401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Monday August 20, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Tuesday August 21, 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

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

This month's selection will be announced.

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 will be announced.

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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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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday August 22, 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 will be announced.

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 will be announced.

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 August 23, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delayed Opening @ Central

Due to staff training the Central Library and William Hall Library will open at noon on Thursday, August 23.

CONTACT:  Ed Garcia  943-9080  
LOCATION: Meeting Room, Seminar Room, C-Lab

Due to staff training the Central Library and William Hall Library will open at noon on Thursday, August 23.

CONTACT:
  Ed Garcia
  943.9080
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room, Seminar Room, C-Lab

 
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delayed Opening @ Hall

Due to staff training the William Hall and Central Library will open at noon on Thursday, August 23.

CONTACT:  Ed Garcia  943-9080  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Due to staff training the William Hall and Central Library will open at noon on Thursday, August 23.

CONTACT:
  Ed Garcia
  943.9080
  

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

This month's selection will be announced.

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 will be announced.

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
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 August 24, 2018
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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 August 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    dgregory@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  dgregory@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Monday August 27, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Tuesday August 28, 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

 
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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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday August 29, 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 - 6:30 PM
Reading in the Hall @ Hall

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month’s selection is Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book today. This program is free and open to the public.

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

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month’s selection is Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book today. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Thursday August 30, 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 August 31, 2018
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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

Monday September 3, 2018

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

 
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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 September to June at 4:15 to help plan teen programs amd services and raise funds for the Cranston Public, Mmebers receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Library. 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 September to June at 4:15 to help plan teen programs amd services and raise funds for the Cranston Public, Mmebers receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Library. Pizza is served.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Tuesday September 4, 2018
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2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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 - 7:45 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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday September 5, 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 September 6, 2018
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2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Computer Basics: Part 1 @ Central

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 1 covers how to use the computer mouse and keyboard. Part 2 will be meeting Thursday, September 30th from 9:30 - 11:00am and Part 3 will be meeting Thursday, September 27th from 9:30 - 11:00am. Registration is not required for this course.

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

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 1 covers how to use the computer mouse and keyboard. Part 2 will be meeting Thursday, September 30th from 9:30 - 11:00am and Part 3 will be meeting Thursday, September 27th from 9:30 - 11:00am. Registration is not required for this course.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central

From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Stop by the 2-1-1 Outreach RV in the upper parking lot on the first Thursday of every month to learn more about these vital support programs.

CONTACT:  Katy Dorchies  401-943-9080 x105  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Stop by the 2-1-1 Outreach RV in the upper parking lot on the first Thursday of every month to learn more about these vital support programs.

CONTACT:
  Katy Dorchies
  401.943.9080 x105
  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

Friday September 7, 2018
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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 September 8, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
First Time Homebuyer Seminar @ Central
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    dgregory@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  dgregory@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Monday September 10, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and transitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week One: Outdoor Water Painting

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and transitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week One: Outdoor Water Painting

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

The Fantastic Book Club is a monthly club for young people in grades 3-6 which meets on the second Monday of the month from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about music. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

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

The Fantastic Book Club is a monthly club for young people in grades 3-6 which meets on the second Monday of the month from March to September at 4 PM at the Central Library. This spring and summer, the Fantastic Book Club will be discussing books about music. Be prepared for a lively discussion! Copies of each month's selected book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Tuesday September 11, 2018
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2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Storytime @ Central

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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

Wednesday September 12, 2018
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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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10:30 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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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
CPL Board of Trustees Meeting @ Oaklawn

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

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Thursday September 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. 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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. 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
Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Two: Outdoor Painting with Water (weather permitting)

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Two: Outdoor Painting with Water (weather permitting)

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday September 14, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Zumbini @ Oak Lawn

*This program is currently filled. Please consider joining the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. Registration begins on Friday, August 10th.

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

*This program is currently filled. Please consider joining the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. Registration begins on Friday, August 10th.

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 September 15, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint @ Central

Learn how to create a professional looking slide presentation with this versatile program. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required for this class.

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

Learn how to create a professional looking slide presentation with this versatile program. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required for this class.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    dgregory@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  dgregory@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Monday September 17, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and transitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Two: Nature Sun Catcher

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and transitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Two: Nature Sun Catcher

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Tuesday September 18, 2018
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2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Storytime @ Central

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Discussion Group @ Central

This month's selection is "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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

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

This month's selection is "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday September 19, 2018
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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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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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 "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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 "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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 September 20, 2018
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2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Computer Basics: Part 2 @ Central

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 2 covers how to navigate the internet and use Google. Part 3 will be meeting Thursday, September 27th from 9:30 - 11:00am. Registration is not required for this course.

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

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 2 covers how to navigate the internet and use Google. Part 3 will be meeting Thursday, September 27th from 9:30 - 11:00am. Registration is not required for this course.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. 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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. 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
Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Three: Sunpaper Prints

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Three: Sunpaper Prints

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

This month's selection is "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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 "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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

Friday September 21, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Zumbini @ Oak Lawn

*This program is currently filled. Please consider joining the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. Registration begins on Friday, August 10th.

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

*This program is currently filled. Please consider joining the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. Registration begins on Friday, August 10th.

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 September 22, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders: HTML & CSS @ Central

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    dgregory@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  dgregory@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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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. Choose one or more books from the RI Teen Book Award 2019 list to read and discuss at the meeting.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 stop by the Teen Desk or call 943-9080 x121 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  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. Choose one or more books from the RI Teen Book Award 2019 list to read and discuss at the meeting.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 stop by the Teen Desk or call 943-9080 x121 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Monday September 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Three: Sunpaper Prints

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Three: Sunpaper Prints

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
The Hate U Give Living Literature Performance @ Hall

Living Literature presents a 50-minute, four actor, dramatic interpretation of the Read Across Rhode Island selection The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas. Watch this amazing YA novel come to life before your eyes! This perfornance is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Elise Petrarca  781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Living Literature presents a 50-minute, four actor, dramatic interpretation of the Read Across Rhode Island selection The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas. Watch this amazing YA novel come to life before your eyes! This perfornance is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Storytime @ Central

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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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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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: 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 new storytime program for 0-2 yrs.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: 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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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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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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 September 27, 2018
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2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
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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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Computer Basics: Part 3 @ Central

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 3 covers how to save and organize files on your computer. Registration is not required for this course.

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

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners. Part 3 covers how to save and organize files on your computer. Registration is not required for this course.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. 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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. 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
Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Four: Layered Paper Flowers

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-2 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Four: Layered Paper Flowers

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday September 28, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Walgreens Flu Clinic @ Central
CONTACT:  Walgreens Pharmacy  942-9605  
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
CONTACT:
  Walgreens Pharmacy
  942.9605
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Zumbini @ Oak Lawn

*This program is currently filled. Please consider joining the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. Registration begins on Friday, August 10th.

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

*This program is currently filled. Please consider joining the waiting list*

Moving, grooving, and growing! Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!  Join Miss Shana from True Reflections Dance at Oak Lawn on Friday mornings for this fun program! The program is limited to 14 families who will register and commit to the 8-week session. Registration begins on Friday, August 10th.

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 September 29, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required for this class.

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

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required for this class.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:  Don Gregory    dgregory@provlib.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

For the adult with little to no experience who has an interest in coding. Improve your analytical skills, or explore a potential new career.  Join us for FREE instruction, practice, and collaboration as you learn the basics of programming concepts and coding.  The HTML/CSS club is recommended for people brand new to the world of web development.

Participants agree to complete a Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Form.  Register at: prov.pub/coding   Questions? Email Don at: dgregory@provlib.org

The Rhode Coders program is working with Skills for Rl's Future, The Tech Collective, and the RI Department of Labor & Training to help all Rhode Islanders expand their skills for in-demand jobs.

 
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  dgregory@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Monday October 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Four: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

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

Explore the outdoors with books and crafts in this nature-focused preschool storytime. This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver, it begins in the library's program room and tranitions to outside (weather permitting) for a craft or activity toward the end of the half-hour. Registration is not required.

Week Four: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month from September to June at 4:15 to help plan teen programs and services andto  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 September to June at 4:15 to help plan teen programs and services andto  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 October 2, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Storytime @ Central

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. 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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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 Auditorium

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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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