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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Adult Program Room

Studio Rhode Lab

Woonsocket Room

Children’s Program Room

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Library Closed
Library Closed
Sep 3 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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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Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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 Fossil program 6:00 pm
Adult Fossil program
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Steve Emma will   present a power point presentation on Fossils. There will be fossils for participants to take home. For ages 18 &up.
Trustee Meeting 7:00 pm
Trustee Meeting
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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 for Adults 7:00 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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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Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Sep 17 @ 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
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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.
Book Club 7:00 pm
Book Club
Sep 19 @ 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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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Sep 20 @ 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
Written Word Writing Group for Adults 7:15 pm
Written Word Writing Group for Adults
Sep 20 @ 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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Beekeeping for Adults 1:30 pm
Beekeeping for Adults
Sep 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Normand Peloquin of Celestial Offerings will talk about the science and art of beekeeping. This program is for adults and teens. We have another program for kids and bees with Normand on Thursday Sept 13th 6-7pm. Have you always wanted to be a beekeeper? What do beginners need to know. Already and expert? Discuss your bee topics with Normand. Find out about the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem. Learn about the different types of local honey our bees produce and more. Part of our free Explore Earth programming. Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet is a traveling exhibition for libraries. Explore[...]
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Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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
Wondering About Weather? 4:00 pm
Wondering About Weather?
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NOAA/National Weather Service Senior Meteorologist Hayden Frank, serving the Norton, MA Office, Will be here to talk about the National Weather Service’s core mission – the protection of life and property – and inform us about the various weather hazards that impact southern New England. Come and hear how information is disseminated and learn about the types of advisories, watches and warnings that are issued. Plenty of time will be allotted for questions during and after the presentation. Family friendly and free and open to all participants. Hayden Frank is the Severe Weather, Marine, Fire Weather and Outreach Focal Points for[...]
Artists Circle for Adults 7:00 pm
Artists Circle for Adults
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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
Sep 27 @ 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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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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