Childrens Programs & Events

Childrens Programs & Events2018-07-06T13:43:49-04:00

Upcoming Children’s 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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Book Buddies 3:45 pm
Book Buddies
Apr 3 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Book Buddies wanted! This program gives children currently enrolled in 1st,2nd or 3rd grade a time to practice their reading skills . Children are partnered with a teen buddy. The children can read to their buddy or take turns. There is a time toward the end of each session to color or do puzzles together. Teens ages 12- 18 years old can accrue community service time while volunteering for Book Buddies. A volunteer application can be picked up at the Children’s desk. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, 3/11/19.Please call the Children’s desk at 769-9044 Ext. 2 BD
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Welcome Spring Party 1:00 pm
Welcome Spring Party
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday April 6, 2019 FREE Tickets will be available Monday April 1st Tickets are given out so we do not exceed room capacity. Balloons, face painting, tossing games, crafts and more! Ages 6 & under 1-2pm Ages 7-12 2:30-3:30pm If you have a child in both age groups do not worry speak with the librarian at the desk. Teens 13-17 please see the librarian for a volunteer form as we do give 4 community service hours for volunteering for this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library
An Afternoon with Stephen Foster and Mark Twain 2:00 pm
An Afternoon with Stephen Foster and Mark Twain
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Afternoon with Stephen Foster and Mark Twain
An Afternoon with Stephen Foster and Mark Twain 2-3 pm, A Family Fun Performance for All Ages by Mary King and Ed Sweeney Musicians Ed Sweeney and Mary King use the power of music and words to transport audiences back in time to experience the beautiful melodies of Stephen Foster and the hilarious quips of Mark Twain in an Americana program that will delight and entertain all ages. Ed Sweeney, performing on an array of guitars and banjos, honors people and their history by presenting music that entertains as well as educates. Ed has performed worldwide and his music has been[...]
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Appropriate for children 18 months- 2 years old with an adult caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs and finger plays. There will be a time for puzzle or puppet play. Registration begins Monday, 4/1/19. Please call the Children’s room @ 769-9044 Ext.2 Walk ins are welcome if there is space available.
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Preschool Storytime ages 2-5 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime ages 2-5
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time for ages 2-5 years with adult caregiver. April 10, 17, 24 April 17th takes place during school vacation week! May 1, 8, 15, 22, Wednesdays 10-:30-11:30am Children listen to stories, sing songs, play with puppets, puzzles and board books. Kids make a craft to take home and enjoy. Caregivers attend story time with children. Siblings welcome! Registration begins Monday April 1st Call 769-9044 ext 2 to register.  
Book Buddies 3:45 pm
Book Buddies
Apr 10 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Book Buddies wanted! This program gives children currently enrolled in 1st,2nd or 3rd grade a time to practice their reading skills . Children are partnered with a teen buddy. The children can read to their buddy or take turns. There is a time toward the end of each session to color or do puzzles together. Teens ages 12- 18 years old can accrue community service time while volunteering for Book Buddies. A volunteer application can be picked up at the Children’s desk. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, 3/11/19.Please call the Children’s desk at 769-9044 Ext. 2 BD
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Coding Robots with Dash and Dot 3:00 pm
Coding Robots with Dash and Dot
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Great for ages 7 & up. Mrs. Phillips will bring her Robots Dash and Dot for students to learn fun coding programs. Students use a computer tablet to move the robots through mazes the students create. Great for beginners as well as those who have used Dash and Dot before.
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Play dough time 10:30 am
Play dough time
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children ages 3- 6 with an adult caregiver are invited to spend an hour playing with homemade play dough. There will be cookie cutters and other supplies for the children to use. Just bring your imagination! Registration is required to make sure we have enough supplies for everyone. Registration begins Tuesday, 4/9/19. Stop by the Children’s desk or call 769-9044.
Shanthi Dance from India 2:00 pm
Shanthi Dance from India
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn the traditional dance from India from Shanthi Adult caregivers attend with children ages 8 & up. Registration starts Tuesday April 9th
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Making Dream Catchers for ages 4-8 2:00 pm
Making Dream Catchers for ages 4-8
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn about Dream Catchers and their importance in Native American culture.  Ms. Webb will show parents and kids how to make dream catchers from paper plates and string. Great for ages 4-8 with adult. Parents attend this class with children. Registration begins Tuesday April 9th. Call 769-9044 x2
Make Dream Catchers for ages 9 & up 3:00 pm
Make Dream Catchers for ages 9 & up
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about Dream Catchers and their importance in Native American culture.  Ms. Webb will show students ages 9 & up how to make dream catchers from embroidery hoops, string, beads, feathers. Registration begins Tuesday April 9th. Call 769-9044 x2
Book Buddies 3:45 pm
Book Buddies
Apr 17 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Book Buddies wanted! This program gives children currently enrolled in 1st,2nd or 3rd grade a time to practice their reading skills . Children are partnered with a teen buddy. The children can read to their buddy or take turns. There is a time toward the end of each session to color or do puzzles together. Teens ages 12- 18 years old can accrue community service time while volunteering for Book Buddies. A volunteer application can be picked up at the Children’s desk. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, 3/11/19.Please call the Children’s desk at 769-9044 Ext. 2 BD
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Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops 2:30 pm
Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops
Apr 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We supply the chocolate melts in a variety of colors and Oreo’s in a variety of flavors. Take a cake pop stick and attach it to the Oreo of your choice and dip it in chocolate.  Then choose from a variety of sprinkles to make your Oreo Pop decorative. Although there are no nut products in this program it is possible that some of the decorations or chocolate melts may be processed in a factory that also produces nuts. Please advise us if you child has any food allergy upon registration. Open to students in Middle School and High School only.[...]
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 18 months – 2 years old with an adult caregiver are invited to come listen to stories, sing songs and finger plays. There will be  time for puzzles or puppets. Registration begins Monday 4/1/19. Please call 769-9044. Walk ins are welcome if there is space available.
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Book Buddies 3:45 pm
Book Buddies
Apr 24 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Book Buddies wanted! This program gives children currently enrolled in 1st,2nd or 3rd grade a time to practice their reading skills . Children are partnered with a teen buddy. The children can read to their buddy or take turns. There is a time toward the end of each session to color or do puzzles together. Teens ages 12- 18 years old can accrue community service time while volunteering for Book Buddies. A volunteer application can be picked up at the Children’s desk. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, 3/11/19.Please call the Children’s desk at 769-9044 Ext. 2 BD
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Children ages 18 months – 2 years old with an adult caregiver are invited to come listen to stories, sing songs and finger plays. There will be  time for puzzles or puppets. Registration begins Monday 4/1/19. Please call 769-9044. Walk ins are welcome if there is space available.

Toddler & Pre-K

In order to cater to a broad audience and include interests for everyone We offer a multitude of programs, events, and regularly recurring classes for children in the toddler & pre-k age range. Programs include story time, music, puzzle time and more.

Music
is Fun

w/ Mr. Rowland

Takes place September – May on every other Friday.

He will bring music shakers for little ones to make their own music.

Mr. Rowland brings his guitar and sings new and classic songs for preschoolers.

Great for ages 6 & under with adult caregiver.

Located in the Great Hall Large Adult Program Room.

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Tunes & Tales
for Tots

w/ Ann Marie Forer

Takes place October – June on every other Thursday.

A program just for the toddlers.

Includes songs, fingerplays, movement activities and rhythm instrument play.

Most pre-school and Kindegarten programs are 45 minutes.

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Toddler
Time

18 Months – 2 Years

Wednesdays 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Finger plays & song.

Puppets, puzzles, & board books.

No crafts.

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Pre-School
Story Time

2 1/2 – 5 Years

Tuesdays 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Story reading & finger plays.

Songs like “Itsy Bitsy Spider” & “Wheels on the Bus”

Fun crafts with supervision.

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School Age Programs

For children ages 5+ and for those in first and second grade, we have programs which aim to occupy their attention and inspire creative thinking!

LEGO Building

Ages 5 & Up

Summertime – Friday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Rest of Year – One Saturday Per Month 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Younger than 5 years old allowed if parent is present.

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Book Buddies

1st & 2nd Graders

45 – 60 minutes

Kids read with older teen Book Buddies.

Also: coloring, puzzles, occasionally crafts & activities.

Wednesdays 3:45P to 4:45P During The School Year

July 3:00P to 4:00P & No Book Buddies in August

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Special Events

There is always some form of special event going on for children. We feature craft days, special holiday events, and performance events! All geared towards developing key skills in a fun environment!

Drop-In Crafts

All Ages

Crafts Like:

  • Kindness Rocks
  • Paper Crafts
  • Paper Towel Tube Structures
  • Historical Projects
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Holiday Events

Face painting, Costume Contests, and Party Themed Activity Sessions

Holidays

  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • St. Patrick’s Day

Springtime Events

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Special Events

Events (School Vacation)

  • Science Saturdays (Only On Select Saturdays)
  • Animal Shows
  • Storyteller
  • Magic Shows
  • Puppet Shows

Cultural Programs

  • Learning Chinese
  • Indian Henna
  • Indian Food & Culture
  • Native American Tribe Culture
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Sensory Programs

Our sensory exploration programs can be enjoyed by children of all ages, abilities, and sensibilities with their adult caregiver. Listen to stories, sing a song, tell a felt board story, and visit our sensory tables for interactive play. Walk-ins are welcome so long as there is comfortable space in the room for all.

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