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Monday April 2, 2018 - Saturday April 28, 2018
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The Students of Carole Berren, AWS @ Central

 

The students of Carole Berren  AWS will be exhibiting their watercolors, collages and drawings at the Cranston Public Library gallery from April 2 until April 28 2018.  On Sunday, April 8th there will be an opening reception from 2 – 4 PM to meet and speak with the artists.

Some of the exhibitors have been painting for less than a year.  Some have been studying for over twenty plus years.

Watercolors can be very challenging as we explore the possibilities of the medium working from representational to abstraction; dry brush to wet in wet, We do study the masters so as to gain knowledge and understanding from their trials, errors and successes.

Together we are on a journey seeking the many truths in art.  But it is always important in that journey to find and grow in our own individual voices of communication.  The possibilities are exciting

CONTACT:  Carole Berren    cberren1@cox.net
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Saturday April 21, 2018
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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).

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

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

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

 

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Breakfast Book Club: Earth Day Edition
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this special Earth Day themed Breakfast Book Club you are invited to talk about your choice of book about nature, the environment, conservation or saving the planet as you enjoy light breakfast fare. The book you choose may be fiction or non-fiction. Make a recycled book planter to take home. All materials are provided. You may earn two hours of community service for attending this program. The program is open to those in grades 6 to 12. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Rhode Coders @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Dash Robots! Obstacle Course Challenge by MobileQuest @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Come out and join the MobileQuest team for an afternoon of Coding Fun! Participants in grades 1-5 will learn basic block coding by using Dash Robots, then put their new skills to the test by coding the robots through our obstacle course.  Please register ahead of time as space is limited to 24 participants.
CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday April 22, 2018
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Sunday Hours @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday.

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday April 23, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Four Craft: 3D Muffin Wrapper Flowers

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Grief Support Group @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Mary Jo    ssol.sewinglove@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Uno's Dough Raiser to support the Cranston Public Library
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Support the Cranston Public Library by dining out! Enjoy great food that Uno's has to offer, and 20% of your check will benefit the Cranston Public Library Association.  Applies to dine-in or takeout orders all day!

Join us at 7:30pm for WRIK Entertainment trivia and you could win one of two top prizes! Be sure to reserve a table for trivia by calling Uno Warwick at 401-738-5610.

Don't forget to print out a flyer or obtain one at your local Cranston Public Library Branch.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

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

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

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

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

This month's selection is also the Reading Across RI book. Join us to discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  (The Hate U Give is available as an ebook or audiobook without any waiting list until May 15.) Please call, email or visit the library to reserve your copy or download it today from https://riezone.overdrive.com/. (Be sure to have your library card and PIN ready in order to download.)

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday April 27, 2018
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Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Shred It Day @ Central
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our annual Shred-It Day event, sponsored by Mariner Private Wealth Management in Garden City (Ameriprise Financial).  Bring up to 4 boxes of paper and watch it disappear.  If you have more than 4 boxes you may get in line again.  

CONTACT:  Julie Holden  401-943-9080  
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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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).

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

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

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

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

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Sunday Hours @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday.

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday April 30, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Five: Tissue Paper Blooming Tree

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Dia de los ninos, dia de los libros/ Children's Day, Book Day
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate a day of childhood and reading! Drop by the Children's Room from 11:00am until 4:00pm on Children's Day, Book Day for a great book selection, activity, and giveaways!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Grief Support Group @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

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

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

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

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

 
CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday May 4, 2018
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Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday May 5, 2018
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CPLA Booksale @ Hall
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Cranston Public Library Association annual book sale takes place Saturday, May 5th from 10a-3p. More information will follow.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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LEGO Artist Meet & Greet @ Hall
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come see the LEGO models of Aldrich and Gorton Junior High Schools and meet the artist, Andrew Grover from 2-3 pm. Then, join him in the Program Room from 3-4 pm for a special presentation on Rhode Island's historic school buildings and a Q & A session.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Sunday May 6, 2018
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Sunday Hours @ Central
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday.

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Monday May 7, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Six: Coffee Can Lid Sailboat

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Grief Support Group @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Teen Team Meeting
4:05 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.

Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings. Call 401-943-9080 ext. 121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org(link sends e-mail) for more information.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

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

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

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

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft Word @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday May 11, 2018
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Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday May 12, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Spring Concert Series: Bella Musica @ Hall
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bella Musica finishes off our Spring Concert Series!  Enjoy some classical music to help welcome the warm weather with one of the most sought-after string ensembles in southern New England.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Monday May 14, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Seven Craft: Rolled Paper Ladybug

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

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

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

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

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday May 18, 2018
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Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday May 19, 2018
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Let's Plant the Library Garden @ Central
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Would you like to grow food or flowers, but don't know where to start? Get hands-on experience, learn about gardening and earn community service hours. Join us to plant salad vegetables, culinary herbs and flowers and you may earn two hours of communitys service. If you wish, you can commit to an hour each week to  help to maintain the garden this spring or even this summer.  This program is recommended for those in grades 6 to 12. Parents and family membersof participating teens, who may wish to help plant, are welcome. All materials will be provided.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Monday May 21, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Eight: Clothespin Airplane

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Grief Support Group @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Family Fun Night @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Elephant and Piggie Like Reading  is a Family Fun Night event for children ages 4 - 8 years and their families.  This month the readings and activities will center around Mo Willems and some of his favorite characters: Elephant, Piggie, Pigeon and others too.  Please join us for the fun and games.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Tuesday May 22, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

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

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

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

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday May 25, 2018
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Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
 
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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Learning Lounge @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Friday June 1, 2018
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 2, 2018
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday June 4, 2018
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Ten: Wind Sock Kite

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Conversation Class @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

 
CONTACT:  Chris Bourret    cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Friday June 8, 2018
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 9, 2018
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Monday June 11, 2018
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Shakespeare in the Hall @ Hall
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Release your inner actor! Join us each month to read a different play. There are no supporting players. Everyone is a star! You can read one line or an entire soliloquy.  Please 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.

CONTACT:  Michael    mwillhoite@verizon.net
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Library Board of Trustees meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Delayed opening - General Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

All other branches remain closed on Thursdays.  

CONTACT:  Ed Garcia  401-943-9080  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Friday June 15, 2018
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday June 16, 2018
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RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

 

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

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

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

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

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

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

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

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

This month's selection is "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Friday June 22, 2018
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Rock-a-Baby @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for songs, puppets, and music with Rock-a-Baby, a fun and entertanining music event!  Open to all ages. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes prior for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Color and Calm @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Monday June 25, 2018
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Dancing Threads Embroidery Lesson @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Participants will come away from this program with a hand-sewn creation! All skill levels are welcome, the program is recommended for teens in Grades 5 and up, registration is required space is limited.

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Musical Chairs, Musical History @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday June 29, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 0-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Reading Rocks! Book club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Thursday July 5, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Robot Dance Party @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  4014875339  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday July 6, 2018
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TRY with Musician Greg Lato @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us and musician Greg Lato for TRY, an inspiring and motivational singalong book about not being afraid or discouraged to take a chance on anything you want to do. After all, any accomplishment starts with that first step of trying regardless of your fear of failure, not being any good, or caring what others think. There are no limits if you just give it a go! Open to all ages. Space is limited so please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Reading Rocks! Book club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Dancing Threads for Teens @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Sea Shanteys with BJ Whitehouse @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday July 13, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 0-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Reading Rocks! Book club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Teen SR: Dean Watts Ju Jitsu Workshop @ Central

A fun, energetic introduction to self-defense. This is a hands-on, active showcase that will get kids moving and learning skills that will boost their confidence and discipline.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
 
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Balloon Creations with Ron Sargent @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop in and watch Ron Sargent of Balloon Creations Galore create balloon animals, people and more! No registration necessary. First 25 children will receive a custom-made balloon creation!

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Teen Paint Party with Mermaid Masterpieces @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

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

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Recycled Musical Instruments @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Friday July 20, 2018
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Storyteller Joe Theroux @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for fun, lively stories with animated story teller Joe Theroux!  Open to all ages. Space is limited so please arrive 15 minutes prior for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Reading Rocks! Book club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Teen Paint Party with Mermaid Masterpieces @ Knightsville
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Music Bingo @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday July 27, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 0-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Reading Rocks! Book club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Reverse Engineer Instruments @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday August 2, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Quidditch Tournament @ Hall
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday August 3, 2018
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Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 0-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Reading Rocks! Book club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Henna by Heather @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Premier Martial Arts Workshop @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday August 10, 2018
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Fiddle 'N Fun @ Oak Lawn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Fiddle 'N Fun for a unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! Open to all ages. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:  Stefanie  4019421787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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Reading Rocks! Book club @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Monday August 13, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

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

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

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

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

All CPL locations are closed.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday October 4, 2018
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2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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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
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.

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

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Monday October 22, 2018
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Ghosts & Legends: an Evening with Jeff Belanger
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Holden  401-943-9080 x101  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Sunday November 11, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Monday November 12, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations