Events

Thursday, March 30
10:00am - 11:30am
Everyone is invited to a book discussion for the 2017 Read Across Rhode Island book,  Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is the co-founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Thursday, March 30
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 30
7:00pm - 8:30pm
While searching for films, librarian Wil Gregersen fell into a rabbit hole of marvelously unconventional movies written and directed by women. Join him for a selection of these wild movie treasures on Thursdays at 7 p.m.   Tonight,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Thursday, March 30
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
Sunday, April 02
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Enjoy a concert of Americana and folk by singer-songwriter Thea Hopkins.   Applauded by Peter, Paul & Mary as “one of the most literate, poetic, and emotionally moving of the new songwriters" and praised as a “standout... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, April 03
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, April 03
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.   Monday, April 3 Learn how to create, name, and delete the files on your computer.  Practice saving and opening... Read More
Capacity: 8/20
Event Location: Idea Studio
Monday, April 03
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, April 03
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Part 1 Monday, April 3 Discover how to create budgets, tables, and spreadsheets. Practice moving cells and entering data. Learn how to organize your information.   Part 2 Monday, April 10 Learn about functions and formulas. Explore the toolbar.... Read More
Capacity: 16/20
Event Location: Idea Studio
Monday, April 03
3:30pm - 5:45pm
Seventy years before Harry Potter was assigned Newt Scamander’s textbook at Hogwarts, the magizoologist was having extraordinary adventures in New York City with its secret community of witches and wizards.  Snacks provided.   Rated: PG-13   Running... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace
Monday, April 03
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, April 04
9:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, April 04
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, April 04
10:00am - 11:30am
The Tuesday Morning Book Grop will discuss The Last Road to Wisdom by Ivan Doig.
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 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 Library
Tuesday, April 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Improve your gardening skills with tips and techniques from URI Master Gardeners on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.   On March 28, discover How to Recognize and Control Caterpillars. Late March is the time to look for and remove winter moth,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 04
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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, April 4 Explore the parts of a computer. Learn... Read More
Capacity: 10/20
Event Location: Idea Studio
Wednesday, April 05
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, April 05
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Grades 7-12 Design your own signature kabobs.  We'll have all the candy you need to make the perfect combination.  Sign-up below to reserve your spot. 
Capacity: 3/12
Event Location: Teenspace
Wednesday, April 05
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, April 05
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, April 06
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, April 06
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Too many topics to describe; we will be talking about Byron Hollinshead's I Wish I'd Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life Dramatic Events That Changed America.
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Thursday, April 06
7:00pm - 8:30pm
While searching for films, librarian Wil Gregersen fell into a rabbit hole of marvelously unconventional movies written and directed by women. Join him for a selection of these wild movie treasures on Thursdays at 7 p.m.   Tonight,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Saturday, April 08
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grades 5-12. Grab your decks and get ready to rumble, it's time for our monthly meet-up! Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, Pokemon or other CCG deck. Don't have a deck? Watch and learn or... Read More
Capacity: 0/15
Event Location: Teenspace
Sunday, April 09
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, April 10
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, April 10
10:00am - 11:30am
The Monday Morning Book Group will discuss The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson.
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, April 10
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, April 10
3:30pm - 5:45pm
The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.   Snacks provided.   Rated: PG-13   Running Time: 133 minutes
Event Location: Teenspace
Monday, April 10
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: “Can I make it ahead?” If you've ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is... Read More
Capacity: 0/Unlimited
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, April 10
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
Monday, April 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Monday Evening Book Group will discuss No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt - The Home Front in World War II.
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 11
9:00am - 1:00pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Event Location: Idea Studio
Tuesday, April 11
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, April 11
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, April 11
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet up and geek out with us every month as we discuss our favorite fandoms.
Capacity: 0/15
Event Location: Teenspace
Tuesday, April 11
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
Tuesday, April 11
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Improve your gardening skills with tips and techniques from URI Master Gardeners on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.   On March 28, discover How to Recognize and Control Caterpillars. Late March is the time to look for and remove winter moth,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Wednesday, April 12
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, April 12
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, April 12
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, April 13
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, April 13
7:00pm - 8:30pm
While searching for films, librarian Wil Gregersen fell into a rabbit hole of marvelously unconventional movies written and directed by women. Join him for a selection of these wild movie treasures on Thursdays at 7 p.m.   Tonight,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Thursday, April 13
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, April 15
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
Monday, April 17
10:00am - 4:00pm
Read the book of the day, then make the craft that goes with the story.  Drop in anytime between 10am - 4pm.
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, April 17
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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. ... Read More
Capacity: 10/12
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, April 17
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, April 18
11:00am - 11:15am
For children and their grown-up, ages 4 and up.  Visit with baby farm animals, including mini potbelly piglets, diapered baby goats, bunnies, chicks, and a silkie hen.  Children will have 15 minutes to cuddle, hold and love the animals. ... Read More
Capacity: 24/25
Event Location: Large Meeting Room

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