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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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler time is appropriate for kids 18 months-2 years with an adult caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs and finger plays. There will be a time for puzzle and puppet play. Registration begins Thursday 1/2/20. Please call the children’s room at 769-9044 Ext. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space available.
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Musical Storytime 10:00 am
Musical Storytime
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Community Care Alliance presents Musical Storytime A music and story program for ages 2-3.5 with one adult caregiver. Program is free and open to Woonsocket Residents. This 8 week series includes songs, stories, and craft. Some programs may involve food please let us know when signing up if you or your child has a food allergy.
Family Music Night 6:00 pm
Family Music Night
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anne-Marie Forer of Tunes and Tales for Tots presents this Family Music night great for ages 6 & under with adult caregiver. Thursdays 6-7pm Tunes & Tales for Tots will have you sing songs and make music with Anne-Marie Forer Includes fingerplays, movement activities and rhythm instrument play. Parents attend program with children. Suitable for ages 6 & under When you sign up, you are signing up to attend all of the listed programs. Those that register will get reminder calls and notified of cancellation. Cancellations will also be posted on our facebook page. Registration is suggested call 769-9044 x2 or[...]
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Lego Builder’s Club 1:00 pm
Lego Builder’s Club
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Located in the children’s program room on selected Saturdays.   Bring your imagination. We supply the Legos! We will put your creation on display until the next Lego Club meets. As these are the smaller Legos, an adult must be with the child in the room at all times for safety.
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Preschool Sensory Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Sensory Storytime
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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!
Feb 10 @ 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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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler time is appropriate for kids 18 months-2 years with an adult caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs and finger plays. There will be a time for puzzle and puppet play. Registration begins Thursday 1/2/20. Please call the children’s room at 769-9044 Ext. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space available.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
No program February 5th. Story Time for ages 2-5 years with adult caregiver. 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! Call 769-9044 ext 2 to register. Registration begins January 2nd
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Musical Storytime 10:00 am
Musical Storytime
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Community Care Alliance presents Musical Storytime A music and story program for ages 2-3.5 with one adult caregiver. Program is free and open to Woonsocket Residents. This 8 week series includes songs, stories, and craft. Some programs may involve food please let us know when signing up if you or your child has a food allergy.
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Martha Speaks Storytime 10:15 am
Martha Speaks Storytime
Feb 14 @ 10:15 am – 10:30 am
Friday February 14th (Valentine’s Day)  10-10:30am Special Appearance by Martha the dog at 10:00-10:15am! Followed by  story “Martha Speaks” by Susan Meddaugh Kids can get a coloring craft to take home along with special Martha stickers. *****Music is Fun with Mr. Rowland will immediately follow this program.
Music is Fun with Mr. Rowland 10:30 am
Music is Fun with Mr. Rowland
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Selected Fridays 10:30-11:30 Takes place in the large program room near the restrooms. Mr. Rowland brings his guitar and music shakers for the little ones to use. Sing along and move to the rhythm of these songs for children and families. Great for ages 6  & under with adult. Parents attend with children. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space in the room. Call 769-9044 x2 or stop by in person to register for this program. When you sign up you are signing up to attend all programs. Those that register will get reminder calls and also be notified if there[...]
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Rainforest Reptiles Show 2:00 pm
Rainforest Reptiles Show
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  During school vacation week! Free tickets available Monday February 10th for this fun educational program about the wonders of reptiles. Snakes, lizards, turtles and more will be at the library. Great for ages 4 & up with adult. Children under 12 must be with an adult at all times. Reserve your tickets by visiting the children’s services desk or by calling 769-9044 x2
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Toddler Time 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddler time is appropriate for kids 18 months-2 years with an adult caregiver. Children will listen to stories, sing songs and finger plays. There will be a time for puzzle and puppet play. Registration begins Thursday 1/2/20. Please call the children’s room at 769-9044 Ext. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space available.
Children’s Book Author Dana N. Ronci 2:00 pm
Children’s Book Author Dana N. Ronci
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
During School vacation week Children’s book author Dana N. Ronci will be at the library to read from her book “The Fish and the Butterfly.” A craft will follow the reading. Books will be available for signing and purchase by the author. Great for ages 4 and up with adult.
Lego Builder’s Club 2:00 pm
Lego Builder’s Club @ Woonsocket Public Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We provide the Legos you supply the imagination Great for ages 5 & up with adult These are the smaller Legos so an adult must be present at all times for safety. Walk-ins welcome as long as there is space. People who are registered will get reminder and cancellation phone calls.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
No program February 5th. Story Time for ages 2-5 years with adult caregiver. 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! Call 769-9044 ext 2 to register. Registration begins January 2nd
Painting Palooza 2:00 pm
Painting Palooza
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
During school vacation week. We provide the paints, brushes, and things to paint. Great for ages 3.5 and up with adult. Registration is suggested call 769-9044 x2. Walk-ins welcome so long as there is space in the room.
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Pretzel Log Cabin 2:30 pm
Pretzel Log Cabin
Feb 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We provide all the materials. You supply the imagination. Let us know if yor child has a food allergy. We will not use nuts but some items may be processed in a factory that has nuts. Great for ages 8 & up with adult. Registration is required so we have enough materials for all. Stop by or call the children’s room at 769-9044 x2.
Family Movie Night 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday December 26th   The Grinch (2018 version with Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch)  90 min Thursday January 30th    Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)  102 min Thursday February 20th    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (2018) 117 min Thursday March 26  Coco (2017) 106 min Thursday April 16 Great for children 8 and up with an adult.
Family Music Night 6:00 pm
Family Music Night
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anne-Marie Forer of Tunes and Tales for Tots presents this Family Music night great for ages 6 & under with adult caregiver. Thursdays 6-7pm Tunes & Tales for Tots will have you sing songs and make music with Anne-Marie Forer Includes fingerplays, movement activities and rhythm instrument play. Parents attend program with children. Suitable for ages 6 & under When you sign up, you are signing up to attend all of the listed programs. Those that register will get reminder calls and notified of cancellation. Cancellations will also be posted on our facebook page. Registration is suggested call 769-9044 x2 or[...]
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Pre School Play dough time 10:30 am
Pre School Play dough time
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children ages 3 & up will use their imagination to make creations with play dough using  cookie cutters, rolling pins and other tools. This  is appropriate for children ages 3 & up with an adult caregiver. Registration is required to make sure there is enough material for all participants. Please call  the Children’s room at 769-9044 Ext. 2.
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Science Saturday: Water 1:00 pm
Science Saturday: Water
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday February 22nd 1-3pm Learn about surface tension, capillary action and what sinks and floats. Make an aluminum foil sail boat and more water science topics. Great for ages 8 & up with adult. Not for preschoolers as there may be small objects used for sink and float. No registration required.
Classics 5 Jazz Quintet 2:00 pm
Classics 5 Jazz Quintet
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free concert for all ages.
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Homeschool 10:30 am
Homeschool
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This program starts at 10am at the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket. Homeschool families are welcome to attend this program. We ask that you register with the Museum of Work and Culture as this will let us know how many people are attending so we have enough materials for all. The topic is Child Labor in the mills and unionization in the mills.
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Musical Storytime 10:00 am
Musical Storytime
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Community Care Alliance presents Musical Storytime A music and story program for ages 2-3.5 with one adult caregiver. Program is free and open to Woonsocket Residents. This 8 week series includes songs, stories, and craft. Some programs may involve food please let us know when signing up if you or your child has a food allergy.
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Music is Fun with Mr. Rowland 10:30 am
Music is Fun with Mr. Rowland
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Selected Fridays 10:30-11:30 Takes place in the large program room near the restrooms. Mr. Rowland brings his guitar and music shakers for the little ones to use. Sing along and move to the rhythm of these songs for children and families. Great for ages 6  & under with adult. Parents attend with children. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space in the room. Call 769-9044 x2 or stop by in person to register for this program. When you sign up you are signing up to attend all programs. Those that register will get reminder calls and also be notified if there[...]
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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.

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