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Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a half-hour storytime for children age 3 - 5. Each week we will read stories centered around a theme with a craft at the end. This program will meet on the main floor of the library in the children's picture book alcove. Registration is recommended.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Game Night @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for casual game nights at the William Hall Library! The theme will alternate between board games and ping-pong on an every-other-week schedule. Participants are welcome to bring their own board games, though chess, checkers, and Scrabble will be provided. The September schedule will run as follows:

September 12th - Board Games on the main level of the library, Septemeber 19th - Ping-Pong in the Program Room, September 26th - Board games on the main level of the library.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Storytime @ Knightsville Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Gianlorenzo   401-942-2504   ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to a family-friendly storytime with fun readalouds, flannel boards, and crafts.  Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Knightsville Branch
Tuesday September 27, 2016 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Explore-A-Story Lab @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A tactile story time for children two and three years old and their favorite adult. Shared hand-on activities will be introduced by stories and rhymes. Children and adults are encouraged to explore and experiment creatively. Registration is required for this six-week program.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Voter Registration Day @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Have you moved recently? Perhaps you just turned 18? Have questions about your voter registration? Stop by the Cranston Public Library's Central Library on Tuesday, Sept 27 and celebrate #VoterRegistrationDay by making sure you're ready to vote this November! Registration forms will be available for completion, and we'll even help you explore RI's new Online Registration Portal as well as the new voting equipment.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Early Readers Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary
   

Grades K- 2. Come explore the world of Early Readers.  Each child is given a copy of an ER, Early Reader which we read together as a group.  As their confidence grows, some will take turns reading aloud.  Activities occur throughout that encourage acquisition of sight words, development of reading skills and love of sharing books with others.



 

 
lib_book_cook 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Talespinners @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Kids in Grades 1 - 5, come listen to stories and enjoy a snack with your friends. Each week we'll explore a different theme. Registration is required. Please inform us of any food allergies.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
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Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Babies @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Play time starts at 10:00 am, but little ones from birth through age 2½ with their adult caregiver may drop in any time between 10:00 and noon to socialize and play. Toys, board books, puzzles, and musical instruments are components of this program. At 11:00 am a librarian will lead a brief story time consisting of rhymes, songs, and a short story. Registration is not required.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-8 are invited to come to the library and play Minecraft with friends in the same world! Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reading in the Hall @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Stay tuned for this month's selection. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Introduction to Google Drive @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Learn how to use this cloud service to save your files online.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Move with Me @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Life Insurance Financial Seminar @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kendra   401-793-1522   kcarano02@ft.newyorklife.com
   

A representative from New York Life Insurance will be on hand to discuss life and insurance and its uses. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cranston Herald Ward Candidates' Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Cranston Herald and Cranston Public Library will sponsor a pair of upcoming public forums featuring candidates for local offices in November’s election. The first event, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, will feature candidates for ward seats on the City Council and School Committee. The format will include statements from the candidates and questions from a Herald panel – including editor Daniel Kittredge and reporter Pam Schiff – as well as members of the public.

Members of the public may submit questions in advance via email at dank@rhodybeat.com. Questions may also be submitted prior to the start of each forum for consideration.The panelists will review submissions and select questions to be asked during the forum, by either the person making the submission or a panel member. The forums will focus on a range of issues, including the economy, education, development, infrastructure, and city services. Candidates will also be asked about their records and platforms. Organizers ask that those in attendance remain respectful and refrain from interrupting the proceedings. While demonstrations of support for candidates are welcome, it is also asked that campaign signs or similar materials that might cause visual impediment or distraction to others on hand remain put away while the programs are in progress.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
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Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1,2,3, Play with me @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Windows 10 Demo @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for an overview of Windows 10 and see how it differs from previous Windows versions. 

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Saturday Stitching @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stef   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Knitters can drop in any time to work on projects, including a service project for community service hours. Beginner knitters can come in for lessons starting at 2:30pm. Interested participants can call 942-1787 for more information.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a half-hour storytime for children age 3 - 5. Each week we will read stories centered around a theme with a craft at the end. This program will meet on the main floor of the library in the children's picture book alcove. Registration is recommended.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Team @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Teens in grades 6 through 12 earn community service hours for attending Teen Team Meetings. The Teen Team acts as an advisory board for planning teen programs and selecting new teen materials. Pizza and a cool drinks are served at meetings. New members are welcome.

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Movie Mondays @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Drop in and enjoy popcorn and teens' choice recent movies. For grades 6 to 12.

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Storytime @ Knightsville Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Gianlorenzo   401-942-2504   ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to a family-friendly storytime with fun readalouds, flannel boards, and crafts.  Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Knightsville Branch
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Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Explore-A-Story Lab @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A tactile story time for children two and three years old and their favorite adult. Shared hand-on activities will be introduced by stories and rhymes. Children and adults are encouraged to explore and experiment creatively. Registration is required for this six-week program.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Early Readers Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary
   

Grades K- 2. Come explore the world of Early Readers.  Each child is given a copy of an ER, Early Reader which we read together as a group.  As their confidence grows, some will take turns reading aloud.  Activities occur throughout that encourage acquisition of sight words, development of reading skills and love of sharing books with others.



 

 
lib_book_cook 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Talespinners @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Kids in Grades 1 - 5, come listen to stories and enjoy a snack with your friends. Each week we'll explore a different theme. Registration is required. Please inform us of any food allergies.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Babies @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Play time starts at 10:00 am, but little ones from birth through age 2½ with their adult caregiver may drop in any time between 10:00 and noon to socialize and play. Toys, board books, puzzles, and musical instruments are components of this program. At 11:00 am a librarian will lead a brief story time consisting of rhymes, songs, and a short story. Registration is not required.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-8 are invited to come to the library and play Minecraft with friends in the same world! Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Write Rhode Island Teen Writing Workshops @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Published Writers will give a series of three workshops for teens in grades 8-12 who want to write their own story as part of a statewide competition that offers awards and publication. Teens submit their work through Submittable and winners are selected by blind jury. Please register for this event by calling 943-9080 x121 or email: teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. This month's craft is a kitchen witch that will give your space a festive look this autumn! This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
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Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part One @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part One covers how to use the computer mouse and keyboard.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Move with Me @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM 2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

United Way of Rhode Island provides support to the 90,000 households in Rhode Island struggling to meet basic needs. From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Learn more about UWRI at the Central Library today, when we receive a visit from the 2-1-1 Outreach RV. Stop by the parking lot anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to learn more about these vital support programs. 

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cranston Herald Citywide Candidates' and Mayoral Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Cranston Herald and Cranston Public Library will sponsor a pair of upcoming public forums featuring candidates for local offices in November’s election. The format will include statements from the candidates and questions from a Herald panel – including editor Daniel Kittredge and reporter Pam Schiff – as well as members of the public.  From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., citywide council candidates will provide opening statements and answer questions from both panelists and members of the public.

Starting at 7 p.m., the two candidates for mayor – incumbent Republican Allan Fung and Democratic challenger Michael Sepe – will appear. They will provide statements and answer questions from the panel and the public. 
 
Members of the public may submit questions in advance via email at dank@rhodybeat.com. Questions may also be submitted prior to the start of each forum for consideration.
The panelists will review submissions and select questions to be asked during the forum, by either the person making the submission or a panel member.
The forums will focus on a range of issues, including the economy, education, development, infrastructure, and city services. Candidates will also be asked about their records and platforms.
Organizers ask that those in attendance remain respectful and refrain from interrupting the proceedings.
While demonstrations of support for candidates are welcome, it is also asked that campaign signs or similar materials that might cause visual impediment or distraction to others on hand remain put away while the programs are in progress.
    Location: Central Meeting Room
Friday October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required. 

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM CUT PAPER STOP MOTION ANIMATION @ AUBURN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

  Create short stop-motion animation films by experimenting with cut paper, magazines, objects and drawing.  Grades 4th - 8th

Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Passport Day @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Garcia     
   

Are you planning an international trip? Perhaps you simply want to keep your travel documents up-to-date? You're in luck! The Cranston Public Library's annual Passport Day will be taking place in the Central Library Meeting Room on Saturday, October 8 from 2-5 PM. Passport agents will be at the library during those hours to process applications for individuals and families, and answer any questions about the passport application process.  They will also be able to take passport photos for a fee of $10.

Applicants need to bring proof of U.S. citizenship, a valid photo ID (for adults), and a personal check or money order. The Department of State’s website also offers complete information about the passport application process at www.travel.state.gov.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
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Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
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All CPL locations will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 10

    Location: All Locations
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Explore-A-Story Lab @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A tactile story time for children two and three years old and their favorite adult. Shared hand-on activities will be introduced by stories and rhymes. Children and adults are encouraged to explore and experiment creatively. Registration is required for this six-week program.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
med_caduceus 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Health Insurance Literacy @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you struggle to understand your health insurance? Have you ever been billed for something you thought was a covered benefit? You are not alone. Join us for this informal, interactive program. Dr. James Weintrub is a retired Rhode Island surgeon who will explain your health insurance in a way that you can understand. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: Central Seminar Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Early Readers Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary
   

Grades K- 2. Come explore the world of Early Readers.  Each child is given a copy of an ER, Early Reader which we read together as a group.  As their confidence grows, some will take turns reading aloud.  Activities occur throughout that encourage acquisition of sight words, development of reading skills and love of sharing books with others.



 

 
lib_book_cook 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Talespinners @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Kids in Grades 1 - 5, come listen to stories and enjoy a snack with your friends. Each week we'll explore a different theme. Registration is required. Please inform us of any food allergies.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Babies @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Play time starts at 10:00 am, but little ones from birth through age 2½ with their adult caregiver may drop in any time between 10:00 and noon to socialize and play. Toys, board books, puzzles, and musical instruments are components of this program. At 11:00 am a librarian will lead a brief story time consisting of rhymes, songs, and a short story. Registration is not required.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Kids in grades 3-8 are invited to come to the library and play Minecraft with friends in the same world! Participants play on library laptops and do not need their own accounts or devices. Beginners welcome! Registration is required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
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misc_trophy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM RICBA Book Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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Each month, we'll discuss 4 of this year's Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees and in February we'll cast our votes for the 2017 winner! Children in Grades 3 - 6 can read one or more book for each session so they're ready for a lively discussion. Our October  topic is Animals: Real and Imagined and the titles are Ellie's Story by W. Bruce Cameron, How to Swallow a Pig by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb, and Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins. Copies of the books will be available at the Central children's desk the week of September 19.

Registration is required.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Write Rhode Island Teen Writing Workshops @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Published Writers will give a series of three workshops for teens in grades 8-12 who want to write their own story as part of a statewide competition that offers awards and publication. Teens submit their work through Submittable and winners are selected by blind jury. Please register for this event by calling 943-9080 x121 or email: teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Cranston Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Garcia   401-943-9080   edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org
    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part Two @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part Two covers how to navigate the computer desktop, files, and programs.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Move with Me @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

This active half-hour music and movement program encourages children ages 0-5 to dance, sing, and learn hand motions to favorite childhood songs.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for six weeks of weekly Minecraft sessions! Play with friends or go off on your own adventure! This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 and up, registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required. 

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Smartphone/Tablet Drop-In Help @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Stop by anytime during this session and get your questions answered about your smartphone or tablet.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Raina Smith book signing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Garcia     
   

Cranston author Raina C. Smith has released Divine Providence, the sequel to her thriller novel, The 13th Apostle. Divine Providence, is the second installment of her trilogy novel series, and questions the inherent nature of mankind and the forces of good and evil at work within the human soul.

“Divine Providence is a powerful continuation of the first novel, The 13th Apostle,” Smith said. “It took me four-and-a-half years to complete the manuscript, all a labor of love. Readers who were riveted by the first book, will find the sequel even more intense, intriguing and a bit more frightening, and will be left with a breathtaking cliffhanger.” 

Smith will talk about the writing of her novel, read a chapter from her new book, and answer questions from the audience. Following, there will be a meet and greet and Smith will sign copies of her book for readers. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Printing Workshop @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Kids in Grades 3 to 6, join us for a 3D Printing lesson, learn the basics of how a 3D Printer works and try your hand designing an object using Tinkercad software! Registration is required, space is limited.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Game Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you play Minecraft, Roblox or on-line video games?  Show your skills and maybe learn something new! This event is open to those in grades 6 to 12. Please register for this event.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Sunday October 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Basic Internet Security @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Cyber Security Awareness month by learning the basics of staying safe while using the internet. Today, we welcome the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit to teach us all about avoiding common scams, securing online accounts, and browsing the internet safely. 

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Countdown to Kindergarten @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a half-hour storytime for children age 3 - 5. Each week we will read stories centered around a theme with a craft at the end. This program will meet on the main floor of the library in the children's picture book alcove. Registration is recommended.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MaryJo   401-785-9001   maryjo.hines@gmail.com
   

All are invited to join volunteer seamstresses who sew for charitable causes. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Storytime @ Knightsville Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Gianlorenzo   401-942-2504   ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to a family-friendly storytime with fun readalouds, flannel boards, and crafts.  Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Knightsville Branch
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Kim Bouchard - meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kim Bouchard   837-0949   
    Location: Central Seminar Room
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Early Readers Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary
   

Grades K- 2. Come explore the world of Early Readers.  Each child is given a copy of an ER, Early Reader which we read together as a group.  As their confidence grows, some will take turns reading aloud.  Activities occur throughout that encourage acquisition of sight words, development of reading skills and love of sharing books with others.



 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion Group @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: M. Berry   401-943-9080 x 6   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a discussion of "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. Inventive, surprising, touching; all words used to describe this story that circles around the filming of "Cleopatra".

    Location: Central Meeting Room
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Babies @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Play time starts at 10:00 am, but little ones from birth through age 2½ with their adult caregiver may drop in any time between 10:00 and noon to socialize and play. Toys, board books, puzzles, and musical instruments are components of this program. At 11:00 am a librarian will lead a brief story time consisting of rhymes, songs, and a short story. Registration is not required.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM For Book Worms Only @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

For Book Worms Only @ Auburn*

Third Wednesday of the month, 4-5 PM, starting Sept 21

Grades 4-5

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and would like to join a group afterschool once a month.  On Sept 21, we will discuss Maybe a Fox.  Copies of the book will be available at the Auburn children’s desk the week of Aug 22.

Registration is required.

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Write Rhode Island Teen Writing Workshops @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Published Writers will give a series of three workshops for teens in grades 8-12 who want to write their own story as part of a statewide competition that offers awards and publication. Teens submit their work through Submittable and winners are selected by blind jury. Please register for this event by calling 943-9080 x121 or email: teens@cranstonlibrary.org.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion Group @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: M. Berry   401-943-9080 x 6   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a discussion of "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. Inventive, surprising, touching; all words used to describe this story that circles around the filming of "Cleopatra".

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part Three @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part Three covers how to navigate the Internet and use Google's search engine.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM United Health Care Seminar @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gina   401-308-3116   gina.mosunic@uhc.com
   

A representative from United Health will be on hand to discuss Medicare and Medicaid plans. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
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lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Group @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: M. Berry   401-943-9080 x 6   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a discussion of "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. Inventive, surprising, touching; all words used to describe this story that circles around the filming of "Cleopatra".

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for six weeks of weekly Minecraft sessions! Play with friends or go off on your own adventure! This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 and up, registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required. 

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM CUT PAPER STOP MOTION ANIMATION @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

  Create short stop-motion animation films by experimenting with cut paper, magazines, objects and drawing on the 7th and 21st of October at 4:00 pm. 

Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 3D Print Costume Details @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Participants in grades 3-8 will learn how to design cool additions to costumes for comic conventions, holidays, or imaginative play. Each participant will have the opportunity to design an object using Tinkercad 3D printing software on library laptops. Printed objects can be picked up the following week.

Registration is required and begins on September 20th.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
 
anim_spiderweb 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Spider Drop-in @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Make them silly, spooky or scary. Your choose! We'll provide the materials for you to paint and glue your own creative magnets. Saturday, October 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. No registration required, just drop in. All ages welcome.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM History is Alive! A Haunted History Tour @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

See and hear evidence from our two investigations with Ocean State Paranormal, listen to personal accounts, and learn more about our library through the pages of time, from its beginnings as a schoolhouse to a neighborhood library. Enjoy stories and refreshments! All ages are welcome. Suggested $5.00 donation to the Cranston Public Library Association to help support programming at the Oak Lawn library. Please reserve a space, as room is limited. To reserve a space on the tour, please contact us at 942-1787 beginning October 4th.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
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Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Storytime @ Knightsville Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Gianlorenzo   401-942-2504   ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to a family-friendly storytime with fun readalouds, flannel boards, and crafts.  Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Knightsville Branch
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Early Readers Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary
   

Grades K- 2. Come explore the world of Early Readers.  Each child is given a copy of an ER, Early Reader which we read together as a group.  As their confidence grows, some will take turns reading aloud.  Activities occur throughout that encourage acquisition of sight words, development of reading skills and love of sharing books with others.



 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gory Make-Up Tutorial Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Learn how to transform yourself into a decomposing zombie or monstrous creature at this hour-long library make-up tutorial. Guaranteed to prompt screams of fright or howls of admiration! This program is open to kids in Grades 5 and up, registration is recommended. Please be aware that liquid latex will be used.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Babies @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services Department   401-943-9080 x4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Play time starts at 10:00 am, but little ones from birth through age 2½ with their adult caregiver may drop in any time between 10:00 and noon to socialize and play. Toys, board books, puzzles, and musical instruments are components of this program. At 11:00 am a librarian will lead a brief story time consisting of rhymes, songs, and a short story. Registration is not required.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Talking to Your Family About Internet Safety @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchiescranstonlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Back to School season by learning tips and tricks for talking to your kids about staying safe online. We welcome representatives from the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit to teach us the latest.

    Location: Central Meeting Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reading in the Hall @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Stay tuned for this month's selection. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part Four @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part Four covers email and internet safety. To sign up for an email, you will need to bring a cell phone that can receive text messages.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for six weeks of weekly Minecraft sessions! Play with friends or go off on your own adventure! This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 and up, registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required. 

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
Sunday October 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
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holiday_pumpkin 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Book or Treat! @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   401-943-9080   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Trick or treat at the library! Drop by the Children's area from 3-7pm in your costume and receive a piece of candy or choose a free book!

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Storytime @ Knightsville Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Gianlorenzo   401-942-2504   ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to a family-friendly storytime with fun readalouds, flannel boards, and crafts.  Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Knightsville Branch
Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Early Readers Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary
   

Grades K- 2. Come explore the world of Early Readers.  Each child is given a copy of an ER, Early Reader which we read together as a group.  As their confidence grows, some will take turns reading aloud.  Activities occur throughout that encourage acquisition of sight words, development of reading skills and love of sharing books with others.



 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Photo Editing Basics @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Learn how to use free photo editing websites to edit and store your photos.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM 2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

United Way of Rhode Island provides support to the 90,000 households in Rhode Island struggling to meet basic needs. From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Learn more about UWRI at the Central Library today, when we receive a visit from the 2-1-1 Outreach RV. Stop by the parking lot anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to learn more about these vital support programs. 

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
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misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for six weeks of weekly Minecraft sessions! Play with friends or go off on your own adventure! This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 and up, registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required. 

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Saturday Stitching @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stef   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Knitters can drop in any time to work on projects, including a service project for community service hours. Beginner knitters can come in for lessons starting at 2:30pm. Interested participants can call 942-1787 for more information.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:15 AM  -  5:00 PM Teen Team @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Teens in grades 6 through 12 may earn community service hours for attending Teen Team Meetings. The Teen Team acts as an advisory board for planning teen programs and selecting new teen materials. Pizza and cool drinks are served at meetings. New members are welcome.

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Movie Mondays @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Archetto   401-943-9080 x121   teens@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Drop in and enjoy popcorn and teens' choice recent movies. For grades 6-12.

    Location: Central Library
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misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Storytime @ Knightsville Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Gianlorenzo   401-942-2504   ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to a family-friendly storytime with fun readalouds, flannel boards, and crafts.  Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Knightsville Branch
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Early Readers Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary
   

Grades K- 2. Come explore the world of Early Readers.  Each child is given a copy of an ER, Early Reader which we read together as a group.  As their confidence grows, some will take turns reading aloud.  Activities occur throughout that encourage acquisition of sight words, development of reading skills and love of sharing books with others.



 

Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

 
misc_trophy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM RICBA Book Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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Each month, we'll discuss 4 of this year's Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees and in February we'll cast our votes for the 2017 winner! Children in Grades 3 - 6 can read one or more book for each session so they're ready for a lively discussion. Copies of the November books will be available at the Central children's desk the week of October 17.  Registration is required.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Cranston Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Garcia   401-943-9080   edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org
    Location: William Hall Library
Thursday November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Learn how to create a professional looking slide presentation with this versatile program. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for six weeks of weekly Minecraft sessions! Play with friends or go off on your own adventure! This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 and up, registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
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Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All CPL locations will be closed on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11

    Location: All Locations
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required. 

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday November 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Microsoft Excel @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An introduction to spreadsheets, charts, and formulas. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
Sunday November 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday November 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 3D Print Gifts @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-8

Learn how to design earrings, keychains, and other artistic gifts using Tinkercad 3D printing software on library laptops. Each participant will have the opportunity to showcase their work online and print at least one object that they design. Objects that take more than 20 minutes to print can be picked up the following week.

Registration is required.

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MaryJo   401-785-9001   maryjo.hines@gmail.com
   

All are invited to join volunteer seamstresses who sew for charitable causes. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Evening Storytime @ Knightsville Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Gianlorenzo   401-942-2504   ngianlorenzo@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Preschool and early elementary age children are invited to a family-friendly storytime with fun readalouds, flannel boards, and crafts.  Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.

    Location: Knightsville Branch
Tuesday November 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 3D Print Gifts @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-8

Learn how to design earrings, keychains, and other artistic gifts using Tinkercad 3D printing software on library laptops. Each participant will have the opportunity to showcase their work online and print at least one object that they design. Objects that take more than 20 minutes to print can be picked up the following week.

Registration is required.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 3D Print Gifts @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Grades 3-8

Learn how to design earrings, keychains, and other artistic gifts using Tinkercad 3D printing software on library laptops. Each participant will have the opportunity to showcase their work online and print at least one object that they design. Objects that take more than 20 minutes to print can be picked up the following week.

Registration is required.

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM For Book Worms Only @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

For Book Worms Only @ Auburn*

Third Wednesday of the month, 4-5 PM, starting Sept 21

Grades 4-5

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and would like to join a group afterschool once a month.  On Sept 21, we will discuss Maybe a Fox.  Copies of the book will be available at the Auburn children’s desk the week of Aug 22.

Registration is required.

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reading in the Hall @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Stay tuned for this month's selection. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Microsoft Word @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of creating and formatting a document. Basics computer skills are necessary for this class.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM BlueCHiP for Medicare Informational Seminar @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: BlueCHiP For Medicare Concierge Team   401-277-2958   
   

Anyone with questions about a BlueCHiP for Medicare plan is welcome to attend this informational presentation for members. Representatives will answer questions, help members evaluate options, and discuss plan benefits and features.  Call 1-800-505-BLUE (2583) to reserve your seat.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Minecraft Club @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for six weeks of weekly Minecraft sessions! Play with friends or go off on your own adventure! This program is intended for kids in Grades 3 and up, registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
Friday November 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required. 

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday November 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
Sunday November 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday November 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM RI Housing Presentation for Hardest Hit Fund @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rhode Island Housing Staff   401-277-1500   
   

Rhode Island Housing is hosting an informational program on Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island. Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) is a U.S. Treasury-funded effort to assist Rhode Island homeowners hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Rhode Island Housing was chosen to help administer the HHFRI program, which is designed to complement existing federal and lender programs. The program is available to eligible homeowners with a documented hardship.  This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Tuesday November 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
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misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All CPL locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24

    Location: All Locations
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
Friday November 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Saturday November 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Smartphone/Tablet Drop-In Help @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Stop by anytime during this session and get your questions answered about your smartphone or tablet.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
Sunday November 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
Tuesday November 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 1,2,3, Read With Me @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A thirty-minute storytime which combines music and movement with reading and a craft for a fun first library experience.

 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
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Wednesday November 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_kidsreading 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Storytime for 3s and 4s @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

A forty-five minute early literacy program that emphasizes a love of books and reading through carefully selected stories, conversation, and responsive activities.

Thursday December 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM What Technology Should I Buy? @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Buying a computer, mobile device, or eReader for the holidays? Not sure where to start? Stop by and learn about the different types of technology available and find out the best device for your needs. No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM 2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

United Way of Rhode Island provides support to the 90,000 households in Rhode Island struggling to meet basic needs. From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Learn more about UWRI at the Central Library today, when we receive a visit from the 2-1-1 Outreach RV. Stop by the parking lot anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to learn more about these vital support programs. 

    Location: Central Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Friday December 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Friday Snacktivity: Candy Cane Mouse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Drop by Oak Lawn to make a candy cane mouse! Open to all ages and while supplies last.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Saturday Stitching @ Oak Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stef   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Knitters can drop in any time to work on projects, including a service project for community service hours. Beginner knitters can come in for lessons starting at 2:30pm. Interested participants can call 942-1787 for more information.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fall Concert Series: Renaissance V Brass Quintet @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us for a holiday concert with the Renaissance V Brass Quintet as part of the William Hall Library Fall Concert Series. The group, which consists of two trumpets, trombone, tuba and French horn performs music that spans hundreds of years. Members Al Testa, Bob Izzo, Colin Kane, James Suchodolski, Gerry Heroux, Nicole Denton and Tyler Barboza are professional music educators who live in Rhode Island. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
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Sunday December 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part One @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part One covers how to use the computer mouse and keyboard.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Friday December 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
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misc_none 10:30 AM Friday Snacktivity: Candy Cane Reindeer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Drop by Oak Lawn to make a candy cane reindeer! Open to all ages and while supplies last.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Smartphone/Tablet Drop-In Help @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Stop by anytime during this session and get your questions answered about your smartphone or tablet.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
Sunday December 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Sew Seeds of Love @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MaryJo   401-785-9001   maryjo.hines@gmail.com
   

All are invited to join volunteer seamstresses who sew for charitable causes. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_trophy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM RICBA Book Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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Each month, we'll discuss 4 of this year's Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees and in February we'll cast our votes for the 2017 winner! Children in Grades 3 - 6 can read one or more book for each session so they're ready for a lively discussion. Copies of the December books will be available at the Central children's desk the week of November 14.  Registration is required.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Cranston Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ed Garcia   401-943-9080   edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org
    Location: Central Meeting Room
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Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part Two @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part Two covers how to navigate the computer desktop, files, and programs.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM Friday Snacktivity: Marshmallow Treat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefanie   401-942-1787   oaklawn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Drop by Oak Lawn to make a fun and festive marshmallow treat! Open to all ages and while supplies last.

    Location: Oak Lawn Branch
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Citizenship Classes @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) offers preparation classes for adults who want to become United States citizens.  $25 annual registration fee (waived for those on state assistance).

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fall Concert Series: Classical Guitar with Jon Wiening @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

All are invited to join us for an afternoon concert with classical guitarist Jon Wiening. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Sunday December 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Hours @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Central Library will be open from 1-5 PM this Sunday. 

    Location: Central Library
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knit and Crochet Crafters @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen McGrath   401-781-6116   auburn@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Do you like to knit or crochet?  Do you need some help with a project that has you stumped?  Knitters and crocheters of all levels of experience are invited to join our knit and crochet circle led by experienced knitter Barbara Baedeker.  Work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

    Location: Auburn Branch
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM For Book Worms Only @ Auburn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gail Stokes   401-781-6116   gstokes@cranstonlibrary.org
   

For Book Worms Only @ Auburn*

Third Wednesday of the month, 4-5 PM, starting Sept 21

Grades 4-5

A book club for fourth and fifth graders who love to read and would like to join a group afterschool once a month.  On Sept 21, we will discuss Maybe a Fox.  Copies of the book will be available at the Auburn children’s desk the week of Aug 22.

Registration is required.

 

Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part Three @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part Three covers how to navigate the Internet and use Google's search engine.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Friday December 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
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All CPL locations will be closed on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24

    Location: All Locations
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
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All CPL locations will be closed on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25

    Location: All Locations
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Community Tai Chi @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
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Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English as a Second Language @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nancy Fritz   401-455-8041   nfritz@provlib.org
   

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

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reading in the Hall @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adrienne Gallo   401-781-2450   hall@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Stay tuned for this month's selection. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Computer Basics: Part Four @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   central@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Computer Basics is a four week course for beginners. Part Four covers email and internet safety. To sign up for an email, you will need to bring a cell phone that can receive text messages.

No registration required.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 1, 2, 3, Play with Me! @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elise   401-781-2450   epetrarca@cranstonlibrary.org
   

An hour-long story and playtime for children age 3 and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys, rhymes, songs, and (of course) a story! No registration is required.

    Location: William Hall Library
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Open Tech Time @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learning Lounge @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katherine   401-943-9080 x3   c-lab@cranstonlibrary.org
   

The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians. Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers. Receive assistance with improving your math English, and writing skills, studying for the GED, finding a job, or learning computer basics. The service is free and no appointments or reservations needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.

    Location: Central Library C Lab
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM 2-1-1 Outreach RV @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

United Way of Rhode Island provides support to the 90,000 households in Rhode Island struggling to meet basic needs. From programs and resources, to education and the 2-1-1 hotline, United Way brings solutions to those in crisis. Learn more about UWRI at the Central Library today, when we receive a visit from the 2-1-1 Outreach RV. Stop by the parking lot anytime between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM to learn more about these vital support programs. 

    Location: Central Library
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_trophy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM RICBA Book Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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Each month, we'll discuss 4 of this year's Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees and in February we'll cast our votes for the 2017 winner! Children in Grades 3 - 6 can read one or more book for each session so they're ready for a lively discussion. Copies of the January books will be available at the Central children's desk the week of December 19.  Registration is required.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_trophy 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM RICBA Book Club @ Central Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services staff   401-943-9080 ext. 4   kids@cranstonlibrary.org
   

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Each month, we'll discuss 4 of this year's Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees. This month we'll cast our votes for the 2017 winner after our discussion of the final 4 books! Children must have read at least 3 titlesfrom the list of 20 to vote. Copies of the February books will be available at the Central children's desk the week of January 17.  Registration is required.

    Location: Central Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
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Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM DIY Wednesdays @ Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Katy Dorchies   401-943-9080 x105   katydorchies@cranstonlibrary.org
   

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an evening of crafting for adults. Stay tuned for this month's craft. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: William Hall Library
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