401-943-9080


CPL Programs and Events

Wednesday August 4, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wet-n-Wild @ Central
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.
 
 
CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
There are 10 spaces available.
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.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wet-n-Wild @ Central
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.
 
 
CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401-943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space
There are 18 spaces available.
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.
 
 
CONTACT:
  Gail Stokes
  401.943.9080 x4
   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library Outdoor Space

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Outdoor Sidewalk Playdate @ Auburn

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
LOCATION: Auburn Branch

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

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Animal Tales and Crafts @ Knightsville

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  knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Knightsville Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

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
   knightsville@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Knightsville Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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12:30 PM
Grab and Go Lunches @ Knightsville

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

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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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OUTDOOR PROGRAM: Teen Free Book Picnic @Central

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. 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
There are 9 spaces available.

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. 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

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
ONLINE PROGRAM: Creepy Climbing Crawlies

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

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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Graphic Novel Book Group @ Central & Online

Strange Fruit by Joel Christian Gill

This month the Graphic Novel Book Group will read and discuss Strange Fruit Vol. 1 by Joel Christian Gill. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.

This meetup will be available as an in-person event at the Central Library and as a virtual event. A link will be sent out the day before the program, and you are welcome to join however you prefer! 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.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Strange Fruit by Joel Christian Gill

This month the Graphic Novel Book Group will read and discuss Strange Fruit Vol. 1 by Joel Christian Gill. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history.

This meetup will be available as an in-person event at the Central Library and as a virtual event. A link will be sent out the day before the program, and you are welcome to join however you prefer! 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.

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Thursday August 5, 2021
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10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Outdoor Storytime Session I @ Hall

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
There are 21 spaces available.

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

There are 21 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Outdoor Storytime Session II @ Hall

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
There are 25 spaces available.

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

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Monster Obstacle Course @ Hall

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

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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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
BUSY
 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
ONLINE PROGRAM: Teen Crafternoon

Have a lovely craft-ernoon coloring, drawing, crafting, or making whatever it is you like. Request a Teen Crafternoon kit to pick up at any Cranston branch which is full of craft supplies and ideas of what to make. Join Martha on Zoom for a chill meeting of crafters to listen to music and talk about what you're working on.

Request Teen Crafternoon kits here.

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

Have a lovely craft-ernoon coloring, drawing, crafting, or making whatever it is you like. Request a Teen Crafternoon kit to pick up at any Cranston branch which is full of craft supplies and ideas of what to make. Join Martha on Zoom for a chill meeting of crafters to listen to music and talk about what you're working on.

Request Teen Crafternoon kits here.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online


Friday August 6, 2021
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10:30 AM
Big Blue Ocean Storytime @ Oaklawn

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
There are 3 spaces available.

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

There are 3 spaces available.

Saturday August 7, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Maker Morning: Blackout Poetry @ Central

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 homePlease note: If you are signing up to attend this Maker Morning session, you do not need to reserve a Take and Make kit; we will reserve one for you from your Maker Morning registration.

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 5 spaces available.

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 homePlease note: If you are signing up to attend this Maker Morning session, you do not need to reserve a Take and Make kit; we will reserve one for you from your Maker Morning registration.

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 5 spaces available.

Tuesday August 10, 2021
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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

Do you want to design a garden, or rework an older one? Harold Caparn (1864-1945), a President and Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, wrote 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 67 spaces available.

Do you want to design a garden, or rework an older one? Harold Caparn (1864-1945), a President and Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, wrote 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 67 spaces available.

Wednesday August 11, 2021
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workforce Wednesdays @ Central

Join Sean Holley, Cranston Director of Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston, every second Wednesday of each month in the C-Lab.

Job seekers and employers will be able to engage and connect directly with individuals and resources to help navigate to a successful workforce development outcome.

Opportunities. Connections. Communication. Empowering. Resources. Workforce Development Done The Right Way! 

This initiative is in partnership with Cranston Public Library.

CONTACT: Sean W. Holley  Sholley@providenceri.gov
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Join Sean Holley, Cranston Director of Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston, every second Wednesday of each month in the C-Lab.

Job seekers and employers will be able to engage and connect directly with individuals and resources to help navigate to a successful workforce development outcome.

Opportunities. Connections. Communication. Empowering. Resources. Workforce Development Done The Right Way! 

This initiative is in partnership with Cranston Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Sean W. Holley
  
   Sholley@providenceri.gov

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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


Join us this time to discuss The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson.

This is the story of the cholera outbreak in London in 1854 and how a young doctor by the name of John Snow used data and scientific method to determine the cause and refute the old methods of epidemiology.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. 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 7 spaces available.


Join us this time to discuss The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson.

This is the story of the cholera outbreak in London in 1854 and how a young doctor by the name of John Snow used data and scientific method to determine the cause and refute the old methods of epidemiology.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. 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 7 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(ONLINE PROGRAM) Rebels Without a Cinema - Movie Discussion Group

Join the Cranston Public Library's movie discussion group: Rebels Without a Cinema! Watch the movie on Kanopy with your Cranston library card or borrow the DVD. Then get together with fellow movie lovers to discuss on Zoom.

We will be discussing The African Queen. 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  kboden@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join the Cranston Public Library's movie discussion group: Rebels Without a Cinema! Watch the movie on Kanopy with your Cranston library card or borrow the DVD. Then get together with fellow movie lovers to discuss on Zoom.

We will be discussing The African Queen. 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
   kboden@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday August 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Basics: Part 1 @ Central

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. In Part 1, we cover how to use the computer mouse and keyboard.

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 asssistance. In-person classes are capped at 9 participants to maintain social distancing.

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

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. In Part 1, we cover how to use the computer mouse and keyboard.

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 asssistance. In-person classes are capped at 9 participants to maintain social distancing.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Saturday August 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central

Learn about basic spreadsheets, charts, and formulas in 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.

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

Learn about basic spreadsheets, charts, and formulas in 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.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab


Monday August 16, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Program: Fantastic Book Club

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

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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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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


The Only Woman in the Room
by Marie Benedict

World famous Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr was as brainy as she was beautiful. In this fictionalized account of her life story, read about her escape from Nazi persecution and her significant contributions to science. This title replaces a previously-announced August Hidden in the Stacks selection.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. 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 3 spaces available.


The Only Woman in the Room
by Marie Benedict

World famous Hollywood legend Hedy Lamarr was as brainy as she was beautiful. In this fictionalized account of her life story, read about her escape from Nazi persecution and her significant contributions to science. This title replaces a previously-announced August Hidden in the Stacks selection.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. 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 3 spaces available.

Thursday August 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Basics: Part 2 @ Central

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. In Part 2, we cover how to navigate the internet and use Google.

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.

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

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. In Part 2, we cover how to navigate the internet and use Google.

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.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Saturday August 21, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ONLINE PROGRAM: Lise Meitner - A Physics Love Story

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 89 spaces available.

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 89 spaces available.

Tuesday August 24, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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 August 25, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Ready Storytime @ Auburn

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

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

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
(ONLINE PROGRAM) Rebels Without a Cinema - Movie Discussion Group

Join the Cranston Public Library's movie discussion group: Rebels Without a Cinema! Watch the movie on Kanopy with your Cranston library card or borrow the DVD. Then get together with fellow movie lovers to discuss on Zoom.

We will be discussing The Farewell. 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  kboden@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join the Cranston Public Library's movie discussion group: Rebels Without a Cinema! Watch the movie on Kanopy with your Cranston library card or borrow the DVD. Then get together with fellow movie lovers to discuss on Zoom.

We will be discussing The Farewell. 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
   kboden@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ONLINE PROGRAM: YA for Adults Book Group

YA for Adults Book Group is 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! We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.  For this month, please join us for a virtual discussion of Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. Registration is required. Please email Alyssa, teen librarian, at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org to register and recieve the meeting link.

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 x112  ataft@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online

YA for Adults Book Group is 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! We meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.  For this month, please join us for a virtual discussion of Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. Registration is required. Please email Alyssa, teen librarian, at ataft@cranstonlibrary.org to register and recieve the meeting link.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x112
   ataft@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online

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

Persuasion an annotated edition by Jane Austen book coverThis month we're discussing Persuasion by Jane Austen.

"At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortunenor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities."

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. Selections vary between non-fiction, fiction, classics and newly published works.

CONTACT: Robin Nyzio  781-2450 x201  rnyzio@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room

Persuasion an annotated edition by Jane Austen book coverThis month we're discussing Persuasion by Jane Austen.

"At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortunenor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities."

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. Selections vary between non-fiction, fiction, classics and newly published works.

CONTACT:
  Robin Nyzio
  781.2450 x201
   rnyzio@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Program Room


Thursday August 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Computer Basics: Part 3 @ Central

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. In Part 3, we cover how to save and organize files on your computer.

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.

CONTACT: Adult Services Department  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
There is 1 space available.

Computer Basics is a three week course for beginners. In Part 3, we cover how to save and organize files on your computer.

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.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

There is 1 space available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT: Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  401.781.2450 x 204
   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Saturday August 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Intermediate Microsoft Excel @ Central

Continue your learning of Excel as we cover conditional formatting, tables, filters, and pivot tables.

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.

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

Continue your learning of Excel as we cover conditional formatting, tables, filters, and pivot tables.

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.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services Department
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab


Tuesday August 31, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open Tech Time @ Central

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT: Adult Services - Katherine  401-943-9080 x3  central@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 PM and receive help with:

  • learning how to use your computer, smartphone, tablet, or even older phone
  • writing a basic resume or applying for jobs online
  • using our Media Preservation Station to convert VHS tapes, cassettes, and vinyl to digital

No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. We do our best to help everyone. If we don't know the answer to your question, we will point you in the right direction. Laptops are available for use.

CONTACT:
  Adult Services - Katherine
  401.943.9080 x3
   central@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

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

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

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 September 1, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Ready Storytime @ Auburn

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

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

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Graphic Novel Book Group @ Central & Online

Nimona by Noelle StevensonThis month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are out to prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

This meetup will be available as an in-person event at the Central Library and as a virtual event. A link will be sent out the day before the program, and you are welcome to join however you prefer! 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.

CONTACT: Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Nimona by Noelle StevensonThis month the Graphic Novel Book Club will read and discuss Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are out to prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

This meetup will be available as an in-person event at the Central Library and as a virtual event. A link will be sent out the day before the program, and you are welcome to join however you prefer! 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.

CONTACT:
  Dave B.
  401.943.9080 x111
   davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

There are 11 spaces available.

Thursday September 2, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT: Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  401.781.2450 x 204
   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

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

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

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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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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

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

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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ONLINE PROGRAM: Heart Healthy Cooking, Part 1

September is an exciting time of the year when it comes to heart healthy cooking. We can experience the last of summer’s bounty and the beginning of the festive flavors of fall. Join us for this two-part “cook-along” celebration for fresh ideas on how to make easy and delicious heart healthy dishes using seasonal ingredients that are good for you and your budget. Please click here to read more about this series.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. 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 program.

 

CONTACT: Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 8 spaces available.

September is an exciting time of the year when it comes to heart healthy cooking. We can experience the last of summer’s bounty and the beginning of the festive flavors of fall. Join us for this two-part “cook-along” celebration for fresh ideas on how to make easy and delicious heart healthy dishes using seasonal ingredients that are good for you and your budget. Please click here to read more about this series.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. 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 program.

 

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
   zach@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday September 8, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Ready Storytime @ Auburn

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

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

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workforce Wednesdays @ Central

Join Sean Holley, Cranston Director of Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston, every second Wednesday of each month in the C-Lab.

Job seekers and employers will be able to engage and connect directly with individuals and resources to help navigate to a successful workforce development outcome.

Opportunities. Connections. Communication. Empowering. Resources. Workforce Development Done The Right Way! 

This initiative is in partnership with Cranston Public Library.

CONTACT: Sean W. Holley  Sholley@providenceri.gov
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Join Sean Holley, Cranston Director of Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston, every second Wednesday of each month in the C-Lab.

Job seekers and employers will be able to engage and connect directly with individuals and resources to help navigate to a successful workforce development outcome.

Opportunities. Connections. Communication. Empowering. Resources. Workforce Development Done The Right Way! 

This initiative is in partnership with Cranston Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Sean W. Holley
  
   Sholley@providenceri.gov

LOCATION: Central Library C Lab

Thursday September 9, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT: Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  401.781.2450 x 204
   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

Monday September 13, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI Registration
LOCATION: William Hall Auditorium
 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Program: Fantastic Book Club

Kids in 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 September we'll discuss The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Children's Desk after August 16.

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

CONTACT: Edna Hutchins  4019439080 x4  edna@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online

Kids in 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 September we'll discuss The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Children's Desk after August 16.

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

CONTACT:
  Edna Hutchins
  4019439080 x4
   edna@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Team @ Central

Teen Team meets the first and third Mondays of the month through May (except for Monday holidays, where we will meet the second and third Mondays) at 4:00pm. Members help plan library programs, raise funds for the library, and discuss community issues. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Please contact Alyssa Taft, teen librarian, for more information at teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 ext112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Teen Team meets the first and third Mondays of the month through May (except for Monday holidays, where we will meet the second and third Mondays) at 4:00pm. Members help plan library programs, raise funds for the library, and discuss community issues. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Please contact Alyssa Taft, teen librarian, for more information at teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 ext112
   teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

 
Tuesday September 14, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI Registration
LOCATION: William Hall Auditorium
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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

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

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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting @ Central
LOCATION: Central Library C Lab
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cranston Arts Commission Art Show Reception @ Central
CONTACT: Danielle Izzi
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
CONTACT:
  Danielle Izzi
  
  

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ONLINE PROGRAM: Heart Healthy Cooking, Part 2

In the second class of the series, we will explore heart healthy soups that will warm your heart for the upcoming chill of autumn. Using classic fall heart healthy ingredients, we will create a delicious soup that will come together with ease and be sure to satisfy. Please click here to read more about this series.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. 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 program.

 

CONTACT: Zach Berger  401-943-9081 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 9 spaces available.

In the second class of the series, we will explore heart healthy soups that will warm your heart for the upcoming chill of autumn. Using classic fall heart healthy ingredients, we will create a delicious soup that will come together with ease and be sure to satisfy. Please click here to read more about this series.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. 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 program.

 

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9081 x3
   zach@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday September 15, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Ready Storytime @ Auburn

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

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

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Midweek Medley Book Group

The September title for the Midweek Medley Book Group will be announced in mid-August. Please check back here then or click here to visit the CPL Book Groups web page for an update. You can also click here to sign up for the monthly Book Groups e-newsletter which will include title and registration information.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. Register by clicking 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 13 spaces available.

The September title for the Midweek Medley Book Group will be announced in mid-August. Please check back here then or click here to visit the CPL Book Groups web page for an update. You can also click here to sign up for the monthly Book Groups e-newsletter which will include title and registration information.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. Register by clicking 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 13 spaces available.

Thursday September 16, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT: Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  401.781.2450 x 204
   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

Monday September 20, 2021
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6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Boys Scouts Northwest District
CONTACT: Ed Garcia  401-943-9080  edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room
CONTACT:
  Ed Garcia
  401.943.9080
   edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday September 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI ESL Classes
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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

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

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 September 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI ESL Classes
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Ready Storytime @ Auburn

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

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

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Thursday September 23, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT: Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  401.781.2450 x 204
   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

Saturday September 25, 2021
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Service Saturday @ Central

Service Saturday is our monthly drop in opportunity for teens in grades 6-12 to earn community service. Stop by for a little while or stay the full three hour block. There will be an activity for teens to do that benefits the library or community. Please contact Alyssa Taft, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org if you have any questions.

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

Service Saturday is our monthly drop in opportunity for teens in grades 6-12 to earn community service. Stop by for a little while or stay the full three hour block. There will be an activity for teens to do that benefits the library or community. Please contact Alyssa Taft, teen librarian, at teens@cranstonlibrary.org if you have any questions.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 x112
   teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central Children's Program Room

Monday September 27, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Modern Mystery Book Group

The September title for the Modern Mystery Book Group will be announced in mid-August. Please check back here then or click here to visit the CPL Book Groups web page for an update. You can also click here to sign up for the monthly Book Groups e-newsletter which will include title and registration information.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. Register by clicking the button below or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT: Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room
There are 13 spaces available.

The September title for the Modern Mystery Book Group will be announced in mid-August. Please check back here then or click here to visit the CPL Book Groups web page for an update. You can also click here to sign up for the monthly Book Groups e-newsletter which will include title and registration information.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Space is limited. Register by clicking the button below or contact the library for assistance.

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
   zach@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

There are 13 spaces available.

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI ESL Classes
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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

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

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 September 29, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI ESL Classes
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Ready Storytime @ Auburn

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

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

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

Thursday September 30, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT: Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  401.781.2450 x 204
   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

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

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

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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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Team @ Central

Teen Team meets the first and third Mondays of the month through May (except for Monday holidays, where we will meet the second and third Mondays) at 4:00pm. Members help plan library programs, raise funds for the library, and discuss community issues. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Please contact Alyssa Taft, teen librarian, for more information at teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT: Alyssa Taft  401-943-9080 ext112  teens@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Teen Team meets the first and third Mondays of the month through May (except for Monday holidays, where we will meet the second and third Mondays) at 4:00pm. Members help plan library programs, raise funds for the library, and discuss community issues. Members receive one hour of community service for each meeting attended. Please contact Alyssa Taft, teen librarian, for more information at teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

CONTACT:
  Alyssa Taft
  401.943.9080 ext112
   teens@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: James T. Giles Community Room

Tuesday October 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI ESL Classes
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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

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

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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday Tuneup: Meditation for Health & Wellness

Meditation is advocated by many healthcare practitioners as a means to enhance wellness and reduce stress. A daily meditation routine helps to smooth out the rough patches and allow for a new perspective that is positive and life-affirming. Join us online to learn tips and techniques for an effective meditation practice. Click here to read more about this event.

Free and open to the public. No previous meditation experience necessary. Registration is required. Register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. The Zoom link will be emailed shortly before the event starts. Click here to read more about this event.

CONTACT: Zach Berger  401-943-9080 x3  zach@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 29 spaces available.

Meditation is advocated by many healthcare practitioners as a means to enhance wellness and reduce stress. A daily meditation routine helps to smooth out the rough patches and allow for a new perspective that is positive and life-affirming. Join us online to learn tips and techniques for an effective meditation practice. Click here to read more about this event.

Free and open to the public. No previous meditation experience necessary. Registration is required. Register using the button below or contact the library for assistance. The Zoom link will be emailed shortly before the event starts. Click here to read more about this event.

CONTACT:
  Zach Berger
  401.943.9080 x3
   zach@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 29 spaces available.

Wednesday October 6, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI ESL Classes
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Getting Ready Storytime @ Auburn

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

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

From morning to bedtime we will read stories and sing songs about getting ready in this preschool program for kids ages 0-5 in Auburn's new outdoor space.

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Graphic Novel Book Group @ Central & Online

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

This meetup will be available as an in-person event at the Central Library and as a virtual event. A link will be sent out the day before the program, and you are welcome to join however you prefer! 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.

CONTACT: Dave B.  401-943-9080 x111  davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

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

This meetup will be available as an in-person event at the Central Library and as a virtual event. A link will be sent out the day before the program, and you are welcome to join however you prefer! 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.

CONTACT:
  Dave B.
  401.943.9080 x111
   davebartos@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Central James T. Giles Community Room

Thursday October 7, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime @ Hall

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT: Elise Petrarca  401-781-2450 x 204  epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

This outdoor program, intended for children ages 0-5 to attend with a caretaker, will consist of rhymes, stories, songs, and fun activities to welcome the coming of fall! Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required, space is limited. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

CONTACT:
  Elise Petrarca
  401.781.2450 x 204
   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: William Hall Library Outdoor Space

Tuesday October 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
FRUIT SALAD @ Central

 

At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll be picking berries and counting apples in the apple tree. ​ Fruit Salad will run for eight weeks starting August 24 and ending October 12. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10 AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM.   Register to guarantee your shaker, scarf, and rhythm sticks.

 

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CONTACT: Gail Stokes  401 943-9080 x4  gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org

 

At this outdoor storytime for ages 0-5, we'll be picking berries and counting apples in the apple tree. ​ Fruit Salad will run for eight weeks starting August 24 and ending October 12. Two sessions will be available. The first will start at 10 AM. The second will start at 10:30 AM.   Register to guarantee your shaker, scarf, and rhythm sticks.

 

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RIFLI ESL Classes
LOCATION: William Hall Program Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Head to Toe Storytime @ Auburn

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

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

Take storytime from Head to Toe in this music & movement program for preschoolers ages 0-5. We will sing, dance and read outdoors in Auburn's new outdoor space. 

Programs are designed so participants can practice social distancing; masks are encouraged. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled; registered participants will recieve an email in the event of a cancellation. 

Please note: While their is some seating available, participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit upon if possible and to use umbrellas, hats, or sunscreen for sun protection.

 

CONTACT:
  Martha Boksenbaum
  401.781.6116
   mboksenbaum@cranstonlibrary.org

LOCATION: Auburn Branch

 
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12:00 PM
NEW EPISODE: Down Time with Cranston Public Library

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

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

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

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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
From Hell to Paradise: Celebrating 700 Years of Dante Alighieri @Central

The year 2021 is very special for Italians and those who love Italian culture, as it marks the 700th anniversary of the death of the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri. This multimedia presentation provides a brief history of Dante and includes a discussion of his literary works, with a focus on his famous allegorical poem The Divine Comedy.

This lecture is intended for a general audience and is presented by Dr. Alfred R. Crudale of the Italian department at the University of Rhode Island. Click here to read more about this event.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. 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