401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Sunday December 2, 2018 - Friday December 28, 2018
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School One and Hamilton House Art Exhibit

Students from School One and Hamilton House will exhibit their collaborative, multimedia art work December 2-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room at the Central Library. An opening reception will be held Sunday, December 9, 2-4 pm. The art exhibit and reception are free and open to the public during library hours.

CONTACT: Diana Champa  dianac@school-one.org

Students from School One and Hamilton House will exhibit their collaborative, multimedia art work December 2-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room at the Central Library. An opening reception will be held Sunday, December 9, 2-4 pm. The art exhibit and reception are free and open to the public during library hours.

CONTACT:
  Diana Champa
  
  dianac@school-one.org

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

This month's selection is "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan.

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

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

This month's selection is "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Discussion Group @ Central

This month's selection is "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan.

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

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

This month's selection is "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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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:
•Improving your English and Writing skills
•Studying for the GED
•Applying for jobs!
•Writing and reviewing your Resume and Cover Letter!
•Improving your Computer Basics skills

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

CONTACT: Katherine  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:
•Improving your English and Writing skills
•Studying for the GED
•Applying for jobs!
•Writing and reviewing your Resume and Cover Letter!
•Improving your Computer Basics skills

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

CONTACT:
  Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Winter Crafternoon @ Auburn

Join us for an afternoon of crafting with a winter theme, suitable for children grades K-5. Make snowmen, penguins and reindeer friends to keep you cozy at home! Registration is not required.

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

Join us for an afternoon of crafting with a winter theme, suitable for children grades K-5. Make snowmen, penguins and reindeer friends to keep you cozy at home! Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Friday December 21, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jingle and Wiggle @ Oak Lawn

Join us every Friday in December for a fun dance party! Dance and sing-along to your favorite songs during our half hour program. Open to families with children ages birth through 4 years.  Registration is not required, but space is limited to 25 children and their caregivers. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to start time upon opening at 10am.

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

Join us every Friday in December for a fun dance party! Dance and sing-along to your favorite songs during our half hour program. Open to families with children ages birth through 4 years.  Registration is not required, but space is limited to 25 children and their caregivers. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to start time upon opening at 10am.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday December 22, 2018
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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

Sunday December 23, 2018

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

Monday December 24, 2018

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

Tuesday December 25, 2018

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday December 27, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Friday December 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Jingle and Wiggle @ Oak Lawn

Join us every Friday in December for a fun dance party! Dance and sing-along to your favorite songs during our half hour program. Open to families with children ages birth through 4 years.  Registration is not required, but space is limited to 25 children and their caregivers. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to start time upon opening at 10am.

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

Join us every Friday in December for a fun dance party! Dance and sing-along to your favorite songs during our half hour program. Open to families with children ages birth through 4 years.  Registration is not required, but space is limited to 25 children and their caregivers. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to start time upon opening at 10am.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday December 29, 2018
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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

Monday December 31, 2018
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
All Cranston library locations closing at 5 PM
LOCATION: All Locations
Tuesday January 1, 2019

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday January 3, 2019 - Monday January 28, 2019
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Barbara Rosenbaum Art Exhibit

Barbara Rosenbaum will display her art work January 3-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room at the Central Library. Barbara’s expressionistic paintings and drawings are rich in vibrant colors, movement and shapes. An opening reception will be held Sunday, January 6, 2-4 pm. The art exhibit and reception are free and open to the public during library hours.

CONTACT: Barbara Rosenbaum  barbararose@cox.net

Barbara Rosenbaum will display her art work January 3-28 in the James T. Giles Community Room at the Central Library. Barbara’s expressionistic paintings and drawings are rich in vibrant colors, movement and shapes. An opening reception will be held Sunday, January 6, 2-4 pm. The art exhibit and reception are free and open to the public during library hours.

CONTACT:
  Barbara Rosenbaum
  
  barbararose@cox.net

Thursday January 3, 2019
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Saturday January 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

Sunday January 6, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Barbara Rosenbaum Art Reception @ Central

Barbara Rosenbaum art reception will be held in the James T. Giles Community Room 2-4 pm. All are welcome to attend.

CONTACT: Barbara Rosenbaum
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Barbara Rosenbaum art reception will be held in the James T. Giles Community Room 2-4 pm. All are welcome to attend.

CONTACT:
  Barbara Rosenbaum
  
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Monday January 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Storytime @ Hall

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 x121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 x121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Be a Comedian @ Auburn

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

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

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  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: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

 
 
CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Thursday January 10, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Animal Jamboree @ Central

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Investigate Movies @ Hall

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on program for children in Grades K-5.  Registration is required, space is limited.

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

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on program for children in Grades K-5.  Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cool Manga Kids Club @ Auburn

Join the Cool Manga Kids Club for grades 6-12 to play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks! Every month we celebrate a different comic, manga and/or graphic novel series. Registration is required.

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

Join the Cool Manga Kids Club for grades 6-12 to play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks! Every month we celebrate a different comic, manga and/or graphic novel series. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116`
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Friday January 11, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. 

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. 

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  4019421787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

Sunday January 13, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday January 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Storytime @ Hall

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RI Middle School Book Award Book Club @ Central

The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) Book Club for grades 6-8 meets once a month on Mondays from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. This book award is specifically for Middle School students. At each meeting, we'll discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to a theme. Students can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title and the votes will be submitted to the state to help select the winner. The list of books for each month will be available soon and copies of the books will be available at the Children's Service Desk. For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 ext. 4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

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

The Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) Book Club for grades 6-8 meets once a month on Mondays from 4-5 PM at the Central Library. This book award is specifically for Middle School students. At each meeting, we'll discuss 4 of this year's nominees, tied to a theme. Students can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title and the votes will be submitted to the state to help select the winner. The list of books for each month will be available soon and copies of the books will be available at the Children's Service Desk. For more information, or to register, please call 401-943-9080 ext. 4, or drop by the Children Service Desk at the Central Library.

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

"Shiver Me Timbers ! Pirates in Pajamas!"  It's a Pajama Storytime.  Put on your coziest pajamas and slippers. Pack your blanket and favorite sleepy time friend for this evening story time for children 4-8 yrs with their families.  But... be ready to "walk the plank".

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

"Shiver Me Timbers ! Pirates in Pajamas!"  It's a Pajama Storytime.  Put on your coziest pajamas and slippers. Pack your blanket and favorite sleepy time friend for this evening story time for children 4-8 yrs with their families.  But... be ready to "walk the plank".

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Be a Comedian @ Auburn

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

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

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday January 16, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  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: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

 
 
CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
BUSY
Thursday January 17, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Animal Jamboree @ Central

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Investigate Movies @ Hall

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on program for children in Grades K-5.  Registration is required, space is limited.

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

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on program for children in Grades K-5.  Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday January 18, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. 

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. 

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  4019421787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Saturday January 19, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

Those in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) Book Club @ Central. It offers teens the opportunity to earn community service for participating in monthly discussions (from September to January) of books nominated for the RITBA as they enjoy delicious snacks. The club meets one Saturday a month at 2:30 pm at the Central Library. You can receive one hour of community service for each book you read and discuss. In January, members of the group will vote for their favorite book. Registration is required for the book club. Please contact Emily Brown at 401-943-9080 x4 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT: Emily Brown  401-943-9080 x4  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Those in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) Book Club @ Central. It offers teens the opportunity to earn community service for participating in monthly discussions (from September to January) of books nominated for the RITBA as they enjoy delicious snacks. The club meets one Saturday a month at 2:30 pm at the Central Library. You can receive one hour of community service for each book you read and discuss. In January, members of the group will vote for their favorite book. Registration is required for the book club. Please contact Emily Brown at 401-943-9080 x4 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT:
  Emily Brown
  401.943.9080 x4
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Monday January 21, 2019

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Be a Comedian @ Auburn

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

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

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  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: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall

TBD

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

TBD

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

 
 
CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday January 24, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Animal Jamboree @ Central

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Investigate Movies @ Hall

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on program for children in Grades K-5.  Registration is required, space is limited.

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

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on program for children in Grades K-5.  Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday January 25, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Book Boogie! @ Oak Lawn

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. 

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  4019421787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Join us for a book boogie party every Friday morning starting January 11th! Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited to help a book come to life through music and movement. We will also sing and dance along to favorite childhood songs! Registration is not required, but we will give out free tickets half an hour before the program upon opening at 10am. 

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  4019421787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Saturday January 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

Sunday January 27, 2019
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday January 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Storytime @ Hall

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

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

Discover the world of science in this half-hour storytime with a STEM emphasis for children ages 3-5. In addition to read-alouds, each program will also include a science experiment and craft. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

You be the judge! At each meeting, we will discuss 4 of this year’s Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominees. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title. Registration is required.

Visit cranstonlibrary.org/ricba for a list of each month’s discussion titles.

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

You be the judge! At each meeting, we will discuss 4 of this year’s Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominees. Children can read one or more book for each session. In February, members of the club will vote for their favorite title. Registration is required.

Visit cranstonlibrary.org/ricba for a list of each month’s discussion titles.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk fifteen minutes before the start of the session.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shake It @ Central

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

Shakers, Scarves and Rhythm sticks will combine to create an active 30 minutes of music, movement and fun, along with a readaloud, for 2-3 yrs and their caregiver. Two sessions are available.  Choose either a 10:00 am session or a 10:30 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Be a Comedian @ Auburn

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

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

Do you like to tell jokes? What do you think makes something funny? Join us for this 6 week program for grades K-5 to read funny stories, watch comedy, and tell jokes.  You can even come up with your own stand-up routine!

CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  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: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

 
 
CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday January 31, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Animal Jamboree @ Central

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

 

     Animal Jamboree  - a forty minute story time with craft for children 3-5 years of age with their caregiver.  We'll transition from book to book with a rhyme, song or finger play. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Investigate Movies @ Hall

Did you know the first photograph was taken in 1826? And the first moving picture was made in 1877? Ever wonder how they did it? Investigate and make your own photos and movies in this six-week, hands-on program for children in Grades K-5.  Registration is required, space is limited.

CON