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Promoting Community Growth

Ensuring Every Citizen Has The Tools To Succeed

At the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, we understand that the library plays an integral role in the individual growth of our community. That’s why we offer a wide variety of services and resources to our local citizens.

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STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

Thanks to both the support of our community and grants from organizations such as Studio Rhode, we have been able to grow our offerings to our members with Studio Rhode Woonsocket. Some of these features include:

These are just a few ways in which our library is embracing our role as a community hub that empowers its residents to be both active learners and creators.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Our prime resource is our extensive catalog, which you can explore through our website. With our connection to the Ocean State Libraries catalog, you can browse our collection, you can check the status of any desired title, add it to your wish list, or request an inter-library loan if we don’t have it. As long as you have your library card available, our entire catalog is at your disposal.

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Having accurate, credible, valuable sources is crucial to any research paper or project you may be involved in. With our rich, extensive catalog of the top research databases available, you’ll be able to access information ranging from medical research to history and literature, with everything in between. All you need to access these databases is your library card, and then you’re ready for your research. Feel free to explore our databases whenever you want.

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One of the benefits of being a member of our library or having an Ocean State Libraries card is having access to our museum passes. Funded by the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, we have discount passes available for the Mystic Aquarium, Roger Williams Zoo and more.

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Reading can be a relaxing and solitary experience, but it can also serve as a fun, invigorating social activity where you can share your enthusiasm and love of reading with other members of the community. Our book club meets the third Wednesday night of every month and we welcome new members with open arms. Visit our page to find out what the book of each month is and join our club!

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Woonsocket Harris Public Library is so much more than a place to check out a new book. We offer a wide variety of activities and events for children, teens, and adults. We have speakers, themed nights, and all different clubs that welcome new members. No matter your age or interests, you are sure to be able to find a great fit on our calendar.

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We have a large meeting room at the library which is available, by reservation, for use by the public and to non-profits. The meeting room can be used for many different purposes so long as the intent is of a cultural, educational, or civic nature. Visit our page to learn more about the use and policies regarding the meeting room.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS

What’s New At The Library?

Aside from our vast catalog of books and media, Woonsocket Harris Public Library is an eventful place filled with opportunities to meet like-minded people or introduce yourself to new interests. We have a constantly updated list of events for children, teens, and adults that vary in topic and style, ensuring that everyone can find a great fit and attend a fun and fulfilling event or group meeting.

Make sure that you check our agenda regularly so that you don’t miss out on any of our amazing events and group meetings. We’re always adding to our schedule and there are always great opportunities on the horizon.

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Apr
24
Wed
Live and Learn
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Open to caregivers and those experiencing memory loss.  Meets in the main program room when the library is open. Live & Learn is a social program for people with early memory loss offering new ways to compensate for memory changes. Contact Alz.org/ri at 1-800-272-3900 or email Margaret “Annie” Murphy at mmurphy@alz.org.  Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.

Book Buddies
Apr 24 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Book Buddies wanted! This program gives children currently enrolled in 1st,2nd or 3rd grade a time to practice their reading skills . Children are partnered with a teen buddy. The children can read to their buddy or take turns. There is a time toward the end of each session to color or do puzzles together.

Teens ages 12- 18 years old can accrue community service time while volunteering for Book Buddies. A volunteer application can be picked up at the Children’s desk. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, 3/11/19.Please call the Children’s desk at 769-9044 Ext. 2 BD

Apr
25
Thu
Autism Support Specialist
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly Thursdays 10am-12pm

Family Support Specialist, Linda Brunetti, from Autism Project will be present for all families looking for information and support on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. This program is provided by “Creating the Connections.”

Program and materials are free and provided in the children’s room. A binder is available during regular library hours. For more Information or Questions, please call Linda at 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 or email her at linda.brunetti@lifespan.org.

Autisim Project Training for Parents Spanish Training
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spanish
Creando las Conexiones involucra a los participantes en las etapas de desarrollo del niño, para que puedan reconocer y actuar sobre el desarrollo atípico cuando lo observen. El objetivo de esta sesión es aumentar el acceso a los recursos que promueven la detección, evaluación, diagnóstico, y la inscripción en los servicios adecuados para niños en riesgo de discapacidades del desarrollo o el Trastorno del Espectro del Autismo. Los participantes también tendrán una mejor comprensión del poder y beneficio de utilizar apoyos visuales para proporcionar estructura en las actividades del día a día.

 

Yeimy Bakemon-Morel
phone #401-785-2666 ext 76795
email is YBakemonMorel@lifespan.org.

Artists Circle for Adults
Apr 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. Takes place every other Thursday. This is not a class. No instruction will be given. Bring your own art materials and project.

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