Library Events Calendar

Events Calendar 2018-08-10T12:57:00+00:00

Our Upcoming 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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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Open to caregivers and those experiencing memory loss.  Meets in the main program room when the library is open. Live & Learn is a social program for people with early memory loss offering new ways to compensate for memory changes. Contact Alz.org/ri at 1-800-272-3900 or email Margaret “Annie” Murphy at mmurphy@alz.org.  Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
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.
Screen Printing for Teens 3:00 pm
Screen Printing for Teens
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sign up with Ed in the Teen department. For more information, please contact Ed for details at 401-767-4132 or by email to: efuqua@woonsocketlibrary.org
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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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
Blood Drive 10:00 am
Blood Drive
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Give the Gift of Life – donate blood today. Walk-ins are welcome or you may schedule an appointment by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/RIBCdonate. If you have questions about being able to donate, please call 401-453-8307 or visit:  http://www.ribc.org/giving-101 for facts and frequently asked questions.
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.
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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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.
Back to School Organizing 3:00 pm
Back to School Organizing
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Program focuses on organizing for teens for going back to school. For more information, please contact Ed  in the Teen Dept. at 401-767-4132
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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.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7pm on Mondays when the library is open Classes will take place in the main Program Room
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Aug 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
Dungeons & Dragons 3:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ed Fuqua hosts a Dungeons & Dragons session geared towards ages 11-18, with refreshments available!
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Open to caregivers and those experiencing memory loss.  Meets in the main program room when the library is open. Live & Learn is a social program for people with early memory loss offering new ways to compensate for memory changes. Contact Alz.org/ri at 1-800-272-3900 or email Margaret “Annie” Murphy at mmurphy@alz.org.  Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
No Trustee Meeting 7:00 pm
No Trustee Meeting
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
No Library Board of Trustees meeting. The next meeting is September 12, 2018 at 7pm in the Woonsocket Room. The Library Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The Public is welcome to attend.
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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
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.
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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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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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Aug 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
Dungeons & Dragons 3:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ed Fuqua hosts a Dungeons & Dragons session geared towards ages 11-18, with refreshments available!
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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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Open to caregivers and those experiencing memory loss.  Meets in the main program room when the library is open. Live & Learn is a social program for people with early memory loss offering new ways to compensate for memory changes. Contact Alz.org/ri at 1-800-272-3900 or email Margaret “Annie” Murphy at mmurphy@alz.org.  Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
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.
No Book Club 7:00 pm
No Book Club
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Library’s Book Club gathering is postponed. The next gathering is Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm in the Woonsocket Room. All adults 18 and up are welcome to attend. For the next read, please visit: https://woonsocketlibrary.org/book-club/
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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
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.
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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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.
Jedi Academy 3:00 pm
Jedi Academy
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sign up with Ed at the Teen Desk. For anyone in Middle School or High School.
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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.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7pm on Mondays when the library is open Classes will take place in the main Program Room
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
Dungeons & Dragons 3:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ed Fuqua hosts a Dungeons & Dragons session geared towards ages 11-18, with refreshments available!
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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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Open to caregivers and those experiencing memory loss.  Meets in the main program room when the library is open. Live & Learn is a social program for people with early memory loss offering new ways to compensate for memory changes. Contact Alz.org/ri at 1-800-272-3900 or email Margaret “Annie” Murphy at mmurphy@alz.org.  Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
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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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
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
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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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.
Zumba 6:00 pm
Zumba
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zumba for Adults from 6-7pm on Mondays when the library is open Classes will take place in the main Program Room
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Tech Tuesday 2:30 pm
Tech Tuesday
Aug 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Need help navigating ebook devices, auidobooks, social media, or email? Come to Tech Tuesday!
Dungeons & Dragons 3:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ed Fuqua hosts a Dungeons & Dragons session geared towards ages 11-18, with refreshments available!
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Live and Learn 9:30 am
Live and Learn
Aug 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Open to caregivers and those experiencing memory loss.  Meets in the main program room when the library is open. Live & Learn is a social program for people with early memory loss offering new ways to compensate for memory changes. Contact Alz.org/ri at 1-800-272-3900 or email Margaret “Annie” Murphy at mmurphy@alz.org.  Group meets at Patriots Dinner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.
The 3 Foragers 6:00 pm
The 3 Foragers
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wild Food foraging doesn’t have to take place far from home or in the deep forest! Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss trees, weeds, and plants that many people are using at home in their yard for landscaping that have surprisingly edible parts. You’ll recognize many of the weeds you have been pulling out and learn ways to incorporate them into your dinner. This program is for adults ages 18+. Registration appreciated, call Margaret at 401.767.4126.
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Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist 10:00 am
Autism Project Family Resource Support Specialist
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday morning. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifespan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 Take place in the Children’s Program Room
Artists Circle 7:00 pm
Artists Circle
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annie Marie Cote runs the Artists Circle for adults 18 years and up only. This is a weekly event.
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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.