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.
Monday July 20th at 2:00 the Woonsocket Harris Public Library presents Henna by Heather, a workshop aimed at those 11 and up. Heroines of medieval India were some of the first people in the world to wear fabulous, intricate henna designs that are so popular throughout the world today.
On Monday July 13th from 2:00 to 3:00 the Woonsocket Harris Public Library presents Eric Fulford’s illustration workshop Secret Lives of Super Heroes. This is a chance for kids ages 11-17 to learn some of the drawing techniques of the pros. There will be a chance to design some original characters, then to fill in the details needed to bring the characters to life. Art classes are always in demand, and this is a great chance for young people to learn from a great artist. Contact Ed at the Teen Desk at 401-767-4132 for more details.
Everyone who loves music and anyone who’s ever wanted to write their own songs should be at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Thursday July 9th and 16th from 3:30 to 4:30 for two special classes in songwriting with Josh Gannon-Salmon. The program is aimed at kids in Middle School and High School and will give you a chance to work closely with a talented musician. The two classes will allow students to come up with a song one week and polish it the next. Josh Gannon-Salmon is a skilled performer who has played all over the New England area.