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Monday June 14, 2021
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Online Program: Fantastic Book Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kids in Grades 3 to 6 are invited to join The Fantastic Book Club - Virtual Edition, live on Zoom. Each month we'll explore a book of "Tails and Tales" so plan to read the book in advance. In June we'll discuss Babe: the Gallant Pig by Dick Kingsmith. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Children's Desk.

Please register below to receive the Zoom invitation.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  4019439080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A book club with a tasty twist! Members choose recipes from the same cookbook, then gather to discuss and share what they prepared. June's title is Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison. An online attendance option is also available, contact Corrie at calves@cranstonlibrary.org for more information. 

CONTACT:  Corrie Alves    calves@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday June 15, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83-1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen

What does Hendrik, leader of the “Old-But-Not-Dead Club” at an Amsterdam nursing home, hope will happen when his old flame becomes a resident? Will he have more to look forward to than “weak tea and potted geraniums”? Join us for this wry, heartfelt look at friendship, aging, and the complications of modern society.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance. The Zoom link will be emailed shortly before the event.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Rebels Without a Cinema - Movie Discussion Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Cranston Public Library's movie discussion group. Watch the movie on Kanopy with your Cranston library card or borrow the DVD from the library and then get together with fellow movie lovers to discuss on Zoom.

June's title will be Robot & Frank. Please watch the movie prior to the meeting.

Free and open to the public. Register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom meeting details will be emailed a few days before the meeting. To learn more, please visit our website.
CONTACT:  Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday June 17, 2021
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IN-PERSON PROGRAM: Introduction to the Ocean State Libraries Mobile App @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn how to use the new Ocean State Libraries mobile app to access your library account, search the catalog, access online content, and lookup library hours and directions.
 
Free and open to the public. This is an in-person class and registration is required. Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. In-person classes are capped at 9 participants to maintain social distancing.
 
If you are interested in attending this class virtually over Zoom, please see the listing below to register.
CONTACT:  Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Introduction to the Ocean State Libraries Mobile App
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn how to use the new Ocean State Libraries mobile app to access your library account, search the catalog, access online content, and lookup library hours and directions.
 
Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom details will be emailed the day before the class.
 
If you are interested in attending this class in-person, please see the listing above to register.
CONTACT:  Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Saturday June 19, 2021
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IN-PERSON PROGRAM: Intermediate Excel @ Central
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Continue your learning of Excel as we cover conditional formatting, tables, filters and pivot tables. Basic Excel skills are necessary for this class.
 
Free and open to the public. This is an in-person class and registration is required. Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. In-person classes are capped at 9 participants to maintain social distancing.
 
If you are interested in attending this class virtually over Zoom, please see the listing below to register.
CONTACT:  Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Intermediate Excel
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Continue your learning of Excel as we cover conditional formatting, tables, filters and pivot tables. Basic Excel skills are necessary for this class.
 
Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom details will be emailed the day before the class.
 
If you are interested in attending this class in-person, please see the listing above to register.
CONTACT:  Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Monday June 21, 2021
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Teen Bring Your Own Book Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Bring Your Own Book Club is a place to discuss recently read books, comics, graphic novels, and web comics! Bring a recently read book to share with the group and earn two hours of community service. This program is intended for teens in grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday June 22, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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In Conversation with Madeleine Henry, Author of 'The Love Proof'
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Join CPL librarian Zach Berger in conversation with author Madeleine Henry to discuss The Love Proof as our 2021 Adult Summer Reading kickoff event! (More details about this year’s Summer Reading program coming soon.)

The first 20 people who register will receive a free hardcover copy of The Love Proof to keep! Recipients must come to the Central branch of the Cranston Public Library to pick up the book. Eligibility will be confirmed by library staff after registration.

Free and open to the public. Click here to read more about the event and to register or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 23, 2021
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ONLINE PROGRAM: YA for Adults Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

YA for Adults Book Club is a Cranston Central book club for adults interested in reading young adult books. This book club is perfect for those who already love young adult literature, or are looking to branch out and read outside their normal purview! Registration is required. Please email ataft@cranstonlibrary.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Reading in the Hall Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Superman Smashes the Klan book coverSuperman Smashes the Klan : a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang
Have you been curious about graphic novels but haven't read one yet? Jump into the world of sequential stories with this fictionalized tale about a very real issue.

"When Dr. Lee moves his family to Metropolis, his son Tommy adjusts to the new neighborhood while daugher Roberta feels out of place, so when the evil Klan of the Fiery Cross begins a string of terrorist attacks on the city, Superman fights them, and Roberta and Superman soon learn to embrace their own unique features that set them apart." -- from the library catalog

Reading in the Hall Book Discussion is held at the William Hall Library on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The discussion is facilitated by one of our librarians. 

Please register so we know you're coming and to receive meeting reminders. Any questions, please ask!

CONTACT:  Robin Nyzio  781-2450 x201  rnyzio@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Auditorium
Saturday June 26, 2021
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Maker Morning: Hummingbird Feeders @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Attract hummingbirds to your yard with a handmade hummingbird feeder! Register for this event and join us for this IN-PERSON Maker Morning program. All supplies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please register below.

This craft is also available as a Take and Make kit, available for pickup at the Library between June 21 and July 10. Fill out this form to reserve a kit to take home.

Take and Make kits are part of our 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program - read more about the program and join the fun at https://www.cranstonlibrary.org/summer-reading-2021.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday June 28, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:30AM.

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

Registration for this program will open on Monday, June 14th.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Is it a Dinosaur?
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Is it a dinosaur? Join Martha to learn the difference between a dinosaur and other prehistoric animals, and have plenty of dinosaur fun! This program is aimed at grades K-5. Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this program which streams live from the Auburn branch library.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday June 29, 2021
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.  Don't forget your lawn chair....
 
 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Storytime Live
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Martha for an under the sea storytime about fish, sharks, and everything that lives in the ocean! Join from the library's Facebook page  to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn branch library every Tuesday morning for 6 weeks.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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The Enchanted Oaklawn School for Adventurers @ Oaklawn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Loremaster Tayla as she shares her wisdom about defeating monsters, solving puzzles, and saving the day. This program will include a tale of a famous adventurer or mythical creature, songs, and an activity that will help hone the skills of amature adventurers. This progam is intended for young adventurer's grades K-5. Adventuring gear (costumes) is encouraged!

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration begins June 22nd, 2021

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Discovery of a Masterpiece
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


How does a priceless sculpture of Napoleon hide in plain sight for over 75 years? Mallory Mortillaro will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history.

Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit www.crowdcast.io/e/masterpiece.

 

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 30, 2021
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Sidewalk Playdate @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Martha outside the Auburn branch for a Sidewalk Playdate! Bring a friend or come make some new ones! We will have sidewalk chalk, coloring and more fun activities! Masks are encouraged at this drop in program. In case of rain or other inclement weather a decision will be made a half hour before the program starts and will be posted on Eventkeeper and Facebook.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Grab and Go Lunches @ Knightsville
12:30 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4 at 12:30 to pick up a free nutritious meal to take home.  Meals are free to anyone under 18 years old.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday July 1, 2021
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years with their caregiver.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Fairy Tale Act Up @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Looking for a simple way to engage your child in a dose of fun literacy this summer?  Join in to read three Classic Fairy Tales and act them out outside. Recommended for students in grades K-5.  Registration for this program begins June 21st  here

This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged.  

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Friday July 2, 2021
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Big Blue Ocean Storytime @ Oaklawn
10:30 AM

This in-person, indoor storytime will be packed with rhymes, songs, stories all about the ocean and the creatures that live in it! This program is intended for children ages 0-5 and their families. Registration is required, space is limited. 

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration for this program will open on June 25th, 2021.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
Tuesday July 6, 2021
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.  Don't forget your lawn chair....
 
 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Storytime Live
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Martha for an under the sea storytime about fish, sharks, and everything that lives in the ocean! Join from the library's Facebook page  to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn branch library every Tuesday morning for 6 weeks.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Apple Podcasts LinkGoogle Podcasts linkSpotify logoStitcher logo button

LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Artists' Gardens in New England
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Some of our most beloved painters, sculptors, and authors were inspired by the gardens they  created. Jana Milbocker, author of The Garden Tourist and The Garden Tourist’s New England, brings her gardening expertise to this exquisite virtual tour. Click here to read more about this event.

Free and open to the public. Click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance. The Zoom link will be emailed shortly after 5 PM on the day of the event.

This is event is part of the CPL Tuesday Tuneup Series.

 

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 90 spaces available.
Wednesday July 7, 2021
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Sidewalk Playdate @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Martha outside the Auburn branch for a Sidewalk Playdate! Bring a friend or come make some new ones! We will have sidewalk chalk, coloring and more fun activities! Masks are encouraged at this drop in program. In case of rain or other inclement weather a decision will be made a half hour before the program starts and will be posted on Eventkeeper and Facebook.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Animal Tales and Crafts @ Knightsville
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Nancy for stories and crafts at Knightsville!  Space is limited.  Remember to sign up to reserve your spot!  At this indoor program, you can listen to animal stories and then do a fun craft in the library or take it to do at home.  This program is intended for kids in grades K-5.  We will also have lunches for the kids to take home.  

Masks are required for anyone over 2.

Registration begins June 30, 2021.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knighsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Grab and Go Lunches @ Knightsville
12:30 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4 at 12:30 to pick up a free nutritious meal to take home.  Meals are 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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OUTDOOR PROGRAM: Teen Tie Dye @Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to tie dye outside with us on the library lawn. All materials will be provided to create an original tie dye creation on a white bandana. You are also welcome to bring another item to tie dye (shirt, pillowcase, socks, etc). Registration is required and will open one week prior. Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Please contact Alyssa, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Guess What Will Grow?
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you know what grows from an acorn? Could you identify a pepper seed? Which plants grow underground? And what animals enjoy eating them? Join Miss Edna for a great guessing game along with a fabulous folktale. This program is aimed at grades K-5. Register below to receive a Zoom invitation to this program. Registration begins June 30.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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IN-PERSON PROGRAM: Graphic Novel Book Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor DavisThis month the Graphic Novel Book Group will read and discuss The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis. Hannah is a thirty-something wife, homehealth worker, and antiwar activist. Her husband, Johnny, is a stay-at-home pothead working--or "working"--on building them a house before the winter chill sets in. They're currently living and screwing in the back of a truck, hoping for a pregnancy, which seems like it will never come. Told with tenderness and care in an undefined near future, Davis's astute projections probe at current anxieties in a cautionary tale that begs the question: What will happen after tomorrow?

Free and open to the public. This is an in-person meetup and registration is required. Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

If you are interested in attending this meetup virtually over Zoom, please see the listing below to register.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor DavisThis month the Graphic Novel Book Group will read and discuss The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis. Hannah is a thirty-something wife, homehealth worker, and antiwar activist. Her husband, Johnny, is a stay-at-home pothead working--or "working"--on building them a house before the winter chill sets in. They're currently living and screwing in the back of a truck, hoping for a pregnancy, which seems like it will never come. Told with tenderness and care in an undefined near future, Davis's astute projections probe at current anxieties in a cautionary tale that begs the question: What will happen after tomorrow?

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom details will be emailed the day before the class. Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

If you are interested in attending this meetup in-person, please see the listing above to register.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday July 8, 2021
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years with their caregiver.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Digging for Dinos @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Become an amateur palentologist in this outdoor program for kids in Grades K-5. Dig for fossils and create your own dino-bones at different activity stations located outdoors in the back of the William Hall Library. This program is designed so participants can practice social distancing and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited.

Registration will open one week before this program on July 1st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Images of Cranston Part IV
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the fourth installment of Images of Cranston with Lisa! Topics covered will include Cranston General Hospital, the fire and police departments, May Breakfast, and Naragansett Park. Register below to receive the Zoom link for this program. This event is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Friday July 9, 2021
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Big Blue Ocean Storytime @ Oaklawn
10:30 AM

This in-person, indoor storytime will be packed with rhymes, songs, stories all about the ocean and the creatures that live in it! This program is intended for children ages 0-5 and their families. Registration is required, space is limited. 

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration for this program will open on July 2nd, 2021.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
Monday July 12, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:30AM.

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

Registration for this program will open on Monday, June 14th.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Virtual Show & Tell
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Martha to Show & Tell from your own home! You can bring a pet, a project or anything you can show us on your screen. This program will take place on Zoom so we can all see and talk to each other about what we brought. This program is aimed at grades K-5. Registration begins July 5th.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Online Program: Fantastic Book Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kids in Grades 3 to 6 are invited to join The Fantastic Book Club - Virtual Edition, live on Zoom. Each month we'll explore a book of "Tails and Tales" so plan to read the book in advance. In July we'll discuss The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Children's Desk after June 14.

Please register below, beginning June 14, to receive the Zoom invitation.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  4019439080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday July 13, 2021
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.  Don't forget your lawn chair....
 
 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Storytime Live
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Martha for an under the sea storytime about fish, sharks, and everything that lives in the ocean! Join from the library's Facebook page  to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn branch library every Tuesday morning for 6 weeks.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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The Enchanted Oaklawn School for Adventurers
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Loremaster Tayla as she shares her wisdom about defeating monsters, solving puzzles, and saving the day. This program will include a tale of a famous adventurer or mythical creature, songs, and an activity that will help hone the skills of amature adventurers. This progam is intended for young adventurer's grades K-5. Adventuring gear (costumes) is encouraged!

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration begins July 6th, 2021

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Introduction to Personal Storytelling
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Whether you want to tell your story on stage, in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you everything you need to know to engage any audience with effective storytelling.

Free and open to the public. Click here to read more about this event. Register by clicking the button below or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 93 spaces available.
Wednesday July 14, 2021
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Sidewalk Playdate @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Martha outside the Auburn branch for a Sidewalk Playdate! Bring a friend or come make some new ones! We will have sidewalk chalk, coloring and more fun activities! Masks are encouraged at this drop in program. In case of rain or other inclement weather a decision will be made a half hour before the program starts and will be posted on Eventkeeper and Facebook.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Grab and Go Lunches @ Knightsville
12:30 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4 at 12:30 to pick up a free nutritious meal to take home.  Meals are 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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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Knightsville
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
Thursday July 15, 2021
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years with their caregiver.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Fairy Tale Act Up @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Looking for a simple way to engage your child in a dose of fun literacy this summer?  Join in to read three Classic Fairy Tales and act them out outside. Recommended for students in grades K-5.  Registration for this program begins June 21st  here

This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged.  

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Author Visit with Kay Leyh
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a virtual author visit with graphic novelist Kat Leyh, author of Snapdragon. The first 10 teens who register will receive a free copy of Snapdragon. Everyone who registers will receive a comic-making kit. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link and kit. Registration will open June 22nd. Please email Alyssa, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org with questions. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Personal Storytelling Open Mic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Moth champion storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole for an entertaining evening of true stories told live by the people who lived them! Bring your story to share (no longer than five minutes and appropriate for all ears, please), or just sit back, listen, and enjoy the show.

Free and open to the public. Click here to read more about this event. Register by clicking the button below or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 96 spaces available.
Friday July 16, 2021
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Big Blue Ocean Storytime @ Oaklawn
10:30 AM

This in-person, indoor storytime will be packed with rhymes, songs, stories all about the ocean and the creatures that live in it! This program is intended for children ages 0-5 and their families. Registration is required, space is limited. 

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration for this program will open on July 9th, 2021.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
Saturday July 17, 2021
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Maker Morning: Sewn Binding Journal @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We'll be creating a hand-sewn journal, perfect for sketching or taking notes! Register for this event and join us for this IN-PERSON Maker Morning program. All supplies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please register below.

This craft is also available as a Take and Make kit, available for pickup at the Library between July 12 and July 31. Fill out this form to reserve a kit to take home.

Take and Make kits are part of our 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program - read more about the program and join the fun at https://www.cranstonlibrary.org/summer-reading-2021.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday July 19, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:30AM.

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

Registration for this program will open on Monday, June 14th.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.  Don't forget your lawn chair....
 
 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Storytime Live
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Martha for an under the sea storytime about fish, sharks, and everything that lives in the ocean! Join from the library's Facebook page  to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn branch library every Tuesday morning for 6 weeks.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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OUTDOOR PROGRAM: Teen Mini Garden @Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to design their own mini garden with us on the library lawn. Plants, pots, soil, and decorations will be provided for you to create a one of a kind planter. Registration is required and will open one week prior. Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Please contact Alyssa, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's selection will be announced in mid-June. Please check back for updates!

Free and open to the public. Register using the button below or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Sidewalk Playdate @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Martha outside the Auburn branch for a Sidewalk Playdate! Bring a friend or come make some new ones! We will have sidewalk chalk, coloring and more fun activities! Masks are encouraged at this drop in program. In case of rain or other inclement weather a decision will be made a half hour before the program starts and will be posted on Eventkeeper and Facebook.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Animal Tales and Crafts @ Knightsville
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Nancy for stories and crafts at Knightsville!  Space is limited.  Remember to sign up to reserve your spot!  At this indoor program, you can listen to animal stories and then do a fun craft in the library or take it to do at home.  This program is intended for kids in grades K-5.  We will also have lunches for the kids to take home.  

Masks are required for anyone over 2.

Registration begins July 14, 2021.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knighsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Grab and Go Lunches @ Knightsville
12:30 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4 at 12:30 to pick up a free nutritious meal to take home.  Meals are 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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ONLINE PROGRAM: Imagine a Cloud
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

What is a cloud? Join Miss Edna to learn the different types of clouds, share what shapes you've seen in clouds, and make your own cloud journal. This program is aimed at grades K-5. Register below to receive a Zoom invitation to this program. Registration begins July 14.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday July 22, 2021
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years with their caregiver.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Teen Role Playing Games
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our virtual role-playing game Honey Heist, where we will pretend to be sneaky bears on a quest to steal a honey pot. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.  Registration will open one week prior. We also have a role-playing kit available to any teens interested in running and playing their own role-playing games. Please email Alyssa, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org to reserve a kit.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Create a Fairy House @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Invite the fairies to make a home in your neighborhood at this hands-on craft program for kids in Grades K-5. The library will supply the base materials and craft supplies, but feel free to bring your own add-ons from nature! This program will take place outdoors at the William Hall Library and is designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited.

Registration will open one week before this program on July 15th.

CONTACT:  Elise   401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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BUSY
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday July 23, 2021
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Big Blue Ocean Storytime @ Oaklawn
10:30 AM

This in-person, indoor storytime will be packed with rhymes, songs, stories all about the ocean and the creatures that live in it! This program is intended for children ages 0-5 and their families. Registration is required, space is limited. 

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration for this program will open on July 16th, 2021.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
Monday July 26, 2021
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:30AM.

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

Registration for this program will open on Monday, June 14th.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Junior Birdwatchers
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Become a Junior Birdwatcher and get ready to start identifying birds! Join Martha to learn about how to find birds, how to figure out what kind of bird you're looking at, and how to use binoculars. This program is aimed at grades K-5. Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this program which streams live from the Auburn branch library.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Teen Bring Your Own Book Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Teen Bring Your Own Book Club is a place to discuss recently read books, comics, graphic novels, and web comics! Bring a recently read book to share with the group and earn two hours of community service. This program is intended for teens in grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday July 27, 2021
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.  Don't forget your lawn chair....
 
 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Storytime Live
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Martha for an under the sea storytime about fish, sharks, and everything that lives in the ocean! Join from the library's Facebook page  to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn branch library every Tuesday morning for 6 weeks.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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Owls with RI Audubon @ HALL
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Meet a real, live owl and learn about the owls in our state in this outdoor program for kids in Grades K-5.

Watch our virtual Junior Birdwatcher program on FB Live at the library's Facebook page on Monday 7/26, and visit the William Hall Branch Tuesday 7/27 to learn more from RI Audubon! 

Registration will open one week before this program on July 20th.

CONTACT:  Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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The Enchanted Oaklawn School for Adventurers
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Loremaster Tayla as she shares her wisdom about defeating monsters, solving puzzles, and saving the day. This program will include a tale of a famous adventurer or mythical creature, songs, and an activity that will help hone the skills of amature adventurers. This progam is intended for young adventurer's grades K-5. Adventuring gear (costumes) is encouraged!

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration begins July 20th, 2021

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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Introduction to Homeschooling in Rhode Island @ Central
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

If you are a Rhode Islander considering homeschooling your child, this workshop provides the information you need to make decisions and get started. Discussion will focus on the state’s educational and legal requirements and will include a look at why families choose homeschooling, curriculum planning, and more. For complete details about the event please visit this page of our website.

Free and open to the public. Please click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday July 28, 2021
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Sidewalk Playdate @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Martha outside the Auburn branch for a Sidewalk Playdate! Bring a friend or come make some new ones! We will have sidewalk chalk, coloring and more fun activities! Masks are encouraged at this drop in program. In case of rain or other inclement weather a decision will be made a half hour before the program starts and will be posted on Eventkeeper and Facebook.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Grab and Go Lunches @ Knightsville
12:30 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4 at 12:30 to pick up a free nutritious meal to take home.  Meals are 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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OUTDOOR PROGRAM: Teen Make Your Own Ice-cream @Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make their own ice cream with us on the library lawn. Toppings will be provided for teens to enjoy their treat!  Registration is required and will open one week prior.  Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Please contact Alyssa, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org with questions.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
Thursday July 29, 2021
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years with their caregiver.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Fairy Tale Act Up @ Central
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Looking for a simple way to engage your child in a dose of fun literacy this summer?  Join in to read three Classic Fairy Tales and act them out outside. Recommended for students in grades K-5.  Registration for this program begins June 21st  here

This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged.  

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Friday July 30, 2021
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Big Blue Ocean Storytime @ Oaklawn
10:30 AM

This in-person, indoor storytime will be packed with rhymes, songs, stories all about the ocean and the creatures that live in it! This program is intended for children ages 0-5 and their families. Registration is required, space is limited. 

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration for this program will open on July 23th, 2021.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
Monday August 2, 2021
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program. 

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:30AM.

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

Registration for this program will open on Monday, June 14th.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
Tuesday August 3, 2021
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.  Don't forget your lawn chair....
 
 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Storytime Live
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Martha for an under the sea storytime about fish, sharks, and everything that lives in the ocean! Join from the library's Facebook page  to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn branch library every Tuesday morning for 6 weeks.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Stripes-n-Spots Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll bray like donkeys and jump like kangaroos in between tales of wild animals. ​ Stripes-n-Spots will run for six weeks starting June 29 and ending August 3rd. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM. The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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Walking Rhode Island: A Guide to Hiking in the Ocean State @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Exploring Rhode Island through easy and moderately difficult walks is a great way to exercise, get some fresh air, observe wildlife, learn some history, and discover places that you may have never known about. Join veteran journalist and local hiking expert John Kostrzewa to explore all that Rhode Island hiking has to offer. Click here to read more about this event.

Free and open to the public. Click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 4, 2021
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Wet-n-Wild @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ready?  Put on your bathing suit, sunscreen, and hat.  Set?   Pack your water bottle, sun glasses, and lawn chair.   Go!  you're prepared for  "Wet-n-Wild" the Reading in the Wild summer reading program for children 0-5 years with their caregiver.  We're going to splish and splash, and drip, drip,drop with fun songs and games. Wet-n-Wild will run for six weeks starting June 30 and ending August 4th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.
 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
 
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Outdoor Sidewalk Playdate @ Auburn
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Martha outside the Auburn branch for a Sidewalk Playdate! Bring a friend or come make some new ones! We will have sidewalk chalk, coloring and more fun activities! Masks are encouraged at this drop in program. In case of rain or other inclement weather a decision will be made a half hour before the program starts and will be posted on Eventkeeper and Facebook.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
 
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Animal Tales and Crafts @ Knightsville
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Nancy for stories and crafts at Knightsville!  Space is limited.  Remember to sign up to reserve your spot!  At this indoor program, you can listen to animal stories and then do a fun craft in the library or take it to do at home.  This program is intended for kids in grades K-5.  We will also have lunches for the kids to take home.  

Masks are required for anyone over 2.

Registration begins July 28, 2021.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knighsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
 
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Grab and Go Lunches @ Knightsville
12:30 PM

Stop by on Wednesdays, June 30 - August 4 at 12:30 to pick up a free nutritious meal to take home.  Meals are 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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OUTDOOR PROGRAM: Teen Free Book Picnic @Central
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to our Free Book Picnic on the library lawn! There will be snacks, music, and a table of free books for you to browse.  Registration is required and will open one week prior. Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Please contact Alyssa, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x 112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Creepy Climbing Crawlies
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Miss Edna to learn about spiders, insects, and other climbing stars of the animal world. Learn how to search for bugs in your backyard. And make your own climbing spider! This program is aimed at grades K-5. Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this program which streams live from the Cranston library.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday August 5, 2021
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years with their caregiver.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Birds-n-Bugs Storytime @ Central
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  Birds-n-Bugs is the Reading in the Wild summer reading storytime for children 4-5 years.  We'll look at the different parts of birds and bugs and build them.  Birds-n-Bugs will run for six weeks starting July1 and ending August 5th.  Two sessions will be available.  The first will start at 10AM.  The second will start at 10:30 AM.  The program will move indoors in case of rain. We will make the decision an hour before the program starts and notify registered participants.  You'll be able to register one week before the weekly program here.

 
This program is designed to promote social distancing and wearing masks is encouraged. 
CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library
 
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Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with their caregivers, will consist of rhymes, songs, stories and fun activities! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing, and masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. There will be two storytime sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, one at 10:30AM and another at 11:00AM. 

Please Note: There will be very little shade and limited seating, participants are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on and to use umbrellas or sunscreen for sun protection.

You can register here one week before the program.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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Monster Obstacle Course @ Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Unleash your wild side on this obstacle course designed to test your skills against a monstrous set of challenges. This program is intended for kids in Grades K-5 and will be held outdoors at the William Hall Library. This program is designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited.

Registration will open one week before this program on July 29th.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space
 
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BUSY
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday August 6, 2021
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Big Blue Ocean Storytime @ Oaklawn
10:30 AM

This in-person, indoor storytime will be packed with rhymes, songs, stories all about the ocean and the creatures that live in it! This program is intended for children ages 0-5 and their families. Registration is required, space is limited. 

Masks are required for anyone over 2

Registration for this program will open on July 30th, 2021.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Oaklawn Branch
Saturday August 7, 2021
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Maker Morning: Blackout Poetry @ Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us to learn what blackout poetry is and create your very own work of poetry art to keep! Register for this event and join us for this IN-PERSON Maker Morning program. All supplies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please register below.

This craft is as also available as a Take and Make kit, available for pickup at the Library between August 2 and August 21. Fill out this form to reserve a kit to take home.

Take and Make kits are part of our 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program - read more about the program and join the fun at https://www.cranstonlibrary.org/summer-reading-2021.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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Gardens by Design @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you want to design a garden, or rework an older one? Harold Caparn, a President and Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has written a number of articles that could help. He taught a course on landscape architecture at Columbia University and designed many of the gardens in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York. 

Presenter Oliver Chamberlain will discuss Caparn’s design ideas with illustrations of his gardens from smaller homes to private estates.  Click here to read more about this event.

Free and open to the public. Click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 11, 2021
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Nonfiction Book Group @ Central
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's selection will be announced in mid-July. Please check back for updates!

Free and open to the public. Register using the button below or contact the library for assistance.

 

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday August 16, 2021
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Online Program: Fantastic Book Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kids entering Grades 4 to 7 are invited to join The Fantastic Book Club - Virtual Edition, live on Zoom. Each month we'll explore a book of "Tails and Tales" so plan to read the book in advance. In August we'll discuss Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Children's Desk after July 16.

Please register below, beginning July 16, to receive the Zoom invitation.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  4019439080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday August 17, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month's title will be announced in mid-July. Please check back for updates!

Free and open to the public. Register using the button below or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Saturday August 21, 2021
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Lise Meitner - A Physics Love Story
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about the life and science of physicist Lise Meitner, the “unsung hero of nuclear fission,” during this engaging and informative event presented by Edward Sierra. Meitner escaped Nazi Germany in pursuit of the scientific work to which she devoted her life. Click here to read more about this event.

Free and open to the public. Click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance. The Zoom link will be emailed shortly before the event.

CONTACT:  Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 98 spaces available.
Tuesday August 24, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday August 31, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Monday September 6, 2021
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Tuesday September 7, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday September 14, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
 
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Tuesday September 21, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Monday October 4, 2021
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Monday November 1, 2021
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday November 1, 2021 - Tuesday November 30, 2021
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Art show
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jeannine Anderson  401-884-9258  imjeannine@yahoo.com
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday November 23, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday November 30, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Monday December 6, 2021
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Tuesday December 7, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Apple Podcasts LinkGoogle Podcasts linkSpotify logoStitcher logo button

LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Wednesday December 8, 2021
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Thursday December 9, 2021
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General Staff Meeting @ Central
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The William Hall Library and Central Liibrary will be closed 9am-noon on December 9 for a General Staff Meeting

LOCATION: Central Library
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Apple Podcasts LinkGoogle Podcasts linkSpotify logoStitcher logo button

LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday December 21, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Apple Podcasts LinkGoogle Podcasts linkSpotify logoStitcher logo button

LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Tuesday December 28, 2021
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time with Cranston Public Library cover image: green headphones around a blue row of books.On our weekly podcast, host Tayla Cardillo chats with staff from the Cranston Public Library as well as authors, community members, and other special guests about what they’ve been reading, what they’ve been watching, and what they’ve been loving. Down Time is available everywhere you find podcasts - subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Apple Podcasts LinkGoogle Podcasts linkSpotify logoStitcher logo button

LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW RECORDING: On the Line with CPL
3:00 PM

Call 401-900-1090 to listen to this week's poem. New recordings every Tuesday afternoon.
For more information, please visit cranstonlibrary.org/ontheline.

LOCATION: Online
Monday January 3, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday February 7, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday March 7, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday April 4, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday May 2, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday June 6, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday July 4, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
Monday August 1, 2022
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United Way 211 Van
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The United Way 211 van will be in the upper parking lot of the Central Library from 9am-noon. 211 is a confidential service that can connect you with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more.

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space

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