February 2018








Wednesdays, starting February 14, Noon-4:00pm.
Tax aide is provided by AARP in the Large Program Room. 
Sign up for the waiting list is put out at 11:30 am.
First come, first served basis.
No phone or advance reservations accepted.




Automated Telephone Renewals:
401-736-0965 or 1-800-359-3090
Log into your library account online at:

If renewing an item either online or via the automated telephone renewal line, you must do so by the day prior to the due date.  You will be unable to renew on the day of or thereafter via the automated phone line. You may call the library’s circulation desk at 401-769-9044 to renew during open hours.  Renewals will not be accepted through voicemail.  Please have your library card ready, as you will need that to renew items or discuss your account. Please keep in mind that new books, media and items with holds are not renewable.




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/









Local author, writer, speaker, educator and pastoral minister Phyllis Calvey will be here on Friday, February 16th from 1:30pm-2:30pm to talk about her most recent book titled The Butterfly Club. Inspired by numerous instances of grieving people who were visited by a butterfly and understood it to be God communicating His presence in their time of need, this collection of true-life stories holds out hope and comfort in the darkest hours of one's life. The Butterfly Club will instruct, amuse, and enlighten as it offers insightful look into the age-old question, "Was that a coincidence-or a genuine sign from God?" This program is geared toward adults.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.




Artists Circle for adults returns on Thursday nights when the library is open. Bring a project you are working on and your own supplies and meet with fellow creators. Water Colors, Beading, Knitting, Sewing and all other art media welcome. Meets at 7:15pm in the children's program room. Please call the library at 401-769-9044 for more information.




Classes every Monday from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
when the library is open
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.

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




Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm


The Harris Library Book Club for Adults meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This month’s book selection is One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline.  A limited number of copies to check out are available at the circulation desk. 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.





Every other Saturday at 1pm in the Children’s Program Room.
A tabletop role-playing game for anyone over the age of
eighteen. Set in a steam punk vision of the Victorian age, adventures mingle historical characters from the pages of literature.
Contact Ed for details at 401-767-4132 or by email to:  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 Patriots 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.































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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Library Director:  767-4125
Assistant Director:  767-4126
Circulation Desk/Main: 769-9044
Reference Department:  767-4124
Children’s Department:  767-4122
Young Adult/Teen Desk: 767-4132
Library Fax:  767-4120
Item Renewal Hotline:  736-0965






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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