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Wednesday, November 21: Central Library and Apponaug and Conimicut branch libraries open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 22: Closed Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 23: Central Library open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Branch libraries closed.

Events

Lego Bricks
Saturday, November 24
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
NaNoWriMo logo
Saturday, November 24
1:00pm - 4:30pm
November is National Novel Writing Month. Sign up at nanowrimo.org and come in to this supportive event to cheer on your fellow writers while you work on reaching your writing goals.
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Greg Abate
Sunday, November 25
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Enjoy a concert by the Greg Abate Quartet. See an electrifying performance of jazz standards and bebop classics with Rhode Island’s internationally-acclaimed bop virtuoso.   Hear Greg Abate on saxophone and flute,... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Stretching toddler
Monday, November 26
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, November 26
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, November 26
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: Small Meeting Room
Monday, November 26
6:30pm - 8:45pm
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
Toddler boy
Tuesday, November 27
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
Tuesday, November 27
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
baby playing with blocks
Tuesday, November 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 Library
Next Chapter Book Club logo
Tuesday, November 27
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, November 27
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
Scourge by Jennifer Nielsen
Tuesday, November 27
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: 5/15
Event Location: Teenspace
Passengers on a Steamship
Tuesday, November 27
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Join Astrid Drew from the Steamship Historical Society of America and the Warwick Historical Society for a presentation on steamships on Narragansett Bay.   In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Narragansett Bay... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
preschooler
Wednesday, November 28
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
Keep Calm and Speak Italian Sign
Wednesday, November 28
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Improve your Italian speaking skills with a collaborative Italian Conversation Workshop.   Members of the workshop have mixed proficiency in Italian and learn from each other. New members are always welcome.   The Italian... Read More
Event Location: Idea Studio
Librarian holding Busy, Busy Day by Richard Scarry
Wednesday, November 28
4:30pm - 5:30pm
The week of November 26, people all over RI will be sharing their favorite childhood books on social media in support of childhood literacy.  We’re celebrating our favorites and your favorites with a Rhode Island author visit!  Jill Austin will read... Read More
Capacity: 2/Unlimited
Event Location: Children's Library
Preschooler
Thursday, November 29
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
Stretching toddler
Monday, December 03
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, December 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, December 03
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Computer Basics Boot Camp, Part 1 is a three-week course that will take beginners from the first steps of using a computer to successfully searching for information and communicating online.   Monday, December 3 Explore the parts of a computer.... Read More
Capacity: 2/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
A Woman Meditating
Monday, December 03
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: Small Meeting Room
Monday, December 03
6:30pm - 8:45pm
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, December 04
10:00am - 11:30am
The Tuesday Morning Book Group will meet to discuss The Leavers by Lisa Ko. Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a story of how one boy comes into his own when everyhing he loves has been... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Toddler boy
Tuesday, December 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
Tuesday, December 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
Next Chapter Book Club logo
Tuesday, December 04
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
Tuesday, December 04
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Part 1 Tuesday, December 4 Discover how to create budgets, tables, and spreadsheets. Practice moving cells and entering data. Learn how to organize your information.    Part 2 Tuesday, December 11 Learn about functions and formulas. Explore the... Read More
Capacity: 4/16
Event Location: Idea Studio
Reader and Maggie the beagle
Tuesday, December 04
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
Tuesday, December 04
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Take our new PS4 for a spin with Rocket League.
Event Location: Teenspace
A Festive Evergreen Wreath
Tuesday, December 04
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Make a festive evergreen wreath with URI Master Gardener Lee Menard. Making a wreath is easier than you think when you follow Lee’s step-by-step instructions.   The library will provide floral wire. You’ll need to bring:   1)   a... Read More
Capacity: 24/30
Event Location: Idea Studio
preschooler
Wednesday, December 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
how the grinch stole christmas
Wednesday, December 05
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grades 6-12 Go back to a time when the holidays were uncomplicated and magical.  Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and watch this week's show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966).  ... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace
A Candle Flame
Wednesday, December 05
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join life coach Gina Colvario Krupka to learn how to cultivate internal and external peace for the holidays and the New Year.   You can’t control everything that happens in your life, but with techniques from Gina, you can learn to... Read More
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Preschooler
Thursday, December 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
Child in yoga pose
Friday, December 07
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: 1/20
Event Location: Children's Program Room
kids in a yoga circle
Friday, December 07
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 register below.  ... Read More
Capacity: 2/14
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Monday, December 10
10:00am - 11:30am
The Monday Morning Book Group will meet to discuss The English Patient by Michael Oondatjee. A nurse, Hanna, exhausted by death at t he end of World War II, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the... Read More
Event Location: Small Meeting Room
Stretching toddler
Monday, December 10
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, December 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
A Woman Meditating
Monday, December 10
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: Small Meeting Room
Monday, December 10
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Like a book discussion group, only better - why? Because THERE WILL ALWAYS BE FOOD! Each month, there will be an assigned book or theme. Everyone is encouraged to choose a recipe to try and bring in a sample to share or a story to tell.
Capacity: 0/Unlimited
Event Location: Large Meeting Room
Monday, December 10
6:30pm - 8:45pm
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
Toddler boy
Tuesday, December 11
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, December 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
Next Chapter Book Club logo
Tuesday, December 11
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, December 11
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
preschooler
Wednesday, December 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
year without a santa claus
Wednesday, December 12
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grades 6-12   Go back to a time when the holidays were uncomplicated and magical.  Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and watch this week's show, The Year Without a Santa Claus.  ... Read More
Event Location: Teenspace
household supplies for bridge building challenge
Wednesday, December 12
4:00pm - 5:00pm
For kids in grades K-5.  Your STEAM challenge: save the Gingerbread Man from the fox!  Kids will work in teams (by age) to engineer a bridge that will get our cookie friend safely across the river.  Sign-up opens on November 24th.
Capacity: 0/20
Event Location: Children's Library

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