401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Sunday March 3, 2019 - Thursday March 28, 2019
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Ways of Working Water Art Show @ Central

The "Ways of Working Water" explores the many aspects of water through oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings and mixed media by local artists Sherie Harkins, Mary Wojiechowski, Rachel Brask, and Jessie Jewels.

 

CONTACT: Julie Holden  401-943-9080 x101  julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

The "Ways of Working Water" explores the many aspects of water through oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings and mixed media by local artists Sherie Harkins, Mary Wojiechowski, Rachel Brask, and Jessie Jewels.

 

CONTACT:
  Julie Holden
  401.943.9080 x101
  julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mystery in the Library @ Knightsville

Follow clues and decode messages to solve a different mystery each week.  Grades 3-5.  Registration is required.

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

Follow clues and decode messages to solve a different mystery each week.  Grades 3-5.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urban Nature Explorers @ Auburn

Families with children in grades K-5 can explore the natural world in this program offered in connection with our friends from Roger Williams Park Zoo. Through read-alouds, crafts and nature walks, discover a world of nature in your own backyard! This program is intended for adult caregivers to attend with their children, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Martha  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Families with children in grades K-5 can explore the natural world in this program offered in connection with our friends from Roger Williams Park Zoo. Through read-alouds, crafts and nature walks, discover a world of nature in your own backyard! This program is intended for adult caregivers to attend with their children, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Martha
  4017816116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Board Game Cafe @ Central

You are invited to Teen Board Game Cafe! Teen in grades 6-12 can drop by to play cooperative board games (Ticket to Ride, Forbidden Desert, Settlers of Catan, and more!). Bring your friends or meet new ones there. No registration required but space is limited to 25 participants. Snacks will be served! 

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

You are invited to Teen Board Game Cafe! Teen in grades 6-12 can drop by to play cooperative board games (Ticket to Ride, Forbidden Desert, Settlers of Catan, and more!). Bring your friends or meet new ones there. No registration required but space is limited to 25 participants. Snacks will be served! 

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Discussion Group @ Central

This month's selection is the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

CONTACT: Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

This month's selection is the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday March 21, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Computer Basics: Part Three @ Central

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners.

Part Three covers how to save and organize files on your computer. Registration is not required for this class.

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

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners.

Part Three covers how to save and organize files on your computer. Registration is not required for this class.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for low to middle income taxpayers, with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am - 2pm every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11.

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring: last year's tax return, this year's tax documents, photo ID, and Social Security Card.

CONTACT: AARP  1-888-687-2277
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for low to middle income taxpayers, with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am - 2pm every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11.

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring: last year's tax return, this year's tax documents, photo ID, and Social Security Card.

CONTACT:
  AARP
  1.888.687.2277
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Discussion Group @ Central

This month's selection is the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

CONTACT: Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

This month's selection is the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island title: "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City" by Mona Hanna-Attisha.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Travel Toolkit: World of Pirates @ Hall

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday March 22, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Color and Calm @ Auburn

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

CONTACT: Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday March 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.

CONTACT: Cate Burlington  cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.

CONTACT:
  Cate Burlington
  
  cburlington@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Living Literature Presents What the Eyes Don't See @ Central

Living Literature performs readers theatre from the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, What the Eyes Don’t See, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. This is an inspiring story about a public hospital pediatrician who fought to expose the truth behind the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Paced like a scientific thriller, the book shows how misguided policies and bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. At the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

A discussion of the issues raised in the book will follow the performance.

This program is free and open to the public, and is designed for both those who have and have not read the book.

Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island-based artists and educators who create readers theatre-style presentations to dramatize non-dramatic writing.

CONTACT: Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Living Literature performs readers theatre from the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, What the Eyes Don’t See, by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. This is an inspiring story about a public hospital pediatrician who fought to expose the truth behind the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Paced like a scientific thriller, the book shows how misguided policies and bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. At the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.

A discussion of the issues raised in the book will follow the performance.

This program is free and open to the public, and is designed for both those who have and have not read the book.

Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island-based artists and educators who create readers theatre-style presentations to dramatize non-dramatic writing.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Teen Book Club @ Central

Join the Cranston Central Teen Book club for a BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) meeting. Teens in grades 7-10 are invited to bring either your current read or an old favorite to share with others. Registration is not required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating.

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112   ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Join the Cranston Central Teen Book club for a BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) meeting. Teens in grades 7-10 are invited to bring either your current read or an old favorite to share with others. Registration is not required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x112 
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.

CONTACT: Cate Burlington  cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.

CONTACT:
  Cate Burlington
  
  cburlington@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Sunday March 24, 2019
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday March 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT: Chris Bourret  cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

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

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. 

CONTACT: Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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. 

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genealogy Research Roundup @ Central

This month, our genealogy group will discuss tips for successful searches at ancestry.com and other major genealogy websites.  We will also have a demonstration of Legacy genealogy software. Bring your laptop to conduct your own searches, or call the library to have one set up for you. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher,  join us for an interesting evening! 

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

This month, our genealogy group will discuss tips for successful searches at ancestry.com and other major genealogy websites.  We will also have a demonstration of Legacy genealogy software. Bring your laptop to conduct your own searches, or call the library to have one set up for you. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher,  join us for an interesting evening! 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Minecraft Explorers @ Hall

Explore the world of Minecraft in this six-week program intended for children in Grades K-2. Build new worlds and new skills! Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Explore the world of Minecraft in this six-week program intended for children in Grades K-2. Build new worlds and new skills! Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robot Friends @ Auburn

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT: Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT: Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:
  Sandie
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

CONTACT: Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mystery in the Library @ Knightsville

Follow clues and decode messages to solve a different mystery each week.  Grades 3-5.  Registration is required.

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

Follow clues and decode messages to solve a different mystery each week.  Grades 3-5.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading in the Hall @ Hall

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month's selection is A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Adrienne Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month's selection is A Book of American Martyrs, by Joyce Carol Oates.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Thursday March 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AARP Tax Aide @ Central

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for low to middle income taxpayers, with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am - 2pm every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11.

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring: last year's tax return, this year's tax documents, photo ID, and Social Security Card.

CONTACT: AARP  1-888-687-2277
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for low to middle income taxpayers, with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am - 2pm every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11.

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring: last year's tax return, this year's tax documents, photo ID, and Social Security Card.

CONTACT:
  AARP
  1.888.687.2277
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learning Lounge @ Central

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology-assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with English & Writing, GED studying, job hunting, & computer basics. No registration is required.

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology-assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with English & Writing, GED studying, job hunting, & computer basics. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Travel Toolkit: World of Pirates @ Hall

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday March 29, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Color and Calm @ Auburn

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

CONTACT: Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday March 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction to Gmail & Google Drive @ Central

An introduction to Google’s email service, known as Gmail, and their free cloud storage, known as Google Drive. We will also look at Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides.

Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is required.

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

An introduction to Google’s email service, known as Gmail, and their free cloud storage, known as Google Drive. We will also look at Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides.

Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register link to be provided soon.

CONTACT: Cate Burlington  cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Register link to be provided soon.

CONTACT:
  Cate Burlington
  
  cburlington@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Prep for Success: Financial Aid @ Central

Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Student Aid Report, financial aid awards letter, and scholarship opportunities.  This financial aid workshop will review how to apply for the FAFSA; interpret the financial aid awards letter; and get free scholarship resources.

Topics Covered:

  • How to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • FSA ID
  • Student Aid Report
  • Interpret the awards letter
  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Q&A

This event requires registration by Friday, March 29. Please either call the Central Reference Desk at 401-943-9080 x3, send email to central@cranstonlibrary.org, or complete the registration form at this link.

Presenters:

Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, and Raksmey Pen, Career Pathway Specialist, from University College at Roger Williams University.

This event is free and open to the public.

Prep for Success: Financial Aid is the second event in a series presented in collaboration with Roger Williams University.

CONTACT: Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Student Aid Report, financial aid awards letter, and scholarship opportunities.  This financial aid workshop will review how to apply for the FAFSA; interpret the financial aid awards letter; and get free scholarship resources.

Topics Covered:

  • How to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • FSA ID
  • Student Aid Report
  • Interpret the awards letter
  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Q&A

This event requires registration by Friday, March 29. Please either call the Central Reference Desk at 401-943-9080 x3, send email to central@cranstonlibrary.org, or complete the registration form at this link.

Presenters:

Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, and Raksmey Pen, Career Pathway Specialist, from University College at Roger Williams University.

This event is free and open to the public.

Prep for Success: Financial Aid is the second event in a series presented in collaboration with Roger Williams University.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration link to be provided soon.

CONTACT: Cate Burlington  cburlington@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career path. Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.

The Javascript club is a 10-week course designed for people with base knowledge of HTML & CSS.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form. Registration link to be provided soon.

CONTACT:
  Cate Burlington
  
  cburlington@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Sunday March 31, 2019
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday April 1, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
United Way 2-1-1 Van @ Central

The United Way 2-1-1 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9 am - noon. Get help with 2-1-1, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, childcare, and so much more. 

LOCATION: Central Library

The United Way 2-1-1 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9 am - noon. Get help with 2-1-1, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, childcare, and so much more. 

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT: Chris Bourret  cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Spring into Storytime @ Hall

Welcome the arrival of spring in this half-hour storytime for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers! Each storytime will feature a combinations of read-alouds, songs, a craft, and trips outdoors when the weather permits. Registration is not required. 

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Welcome the arrival of spring in this half-hour storytime for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers! Each storytime will feature a combinations of read-alouds, songs, a craft, and trips outdoors when the weather permits. Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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. 

CONTACT: Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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. 

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grief Support Group @ Hall

This is a general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. This group recognizes that grief is not limited to loss of a loved one. Grief can come from the loss of independence, a home, a relationship, a job, and more. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: John Da Silva  401-438-0008  John.Dasilva@amedisys.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

This is a general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. This group recognizes that grief is not limited to loss of a loved one. Grief can come from the loss of independence, a home, a relationship, a job, and more. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  John Da Silva
  401.438.0008
  John.Dasilva@amedisys.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Teen Team Meeting @ Central

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through June (except for Monday holidays) at 4:15 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Pizza is served.

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through June (except for Monday holidays) at 4:15 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Pizza is served.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Personal Finance Workshop Series @ Central

This three-week series will help participants better understand the tools available for improving day-to-day finances and prepare for long term goals. Registration required to receive free materials: please call the Reference Desk 401-943-9080 x3

 

  • April 1: everyday basics such as setting realistic goals, figuring out net worth, budgeting and tracking monthly spending, and creating emergency savings.
  • April 8: debt and credit including 'good' and 'bad' debt, obtaining free credit reports and understanding how they work, managing credit scores, and avoiding predatory lending.  
  • April 15: participants will learn about the essentials of estate planning, ways to save tax-efficiently for retirement and health care, investing wisely, and using best practices when buying big-ticket items such as cars and insurance.

This series will be taught by Chartered Financial Analyst Mike Speidel.  Free and open to the public.  

CONTACT: Mike Speidel  mike.speidel@cox.net
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

This three-week series will help participants better understand the tools available for improving day-to-day finances and prepare for long term goals. Registration required to receive free materials: please call the Reference Desk 401-943-9080 x3

 

  • April 1: everyday basics such as setting realistic goals, figuring out net worth, budgeting and tracking monthly spending, and creating emergency savings.
  • April 8: debt and credit including 'good' and 'bad' debt, obtaining free credit reports and understanding how they work, managing credit scores, and avoiding predatory lending.  
  • April 15: participants will learn about the essentials of estate planning, ways to save tax-efficiently for retirement and health care, investing wisely, and using best practices when buying big-ticket items such as cars and insurance.

This series will be taught by Chartered Financial Analyst Mike Speidel.  Free and open to the public.  

CONTACT:
  Mike Speidel
  
  mike.speidel@cox.net

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday April 2, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Spring Birthday Storytime @ Central

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Time @ Auburn

Baby Time includes open play and circle time with books, action rhymes and songs for children ages 0-2yrs. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT: Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Baby Time includes open play and circle time with books, action rhymes and songs for children ages 0-2yrs. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Spring Birthday Storytime @ Central
 

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Minecraft Explorers @ Hall

Explore the world of Minecraft in this six-week program intended for children in Grades K-2. Build new worlds and new skills! Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Explore the world of Minecraft in this six-week program intended for children in Grades K-2. Build new worlds and new skills! Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robot Friends @ Auburn

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT: Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT: Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:
  Sandie
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Family Drop-In Craft @ Central

Families with children ages 4-8, drop by the library for a whale of a good time. Kick off our April "Under the Sea" extravaganza by making a cute egg carton whale. You'll be spouting about how much fun you had!  All materials are provided and registration is not required. Siblings are welcome but the craft may not be appropriate for ages 3 and under.

CONTACT: Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Families with children ages 4-8, drop by the library for a whale of a good time. Kick off our April "Under the Sea" extravaganza by making a cute egg carton whale. You'll be spouting about how much fun you had!  All materials are provided and registration is not required. Siblings are welcome but the craft may not be appropriate for ages 3 and under.

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime Station @ Central

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

Also, Check out Play Central, an open play program, which is offered from 10:00 to 11:30 am allowing you to transition from play to storytime or storytime to play seamlessly.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

Also, Check out Play Central, an open play program, which is offered from 10:00 to 11:30 am allowing you to transition from play to storytime or storytime to play seamlessly.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PlayCentral @ Central
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Toddler Time @ Auburn

 A lively storytime full of stories, songs, movement and crafts for children ages 2-3, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT: Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 A lively storytime full of stories, songs, movement and crafts for children ages 2-3, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mystery in the Library @ Knightsville

Follow clues and decode messages to solve a different mystery each week.  Grades 3-5.  Registration is required.

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

Follow clues and decode messages to solve a different mystery each week.  Grades 3-5.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
MoneySmart Week: College Funding Family Event @ Central

It's never too early or late to start a college funding plan, so bring the whole family to this complimentary college funding seminar with Kimleng Heng, an agent with New York Life Insurance Company.

Kids get free idea cards!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Emily   401-943-9080x4  emilybrown@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

It's never too early or late to start a college funding plan, so bring the whole family to this complimentary college funding seminar with Kimleng Heng, an agent with New York Life Insurance Company.

Kids get free idea cards!

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Emily 
  401.943.9080x4
  emilybrown@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday April 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AARP Tax Aide @ Central

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for low to middle income taxpayers, with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am - 2pm every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11.

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring: last year's tax return, this year's tax documents, photo ID, and Social Security Card.

CONTACT: AARP  1-888-687-2277
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

AARP Tax-Aide Income Tax Preparation Assistance for low to middle income taxpayers, with special attention given to age 60 and over.

10am - 2pm every Thursday beginning January 31 ending April 11.

No appointments, first come-first served.

Must bring: last year's tax return, this year's tax documents, photo ID, and Social Security Card.

CONTACT:
  AARP
  1.888.687.2277
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Gigantic Storytime @ Central

 We'll read stories about dinosaurs, elephants, and other big things.  Recommended for 3-5 years with caregiver. Tickets will be handed out at 10:00 at the Youth Services desk in the Children's room.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 We'll read stories about dinosaurs, elephants, and other big things.  Recommended for 3-5 years with caregiver. Tickets will be handed out at 10:00 at the Youth Services desk in the Children's room.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies in the Hall @ Hall

This storytime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of playtime followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft meant for little hands! The playtime will begin at 10:30 in the library's program room on the lower level, the rhymes and stories will follow at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the upper level. No registration is required.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

This storytime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of playtime followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft meant for little hands! The playtime will begin at 10:30 in the library's program room on the lower level, the rhymes and stories will follow at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the upper level. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Learning Lounge @ Central

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology-assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with English & Writing, GED studying, job hunting, & computer basics. No registration is required.

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology-assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with English & Writing, GED studying, job hunting, & computer basics. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Travel Toolkit: World of Pirates @ Hall

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Discover the world of pirates during the Golden Age of Sail in this hands-on history program for kids in Grades 3-5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday April 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Money Smart Week with College Bound Saver @ Oak Lawn

Drop by Oak Lawn for Money Smart Week before and after story time for information from College Bound Saver! Receive free swag and enter a raffle as well!

CONTACT: Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Drop by Oak Lawn for Money Smart Week before and after story time for information from College Bound Saver! Receive free swag and enter a raffle as well!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Move and Groove @ Oak Lawn

Drop in on Friday mornings at 10:30am to Move and Groove to your favorite songs and stories! Open to 0-2, but older siblings are welcome to join in on the fun! Arrive upon opening at 10am for a free ticket. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers.

CONTACT: Stefanie  401-942-1787  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Drop in on Friday mornings at 10:30am to Move and Groove to your favorite songs and stories! Open to 0-2, but older siblings are welcome to join in on the fun! Arrive upon opening at 10am for a free ticket. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Color and Calm @ Auburn

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

CONTACT: Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday April 6, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Financial Well-being for Teens

This interactive curriculum focuses on budgeting, saving and the importance of building credit,

with an eye towards preparing youth for a sound ?nancial future. Students will have the opportunity to participate in engaging activities and win prizes. Intended for Age 15 and up. This program is FREE and open to the public

Facilitator:

Claudia Cardozo, Community Development Manager at HarborOne Bank

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

This interactive curriculum focuses on budgeting, saving and the importance of building credit,

with an eye towards preparing youth for a sound ?nancial future. Students will have the opportunity to participate in engaging activities and win prizes. Intended for Age 15 and up. This program is FREE and open to the public

Facilitator:

Claudia Cardozo, Community Development Manager at HarborOne Bank

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

Sunday April 7, 2019
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday April 8, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT: Chris Bourret  cbourret@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Join us as we practice speaking English by having conversations with other ESL learners.  

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Spring into Storytime @ Hall

Welcome the arrival of spring in this half-hour storytime for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers! Each storytime will feature a combinations of read-alouds, songs, a craft, and trips outdoors when the weather permits. Registration is not required. 

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Welcome the arrival of spring in this half-hour storytime for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers! Each storytime will feature a combinations of read-alouds, songs, a craft, and trips outdoors when the weather permits. Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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. 

CONTACT: Karen McGrath  401-781-6116  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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. 

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

The Fantastic Book Club is a club for young people in grades 3-6 which meets monthly from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about "a universe of stories," involving everything from outer space to telling our own story. Be prepared for a lively discussion! The April title is At the Bottom of the World, the first in the Jack and the Geniuses series by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone. Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT: Edna Hutchins  4019439080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

The Fantastic Book Club is a club for young people in grades 3-6 which meets monthly from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about "a universe of stories," involving everything from outer space to telling our own story. Be prepared for a lively discussion! The April title is At the Bottom of the World, the first in the Jack and the Geniuses series by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone. Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  4019439080  x4 
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Personal Finance Workshop Series @ Central

This three-week series will help participants better understand the tools available for improving day-to-day finances and prepare for long term goals. Registration required to receive free materials: please call the Reference Desk 401-943-9080 x3

 

  • April 1: everyday basics such as setting realistic goals, figuring out net worth, budgeting and tracking monthly spending, and creating emergency savings.
  • April 8: debt and credit including 'good' and 'bad' debt, obtaining free credit reports and understanding how they work, managing credit scores, and avoiding predatory lending.  
  • April 15: participants will learn about the essentials of estate planning, ways to save tax-efficiently for retirement and health care, investing wisely, and using best practices when buying big-ticket items such as cars and insurance.

This series will be taught by Chartered Financial Analyst Mike Speidel.  Free and open to the public.  

CONTACT: Mike Speidel  mike.speidel@cox.net
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

This three-week series will help participants better understand the tools available for improving day-to-day finances and prepare for long term goals. Registration required to receive free materials: please call the Reference Desk 401-943-9080 x3

 

  • April 1: everyday basics such as setting realistic goals, figuring out net worth, budgeting and tracking monthly spending, and creating emergency savings.
  • April 8: debt and credit including 'good' and 'bad' debt, obtaining free credit reports and understanding how they work, managing credit scores, and avoiding predatory lending.  
  • April 15: participants will learn about the essentials of estate planning, ways to save tax-efficiently for retirement and health care, investing wisely, and using best practices when buying big-ticket items such as cars and insurance.

This series will be taught by Chartered Financial Analyst Mike Speidel.  Free and open to the public.  

CONTACT:
  Mike Speidel
  
  mike.speidel@cox.net

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday April 9, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Spring Birthday Storytime @ Central

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Time @ Auburn

Baby Time includes open play and circle time with books, action rhymes and songs for children ages 0-2yrs. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT: Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Baby Time includes open play and circle time with books, action rhymes and songs for children ages 0-2yrs. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Spring Birthday Storytime @ Central
 

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 

Bring your twos and threes to this celebration of baby animals.  Stories about newborn animals will be interwoven with puppets, scarves, and eggs.  Offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk a half hour before program.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

 
CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Minecraft Explorers @ Hall

Explore the world of Minecraft in this six-week program intended for children in Grades K-2. Build new worlds and new skills! Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Explore the world of Minecraft in this six-week program intended for children in Grades K-2. Build new worlds and new skills! Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robot Friends @ Auburn

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT: Martha  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Learn to write code and solve problems with the library's friendly fleet of Dash robots. They can move, talk, light up, draw pictures, and fire catapults, but only if you use code to tell them how!  This program for grades K-2 is funded by a grant from Senator Hannah Gallo.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.

 
 
CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT: Sandie  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:
  Sandie
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall

Exercise your artistic muscles in this guided watercolor class with local artist Sue Greco. This program is open to children ages 8-18, registration is required, space is limited!

This program is currently full, however there is space available on the waiting list. Thank you for your interest.

CONTACT: Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

Exercise your artistic muscles in this guided watercolor class with local artist Sue Greco. This program is open to children ages 8-18, registration is required, space is limited!

This program is currently full, however there is space available on the waiting list. Thank you for your interest.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

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

CONTACT: Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

CONTACT: RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime Station @ Central

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 2 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session and a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

Also, Check out Play Central, an open play program, which is offered from 10:00 to 11:30 am allowing you to transition from play to storytime or storytime to play seamlessly.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room