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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RI Author Expo 10:00 am
RI Author Expo
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come and meet 20-30 RI Authors who will be here  with their great books, available for purchase and signing for all ages. Free event in the main program room.
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French Canadian Presentation 1:00 pm
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[...]
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Jun 15 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Preschool Sensory Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Sensory Storytime
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
  Located in the children’s program room. This is a new interactive storytime program that can be enjoyed by children ages 3-5 of all abilities and sensibilities with their adult caregiver. Sing our hello song, read a story, do fingerplays like Itsy Bitsy spider, and tell a story with our felt board. Then visit our sensory exploration stations. Register by calling 769-9044 x2 Walk-ins are welcome as long as there is space in the room. Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page. Those who are registered will receive a phone call.
Sensory exploration fun! 4:00 pm
Sensory exploration fun!
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  Located in the children’s program room. Visit our sensory tables for interactive play. Great for ages 5-10 with adult. This sensory play program can be enjoyed by children of all ages, abilities and sensibilities with their adult caregiver. Register by calling 769-9044 x2 walk-ins welcome so long as there is comfortable space in the room for all. Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page. Those who are registered will receive a phone call.
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Jun 22 all-day
The library will be closed.
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Summer Safety Show 11:00 am
Summer Safety Show
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Starts Tuesday June 25th 11am Free Books, Summer Safety Show presented by Lifespan Topics: pools, grilling, pedestrian safety (parades), bicycle safety, fireworks, etc. Interactive trivia game for parents and kids Join us at the summer craft table then sign up for kids and teens reading challenges, Learn Chinese, Summer Science Fridays, Paint-Appaloosa Thursdays, special performers Book Buddies, Teen Time & other programs Registration is requested for programs so that we can make sure we have enough materials for all.   Funding and support for the Statewide RI Summer Reading Program includes a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library[...]
Meet Andy Armadillo 12:30 pm
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[...]
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Science Fridays 11:00 am
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.
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Library Closed
Library Closed
Jun 29 all-day
The library will be closed.
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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
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.

contact us today

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