401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Monday January 20, 2020

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Snowflake Storytime @ Central

This story time for twos and threes incorporates the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

This story time for twos and threes incorporates the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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: 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 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

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

Our storytimes incorporate the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

Our storytimes incorporate the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Kids & Calm @ Auburn

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

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

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central

Rules of Civility Book CoverThis month, the Hidden in the Stacks Book Group is reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

Space is limited. Registration is required and opens on December 20, 2019.

To register, contact the Central Reference Department.

For more information, visit the CPL Book Groups web page.

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

Rules of Civility Book CoverThis month, the Hidden in the Stacks Book Group is reading Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

Space is limited. Registration is required and opens on December 20, 2019.

To register, contact the Central Reference Department.

For more information, visit the CPL Book Groups web page.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Wednesday January 22, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime Station @ Central

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080 x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PlayCentral @ Central

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-4080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 943.4080
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:00 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 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
Storytime Station @ Central

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080 x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

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

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Animal Detectives @ Central

Become an Animal Detective this Winter...at Central


Kids in grades 3-5, join the Animal Detective program on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM during the winter after school session: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12 . Throughout the program local organization(s) will introduce local species, and you’ll discover the role you play in their environment. RI DEM will present Cottontails on January 15th, and the Audubon Society will present Owls on January 22nd.  Each Wednesday, we'll read, discover, create, or share animal stories, facts, collections and experiences. Participants who attend three or more Wednesday sessions will be eligible to attend Roger Williams Zoo program on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM.  Tickets to attend will be available a half hour before the program in the Children's room.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-9800 x 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Become an Animal Detective this Winter...at Central


Kids in grades 3-5, join the Animal Detective program on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM during the winter after school session: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12 . Throughout the program local organization(s) will introduce local species, and you’ll discover the role you play in their environment. RI DEM will present Cottontails on January 15th, and the Audubon Society will present Owls on January 22nd.  Each Wednesday, we'll read, discover, create, or share animal stories, facts, collections and experiences. Participants who attend three or more Wednesday sessions will be eligible to attend Roger Williams Zoo program on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM.  Tickets to attend will be available a half hour before the program in the Children's room.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 943.9800 x 4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Children in grades K-2 are invited to follow clues, decode messages, and look at evidence to solve a different mystery each week.  Registration is required.

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

Children in grades K-2 are invited to follow clues, decode messages, and look at evidence to solve a different mystery each week.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
 
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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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services 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 Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.  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 Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.  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 January 23, 2020
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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.

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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Brrrrr-It's Cold Outside @ Central

This storytime for 3-5 years and their caregivers will explore opposites as in temperature with hot and cold using  books, crafts, songs and more.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the start of the program.

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

This storytime for 3-5 years and their caregivers will explore opposites as in temperature with hot and cold using  books, crafts, songs and more.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the start of the program.

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. Rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 10:30 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. The room on the lower level will be open for the entire hour for playtime. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. 

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. Rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 10:30 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. The room on the lower level will be open for the entire hour for playtime. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. 

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 applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT: Adult Services 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 applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services 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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open December 2nd, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

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

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open December 2nd, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday January 24, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Favorite Character Storytime @ Oak Lawn

Each week we will celebrate a different children's book character, from the Hungry Catapiller to Pete the Cat. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, and readalouds with your favorite storybook friends. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT: Tayla Cardillo  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Each week we will celebrate a different children's book character, from the Hungry Catapiller to Pete the Cat. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, and readalouds with your favorite storybook friends. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Tayla Cardillo
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music.

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

Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music.

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

Saturday January 25, 2020
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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 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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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 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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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Getting to Know Roger Williams @ Central

Roving Roger image with Marc KohlerJoin Marc Kohler, founder of the Roger Williams Education Foundation, for a presentation all about Rhode Island's founder. Learn about Roger Williams's childhood in London and his voyages to the colonies. A copy of the Rhode Island State Charter will also be on display, courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of State.

This presentation is in conjunction with the exhibit Roving Roger, a travelling exhibit created and sponsored by the Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and the Rhode Island Department of State. This exhibit is on display through February and seeks to expand awareness and understanding of Rhode Island's colonial founder and inspire Rhode Islanders to think boldly about how they might contribute to our state and country in the future.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Roving Roger image with Marc KohlerJoin Marc Kohler, founder of the Roger Williams Education Foundation, for a presentation all about Rhode Island's founder. Learn about Roger Williams's childhood in London and his voyages to the colonies. A copy of the Rhode Island State Charter will also be on display, courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of State.

This presentation is in conjunction with the exhibit Roving Roger, a travelling exhibit created and sponsored by the Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and the Rhode Island Department of State. This exhibit is on display through February and seeks to expand awareness and understanding of Rhode Island's colonial founder and inspire Rhode Islanders to think boldly about how they might contribute to our state and country in the future.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
Sunday January 26, 2020
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
Monday January 27, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Storytime @ Hall

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.*

*Due to anticipated renovations this program may be subject to abrupt cancellation or change of venue.

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

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.*

*Due to anticipated renovations this program may be subject to abrupt cancellation or change of venue.

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

Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.

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

Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

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

Are you interested in genealogy and family history? Come join others interested in genealogy for our new monthly genealogy group and learn about the resources to help you right at our library.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, you will find ideas and and helpful tips at each meeting. Subsequent monthly sessions will revolve around a topic suggested by the group, and will consist of a brief talk by an experienced genealogist, and then an informal discussion of that topic by participants. The group will meet on the fourth Monday of every month. Join us for an interesting evening! 

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

Are you interested in genealogy and family history? Come join others interested in genealogy for our new monthly genealogy group and learn about the resources to help you right at our library.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, you will find ideas and and helpful tips at each meeting. Subsequent monthly sessions will revolve around a topic suggested by the group, and will consist of a brief talk by an experienced genealogist, and then an informal discussion of that topic by participants. The group will meet on the fourth Monday of every month. Join us for an interesting evening! 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Snowflake Storytime @ Central

This story time for twos and threes incorporates the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

This story time for twos and threes incorporates the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

Our storytimes incorporate the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

Our storytimes incorporate the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Kids & Calm @ Auburn

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

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

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Wednesday January 29, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime Station @ Central

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080 x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PlayCentral @ Central

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-4080  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

PlayCentral is an open play program for parents and caregivers interested in nuturing the early literacy development of children through play.  Registration is not required.  Check out Storytime Station, our storytime for 0-2 years, offered at 2 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 943.4080
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080 x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

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

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Animal Detectives @ Central

Become an Animal Detective this Winter...at Central


Kids in grades 3-5, join the Animal Detective program on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM during the winter after school session: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12 . Throughout the program local organization(s) will introduce local species, and you’ll discover the role you play in their environment. RI DEM will present Cottontails on January 15th, and the Audubon Society will present Owls on January 22nd.  Each Wednesday, we'll read, discover, create, or share animal stories, facts, collections and experiences. Participants who attend three or more Wednesday sessions will be eligible to attend Roger Williams Zoo program on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM.  Tickets to attend will be available a half hour before the program in the Children's room.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-9800 x 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Become an Animal Detective this Winter...at Central


Kids in grades 3-5, join the Animal Detective program on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM during the winter after school session: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12 . Throughout the program local organization(s) will introduce local species, and you’ll discover the role you play in their environment. RI DEM will present Cottontails on January 15th, and the Audubon Society will present Owls on January 22nd.  Each Wednesday, we'll read, discover, create, or share animal stories, facts, collections and experiences. Participants who attend three or more Wednesday sessions will be eligible to attend Roger Williams Zoo program on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM.  Tickets to attend will be available a half hour before the program in the Children's room.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 943.9800 x 4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Children in grades K-2 are invited to follow clues, decode messages, and look at evidence to solve a different mystery each week.  Registration is required.

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

Children in grades K-2 are invited to follow clues, decode messages, and look at evidence to solve a different mystery each week.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
 
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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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
YA for Adults Book Club @ Central

YA for Adults Book Club is a new Cranston Central book club for adults interested in reading young adult books. This book club is perfect for those who already love young adult literature, or are looking to branch out and read outside their normal purview! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Alyssa  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

YA for Adults Book Club is a new Cranston Central book club for adults interested in reading young adult books. This book club is perfect for those who already love young adult literature, or are looking to branch out and read outside their normal purview! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa
  401.943.9080 x112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday January 30, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Handy Web Tools @ Central

Come explore a variery of free hidden gems that can help you edit photos, create online content, and more.

Registration is not required for this class.

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

Come explore a variery of free hidden gems that can help you edit photos, create online content, and more.

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

Every Thursday beginning 1/30/2020 and ending 4/9/2020, 10am-2pm

Each tax payer must bring: Social Security Card, Photo ID and last years tax return - no exceptions.

No appointments-First come First served

For more info please call AARP at 1-888-687-2277

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

AARP Tax Aide

Every Thursday beginning 1/30/2020 and ending 4/9/2020, 10am-2pm

Each tax payer must bring: Social Security Card, Photo ID and last years tax return - no exceptions.

No appointments-First come First served

For more info please call AARP at 1-888-687-2277

CONTACT:
  AARP
  1.888.687.2277
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Brrrrr-It's Cold Outside @ Central

This storytime for 3-5 years and their caregivers will explore opposites as in temperature with hot and cold using  books, crafts, songs and more.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the start of the program.

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

This storytime for 3-5 years and their caregivers will explore opposites as in temperature with hot and cold using  books, crafts, songs and more.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the start of the program.

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. Rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 10:30 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. The room on the lower level will be open for the entire hour for playtime. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. 

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. Rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 10:30 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. The room on the lower level will be open for the entire hour for playtime. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. 

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 applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT: Adult Services 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 applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services 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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open December 2nd, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

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

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open December 2nd, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday January 31, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Favorite Character Storytime @ Oak Lawn

Each week we will celebrate a different children's book character, from the Hungry Catapiller to Pete the Cat. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, and readalouds with your favorite storybook friends. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT: Tayla Cardillo  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Each week we will celebrate a different children's book character, from the Hungry Catapiller to Pete the Cat. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, and readalouds with your favorite storybook friends. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Tayla Cardillo
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music.

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

Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music.

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

Saturday February 1, 2020
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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 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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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 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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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Explore STEM @ Central

Children in Grades K to 2 can explore STEM (Science - Technology- Engineering - Mathematics) with hands on activities and related stories.  This week we'll explore the science behind popsicles. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program. 

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

Children in Grades K to 2 can explore STEM (Science - Technology- Engineering - Mathematics) with hands on activities and related stories.  This week we'll explore the science behind popsicles. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program. 

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  4019439080  x4 
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Sunday February 2, 2020
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
Monday February 3, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Storytime @ Hall

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.*

*Due to anticipated renovations this program may be subject to abrupt cancellation or change of venue.

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

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.*

*Due to anticipated renovations this program may be subject to abrupt cancellation or change of venue.

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

Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.

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

Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Team @ Central

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 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. Snacks are served.

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 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. Snacks are served.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x 112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Snowflake Storytime @ Central

This story time for twos and threes incorporates the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

This story time for twos and threes incorporates the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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: 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 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

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

Open play and circle time for ages 0-2 with books, action rhymes, and song. Share tips, tricks and fun with other parents in the community while your baby makes friends of their own. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

Our storytimes incorporate the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

Our storytimes incorporate the five themes of early literacy: reading, writing, talking, singing playing.  HOORAY!   Join us for stories about hot chocolate, sleeping bears, mittens, scarves...and snow.  Tickets are handed out starting a half-hour before the program.  Two sessions are offered.  The first one begins at 10:00 AM, and the second one begins at 10:30 AM.

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

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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Kids & Calm @ Auburn

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

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

Use your five senses in order to calm your body and mind, relax and have fun of course in this program for children in grades K-5. Each week, we will explore something new, like easy yoga, tasty snacks, soothing smells or calming music. Parents and siblings are encouraged to join us in this program so the whole family can benefit from practicing these habits at home. Registration is Required.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Wednesday February 5, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime Station @ Central

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080 x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 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 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
Storytime Station @ Central

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080 x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Swing by storytime station for jazzy rhymes, songs, and stories. This is a perfect first storytime for the littlest listeners, ages 0-2, and their caregivers.  

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

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

Toddler time is a lively storytime for ages 2-3 full of stories, songs, movement and crafts, designed to foster a love of reading and library visits. Tickets will be handed out starting a halfhour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Animal Detectives @ Central

Become an Animal Detective this Winter...at Central


Kids in grades 3-5, join the Animal Detective program on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM during the winter after school session: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12 . Throughout the program local organization(s) will introduce local species, and you’ll discover the role you play in their environment. RI DEM will present Cottontails on January 15th, and the Audubon Society will present Owls on January 22nd.  Each Wednesday, we'll read, discover, create, or share animal stories, facts, collections and experiences. Participants who attend three or more Wednesday sessions will be eligible to attend Roger Williams Zoo program on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM.  Tickets to attend will be available a half hour before the program in the Children's room.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-9800 x 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Become an Animal Detective this Winter...at Central


Kids in grades 3-5, join the Animal Detective program on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM during the winter after school session: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12 . Throughout the program local organization(s) will introduce local species, and you’ll discover the role you play in their environment. RI DEM will present Cottontails on January 15th, and the Audubon Society will present Owls on January 22nd.  Each Wednesday, we'll read, discover, create, or share animal stories, facts, collections and experiences. Participants who attend three or more Wednesday sessions will be eligible to attend Roger Williams Zoo program on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM.  Tickets to attend will be available a half hour before the program in the Children's room.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 943.9800 x 4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Children in grades K-2 are invited to follow clues, decode messages, and look at evidence to solve a different mystery each week.  Registration is required.

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

Children in grades K-2 are invited to follow clues, decode messages, and look at evidence to solve a different mystery each week.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
 
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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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Club

February's cookbook selection is Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman. Contact Corrie at calves@cranstonlibrary.org for more information. 

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

February's cookbook selection is Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman. Contact Corrie at calves@cranstonlibrary.org for more information. 

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Community Planning Group @ Central

Strategic Planning

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club @ Central

Through the Woods by Emily CarrollThis month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. In this debut collection, Carroll crafts five unsettling tales inspired by common folkloric themes -- from wolves in the woods to peculiar visitors to dark possessions. She posits that "the worst kind of monster was the burrowing kind. The sort that crawled into you and made a home there," and that's exactly what Carroll accomplishes, burrowing inside the reader's mind and twisting what should be safe into something startlingly strange. Swirling, chaotic, hand-lettered, and ink-smudged illustrations bring each grisly story to life.

For more info or to sign up please visit the Reference Desk or call 401-943-9080 x3.

CONTACT: Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Through the Woods by Emily CarrollThis month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. In this debut collection, Carroll crafts five unsettling tales inspired by common folkloric themes -- from wolves in the woods to peculiar visitors to dark possessions. She posits that "the worst kind of monster was the burrowing kind. The sort that crawled into you and made a home there," and that's exactly what Carroll accomplishes, burrowing inside the reader's mind and twisting what should be safe into something startlingly strange. Swirling, chaotic, hand-lettered, and ink-smudged illustrations bring each grisly story to life.

For more info or to sign up please visit the Reference Desk or call 401-943-9080 x3.

CONTACT:
  Dave B.
  401.943.9080 x111
  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Thursday February 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AARP Tax Aide @ Central

AARP Tax Aide

Every Thursday beginning 1/30/2020 and ending 4/9/2020, 10am-2pm

Each tax payer must bring: Social Security Card, Photo ID and last years tax return - no exceptions.

No appointments-First come First served

For more info please call AARP at 1-888-687-2277

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

AARP Tax Aide

Every Thursday beginning 1/30/2020 and ending 4/9/2020, 10am-2pm

Each tax payer must bring: Social Security Card, Photo ID and last years tax return - no exceptions.

No appointments-First come First served

For more info please call AARP at 1-888-687-2277

CONTACT:
  AARP
  1.888.687.2277
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Brrrrr-It's Cold Outside @ Central

This storytime for 3-5 years and their caregivers will explore opposites as in temperature with hot and cold using  books, crafts, songs and more.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the start of the program.

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

This storytime for 3-5 years and their caregivers will explore opposites as in temperature with hot and cold using  books, crafts, songs and more.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the start of the program.

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. Rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 10:30 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. The room on the lower level will be open for the entire hour for playtime. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. 

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. Rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 10:30 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. The room on the lower level will be open for the entire hour for playtime. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. 

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 applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT: Adult Services 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 applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services 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: Adult Services 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:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Movie Maker Toolkit @ Hall

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open December 2nd, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

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

In this six-week workshop-style program, participants will learn about the history of how movies were made and take their turn as actors and directors in their own short films! This program is intended for children in Grades 3-5, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for this program will open December 2nd, 2019.

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue. The library will do its best to notify participants in a timely manner.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday February 7, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Favorite Character Storytime @ Oak Lawn

Each week we will celebrate a different children's book character, from the Hungry Catapiller to Pete the Cat. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, and readalouds with your favorite storybook friends. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT: Tayla Cardillo  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Each week we will celebrate a different children's book character, from the Hungry Catapiller to Pete the Cat. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, and readalouds with your favorite storybook friends. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Tayla Cardillo
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music.

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

Decompress and head into the weekend refreshed! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers available, as well as herbal and decaf teas and soothing music.

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

Saturday February 8, 2020
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
American Cancer Society-Relay for Life Information Table
CONTACT: Alli Katterheinrich  243-2610
 
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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 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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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 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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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
Sunday February 9, 2020
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
U.S. Census Bureau Information Sessions @ Central
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
Monday February 10, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Storytime @ Hall

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.*

*Due to anticipated renovations this program may be subject to abrupt cancellation or change of venue.

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

Discover a world of stories and learn about a new topic every week in this half-hour storytime intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with their caregivers. Each storytime will include a fun science experiment or a craft - wear playclothes, it might get messy! Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome.*

*Due to anticipated renovations this program may be subject to abrupt cancellation or change of venue.

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

Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.

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

Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pizza & Politicians @ Central

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join City Council President Farina for Pizza & Politicians! Eat pizza and learn about local politics, civic engagement, and how to make your community a better place. Teens earn one hour of community service for attending. Spots are limited and registration is required. 

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 ext112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join City Council President Farina for Pizza & Politicians! Eat pizza and learn about local politics, civic engagement, and how to make your community a better place. Teens earn one hour of community service for attending. Spots are limited and registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 ext112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

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

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Book Club for grades 3-5 meets one Monday a month, from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. The first meeting will be on Oct. 21. Subsequent meetings dates are: Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.

At each meeting, we discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to one theme. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title.

For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 x4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

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

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Book Club for grades 3-5 meets one Monday a month, from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. The first meeting will be on Oct. 21. Subsequent meetings dates are: Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.

At each meeting, we discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to one theme. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title.

For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 x4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

CONTACT:
  Gail E. Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Candy Craft Valentines @ Knightsville

Children in grades K-5 and their families are invited to a special Valentine Storytime.  Listen to stories and then make a candy craft to take home!  Registration is required.

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

Children in grades K-5 and their families are invited to a special Valentine Storytime.  Listen to stories and then make a candy craft to take home!  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

Tuesday February 11, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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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10:00 AM - 10:25 AM