401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Wednesday July 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Space Station Art @ Central

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Summer Storytimes @ Auburn

These summer storytimes are special times for reading, singing and dancing with Martha! This program is for families with children ages 0-5. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

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

These summer storytimes are special times for reading, singing and dancing with Martha! This program is for families with children ages 0-5. Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk a half hour before the program starts.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Look Out, It's a Seagull! book reading and craft @ Oak Lawn

Children ages 3-8 are invited to attend a book reading and craft! Join author Tom Carroll and illustrator Sue Greco for a morning of fun! Registration is not required. Tickets will be handed out half an hour before the program. There is space for 30 children.

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

Children ages 3-8 are invited to attend a book reading and craft! Join author Tom Carroll and illustrator Sue Greco for a morning of fun! Registration is not required. Tickets will be handed out half an hour before the program. There is space for 30 children.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Otherworldly Book Club for Teens @ Hall

Share your favorite stories of the weird, strange, and out of this world at this book club for teens entering Grades 6 - 12. Registration is required, participants can earn volunteer hours by attending this program.

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

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

Share your favorite stories of the weird, strange, and out of this world at this book club for teens entering Grades 6 - 12. Registration is required, participants can earn volunteer hours by attending this program.

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Rainbow Beard Show @ Auburn

Ricky Rainbow Beard is the creator and host of a live theater production for children and their families called, 'The Rainbow Beard Show'. It is equal parts spectacle and classroom. Audience participation is encouraged and each 'Show' features special guests, recurring characters, minute-long dance parties, and a celebration of authentic feelings. This program is best for children in preschool-grade 5. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

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

Ricky Rainbow Beard is the creator and host of a live theater production for children and their families called, 'The Rainbow Beard Show'. It is equal parts spectacle and classroom. Audience participation is encouraged and each 'Show' features special guests, recurring characters, minute-long dance parties, and a celebration of authentic feelings. This program is best for children in preschool-grade 5. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

This month's selection is "Right Behind You" by Lisa Gardner.

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

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

This month's selection is "Right Behind You" by Lisa Gardner.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday July 18, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Play Universal @ Central

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

This month's selection is "Right Behind You" by Lisa Gardner.

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

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

This month's selection is "Right Behind You" by Lisa Gardner.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Roger Williams Univ. Admissions Information Table @ Central

Have questions regarding college admissions?  Want to learn if you qualify for a discounted tuition rate of $250 per college credit?  The University College (Providence Campus) of Roger Williams University will host an information table for answering college related questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer credits, and degree programs.  We will also tell you how you can qualify for the reduced tuition rate of $750 per course (3 credits) for all Cranston residents. Please drop by the table at the front of the library to learn more.

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

Have questions regarding college admissions?  Want to learn if you qualify for a discounted tuition rate of $250 per college credit?  The University College (Providence Campus) of Roger Williams University will host an information table for answering college related questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer credits, and degree programs.  We will also tell you how you can qualify for the reduced tuition rate of $750 per course (3 credits) for all Cranston residents. Please drop by the table at the front of the library to learn more.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Crash Course @ Hall

Join us for a series of hour-long programs for kids entering Grades K - 5 featuring quizzes, games, and activities based around a different space-related subject every week. There's a universe of stories out there, and we're going to try and tell them all! Registration is not required, drop-ins welcome!

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

Join us for a series of hour-long programs for kids entering Grades K - 5 featuring quizzes, games, and activities based around a different space-related subject every week. There's a universe of stories out there, and we're going to try and tell them all! Registration is not required, drop-ins welcome!

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Music in Our Town Presents The Neo Retro Band @ Hall

Enjoy a hot, summer night on the front lawn with The Neo Retro Band, featuring rock, pop, jazz and country hits from today and yesterday. This program is free and open to the public.

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

Enjoy a hot, summer night on the front lawn with The Neo Retro Band, featuring rock, pop, jazz and country hits from today and yesterday. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn

Friday July 19, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Space Jam @ Central

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Roger Williams Univ. Admissions Information Table @ Central

Have questions regarding college admissions?  Want to learn if you qualify for a discounted tuition rate of $250 per college credit?  The University College (Providence Campus) of Roger Williams University will host an information table for answering college related questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer credits, and degree programs.  We will also tell you how you can qualify for the reduced tuition rate of $750 per course (3 credits) for all Cranston residents. Please drop by the table at the front of the library to learn more.

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

Have questions regarding college admissions?  Want to learn if you qualify for a discounted tuition rate of $250 per college credit?  The University College (Providence Campus) of Roger Williams University will host an information table for answering college related questions about admissions, financial aid, transfer credits, and degree programs.  We will also tell you how you can qualify for the reduced tuition rate of $750 per course (3 credits) for all Cranston residents. Please drop by the table at the front of the library to learn more.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Interstellar Jeopardy @ Oak Lawn!

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5. Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the program at 2pm.

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

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5. Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the program at 2pm.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  4019421787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Saturday July 20, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class.

Registration is not required for this class.

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

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class.

Registration is not required for this class.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Monday July 22, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Art Display by Rita Naram, Ph.D. @ Hall

All are invited to enjoy the artwork of local artist, Rita Naram, Ph.D. for the entire month of July. Her paintings feature wild birds and scenes from the poems of Omaar Khayyam. They are located in the display case on the main level.

CONTACT: Rita Naram  rpnaram@aol.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

All are invited to enjoy the artwork of local artist, Rita Naram, Ph.D. for the entire month of July. Her paintings feature wild birds and scenes from the poems of Omaar Khayyam. They are located in the display case on the main level.

CONTACT:
  Rita Naram
  
  rpnaram@aol.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

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

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Summer Reading Performer @ Central

Dave Marchetti's Animal Experience is intended to teah children and adults about animals that are not always kept as pets.  Recommended for ages 4-8 and their families. Tickets will be handed out at the Children's Desk starting at 6:00 PM.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Dave Marchetti's Animal Experience is intended to teah children and adults about animals that are not always kept as pets.  Recommended for ages 4-8 and their families. Tickets will be handed out at the Children's Desk starting at 6:00 PM.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday July 23, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Planet Kindergarten @ Central

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

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

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  (401) 943.9080
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Computer Basics: Part Three @ Central

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners.

Part Three covers how to save and organize files on your computer. 

Registration is not required for this class.

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

Computer Basics is a three-week course for beginners.

Part Three covers how to save and organize files on your computer. 

Registration is not required for this class.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Play Date @ Auburn
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT: Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville

Drop in and make a fun craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.

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

Drop in and make a fun craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Space Escape Room @ Central

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to try and complete our Escape from Space escape room. Teams will have 20 minutes to try and solve the puzzles and escape the room. Each team has a maximum of five members and group registration is encouraged. Teens must register for one of the following times: 2:00, 2:25, 2:50, 3:15, or 3:40.

 
CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x121  ataft@cranstonlibrary.com
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to try and complete our Escape from Space escape room. Teams will have 20 minutes to try and solve the puzzles and escape the room. Each team has a maximum of five members and group registration is encouraged. Teens must register for one of the following times: 2:00, 2:25, 2:50, 3:15, or 3:40.

 
CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x121
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.com

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Circus Dynamics @ Knightsville

Join us when Circus Dynamics explores space in a fun and engaging way using a variety of circus props.  The show is full of amazing tricks and even more amazing facts about our solar system!  Open to children entering grades K-5.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out starting at 2:00 pm.

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

Join us when Circus Dynamics explores space in a fun and engaging way using a variety of circus props.  The show is full of amazing tricks and even more amazing facts about our solar system!  Open to children entering grades K-5.  Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out starting at 2:00 pm.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

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

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:
  Sandie
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Stories under the Stars @ Central

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT: Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Yoga on the Lawn @Hall

Join us for a Vinyasa Yoga Practice on the lawn at William Hall. All levels, including beginners, are welcome. No experience necessary! 

Please bring a yoga mat or towel and water. No registration required. Adults only.

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Class lead by Sandie Gauthier, E-RYT 200, RYS.

CONTACT: Sandra Gauthier  401-781-2450  Sgauthier@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn

Join us for a Vinyasa Yoga Practice on the lawn at William Hall. All levels, including beginners, are welcome. No experience necessary! 

Please bring a yoga mat or towel and water. No registration required. Adults only.

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Class lead by Sandie Gauthier, E-RYT 200, RYS.

CONTACT:
  Sandra Gauthier
  401.781.2450
  Sgauthier@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn

Wednesday July 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Space Station Art @ Central

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM
Paint Party with Mermaid Masterpieces! @ Oak Lawn

Join Rebecca Killian for a step-by-step paint party fun for teens entering grades 6 and up.  No experience necessary! Registration is required to fulfill 14 spaces.

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

Join Rebecca Killian for a step-by-step paint party fun for teens entering grades 6 and up.  No experience necessary! Registration is required to fulfill 14 spaces.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Zumba for Teens @ Auburn

Join Shana from True Reflections Dance & Fitness for Zumba, a fun, upbeat dance program just for teens. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

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

Join Shana from True Reflections Dance & Fitness for Zumba, a fun, upbeat dance program just for teens. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Trivia: Star Wars @ Hall

Does your family love Star Wars? Do you know know everything about life a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Put your knowledge to the test in this family trivia night. This program is intended for children entering Grade 3 and Up to attend with their family members and friends.* Registration is required, space is limited.

*Team sizes are limited a maximum of six participants and must include at least one child in the group. 

Registration for this program will open on June 1st.

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

Does your family love Star Wars? Do you know know everything about life a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Put your knowledge to the test in this family trivia night. This program is intended for children entering Grade 3 and Up to attend with their family members and friends.* Registration is required, space is limited.

*Team sizes are limited a maximum of six participants and must include at least one child in the group. 

Registration for this program will open on June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
American Creed Screening & Community Conversation
Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary AMERICAN CREED. In the film, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America's promise 
across deepening divides.
 
Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion to allow for personal reflection and dialogue. The discussion will be led by Larry Warner, MPH, Cranston resident and Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives for United Way of Rhode Island.
 
This event is presented in partnership with OneCranston Working Cities Challenge Initiative and is free and open to the public.
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary AMERICAN CREED. In the film, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America's promise 
across deepening divides.
 
Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion to allow for personal reflection and dialogue. The discussion will be led by Larry Warner, MPH, Cranston resident and Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives for United Way of Rhode Island.
 
This event is presented in partnership with OneCranston Working Cities Challenge Initiative and is free and open to the public.
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Thursday July 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Play Universal @ Central

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Fiddle n' Fun @ Hall

Fiddle n' Fun is an independent music education program designed for young children. They provide unique, hands-on learning experience through singing, movement, instruments, and much more This program is intended for children entering Grades K-2, registration is required, space is limited. 

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

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

Fiddle n' Fun is an independent music education program designed for young children. They provide unique, hands-on learning experience through singing, movement, instruments, and much more This program is intended for children entering Grades K-2, registration is required, space is limited. 

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Slime for Kids @ Auburn

Join us to make slime in this summer program for children grades K-5. Tickets will be given out at the circulation desk 30 minutes prior to the program.

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

Join us to make slime in this summer program for children grades K-5. Tickets will be given out at the circulation desk 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Music in Our Town Presents The Nightlife Orchestra @ Hall

Spend an evening with the Nightlife Orchestra, a 14-piece big band playing jazz, standards, Sinatra and more. This program is free and open to the public.

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

Spend an evening with the Nightlife Orchestra, a 14-piece big band playing jazz, standards, Sinatra and more. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn

Friday July 26, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Space Jam @ Central

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Interstellar Jeopardy @ Oak Lawn!

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5. Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the program at 2pm.

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

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5. Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the program at 2pm.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  4019421787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Saturday July 27, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

Join the Cranston Central Teen Book club for a BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) meeting. Teens in grades 7-10 are invited to bring either your current read or an old favorite to share with others. Registration is not required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Join the Cranston Central Teen Book club for a BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) meeting. Teens in grades 7-10 are invited to bring either your current read or an old favorite to share with others. Registration is not required and new members are welcome! Members receive two hours of community service for participating.

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Monday July 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ESL Conversation Class @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Art Display by Rita Naram, Ph.D. @ Hall

All are invited to enjoy the artwork of local artist, Rita Naram, Ph.D. for the entire month of July. Her paintings feature wild birds and scenes from the poems of Omaar Khayyam. They are located in the display case on the main level.

CONTACT: Rita Naram  rpnaram@aol.com
LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

All are invited to enjoy the artwork of local artist, Rita Naram, Ph.D. for the entire month of July. Her paintings feature wild birds and scenes from the poems of Omaar Khayyam. They are located in the display case on the main level.

CONTACT:
  Rita Naram
  
  rpnaram@aol.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

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

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Harry Potter Week Drop in Craft @ Knightsville

Drop in and make a Harry Potter- themed craft!  All materials provided. Open to all ages.

CONTACT: ataft@cranstonlibrary.org  401-943-9080 x 112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

Drop in and make a Harry Potter- themed craft!  All materials provided. Open to all ages.

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

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Summer Reading Performer @ Central

MobileQuest makes STEA education come to life for students in Kindergarte through 12th grade.  Recommended for ages 4-8 and their families. Tickets will be handed out at the Children's Desk starting at 6:00 PM.

CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

MobileQuest makes STEA education come to life for students in Kindergarte through 12th grade.  Recommended for ages 4-8 and their families. Tickets will be handed out at the Children's Desk starting at 6:00 PM.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday July 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Planet Kindergarten @ Central

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

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

Just like the book, this class will prepare explorers to go where they've never gone before: Kindergarten.  This program will be offered twice on Tuesdays during the eight week summer reading program.  Designed for four and five years old children to practice reading, writing, singing, drawing and playing together, it is an inclusive program with sensory activities and supports for children with special needs.  The first session will start at 9:30 and end at 10:15. The second session will start at 10:30 and end at 11:15.  Registration is required.  The first session is designed for children to attend independently.  The second is designed for child and caregiver to attend together

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  (401) 943.9080
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Play Date @ Auburn
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT: Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch
Join us at Auburn this summer for open play for families with children ages 0-5. Get out of the heat and have your play date with us and our library toys. Drop in any time during the hour to chill out and play together.
CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Drop-In Craft @ Knightsville

Drop in and make a fun craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.

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

Drop in and make a fun craft!  All materials provided.  Open to all ages.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Green Screening @ Central

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to green screen! Create postcards, commercials, and mini movies -- you may find yourself walking on the moon, riding a roller coaster, or visiting the setting of your favorite book. Tickets will be handed out starting fifteen minutes before the program.

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

Teens going into grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to green screen! Create postcards, commercials, and mini movies -- you may find yourself walking on the moon, riding a roller coaster, or visiting the setting of your favorite book. Tickets will be handed out starting fifteen minutes before the program.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x121
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Tech Tutor @ Hall

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

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

Drop in to see the Tuesday Tech Tutor and learn about programs and apps on the library's computers. Or else, bring in your own device and questions about what you would like to learn or are having trouble with. No appointment necessary. Just see the reference librarian during tech time each Tuesday.

CONTACT:
  Sandie
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Quidditch Tournament @ Hall

Calling all witches and wizards! Join in the library's annual Quidditch Tournament and compete for the chance to win the Quidditch Cup for your Hogwarts House! This program is intended for children entering Grades 4 - 9, registration is required, space is limited. 

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

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

Calling all witches and wizards! Join in the library's annual Quidditch Tournament and compete for the chance to win the Quidditch Cup for your Hogwarts House! This program is intended for children entering Grades 4 - 9, registration is required, space is limited. 

Registration for this program will open June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Music in Our Town Presents a Kids' Concert with The Toe Jam Puppet Band @ Hall

You know them. You love them. Enjoy a summer evening outside with the silliness of the Toe Jam Puppet Band. This program is free and open to the public.

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

You know them. You love them. Enjoy a summer evening outside with the silliness of the Toe Jam Puppet Band. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Stories under the Stars @ Central

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT: Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Children entering Grades 1-5 can join us for a weekly story program. Over the summer we'll share a "unverse of stories", play some space games, and even watch an astronaut read a story from space!

Registration for this program begins on June 1.

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Wednesday July 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Beginner Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Reading Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Space Station Art @ Central

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Balloon Rockets @ Auburn

Build and launch your own Balloon Rocket! This program is best for grades K-5. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

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

Build and launch your own Balloon Rocket! This program is best for grades K-5. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program start time, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Harry Potter Escape Room @ Central

As a part of Harry Potter Week at Cranston Public Libraries, we are hosting a Harry Potter Escape Room! Gather a team and try to solve your way out of our escape room in 25 minutes or less. Registration is required and space is limited. This is an all-ages event, however children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Teams are limited to no more than 6 members and must register for 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 PM time slot. 

This program is currently full and there is no room on the waiting list, thank you for your interest.

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

As a part of Harry Potter Week at Cranston Public Libraries, we are hosting a Harry Potter Escape Room! Gather a team and try to solve your way out of our escape room in 25 minutes or less. Registration is required and space is limited. This is an all-ages event, however children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Teams are limited to no more than 6 members and must register for 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 PM time slot. 

This program is currently full and there is no room on the waiting list, thank you for your interest.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x112
  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Reality Harry Potter

Come explore Harry Potter's homeland in our brand new virtual reality lab. Explore castles, wave your own magic wand, and visit England right from the comfort of the Cranston Public Library. All ages are welcome, but children under age 10 may not use the Oculus Quest headset and children 10-13 need a parent's permission to use the Oculus Quest headset. 

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library and Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and by funding from the Mary Ann and Walter Slocomb Fund at the Cranston Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Corrie Alves  401-943-9080 x129  calves@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Come explore Harry Potter's homeland in our brand new virtual reality lab. Explore castles, wave your own magic wand, and visit England right from the comfort of the Cranston Public Library. All ages are welcome, but children under age 10 may not use the Oculus Quest headset and children 10-13 need a parent's permission to use the Oculus Quest headset. 

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library and Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and by funding from the Mary Ann and Walter Slocomb Fund at the Cranston Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Corrie Alves
  401.943.9080 x129
  calves@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday August 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Play Universal @ Central

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Children 0-5 are invited to play with a variety of toys to develop their imagination, dexterity, and social interaction with others their own age.  Fun for caregivers too. No registration or tickets required.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Crash Course @ Hall

Join us for a series of hour-long programs for kids entering Grades K - 5 featuring quizzes, games, and activities based around a different space-related subject every week. There's a universe of stories out there, and we're going to try and tell them all! Registration is not required, drop-ins welcome!

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

Join us for a series of hour-long programs for kids entering Grades K - 5 featuring quizzes, games, and activities based around a different space-related subject every week. There's a universe of stories out there, and we're going to try and tell them all! Registration is not required, drop-ins welcome!

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Harry Potter Week Potions Class @ Auburn

Do you have what it takes to invent new and exciting potions and elixirs? Join us for a potions class where witches and wizards will learn about potion-making and create a potion of their own invention. This program is intended for children entering Grades 4 - 9, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT: Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116 x254  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Do you have what it takes to invent new and exciting potions and elixirs? Join us for a potions class where witches and wizards will learn about potion-making and create a potion of their own invention. This program is intended for children entering Grades 4 - 9, registration is required, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116 x254
  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Music in Our Town Presents Cee Cee & The Riders @ Hall

Everyone is invited to get up and dance with Cee Cee & the Riders as they bring high energy blues and old time rock and roll.  Bring a blanket or chairs and get comfortable on the front lawn. This program is free and open to the public.

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

Everyone is invited to get up and dance with Cee Cee & the Riders as they bring high energy blues and old time rock and roll.  Bring a blanket or chairs and get comfortable on the front lawn. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Front Lawn

Friday August 2, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Space Jam @ Central

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Join Stef & Martha for singing, dancing and stories that are out of this world! Open to ages 0-5, this is a program full of stories that will make you move! Tickets will be handed out at the circulation desk starting a half hour before the program.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Legos and Lunch @ Knightsville

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 26 through August 9, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal while making Lego creations!  The meal is free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Interstellar Jeopardy @ Oak Lawn!

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5. Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the program at 2pm.

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

Want to test your trivia skills? Think you can outsmart James Holzhaur? Join us for Interstellar Jeopardy at Oak Lawn this summer on Friday afternoons! Win prizes and have fun that is out of this world! For children entering grades 3-5. Space is limited to 20 participants. Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the program at 2pm.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie Blankenship
  4019421787
  oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Saturday August 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Citizenship Class 2 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Picture Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Monday August 5, 2019
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
United Way 2-1-1 Van @ Central

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

LOCATION: Central Library

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Chris Bourret
  
  cbourret@provlib.org

LOCATION: Central Seminar Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

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

Join us for an outdoor storytime for children ages 0 - 5 to attend with their cargivers. The program will last about forty-five minutes and include readalouds, rhymes and songs, creative activities, and games! No registration is required, but please note that there will be very little shade. Participants are encouraged to wear sunscreen and hats and bring blankets to sit on.

In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the library's program room.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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