Portsmouth, RI | (401) 683-9457

Monday June 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop In Crafts

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Sand Art.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Sand Art.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TEEN JIU JITSU & OPENING SUMMER PROGRAM PARTY

Our new summer program starts TODAY!!

Join us at 2pm to learn the art of Jiu-Jitsu, break a board, and learn some great new defense moves. We will also explain our NEW summer program for teens (scratch tickets GALORE), have some snacks, play some games, and listen to music. Don't miss out - this is the beginning of a GREAT summer program here at the library!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457! 

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Our new summer program starts TODAY!!

Join us at 2pm to learn the art of Jiu-Jitsu, break a board, and learn some great new defense moves. We will also explain our NEW summer program for teens (scratch tickets GALORE), have some snacks, play some games, and listen to music. Don't miss out - this is the beginning of a GREAT summer program here at the library!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457! 

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TEEN CODING SUMMER SERIES

Sign up for our Teen Coding series this summer! Every Tuesday during our Summer Program, we will have a different topic utilizing Music and Sound Scratch, from musical art to movie sound effects, and more! Each class builds upon the previous one, so signing up registers you for ALL 7 SESSIONS!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Sign up for our Teen Coding series this summer! Every Tuesday during our Summer Program, we will have a different topic utilizing Music and Sound Scratch, from musical art to movie sound effects, and more! Each class builds upon the previous one, so signing up registers you for ALL 7 SESSIONS!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Circus Dynamics

An energetic circus show!  Full of laughs and incredible tricks, this performance is non-stop energy and excitement.  Don't be surprised if you get called upon to join the circus...

Free and open to all families.  While those of all ages are welcome to join us, please be sure your child can enjoy the show respectfully.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

An energetic circus show!  Full of laughs and incredible tricks, this performance is non-stop energy and excitement.  Don't be surprised if you get called upon to join the circus...

Free and open to all families.  While those of all ages are welcome to join us, please be sure your child can enjoy the show respectfully.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Wednesday June 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday June 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Process Art

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Balloons.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Balloons.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday July 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop In Crafts

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Rock People.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Rock People.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dave the Bug Guy

Meet and learn about some six and eight legged animals!

Free and open to all families.  As this is a hands-on presentation, space is limited and therefore Registration is Required.  For children ages 6 and up.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Meet and learn about some six and eight legged animals!

Free and open to all families.  As this is a hands-on presentation, space is limited and therefore Registration is Required.  For children ages 6 and up.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday July 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Process Art

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Marbles.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Marbles.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
TEEN CREATIONS: MIRRORED PICTURE FRAMES
Teens, using CD's, a frame, glue, and paint, will create their own mosaic picture frame. Use it to showcase your summer memories!
 
*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!
CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room
Teens, using CD's, a frame, glue, and paint, will create their own mosaic picture frame. Use it to showcase your summer memories!
 
*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!
CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Monday July 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Radical Rocks

Science teacher Kathy Ward-Bowen is here for a hands-on exploration of our amazing local rocks!

Free and open to all families.  As this is a hands-on presentation, space is limited and therefore Registration is Required.  For children ages 6 and up.

Registration begins June 25

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Science teacher Kathy Ward-Bowen is here for a hands-on exploration of our amazing local rocks!

Free and open to all families.  As this is a hands-on presentation, space is limited and therefore Registration is Required.  For children ages 6 and up.

Registration begins June 25

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop In Crafts

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Hawaiian Leis.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Hawaiian Leis.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Last Day to Register for Kids Summer Reading

Today is the last day to register for the Kids' Summer Reading Program! 

Those entering grades 6 and up can continue to join the teen program, just speak with Sue or Colleen for full details.

Today is the last day to register for the Kids' Summer Reading Program! 

Those entering grades 6 and up can continue to join the teen program, just speak with Sue or Colleen for full details.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Process Art

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Tape.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Tape.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Polynesian Dance with Laura Matta

Laura Matta will present music and dance from the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti.  At the end, we will sing and dance together!

Free and open to all families.  While those of all ages are welcome to join us, please be sure your child can enjoy the show respectfully.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Laura Matta will present music and dance from the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti.  At the end, we will sing and dance together!

Free and open to all families.  While those of all ages are welcome to join us, please be sure your child can enjoy the show respectfully.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Saturday July 14, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TEEN COOKS - GEODE COOKIES

Teens will get to create beautiful sugar cookies that look like the inside of a colorful geode rock. Who says you don't get to play with your food?

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Teens will get to create beautiful sugar cookies that look like the inside of a colorful geode rock. Who says you don't get to play with your food?

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Monday July 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Kindermusik with Maria Anthon

Maria Anthon is here to get you moving, singing, and enjoying some special time with your little one.  Explore the connections that music can make between you and your child.

Free and open to all families.  Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Maria Anthon is here to get you moving, singing, and enjoying some special time with your little one.  Explore the connections that music can make between you and your child.

Free and open to all families.  Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop In Crafts

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Hot Air Balloons.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Hot Air Balloons.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
TEEN SEWING: PROJECT JOURNALS WITH KAREN KATIN

Teens will learn how to sew their own paper journals. Design your own, or use a variety of Karen's templates. Karen is the sewing half of Stitchery, a needle arts studio here in Portsmouth. All classes offered here at the library are free for teens!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:  Colleen LeComte  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Teens will learn how to sew their own paper journals. Design your own, or use a variety of Karen's templates. Karen is the sewing half of Stitchery, a needle arts studio here in Portsmouth. All classes offered here at the library are free for teens!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:
  Colleen LeComte
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Third Tuesday Book Club

Join us for a discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.

The stranger’s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock—conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice—she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a nearby city.

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.

Join us for a discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.

The stranger’s arrival marks the first entrance of the modern world in the lives of the Akha people. Slowly, Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, begins to reject the customs that shaped her early life. When she has a baby out of wedlock—conceived with a man her parents consider a poor choice—she rejects the tradition that would compel her to give the child over to be killed, and instead leaves her, wrapped in a blanket with a tea cake tucked in its folds, near an orphanage in a nearby city.

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sewing with Stitchery

Karen Katin from Stitchery is back by popular demand!  Hand sew a sweet summer project.  No prior sewing experience is required.

Free and open to all families.  As this is a hands-on workshop, space is limited and therefore Registration is Required.  For children ages 7 and up.

Registration begins July 3.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Karen Katin from Stitchery is back by popular demand!  Hand sew a sweet summer project.  No prior sewing experience is required.

Free and open to all families.  As this is a hands-on workshop, space is limited and therefore Registration is Required.  For children ages 7 and up.

Registration begins July 3.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Process Art

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Mud.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Mud.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Play for Kids by Kids

Come see a play performed by kids!  

Free and open to all families.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Come see a play performed by kids!  

Free and open to all families.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Monday July 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop In Crafts

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Bow-tie Butterflies.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Bow-tie Butterflies.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Magic Show with Russ DeSimone

Russ DeSimone's magic show combines comedy with good ole family fun.  Complete with Presto the live bunny, you're sure to have a wonderful evening!

Free and open to all families.  While those of all ages are welcome to join us, please be sure your child can enjoy the show respectfully.  No registration required.

Due to space constraints, this event will be held in the Children's Room, so please come early to get a seat!

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Russ DeSimone's magic show combines comedy with good ole family fun.  Complete with Presto the live bunny, you're sure to have a wonderful evening!

Free and open to all families.  While those of all ages are welcome to join us, please be sure your child can enjoy the show respectfully.  No registration required.

Due to space constraints, this event will be held in the Children's Room, so please come early to get a seat!

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Process Art

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Veggies.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Veggies.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TEEN HENNA WITH KAYAN KAN

Our favorite henna artist, KAYAN KAN, is back for our summer program to create some beautiful henna tattoos for our teens! She will draw your henna tattoo directly on your skin and give some background information on the art of henna. Free samples for home! 

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com

Our favorite henna artist, KAYAN KAN, is back for our summer program to create some beautiful henna tattoos for our teens! She will draw your henna tattoo directly on your skin and give some background information on the art of henna. Free samples for home! 

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

Monday July 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop In Crafts

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: 3D Fish.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: 3D Fish.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
TEEN CREATIONS: GREEN SCREEN ALBUM COVERS
Teens, come create your album covers! We will show you how take your pictures, choose a background, and insert yourself into the picture! Can print out to fit your CD case, or as a regular picture for yourself or wall!
 
*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!
CONTACT:  Colleen LeComte  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room
Teens, come create your album covers! We will show you how take your pictures, choose a background, and insert yourself into the picture! Can print out to fit your CD case, or as a regular picture for yourself or wall!
 
*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!
CONTACT:
  Colleen LeComte
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Fiction Book Club

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

 

Books are available at the Circulation Desk - no registration required. Refreshments served.

 

 

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  401-683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. 

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

 

Books are available at the Circulation Desk - no registration required. Refreshments served.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  401.683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Kids Book Club

Join us as we talk about this year's Kids' Read across RI selection: First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez.  Free and open to all families.  As we only have 10 free copies to give away, Registration is Required.  Best for children ages 8 and up.

Here's part of the review from School Library Journal:  
Gr 3-6-A fun romp through the awkward years of middle school that examines themes of identity and culture. When Malu has to move away from her dad and everything she knows, she takes her love of punk music with her. Following the rules of punk, she embarks on a new school journey, full of misadventures and hilarious life lessons. Readers will connect with Malu, a strong protagonist who leaps off the page and whose zine-inspired artistry boldly illustrates how she deals with life. VERDICT Those who enjoy vivacious, plucky heroines will eagerly embrace Malu.

LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us as we talk about this year's Kids' Read across RI selection: First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez.  Free and open to all families.  As we only have 10 free copies to give away, Registration is Required.  Best for children ages 8 and up.

Here's part of the review from School Library Journal:  
Gr 3-6-A fun romp through the awkward years of middle school that examines themes of identity and culture. When Malu has to move away from her dad and everything she knows, she takes her love of punk music with her. Following the rules of punk, she embarks on a new school journey, full of misadventures and hilarious life lessons. Readers will connect with Malu, a strong protagonist who leaps off the page and whose zine-inspired artistry boldly illustrates how she deals with life. VERDICT Those who enjoy vivacious, plucky heroines will eagerly embrace Malu.

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Process Art

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Bubbles.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Bubbles.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday August 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drop In Crafts

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Stick Superheroes.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Drop in for a craft in the Children's Room.  This week's craft: Stick Superheroes.

Free and open to all children in preschool through 5th grade.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
TEEN TERRARIUMS
Teens can create their own mini terrariums - from itty bitty ones to more elaborate, we will provide everything they need. Feel free to bring anything you might want to add to make it more personal!
 
*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!
CONTACT:  Colleen LeComte  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mello Program Room
Teens can create their own mini terrariums - from itty bitty ones to more elaborate, we will provide everything they need. Feel free to bring anything you might want to add to make it more personal!
 
*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!
CONTACT:
  Colleen LeComte
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Mello Program Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Story Time

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

Join us for our summer session of stories, songs, and a small craft.  Perfect for little ones ready to fall in love with library books!  

Free for toddlers and preschoolers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Process Art

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Foam.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:    683-9457 x4  
LOCATION: Children's Room

This drop in art experience is about the process, not the product!  Have fun creating with a new material each week.  This week's material: Foam.

Free for kids ages 2 -11.  No registration required, but seating is limited to 16 participants.

CONTACT:
  
  683.9457 x4
  

LOCATION: Children's Room

Saturday August 11, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
TEEN SUMMER PICNIC

TEENS! TIME TO CELEBRATE!

You have finished our library summer program! We hope you had a ton of fun, read some books, created some cool things, and enjoyed our new scratch ticket program! 

Join us at our summer picnic (picnic will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather)! We will have music, food, games, FREE BOOKS, and PRIZES. Anyone that earned at least ONE scratch ticket can come! We can't wait to see you there!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Outdoors

TEENS! TIME TO CELEBRATE!

You have finished our library summer program! We hope you had a ton of fun, read some books, created some cool things, and enjoyed our new scratch ticket program! 

Join us at our summer picnic (picnic will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather)! We will have music, food, games, FREE BOOKS, and PRIZES. Anyone that earned at least ONE scratch ticket can come! We can't wait to see you there!

*For students entering grades 6-12 ONLY. All materials and snacks will be provided for all teens at all programs. Registration REQUIRED for all programs by signing up in the Teen area, or by calling 683-9457!

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

LOCATION: Outdoors

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Third Tuesday Book Club

Join us for a discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.

   

Join us for a discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  Refreshments will be served.

   

Tuesday August 28, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Fiction Book Club

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk - no registration required. Refreshments served.

 

 

CONTACT:  Sue Rousseau  401-683-9457  porlibteen@gmail.com

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk - no registration required. Refreshments served.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sue Rousseau
  401.683.9457
  porlibteen@gmail.com

Tuesday September 11, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
American History: Myth vs. Reality

Join us for a fun interactive presentation by local author Frank Grzyb.  More info soon.

Join us for a fun interactive presentation by local author Frank Grzyb.  More info soon.

Thursday September 13, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Strong Independent Women with Author Neal Sanders

Author Neal Sanders is the featured guest speaker whose humorous talks pack a lot of information about the writing process. The author's topic of  ‘Strong Independent Women’ describes how his background shaped his writing subjects. He will speak about the writing process; especially about the ‘aha’ moments that inspire a book.

This program is free and open to the public.  The author's books will be available for purchase and signing.

There are 34 spaces available.

Author Neal Sanders is the featured guest speaker whose humorous talks pack a lot of information about the writing process. The author's topic of  ‘Strong Independent Women’ describes how his background shaped his writing subjects. He will speak about the writing process; especially about the ‘aha’ moments that inspire a book.

This program is free and open to the public.  The author's books will be available for purchase and signing.

There are 34 spaces available.

Saturday September 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Diggin’ Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop

What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? Kate Wells and Michelle Chiles will cover the basics to get you started in this informative workshop. You’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn to search several free genealogical databases, learn about resources available to you at Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Public Library, and in your own community and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please click on the REGISTER button or call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up for this program.

There are 13 spaces available.

What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? Kate Wells and Michelle Chiles will cover the basics to get you started in this informative workshop. You’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer!) to create your own family tree. You’ll learn to search several free genealogical databases, learn about resources available to you at Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Public Library, and in your own community and how to use what you find to document your family history. Basic comfort using a computer for online research is required.

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited so please click on the REGISTER button or call the Library at 683-9457 to sign up for this program.

There are 13 spaces available.


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