401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Saturday June 2, 2018 - Friday June 29, 2018
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Images through a Cranston Lens @ Central

The Cranston Arts Commission is honored and excited to present just a small sample of local talent by artists who use the camera to express themselves. This diverse group are professionals, teachers, commercial and fine artists as well as people who simply enjoy taking photographs. They represent just the tip of the creative iceberg in our city. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:  Jessica Rosner  401-781-8450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

The Cranston Arts Commission is honored and excited to present just a small sample of local talent by artists who use the camera to express themselves. This diverse group are professionals, teachers, commercial and fine artists as well as people who simply enjoy taking photographs. They represent just the tip of the creative iceberg in our city. This program is free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Jessica Rosner
  401.781.8450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Monday June 18, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Karen McGrath
  401.781.6116
  auburn@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Tuesday June 19, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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

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

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday June 20, 2018
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Free Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms for Cranston Residents

All ages! Join the Cranston Fire Department for this free public fire safety education workshop.  The fire department is offering FREE smoke & carbon monoxide alarms and free installation to Cranston residents.  Meet with a fireman and determine a date and time for your installation.  

CONTACT:    401-780-4039  FireCar23@cranstonri.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

All ages! Join the Cranston Fire Department for this free public fire safety education workshop.  The fire department is offering FREE smoke & carbon monoxide alarms and free installation to Cranston residents.  Meet with a fireman and determine a date and time for your installation.  

CONTACT:
  
  401.780.4039
  FireCar23@cranstonri.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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

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

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday June 21, 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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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Discussion Group @ Central

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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

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

This month's selection is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.

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

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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  central@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
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Friday June 22, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Delayed opening - water meter replacement @ Central

The Central Library will have no access to water until approximately 11:00 am as we have our water meter replaced.  

CONTACT:  Julie Holden  401-943-9080  julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

The Central Library will have no access to water until approximately 11:00 am as we have our water meter replaced.  

CONTACT:
  Julie Holden
  401.943.9080
  julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rock-a-Baby @ Oak Lawn

Join us for songs, puppets, and music with Rock-a-Baby, a fun and entertanining music event!  Open to all ages. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

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

Join us for songs, puppets, and music with Rock-a-Baby, a fun and entertanining music event!  Open to all ages. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  4019421787
  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 June 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Monday June 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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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
Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall

Learn the basics of watercolor and produce a beautiful piece of art under the instruction of local artist Sue Greco. This two-hour class is intended for children ages 8 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration will open for summer programs on June 1st.

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

Learn the basics of watercolor and produce a beautiful piece of art under the instruction of local artist Sue Greco. This two-hour class is intended for children ages 8 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration will open for summer programs on June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Circus Dynamics @ Central

Circus Dynamics offers an energetic, audience interactive,circus variety show. Full of laughs and incredible tricks, this top quality performance is non-stop energy and excitement. Audience members may be surprised when they get called up on stage and become part of the show!

Perfect for ages 4-8.  Tickets are available a half hour before the start of the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

 

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

Circus Dynamics offers an energetic, audience interactive,circus variety show. Full of laughs and incredible tricks, this top quality performance is non-stop energy and excitement. Audience members may be surprised when they get called up on stage and become part of the show!

Perfect for ages 4-8.  Tickets are available a half hour before the start of the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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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 story time 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 story time 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
Music Maker Storytime @ Central
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Hamilton: the Musical Party @ Central

Whether you are a raving fan of the musical Hamilton or you'd just like find out what all the fuss is about, come to a fun party! Take your shot in a lip sync battle, a hip hop battle round, a dance off, fun games and more. Win excellent door prizes and eat delicious snacks. Fetch your frock coats, if you'd  like and be ready to join the revolution! For grades 6 to 12. Registration is recommended but not required for this program. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Whether you are a raving fan of the musical Hamilton or you'd just like find out what all the fuss is about, come to a fun party! Take your shot in a lip sync battle, a hip hop battle round, a dance off, fun games and more. Win excellent door prizes and eat delicious snacks. Fetch your frock coats, if you'd  like and be ready to join the revolution! For grades 6 to 12. Registration is recommended but not required for this program. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books Rock! @ Central

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Edna 
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday June 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime Station @ Central

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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 Registration @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  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 the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, 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 27 through August 10, 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
Dancing Threads Embroidery Lesson @ Hall

Participants will come away from this program with a hand-sewn creation! All skill levels are welcome, the program is recommended for teens in Grades 6 and up, registration is required space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will open on June 1st.

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

Participants will come away from this program with a hand-sewn creation! All skill levels are welcome, the program is recommended for teens in Grades 6 and up, registration is required space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will open on 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
Fiddle N' Fun @ Auburn

Come to the library for a fun afternoon of music and movement! Celebrating our theme 'Libraries Rock!' this program will be a hands-on learning experience with instruments and much more. Recommended for grades K-5. Tickets will be available at the children's desk at 2:00 pm, space is limited.

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

Come to the library for a fun afternoon of music and movement! Celebrating our theme 'Libraries Rock!' this program will be a hands-on learning experience with instruments and much more. Recommended for grades K-5. Tickets will be available at the children's desk at 2:00 pm, space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Keep Your Cool with Estate Planning @ Central

Are you overheating from the intricacies of managing your financial estate? Do you need to become aware of your options and make sense of your specific circumstances? Learn the basics of estate planning with two experts in the field. Find out what to consider when creating a will, the types and benefits of trusts, how to reduce taxes on estates, and how insurance can provide protection for your family. Free and open to the public.

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

Are you overheating from the intricacies of managing your financial estate? Do you need to become aware of your options and make sense of your specific circumstances? Learn the basics of estate planning with two experts in the field. Find out what to consider when creating a will, the types and benefits of trusts, how to reduce taxes on estates, and how insurance can provide protection for your family. Free and open to the public.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

Join us for this month's selection, See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. 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 Gallo Girard  401-781-2450  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Join us for this month's selection, See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. 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 Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Thursday June 28, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rock with Me @ Central

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week One Activity: Fun with Play-Doh

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week One Activity: Fun with Play-Doh

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Musical Chairs, Musical History @ Hall

Dance, groove, and play your way through 600 years of music history - in 60 minutes! We'll listen to everything from Bach to Beiber while playing musical chairs, hot potato, and other games set to a classical and contemporary soundtrack. This program is intended for kids entering Grades K - 5, registration is not required.

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

Dance, groove, and play your way through 600 years of music history - in 60 minutes! We'll listen to everything from Bach to Beiber while playing musical chairs, hot potato, and other games set to a classical and contemporary soundtrack. This program is intended for kids entering Grades K - 5, registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer Reading Party @ Central

Whether you love to read or you just need to find the time to do your summer reading, come to a Summer Reading Party for grades 6-12. Bring whatever book you are reading or pick one from our display to try out. You can get the scoop about the books on the Cranston Public Schools suggested Summer Reading List, teen titles that are trending now as well as perennial favorites. We'll start by chatting about what we are reading, then...READ and enjoy delicious snacks. Participants will get a free book to take home. Registration recommended. Drop-ins are welcome. Registration begins June 1st. 

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  410-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Whether you love to read or you just need to find the time to do your summer reading, come to a Summer Reading Party for grades 6-12. Bring whatever book you are reading or pick one from our display to try out. You can get the scoop about the books on the Cranston Public Schools suggested Summer Reading List, teen titles that are trending now as well as perennial favorites. We'll start by chatting about what we are reading, then...READ and enjoy delicious snacks. Participants will get a free book to take home. Registration recommended. Drop-ins are welcome. Registration begins June 1st. 

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  410.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community 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  central@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
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  401.943.9080 x3
  central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cranston Summer Concert Series: The New 40 @ Hall

Kick off the summer concert series with The New 40, playing soulful covers that move and groove. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

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

Kick off the summer concert series with The New 40, playing soulful covers that move and groove. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn

Friday June 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

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

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@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 27 through August 10, 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 27 through August 10, 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
Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

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

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@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 June 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Monday July 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fiddle N' Fun @ Central

   A music program designed for children that offers a  unique, hands-on learning experience through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! Owned and operated by a certified music educator with 14 years of experience, Fiddle N' Fun is not your typical early childhood music class.

Perfect for children ages 4-8 years.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

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

   A music program designed for children that offers a  unique, hands-on learning experience through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! Owned and operated by a certified music educator with 14 years of experience, Fiddle N' Fun is not your typical early childhood music class.

Perfect for children ages 4-8 years.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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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 story time 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 story time 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
Music Maker Storytime @ Central
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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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.  Registration is not required.

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.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
PS4 Games Rock @ Central

Live out your rock star dreams playing Rock Band Rivals on a fender JaguarTM guitar with precision frets and strum bar. Test your skill. Play some of rock's greatest hits. Rock out on vocals and show your rock star status. plus you can make your own guitar pick and create your own guitar pick jewelry. Refreshments will be served. Targeted for grade 6 to 12. Registration is recommended but not required. Registration begins July 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary .org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Live out your rock star dreams playing Rock Band Rivals on a fender JaguarTM guitar with precision frets and strum bar. Test your skill. Play some of rock's greatest hits. Rock out on vocals and show your rock star status. plus you can make your own guitar pick and create your own guitar pick jewelry. Refreshments will be served. Targeted for grade 6 to 12. Registration is recommended but not required. Registration begins July 1st.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary .org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books Rock! @ Central

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Edna 
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Wednesday July 4, 2018

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

All CPL locations are closed.

LOCATION: All Locations

Thursday July 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central

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

CONTACT:  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 - 11:00 AM
Rock with Me @ Central

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Two Craft: Clothespin Butterflies

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Two Craft: Clothespin Butterflies

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Robot Dance Party @ Hall

Participants will put their coding (and their choreographing!) skills to work as they program an Ozobot to bust a move! This program is recommended to kids entering grades 3 - 8, registration is required.

Registration for summer programs will open on June 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  4014875339  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Participants will put their coding (and their choreographing!) skills to work as they program an Ozobot to bust a move! This program is recommended to kids entering grades 3 - 8, registration is required.

Registration for summer programs will open on June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  4014875339
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cranston Summer Concert Series: The Rockin' Soul Horns @ Hall

Join us for The Rockin' Soul Horns, an eight piece band playing blues, soul and R&B. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for The Rockin' Soul Horns, an eight piece band playing blues, soul and R&B. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn

Friday July 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
TRY with Musician Greg Lato @ Oak Lawn

Join us and musician Greg Lato for TRY, an inspiring and motivational singalong book about not being afraid or discouraged to take a chance on anything you want to do. After all, any accomplishment starts with that first step of trying regardless of your fear of failure, not being any good, or caring what others think. There are no limits if you just give it a go! Open to all ages. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

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

Join us and musician Greg Lato for TRY, an inspiring and motivational singalong book about not being afraid or discouraged to take a chance on anything you want to do. After all, any accomplishment starts with that first step of trying regardless of your fear of failure, not being any good, or caring what others think. There are no limits if you just give it a go! Open to all ages. Please arrive at 10:00 am for a free ticket!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  4019421787
  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 27 through August 10, 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 27 through August 10, 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
Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

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

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Saturday July 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

Monday July 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Music Bingo @ Central

 

Play a game everyone already knows and loves – BINGO. The game is played with a card just as in a standard bingo game but instead of calling numbers and letters, songs will be called out.. The first person to complete their card wins the game!

Recommended for ages 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 

Play a game everyone already knows and loves – BINGO. The game is played with a card just as in a standard bingo game but instead of calling numbers and letters, songs will be called out.. The first person to complete their card wins the game!

Recommended for ages 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be available a half hour before the performance in the Children's Room at the service desk.
CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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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 story time 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 story time 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
Music Maker Storytime @ Central
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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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.  Registration is not required.

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.  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
Reverse Engineer Instruments with RI Museum of Science & Art @ Knightsville

Children will explore sound, 3D construction, and music through the creation of their own working instruments.  Open to grades K through 5.  Registration is not required.

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

Children will explore sound, 3D construction, and music through the creation of their own working instruments.  Open to grades K through 5.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Drumming with Rick Morin's Rhythm Room Drummers @ Central

Bang out beats on buckets in this hands on interactive drumming workshop. No musical experience required. Listen, learn, collaborate and use your imagination. It's fun and entertaining. Targeted for grades 6 to 12. Registration recommended, but not required. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Bang out beats on buckets in this hands on interactive drumming workshop. No musical experience required. Listen, learn, collaborate and use your imagination. It's fun and entertaining. Targeted for grades 6 to 12. Registration recommended, but not required. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Watercolor Painting for Kids @ Hall

Learn the basics of watercolor and produce a beautiful piece of art under the instruction of local artist Sue Greco. This two-hour class is intended for children ages 8 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

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

Learn the basics of watercolor and produce a beautiful piece of art under the instruction of local artist Sue Greco. This two-hour class is intended for children ages 8 and up, registration is required, space is limited.

Registration for summer programs will open June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books Rock! @ Central

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Edna 
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kids' Concert Series: The Toe Jam Puppet Band @ Hall

All are invited to enjoy local favorites The Toe Jam Puppet Band. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Adrienne Gallo Girard  401-226-2305  hall@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn

All are invited to enjoy local favorites The Toe Jam Puppet Band. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.226.2305
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn

 
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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 July 11, 2018
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English as a Second Language: Intermediate Class @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  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 the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, 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 27 through August 10, 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
Dancing Threads for Teens @ Oak Lawn

Learn to Sew! Teens will create a sewn paper journal/notebook while learning basic sewing skills. Open to grades 6 and up. Please register for this program beginning June 22nd.

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

Learn to Sew! Teens will create a sewn paper journal/notebook while learning basic sewing skills. Open to grades 6 and up. Please register for this program beginning June 22nd.

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  4019421787
  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rock Painting @ Auburn

Have you always wanted a pet rock or to hide a painted rock for someone to find? Join us for awesome hour of rock painting. All materials will be provided. If you prefer, feel free to bring your own rock. Recommended for grades K-5. No registration is required.

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

Have you always wanted a pet rock or to hide a painted rock for someone to find? Join us for awesome hour of rock painting. All materials will be provided. If you prefer, feel free to bring your own rock. Recommended for grades K-5. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Hate U Give Living Literature Performance @ Hall

Living Literature presents a 50-minute, four actor, dramatic interpretation of the Read Across Rhode Island selection The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Watch this amazing YA novel come to life before your eyes! This performance, recommended for kids entering Grades 6 and up, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

"Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators creating readers theatre style presentations to dramatize non dramatic writing, using only the authors words; allowing the audience to experience the events and characters of the story in a unique way." - www.livingliterature.org

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

Living Literature presents a 50-minute, four actor, dramatic interpretation of the Read Across Rhode Island selection The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Watch this amazing YA novel come to life before your eyes! This performance, recommended for kids entering Grades 6 and up, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

"Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators creating readers theatre style presentations to dramatize non dramatic writing, using only the authors words; allowing the audience to experience the events and characters of the story in a unique way." - www.livingliterature.org

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

Thursday July 12, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rock with Me @ Central

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080 x4  
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

This half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to rock out to audio and video recordings of favorite songs. Come to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to everything from the Yellow Submarine to the Wheels on the Bus. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out at the youth services desk before the program.

CONTACT:
  Emily
  401.943.9080 x4
  

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Three Activity: Outdoor Water Play (weather permitting)

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

This hour-long story and playtime for children ages 0-3 to attend with a caregiver begins with a half-hour of open play, followed by rhymes, a story, and a craft or activity suited for little hands. Playtime begins in the program room of the library at 10:30 which will remain open for play for the duration of storytime. The story and craft will take place at 11:00 in the picture book alcove upstairs. Registration is not required.

Week Three Activity: Outdoor Water Play (weather permitting)

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sea Shanteys with BJ Whitehouse @ Hall

Learn songs of the sea with The Shanteyman, B.J. Whitehouse! This interactive performance will give kids a hands-on feel for life (and music!) aboard a sailing ship. This program is recommended for children entering Grades K - 5, no registration is required.

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

Learn songs of the sea with The Shanteyman, B.J. Whitehouse! This interactive performance will give kids a hands-on feel for life (and music!) aboard a sailing ship. This program is recommended for children entering Grades K - 5, no registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Manga Comics Club @ Auburn

Every month we celebrate a different manga or comics series. Join us for a lively discussion, anime clips, games, drawing, and, of course, free snacks! Grades 6-12, registration is required.

Series Schedule: July 12: Dragon Ball Z. August 9: My Hero Academia.

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

Every month we celebrate a different manga or comics series. Join us for a lively discussion, anime clips, games, drawing, and, of course, free snacks! Grades 6-12, registration is required.

Series Schedule: July 12: Dragon Ball Z. August 9: My Hero Academia.

CONTACT:
  Allie
  401.781.6116
  agregory@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cranston Summer Concert Series: The Barley Hoppers @ Hall

The Barley Hoppers bring classic country music, mixed with oldies. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

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

The Barley Hoppers bring classic country music, mixed with oldies. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn

Friday July 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shake, Rattle, and Roll @ Oak Lawn

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

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

Drop in for Shake, Rattle, and Roll, a fun, noisy, interactive story and song event geared for kids ages 2-5.  Registration is not required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time for a free ticket!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@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 27 through August 10, 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 27 through August 10, 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
Rock 'n Roll Book Club @ Oak Lawn

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

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

Children entering grades 1-4 are invited to a rockin' book club on Friday afternoons in the summer! Drop-ins are welcome for this fun and interactive reading club!

CONTACT:
  Stefanie
  401.942.1787
  sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Oak Lawn Branch

Saturday July 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Citizenship Class 1 @ Hall

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 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 Auditorium

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 Auditorium

Monday July 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bee Kind Storytime @ Hall

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

Join us for an hour-long story, craft, and playtime with a focus on being kind to each other and to our planet! This storytime is best suited for children ages 4-6 and it will take place outdoors (weather permitting). The space is not enclosed on all sides and has limited shade - don't forget to wear sunscreen! No registration is required.

Week One: Bee Kind to Bees! - Egg Carton Bee Craft

CONTACT:
  Elise
  401.781.2450
  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
RI Bucket Drummers @ Central

         James Richards and Derek Blackmar used their passion for music to create the Rhode Island Bucket Drummers. The street percussion group will bring their five-gallon buckets to the library and create a learning experience through rhythm and movement.  Please join us.

Perfect for children 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour ahead of time in the Children's Room at the service desk
 

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

         James Richards and Derek Blackmar used their passion for music to create the Rhode Island Bucket Drummers. The street percussion group will bring their five-gallon buckets to the library and create a learning experience through rhythm and movement.  Please join us.

Perfect for children 4 - 8 yrs.  Tickets will be handed out a half hour ahead of time in the Children's Room at the service desk
 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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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 story time 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 story time 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
Music Maker Storytime @ Central
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
A story-based introduction to musical instruments for children ages 4-5 years old. Listen to books and music, watch videos, build instruments and play songs. Children attend this forty-five minute program independently. Caregivers must stay within the building.  Registration is required.
CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

 
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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.  Registration is not required.

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.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Dean Watts from Rising Sun Self Defense Ju Jitsu Workshop @ Central

A fun, energetic introduction to self-defense. This is a hands-on, active showcase that will get kids moving and learning skills that will boost their confidence and discipline. Targeted for grades 6 to 12. Registration recommended but not required. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:  Linda Archetto  401-943-9080 X121  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

A fun, energetic introduction to self-defense. This is a hands-on, active showcase that will get kids moving and learning skills that will boost their confidence and discipline. Targeted for grades 6 to 12. Registration recommended but not required. Registration begins June 1st.

CONTACT:
  Linda Archetto
  401.943.9080 X121
  teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Balloon Creations with Ron Sargent @ Knightsville

Drop in and watch Ron Sargent of Balloon Creations Galore create balloon animals, people and more!  First 20 children will receive a custom-made balloon creation!  Tickets will be distributed beginning at 2:00 pm.

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

Drop in and watch Ron Sargent of Balloon Creations Galore create balloon animals, people and more!  First 20 children will receive a custom-made balloon creation!  Tickets will be distributed beginning at 2:00 pm.

CONTACT:
  Nancy Gianlorenzo
  401.942.2504
  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Books Rock! @ Central

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a series of stories and sound. Each week children entering Grades 1 through 5 will listen to stories, learn about different styles of music, and explore the art and science of sound. Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Edna 
  401.943.9080 x4
  kids@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

This month's selection is "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon.

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 "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon.

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 - 7:30 PM
Kids' Concert Series: Johnny the K @ Hall

Join us for an evening of great kids' music with Johnny the K. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

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

Join us for an evening of great kids' music with Johnny the K. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. You may bring food and soft drinks to the event. This program is free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Adrienne Gallo Girard
  401.781.2450
  hall@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Front Lawn

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Program Room

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

 

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library

 
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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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

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 children through play.  Check out Storytime Station, offered at 3 convenient times during Play Central.

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  RIFLI Staff
  401.455.8041
  riflihr@gmail.com

LOCATION: William Hall Library Auditorium

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

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  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 the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x118  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

This 20-minute storytime features lots of rhymes, fingerplays, and songs--perfect for the youngest children. It is offered at 3 convenient times. There is a 10:00 am session, a 10:30 am session and an 11:00 am session. Space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out in the children's room at the service desk.

 

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

CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x118
  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

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

Stop by on Wednesdays and Fridays, June 27 through August 10, 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 27 through August 10, 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
Teen Paint Party with Mermaid Masterpieces @ Oak Lawn