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Monday, October 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, October 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, October 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
Monday, October 23
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grades 7-12 Beginner guitar classes focused on playing the instrument, as opposed to music theory.  Learn a new song together, step-by-step, applying proper technique and ear-training along the way to figuring out how to shred the... Read More
Capacity: 2/6
Event Location: Teenspace
Tuesday, October 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, October 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
Tuesday, October 24
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Introducing Maggie!  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... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Tuesday, October 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm
For students in grades 7-12 Local author, Darcie Dennigan, will help you get started on your tale and offer helpful tips.  Then finish your work at home and submit it in the Write Rhode Island 2018... Read More
Capacity: 8/20
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Wednesday, October 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, October 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join Buddy Thayer, Founder of Ocean State Paranormal, for a presentation on RI Haunted History.   Explore historic Rhode Island sites that may be haunted, including the Ladd School in Exeter, Smith Castle... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Wednesday, October 25
7:00pm - 8:00pm
 Read the book of the month, talk about it with other kids, and enjoy a book themed snack.  This month's selection is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown: See how robot Roz learns how to make it in the wilderness, and helps others to... Read More
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday, October 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
Wednesday, October 25
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Grades 7-12 Finally, the truth about clowns is out! Beneath their smirky grins, oversized shoes and big red noses, these fun-loving jokers are actually diabolical killers from out of this world, and no movie exploits creepy clown... Read More
Capacity: 0/20
Event Location: Teenspace
Thursday, October 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, October 26
7:00pm - 8:45pm
Who wants to be well-adjusted when it’s much more fun to have an exciting obsession? See four films about thrilling fixations on Thursdays at 7 p.m.   On October 26, sit back for Cutter’s Way (1981), starring Jeff Bridges... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Thursday, October 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Social and Economic Justice Book Group will be discussing $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. 
Event Location: Glass Room
Thursday, October 26
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
Thursday, October 26
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Walk through the garden and enjoy the Jack O’ Lanterns carved by library staff, and YOU!  Here’s how it works: Carve your pumpkin and drop it off to staff in the garden between 5:00pm - 5:45pm that night. We will provide flameless candles.  Take a... Read More
Capacity: 179/Unlimited
Event Location: Children's Library
Friday, October 27
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.  Call to... Read More
Capacity: 14/16
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Friday, October 27
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Yoga Sprouts is yoga for kids with Miss Ellen.  It's 45 minutes of fun movements and songs perfect for 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: 16/18
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Sunday, October 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
Monday, October 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, October 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, October 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
Monday, October 30
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grades 7-12 Beginner guitar classes focused on playing the instrument, as opposed to music theory.  Learn a new song together, step-by-step, applying proper technique and ear-training along the way to figuring out how to shred the... Read More
Capacity: 2/6
Event Location: Teenspace
Tuesday, October 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, October 31
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: Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, October 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, November 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, November 01
10:00am - 11:30am
Learn how to create letters, resumes, and other documents.  Practice opening and saving your work. Explore the toolbar, check your spelling, and more!   Two part, introductory level class, meets November 1 & 8    
Capacity: 2/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
Wednesday, November 01
1:00pm - 2:30pm
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.   Wednesday, November 1 Explore the parts of a computer.... Read More
Capacity: 9/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
Wednesday, November 01
3:30pm - 5:50pm
Grades 7-12   Join us for a showing of the newly released DVD Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  PG-13 (2 hrs 16 mins)   The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's... Read More
Capacity: 4/24
Event Location: Teenspace
Wednesday, November 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join poets Lisa Starr and Lawrence J. Krips and guests Jon Campbell and V-DuB for Poets on Parade: The Lisa and Larry Show.   Hear readings from Larry’s 2016 book of poetry A Soul's Way…... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Wednesday, November 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, November 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, November 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, November 02
7:00pm - 9:00pm
From time to time, when they’ve suffered enough, Hollywood’s creative types bite the hand that feeds them.   See three standout films where Tinseltown’s creators let loose and expose the underbelly of moviemaking on Thursdays at 7 p.m.   On November... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Thursday, November 02
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to quill. Create intricate paper designs and develop mad quilling skills with artist Ann-Marie Lafrenaye.   Quilling is the art of coiling paper strips to create sophisticated decorations. Over the centuries, nuns and... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Sunday, November 05
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Enjoy a concert by Rhode Island singer-songwriter Joanne Lurgio.   See an inspiring show of Americana, gospel, and folk. Enjoy a performance of ballads and rocking tunes by a masterful singer and guitarist with guest musician... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, November 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, November 06
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics Boot Camp, Part 2 is a three-week course that will take beginners who have completed our first Computer Basics Boot Camp.   Monday, November 6 Learn how to create, name, and delete the files on your computer.  Practice saving and... Read More
Capacity: 11/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
Monday, November 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, November 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
Monday, November 06
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Grades 7-12 Beginner guitar classes focused on playing the instrument, as opposed to music theory.  Learn a new song together, step-by-step, applying proper technique and ear-training along the way to figuring out how to shred the... Read More
Capacity: 2/6
Event Location: Teenspace
Tuesday, November 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, November 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, November 07
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bring in your cards for an afternoon of Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Magic, and more. Don't have a deck? Watch and learn or... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace
Tuesday, November 07
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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 Program Room
Tuesday, November 07
7:00pm - 8:30pm
In November 1977, at punk rock’s peak, the Ramones released their third and best album.   Although many viewed Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, and Tommy as cartoon characters, Rocket to Russia proved that the Ramones were a lot... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, November 07
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Part 1 Tuesday, November 7 Discover how to create budgets, tables, and spreadsheets. Practice moving cells and entering data. Learn how to organize your information.    Part 2 Tuesday, November 14 Learn about functions and formulas. Explore the... Read More
Capacity: 8/16
Event Location: Idea Studio

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