Adult Programs & Events

Adult Programs & Events2018-07-06T13:44:43-04:00

Upcoming Events

Aside from our vast catalog of books and media, the 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 or sign up for our newsletter 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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Children’s Program Room

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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Apr 1 @ 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 for more information. Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
Knitting Circle WR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle WR
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This week held in the Woonsocket Room. Knitting Circle for ages 10 and up. A non instruction, minimal help gathering from 6:30-8pm. Contact jgroverharrislibrary@gmail.com for more information.
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Adult Yoga Classes 6:30 pm
Adult Yoga Classes
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6 weeks for adults 18+ taught by a certified instructor. 6:30-7:30 pm om Thursdays, Feb 27, March 5, 12, 19 and April 2 & 9. Signup begins February 10 with Margaret, call 401-767-4126. Leave name and number and you will receive a call back to confirm your spot. Health waiver to be signed at first class. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Beginner level, practice breathing and stretching techniques that you can practice at home to increase health and reduce stress.
Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Apr 2 @ 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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Citizenship Class 6:00 pm
Citizenship Class
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Adult Laos-English Citizenship Class taught by Phieng Keomani
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS No Zumba on January 13th or 20th. See you on the 27th Sessions led by Connie Anderson resume at the library on Monday, April 8th from 6pm-7pm. For more information, please call Connie at 762-4166. Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Apr 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday! Ask for Thomas at the Reference Department, call 767-4124 for more information.
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Apr 8 @ 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 for more information. Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
Knitting Circle PR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle PR
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This week held in Adult Program Room.Knitting Circle for ages 10 and up. A non instruction, minimal help gathering from 6:30-8pm. Contact jgroverharrislibrary@gmail.com for more information.
Trustee Meeting 7:00 pm
Trustee Meeting
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Library Board of Trustees meets at 7pm in the Woonsocket Room on the second Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend. No August meeting.
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Adult Yoga Classes 6:30 pm
Adult Yoga Classes
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6 weeks for adults 18+ taught by a certified instructor. 6:30-7:30 pm om Thursdays, Feb 27, March 5, 12, 19 and April 2 & 9. Signup begins February 10 with Margaret, call 401-767-4126. Leave name and number and you will receive a call back to confirm your spot. Health waiver to be signed at first class. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. Beginner level, practice breathing and stretching techniques that you can practice at home to increase health and reduce stress.
Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Apr 9 @ 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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D&D for 18 & up 1:00 pm
D&D for 18 & up
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1-3pm Every other Saturday from November to June. This table top role playing game based on the D&D style, but not necessarily the D&D universe, is for 18 years and up. A D&D game for teens in Middle and High school takes place Tuesdays 3-5pm For more information contact Ed Fuqua at 401-769-9044 x3 or 401-767-4132
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Cat Scantuary 2:00 pm
Cat Scantuary
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A representative from The Cat Sanctuary will be at the Library along with mascot Chief. The will talk about cat care, what’s going on at the Scanctuary and good information about cat health in general.    
Citizenship Class 6:00 pm
Citizenship Class
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Adult Laos-English Citizenship Class taught by Phieng Keomani
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS No Zumba on January 13th or 20th. See you on the 27th Sessions led by Connie Anderson resume at the library on Monday, April 8th from 6pm-7pm. For more information, please call Connie at 762-4166. Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Apr 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday! Ask for Thomas at the Reference Department, call 767-4124 for more information.
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Apr 15 @ 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 for more information. Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
Harry Potter Day 2:00 pm
Harry Potter Day
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Harry Potter Day Wizardly Crafts at the Craft Table in the children’s room all ages, all day Chocolate Pretzel Wand making  2-3pm Facepainting 3-3:30pm Wizard Cookie Decorating Large Program Room 3:30-4:30pm Wizard Escape (Escape Room) Located in the Children’s Program Room 5:30-6:45pm Trivia and Pictionary with Prizes in Large Program Room hosted by Professor Umbridge  5:30-6:45pm Wizardly Photos in Studio Rhode Room 6-6:45pm Draco and the Malfoys Band in Large Program Room 7-830pm
No Book Club 7:00 pm
No Book Club
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Library’s Book Club gathering is canceled for tonight. February and March 2020 gatherings will meet on the 4th Monday from 3-4pm in the Woonsocket Room.
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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Apr 16 @ 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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Winter Book Club Meeting 3:00 pm
Winter Book Club Meeting
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter month meetings in February and March on the 4th Monday afternoon in place of 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm.  All who are 18+ are welcome to join us from 3-4pm.
Citizenship Class 6:00 pm
Citizenship Class
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Adult Laos-English Citizenship Class taught by Phieng Keomani
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS No Zumba on January 13th or 20th. See you on the 27th Sessions led by Connie Anderson resume at the library on Monday, April 8th from 6pm-7pm. For more information, please call Connie at 762-4166. Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Apr 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday! Ask for Thomas at the Reference Department, call 767-4124 for more information.
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Apr 22 @ 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 for more information. Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
Knitting Circle WR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle WR
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This week held in the Woonsocket Room. Knitting Circle for ages 10 and up. A non instruction, minimal help gathering from 6:30-8pm. Contact jgroverharrislibrary@gmail.com for more information.
Taller Financiero Financial Workshop 7:00 pm
Taller Financiero Financial Workshop
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
¡No hay mejor momento que el presente para tomar el control de su futuro financiero! El camino hacia la independencia financiera comienza con el entendimiento de algunos conceptos básicos y su implementación. Si elaboras un plan simple y lo sigues.te sorprenderá el progreso que puedes hacer.taller financiero gratuito ofrecido por primerica en la sala principal del programa en la biblioteca. Entre e infórmese para un futuro mejor. No es necesario registrarse. Este taller es ofrecido por Primerica Financial Services. Para obtener más información, llame a Manuel Arias al 617-755-0500.
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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Apr 23 @ 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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D&D for 18 & up 1:00 pm
D&D for 18 & up
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1-3pm Every other Saturday from November to June. This table top role playing game based on the D&D style, but not necessarily the D&D universe, is for 18 years and up. A D&D game for teens in Middle and High school takes place Tuesdays 3-5pm For more information contact Ed Fuqua at 401-769-9044 x3 or 401-767-4132
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Friends of the Library Meeting 5:00 pm
Friends of the Library Meeting
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Friends of the Library Board meets on the last Monday of every month from 4pm-5pm. All are welcome to become a Friend of the Library.  Membership forms are available at the library circulation desk or can be found online here.  
Citizenship Class 6:00 pm
Citizenship Class
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Adult Laos-English Citizenship Class taught by Phieng Keomani
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS No Zumba on January 13th or 20th. See you on the 27th Sessions led by Connie Anderson resume at the library on Monday, April 8th from 6pm-7pm. For more information, please call Connie at 762-4166. Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday! Ask for Thomas at the Reference Department, call 767-4124 for more information.
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Knitting Circle WR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle WR
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This week held in the Woonsocket Room. Knitting Circle for ages 10 and up. A non instruction, minimal help gathering from 6:30-8pm. Contact jgroverharrislibrary@gmail.com for more information.
Financial Workshop 7:00 pm
Financial Workshop
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
There’s no better time than the present to take control of your financial future! The path to financial independence starts with understanding a few basic concepts and implementing them. If you put together a simple plan and follow it, you will be amazed at the progress you can make. Free Financial Workshop offered in the main program room at the library. Drop-in, no sign-up needed. This workshop is offered by Primerica Financial Services. For more information, please call Manuel Arias at 617-755-0500.
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RI Early Childhood Storyteller Ring 7:00 pm
RI Early Childhood Storyteller Ring
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This program is for adults who work with young children and wish to tone their storytelling skills with a professional storyteller with over 25 years of experience performing for young children. This program is free and covers Tips and techniques for effective telling finding, selecting & learning stories to tell practice telling in a safe & supportive enviornment Sharing ideas, songs & fingerplays Using puppets, felt boards & other props creating original stories The purpose of the RI Early Childhood Storyteller Ring is to encourage oral storytelling both in the classroom and at home. This free monthly group is being facilitated[...]
Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Apr 30 @ 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.

Recurring Events & Activities

Book Club

Join in on our book club! The book club meets monthly, typically on the last Wednesday of the month. Books being discussed change monthly, and members are encouraged to take part in additional book club activities such as bingo challenge cards and reviews for prizes!

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Knitting Circle

The Knitting Circle is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Knitting Circle is a fun, no instruction, minimal help gathering of knitters and crocheters. Bring your current project and join us!

Knitting Circle is on hiatus for the summer. It will return in September.

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Tech Tuesdays

If you need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email – we’ve created Tech Tuesdays to help you! We also give genereal assistance with electronic devices, an encourage you to bring your own.

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The Artists Circle

We welcome adult artists for this non-instructional gathering. We encourage you to bring your own supplies or a project you are working on and meet with fellow artists and be inspired! We welcome all art mediums! The Artists Circle meets Thursday nights at 7:15pm in the Children’s Program room.

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Victorian Steampunk RPG

This group is geared toward an adult audience (18 and over only). Come explore the uniquely designed role playing campaign designed by our own Ed Fuqua featuring a Victorian Steampunk setting. For more information or to sign up to attend contact Ed!

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Zumba

Held every Monday from 6:00P to 7:00P, Zumba class provides an exciting and fun way to work out to music. Keep your heart rate up and your health in balance by joining us today!

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