401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Thursday October 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Vroom, Vroom, Zoom @ Central

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall

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

Week Six: Fall Colors Windsock

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

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

Week Six: Fall Colors Windsock

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 "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline.

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

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

This month's selection is "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Be an Inventor @ Hall

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Three: Engineering Inventions (K'Nex Fidget Spinners)

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

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Three: Engineering Inventions (K'Nex Fidget Spinners)

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CANCELED Haunted Family Trivia Night @ Hall

Families will have to work together to answer trivia questions about all things creepy, scary, and sometimes silly at this Halloween-themed trivia night for familes! Light refreshments will be served, please let the library know about any food allergies when signing up for this event. Registration is required, this program is best suited for children age five and up.

ATTENTION: This event has been canceled due to room inaccessibility, we apologize for the inconvenience.

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

Families will have to work together to answer trivia questions about all things creepy, scary, and sometimes silly at this Halloween-themed trivia night for familes! Light refreshments will be served, please let the library know about any food allergies when signing up for this event. Registration is required, this program is best suited for children age five and up.

ATTENTION: This event has been canceled due to room inaccessibility, we apologize for the inconvenience.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cranston Herald Candidates Forum @ Central

The Cranston Public Library and the Cranston Herald are partnering for two candidates forums this election season. Come hear and ask questions of candidates for Cranston city government. This week will be all citywide candidates for Cranston City Council. This program is free and open to the public.

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

The Cranston Public Library and the Cranston Herald are partnering for two candidates forums this election season. Come hear and ask questions of candidates for Cranston city government. This week will be all citywide candidates for Cranston City Council. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Ed Garcia
  401.943.9080
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Friday October 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

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

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

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

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

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday October 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
CONTACT: Don Gregory
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
50th Anniversary Open House @ Oak Lawn

Join us as we host an open house of the Oak Lawn Branch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cranston Library System.  Enjoy a scavenger hunt, attend a Jiu Jitsu program, get your face painted, listen to a historical talk by local historians, and hear Ocean State Paranormal's presentation on our haunted history. There will be raffles and refreshments as well! All ages are welcome to attend this historical event.

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

Join us as we host an open house of the Oak Lawn Branch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cranston Library System.  Enjoy a scavenger hunt, attend a Jiu Jitsu program, get your face painted, listen to a historical talk by local historians, and hear Ocean State Paranormal's presentation on our haunted history. There will be raffles and refreshments as well! All ages are welcome to attend this historical event.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

Those in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) Book Club @ Central. It offers teens the opportunity to earn community service for participating in monthly discussions (from September to January) of books nominated for the RITBA as they enjoy delicious snacks.  The club meets one Saturday a month at 2:30 pm at the Central Library. You can receive one hour of community service for each book you read and discuss. In January, members of the group will vote for their favorite book. Registration is required for the book club. Please stop by the Teen Desk or call 943-9080 x121 to register, or for more information.

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

Those in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Rhode Island Teen Book Award (RITBA) Book Club @ Central. It offers teens the opportunity to earn community service for participating in monthly discussions (from September to January) of books nominated for the RITBA as they enjoy delicious snacks.  The club meets one Saturday a month at 2:30 pm at the Central Library. You can receive one hour of community service for each book you read and discuss. In January, members of the group will vote for their favorite book. Registration is required for the book club. Please stop by the Teen Desk or call 943-9080 x121 to register, or for more information.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 x121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
CONTACT: Don Gregory
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Sunday October 21, 2018
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday October 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

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

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

Week Five: Scribble Jack O'Lanterns

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

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

Week Five: Scribble Jack O'Lanterns

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Congressman Langevin Cybersecurity Awareness Event @ Central

Congressman Jim Langevin is hosting an important cybersecurity presentation with State Cybersecurity Officer Mike Steinmetz, RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the RI AARP. Learn tips and safe habits to protect yourself online. 

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Congressman Jim Langevin is hosting an important cybersecurity presentation with State Cybersecurity Officer Mike Steinmetz, RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit and the RI AARP. Learn tips and safe habits to protect yourself online. 

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ghosts & Legends: an Evening with Jeff Belanger @ Central

Join Jeff Belanger for a multimedia program, Q&A, and book signing. Ghosts and Legends offers a world tour of haunts, ghostly evidence, and discussion. This program changes each year. If you saw it last year, prepare for an evening of all-new stories! This event is free and open to the public; space is limited.  Please call the Reference Dept at 401-943-9080 x3 to reserve your space.  

 

Photo by Frank Grace

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

Join Jeff Belanger for a multimedia program, Q&A, and book signing. Ghosts and Legends offers a world tour of haunts, ghostly evidence, and discussion. This program changes each year. If you saw it last year, prepare for an evening of all-new stories! This event is free and open to the public; space is limited.  Please call the Reference Dept at 401-943-9080 x3 to reserve your space.  

 

Photo by Frank Grace

CONTACT:
  Julie Holden
  401.943.9080
  julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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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
Make Movies @ Auburn

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT: Auburn Staff  401-781-6116
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Auburn Staff
  401.781.6116
  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

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

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Urban Nature Explorers @ Hall

Explore nature in this program offered in collaboration with the Roger Williams Park Zoo! Through stories, play, and immersion in the natural world, kids will experience and appreciate their environment in this hour and a half program for children in Grades K - 5. Registration is required, space is limited.

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

Explore nature in this program offered in collaboration with the Roger Williams Park Zoo! Through stories, play, and immersion in the natural world, kids will experience and appreciate their environment in this hour and a half program for children in Grades K - 5. Registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Thursday October 25, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall

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

Week Seven: Masking Tape Mummy

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

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

Week Seven: Masking Tape Mummy

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Be an Inventor @ Hall

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Four: Toy Inventions (TBD)

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

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Four: Toy Inventions (TBD)

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cranston Herald Candidates Forum @ Central

The Cranston Public Library and the Cranston Herald are partnering for two candidates forums this election season. Come hear and ask questions of candidates for Cranston city government. This week will be all ward candidates for Cranston City Council and candidates for Cranston School Committee. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Ed Garcia
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

The Cranston Public Library and the Cranston Herald are partnering for two candidates forums this election season. Come hear and ask questions of candidates for Cranston city government. This week will be all ward candidates for Cranston City Council and candidates for Cranston School Committee. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Ed Garcia
  
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Unbeaten: Author Mike Stanton Book Talk and Signing @ Hall

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions: He never lost a professional fight. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952.  In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. It’s a classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant. Like Marciano, it will knock you off your feet. This program is free and open to the public.

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

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions: He never lost a professional fight. Unbeaten is the story of this remarkable champion who overcame injury, doubt, and the schemes of corrupt promoters to win the title in a bloody and epic battle with Jersey Joe Walcott in 1952.  In the hands of the award-winning journalist and biographer Mike Stanton, Unbeaten is more than just a boxing story. It’s a classic American tale of immigrant dreams, exceptional talent wedded to exceptional ambitions, compromises in the service of a greater good, astounding success, disillusionment, and a quest to discover what it all meant. Like Marciano, it will knock you off your feet. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Friday October 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mix-it-up Storytime @ Central
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT: Emily  401-943-9080x4
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
We'll read stories and learn our colors by mixing, sorting, painting, and printing. This program is for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Projects may be slightly messy, and space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.
CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080x4
  

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

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

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

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

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

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday October 27, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction to LinkedIn @ Central

LinkedIn can be a great professional tool if you are job-seeking or looking for a social media tool to display your career accomplishments. Learn how to create an account, share your education and career experiences, and look for work. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Participants will also need an email address in order to create a LinkedIn account. No registration is required for this class.

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

LinkedIn can be a great professional tool if you are job-seeking or looking for a social media tool to display your career accomplishments. Learn how to create an account, share your education and career experiences, and look for work. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Participants will also need an email address in order to create a LinkedIn account. No registration is required for this class.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
CONTACT: Don Gregory
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
MobileQuest STEAM Camp! @Oak Lawn

*This program registration is currently full. Please consider joining our waiting list*

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  40194271787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

*This program registration is currently full. Please consider joining our waiting list*

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  40194271787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
CONTACT: Don Gregory
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Sunday October 28, 2018
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Passport Day

The Cranston Public Library is pleased to announce it is planning to hold its annual Passport Day on Sunday, October 28.  U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the library between 1:00 and 4:00 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.

Applicants need to bring proof of U.S. citizenship, a valid photo ID (for adults), and personal checks or money order.  Detailed information on the documents required can be found at https://cranstonlibrary.org/passport or at the Cranston Public Library, located at 140 Sockanosset Crossroad.  The Department of State’s website also offers complete information about the passport application process at www.travel.state.gov.

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

The Cranston Public Library is pleased to announce it is planning to hold its annual Passport Day on Sunday, October 28.  U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the library between 1:00 and 4:00 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.

Applicants need to bring proof of U.S. citizenship, a valid photo ID (for adults), and personal checks or money order.  Detailed information on the documents required can be found at https://cranstonlibrary.org/passport or at the Cranston Public Library, located at 140 Sockanosset Crossroad.  The Department of State’s website also offers complete information about the passport application process at www.travel.state.gov.

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Monday October 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

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

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

Week Six: Hanging Witch Decoration

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

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

Week Six: Hanging Witch Decoration

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reading Our Public School Architecture

 Artist and educator Andrew Grover has been using LEGO bricks to recreate some of Rhode Island's school buildings as a way to bring attention to what they can tell us about the history of education, architecture, and civic life in the communities which they served. Grover will be at the Central Library on Monday, October 29 from 6 - 8 pm for a discussion about how our public school buildings serve as cultural landmarks that reflect the eras that they were built. He will be joined by Cranston Historical Society President Sandra Moyer and local historians in a panel moderated by Providence Public Library Programs and Exhibitions Director Christine Bevilacqua. Free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Beth Johnson  401-943-9080 x111
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 Artist and educator Andrew Grover has been using LEGO bricks to recreate some of Rhode Island's school buildings as a way to bring attention to what they can tell us about the history of education, architecture, and civic life in the communities which they served. Grover will be at the Central Library on Monday, October 29 from 6 - 8 pm for a discussion about how our public school buildings serve as cultural landmarks that reflect the eras that they were built. He will be joined by Cranston Historical Society President Sandra Moyer and local historians in a panel moderated by Providence Public Library Programs and Exhibitions Director Christine Bevilacqua. Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Beth Johnson
  401.943.9080 x111
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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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
Mother Goose Storytime @ Central

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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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
Make Movies @ Auburn

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT: Auburn Staff  401-781-6116
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Bring your ideas to life at the library! Each week we will focus on different ways to create animation through flip books, stop motion and more. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Auburn Staff
  401.781.6116
  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Make an Emoji Mask @ Central

Families with children ages 4 - 8, drop in for an entertaining craft night. Choose any emotion you'd like and make your own emoji mask. Use it as a Halloween costume, or just for fun. Siblings are welcome but crafts may not be appropriate for children 3 and under. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Desk beginning a half hour before the start of the program.

CONTACT: Edna Hutchins  4019439080 X4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Families with children ages 4 - 8, drop in for an entertaining craft night. Choose any emotion you'd like and make your own emoji mask. Use it as a Halloween costume, or just for fun. Siblings are welcome but crafts may not be appropriate for children 3 and under. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Desk beginning a half hour before the start of the program.

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  4019439080 X4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required. TAI CHI IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK DUE TO A BUILDING EMERGENCY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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

All are invited to participate in community Tai Chi with instructor Phil Goldman, each Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $5. This program is open to the general public and no registration is required. TAI CHI IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK DUE TO A BUILDING EMERGENCY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Trick or Treat! @ Oak Lawn

Stop by the Oak Lawn Branch all day in costume (or not!) to trick or treat! Receive candy or other fun rewards just for stopping in!

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Stop by the Oak Lawn Branch all day in costume (or not!) to trick or treat! Receive candy or other fun rewards just for stopping in!

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Trick or Treat! @ Knightsville

Stop by the Knightsville Branch all day in costume (or not!) to trick or treat! Receive candy or other fun rewards just for stopping in!

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

Stop by the Knightsville Branch all day in costume (or not!) to trick or treat! Receive candy or other fun rewards just for stopping in!

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Trick or Treat @ Hall

Stop by the William Hall Branch all day in costume (or not!) to trick or treat! Receive candy or other fun rewards just for stopping in!

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

Stop by the William Hall Branch all day in costume (or not!) to trick or treat! Receive candy or other fun rewards just for stopping in!

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

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

Grades K-5 are invited to join us for a fun weekly Lego challenge!  We provide the Legos.  You provide the creativity.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday November 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central

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

CONTACT: Corrie MacDonald  401-943-9080 x129  cmacdonald@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

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

CONTACT:
  Corrie MacDonald
  401.943.9080 x129
  cmacdonald@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Children 3-5 years of age who delight in all "things that go" will enjoy this vehicle storytime packed with stories, duplos, songs and more. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Play and Learn Storytime @ Hall

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

Week Eight: Fun with Play-Doh

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

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

Week Eight: Fun with Play-Doh

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NaNoWriMo

Come and join the Rhode Wrimos' official NaNoWriMo Write-In. National Novel
 

Writing Month is an international event where writers all over the world come
together to write a novel in the 30 days of November. Rhody Wrimos is the
official Rhode Island NaNoWriMo group. More information can be found at

https://nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-rhode-island

CONTACT: Ed Garcia
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Come and join the Rhode Wrimos' official NaNoWriMo Write-In. National Novel
 

Writing Month is an international event where writers all over the world come
together to write a novel in the 30 days of November. Rhody Wrimos is the
official Rhode Island NaNoWriMo group. More information can be found at

https://nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-rhode-island

CONTACT:
  Ed Garcia
  
  

LOCATION: Central Seminar 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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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Graphic Novels + Comics Club @ Auburn

Meet the new youth librarian and share ideas for restarting this popular club for grades 6-12. Every month we celebrate a different comic, manga and/or graphic novel series. We play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks! Registration is required.

CONTACT: Martha  401-781-6116
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Meet the new youth librarian and share ideas for restarting this popular club for grades 6-12. Every month we celebrate a different comic, manga and/or graphic novel series. We play games, watch anime clips, draw and create, and, of course, enjoy free snacks! Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Martha
  401.781.6116
  

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How to Be an Inventor @ Hall

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Five: Transportation Inventions (Demolition Lego Derby)

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

Ever wonder where bubblegum came from? How about donuts? Or band-aids? Explore cool inventions and their creators in this hands-on program intended for kids in Grades K - 2. Registration is required, space is limited.

Week Five: Transportation Inventions (Demolition Lego Derby)

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

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

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

*This program is currently filled, as is the waiting list*

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

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Saturday November 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monthly Magic: Magic the Gathering

Come to the first Monthly Magic: Magic the Gathering event at te library! Open to all Magic players, come meet up with your friends, make new friends and of course play Magic!

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Come to the first Monthly Magic: Magic the Gathering event at te library! Open to all Magic players, come meet up with your friends, make new friends and of course play Magic!

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders: HTML/CSS @ Central
CONTACT: Don Gregory
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
MobileQuest STEAM Camp! @Oak Lawn

*This program registration is currently full. Please consider joining our waiting list*

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  40194271787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

*This program registration is currently full. Please consider joining our waiting list*

Join MobileQuest at Oak Lawn on Saturday afternoons in the fall for a 6-week STEAM camp! (There will be no meeting on Oct 20). Each week will encompass science and technology of robots, green screen, superhero science, circuits and electricity, art in motion, and a STEAM smashup! Open to children in grades 1-5 and limited to 18 participants.  Attendance for all 6 weeks is strongly encouraged and registration will begin Tuesday, September 4th.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  40194271787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rhode Coders: Javascript @ Central
CONTACT: Don Gregory
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
CONTACT:
  Don Gregory
  
  

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Sunday November 4, 2018
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Central Library Open

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will be open 1-5 pm

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Holocaust Program

The 2018 Victor Baxt Lecture is being presented by Michael Bryant , Professor of History and Legal Studies at Bryant University on November 4th at 2:00pm at the Sockanosset Cross Branch of the Cranston Public LIbrary. Professor Bryant is a noted scholar and author regarding Holocaust and Genocide Law.

This lecture series is presented by the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center .

 

 

CONTACT: Beth Johnson  401-943-9080 ext 111  bethjohnson@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

The 2018 Victor Baxt Lecture is being presented by Michael Bryant , Professor of History and Legal Studies at Bryant University on November 4th at 2:00pm at the Sockanosset Cross Branch of the Cranston Public LIbrary. Professor Bryant is a noted scholar and author regarding Holocaust and Genocide Law.

This lecture series is presented by the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center .

 

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Johnson
  401.943.9080 ext 111
  bethjohnson@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Monday November 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside Out Storytime @ Hall

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

Week Seven: Autumn Leaf Wreath

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

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

Week Seven: Autumn Leaf Wreath

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 x121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NaNoWriMo

Come and join the Rhode Wrimos' official NaNoWriMo Write-In. National Novel
 

Writing Month is an international event where writers all over the world come
together to write a novel in the 30 days of November. Rhody Wrimos is the
official Rhode Island NaNoWriMo group. More information can be found at

https://nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-rhode-island

CONTACT: Menolly Robin Sills  419-7373
LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Come and join the Rhode Wrimos' official NaNoWriMo Write-In. National Novel
 

Writing Month is an international event where writers all over the world come
together to write a novel in the 30 days of November. Rhody Wrimos is the
official Rhode Island NaNoWriMo group. More information can be found at

https://nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-rhode-island

CONTACT:
  Menolly Robin Sills
  419.7373
  

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mother Goose Storytime @ Central

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Readalouds and nursery rhymes will be accompanied by songs, finger plays, rhythm sticks, and flannel boards to create a memorable session for children ages 2-3 and caregivers. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk starting a half-hour before the program.

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