites as well as learning computer vocabulary and online safety. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Friday October 20, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Sunday October 22, 2017
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Holocaust Program
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hold for Beth

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Monday October 23, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to join a volunteer sewing group who donate time and talent to serve the community with handmade goods.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Planning, Preparing and Paying for College: A Free Seminar @ Hall
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

College Advisors Group invites the public to a free seminar on planning, preparing and paying for college. This program is free and open to the public.

 

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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Time Travel Toolkit: Technology @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Could you surive 300 years in the past? Build your skills in this six-week history adventure for kids entering Grades 3 - 8. Each week participants will build their survival toolkit by learning the skills necessary for life in the past and the people who made it all happen. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Four: Participate in experiements and contribute to the dawning of a new era of scientific understanding.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Reading in the Hall @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stay tuned for this month's selection! This program is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Tell a Friend Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tell a Friend Remind Me about this Event
 
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Techsplorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore computers and beyond at our new technology class for grades K-2. Every week participants will earn badges as they are introduced to new technologies, programs, and websites as well as learning computer vocabulary and online safety. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Friday October 27, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Monday October 30, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Tuesday October 31, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Trick or Treat at the library @ Oak Lawn
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Oak Lawn branch in costume before trick-or-treating for an activity and a treat!

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Trick or Treat at the Library @ Knightsville
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop by the Knightsville Branch in costume before trick-or-treating for an activity and a treat!

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Time Travel Tookit: Art @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Could you surive 300 years in the past? Build your skills in this six-week history adventure for kids entering Grades 3 - 8. Each week participants will build their survival toolkit by learning the skills necessary for life in the past and the people who made it all happen. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Five: Learn the basics of silhouette-making, the perfect evening entertainment in an era without electricity!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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 to learn more about these vital support programs.

LOCATION: Central Library
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1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Techsplorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore computers and beyond at our new technology class for grades K-2. Every week participants will earn badges as they are introduced to new technologies, programs, and websites as well as learning computer vocabulary and online safety. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Friday November 3, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Monday November 6, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Teen Team Meeting @ Central
4:15 PM - 5:15 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 4:15-5:15. Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings.New members are always welcome. Call 401-943-9080 x121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org  for more information.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday November 8, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Time Travel Toolkit: Travel @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Could you surive 300 years in the past? Build your skills in this six-week history adventure for kids entering Grades 3 - 8. Each week participants will build their survival toolkit by learning the skills necessary for life in the past and the people who made it all happen. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Six: Circumnavigate the world in a model ship that you can build, rig, and decorate yourself. Here be pirates. You have been warned.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Library Board of Trustees meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Techsplorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore computers and beyond at our new technology class for grades K-2. Every week participants will earn badges as they are introduced to new technologies, programs, and websites as well as learning computer vocabulary and online safety. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All ages are welcome to drop in to Knightsville to make a fun Thanksgiving craft!  All materials provided.  Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Library Closed

All CPL locations will be closed on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.

LOCATION: All Locations
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Monday November 13, 2017
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Inside Out Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Take what you learn at the library outside the building doors in this storytime for children ages 3 - 5. Storytime will begin inside the library at 10:30, but will move outdoors (weather permitting) for a craft or read-aloud adventure! Registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Ready to Read @ Central
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118  Two sessions are available : Monday afternoons at 1:30 PM and Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

All are invited to join a volunteer sewing group who donate time and talent to serve the community with handmade goods.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wiggle, Giggle, and Read @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for 2s and 3s that gets the wiggles and giggles out with the help of a book or two.  Tuesday mornings at Central.  Your choice of two sessions : 10 or 10:30.  Registration required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Make with Me! @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a morning of reading and creating at the library! This 45-minute program will begin with a storytime featuring music and movement followed by craft time and coloring. Recommended for children ages 0-3.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Shakespeare in the Hall Library @ Hall
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Release your inner actor. Join us in November to read one of Shakespeare's plays aloud. There are no supporting players. Everyone is a star! You can read one line or an entire soliloquy.  Bring a copy of Shakespeare's complete works or contact the library to reserve a copy.  This program is free and open to the public.

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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November's book is "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Bachman, a light hearted by deeply moving novel about a grumpy but lovable curmudgeon.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Wednesday November 15, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting 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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Storytime Station @ Central
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs...everyday activities to help your child be ready to read. Space is limited. Tickets available at the Youth Services Desk fifteen minutes ahead of time. There will be THREE sessions. Please select one. The first session will start at 10:00 AM. The second session will start at 10:30, and the third session will start at 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November's book is "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Bachman, a light hearted by deeply moving novel about a grumpy but lovable curmudgeon.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Thursday November 16, 2017
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Ready to Read @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

An independent storytime event for four and five year olds ready to practise critical reading skills like phonological awareness, letter recognition and listening with engaging activities.  Children will be asked to take out select picture books to practise skills acquired.  Registration is required.  Call 943-9080 XT 118

 
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This play-based program features toys, songs, rhymes, and (of course!) a story! This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November's book is "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Bachman, a light hearted by deeply moving novel about a grumpy but lovable curmudgeon.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
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Friday November 17, 2017
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Noisy Stories! @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join our Noisy Stories, a half-hour of sound-inspired stories.  Bring your imaginations and your sound effects! This program requires registration, as space is limited. Please call 942-1787 to register beginning August 18th.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:30 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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Monday November 20, 2017
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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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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Learning Lounge
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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Tuesday November 21, 2017
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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Wednesday November 22, 2017
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Library Closing at 5pm

All CPL locations will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22.

LOCATION: All Locations
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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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

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 each Wednesday morning for six weeks.  $25 registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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