Jun
8
Sat
French Canadian Presentation
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

French Canadian presentation runs 1-2:30pm., Dr. Leslie Choquette, Director of the French Institute, Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts and author Jackie Finn. Book is titled: From Habitants to Immigrants: The Sansoucys, the Harpins, and the Potvins. This is the story of the lives of two, eventually three, French Canadian families from their settlement by soldiers in the Richelieu Valley of Quebec in 1665 to their immigration to the mill towns of Massachusetts at the turn of the twentieth century. Told generation by generation, the book portrays the military expeditions of the Carignan-Salières Regiment sent by King Louis XIV of France to quell the marauding Iroquois, the colonization of the soldiers in the Canadian wilderness, the dependence on a family economy with all hands working through the seasons, the pain of epidemics, famine, war, the loss of French Canada to England and the ensuing cultural conflicts, and ultimately, the end of available farmland which led to emigration and the creation of a Franco-American diaspora in New England. Free and open to all.

Jun
25
Tue
Meet Andy Armadillo
Jun 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Hey Kids! Check out the fun we’re having
at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library
On Tuesday June 25th 12:30pm

Meet Andy Armadillo and listen to a story

Part of our Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
After the program sign up for great library reading programs

Funding and support for the Statewide RI Summer Reading Program includes a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through the RI Office of Library & Information Services, Local sponsors include Texas Roadhouse, United Skates of America, Pepin Lumber, Vose Hardware & Children’s and Young Adult Librarians of RI and the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library.

Jun
28
Fri
Science Fridays
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is a hands on interactive program appropriate for children ages 8 and up with an adult caregiver. There will be a different topic explored each week. Such topics will be Astronomy, making Solar Ovens, Geoscience and more. Come join the fun!

Registration is required. Registration for all Summer programs begins on Tuesday 6/25. Please call the Children’s desk at 769-9044.

Jul
2
Tue
July 4th Drop in Craft
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in the Children’s room on Tuesday, 7/2  from 2-4 pm to make a July 4th windsock decoration to take home. Appropriate for children ages 3 and up with an adult caregiver.

Jul
5
Fri
Science Fridays
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is a hands on interactive program appropriate for children ages 8 and up with an adult caregiver. There will be a different topic explored each week. Such topics will be Astronomy, making Solar Ovens, Geoscience and more. Come join the fun!

Registration is required. Registration for all Summer programs begins on Tuesday 6/25. Please call the Children’s desk at 769-9044.