Programs and Classes

Highlighted Programs

One-On-One Technology Help!

Wednesdays, 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.

Clem Labine: Always a Dodger

Author Rick Elliot

Clem Labine: Always a Dodger

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30 p.m.

Rick Elliott was born in N.Y.C. but moved with his family to Rhode Island when just a youngster. His dad was relocating to Woonsocket, Rhode Island to assist three brothers in the family business, Jacob Finkelstein & Sons. It was in Rhode Island where his father met Clem Labine, then a 16 year old in high school, working in the shipping room at Finkelstein's. It was here in Woonsocket where their lifelong friendship was forged. 
     When the Dodgers played their home games in Brooklyn, Rick was invited to attend with Clem's son JR, dozens of times each summer. Here, at the sacred cathedral of Ebbets Field, the two boys would play catch on the infield grass pregame, visit the dressing room post game, and then sleep overnight at the Bossert Hotel, under the same roof as the author's beloved Dodgers. 
     Rick attended Classical High School in Providence, and then graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Behavioral Psychology in 1968. After graduation, he joined the family business and worked with his father and Clem, who was, by then, General Manager of the Deerfoot Team and Award Jacket Division of Jacob Finkelstein & Sons. Rick's childhood hero had become his business associate, close friend, and confident. Clem had become, in many ways, a second father to the author. After pressure from cheap imports forced the sale of the family business, Rick turned to housebuilding and constructed over 200 single family homes in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Florida for the next 26 years as Richard Elliott Builder, Inc. He retired in 2011. Clem and Rick remained very close friends until Clem's passing in 2007. The author has always believed that Clem's story was too extraordinary, and too magical, to be left untold. In retirement he has written "Clem Labine: Always a Dodger", in the hope that he can share Clem's magical, courageous and inspiring life with others. 
     Rick lives alone with his puppy, Miss Roshi, in Cumberland, Rhode Island, where he is now working on his next two manuscripts. He says he still misses his father, and his dear buddy Clem Labine, every single day of his life!

Adult Summer Reading Club: Escape the Ordinary!

Runs July 6 through August 20

How It Works:

  • Open to adults ages 18 and over.  Sign up online at or in person at the Reference Desk with Margaret
  • Read books
  • Complete and return a form giving your short review of each book read
  • Enter to win prizes

Prize winners will be drawn randomly from all entries received.  Book reviews must be received by 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 20 to be eligible for drawings.  Drawings held on Friday, August 21.

Prizes include: gift cards, summer surprises, gift baskets

The more you read, the more chances to win!


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

Upcoming Programs / Classes


August 31, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Program Room

Creative Writing Group

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

Creative Writing Group

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


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

Creative Writing Group

September 16, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room