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Tuesday August 18, 2020 - Wednesday November 18, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Virtual Tech Help

Get virtual technology help from a CPL librarian. Fill out this form and we will be in touch to schedule your appointment.

LOCATION: Online
Monday October 26, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Monster Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ready your roars for monster storytime! This program is full of fun and funny monster stories, songs, and rhymes. Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Miss Elise. It streams live from the William Hall Library every Monday morning for 7 weeks. (No program on Columbus Day.)

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: DIY Games
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create your own games at home!  Participants in this club will be given a kit full of supplies to create a different game each week.  Visit  http://www.facebook.com/cranstonlibrary on Mondays at 4:00 PM to watch Miss Nancy show you how to create your own fun games. You can submit pictures of your creations for display the Knightsville Branch.  This club is intended for children in grades K-5.  Registration is required to receive a kit.

Click here to register for this club and to request a DIY Games kit.  Registration begins September 21st.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: RIMSBA Lounge
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit the virtual RIMSBA lounge to hear about titles on the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award list and chat with other book enthusiasts! Participants earn an hour of community service for stopping by, and have the option to book talk a RIMSBA book during the meeting. This program is intended for teens in grades 6-8

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Fa-a-all Into New Picture books
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening storytime for children ages 4-8 yrs, and their families.  Please join me in discovering the latest new titles in our picture book collection.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 27, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lets celebrate our families! This program is all about the different kinds of families and the ways they spend time together. Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Miss Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Dino Dig
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Calling all artists, engineers, inventors, and dinosaur lovers  to build your favorite dinosaur.  We’ll provide the backdrop, some facts, interesting resources, and supplies.  All you have to do is create your favorite Mesozoic creature.   Visit Cranston Public Library's Facebook page http://facebook.com/cranstonibrary on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM to watch as Central's Children's Programming room becomes an exhibition of your creations. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to receive activity kit.

Click here  to register for the club and/or request an activity kit.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 X 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Bedtime Stories
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wind down from a long day and add a quiet story, read by Library Staff on Facebook Live to your bedtime routine. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday October 28, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Animal Band Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Get ready to make some noise! This program is full of musical and animal sounds. Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Miss Emily. It streams live from the Central Library every Wednesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Emily  401-943-9080x4  emilybrown@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Online Program: Comic Creators Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Comic Creators Club is a place for kids to learn about comics, how they are made and make their own. Children can engage by joining weekly Zoom chats with Youth Services Librarian Martha, by picking up a Comic Creators Kit, and by sharing their work at the Auburn branch.

Families attending the Zoom chats will be asked to keep their video and microphones turned on to ask questions and interact with each other. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs.

If you want to submit your comics for display, drop them off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

Click Here to register for the club and/or request a kit.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Introduction to Indeed.com
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to search for jobs and upload your resume on this popular job-searching website. This class is free, open to the public, and held on Zoom.

Registration is required by using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom meeting details will be emailed the day before the session. For information about other virtual computer classes, please visit our virtual computer classes webpage.

CONTACT:  Adult Services  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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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 Alyssa Taft at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday October 29, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM : L-M-N-O-P Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn color, shape, and letter recognition, concentrating on the letters L, M, N, O, P -- and DINOSAURS!  Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with DINOSAURS and Miss Gail. It streams live from the Central Library every Thusday morning at 10:30 am for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Kids' Gallery
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create art to be displayed in a gallery collection at the William Hall Library! Participants in this club will be given a kit full of art supplies to create a weekly masterpiece. Visit the library's Facebook page on Thursdays at 4:00 PM to watch a live video in which Miss Elise will reveal the theme of the week and provide inspiration for your own artwork. If you want to submit your art for display, drop it off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

The link to register for this club will be available here September 21st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Things That Go Bump in the Night
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Miss Edna for two evenings of  Scary Stories on Facebook Live. We will read truly scary stories, not for the faint of heart. This storytime is aimed at kids ages 6-10, or anyone who enjoys being frightened. Attend either evening, or both - Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30.

Visit the library's Facebook Page to watch live or later on to see the recorded video.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  (401)943-9080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday October 30, 2020
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Online Program: Kids and Calm
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kids and Calm is a weekly program for families with children in grades K-5 to learn about yoga, meditation. and mindfulness. Children can engage by joining weekly Zoom chats with Youth Services Librarian Tayla, by picking up a Kids and Calm Kit, and by sharing their coloring pages and other crafts at the Oak Lawn Branch. During these Zoom meeting families will be lead through a short yoga sequence, learn how fold origami, and be taken through a gudied meditation.  

Families attending the Zoom chats are encourage to turn their video on so that the librarian can see there yoga poses and wonderful origami. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs.

If you want to submit the crafts from the Kids and Calm Kit for display, drop them off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

Click here to register for this club and submit a request for your Kids and Calm Kit. Registation begins September 21st.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Cranston YMCA Community Trunk-Or-Treat
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us and our community friends for the Cranston YMCA Drive Through Children's Trunk or Treat Halloween Event! It will be safe, it will be socially distant, but most importantly it will be FUN! 

Friday October 30, 2020 6PM - 8PM

Cranston YMCA Main Parking lot
1225 Park Ave, Cranston, RI

Please register ahead of time at:

 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Things That Go Bump in the Night
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Miss Edna for two evenings of  Scary Stories on Facebook Live. We will read truly scary stories, not for the faint of heart. This storytime is aimed at kids ages 6-10, or anyone who enjoys being frightened. Attend either evening, or both - Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30.

Visit the library's Facebook Page to watch live or later on to see the recorded video.

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  (401)943-9080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday October 31, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM : Not-So-Scary Stories
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Martha for a Not-So-Scary Storytime on Facebook Live. We will read spooky stories, sing spooky songs and make a spooky craft. This storyime is aimed at kids ages 4-8, or anyone who wants a little bit of spookyness, monsters and witches-but not too much!

Visit the library's Facebook Page to watch live or later on to see the recorded video.

Click Here to request a Not-So-Scary Craft Kit to make a spooky craft along with Martha!

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday November 2, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: DIY Games
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create your own games at home!  Participants in this club will be given a kit full of supplies to create a different game each week.  Visit  http://www.facebook.com/cranstonlibrary on Mondays at 4:00 PM to watch Miss Nancy show you how to create your own fun games. You can submit pictures of your creations for display the Knightsville Branch.  This club is intended for children in grades K-5.  Registration is required to receive a kit.

Click here to register for this club and to request a DIY Games kit.  Registration begins September 21st.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Teen Team
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays, when we meet the 2nd Monday) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services, contribute thoughts about the teen collection, and discuss issues that Cranston teens are passionate about. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Register to receive the Zoom meeting invitation.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Fa-a-all Into New Picture books
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening storytime for children ages 4-8 yrs, and their families.  Please join me in discovering the latest new titles in our picture book collection.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 3, 2020
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General Election Polling Place
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Dino Dig
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Calling all artists, engineers, inventors, and dinosaur lovers  to build your favorite dinosaur.  We’ll provide the backdrop, some facts, interesting resources, and supplies.  All you have to do is create your favorite Mesozoic creature.   Visit Cranston Public Library's Facebook page http://facebook.com/cranstonibrary on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM to watch as Central's Children's Programming room becomes an exhibition of your creations. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to receive activity kit.

Click here  to register for the club and/or request an activity kit.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 X 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Bedtime Stories
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wind down from a long day and add a quiet story, read by Library Staff on Facebook Live to your bedtime routine. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Online Program: Comic Creators Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Comic Creators Club is a place for kids to learn about comics, how they are made and make their own. Children can engage by joining weekly Zoom chats with Youth Services Librarian Martha, by picking up a Comic Creators Kit, and by sharing their work at the Auburn branch.

Families attending the Zoom chats will be asked to keep their video and microphones turned on to ask questions and interact with each other. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs.

If you want to submit your comics for display, drop them off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

Click Here to register for the club and/or request a kit.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton cover image.This month the Graphic Novel Book Group will read and discuss Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton. Take a romp through history and literature with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton's pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she's writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday November 5, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Kids' Gallery
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create art to be displayed in a gallery collection at the William Hall Library! Participants in this club will be given a kit full of art supplies to create a weekly masterpiece. Visit the library's Facebook page on Thursdays at 4:00 PM to watch a live video in which Miss Elise will reveal the theme of the week and provide inspiration for your own artwork. If you want to submit your art for display, drop it off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

The link to register for this club will be available here September 21st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday November 6, 2020
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Online Program: Kids and Calm
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kids and Calm is a weekly program for families with children in grades K-5 to learn about yoga, meditation. and mindfulness. Children can engage by joining weekly Zoom chats with Youth Services Librarian Tayla, by picking up a Kids and Calm Kit, and by sharing their coloring pages and other crafts at the Oak Lawn Branch. During these Zoom meeting families will be lead through a short yoga sequence, learn how fold origami, and be taken through a gudied meditation.  

Families attending the Zoom chats are encourage to turn their video on so that the librarian can see there yoga poses and wonderful origami. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs.

If you want to submit the crafts from the Kids and Calm Kit for display, drop them off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

Click here to register for this club and submit a request for your Kids and Calm Kit. Registation begins September 21st.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Monday November 9, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: DIY Games
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create your own games at home!  Participants in this club will be given a kit full of supplies to create a different game each week.  Visit  http://www.facebook.com/cranstonlibrary on Mondays at 4:00 PM to watch Miss Nancy show you how to create your own fun games. You can submit pictures of your creations for display the Knightsville Branch.  This club is intended for children in grades K-5.  Registration is required to receive a kit.

Click here to register for this club and to request a DIY Games kit.  Registration begins September 21st.

CONTACT:  Nancy Gianlorenzo  401-942-2504  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Fa-a-all Into New Picture books
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening storytime for children ages 4-8 yrs, and their families.  Please join me in discovering the latest new titles in our picture book collection.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Dino Dig
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Calling all artists, engineers, inventors, and dinosaur lovers  to build your favorite dinosaur.  We’ll provide the backdrop, some facts, interesting resources, and supplies.  All you have to do is create your favorite Mesozoic creature.   Visit Cranston Public Library's Facebook page http://facebook.com/cranstonibrary on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM to watch as Central's Children's Programming room becomes an exhibition of your creations. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to receive activity kit.

Click here  to register for the club and/or request an activity kit.

CONTACT:  Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 X 4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Inner peace can seem elusive in this fast-paced world. Long-time meditator Nirav Sheth will lead an engaging workshop about practical strategies to reduce stress and create a healthier, more positive lifestyle. Nirav will offer effective meditation techniques that enable practitioners to gain a real and profound sense of serenity and joy. The session will include a short meditation sitting.  

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance. Zoom meeting details will be emailed the day before the session.

Nirav Sheth has served in senior positions in global medical device companies and is the Founder and President of Stratosphere, LLC, a business and life strategy and marketing consulting firm.  Nirav has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has 10 patents and 11 publications in scientific journals.  

Nirav has been conducting meditation classes at Smiths Medical, Medtronic, and other venues in Minnesota and around the country for 10 years and has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. He lives with his wife and two children in the Minneapolis area.

For information about other upcoming meditation events, please visit our meditation events page.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Bedtime Stories
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wind down from a long day and add a quiet story, read by Library Staff on Facebook Live to your bedtime routine. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Online Program: Comic Creators Club : Prerecorded Activity
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Comic Creators Club is a place for kids to learn about comics, how they are made and make their own. 

Visit the library's Facebook page for this prerecorded video meeting of Comic Creators.
CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  4017816116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Thursday November 12, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Kids' Gallery
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Create art to be displayed in a gallery collection at the William Hall Library! Participants in this club will be given a kit full of art supplies to create a weekly masterpiece. Visit the library's Facebook page on Thursdays at 4:00 PM to watch a live video in which Miss Elise will reveal the theme of the week and provide inspiration for your own artwork. If you want to submit your art for display, drop it off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

The link to register for this club will be available here September 21st.

CONTACT:  Elise  401-781-2450  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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Online Program: Cool Manga Kids @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cool Manga Kids Club is a place for teens to talk about manga & anime, to play trivia and to get to know others who share their interests.

Teens attending the Zoom chats will be asked, but not required to keep their video and microphones turned on to ask questions and interact with each other. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs. This program is recommended for teens in grades 6-12.

Please register to receive the Zoom link for this program. Please note registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Cranston Public Library Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Friday November 13, 2020
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Online Program: Kids and Calm
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kids and Calm is a weekly program for families with children in grades K-5 to learn about yoga, meditation. and mindfulness. Children can engage by joining weekly Zoom chats with Youth Services Librarian Tayla, by picking up a Kids and Calm Kit, and by sharing their coloring pages and other crafts at the Oak Lawn Branch. During these Zoom meeting families will be lead through a short yoga sequence, learn how fold origami, and be taken through a gudied meditation.  

Families attending the Zoom chats are encourage to turn their video on so that the librarian can see there yoga poses and wonderful origami. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs.

If you want to submit the crafts from the Kids and Calm Kit for display, drop them off at the library during open hours. This club is intended for children in Grades K-5, registration is required to recieve a kit.

Click here to register for this club and submit a request for your Kids and Calm Kit. Registation begins September 21st.

CONTACT:  Tayla Cardillo  4019421787301  tcardillo@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday November 14, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin for this fun and enlightening presentation for all ages based on his book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History.  

This interactive presentation will include short animation videos, cartoon trivia, and a discussion of the author’s ranking criteria. He will also speak about the impact of cartoons on American pop culture. 

For more information, please visit the event web page.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required by using the button below or contact the library for assistance. You must be at least 18 to register. Please register only once per household. Zoom details will be emailed the day before the event.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary
LOCATION: Online
There are 97 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM : Virtual Dance Party
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Get ready to dance! Miss Martha invites families to join her on Zoom for a music & movement storytime party! This interactive program will include children's music, singing songs, reading books and dancing of course! 

Families attending the Zoom chats will be asked, but not required to keep their video and microphones turned on so we can all see and interact with each other. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs. 

Please register to receive the Zoom link for this program. Please note registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Bedtime Stories
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wind down from a long day and add a quiet story, read by Library Staff on Facebook Live to your bedtime routine. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
Saturday November 21, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Teen Bring Your Own Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 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 9-12. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 18 spaces available.
Monday November 23, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: RIMSBA Lounge
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit the virtual RIMSBA lounge to hear about titles on the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award list and chat with other book enthusiasts! Participants earn an hour of community service for stopping by, and have the option to book talk a RIMSBA book during the meeting. This program is intended for teens in grades 6-8

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday November 24, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Hidden in the Stacks Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Can two Nigerian sisters—one a smart, efficient nurse; the other a beautiful, vivacious killer—maintain their close relationship when yet another boyfriend is murdered? Join us for a discussion to find out if blood really is thicker than justice. 

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register by clicking the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom meeting details will be sent out the day before the event.

Are you planning to join us for the December meeting? We will be sharing titles we've read this year that we loved that were not book group picks. Start thinking about titles now and read more information here on our website.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Bedtime Stories
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wind down from a long day and add a quiet story, read by Library Staff on Facebook Live to your bedtime routine. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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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 Alyssa Taft at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday December 1, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Meditation: Connecting Body, Mind, and Spirit
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medical research has uncovered amazing facts about meditation and the body-mind-spirit connection. Join Arvind Naik, long-time meditator, to examine how meditation can be used to speed healing and minimize the effects of stress. Learn the tools needed to make meditation part of daily life. The program will include a meditation sitting and a question-and-answer discussion period.  

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click the button below to register or contact the library for assistance. Zoom meeting details will be emailed the day before the session.

Arvind Naik is an Electronics Engineer and works as a Data Architect and Business Professional in Information Technology. He has been giving lectures and workshops on the topic of meditation, specializing in the life-changing benefits of incorporating the practice into daily routines with a focus on physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Arvind regularly speaks at local community centers, corporate and scientific events, and to members of law enforcement. He lives in Minnesota and is married with two teenage sons. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Bedtime Stories
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wind down from a long day and add a quiet story, read by Library Staff on Facebook Live to your bedtime routine. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A Fire Story by Brian FiesThis month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss A Fire Story by Brian Fies. Early on the morning of Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, killing 44 and destroying 6,200 homes. One of those homes belonged to author and illustrator Brian Fies and his family. In the days that followed, Fies hastily pulled together a firsthand account of his experience in a twenty-page online comic, entitled A Fire Story. Less than a year after the fire, Brian Fies expanded his webcomic into a full-length graphic novel, including environmental insight and the stories of others affected by the disaster.

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday December 7, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Teen Team
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Teen Team meets the first Monday of the month through May (except for Monday holidays, when we meet the 2nd Monday) at 4:00 to help plan teen programs and services, contribute thoughts about the teen collection, and discuss issues that Cranston teens are passionate about. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Register to receive the Zoom meeting invitation.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 32 spaces available.
Tuesday December 8, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM - Bedtime Stories
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wind down from a long day and add a quiet story, read by Library Staff on Facebook Live to your bedtime routine. 

CONTACT:  Edna Hutchins  401-943-9080 x4  kids@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: So You Want to Start a Small Business
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you have a business idea but are not sure where to start? During this virtual presentation, the RI Department of State will take you through its Business Basics, a resource designed to help you understand important legal and regulatory considerations when starting your new business. From business planning to protecting your brand, we want to help you succeed. We will also explore the Business Assistant application which creates a personalized road map to help get you started.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom meeting details will be emailed the day before the event.

Kristen Cordeiro serves as Deputy Director of Business Services under Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and works with business owners to help them navigate the sometimes complex business environment in Rhode Island. Kristen strives to make starting your business as accessible and transparent as possible, and loves to connect people with the resources they need. Her motto is, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help!”

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.
Thursday December 10, 2020
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Online Program: Cool Manga Kids @ Auburn
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cool Manga Kids Club is a place for teens to talk about manga & anime, to play trivia and to get to know others who share their interests.

Teens attending the Zoom chats will be asked, but not required to keep their video and microphones turned on to ask questions and interact with each other. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs. This program is recommended for teens in grades 6-12.

Please register to receive the Zoom link for this program. Please note registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Cranston Public Library Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Saturday December 12, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: The Ultimate Presentation for Red Sox Nation
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with author Martin Gitlin of The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. See videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events, and moments in franchise history. Play trivia and learn about Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond

For more information, please visit the event web page.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required by using the button below or contact the library for assistance. You must be at least 18 to register. Please register only once per household. Zoom details will be emailed the day before the event.

 
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary
LOCATION: Online
There are 98 spaces available.
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM : Virtual Dance Party
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Get ready to dance! Miss Martha invites families to join her on Zoom for a music & movement storytime party! This interactive program will include children's music, singing songs, reading books and dancing of course! 

Families attending the Zoom chats will be asked, but not required to keep their video and microphones turned on so we can all see and interact with each other. Click here for more information about using Zoom to attend library programs. 

Please register to receive the Zoom link for this program. Please note registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday December 15, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Hidden in the Stacks Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

There is no assigned book for December. Instead, please join us for our annual Book Share and tell us about a title you read this year that you loved.

More details are available here.

Please register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. Zoom details will be emailed the day before the meeting.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 27 spaces available.
Tuesday December 22, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday December 29, 2020
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
 
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NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library
12:00 PM

Down Time podcast album artCheck out Down Time with Cranston Public Library, our weekly podcast where staff from the Cranston Public Library share what they've been reading, what they've been watching, and what they've been loving. New episodes every Tuesday at noon. You can find Down Time wherever you get your podcasts, or visit anchor.fm/down-time-cpl for the latest episode. Listen in and geek out with us!

CONTACT:      downtime@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Tuesday January 5, 2021
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ONLINE PROGRAM: Cozy Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Get a blanket and some hot cocoa - it's time for cozy storytime! We will read books, sing songs and have fun while snuggled up and warm together, virtually! Visit the library's Facebook page to watch this virtual storytime with Martha. It streams live from the Auburn Branch of the CPL every Tuesday morning for 8 weeks. 

CONTACT:  Martha Boksenbaum  401-781-6116  mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday January 6, 2021
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday February 3, 2021
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday March 3, 2021
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday April 7, 2021
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday May 5, 2021
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
Wednesday June 2, 2021
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ONLINE: Graphic Novel Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

Books will be available to pick up at the Central Library circulation desk. This book group discussion will be held via Google Meetings; link to the discussion will be emailed the day before meeting. Questions? Email Dave at davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online

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