Calendar of Events for August 2017
We have lots of library happenings to share with you this month!
We are closed on Saturdays for the Summer until September 9th.

 

The library will be closed on Monday, August 14th in observance of Victory Day.

 

The Studio Rhode Woonsocket Team will be out and about collecting stories at upcoming city events throughout the month of August. Come by our booth and say "Hi!" and tell us YOUR Woonsocket story. We will be partnering with WOON 1240 Radio at National Night Out, OLQM Festival and Food Truck Friday. Look for us at the WOON 1240 truck!
Groups/agencies/organizations are invited to contact Margaret to schedule a storytelling event at your facility. Call Margaret at 767-4126 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 

 

NEW LIBRARY PASS OFFERED: The Salem Witch Museum library pass is now available for checkout. This pass offers a reduced admission price for up to six visitors. Call the circulation desk at 769-9044 for more information and for availability of the pass.

 

 

FOR ADULTS

 

 

ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS
Classes every Monday from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
when the library is open
No Zumba on Monday, August 14th

This is a free class led by Connie Anderson and is limited to the first 25 walk-ins. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
*Due to the fast pace of Zumba steps, children under age 13 are not allowed to participate in this evening class.
Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.

 

 

 

MONTHLY BOOK CLUB GATHERING
Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm

 

The Harris Library Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This month’s book selection is The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette FayAll who have read the book are invited to attend.
For more information, please mail Margaret McNulty at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

 

 

SUMMER READING
Summer reading lists are available in the Children’s Room
and in the Young Adult area.
Forms can also be found online for the Middle
and High School students  at:
Woonsocket Schools

woonsocket.schooldesk.net

Woonsocket High School
whsengdept.weebly.com

Good Shepherd
gwcrs.org/good-shepherd/Summer-Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Play dough Time
Monday August, 21st
10:30-11:30 am

This is for children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver
   Registration begins Monday July 31st
          
Located in the Children’s Program Room
Come play with homemade play dough.
Take your own play dough home with you!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOMBIE SURVIVAL COURSE
Open to All Teens
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9th
AT 4:30 IN THE MAIN PROGRAM ROOM
Learn real life skills and techniques for the
zombie apocalypse!
In this hands-on workshop, teens will learn:
- Basic first aid and first aid kits
- How to shoot a real crossbow (with safe, foam-tipped arrows designed for indoors)
- How to design an emergency bag or Bug Out Bag
- How to "lost proof" yourself
- Knots and lashings
- How to construct an emergency shelter
- How and where to make camp

 

 

 

D&D FOR TEENS
Every Tuesday from 3-4:45pm when the Library is open

This is a tabletop role playing game, held in the Children’s Program Room. Contact Ed for details at 401-767-4132
or by email to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Our mailing address is:
Woonsocket Harris Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895


Library Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am - 9pm
Tuesdays & Fridays from 9am - 5pm
Closed on Saturdays for the Summer until September 9, 2017
 

 
 
 
 





 



 

 
 

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