Adult Programs & Events

Adult Programs & Events 2018-07-06T13:44:43+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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Children’s Program Room

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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
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Mindfulness 9:00 am
Mindfulness
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Have you been hearing the word Mindfulness and wondering what the buzz is all about? Have you wondered if it is the same as meditation? Do you already have a meditation practice? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are invited to come and learn more about this topic in a 3 hour session.  All levels of practice are welcome. Class is limited to the first 18 registered participants. Class is for adults ages 18 yrs & up. Registration starts on Monday, October 15th at 10 AM with Margaret by phone at 401-767-4126 or by email to mmcnulty@woonsocketlibrary.org. (For in-person sign-ups, please ask for Margaret at any[...]
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HealthSource RI 12:00 pm
HealthSource RI
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open enrollment for health insurance.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Nov 5 @ 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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Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 6 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Nov 7 @ 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.
Be Here @ Your Local School : Attendance Matters 6:15 pm
Be Here @ Your Local School : Attendance Matters
Nov 7 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
As part of the Woonsocket Education Departments “Be Here” Campaign, the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patrick McGee will be at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library November 7, 2018 at 6:15-7:15pm to talk about the importance of children attending school every day. Chronic absenteeism has reached an all-time high in our schools. According to Dr. McGee, “In order for any student to be successful in school, they have to be in school.” The success of every child’s education is “Recognizing the importance of children being in school and being with their classmates and teachers.” Dr. McGee will be at the library to[...]
Knitting Circle WR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle WR
Nov 7 @ 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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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
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Preschool Playdough time 10:30 am
Preschool Playdough time
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Appropriate for ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver.  There will be home made play dough, cookie cutters, rolling pins and other materials  for the children to create with. Come join us for some fun!  Registration is required to make sure there is enough material for everyone. Registration begins 11/1/18. Register by calling 769-9044 Ext.2
Classics 5 Jazz Quintet 2:00 pm
Classics 5 Jazz Quintet
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free concert for all ages.
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 12 all-day
The library will be closed.
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United HealthCare 10:00 am
United HealthCare
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Information on dual eligibility medicare plan, open to the public, from 10-11:30am.
Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Nov 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Knitting Circle PR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle PR
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
Artists Circle 7:15 pm
Artists Circle
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 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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Veterans Outreach Services 10:00 am
Veterans Outreach Services
Nov 17 @ 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
Nov 19 @ 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
Nov 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Library Closes at 5 PM
Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Nov 21 @ 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.
No Book Club 7:00 pm
No Book Club
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Library’s Book Club gathering is postponed. The next gathering is Monday, November 26 at 7 pm in the Woonsocket Room. All adults 18 and up are welcome to attend. For the next read, please visit: https://woonsocketlibrary.org/book-club/
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 22 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 23 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Nov 24 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Holiday Book Sale 9am-9pm 9:00 am
Holiday Book Sale 9am-9pm
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Week long Holiday Book Sale in the main program room during open library hours, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-9pm; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm.
Book Club Reschedule Date 7:00 pm
Book Club Reschedule Date
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Book Club meeting date change from Wednesday, November 21st to November 26th at 7pm in the Woonsocket Room.
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Holiday Book Sale 9am-5pm 9:00 am
Holiday Book Sale 9am-5pm
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Week long Holiday Book Sale during open library hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-9pm; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm.
Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Nov 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
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Holiday Book Sale 9am-9pm 9:00 am
Holiday Book Sale 9am-9pm
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Week long Holiday Book Sale in the main program room during open library hours, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-9pm; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm.
Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Nov 28 @ 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.
Roger Williams and the Royal Charter 6:00 pm
Roger Williams and the Royal Charter
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6pm presentation held in the center aisle of the library about Roger Williams by John McNiff, Park Ranger from the Roger Williams National Memorial. A copy of the R.I. Royal Charter will be available for public viewing. Free and open to all.
Knitting Circle WR 6:30 pm
Knitting Circle WR
Nov 28 @ 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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Holiday Book Sale 9am-9pm 9:00 am
Holiday Book Sale 9am-9pm
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Week long Holiday Book Sale in the main program room during open library hours, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-9pm; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm.
Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Nov 29 @ 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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Holiday Book Sale 9am-5pm 9:00 am
Holiday Book Sale 9am-5pm
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Week long Holiday Book Sale during open library hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-9pm; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm.

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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