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

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Children’s Program Room

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Science Fridays 11:00 am
Science Fridays
Aug 2 @ 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.
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Aug 3 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Pow Science Volcanoes 2:00 pm
Pow Science Volcanoes
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions! Kids model and demonstrate the phenomena that shape our ever-changing planet while learning about plate tectonics, meteorology, air pressure and more! Every participant makes and keeps their very own erupt-able Volcano! Volcanoes can’t be erupted the day of the program (they need time to harden), so we bring a larger version of our own to erupt as the big finish to the program. This program is appropriate for children ages 8 -12 with an adult caregiver. Registration is required. Registration for Summer programs begin on Tuesday 6/25. You may call the Children’s room at 401-769-9044 Ext.2
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Preschool play dough time 10:30 am
Preschool play dough time
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old with an adult caregiver. Bring your imagination and have some fun playing with  home made play dough. There will be cookie cutters, rolling pins etc. to use. Registration is required so that there is enough materials for everyone. Registration begins Tuesday,6/25/19. Call 769-9044 Ext. 2 or come by the Children’s desk.
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Henna by Pinky 2:00 pm
Henna by Pinky
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday August 8th 2-3pm Henna art will be limited to 10 participants due to time and number of cones available. Ms. Pinky will be here to do the henna hand designs. There will also be designs you can practice with on paper before using the cones yourself and create your own hand designs. There will be a few cones at the end for participants to try on their own hands. Light snacks, fruit juice, cookies and music from India. Children under 10 must be with an adult caregiver who can give permission. Henna art last for little over a week. Sponsored[...]
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Science Fridays 10:00 am
Science Fridays
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
This is a hands on interactive program appropriate for ages 8 & up. A different topic  will be explored each week. Come join the fun! Registration is required. Registration for all summer programs begins on Tuesday 6/25/19. Please call the Children’s desk at 401-769-9044 Ext.2
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Aug 10 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Preschool play dough time 10:30 am
Preschool play dough time
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old with an adult caregiver. Bring your imagination and have some fun playing with  home made play dough. There will be cookie cutters, rolling pins etc. to use. Registration is required so that there is enough materials for everyone. Registration begins Tuesday,6/25/19. Call 769-9044 Ext. 2 or come by the Children’s desk.
Children’s Author Kerri Gaulin 2:00 pm
Children’s Author Kerri Gaulin
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Kerri Gaulin will read from her book Howie Flies Solo. Summary: Join Howie, the owlet, on his first solo adventure as he encounters and helps other animals foraging for food just like him. Tuesday August 13th 2-3pm Great for ages 3.5 and up with adult.
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Science Fridays 10:00 am
Science Fridays
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
This is a hands on interactive program appropriate for ages 8 & up. A different topic  will be explored each week. Come join the fun! Registration is required. Registration for all summer programs begins on Tuesday 6/25/19. Please call the Children’s desk at 401-769-9044 Ext.2
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Aug 17 all-day
The library will be closed.
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G. Cole Intro to Theatre 2:00 pm
G. Cole Intro to Theatre
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gladys Cole is a children’s theatre teacher, director, and playwright in Rhode Island. She worked on more than 150 shows and is the founder of G. Cole Productions. A musical theatre production company for children. She is excited to participate for the second year in a row with OLIS summer reading program A Universe of Stories. Gladys is offering two programs for children and teens. Introduction to Theatre class is designed for kids with little to no experience in acting. Appropriate for children entering grades kindergarten-5 . Registration is required for this program. Registration for summer programs begins on Tuesday 6/25/19.Please[...]
Storytime from Space 3:00 pm
Storytime from Space
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A real space station astronaut reads  “Ava Twist Scientist” from space. After the story we will do a space themed craft like making space shuttles & rockets out of paper and doing a sink and float guessing activity. 3-4pm Monday August 19th Great for ages 3.5 and up with adult.
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Preschool play dough time 10:30 am
Preschool play dough time
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old with an adult caregiver. Bring your imagination and have some fun playing with  home made play dough. There will be cookie cutters, rolling pins etc. to use. Registration is required so that there is enough materials for everyone. Registration begins Tuesday,6/25/19. Call 769-9044 Ext. 2 or come by the Children’s desk.
Children’s Author Dana G 2:00 pm
Children’s Author Dana G
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author and RI educator Dana Gambardella reads from her two stories Mama Bear’s Magic and Grandma’s House. In Mama Bear’s Magic, Tiny Bear overcomes his apprehension for the bath because of Brother Bear’s modeling and Mama Bear’s clever approach. You can then tap into your own senses and experiences when the author’s memories of what she feels, tastes, smells, and sees come alive in Grandma’s House. Tuesday August 20th 2-3 pm Great for ages 3.5 and up with adult. Curriculum connections also available for teachers who want to add to their classroom library.  
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Aug 24 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Children’s Author April M. Cox 2:00 pm
Children’s Author April M. Cox
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author April M. Cox will be here with her book The Little Labradoodle : Puppy Pickup Day. Summary: Join the tiniest pup in a heartwarming story you and your kids can enjoy together about being brave in new experiences, dealing with bullies, and learning to accept yourself. Great for ages 3.5 and up with adult. Tuesday August 6th 2-3pm
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Aug 31 all-day
The library will be closed.

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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