The Central Library and Apponaug, Conimicut, and Norwood branch libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Events

A Croissant and a Cup of Coffee
Tuesday, January 22
10:00am - 11:30am
Find out about new books while enjoying pastries and coffee.   Breakfast with Books: Winter Event reviews the best books of the past year and gives a sneak peek at upcoming titles. Plus, enjoy readings from some of our favorite... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Toddler boy
Tuesday, January 22
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 2 - 3 years 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 to... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
baby playing with blocks
Tuesday, January 22
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
Next Chapter Book Club logo
Tuesday, January 22
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The mission of Next Chapter Book Club is to provide meaningful opportunities for lifelong-learning, social connections and authentic community inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through weekly or bi-weekly... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Reader and Maggie the beagle
Tuesday, January 22
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Maggie is a certified therapy dog who will be coming with her owner, Rennie on Tuesdays to listen to YOU read.  New readers need a lot of practice to become proficient, Maggie is a patient, non-judgmental listener.  Sign up for a 15 minute time... Read More
Event Location: Children's Library
Creative Writing Club
Tuesday, January 22
4:30pm - 5:30pm
For kids in grades 5-8.  Join Madison, a junior at The Prout School, for a 4 week Creative Writing Workshop.  Over the 4 weeks, kids will learn strategies to help generate and organize their ideas, and work with writing prompts.  Madison has... Read More
Capacity: 12/20
Event Location: Children's Program Room
preschooler
Wednesday, January 23
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
cocoa and cram
Wednesday, January 23
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Exams got you down?  Then come to Teenspace for a place to study, work on papers, and have some snacks.  We'll have hot chocolate and light refreshments to help keep your energy up while you prepare for your mid-... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace
play dough circuit
Wednesday, January 23
4:00pm - 5:00pm
 For kids in grades 2-5.  Investigate the wonders of electricity by experimenting with circuits.  With the MobileQuest team as their guide, kids will create low-voltage paper circuits, play dough circuits, and create an LED animal... Read More
Capacity: 18/18
Event Location: Idea Studio
Maison and His Father
Wednesday, January 23
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join filmmaker and RISD faculty member Denali Tiller for a showing of the documentary movie Tre Maison Dasan (2018).   See an intimate portrait of three Rhode Island boys growing up with a parent behind... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Congressional Award Medals
Wednesday, January 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Presented by the U.S. Congress, The Congressional Award challenges Americans ages 13½ - 24 to set and achieve goals that promote citizenship and build character.   Join Melissa Robb to learn how to earn bronze,... Read More
Capacity: 8/20
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Preschooler
Thursday, January 24
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
cocoa and cram
Thursday, January 24
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Exams got you down?  Then come to Teenspace for a place to study, work on papers, and have some snacks.  We'll have hot chocolate and light refreshments to help keep your energy up while you prepare for your mid-... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace
The Rules of the Game Movie Poster
Thursday, January 24
7:00pm - 8:45pm
What happens when a top filmmaker creates the finest movie of their career? They make one of the best movies in the world.   The world’s best movies tell stories that are exciting, comical, touching, and fresh. Join us for five breathtaking films by... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
A Quilled Cow
Thursday, January 24
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Quilling is the art of rolling, shaping, and glueing paper strips to create fetching and whimsical decorations and designs.   Join artist Ann-Marie Lafrenaye to learn how to quill and develop advanced quilling skills. Ann-Marie will... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Watercolor Paint and Brushes
Thursday, January 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you have art supplies but don’t know how to use them?   Gather up your supplies and bring them to the library. Artist and art coach Ann-Marie Lafrenaye will show you how to use them, teach you tricks and techniques, and get you... Read More
Capacity: 2/5
Event Location: Idea Studio
Pastels
Thursday, January 24
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Do you have art supplies but don’t know how to use them?   Gather up your supplies and bring them to the library. Artist and art coach Ann-Marie Lafrenaye will show you how to use them, teach you tricks and techniques, and get you... Read More
Capacity: 1/5
Event Location: Idea Studio
Lego Bricks
Saturday, January 26
10:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to come and create with library Legos.  Drop in anytime between 10:00am - 12:00pm.  Try a challenge card, or create your own design.  Completed creations will be displayed in the collection case.
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Seven Samurai Movie Poster
Saturday, January 26
7:00pm - 10:30pm
What happens when a top filmmaker creates the finest movie of their career? They make one of the best movies in the world.   The world’s best movies tell stories that are exciting, comical, touching, and fresh. Join us for five breathtaking films by... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
The Banjo Bog All-Stars Dixieland Band Poster
Sunday, January 27
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 performance by six of New England’s hottest... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Stretching toddler
Monday, January 28
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 2 - 3 years 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 to... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Baby playing with blocks
Monday, January 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 Program Room
A Woman Meditating
Monday, January 28
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to meditate with a weekly Sahaja Yoga Meditation class on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.   Sahaja Yoga Meditation uses the best of Eastern culture and philosophy to teach students how to reduce stress, improve concentration, and... Read More
Event Location: Glass Room
skeins of lavender colored yarn
Monday, January 28
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Spend quality time knitting and crocheting in the company of others - bring your latest project and join us for camaraderie, inspiration, and tips. All knitters and crocheters are welcome, whether you’re an expert or just starting out. ... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Toddler boy
Tuesday, January 29
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 2 - 3 years 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 to... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
baby playing with blocks
Tuesday, January 29
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, January 29
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.   This event is designed for adults with special needs or learning disabilities but all... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Next Chapter Book Club logo
Tuesday, January 29
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The mission of Next Chapter Book Club is to provide meaningful opportunities for lifelong-learning, social connections and authentic community inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through weekly or bi-weekly... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Reader and Maggie the beagle
Tuesday, January 29
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Maggie is a certified therapy dog who will be coming with her owner, Rennie on Tuesdays to listen to YOU read.  New readers need a lot of practice to become proficient, Maggie is a patient, non-judgmental listener.  Sign up for a 15 minute time... Read More
Event Location: Children's Library
Creative Writing Club
Tuesday, January 29
4:30pm - 5:30pm
For kids in grades 5-8.  Join Madison, a junior at The Prout School, for a 4 week Creative Writing Workshop.  Over the 4 weeks, kids will learn strategies to help generate and organize their ideas, and work with writing prompts.  Madison has... Read More
Capacity: 12/20
Event Location: Children's Program Room
book scavenger cover
Tuesday, January 29
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grades 6, 7, and 8   Read the book of the month, talk about it, and enjoy a snack. You can sign up in two ways.  Stop by the Children's desk and pick up a copy of the book, OR sign up below and... Read More
Capacity: 3/12
Event Location: Teenspace
preschooler
Wednesday, January 30
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
The Hate You Give poster
Wednesday, January 30
3:30pm - 5:45pm
Come watch this newly released DVD and have a snack. Summary:  Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace
Possibilities: Design a Plan for Your Future Logo
Wednesday, January 30
6:30pm - 8:00pm
We're sorry. This event is full.   Join writer and artist Marsha Leonard for a five-week course on making a plan for your future.   Your future is filled with possibilities you can tap into. Look into your past and... Read More
Capacity: 25/25
Event Location: Idea Studio
Preschooler
Thursday, January 31
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
Jules and Jim Movie Poster
Thursday, January 31
7:00pm - 8:45pm
What happens when a top filmmaker creates the finest movie of their career? They make one of the best movies in the world.   The world’s best movies tell stories that are exciting, comical, touching, and fresh. Join us for five breathtaking films by... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Child in yoga pose
Friday, February 01
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!  No mats at this class.  Please register below.  Call to... Read More
Capacity: 3/16
Event Location: Children's Program Room
kids in a yoga circle
Friday, February 01
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Yoga Sprouts is yoga for kids with Miss Ellen.  It's 45 minutes of fun movements and music perfect for kids.  Dress comfortable to be on the floor, mats are not needed, but bring it along if you have one.  Please sign up below.  ... Read More
Capacity: 3/12
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Stretching toddler
Monday, February 04
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 2 - 3 years 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 to... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Baby playing with blocks
Monday, February 04
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
A Woman Meditating
Monday, February 04
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to meditate with a weekly Sahaja Yoga Meditation class on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.   Sahaja Yoga Meditation uses the best of Eastern culture and philosophy to teach students how to reduce stress, improve concentration, and... Read More
Event Location: Glass Room
skeins of lavender colored yarn
Monday, February 04
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Spend quality time knitting and crocheting in the company of others - bring your latest project and join us for camaraderie, inspiration, and tips. All knitters and crocheters are welcome, whether you’re an expert or just starting out. ... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, February 05
10:00am - 11:30am
The Tuesday Morning Book Group will meet at this time. 
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Toddler boy
Tuesday, February 05
9:45am - 10:15am
For children ages 2 - 3 years 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 to... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
baby playing with blocks
Tuesday, February 05
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
Next Chapter Book Club logo
Tuesday, February 05
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The mission of Next Chapter Book Club is to provide meaningful opportunities for lifelong-learning, social connections and authentic community inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through weekly or bi-weekly... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Reader and Maggie the beagle
Tuesday, February 05
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Maggie is a certified therapy dog who will be coming with her owner, Rennie on Tuesdays to listen to YOU read.  New readers need a lot of practice to become proficient, Maggie is a patient, non-judgmental listener.  Sign up for a 15 minute time... Read More
Event Location: Children's Library
Creative Writing Club
Tuesday, February 05
4:30pm - 5:30pm
For kids in grades 5-8.  Join Madison, a junior at The Prout School, for a 4 week Creative Writing Workshop.  Over the 4 weeks, kids will learn strategies to help generate and organize their ideas, and work with writing prompts.  Madison has... Read More
Capacity: 12/20
Event Location: Children's Program Room
preschooler
Wednesday, February 06
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
ready player one poster
Wednesday, February 06
3:30pm - 5:50pm
Come watch this newly released DVD and have a snack. Summary:  When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg,... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace

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