Program Room

Clem Labine: Always a Dodger

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
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.

Conscious Unparenting

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:15pm - 9:00pm

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.

Henna by Heather

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

Super Hero Art Class

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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.

Fandom Central

Repeats every week until Fri Aug 21 2015 .
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fridays August 7th, 14th and 21st 
Join our resident ubergeeks for a lively and spirited discussion of movies, tv, comics, games and anything else you can think of. If you’re a fan we want you there!

Teen Songwriting Class

Repeats every week until Thu Jul 16 2015 .
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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.

Jedi Academy

Repeats every week until Fri Jul 24 2015 .
Fri, 07/10/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fridays July 10th, 17th and 24th from 2:00-5:00
2:00-3:00 Build your own lightsaber
3:00-4:00 Instructions in lightsaber combat
4:00-5:00 Practice Combat
Open to anyone in Middle School or High School.
Wear something comfortable that you can move in.
Space is limited! Sign up required
Visit the Teen Desk or call 401-767-4132

Kona Ice Truck

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Kona Flavored Ice Truck

Animal World Experience

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, July 27, 2 p.m.
Wild Heroes
Spiderman! Batman! Aquaman! Just like many famous superheroes have animal powers, every animal has the power to be a superhero. In our newest children's program, "Wild Heroes" children get the opportunity to meet several of our animal friends and learn about their special abilities that make them a hero in their own way. We hope that children will leave the show understanding that they can be a hero in their own way too.
Every hero has a story!

Storyteller Shawn Middleton

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, August 3, 2 p.m.
A Child's Imagination Should Be Society's Inspiration~ Quote by Shawn Middleton
Touring New England, Award Winning Storyteller, and Author, Shawn Middleton mesmerizes his audiences! With his unique style of storytelling he brings stories to life with finger puppets, sound effects, voice dramatization, pauses, rhythm, sign language, mime and hip hop dance. Children, parents, teachers, librarians, and community members will be educated, entertained and engaged. Audiences don't just listen.