401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Tuesday October 15, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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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
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Play Date! @ Oak Lawn

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

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

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hands-On Science @ Auburn

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

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

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

Registration will open on September 1, 2019.

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

CONTACT: Elise  4017812450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

Registration will open on September 1, 2019.

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  4017812450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

This month's selection is "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn.

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

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

This month's selection is "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Wednesday October 16, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 946-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 946.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creative Writing Workshop for Teens @ Hall

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

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

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

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Game Testing @ Knightsville

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

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

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Census Information Night
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
LOCATION: Central Library
CONTACT:
  Mark Teoli
  401.415.4830
  

LOCATION: Central Library

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

This month's selection is "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn.

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

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

This month's selection is "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday October 17, 2019
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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.

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.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
How Are You? Storytime @ Central

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

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

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

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 "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn.

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

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

This month's selection is "The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

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

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

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

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

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday October 18, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toys and Tunes @ Oak Lawn

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Adults, start your weekend off by calming down! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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

Saturday October 19, 2019
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Financial Planning Day @ Central

The Cranston Public Library is partnering with the Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island to bring you Financial Planning Day. In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.

In addition to one-on-one consultations there will be workshops on a variety of financial topics throughout the day. Stay as little or as long as you’d like.

One-on-one consultations and workshops are free and no registration is required. Bring a friend!

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room and C Lab

The Cranston Public Library is partnering with the Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island to bring you Financial Planning Day. In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.

In addition to one-on-one consultations there will be workshops on a variety of financial topics throughout the day. Stay as little or as long as you’d like.

One-on-one consultations and workshops are free and no registration is required. Bring a friend!

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room and C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet Author Marie Force @ Central

Marie Force, author of One Year Home, will share some of the highs and lows of her author journey, discuss her books, and take questions about anything you wish to talk about when it comes to writing, publishing, and reading. Copies of Marie's books will be for sale courtesy of Barrington Books.

About the author:
Marie Force is the bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, and erotic romance. She is a 30-time New York Times bestseller as well as a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. In addition, she’s a bestselling author in Germany and is published in more than a dozen other languages. Marie has sold more than 9 million books around the world. Find out more at marieforce.com.

Free and open to the public. Registration not required.

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

Marie Force, author of One Year Home, will share some of the highs and lows of her author journey, discuss her books, and take questions about anything you wish to talk about when it comes to writing, publishing, and reading. Copies of Marie's books will be for sale courtesy of Barrington Books.

About the author:
Marie Force is the bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, and erotic romance. She is a 30-time New York Times bestseller as well as a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. In addition, she’s a bestselling author in Germany and is published in more than a dozen other languages. Marie has sold more than 9 million books around the world. Find out more at marieforce.com.

Free and open to the public. Registration not required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Monster Storytime @ Auburn

A fun family storytime for our little monsters. We will read picture books, sing songs and do a craft with a monster theme. This storytime will not be very scary, but we will read books with monsters, ghosts and other spooky creatures. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

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

A fun family storytime for our little monsters. We will read picture books, sing songs and do a craft with a monster theme. This storytime will not be very scary, but we will read books with monsters, ghosts and other spooky creatures. Tickets will be handed out starting a half-hour before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Sunday October 20, 2019
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 21, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 
 

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

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 
 

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RICBA @ Central

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Passport Day @ Central

The Cranston Public Library is pleased to announce it is planning to hold its annual Passport Day on Monday, October 21. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the library between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Passport agents will be at the library during those hours to process applications for individuals and families, and answer any questions about the passport application process. They will also be able to take passport photos for a fee of $10.

What you Need to Apply for a Passport

1. A Completed Passport Application Form DS-11 with black ink only.
Applications will be available at Passport Day.

2. Proof of US Citizenship
An original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate or a Naturalization Certificate
-Obtain the original or a certified copy of your birth certificate (no photocopies). If you are a naturalized citizen, you will need your original naturalization certificate.

Or:

An expired passport is also acceptable for proof of citizenship.

3. Valid ID
A current, valid photo ID (driver’s license or state ID) is the best ID.
-If you do not have a driver’s license or state ID, you must have at least five forms of secondary identification; or you must be accompanied by a person who has known you at least two (2) years and has     acceptable ID.

4. One (1) professionally developed passport photo.
Photo service will be available at Passport Day for a cost of $10.00.

5. Payment
1. One check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State
- $110 for adults sixteen (16) and older
(The U.S. Department of State only accepts checks or money orders.)

And
2. Processing payment fee of $35. Cash, check or money orders acceptable for this fee.

3. If paying entirely by check, you will need 2 checks.

For Expedited Service, add $60 to the U.S. Department of State fee.

You may print passport application forms online at www.travel.state.gov.

 

Passport applications are also processed at Pawtucket Public Library (13 Summer St., Pawtucket RI)

Passport Hours: Monday to Thursday 4:00-9:00pm, Saturday 1:00-5:00

CONTACT: Ed Garcia  401-943-9080
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

The Cranston Public Library is pleased to announce it is planning to hold its annual Passport Day on Monday, October 21. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the library between 4:00 and 8:00 pm. Passport agents will be at the library during those hours to process applications for individuals and families, and answer any questions about the passport application process. They will also be able to take passport photos for a fee of $10.

What you Need to Apply for a Passport

1. A Completed Passport Application Form DS-11 with black ink only.
Applications will be available at Passport Day.

2. Proof of US Citizenship
An original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate or a Naturalization Certificate
-Obtain the original or a certified copy of your birth certificate (no photocopies). If you are a naturalized citizen, you will need your original naturalization certificate.

Or:

An expired passport is also acceptable for proof of citizenship.

3. Valid ID
A current, valid photo ID (driver’s license or state ID) is the best ID.
-If you do not have a driver’s license or state ID, you must have at least five forms of secondary identification; or you must be accompanied by a person who has known you at least two (2) years and has     acceptable ID.

4. One (1) professionally developed passport photo.
Photo service will be available at Passport Day for a cost of $10.00.

5. Payment
1. One check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State
- $110 for adults sixteen (16) and older
(The U.S. Department of State only accepts checks or money orders.)

And
2. Processing payment fee of $35. Cash, check or money orders acceptable for this fee.

3. If paying entirely by check, you will need 2 checks.

For Expedited Service, add $60 to the U.S. Department of State fee.

You may print passport application forms online at www.travel.state.gov.

 

Passport applications are also processed at Pawtucket Public Library (13 Summer St., Pawtucket RI)

Passport Hours: Monday to Thursday 4:00-9:00pm, Saturday 1:00-5:00

CONTACT:
  Ed Garcia
  401.943.9080
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday October 22, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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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
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Play Date! @ Oak Lawn

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

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

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hands-On Science @ Auburn

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

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

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Otherworldly Book Club for Teens @ Hall

Join us for a book club featuring supernatural and horror titles aimed at kids in Grades 6 - 12. This book club will meet one Tuesday a month from September - November. Registration is recommended, a limited number of books will be ordered for pick-up at the library for book club members.*

The October selection will be the novel The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart. "In the summer of 1982, five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow: Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice. Four years later, a series of strange and terrifying events begin to unfold: mirrors inexplicably shattering, inanimate beings coming to life, otherworldly crows thirsting for blood. Someone broke the rules of the box, and now everyone has to pay. But how much are they willing to sacrifice?"

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

Join us for a book club featuring supernatural and horror titles aimed at kids in Grades 6 - 12. This book club will meet one Tuesday a month from September - November. Registration is recommended, a limited number of books will be ordered for pick-up at the library for book club members.*

The October selection will be the novel The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart. "In the summer of 1982, five friends discover an ancient stone box hidden deep in the woods. They seal inside of it treasured objects from their childhoods, and they make a vow: Never come to the box alone. Never open it after dark. Never take back your sacrifice. Four years later, a series of strange and terrifying events begin to unfold: mirrors inexplicably shattering, inanimate beings coming to life, otherworldly crows thirsting for blood. Someone broke the rules of the box, and now everyone has to pay. But how much are they willing to sacrifice?"

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet Author Tim Murphy @ Central

Join Brown University 1991 graduate and New York-based novelist and journalist Tim Murphy as he reads from, discusses and signs copies of his new novel, "Correspondents," a sweeping saga of two families—one Arab-American, one Iraqi in the years leading up to and following America's 2003 invasion of Iraq. Much of the novel takes place in the greater Boston area among its longstanding Lebanese community. Murphy is also the author of the 2016 novel "Christodora" and is a longtime NYC-based journalist focusing on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ health and politics issues. Copies of the book will be for sale, courtesy of Barrington Books.

About the author:
Tim Murphy is the author of the novels "Correspondents" and "Christodora," both published by Grove Atlantic. "Christodora" was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal. Under the name Timothy Murphy, he is also the author of the 1990s novels "Getting Off Clean" and "The Breeders Box." He has been for nearly 20 years a journalist focusing mostly on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ issues, for publications including the New York Times, New York magazine, Out magazine, the Nation, POZ magazine, and for the magazines of the ACLU and Lambda Legal. He was a founding member of the NYC-based activist groups Gays Against Guns and Rise and Resist. He has taught journalism at City College of New York and creative writing once weekly at Arts & Letters School in Brooklyn, where he lives. A proud Boston-area native, he loves spending time in upstate New York/western Massachusetts as well as in Beirut, not far from where his mother's family hails from. A 1991 Brown University graduate, he also loves Rhode Island and returns often.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

 

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

Join Brown University 1991 graduate and New York-based novelist and journalist Tim Murphy as he reads from, discusses and signs copies of his new novel, "Correspondents," a sweeping saga of two families—one Arab-American, one Iraqi in the years leading up to and following America's 2003 invasion of Iraq. Much of the novel takes place in the greater Boston area among its longstanding Lebanese community. Murphy is also the author of the 2016 novel "Christodora" and is a longtime NYC-based journalist focusing on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ health and politics issues. Copies of the book will be for sale, courtesy of Barrington Books.

About the author:
Tim Murphy is the author of the novels "Correspondents" and "Christodora," both published by Grove Atlantic. "Christodora" was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal. Under the name Timothy Murphy, he is also the author of the 1990s novels "Getting Off Clean" and "The Breeders Box." He has been for nearly 20 years a journalist focusing mostly on HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ issues, for publications including the New York Times, New York magazine, Out magazine, the Nation, POZ magazine, and for the magazines of the ACLU and Lambda Legal. He was a founding member of the NYC-based activist groups Gays Against Guns and Rise and Resist. He has taught journalism at City College of New York and creative writing once weekly at Arts & Letters School in Brooklyn, where he lives. A proud Boston-area native, he loves spending time in upstate New York/western Massachusetts as well as in Beirut, not far from where his mother's family hails from. A 1991 Brown University graduate, he also loves Rhode Island and returns often.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Wednesday October 23, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 946-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 946.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creative Writing Workshop for Teens @ Hall

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

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

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

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Game Testing @ Knightsville

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

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

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Census Information Night
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
LOCATION: Central Library
CONTACT:
  Mark Teoli
  401.415.4830
  

LOCATION: Central Library

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

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month's selection is The Farm by Joanne Ramos.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

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

All are invited to join us for our monthly book discussion, Reading in the Hall. This month's selection is The Farm by Joanne Ramos.  Please call, visit, or email the library to reserve your copy of the book.  This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Thursday October 24, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
How Are You? Storytime @ Central

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

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

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

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

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

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

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

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday October 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Before I Was Born With Author Corey Anne Abreau @ Oak Lawn

Everything alive starts out small as can be-- including vegetables, fruit, and babies like me! Your child is about to be a big brother or sister! But how do you explain what's happening inside Mommy's belly? Join author Corey Anne Abreau for a reading during Toys and Tunes!

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

Everything alive starts out small as can be-- including vegetables, fruit, and babies like me! Your child is about to be a big brother or sister! But how do you explain what's happening inside Mommy's belly? Join author Corey Anne Abreau for a reading during Toys and Tunes!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toys and Tunes @ Oak Lawn

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Adults, start your weekend off by calming down! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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

Saturday October 26, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Intermediate Excel @ Central

Continue your learning of Excel as we cover filters and pivot tables. Basic Excel skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required.

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

Continue your learning of Excel as we cover filters and pivot tables. Basic Excel skills are necessary for this class. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Financial Aid Workshop

This financial aid workshop—geared to both high schoolers and adult learners—will review the steps and resources necessary to help college students successfully complete the financial aid application process.

Topics Covered:

  • How to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • FSA ID

  • Student Aid Report

  • Interpret the awards letter

  • Grants and Scholarships

  • Q&A

Free and open to the public.

Presenters:
Cathy Hague, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, University College at Roger Williams University

Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, University College at Roger Williams University

Raksmey Pen, Career Pathway Specialist, University College at Roger Williams University

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

This financial aid workshop—geared to both high schoolers and adult learners—will review the steps and resources necessary to help college students successfully complete the financial aid application process.

Topics Covered:

  • How to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • FSA ID

  • Student Aid Report

  • Interpret the awards letter

  • Grants and Scholarships

  • Q&A

Free and open to the public.

Presenters:
Cathy Hague, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, University College at Roger Williams University

Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, University College at Roger Williams University

Raksmey Pen, Career Pathway Specialist, University College at Roger Williams University

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award book club. Each month we will read books from the RITBA list and in February we will join teens across the state in voting for our top pick. Registration is required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating. Snacks are served. 

 

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  4019439080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award book club. Each month we will read books from the RITBA list and in February we will join teens across the state in voting for our top pick. Registration is required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating. Snacks are served. 

 

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  4019439080 x112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Sunday October 27, 2019
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday October 28, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 
 

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

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 
 

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
RIMSBA Bookclub @ Central

Teens in grades 6-8 are invited to join the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) club! Each month members will read at least one of the titles from that month’s theme and come to the meeting ready to discuss. In March we will join other teens across the state and vote for our favorite read! Participants receive 2 hours of community service for each meeting attended. Registration is required and snacks are served.

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

Teens in grades 6-8 are invited to join the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award (RIMSBA) club! Each month members will read at least one of the titles from that month’s theme and come to the meeting ready to discuss. In March we will join other teens across the state and vote for our favorite read! Participants receive 2 hours of community service for each meeting attended. Registration is required and snacks are served.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Tuesday October 29, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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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
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Play Date! @ Oak Lawn

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

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

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hands-On Science @ Auburn

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

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

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

All are invited to join instructor Phil Goldman in the practice of this gentle martial art, known for its health benefits.  This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

 

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

All are invited to join instructor Phil Goldman in the practice of this gentle martial art, known for its health benefits.  This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

 

CONTACT:
  Cranston Public Library William Hall Library
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday October 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

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

Recommended for 0-2 yrs,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 a half hour before the beginning of the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 946-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401 946.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creative Writing Workshop for Teens @ Hall

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

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

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

Hone your craft in this six-week writing workshop for teens in Grades 6 - 12! Each week participants will partake in a series of writing prompts, exercises and games to boost their creativity and inspire their ongoing projects. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served so please inform the library of any allergies, food sensitivities or dietary restrictions when registering.*

Registration for this program will open September 1, 2019.

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Game Testing @ Knightsville

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

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

Children in grades K-5 are invited to play and rate different types of board and video games.  Draw, write, or record your reviews, and then share your opinions in an easy, no pressure environment.  Why buy all the games when you can come to the library and play for free?  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Census Information Night
CONTACT: Mark Teoli  401-415-4830
LOCATION: Central Library
CONTACT:
  Mark Teoli
  401.415.4830
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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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
YA for Adults Book Club @ Central

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

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x121  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x121
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday October 31, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Internet Safety & Security Basics @ Central

Lead a more secure online life on your computer and on the go with smartphones and tablets. We'll look at staying safe on social media, strong password creation, security programs and apps, safe Internet browsing, and best practices for your daily use. Registration is not required for this class.

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

Lead a more secure online life on your computer and on the go with smartphones and tablets. We'll look at staying safe on social media, strong password creation, security programs and apps, safe Internet browsing, and best practices for your daily use. Registration is not required for this class.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
How Are You? Storytime @ Central

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

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

This program recommended for 3-5 years will feature stories and songs about feelings, to build empathy and help kids identify their emotions. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services desk a half hour before the program begins.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

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

This hour-long play and storytime is intended for our youngest patrons, ages 0 - 2, to attend with a caregiver. A room on the lower level of the library will be set up for playtime with age-appropriate toys and board books while rhymes, songs, and a story will be read at 11:00 in the picture book alcove on the library's main level, followed by a craft suited to little hands. No registration is required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program. 

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

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

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

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with applying for jobs, writing your resume, studying for the GED, or improving your English and writing skills.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

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

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

Do you love characters like BB-8, the Transformers gang, or Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot? Learn how to operate your own robot friend in this STEM-focused program intended for children in Grades K - 2. Through the use of stories, hands-on activities, and interacting with the library's collection of robots, participants will learn the basics of robotics and coding. Registration is required, space is limited.*

Registration for this program opens September 1st.

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

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tissue Box Monsters @ Auburn

Come make a monster out of a tissue box and paper plates, this fun craft is for kids in grades K-5. 

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Come make a monster out of a tissue box and paper plates, this fun craft is for kids in grades K-5. 

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Friday November 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Toys and Tunes @ Oak Lawn

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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

Drop by Oak Lawn on Friday mornings this fall for Toys and Tunes, a play time program with music and stories at 10:30am.  Open to ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required. 

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! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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
Adults, start your weekend off by calming down! Drop in to Auburn every Friday and color. Auburn will have coloring books, mandalas, colored pencils and markers 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

Saturday November 2, 2019
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2:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Haunted Objects with Tim Weisberg @ Oak Lawn

Join us for a discussion about famous and infamous cases of inanimate objects possessed by spirits. In addition to hearing spooky stories that will send a shiver down their backs, audience members are invited to bring in items they believe are haunted or cursed and share their own experiences. Tickets will be handed out half an hour before start time.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Join us for a discussion about famous and infamous cases of inanimate objects possessed by spirits. In addition to hearing spooky stories that will send a shiver down their backs, audience members are invited to bring in items they believe are haunted or cursed and share their own experiences. Tickets will be handed out half an hour before start time.

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Electronic Recycling Event

Drop off your unwanted electronics  for recycling with Indie Cycle. Items accepted at NO charge:  Computers, laptops, monitors, routers, PDA's, cell phones, mice, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, televisions, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, cameras, microwaves, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries including auto/marine and battery back-ups.  

A $10 disposal fee is charged for each laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, and other coolant containing devices.

Not accepted: Light bulbs, single use batteries, tapes/disks, glass, wood cased speakers, Styrofoam, broken TV tubes or any hazardous materials.

 

 

 

 
CONTACT:   indiecycle@gmail.com
LOCATION: Central Library

Drop off your unwanted electronics  for recycling with Indie Cycle. Items accepted at NO charge:  Computers, laptops, monitors, routers, PDA's, cell phones, mice, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, televisions, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, cameras, microwaves, small household appliances, and acid lead batteries including auto/marine and battery back-ups.  

A $10 disposal fee is charged for each laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, and other coolant containing devices.

Not accepted: Light bulbs, single use batteries, tapes/disks, glass, wood cased speakers, Styrofoam, broken TV tubes or any hazardous materials.

 

 

 

 
CONTACT:
  
  
  indiecycle@gmail.com

LOCATION: Central Library

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Space Station Art @ Central

It's all about the process of creating.  You bring children ages 2-5 years, and we'll provide different supplies and ideas based on a book or two for tons of fun.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the session in the Children's room at the Youth Services desk.

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

It's all about the process of creating.  You bring children ages 2-5 years, and we'll provide different supplies and ideas based on a book or two for tons of fun.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the session in the Children's room at the Youth Services desk.

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

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mario Kart Tournament @ Central

Celebrate International Games Week by competing in Cranston Public Library’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament! Hosted by One Up Games, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to spend their afternoon competing in our bracketed tournament and eating snacks. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program. 

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft, teen librarian  4019439080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Celebrate International Games Week by competing in Cranston Public Library’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament! Hosted by One Up Games, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to spend their afternoon competing in our bracketed tournament and eating snacks. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program. 

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft, teen librarian
  4019439080 x112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Sunday November 3, 2019
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library Open 1-5 PM @ Central

The Central Library open 1-5 PM

LOCATION: Central Library
Monday November 4, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
United Way 2-1-1 Van @ Central

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program.

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

Explore nature and the changing seasons with this storytime that begins indoors and concludes with an outdoor nature walk or activity! This half-hour program is intended for children ages 3-5 to attend with a caregiver. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome!*

*Please note, due to anticipated renovations, this program may be subject to abrupt change of venue or cancellation. Any such change will be posted on the library's Facebook page by 10:00AM on the morning of the program.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

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

Do you like to knit or crochet? Do you need some help with a knitting or crocheting project that has you stumped? Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker. Work on a project, get help with something new or knit for a charity cause. 

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

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

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Snacks are served.

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

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services and to raise funds for the Cranston Public Library. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Snacks are served.

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

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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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
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions.  The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Play Date! @ Oak Lawn

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

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

Looking for a place to have a play date this fall with your kids and friends? Drop in on Tuesday mornings to enjoy a variety of toys including cars, trucks, trains, dolls, a doll house, stuffed animals, a play kitchen, and more! Open to ages 0-5 but older siblings are welcome! Receive a ticket for entry upon visiting. Limited to 35 children/caregivers at a given time.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pop-Up Storytime @ Central

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

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

This storytime for your special 2 yr and 3 yr old will feature pop-up story books, bubbles and rhymes that go pop.  There are two sessions. The first will begin at 10:00.  The second will begin at 10:30.  Tickets will be available beginning a half hour before the beginning of the program at the Youth Services desk.

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Celebration @ Oak Lawn

Drop by after school for Wimpy Kid activities to celebrate the release of the newest book in the series, Wrecking Ball! Enter to win a copy of the book as well!

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

Drop by after school for Wimpy Kid activities to celebrate the release of the newest book in the series, Wrecking Ball! Enter to win a copy of the book as well!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hands-On Science @ Auburn

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

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

Have you ever made a car out of a water bottle and a balloon, or a costume out of only toilet paper and tape? Children will use problem solving skills to complete a different challenge each week in this program for children grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

All are invited to join instructor Phil Goldman in the practice of this gentle martial art, known for its health benefits.  This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

 

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

All are invited to join instructor Phil Goldman in the practice of this gentle martial art, known for its health benefits.  This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

 

CONTACT:
  Cranston Public Library William Hall Library
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday November 6, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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