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Tuesday January 16, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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).

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.

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 todevelop 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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Minecraft Adventures @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this program for grades 3-6, we will explore a different Minecraft adventure map each week, playing together in the same world. Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Mock Madness @ Central
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sixty four of the year's best picture books will be divided into brackets and you must vote to save your favorite from elimination! Work your way through the sweet sixteen to the elite eight to the final four. The day after the Caldecott Award is announced, we'll see how out choices stack up and celebrate with refreshments. For children in Grades 3-6. Parents are invited too. Registration is required.

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

This month's selection is "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson.

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

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday January 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).

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.

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Stop-motion stations will be set up so you can try recording your creations, one second at a time.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled programs, featuring a naturalist activity, free play time, and a mobile nature swap activity! Registration is required to participate in these fun, free events. Registration is required, space is limited.

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 "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson.

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

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Thursday January 18, 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.

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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar 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!

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 "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson.

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

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Comic Creators @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program is designed for children in grades 3 - 6 to learn about comics, visual storytelling, and graphic art. Each week we will experiment with a different genre of comics and create a mini-project. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday January 19, 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.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
 
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CollegeBound Saver Information Session @ Oak Lawn
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a free information session from CollegeBound Saver. Registration is not required.

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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday January 20, 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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 January 21, 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.

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday January 22, 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.

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 Three: Discover Transportation (with a Lego Car Build and Race)

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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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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 January theme is "Where Do I Fit In?." 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. 

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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Beginning Reader Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join your child on their journey to independent reading.  We'll all read out loud at the same time and do activities to expand our understanding of the stories.   Nobody has to read alone.  Multiple copies of the books will be provided.  Registration is required.  Recommended for grades K-2.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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).

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.

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 todevelop 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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Minecraft Adventures @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this program for grades 3-6, we will explore a different Minecraft adventure map each week, playing together in the same world. Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Mock Madness @ Central
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sixty four of the year's best picture books will be divided into brackets and you must vote to save your favorite from elimination! Work your way through the sweet sixteen to the elite eight to the final four. The day after the Caldecott Award is announced, we'll see how out choices stack up and celebrate with refreshments. For children in Grades 3-6. Parents are invited too. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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.

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Stop-motion stations will be set up so you can try recording your creations, one second at a time.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled programs, featuring a naturalist activity, free play time, and a mobile nature swap activity! Registration is required to participate in these fun, free events. Registration is required, space is limited.

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

This month's selection is The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti. Please call, email or visit the library to reserve your copy of the book. This program is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday January 25, 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.

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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar 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!

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Comic Creators @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program is designed for children in grades 3 - 6 to learn about comics, visual storytelling, and graphic art. Each week we will experiment with a different genre of comics and create a mini-project. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday January 26, 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.

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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday January 27, 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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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RITBA Breakfast Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Those in grades 9-12 are invited to join the RITBA Breakfast Club. It offers teens the opportunity to earn community service for participating in monthly discussions (from September to January) of books nominated for the RITBA as they enjoy light breakfast fare. In January, members of this group will vote for their favorite book. To view the complete list of RITBA 2018 Nominees with a short description of each book, click here. Registration is required for the book club. Please stop by the Teen Desk or call 943-9080 x121 to register, or for more information.

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 January 28, 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.

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday January 29, 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.

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 Four: Discover Weather (Rain Cloud in a Jar Experiment)

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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Beginning Reader Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join your child on their journey to independent reading.  We'll all read out loud at the same time and do activities to expand our understanding of the stories.   Nobody has to read alone.  Multiple copies of the books will be provided.  Registration is required.  Recommended for grades K-2.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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English as a Second Language @ Hall
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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).

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.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none
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 todevelop 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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Minecraft Adventures @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this program for grades 3-6, we will explore a different Minecraft adventure map each week, playing together in the same world. Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Mock Madness @ Central
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sixty four of the year's best picture books will be divided into brackets and you must vote to save your favorite from elimination! Work your way through the sweet sixteen to the elite eight to the final four. The day after the Caldecott Award is announced, we'll see how out choices stack up and celebrate with refreshments. For children in Grades 3-6. Parents are invited too. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday January 31, 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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading
Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Stop-motion stations will be set up so you can try recording your creations, one second at a time.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled programs, featuring a naturalist activity, free play time, and a mobile nature swap activity! Registration is required to participate in these fun, free events. Registration is required, space is limited.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday February 1, 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. 

 
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.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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!

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Comic Creators @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program is designed for children in grades 3 - 6 to learn about comics, visual storytelling, and graphic art. Each week we will experiment with a different genre of comics and create a mini-project. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday February 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.

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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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.

 
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Saturday February 3, 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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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.

 

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday February 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.

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday February 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.

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 Five: Discover Construction (Build with Marshmallows)

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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Teen Team Meeting @ Central
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

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

Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings. Call 401-943-9080 x121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org for more information.

 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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Beginning Reader Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join your child on their journey to independent reading.  We'll all read out loud at the same time and do activities to expand our understanding of the stories.   Nobody has to read alone.  Multiple copies of the books will be provided.  Registration is required.  Recommended for grades K-2.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 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).

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).

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.

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 todevelop 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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Minecraft Adventures @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this program for grades 3-6, we will explore a different Minecraft adventure map each week, playing together in the same world. Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Mock Madness @ Central
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sixty four of the year's best picture books will be divided into brackets and you must vote to save your favorite from elimination! Work your way through the sweet sixteen to the elite eight to the final four. The day after the Caldecott Award is announced, we'll see how out choices stack up and celebrate with refreshments. For children in Grades 3-6. Parents are invited too. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday February 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).

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.

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Stop-motion stations will be set up so you can try recording your creations, one second at a time.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled programs, featuring a naturalist activity, free play time, and a mobile nature swap activity! Registration is required to participate in these fun, free events. Registration is required, space is limited.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
Thursday February 8, 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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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!

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Comic Creators @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program is designed for children in grades 3 - 6 to learn about comics, visual storytelling, and graphic art. Each week we will experiment with a different genre of comics and create a mini-project. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Introduction to Homeschooling @ Hall
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join presenters from EnrichRI for Introduction to Homeschooling: A Workshop for Parents New to Homeschooling or Interested in Homeschooling. Topics will include: Homeschooling in Rhode Island: state laws, district policies and what to submit; 101 Reasons Families Choose to Homeschool; Curriculum Planning: Resources, Learning Styles, Homeschooling Methods, and socialization. This program is free and open to the public. No registration required.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Friday February 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.

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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday February 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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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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Robot Olympics @ Oak Lawn
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Teach robots to run a race and build simple robots that can compete with each other. The library's collection of Ozobots and Ke'nex motors will be available for young people in grades K-5 to experiment with. Let the games begin! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday February 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.

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday February 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.

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 Six: Discover Air (Bubble making Experiment) 

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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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RICBA Book Club @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You be the judge! At each meeting, we will discuss 4 of this year’s RICBA Nominees. Children in grades 3-5 can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title. Registration is required. Visit cranstonlibrary.org/ricba for a list of each month’s discussion titles. 

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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The Basics of Genealogy Research - Searching Online
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to organize your genealogy project and where to begin. This is session 2 of a 3-part series, but you do not have to attend all three sessions. 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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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Beginning Reader Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join your child on their journey to independent reading.  We'll all read out loud at the same time and do activities to expand our understanding of the stories.   Nobody has to read alone.  Multiple copies of the books will be provided.  Registration is required.  Recommended for grades K-2.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 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).

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).

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.

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 todevelop 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.

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! January we will discuss the Assassination Classroom. series by Yusei Matsui; February: March. series by John Lewis. Recommended for grades 6 and up. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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Minecraft Adventures @ Central
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this program for grades 3-6, we will explore a different Minecraft adventure map each week, playing together in the same world. Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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Mock Madness @ Central
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sixty four of the year's best picture books will be divided into brackets and you must vote to save your favorite from elimination! Work your way through the sweet sixteen to the elite eight to the final four. The day after the Caldecott Award is announced, we'll see how out choices stack up and celebrate with refreshments. For children in Grades 3-6. Parents are invited too. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday February 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).

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.

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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Legos in the Library @ Knightsville
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Stop-motion stations will be set up so you can try recording your creations, one second at a time.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun-filled programs, featuring a naturalist activity, free play time, and a mobile nature swap activity! Registration is required to participate in these fun, free events. Registration is required, space is limited.

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

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

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday February 15, 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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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!

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Comic Creators @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This program is designed for children in grades 3 - 6 to learn about comics, visual storytelling, and graphic art. Each week we will experiment with a different genre of comics and create a mini-project. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Friday February 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.

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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday February 17, 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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library 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
 
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Lost Landmarks: Recording Oral History @ Central
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever given directions based on where the Almacs USED to be? Record your memories for posterity with a teen volunteer* using the library's podcasting equipment. Participants will be interviewed about their favorite Rhode Island memories, or places that have been lost to time. Recording sessions may be booked ahead of time or scheduled on the day of the program, space permitting. 

*Teen volunteers will receive community service hours, contact Linda at the Teen Desk (401) 943-9080 x121 for more information or to sign up.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Monday February 19, 2018
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Library Closed

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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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.

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 todevelop 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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Quidditch Training @ Hall
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Calling all witches and wizards! Learn the basics of the game of Qudditch at the library in preparation for the annual Tournament. This program is open to kids in Grades 3 - 8, registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Play Central @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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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. 

 

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
Thursday February 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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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!

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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.

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!

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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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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.

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.

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.

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)

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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
 
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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. 

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.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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The Basics of Genealogy Research - 19th & 20th Century Immigrant Research
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to organize your genealogy project and where to begin. This is session 3 of this 3-part series, but you do not have to attend all three sessions. 

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.

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).

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).

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.

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 todevelop 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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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).

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.

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday March 1, 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. 

 
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.

LOCATION: Central Library
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday March 3, 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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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.

 

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.

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.

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)

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.  

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.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program 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).

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).

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.

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 todevelop 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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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).

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.

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
Thursday March 8, 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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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!

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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.

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!

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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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 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.

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.

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)

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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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).

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).

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.

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 todevelop 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.

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! January we will discuss the Assassination Classroom. series by Yusei Matsui; February: March. series by John Lewis. Recommended for grades 6 and up. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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).

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.

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).

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 March 15, 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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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!

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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.

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!

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Saturday March 17, 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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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.

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.  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch
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).

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).

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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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.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room
 
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Community Tai Chi @ Hall
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium
 
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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.

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. 

 
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide @ Central
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The AARP/IRS tax return program will begin at the Central Library on Thursday, February 1. Services will be offered from 10 AM-3 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.

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
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!

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).

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).

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room
 
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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.

 

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.

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.  

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.

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).

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).

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.

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab