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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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 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 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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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 2 @ 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
Blood Drive 10:00 am
Blood Drive
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Give the Gift of Life – donate blood today. Walk-ins are welcome or you may schedule an appointment by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/RIBCdonate. If you have questions about being able to donate, please call 401-453-8307 or visit:  http://www.ribc.org/giving-101 for facts and frequently asked questions.
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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Schmitty the Weather Dog 2:00 pm
Schmitty the Weather Dog
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
High-octane, infectious, and jump-out-of-your-seat fun is just a few of the words used to describe the Schmitty The Weather Dog Library Show. Meet the real-live celebrity pup with Author Elly (originally from RI) reading her Schmitty The Weather Dog: Daydream book and NYC Musical Meteorologist Ron leading the fun weather sing-along, all to inspire kids and their families to get excited about literacy and summer reading. Photo op and book signing after the show! Libraries Rock/Bark! Great for ages 3.5  & up with adult caregiver. Free tickets available Monday July 30th Takes place in the Adult Program Room.
Water Science with Collin 3:00 pm
Water Science with Collin
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Water science with Collin sink and float, ocean in a bottle and other science programs.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7pm 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
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 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 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 Trustee Meeting 7:00 pm
No Trustee Meeting
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
No Library Board of Trustees meeting. The next meeting is September 12, 2018 at 7pm in the Woonsocket Room. The Library Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The Public is welcome to attend.
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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 9 @ 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 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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Making S’mores With a Solar Oven 11:00 am
Making S’mores With a Solar Oven
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Appropriate for Teens ages 11& up. Participants will make S’mores with a solar oven. This event will likely be outside but in the event of rain will be held inside.
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Aug 13 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Aug 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
Global Ocean Circulation & Climate Change Presented by URI 3:00 pm
Global Ocean Circulation & Climate Change Presented by URI
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Program is appropriate for ages 10 & up with an adult. Presented by URI.
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 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 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.
Explore Earth Grand Opening 6:00 pm
Explore Earth Grand Opening
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet Grand Opening event view our science exhibit and planetarium from Woonsocket School Department. Meet our science presenters. Light refreshments served.  For a full list of STEAM events visit our Facebook page.
No Book Club 7:00 pm
No Book Club
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Library’s Book Club gathering is postponed. The next gathering is Wednesday, September 19th 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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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 16 @ 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
Schmitty the Weather Dog Evening Event 6:00 pm
Schmitty the Weather Dog Evening Event
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
High-octane, infectious, and jump-out-of-your-seat fun is just a few of the words used to describe the Schmitty The Weather Dog Library Show. Meet the real-live celebrity pup with Author Elly (originally from RI) reading her Schmitty The Weather Dog: Daydream book and NYC Musical Meteorologist Ron leading the fun weather sing-along, all to inspire kids and their families to get excited about literacy and summer reading. Photo op and book signing after the show! Libraries Rock/Bark! Great for ages 3.5 & up with adult caregiver. Free tickets available Monday August 6th. Takes place in the Adult Program Room.
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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How Does Local Pollution Change The Environment ? 11:00 am
How Does Local Pollution Change The Environment ?
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
National Park Ranger Julie Riendeau will be here to demonstrate how environmental pollution has consequences for the earth and animals using large plastic scene-scape of a city farm. Appropriate for all ages.
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Water Dept with Dan & Water fun with Collin 3:00 pm
Water Dept with Dan & Water fun with Collin
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Woonsocket Water Department’s Dan Darling will talk about water conservation and has kits for Woonsocket Residents. Collin will be in the back of the room doing water science fun experiments with kids and families like ocean in a bottle and making a thermometer out of a water bottle.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7pm 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
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
Woonsocket Recycling with Mike D. 3:00 pm
Woonsocket Recycling with Mike D.
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
City of Woonsocket Trash and Recycling department Mike D shows families how they can save planet earth by recycling at home.
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 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 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.
What Effect Are We Having On The Ice Caps? 3:00 pm
What Effect Are We Having On The Ice Caps?
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Brian Kemper of Mobile Quest will present Underwater Labs. In this lesson we talk about the effect we are having on the Ice Cap, and what we can do  to help prevent further melting. participants then get to build and design waterproof labs. Appropriate for teens 11 and up.
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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 23 @ 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
Everything’s Connected – Audubon Society 1:30 pm
Everything’s Connected – Audubon Society
Aug 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Audubon Society Program  appropriate for ages 5 & up with an adult caregiver.The program  Everything’s Connected will discuss animal adaptations, food chains,food webs and ecosystems. Cost : $150.00 (Check to be made out to Audubon Society of Rhode Island,Attn: Lauren Parmelee Senior Director of Education) Takes place in the Main Program Room
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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Make a Terrarium 3:00 pm
Make a Terrarium
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Teen and Children’s Librarians help teens make terrariums out of recycled jars using potting soil, gravel ,charcoal and live plants. Ages 11 & up.
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Water Science with Collin 3:00 pm
Water Science with Collin
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Water science with Collin sink and float, ocean in a bottle and other science programs.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7pm 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
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 29 @ 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.
The 3 Foragers 6:00 pm
The 3 Foragers
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wild Food foraging doesn’t have to take place far from home or in the deep forest! Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss trees, weeds, and plants that many people are using at home in their yard for landscaping that have surprisingly edible parts. You’ll recognize many of the weeds you have been pulling out and learn ways to incorporate them into your dinner. This program is for adults ages 18+. Registration appreciated, call Margaret at 401.767.4126.
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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 30 @ 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 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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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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