Upcoming January 2019 Events
January closings are New Year's Day, January 1st
and Martin Luther King Day, January 21st.
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Automatic Renewals

Ocean State Libraries will institute automatic renewals for its cardholders beginning Monday, December 10, 2018.  All eligible items will automatically renew two (2) days before their due date.  The new due date will be extended from the original due date, adding another loan period.  There is no need to sign up for this new service.  Checkouts from eZone are excluded—these cannot be renewed automatically.

Some items may not renew if:

  • The item does not allow renewals
  • The item is on hold (another patron is waiting for it)
  • The item has reached its renewal limit (2 renewals)
  • The patron’s card has expired or borrowing privileges have been suspended due to an excess of more than $5.00 in fines, or if an  overdue notice has been sent for one or more items currently checked out.

If the item could not be renewed, patrons can receive Courtesy notices with the due date via email or text before it is due. Courtesy emails are sent to patrons with an email address on their account.

Learn how to opt-in to Text Alerts:

*Patrons are still responsible for any overdue fines for items returned late.




The Library is extending holiday discounts to the regular ongoing book sale for the following promotion:

~ Buck-a-Bag - Fill a bag of small paperbacks
for only $1.00 (we provide the bags)

Additional sale items located in the center aisle of the library.
~ Sponsored by the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library ~




Here is a sampling of New Release DVDs added:

Hard Target
Jurassic World
King of New York
The Lion King
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Moby Dick
Moving McAllister
The Prince & Me
Sweet and Lowdown
World War Z

The complete list of titles added this month is available
in the library on the  DVD shelves.






Knitting Circle
Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm.
No Knitting on January 2nd

Knitting Circle for ages 10 and up. A non instructional, minimal help gathering from 6:30-8pm. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.




The next meeting is Monday, January 28th from 2:30-4pm

For the winter months, book club will be meeting on the 4th Monday of the month for January, February and March.

This month's book selection is Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelley.  A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk. Adults 18+ are welcome to join us. For more information, please email Margaret at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book Club Reads January-June 2019

Monday, January 28, 2:30pm-4pm
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (487pgs)

Monday, February 25, 2:30-4pm –
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (342 pgs)

* Monday, March 25, 2:30-4pm
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent (417 pgs)

Wednesday, April 17, 7pm-8:30pm –
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama (354 pgs)

Wednesday, May 15, 7pm-8:30pm –
Less by Andrew Sean Green (263 pgs)

Wednesday, June 19, 7pm-8:30pm –
Radium Girls by Kate Moore (479 pgs)

What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (364 pgs)

*Date subject to change depending upon collaboration with Woonsocket High School English Department with RARI.







Mondays from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
No Zumba on Monday, January 21st

Please call ahead at 401-769-9044 to ensure that class is meeting. This is a free class led by Connie Anderson and 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.










How to Use Narcan to Save Lives
6 PM - 8 PM in the Woonsocket Room
Next Session is January 24th

Free Informational session presented by the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition. Open to the public, meets
on the 4th Thursday of every month.
For more information, please call Lisa Carcifero 
at 401-766-3332.






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.








The Autism Project's Weekly Support Specialist, Linda Brunetti, returns on January 3, 2019 and then weekly on Thursdays from 10am-12pm in the Children's Room.

For more information, please call Linda at 401-785-2666 ext 76045 or email her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Toddler Time

Children ages 18 months- 2 years

Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 am


Registration starts Tuesday 1/15/19

Walk ins welcome if there is space available.


Toddlers and caregivers listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger plays, play with puppets & puzzles.

Call 769-9044 Ext.2 to register.






















Every Friday in January in the Main Program Room
from 2:00-4:30 PM
The room turns into a Teen Lounge with snacks, games, iPads and a chance to use our new virtual reality gaming system. Adult Librarian supervision provided.

See Teen Librarian Ed for more information or call 401.767.4132 or email: 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Wednesday, January 16th at 6pm
Shown on the Big Screen in the Main Program Room
Avengers Infinity War
For teens in middle and high school
~ Snacks and comfy seating ~
Ask Teen Librarian Ed for details.



Area Code 401
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






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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 & Saturdays from 9am - 5pm