Events

Sunday, February 26
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn and play the latest table-top strategy games. Join game whiz John McCarthy and a crew of gaming amateurs and aces for a fun afternoon of focused play.   Strategy games require concentration, quiet, and time. Take the time to... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Sunday, February 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Enjoy a brass concert featuring six centuries of western songwriting by the Renaissance V Brass Quintet.   Hear Renaissance tunes, 19th century marches, modern songs by Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, and The Beatles, and more—with... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Sunday, February 26
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join filmmaker Craig Dudnick and Rhode Island State Senator Jeanine Calkin for a showing of the documentary film Alice’s Ordinary People.   In the 1960s when Mayor Richard J. Daley’s... Read More
Capacity: 16/50
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, February 27
9:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Event Location: Idea Studio
Monday, February 27
9:45am - 10:15am
  For children ages 20 - 36 months and a caregiver. At this storytime toddlers transition into a program with a little more structure than the Babies and Books class.  Enjoy songs, fingerplays and rhymes, a few stories, and an activity or... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, February 27
10:00am - 11:30am
The Monday Morning Book Group will discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. This discussion was postponed from February 13.
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Monday, February 27
10:45am - 11:15am
For children under 2 and a caregiver.   At this storytime we sing songs, fingerplays and rhymes, share a story, and learn some simple sign language. Play and socialization time in the storytime room follows.  No registration required, just drop in!  
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, February 27
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Spend quality time knitting and crocheting in the company of other knitters and crocheters. Bring your latest project to the Stitchers Get-Together for camaraderie, inspiration, and tips. All knitters and crocheters are welcome, whether you’re an... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, February 28
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 20 - 36 months and a caregiver. At this storytime toddlers transition into a program with a little more structure than the Babies and Books class.  Enjoy songs, fingerplays and rhymes, a few stories, and an activity or project... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Tuesday, February 28
10:30am - 11:30am
Imagine a place where everyone can be themselves; where you can discover new skills and make new friends; where you can create crafts to share with others.   Come grab a seat and supplies and make a seasonal craft.   This event is designed for... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, February 28
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics Boot Camp Part 2 Make Up class. 
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, February 28
10:45am - 11:15am
For children under 2 and a caregiver.   At this storytime we sing songs, fingerplays and rhymes, share a story, and learn some simple sign language. Play and socialization time in the storytime room follows.  No registration required, just drop in!  
Event Location: Children's Library
Tuesday, February 28
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Everyone has a story, and writing your story is a great way to learn about yourself. Take a break from the distractions of daily life to uncover memories you may have forgotten. Find inspiration in others’ experiences, and enjoy the connection of... Read More
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Wednesday, March 01
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 3 -5 and a caregiver. At this storytime preschoolers enjoy songs, fingerplays and movement.  Stories are a little longer, and there's a craft at the end to support the theme.  No registration required, just drop in!... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday, March 01
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics Boot Camp, Part 1 is a four-week course that will take beginners from the first steps of using a computer to successfully searching for information and communicating online.   Wednesday, March 1 Explore the parts of a computer. Learn... Read More
Capacity: 12/20
Event Location: Idea Studio
Wednesday, March 01
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ask and explore “what’s next?” in your life at a two-hour Life Reimagined Checkup.   Life Reimagined Checkups help adults identify what they’ve achieved in their lives and to think about what they can accomplish next.   Learn how to... Read More
Capacity: 19/30
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Wednesday, March 01
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sharpen your chess skills while enjoying the camaraderie of other players at our weekly Chess for Everyone gathering.   Beginners can learn from a skilled chess master, and seasoned players can improve their game by challenging... Read More
Event Location: Glass Room
Wednesday, March 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Improve your Spanish by talking with others who are working on their Spanish, too. Join Spanish-speaker Bill Herreid for one-on-one conversations in Spanish on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.   Talk to adults who are... Read More
Event Location: Glass Room
Thursday, March 02
10:30am - 11:00am
  For children ages 3 -5. At this storytime preschoolers enjoy songs, fingerplays, movement, and stories that are a little longer.  They go in the storytime room by themselves, with their caregiver waiting for them in the Children's Library.  It... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday, March 02
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Harry Truman called Joseph Stalin's bluff in Berlin in 1948; his decision and the civilian airmen who were called back to serve will be our topic as we discuss Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June, 1948... Read More
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Thursday, March 02
3:30pm - 4:30pm
New readers need a lot of practice to become proficient.  Kids can get some extra practice reading to a sweet, furry, friend!  Daloula is a certified therapy dog, and a great listener.  Sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read to Daloula in the... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday, March 02
7:00pm - 10:00pm
You know the stories, and you know the songs. Now see them again on the big screen!   Join librarian Jen Eibel for four fantastic movie musicals that won the Academy Awards’ Best Picture Oscar® on Thursdays at 7 p.m... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Thursday, March 02
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn and play the latest table-top games. Join game enthusiasts Jay Palm and John McCarthy and a crew of gaming amateurs and aces for a fun night of play.   Build railways, a fleet of warships, or an empire. Cure... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Monday, March 06
9:45am - 10:15am
  For children ages 20 - 36 months and a caregiver. At this storytime toddlers transition into a program with a little more structure than the Babies and Books class.  Enjoy songs, fingerplays and rhymes, a few stories, and an activity or... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, March 06
10:45am - 11:15am
For children under 2 and a caregiver.   At this storytime we sing songs, fingerplays and rhymes, share a story, and learn some simple sign language. Play and socialization time in the storytime room follows.  No registration required, just drop in!  
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, March 06
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Spend quality time knitting and crocheting in the company of other knitters and crocheters. Bring your latest project to the Stitchers Get-Together for camaraderie, inspiration, and tips. All knitters and crocheters are welcome, whether you’re an... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, March 07
9:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, March 07
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 20 - 36 months and a caregiver. At this storytime toddlers transition into a program with a little more structure than the Babies and Books class.  Enjoy songs, fingerplays and rhymes, a few stories, and an activity or project... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Tuesday, March 07
10:00am - 11:30am
The Tuesday Morning Book Group will be discussing The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. 
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, March 07
10:45am - 11:15am
For children under 2 and a caregiver.   At this storytime we sing songs, fingerplays and rhymes, share a story, and learn some simple sign language. Play and socialization time in the storytime room follows.  No registration required, just drop in!  
Event Location: Children's Library
Tuesday, March 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Take a musical and narrative journey to the cherished Emerald Isle.   Hear jolly tales and touching Irish tunes on Celtic harp, tin whistle, fiddle, and guitar and see traditional hard shoe Irish dance in a St. Patrick’s Day tribute... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, March 07
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Part 1 Tuesday, March 7 Discover how to create budgets, tables, and spreadsheets. Practice moving cells and entering data. Learn how to organize your information.   Part 2 Tuesday, March 14 Learn about functions and formulas. Explore the toolbar.... Read More
Capacity: 20/20
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, March 07
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet up and geek out with us every month as we talk about our favorites fandoms.
Capacity: 0/15
Event Location: Teenspace
Wednesday, March 08
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 3 -5 and a caregiver. At this storytime preschoolers enjoy songs, fingerplays and movement.  Stories are a little longer, and there's a craft at the end to support the theme.  No registration required, just drop in!... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday, March 08
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Basics Boot Camp, Part 2 is a four-week course that will take beginners who have completed our first Computer Basics Boot Camp.   Wednesday, March 8th Learn how to create, name, and delete the files on your computer.  Practice saving and... Read More
Capacity: 15/20
Event Location: Idea Studio
Wednesday, March 08
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Grades 7-12 Celebrate St. Patty's Day early with a YUMMY shake.  Supplies are limited so please sign up below.   
Capacity: 0/12
Event Location: Teenspace
Wednesday, March 08
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Communities across the world face big problems, and putting together the facts about those challenges is the first step in finding solutions.   Come to Seeking Solutions to Big Problems: A Fact-Based Discussion Group to look for... Read More
Capacity: 1/16
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Wednesday, March 08
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sharpen your chess skills while enjoying the camaraderie of other players at our weekly Chess for Everyone gathering.   Beginners can learn from a skilled chess master, and seasoned players can improve their game by challenging... Read More
Event Location: Glass Room
Thursday, March 09
10:30am - 11:00am
  For children ages 3 -5. At this storytime preschoolers enjoy songs, fingerplays, movement, and stories that are a little longer.  They go in the storytime room by themselves, with their caregiver waiting for them in the Children's Library.  It... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday, March 09
7:00pm - 9:00pm
You know the stories, and you know the songs. Now see them again on the big screen!   Join librarian Jen Eibel for four fantastic movie musicals that won the Academy Awards’ Best Picture Oscar® on Thursdays at 7 p.m... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Saturday, March 11
9:00am - 12:00pm
This event is open to RARI members interested in setting up a simple webpage for their Reflexology businesses.  At this workshop, you will learn to create a simple user-friendly website for your Reflexology business.    Sign up is to be done at... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Sunday, March 12
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn and play the latest table-top strategy games. Join game whiz John McCarthy and a crew of gaming amateurs and aces for a fun afternoon of focused play.   Strategy games require concentration, quiet, and time. Take the time to... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Monday, March 13
9:45am - 10:15am
  For children ages 20 - 36 months and a caregiver. At this storytime toddlers transition into a program with a little more structure than the Babies and Books class.  Enjoy songs, fingerplays and rhymes, a few stories, and an activity or... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, March 13
10:00am - 11:30am
The Monday Morning Book Group will be discussing Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. 
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Monday, March 13
10:45am - 11:15am
For children under 2 and a caregiver.   At this storytime we sing songs, fingerplays and rhymes, share a story, and learn some simple sign language. Play and socialization time in the storytime room follows.  No registration required, just drop in!  
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, March 13
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Spend these cold winter nights in the month of March reading mysteries featuring sleuths who love to cook, bake, cater, or otherwise dish up delicious treats -- all while becoming embroiled in a mystery they must solve. Most of these culinary... Read More
Capacity: 0/Unlimited
Event Location: Idea Studio
Monday, March 13
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Spend quality time knitting and crocheting in the company of other knitters and crocheters. Bring your latest project to the Stitchers Get-Together for camaraderie, inspiration, and tips. All knitters and crocheters are welcome, whether you’re... Read More
Event Location: Glass Room
Monday, March 13
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Monday Evening Book Group will be discussing I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. 
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Tuesday, March 14
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 20 - 36 months and a caregiver. At this storytime toddlers transition into a program with a little more structure than the Babies and Books class.  Enjoy songs, fingerplays and rhymes, a few stories, and an activity or project... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Tuesday, March 14
10:45am - 11:15am
For children under 2 and a caregiver.   At this storytime we sing songs, fingerplays and rhymes, share a story, and learn some simple sign language. Play and socialization time in the storytime room follows.  No registration required, just drop in!  
Event Location: Children's Library

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