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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Story Time 4:00 pm
Story Time
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual stories for children. A Princess, a Pirate, or a Library staff member read stories for families. See it on Facebook or Go to our Google Classroom use the code k7vd2si for stories!
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Make-a-Craft 4:00 pm
Make-a-Craft
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual craft activity  for children.  Join library staff members as they show you how to do fun craft projects. Go to the Woonsocket Library Facebook, or YouTube pages Or visit our Google Classroom. Use code 4fuq5bj to view the latest craft!
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Birds Are Best 3:45 pm
Birds Are Best
May 7 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for this in-person walking tour at the library where you will meet local birds and identify their habitats, colors, and learn interesting facts on how to spot our feathered friends.  Friday May 7th and 14th 3:45-4:45 outside weather permitting. Program is intended for school-aged children k-3rd grade and adult caregivers. Call 401-767-4122 to register or for more information.
Exploring Woonsocket 4:00 pm
Exploring Woonsocket
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Ms. Solitaire takes us on a journey across Woonsocket exploring local places, resources and topics. Fridays at 4pm on Facebook. Archived videos can be found on our YouTube site.
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Story Time 4:00 pm
Story Time
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual stories for children. A Princess, a Pirate, or a Library staff member read stories for families. See it on Facebook or Go to our Google Classroom use the code k7vd2si for stories!
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Life Cycle Frogs 3:30 pm
Life Cycle Frogs
May 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presented by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island This fantastic look at our amphibian friends is not to be missed. See a live frog up close on Zoom. You will be able to ask questions of how they start off as a tadpole in the water and become a frog. How are Frogs beneficial to our environment? Find out by registering for the zoom on Thursday May 13th at 3:30pm. Call 401-767-4122 or email childrens@woonsocketlibrary.org and we will send you the zoom code to join us.
Make-a-Craft 4:00 pm
Make-a-Craft
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual craft activity  for children.  Join library staff members as they show you how to do fun craft projects. Go to the Woonsocket Library Facebook, or YouTube pages Or visit our Google Classroom. Use code 4fuq5bj to view the latest craft!
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Birds Are Best 3:45 pm
Birds Are Best
May 14 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Join us for this in-person walking tour at the library where you will meet local birds and identify their habitats, colors, and learn interesting facts on how to spot our feathered friends.  Friday May 7th and 14th 3:45-4:45 outside weather permitting. Program is intended for school-aged children k-3rd grade and adult caregivers. Call 401-767-4122 to register or for more information.
Exploring Woonsocket 4:00 pm
Exploring Woonsocket
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Ms. Solitaire takes us on a journey across Woonsocket exploring local places, resources and topics. Fridays at 4pm on Facebook. Archived videos can be found on our YouTube site.
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Story Time 4:00 pm
Story Time
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual stories for children. A Princess, a Pirate, or a Library staff member read stories for families. See it on Facebook or Go to our Google Classroom use the code k7vd2si for stories!
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Tunes & Tales Zoom 4:00 pm
Tunes & Tales Zoom
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grab your pith helmets and join storyteller/musician Anne-Marie Forer on a musical journey to the zoo. Act like a monkey. Jump like a kangaroo. Go on a lion hunt. Never a dull moment during this Tunes-n-Tales Zoom program for the Woonsocket Harris Public Library Wednesday, May 19 at 4pm. To register and receive link, contact Chris Goldstein, Children’s Librarian. 401-769-9044. Program for children and their families. This program is a recording you can watch on Facebook or in our Google Classroom Tunes & Tales w Anne-Marie use code 4fo4has Anne-Marie Forer strums her guitar and music shakers for the little ones[...]
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Make-a-Craft 4:00 pm
Make-a-Craft
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual craft activity  for children.  Join library staff members as they show you how to do fun craft projects. Go to the Woonsocket Library Facebook, or YouTube pages Or visit our Google Classroom. Use code 4fuq5bj to view the latest craft!
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Exploring Woonsocket 4:00 pm
Exploring Woonsocket
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Ms. Solitaire takes us on a journey across Woonsocket exploring local places, resources and topics. Fridays at 4pm on Facebook. Archived videos can be found on our YouTube site.
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Story Time 4:00 pm
Story Time
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual stories for children. A Princess, a Pirate, or a Library staff member read stories for families. See it on Facebook or Go to our Google Classroom use the code k7vd2si for stories!
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Make-a-Craft 4:00 pm
Make-a-Craft
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual craft activity  for children.  Join library staff members as they show you how to do fun craft projects. Go to the Woonsocket Library Facebook, or YouTube pages Or visit our Google Classroom. Use code 4fuq5bj to view the latest craft!
Container Gardening 6:00 pm
Container Gardening
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday May 27th at 6pm Have you ever wanted to plant flowers or vegetables but didn’t have the space. Container gardening might be your solution. Join Master Gardener Angela Deller for  this an educational program. Great for teens and adults and gardening enthusiasts. Call 401-767-4122 or email cgoldstein@woonsocketlibrary.org  
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Exploring Woonsocket 4:00 pm
Exploring Woonsocket
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Ms. Solitaire takes us on a journey across Woonsocket exploring local places, resources and topics. Fridays at 4pm on Facebook. Archived videos can be found on our YouTube site.
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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
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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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