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.

Conscious Unparenting

Conscious Unparenting

Monday, July 20, 7:15 p.m.

 

As children of the carefree 1970s, Kim Kinzie and Dawn Michael felt unprepared for the endless demands of 21st century parenting. Was it just the two of them who found motherhood so taxing? Dumbfounded, they asked fellow moms to share their feelings about raising children. Initially, conversations were polite and scripted. Determined to get to the truth, the authors took a risk and shared their deepest and darkest parenting stories. These exchanges fostered feelings of acceptance and validation. It wasn't their inept parenting skills, it was the impossible institution known as modern-day motherhood. This book is a compilation of those unedited narratives told with humor, emotion and raw honesty. It’s also a call to action, as the authors seek to create a new mode of parenting that merges the best of the ‘70s with today; one that is less kid-centric, more parent-friendly. With a nod to celebrity elitism, they’re calling this mindset “conscious unparenting™.” The authors take their mission to the next level by asking readers to be part of their movement and begin a parenting revolution. And it all starts with a disco ball…

 

This program is free and open to the public.

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 http://tinyurl.com/WHPL2015 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!

Zumba

ZUMBA
 
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

Zumba

August 03, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Program Room

Creative Writing Group

August 05, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room

Creative Writing Group

August 12, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room

Zumba

August 17, 2015
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Program Room

Creative Writing Group

August 19, 2015
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Large Study Room