Adult Programs & Events

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

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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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Jan 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Jan 2 @ 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.
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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Jan 3 @ 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.
Written Word Writing Group for Adults 7:15 pm
Written Word Writing Group for Adults
Jan 3 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Linda Hill runs this no critiquing writing group for 18+ up. Meets every other Thursday.
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Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays when the library is open Classes will take place in the main Program Room
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Jan 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Jan 9 @ 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.
National Blue Blood Drive 2:00 pm
National Blue Blood Drive
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All ages 16+ are welcome to donate blood for the Woonsocket Police Department’s blood drive. Please bring a photo ID. Register in the library Community room and donate in the bloodmobile. All presenting donors receive a $5.00 Dunkin Donuts gift card.
Writer’s Workshop 4:30 pm
Writer’s Workshop
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Writer’s Workshop held in the Woonsocket Room to network, help cultivate writers and offer research skills for those interested in writing. Open to high school students and adults. Must contact the group leader first to reserve a spot in the workshop, call John Peacock at 401-332-8323. Workshop will be held twice a month in December, January and February.
Knitting Circle PR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle PR
Jan 9 @ 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
Jan 9 @ 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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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Jan 10 @ 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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Veterans Outreach Services 10:00 am
Veterans Outreach Services
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Information on benefits and other services available to veterans offered by Tim McGorty, City of Woonsocket Veterans Adviser.
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Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays when the library is open Classes will take place in the main Program Room
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Jan 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Jan 16 @ 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.
Writer’s Workshop 4:30 pm
Writer’s Workshop
Jan 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Writer’s Workshop held in the Woonsocket Room to network, help cultivate writers and offer research skills for those interested in writing. Open to high school students and adults. Must contact the group leader first to reserve a spot in the workshop, call John Peacock at 401-332-8323. Workshop will be held twice a month in December, January and February.
Knitting Circle PR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle PR
Jan 16 @ 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.
No Book Club 7:00 pm
No Book Club
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Library’s Book Club gathering is changed for the Winter months to Mondays on January 28, February 25 and March 25 from 2:30-4 pm. All adults 18 and up are welcome to attend. For the next read, please visit: https://woonsocketlibrary.org/book-club/
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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Jan 17 @ 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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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Jan 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Jan 23 @ 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.
Knitting Circle WR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle WR
Jan 23 @ 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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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Jan 24 @ 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 2:30 pm
Winter Book Club Meeting
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter month meetings in January, 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.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays when the library is open Classes will take place in the main Program Room
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Jan 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Jan 30 @ 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.
Knitting Circle WR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle WR
Jan 30 @ 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.
College Info for Parents 7:00 pm
College Info for Parents
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Two workshop sessions for Parents of High School Students in grades 9-11 will take you through the college process. Sign up with Margaret at mmcnulty@woonsocketlibrary.org or call 401-769-9044 x 5 for more information. Bring a laptop or tablet and log into some free sites for college money and info. Presented by financial expert Bob Sherman, author of many articles and books.
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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Jan 31 @ 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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