401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Monday April 2, 2018 - Saturday April 28, 2018
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The Students of Carole Berren, AWS @ Central

 

The students of Carole Berren  AWS will be exhibiting their watercolors, collages and drawings at the Cranston Public Library gallery from April 2 until April 28 2018.  On Sunday, April 8th there will be an opening reception from 2 – 4 PM to meet and speak with the artists.

Some of the exhibitors have been painting for less than a year.  Some have been studying for over twenty plus years.

Watercolors can be very challenging as we explore the possibilities of the medium working from representational to abstraction; dry brush to wet in wet, We do study the masters so as to gain knowledge and understanding from their trials, errors and successes.

Together we are on a journey seeking the many truths in art.  But it is always important in that journey to find and grow in our own individual voices of communication.  The possibilities are exciting

CONTACT:  Carole Berren    cberren1@cox.net
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 

The students of Carole Berren  AWS will be exhibiting their watercolors, collages and drawings at the Cranston Public Library gallery from April 2 until April 28 2018.  On Sunday, April 8th there will be an opening reception from 2 – 4 PM to meet and speak with the artists.

Some of the exhibitors have been painting for less than a year.  Some have been studying for over twenty plus years.

Watercolors can be very challenging as we explore the possibilities of the medium working from representational to abstraction; dry brush to wet in wet, We do study the masters so as to gain knowledge and understanding from their trials, errors and successes.

Together we are on a journey seeking the many truths in art.  But it is always important in that journey to find and grow in our own individual voices of communication.  The possibilities are exciting

CONTACT:
  Carole Berren
  
  cberren1@cox.net

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Monday April 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Staff
  401.943.9080 x 4
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grief Support Group @ Hall

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)
  401.438.0008
  

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall

All are invited to join a volunteer sewing group who donate time and talent to serve the community with handmade goods.

CONTACT:  Mary Jo    ssol.sewinglove@gmail.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

All are invited to join a volunteer sewing group who donate time and talent to serve the community with handmade goods.

CONTACT:
  Mary Jo
  
  ssol.sewinglove@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CollegeBound Saver Program General Info Session @ Central

Join us to discuss how CollegeBound Saver can make college saving easier. 

CONTACT:  Julie Holden  943-9080 x101  
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room

Join us to discuss how CollegeBound Saver can make college saving easier. 

CONTACT:
  Julie Holden
  943.9080 x101
  

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Scribbler Storytime @ Central

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Uno's Dough Raiser to support the Cranston Public Library

Support the Cranston Public Library by dining out! Enjoy great food that Uno's has to offer, and 20% of your check will benefit the Cranston Public Library Association.  Applies to dine-in or takeout orders all day!

Join us at 7:30pm for WRIK Entertainment trivia and you could win one of two top prizes! Be sure to reserve a table for trivia by calling Uno Warwick at 401-738-5610.

Don't forget to print out a flyer or obtain one at your local Cranston Public Library Branch.

CONTACT:  Stefanie  401-942-1787  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

Support the Cranston Public Library by dining out! Enjoy great food that Uno's has to offer, and 20% of your check will benefit the Cranston Public Library Association.  Applies to dine-in or takeout orders all day!

Join us at 7:30pm for WRIK Entertainment trivia and you could win one of two top prizes! Be sure to reserve a table for trivia by calling Uno Warwick at 401-738-5610.

Don't forget to print out a flyer or obtain one at your local Cranston Public Library Branch.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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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  c-lab@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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
MS Support Group
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Community Tai Chi @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ 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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk 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 - 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. Stop at each station to 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. Stop at each station to 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 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This month's selection is also the Reading Across RI book. Join us to discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  (The Hate U Give is available as an ebook or audiobook without any waiting list until May 15.) Please call, email or visit the library to reserve your copy or download it today from https://riezone.overdrive.com/. (Be sure to have your library card and PIN ready in order to download.)

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

This month's selection is also the Reading Across RI book. Join us to discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  (The Hate U Give is available as an ebook or audiobook without any waiting list until May 15.) Please call, email or visit the library to reserve your copy or download it today from https://riezone.overdrive.com/. (Be sure to have your library card and PIN ready in order to download.)

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint @ Central

Learn how to create a professional looking slide presentation with this versatile program. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  401-943-9080 x3  c-lab@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. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Class @ Central

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

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

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

 
CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

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

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@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  c-lab@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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Friday April 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
 

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! Registration is not required.

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

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! 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!  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 April 28, 2018
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shred It Day @ Central

Join us for our annual Shred-It Day event, sponsored by Mariner Private Wealth Management in Garden City (Ameriprise Financial).  Bring up to 4 boxes of paper and watch it disappear.  If you have more than 4 boxes you may get in line again.  

CONTACT:  Julie Holden  401-943-9080  
LOCATION: Central Library

Join us for our annual Shred-It Day event, sponsored by Mariner Private Wealth Management in Garden City (Ameriprise Financial).  Bring up to 4 boxes of paper and watch it disappear.  If you have more than 4 boxes you may get in line again.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Holden
  401.943.9080
  

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

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

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Classes @ Hall

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual 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 preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual 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 - 1:00 PM
Citizenship Classes @ Hall

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

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

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:
  RIFLI staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders @ Central

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Sunday April 29, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Hours @ Central

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday.

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

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday.

CONTACT:
  Katy Dorchies
  401.943.9080 x105
  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday April 30, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Staff
  401.943.9080 x 4
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
I-Spy Storytime @ Hall

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Five: Tissue Paper Blooming Tree

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

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Five: Tissue Paper Blooming Tree

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dia de los ninos, dia de los libros/ Children's Day, Book Day

Celebrate a day of childhood and reading! Drop by the Children's Room from 11:00am until 4:00pm on Children's Day, Book Day for a great book selection, activity, and giveaways!

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

Celebrate a day of childhood and reading! Drop by the Children's Room from 11:00am until 4:00pm on Children's Day, Book Day for a great book selection, activity, and giveaways!

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Staff
  401.943.9080 x 4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grief Support Group @ Hall

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)
  401.438.0008
  

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Tuesday May 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Scribbler Storytime @ Central

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday May 2, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ 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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk 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 - 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. Stop at each station to 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. Stop at each station to 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 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Class @ Central

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

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

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

 
CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Katy Dorchies
  401.943.9080 x105
  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

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

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Friday May 4, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
 

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! Registration is not required.

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

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! 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!  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 May 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CPLA Booksale @ Hall

The Cranston Public Library Association annual book sale takes place Saturday, May 5th from 10a-3p. More information will follow.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

The Cranston Public Library Association annual book sale takes place Saturday, May 5th from 10a-3p. More information will follow.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:
  RIFLI staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders @ Central

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGO Artist Meet & Greet @ Hall

Come see the LEGO models of Aldrich and Gorton Junior High Schools and meet the artist, Andrew Grover from 2-3 pm. Then, join him in the Program Room from 3-4 pm for a special presentation on Rhode Island's historic school buildings and a Q & A session.  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

Come see the LEGO models of Aldrich and Gorton Junior High Schools and meet the artist, Andrew Grover from 2-3 pm. Then, join him in the Program Room from 3-4 pm for a special presentation on Rhode Island's historic school buildings and a Q & A session.  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

Sunday May 6, 2018
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Hours @ Central

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday.

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

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday.

CONTACT:
  Katy Dorchies
  401.943.9080 x105
  katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

Monday May 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Staff
  401.943.9080 x 4
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
I-Spy Storytime @ Hall

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Six: Coffee Can Lid Sailboat

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

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Six: Coffee Can Lid Sailboat

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grief Support Group @ Hall

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)
  401.438.0008
  

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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4:05 PM - 5:15 PM
Teen Team Meeting

Young people in grades 6-12 may earn community service hours by joining the Teen Team, which helps to plan teen programs and services and raises funds for the Cranston Public Library.

Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings. Call 401-943-9080 ext. 121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org(link sends e-mail) for more information.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Young people in grades 6-12 may earn community service hours by joining the Teen Team, which helps to plan teen programs and services and raises funds for the Cranston Public Library.

Pizza and refreshments will be served at our meetings. Call 401-943-9080 ext. 121 or email teens@cranstonlibrary.org(link sends e-mail) for more information.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Reading Across Rhode Island in Cranston Kick-off event

Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 16th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

A brave, thought-provoking, conversation-enabling novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her private high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend. Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! Magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing and can still rap if needed. The Hate U Give is her first novel.

This event will feature a recorded video stream with author Angie Thomas, followed by a Q&A session with Reading Across Rhode Island Honorary Chair, Jordan Seaberry, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence. Copies of The Hate U Give will be available for members of the public to borrow to participate in the Reading Across Rhode Island event. Barrington Books will also be in attendance for those who want to purchase the book.

This event will be open to the public with the Reading Across Rhode Island discussion aimed at teens and adults. There will be a discussion group held on June 4th.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room

Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 16th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

A brave, thought-provoking, conversation-enabling novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was born and raised and her private high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend. Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! Magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing and can still rap if needed. The Hate U Give is her first novel.

This event will feature a recorded video stream with author Angie Thomas, followed by a Q&A session with Reading Across Rhode Island Honorary Chair, Jordan Seaberry, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence. Copies of The Hate U Give will be available for members of the public to borrow to participate in the Reading Across Rhode Island event. Barrington Books will also be in attendance for those who want to purchase the book.

This event will be open to the public with the Reading Across Rhode Island discussion aimed at teens and adults. There will be a discussion group held on June 4th.

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room

Tuesday May 8, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Scribbler Storytime @ Central

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday May 9, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ 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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk 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 - 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. Stop at each station to 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. Stop at each station to 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 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library Board of Trustees meeting

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

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday May 10, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Word @ Central

Learn the basics of creating and formatting a document. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

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

Learn the basics of creating and formatting a document. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Class @ Central

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

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

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

 
CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

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

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Friday May 11, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
 

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! Registration is not required.

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

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! 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!  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 May 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class. No registration is necessary.

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. No registration is necessary.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:
  RIFLI staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders @ Central

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spring Concert Series: Bella Musica @ Hall

Bella Musica finishes off our Spring Concert Series!  Enjoy some classical music to help welcome the warm weather with one of the most sought-after string ensembles in southern New England.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Bella Musica finishes off our Spring Concert Series!  Enjoy some classical music to help welcome the warm weather with one of the most sought-after string ensembles in southern New England.  This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Monday May 14, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Staff
  401.943.9080 x 4
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
I-Spy Storytime @ Hall

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Seven Craft: Rolled Paper Ladybug

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

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Seven Craft: Rolled Paper Ladybug

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Scribbler Storytime @ Central

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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

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

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday May 16, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ 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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk 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 - 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. Stop at each station to 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. Stop at each station to 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 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

 

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

 

This 20 minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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 Meeting Room

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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 Meeting Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conversation Class @ Central

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

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

This free drop in offering helps non-native speakers of English develop communication skills while discussing topics of interest. This class is designed for intermediate and advanced students who already have some conversational ability in English. 

 
CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1, 2, 3 Play with Me! @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

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

Join us for an hour-long playtime in the library's program room! Fifteen minutes before the program ends, a brief rhyme time and storytime will take place in the picture book alcove on the main floor of the library. This program is intended for children ages 0 - 3 to attend with a caregiver, no registration is required.

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 "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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 Meeting Room

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.

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 Meeting Room

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Friday May 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-along Stories @ Oak Lawn
 

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! Registration is not required.

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

Children ages 2-5 along with parents and caregivers are invited to join for a half hour of music and songs! 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!  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 May 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RIFLI Advanced ESL classes @ Central

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:  RIFLI Staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an advanced class for adults. $25.00 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

 

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
RIFLI Intermediate ESL classes @ Auburn

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:  RIFLI staff  401-455-8041  riflihr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers an intermediate ESL class for adults. $25.00 annual Registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

CONTACT:
  RIFLI staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Rhode Coders @ Central

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Free classes for adults to learn JavaScript. 10 classes , Saturday afternoon 1-2:30 pm, beginning April 7 thru June 16.

Please register at: prov.pub/CranstonRCC

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Let's Plant the Library Garden @ Central

Would you like to grow food or flowers, but don't know where to start? Get hands-on experience, learn about gardening and earn community service hours. Join us to plant salad vegetables, culinary herbs and flowers and you may earn two hours of communitys service. If you wish, you can commit to an hour each week to  help to maintain the garden this spring or even this summer.  This program is recommended for those in grades 6 to 12. Parents and family membersof participating teens, who may wish to help plant, are welcome. All materials will be provided.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Would you like to grow food or flowers, but don't know where to start? Get hands-on experience, learn about gardening and earn community service hours. Join us to plant salad vegetables, culinary herbs and flowers and you may earn two hours of communitys service. If you wish, you can commit to an hour each week to  help to maintain the garden this spring or even this summer.  This program is recommended for those in grades 6 to 12. Parents and family membersof participating teens, who may wish to help plant, are welcome. All materials will be provided.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Monday May 21, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1, 2, 3 Move with Me @ Central

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Staff  401-943-9080 x 4  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs. Space is limited. Tickets available at the youth Services desk fifteen minutes ahead of time.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Staff
  401.943.9080 x 4
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
I-Spy Storytime @ Hall

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Eight: Clothespin Airplane

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

Put your detective skills to work as we read stories, solve puzzles, and create crafts in this half-hour storytime program. This program is intended for children ages 3 - 5, registration is not required.

Week Eight: Clothespin Airplane

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

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

A place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Receive help with finding and applying for jobs, improving your English, math, or writing skills, and studying for the GED. The service is free and 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
  c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grief Support Group @ Hall

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)  401-438-0008  
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

This is an eight week general grief support group for those who have experienced loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate these changes into their lives in order to move forward. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  John DaSilva (Beacon Hospice)
  401.438.0008
  

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

Elephant and Piggie Like Reading  is a Family Fun Night event for children ages 4 - 8 years and their families.  This month the readings and activities will center around Mo Willems and some of his favorite characters: Elephant, Piggie, Pigeon and others too.  Please join us for the fun and games.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Meeting Room

Elephant and Piggie Like Reading  is a Family Fun Night event for children ages 4 - 8 years and their families.  This month the readings and activities will center around Mo Willems and some of his favorite characters: Elephant, Piggie, Pigeon and others too.  Please join us for the fun and games.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Meeting Room

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stuffed Animal Storytime @ Auburn

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Allie  401-781-6116  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for stories, singing, playing and a craft! This program is intended for children ages 0-3, registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Scribbler Storytime @ Central

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Scriblber Storytime supports early literacy with pre-writing activities to develop fine motor skills in tiny hands all based on a picture book or two.  Recommended for ages 3-5.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday May 23, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language @ 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 ages 0 - 2 yrs.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

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