Events

Thursday, January 19
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, January 19
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
Friday, January 20
9:45am - 10:15am
Yoga Sprouts is yoga for kids with Miss Ellen.  It's a half hour of simple poses and songs designed for you and your child.  Dress comfortable to be on the floor with your little one!  Mats are not needed.  Please register below.
Capacity: 14/14
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Friday, January 20
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Yoga Sprouts is yoga for kids with Miss Ellen.  It's a half hour of fun movements and songs perfect for big kids.  Dress comfortable to be on the floor, mats are not needed, but bring it along if you have one.  Please register below.
Capacity: 8/20
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday, January 21
10:00am - 2:00pm
Grab your scrapbook gear, and head over to the Scrapbooking Rally.   Work on your latest project in the company of other scrapbookers. Find encouragement, ideas, and new friends. If you’re interested in making scrapbooks, you can... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Saturday, January 21
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood director Ernst Lubitsch could take any tale and transform it into a stylish, witty, and refined romantic comedy. See five superlative examples of Lubitsch’s one-of-a-kind touch on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m.   On January... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Saturday, January 21
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Come build with Legos!  For Kids ages 6 and up.  Drop in anytime to create something awesome with our Legos; completed creations will go on display in the collection case.  You don't need to bring anything but your imagination.
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, January 23
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, January 23
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, January 23
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, January 24
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, January 24
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, January 24
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
Wednesday, January 25
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, January 25
3:45pm - 4:45pm
For kids ages 6-9.  Listen to a great story, then cook up an afterschool snack related to the book.  This month, it's all chocolate!  Register below.
Capacity: 16/16
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday, January 25
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Grades 7-12   Tired of that boring white mug for your hot chocolate?  Then add some flair to your chocolate-drinking by making your own Sharpie mug.    Drop by Teenspace.  Drink some hot chocolate.  Then pick out a mug, grab some... Read More
Capacity: 8/10
Event Location: Teenspace
Wednesday, January 25
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, January 26
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, January 26
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Social & Economic Justice Book Group will be discussing The Fire Next Time * by James Baldwin.  *This title replaces Bone Black by bell hooks (updated: 1/5/17)
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Saturday, January 28
10:00am - 4:00pm
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of the Rooster!  Come in anytime between 10am - 4pm to enjoy a selection of Chinese New Year tales, and to make a lantern craft.  Supplies and stories will be on the crafting counter.
Event Location: Children's Library
Saturday, January 28
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hollywood director Ernst Lubitsch could take any tale and transform it into a stylish, witty, and refined romantic comedy. See five superlative examples of Lubitsch’s one-of-a-kind touch on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m.   Today,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Sunday, January 29
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, January 29
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Enjoy a concert of New Orleans Jazz by the Banjo Bob All-Stars Dixieland Band.   Also known as Dixieland and Traditional Jazz, New Orleans Jazz is happy and joyful music. Hear an authentic acoustic performance by six of New England’... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, January 30
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, January 30
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, January 30
3:30pm - 5:05pm
Join us as we watch Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life  Is the movie better than the book?  Or vice versa?  Snacks provided.   Summary:  Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school's obsession with the... Read More
Capacity: 3/20
Event Location: Teenspace
Monday, January 30
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, January 31
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, January 31
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
Wednesday, February 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, February 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, February 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, February 02
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics Boot Camp, Part 2 is a four-week course that will take beginners who have completed our first Computer Basics Boot Camp.   Thursday, February 2 Learn how to create, name, and delete the files on your computer.  Practice saving and... Read More
Capacity: 0/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
Thursday, February 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, February 02
2:00pm - 3:00pm
T. H. Breen's book, American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People, will be the topic of our discussion this month.
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Thursday, February 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, February 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
Saturday, February 04
2:00pm - 3:45pm
Hollywood director Ernst Lubitsch could take any tale and transform it into a stylish, witty, and refined romantic comedy. See five superlative examples of Lubitsch’s one-of-a-kind touch on Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m.   Today,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, February 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, February 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, February 06
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Have you read the Maximum Ride series or graphic novels?  Come see if the movie is anything like them.  Snacks provided.   Description:  Six teenagers enabled with the power of flight through experimentation lead a chase against similarly... Read More
Capacity: 0/20
Event Location: Teenspace
Monday, February 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... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, February 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, February 07
10:00am - 11:00am
The Tuesday Morning Book Group will be discussing To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. **The group will be meeting in TeenSpace this month **
Event Location: Glass Room
Tuesday, February 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, February 07
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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.   Tuesday, February 7 Explore the parts of a computer.... Read More
Capacity: 1/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, February 07
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet up and geek out with us every month as we share our favorite fandoms. This month it's all about the l-o-v-e. Come and share your favorite pop-culture pairings.
Capacity: 0/15
Event Location: Teenspace
Tuesday, February 07
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Part 1 Tuesday, February 7 Discover how to create budgets, tables, and spreadsheets. Practice moving cells and entering data. Learn how to organize your information.   Part 2 Tuesday, February 14 Learn about functions and formulas. Explore the... Read More
Capacity: 2/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
Wednesday, February 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, February 08
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Discover the history of shellfishing in the Ocean State at a talk by Sarah Schumann, author of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History.   Explore the decline of Rhode Island’s shellfish in the 1800s, the... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room

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