Childrens Programs & Events

Childrens Programs & Events 2018-07-06T13:43:49+00:00

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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Children’s Program Room

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Play Dough Time 10:30 am
Play Dough Time
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come have some fun playing with homemade play dough. For preschool children ages 3-6 years with an adult caregiver. Registration begins July 9th. For more information, please call 769-9044 x2.
Book Buddies 3:45 pm
Book Buddies
Aug 1 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen/Preteen Readers: 12-18 yrs. Li’l Book Buddies: 5- 8 yrs. Reading, Coloring, Puzzles – One-on-One Fun!
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Learn Chinese 4:00 pm
Learn Chinese
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mr. R teaches Chinese Language and Culture for ages 7-11. Lots of fun crafts and games.
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LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule 10:30 am
LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Younger than 5 years old allowed if parent is present.
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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.
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Preschool Playdough Time 10:30 am
Preschool Playdough Time
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children 3-6 years old with an adult caregiver can use their imagination to create with playdough. They will have a chance to use different materials such as cookie cutters to make their own creations. Registration is required so we will have enough materials for each child to use. Registration begins Monday July 9th. Please stop by the Children’s desk or call 769-9044 Ext.2. Takes place in the Children’s Program Room
Learn Chinese 4:00 pm
Learn Chinese
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mr. R teaches Chinese Language and Culture for ages 7-11. Lots of fun crafts and games.
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LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule 10:30 am
LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Younger than 5 years old allowed if parent is present.
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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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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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.
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Preschool Playdough Time 10:30 am
Preschool Playdough Time
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children 3-6 years old with an adult caregiver can use their imagination to create with playdough. They will have a chance to use different materials such as cookie cutters to make their own creations. Registration is required so we will have enough materials for each child to use. Registration begins Monday July 9th. Please stop by the Children’s desk or call 769-9044 Ext.2. Takes 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.
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LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule 10:30 am
LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Younger than 5 years old allowed if parent is present.
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.
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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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Play Dough Time 10:30 am
Play Dough Time
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come have some fun playing with homemade play dough. For preschool children ages 3-6 years with an adult caregiver. Registration begins July 9th. For more information, please call 769-9044 x2.
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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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
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LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule 10:30 am
LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Younger than 5 years old allowed if parent is present.
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.
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LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule 10:30 am
LEGO Builders – Summer Schedule
Aug 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Younger than 5 years old allowed if parent is present.

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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