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Saturday February 3, 2018 - Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Occupied Circles: An Art Exhibit by Michelle Lee @ Central

As the owner and lead designer for Michelle Lee Designs in Johnston, Rhode Island, Michelle has worked on interior design projects for commercial and residential clients across the country. Michelle graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and started her interior design company in 2004. Her playful use of color and texture is seen both in her design work and in her paintings.  Michelle has explored various styles of painting ranging from mixed media, acrylics, chalk paint, pastels and collaging. With Michelle’s versatility, she is able to create unique personalized pieces of art for many of her clients.  She has also been featured in many galleries throughout Rhode Island. An opening reception will be held Sunday, February 4 from 1:30-4 PM and will be free and open to the public.

 
CONTACT:  Michelle Lee  401-954-2065  
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Wednesday February 21, 2018 - Tuesday March 6, 2018
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March Madness Teen Book Bracket
CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: All Locations
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x 4  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: Central Meeting Room
 
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Storytime Station @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Lego Olympic City @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Help build the ski slopes, ice rinks, and sliding center of Olympic Park using the library’s collection of more than 5,000 Lego bricks. Earn an Olympic medal for the tallest, fastest, or most realistic build. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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Play Ping Pong @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Play Ping Pong with other teens in grades 6-12. Play practice games and then play a round robin tournament for Olympic gold! Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers.  Refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended but not required. 

 

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting 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
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection is "Miller's Valley" by Anna Quindlen.

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 February 22, 2018
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Best Web Tools @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A little bored this winter? Check out our class on free and easy-to-use to web tools that will inspire and inform. 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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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-2 PM every Thursday through April 5. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+. This service is offered by trained professional volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Each taxpayer must bring his/her Social Security Card, a photo ID, last year’s tax return, and all 2017 tax information, arranged in an orderly manner. For more information about the AARP/IRS Tax Program, please visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call 1-888-687-2277.

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

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

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 "Miller's Valley" by Anna Quindlen.

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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Make your own Mascot @ Auburn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a crafternoon sculpting this year's Olympic Mascot, Soohorang, out of clay. We will be using air dry material to make our own Soohorangs, snow tigers. Registration is recommended but not required. Grades K-5.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday February 23, 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 February 24, 2018
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Citizenship Classes @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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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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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: Central Meeting 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 @ Central
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young people in grades 9 to 12 may earn community service hours for each book read and discuss at this program.. The choice of book and the number of books you wish to read and discuss is yours! Light breakfast fare will be served. Registration is recommended but not required.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Rhode Coders Club @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn the basics of web programming concepts and coding using HTML and CSS. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning January 20 thru March 24.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday February 25, 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 February 26, 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: Central Meeting Room
 
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about a new topic each week through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft or science experiment! This storytime is designed for children ages 3 - 5 to attend with a caregiver. (Younger siblings are welcome, but not all crafts will be appropriate for younger children.) Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Week Eight: Discover Space (Solar System Scavenger Hunt)

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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RIMSBA Book Club @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) is a new book award, specifically for Middle School students. At each meeting we'll discuss four of this year's nominees, tied to a theme. Students can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title and the votes will be submitted to the state to help select the first ever winner.

The February theme is "Why Can't We Be Friends?." Visit  https://cranstonlibrary.org/rimsba-book-club for a list of this month's discussion titles. Students should read at least one book on the list before the meeting. Copies of the titles will be available at the Children's Desk for club members. 

Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Edna   401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's 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
 
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The Basics of Genealogy Research
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to organize your genealogy project and where to begin. This is session 1 of a 3-part series, but you do not have to attend all three sessions. Session 2 is on February 12 (Searching Online), Session 3 is on February 26 (19th & 20th Century Immigrant Research).

Please register by calling 401-943-9080 x3, emailing us at central@cranstonlibrary.org, or by stopping by the Reference desk at the Central Library. When registering, please mention the sessions you will be attending. This program is hosted by the Rhode Island Genealogical Society.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Tuesday February 27, 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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1, 2, 3 Create with Me @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For 3-5 years: Knead play dough, trace letters in cornmeal, lace your crown: pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a story or two. (Younger siblings are welcome, but not all activities will be appropriate for younger children.) Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out starting 15 minutes before the program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  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 February 28, 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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x 4  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: Central Meeting Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

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 This is Our Story by Ashley Elston. Please contact the library to reserve your copy. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Computer Basics: Part One @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. Part 1 covers how to use the computer mouse and keyboard. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Katherine  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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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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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-2 PM every Thursday through April 5. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+. This service is offered by trained professional volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Each taxpayer must bring his/her Social Security Card, a photo ID, last year’s tax return, and all 2017 tax information, arranged in an orderly manner. For more information about the AARP/IRS Tax Program, please visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call 1-888-687-2277.

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

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

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 March 2, 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 March 3, 2018
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Introduction to Microsoft Word @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@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 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: Central Meeting 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 Club @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn the basics of web programming concepts and coding using HTML and CSS. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning January 20 thru March 24.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Saturday Stitching @ Oak Lawn
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Drop by Oak Lawn on the first Saturday of each month to learn how to make a blanket for babies at Women and Infant's Hospital. Or, learn how to start or complete a knitting project.  Beginning knitters are encouraged to drop by at 2:30pm for one-on-one lessons. Size 8 needles are encouraged but some are available for use.

Community service hours will be granted to teens who complete a blanket.

 

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday March 4, 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 March 5, 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: Central Meeting Room
 
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about a new topic each week through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft or science experiment! This storytime is designed for children ages 3 - 5 to attend with a caregiver. (Younger siblings are welcome, but not all crafts will be appropriate for younger children.) Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Week Nine: Discover the Ocean (Ocean in a Bottle Experiment)

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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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
 
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Family Fun Night @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Children ages 4-8 and families are invited to watch a clip of The Lorax, read the book, make an edible Truffula tree and....eat some cake.  Don't forget the cake.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Tuesday March 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
 
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1, 2, 3 Create with Me @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For 3-5 years: Knead play dough, trace letters in cornmeal, lace your crown: pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a story or two. (Younger siblings are welcome, but not all activities will be appropriate for younger children.) Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out starting 15 minutes before the program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled family program in collaboration with Roger Williams Park Zoo. Each week will feature a naturalist activity, open play, and, of course, the Mobile Nature Swap. Registration is required, space is limited.

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 March 7, 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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x 4  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: Central Meeting Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Robots & More @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly program.  Learn about design, use, and construction of robots and other machines using everyday items you can find around the house.  All mateerials wioll be provided.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Computer Basics: Part Two @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. Part 2 covers how to navigate the internet and use Google. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Katherine  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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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-2 PM every Thursday through April 5. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+. This service is offered by trained professional volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Each taxpayer must bring his/her Social Security Card, a photo ID, last year’s tax return, and all 2017 tax information, arranged in an orderly manner. For more information about the AARP/IRS Tax Program, please visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call 1-888-687-2277.

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

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

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
 
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Comics + Graphic Novels Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every month we celebrate a different comic, manga and/or graphic novel series. We play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks! Recommended for grades 6 and up. Registration is required.

*Spring Discussion Titles: March 8: Legend of Zelda, April 12: Death Note, May 10: Sailor Moon

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Time Travel Toolkit: World War II @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to survive on the homefront during WWII? Join our program at the library and learn the skills to make it as an American kid in the 1940s. This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 - 8, registration is required, space is limited.

Week 1: Mapping a World War

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday March 9, 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 March 10, 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: Central Meeting 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 Club @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn the basics of web programming concepts and coding using HTML and CSS. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning January 20 thru March 24.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Play Playstation VR @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Play PS4 VR: Try gaming as never before by immersing yourself in a 3D environment. Explore the Demo disc or play Batman Arkham, Minecraft,  Star Trek Bridege Crew, or VR Worlds. Playstation VR is not for use by children under 12. This program is open to ages 13-18. To register call 943-9080 X 121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Sunday March 11, 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 March 12, 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: Central Meeting Room
 
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Discovery Storytime @ Hall
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about a new topic each week through an engaging mix of read-alouds and a craft or science experiment! This storytime is designed for children ages 3 - 5 to attend with a caregiver. (Younger siblings are welcome, but not all crafts will be appropriate for younger children.) Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Week Ten: Discover Insects (Static Electricity Butterfly)

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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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
Tuesday March 13, 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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1, 2, 3 Create with Me @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Scribbler Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

For 3-5 years: Knead play dough, trace letters in cornmeal, lace your crown: pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a story or two. (Younger siblings are welcome, but not all activities will be appropriate for younger children.) Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out starting 15 minutes before the program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled family program in collaboration with Roger Williams Park Zoo. Each week will feature a naturalist activity, open play, and, of course, the Mobile Nature Swap. Registration is required, space is limited.

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 March 14, 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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x 4  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: Central Meeting Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

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

Join us for some fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.  Tickets are handed out at the youth services desk before the program.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Robots & More @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly program.  Learn about design, use, and construction of robots and other machines using everyday items you can find around the house.  All mateerials wioll be provided.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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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 March 15, 2018
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Computer Basics: Part Three @ Central
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Katherine  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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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-2 PM every Thursday through April 5. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+. This service is offered by trained professional volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Each taxpayer must bring his/her Social Security Card, a photo ID, last year’s tax return, and all 2017 tax information, arranged in an orderly manner. For more information about the AARP/IRS Tax Program, please visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call 1-888-687-2277.

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

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

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
 
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Time Travel Toolkit: World War II @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to survive on the homefront during WWII? Join our program at the library and learn the skills to make it as an American kid in the 1940s. This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 - 8, registration is required, space is limited.

Week 2: Do Your Bit

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday March 16, 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 March 17, 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:  Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@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 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: Central Meeting 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 Club @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn the basics of web programming concepts and coding using HTML and CSS. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning January 20 thru March 24.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday March 18, 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 March 19, 2018
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled family program in collaboration with Roger Williams Park Zoo. Each week will feature a naturalist activity, open play, and, of course, the Mobile Nature Swap. Registration is required, space is limited.

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 Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.

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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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 March 21, 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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Robots & More @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly program.  Learn about design, use, and construction of robots and other machines using everyday items you can find around the house.  All mateerials wioll be provided.  Registration is required.

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

This month's selection is "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.

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 March 22, 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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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-2 PM every Thursday through April 5. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+. This service is offered by trained professional volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Each taxpayer must bring his/her Social Security Card, a photo ID, last year’s tax return, and all 2017 tax information, arranged in an orderly manner. For more information about the AARP/IRS Tax Program, please visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call 1-888-687-2277.

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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Book Discussion Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection is "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.

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

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

Do you have what it takes to survive on the homefront during WWII? Join our program at the library and learn the skills to make it as an American kid in the 1940s. This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 - 8, registration is required, space is limited.

Week 3: Fun and Games

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday March 23, 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 March 24, 2018
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Citizenship Classes @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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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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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: Central Meeting 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: Special Edition @ Central
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young people in grades nine to twelve are invited to a very special edition of the Breakfast Club; featuring a discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, the book selected for this year's Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program. "It’s a “brave, thought-provoking, conversation-enabling novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her private high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend”. Come share your thoughts on this powerful book involving the themes of identity, family and race. Light breakfast will be served. Participants may receive two hours or community service for reading and then discussing The Hate U Give at this program.

Please stop by the Teen Desk to pick up a free copy of the book prior to the discussion date.

 

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Rhode Coders Club @ Central
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Free classes for adults to learn the basics of web programming concepts and coding using HTML and CSS. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning January 20 thru March 24.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

 

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Sunday March 25, 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 March 26, 2018
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Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Mary Jo    ssol.sewinglove@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled family program in collaboration with Roger Williams Park Zoo. Each week will feature a naturalist activity, open play, and, of course, the Mobile Nature Swap. Registration is required, space is limited.

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 March 28, 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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Robots & More @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly program.  Learn about design, use, and construction of robots and other machines using everyday items you can find around the house.  All mateerials wioll be provided.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday March 29, 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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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-2 PM every Thursday through April 5. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+. This service is offered by trained professional volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Each taxpayer must bring his/her Social Security Card, a photo ID, last year’s tax return, and all 2017 tax information, arranged in an orderly manner. For more information about the AARP/IRS Tax Program, please visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call 1-888-687-2277.

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@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
 
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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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Time Travel Toolkit: World War II @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to survive on the homefront during WWII? Join our program at the library and learn the skills to make it as an American kid in the 1940s. This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 - 8, registration is required, space is limited.

Week 4: Model Planes

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday March 30, 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 March 31, 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 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 April 2, 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: Central Meeting 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
4:05 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
 
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled family program in collaboration with Roger Williams Park Zoo. Each week will feature a naturalist activity, open play, and, of course, the Mobile Nature Swap. Registration is required, space is limited.

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 April 4, 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: Central Meeting Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $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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Robots & More @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly program.  Learn about design, use, and construction of robots and other machines using everyday items you can find around the house.  All mateerials wioll be provided.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday April 5, 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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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-2 PM every Thursday through April 5. AARP Foundation Tax Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60+. This service is offered by trained professional volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. Each taxpayer must bring his/her Social Security Card, a photo ID, last year’s tax return, and all 2017 tax information, arranged in an orderly manner. For more information about the AARP/IRS Tax Program, please visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call 1-888-687-2277.

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting 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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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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Time Travel Toolkit: World War II @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to survive on the homefront during WWII? Join our program at the library and learn the skills to make it as an American kid in the 1940s. This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 - 8, registration is required, space is limited.

Week 5: Entertainment

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday April 6, 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 7, 2018
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Citizenship Classes @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 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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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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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: Central Meeting 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
Sunday April 8, 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 9, 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: Central Meeting 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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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday April 10, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled family program in collaboration with Roger Williams Park Zoo. Each week will feature a naturalist activity, open play, and, of course, the Mobile Nature Swap. Registration is required, space is limited.

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 April 11, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $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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Robots & More @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly program.  Learn about design, use, and construction of robots and other machines using everyday items you can find around the house.  All mateerials wioll be provided.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday April 12, 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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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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Comics + Graphic Novels Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every month we celebrate a different comic, manga and/or graphic novel series. We play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks! Recommended for grades 6 and up. Registration is required.

*Spring Schedule: April 12: Death Note, created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata. May 10: Sailor Moon.

 

 

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Time Travel Toolkit: World War II @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to survive on the homefront during WWII? Join our program at the library and learn the skills to make it as an American kid in the 1940s. This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 - 8, registration is required, space is limited.

Week 6: Victory Garden

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday April 13, 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 14, 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: Central Meeting 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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American Girl Tea Party @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of tea, cupcakes, games and crafts based on the American Girl books and dolls. This program is open to children ages 6 - 13 (dolls are welcome to attend, but not required). Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Sunday April 15, 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 16, 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: Central Meeting 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
 
misc_none
I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday April 17, 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
 
misc_none
English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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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: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none
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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Escape Room: Escape the Upside-Down @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Test your wits against a parallel world that lies just beneath the surface of our own in this escape room based on the series Stranger Things - beware the Demogorgon! This program is intended for kids in Grades 6 - 12, registration is required, space is limited.

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

This month's selection is "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: Central Meeting Room
Thursday April 19, 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
 
misc_none
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 "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: Central Meeting Room
 
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Open Tech Time @ Central
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Develop your artistic skills in this two-hour watercolor painting class. This program is intended for children ages 8 and up, beginners are welcome! Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Friday April 20, 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
 
misc_none
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 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
 
misc_none
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: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none
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
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
misc_none
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: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none
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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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
 
misc_none
I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Tuesday April 24, 2018
misc_none
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
 
misc_none
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
 
misc_none
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
 
misc_none
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
misc_none
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: Central Meeting Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday April 26, 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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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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Money Smart Week: College Bound Saver @ Oak Lawn
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for an informative drop in session from CollegeBound Saver.  Enter raffles, receive free giveaways, and gain valuable information for college saving.

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

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

CONTACT:  Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday April 28, 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 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
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: Central Meeting 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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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
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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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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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: Central Meeting Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers English as a second language classes for adults. $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 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
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: Central Meeting 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
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: Central Meeting 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
4:05 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
 
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I-Spy Storytime @ Hall
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library 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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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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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: Central Meeting Room
 
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday May 10, 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
 
misc_none
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
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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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).

 

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