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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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Adult Yoga Classes 6:30 pm
Adult Yoga Classes
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6 weeks for adults 18+ taught by a certified instructor. 6:30-7:30 pm om Wednesdays, Oct.2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6. Signup begins Sept. 23rd 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.
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Intro to Essential Oils 7:00 pm
Intro to Essential Oils
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intro to Essential Oils Class – free and open to all adults, no sign-up needed. Presenter graduated in 2014 from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Nutrition and Food Science. Have you ever wondered what essential oils are and how you can benefit from their uses? Come and learn how the power of plants can positively impact your overall health and wellness. There is truly an essential oil for everything. Learn how easy it is to switch out everyday products for a plant based, toxic free solution. What you’ll learn… What essential oils are How they work How[...]
Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Oct 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.
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Family Safety Fun 1:00 pm
Family Safety Fun
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday October 5th Woonsocket Harris Public Library Large Program Room near the restrooms. 1-2pm Program is Free and is great for ages 7 & up with adult. Join Sensei Dan Guernon, for a demonstration on staying safe and knowing your surroundings. If your child walks home from school or to an afterschool activity or is just hanging out with friends in the park this is a great program to teach your child about staying safe and being aware of your environmental surroundings. What if you think someone is following you? What should you do? What things should your be aware of[...]
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Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS 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
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
Pow Science Engineering Fun 4:00 pm
Pow Science Engineering Fun
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Great Afterschool science & engineering program for Kindergarten and up! Tuesday October 8th 4-4:45pm Pow! Science! The Citiblocs BlockParty: Test your engineering skills with this fun afterschool STEAM program Master Builders will bring thousands of precision cut New Zealand Pine building blocks for 45 minutes of hands-on, grades K-5 appropriate engineering! Younger students will learn and practice principles of balance & building, older students will learn about ratios and the importance of Engineering systems, all the while building towers, bridges & buildings. This program is generously provided by Pow!Science! in Wakefield, RI. Registration is suggested. Children must be with an adult[...]
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Oct 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.
Writer’s Workshop 4:30 pm
Writer’s Workshop
Oct 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 September, October and November.
Adult Yoga Classes 6:30 pm
Adult Yoga Classes
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6 weeks for adults 18+ taught by a certified instructor. 6:30-7:30 pm om Wednesdays, Oct.2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6. Signup begins Sept. 23rd 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.
Trustee Meeting 7:00 pm
Trustee Meeting
Oct 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
Oct 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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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Adult Yoga Classes 6:30 pm
Adult Yoga Classes
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6 weeks for adults 18+ taught by a certified instructor. 6:30-7:30 pm om Wednesdays, Oct.2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6. Signup begins Sept. 23rd 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.
Book Club 7:00 pm
Book Club
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Books being discussed change monthly, and members are encouraged to take part in additional book club activities! For more information, please contact Margaret at 401-769-9044 x5.
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Halloween Movie Night 5:30 pm
Halloween Movie Night
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday October 17th 5:30-7:30 Running time 2 hours Rated PG 2018 Join Drac, Mavis and all of your favorite monsters for fun and adventure on the high seas as they embark on a monster cruise vacation! Great for children 8 and up with an adult.
Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Oct 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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Homeschool Event 11:30 am
Homeschool Event
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Museum of Work and Culture and the Woonsocket Harris Public Library present  Rivers and Waterwheels and the Mills.  Open to all homeschool families. Please visit the Museum of Work and Culture’s website to register for this event or Call the library at 401-769-9044 x2. Registration is required.
Wreath Class 3:00 pm
Wreath Class
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Monday Crafternoon at the Library. Craft a 14 inch Fall ribbon wreath. Class for adults 18 and up. Limit 15 participants. Signup required and a $10 materials fee due at signup. Signup at the circulation desk from Oct.1 to Oct. 16th. For more information, please call Margaret at 401-769-9044.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS 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
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Writer’s Workshop 4:30 pm
Writer’s Workshop
Oct 23 @ 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 September, October and November.
Adult Yoga Classes 6:30 pm
Adult Yoga Classes
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6 weeks for adults 18+ taught by a certified instructor. 6:30-7:30 pm om Wednesdays, Oct.2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6. Signup begins Sept. 23rd 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.
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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Oct 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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Friends of the Library Meeting 4:00 pm
Friends of the Library Meeting
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS 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
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Adult Yoga Classes 6:30 pm
Adult Yoga Classes
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6 weeks for adults 18+ taught by a certified instructor. 6:30-7:30 pm om Wednesdays, Oct.2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6. Signup begins Sept. 23rd 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.
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Artists Circle for Adults 7:15 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Oct 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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