Calendar of Events for October 2017
We have lots of library happenings to share with you this month!
The library will be closed on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day.

 

We are excited to present to you the library's new Studio Rhode Creation Lab! Here is a sneak peek. 

 

 

 

 

We are actively collecting "My Woonsocket Life" stories both in the library in our new studio creation lab and also out in the community. Look for our Studio Rhode library booth at upcoming events such as Autumnfest on October 7th, 8th and 9th, and at Food Truck Friday/Movies in the Park night on October 13th at River Island Park.
Stop by, say "Hi!" and tell us YOUR Woonsocket story!
Groups/agencies/organizations are invited to schedule a story collecting event at your facility. For more information, please call Leslie or Margaret at 401-769-9044 or email Margaret at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Here are 3 prompts to guide you in telling your Woonsocket story.
Choose 1, 2 or all 3!
1.  Tell us about a favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket.
2.  What do you like about living in Woonsocket?  
What do you find challenging?
3.  What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

 

 

 

 

Sale starts on Monday October 2nd at 10 AM and continues when the library is open through Friday October 6th at 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please call the Circulation Desk at 401-769-9044 to inquire about availability and to reserve the pass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access is now available through the Harris Library for RI DMV practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL driver licenses. All practice tests, including the RI driver's handbook, are available in both English and Spanish. There is even an online driving simulator to test out your driving skills! For complete information. please visit: woonsocketlib.driving-tests.org/rhode-island/

 

 

 

 

FOR ADULTS

 

 

ZUMBA FOR ADULTS & TEENS
Classes every Monday from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
when the library is open
No Zumba on Monday, October 9th
This is a free class led by Connie Anderson and is limited to the first 25 walk-ins. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

*Due to the fast pace of Zumba steps, children under age 13 are not allowed to participate in this evening class.
Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.

 

 

 

Knitting Circle Meets at 7pm on Wednesdays
when the library is open

Knitting Circle is a group of fiber artists who gather to share ideas and suggestions for new projects. This is not an instructional class. Knitting Circle members may work on a project to donate to a local organization.
Signups for 6-week Learn to Knit beginner instructional classes begins on Monday, October 2nd at the circulation desk. The Fall session meets on Wednesdays from 6-7om from October 11th through November 15th.

Please email Jen for more information at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Meets on the second Thursday of the month when the library is open
from September to May (weather permitting)
Parlons Français, a French conversation group, welcomes all who are interested in their French-Canadian roots. This is a gathering in which to hold conversations in French, not an instructional class. Call  For more information, please contact Sylvia Bartholomy at 401-529-1275.

 

 

 

MONTHLY BOOK CLUB GATHERING
Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm

 

The Harris Library Book Club for Adults meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This month’s book selection is B.Y.O.B.T.M.M. - Bring Your Own Book That Matters Most. Please tell us about a book, or books, that you have read that matter most to you. All adults 18+ are invited to attend.
For more information, please mail Margaret McNulty at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30am when the library is open. Meets at Patriot Diner, 65 Founders Dr, Woonsocket, RI on the last Wednesday of the month.

Live & Learn is a social program for people with early memory loss. New ways to compensate for memory changes is offered. For more information about this program, please contact the Alzheimer's Association RI Chapter at 1-800-272-3900 or email Annie Murphy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Art Circle for Adults meets on Thursday evenings from 7-8:45 pm when the library is open in the Children's program.This is a non-instructional gathering for artists to meet and support each other. Please bring your own supplies.

 

 

FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D&D FOR TEENS
Every Tuesday from 3-4:45pm when the Library is open

This is a tabletop role playing game, held in the Children’s Program Room. Contact Ed for details at 401-767-4132
or by email to:
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Our mailing address is:
Woonsocket Harris Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895


Library Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am - 9pm
Tuesdays & Fridays from 9am - 5pm
Closed on Saturdays for the Summer until September 9, 2017

 

 
 
 
 




 

 
 

Lawyers for the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault don't have much time to respond to a request for her to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley says if they don't respond or agree to testify, the vote to send Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will happen on Monday. Kavanaugh's accuser was originally offered a chance to testify on Monday.        Senator Susan Collins says she is appalled by President Trump's tweet this morning lashing out against the California professor who has made a sexual assault claim against his Supreme Court nominee. The moderate Republican is considered a swing vote that could sway the confirmation battle in either direction. Today, Trump sent out a tweet asking why the assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is only coming out now.        The hashtag "Why I Didn't Report" is trending on Twitter. People are using it to tell their accounts of being victims of sexual assault. One woman used the "Why I Didn't Report" hashtag to say she was assaulted by a teammate during a combat mission in Afghanistan and was told not to cause problems. Another woman said her mother told her to keep quiet about the assault because if her father found out, he'd kill the boy who assaulted her.        Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke have faced off in a fiery debate. O'Rourke is vying for Cruz's seat in the Senate. On immigration, Cruz said O'Rourke is out of step with Texas and said that he seems to be fighting for illegal immigrants. O'Rourke accused Cruz of seeking to deport eleven million people from the country.       Flooding from Hurricane Florence may be sending coal ash into the Cape Fear River. A man-made lake connected to the site of a former coal-fired power plant in North Carolina breached a dam today, sending its water into the river.Coal ash is a byproduct of coal-fired electricity, and it contains particles harmful to human health such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic.        Rapper and songwriter J.Cole is using his platform to raise money for to help Hurricane Florence victims. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native is planning to set up hot food stations, housing options for families and donate food to local shelters. Donations will also be given to other local nonprofits aiding the people of Fayetteville.