Programs and Classes

Highlighted Programs

One-On-One Technology Help!

Mondays, 4:30-7:30

Book and appointment at the Reference Desk at 767-4124.


Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.

The knitting group project for donation in October will be chemotherapy caps. Super soft yarn must be used for this project.  Interested in joining our knitting group?  Please contact Jen Grover.

Written Word Writing Group

Thursdays, 7:15 p.m.

An outlet for adult writers of all leanings: poetry, journaling, prose, short story, sermon, comedy, script writing, puppets.  No critiquing.  All are welcome and there is no charge.


Creative Writing Group

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

La Survivance

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 @2:00 p.m.
In the Large Program Room

La Survivance is a New England heritage lecture about French culture in the mill towns of New England.  The lecture includes live music performed by composer/ethnomusicologist/folklorist/multi-instrumentalist Professor Phoebe Légère. Professor Légère brings history to life with traditional French-Canadian folk songs, archival photographs and stories of the French-Canadians in New England who fought for La Survivance, the survival of their language, identity and religion.

Prof. Légère is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning composer who has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She is an ethno-musicologist known for her recovery of Abenaki and Acadian songs. Prof. Légère is the author of two books: French Daughters of the Industrial Revolution (March 2016) and The Magic Accordion. Légère has written over one thousand songs. Her current EP, ACADIAN MOON charted on over 40 radio stations in Canada this year.

Come join us for this FREE EVENT! Share your memories and traditions at this fun, family-friendly illustrated musical lecture.


For Adults & Teens
Every Monday, 6-7 p.m. Starting June 1
Zumba Instructor, Connie Anderson, will provide both visual and verbal cues
to lead the class in easy, simple dance and fitness moves. Be prepared to move
your hips and shake your booty! The class will start with a warm-up, progress
to intervals of faster and slower tempos, and end with a cool down and stretch.
You don't have to be coordinated and know how to dance to try Zumba!
It uses a lot of repetition. Just be patient and don't get frustrated!
After a few classes you will begin to recognize the basic steps. Even if you
can't do a step, just move to however the music makes you feel.
There is no wrong or right way to Zumba!
Class is FREE for library patrons. Space is limited to the first 25 walk-in
participants. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
*Due to the fast pace of Zumba steps, children are not allowed to participate.
~ Zumba classes sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre ~
262 Popular Street Woonsocket, RI 02895

Adult Summer Reading Club: Escape the Ordinary!

2015  Woonsocket  Harris  Public  Library
Adult  Summer  Reading  Book  Club  WINNERS
Congratulations and Thank You for participating!
Williams Sonoma Gift Basket - Ryan Donovan
Wellness Boutique Gift Basket – Jennifer Allen
$25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card – Janet Kenyon
$10 Amazon Gift Card – Jason Bartlett
$10 Amazon Gift Card – Jayne McMeniman
$10 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card – Ray Beere Johnson II
Open the attached pdf file to read the book reviews!

Upcoming Programs / Classes


November 30, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Program Room

Creative Writing Group

December 02, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room


December 07, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Program Room

Creative Writing Group

December 09, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room


December 14, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Program Room

Knitting Circle


Kid's Knit, 6-7 p.m.

Adult Knit, 7-8 p.m.

Knitting and crochet enthusiasts of all levels of experience are welcome to attend this free crafting circle.  For more information, please contact Jen Grover.