March 2019 Events
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Extra Session of Tech Help on Saturday, March 16th from 3-4pm

Want to know how to use the digital resources available to you?
Want to learn how to use Microsoft Word?

Informational sessions on  how to use the library for accessing ebooks, audiobooks, and more digital items for use will be available Tuesdays in the Studio Rhode Lab.  Informational sessions have been expanded to include basic instruction on how to use Microsoft Word.  Help will still be available for ebooks during these sessions.  iPads are provided, and patrons are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices and questions.

For ages 13 & up.  All are welcome to attend to learn how the Overdrive system works, but any patron who wants to create an account for checking out digital items must have a valid library card with $5 or less in fines.  For more information contact Thomas at  the reference desk: 401-767-4124. Space is limited for each session, and will be first come first served.




Here is a sampling of New Release DVDs added:
After Earth
The Grudge 2
Hide and Seek
The Jim Henson Collection
Stephen King's It
Soccer Dog: The Movie
Superman Returns
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
The Watcher

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




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.






Starting on Monday, February 11th from 6-7pm, Zumba Class will temporarily be held in the downstairs space at the Market Square Millrace Complex at 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket. For more information, please contact Connie Anderson at 401-762-4166. We will keep you posted when Zumba class returns to the library.
Sponsored by the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.




Knitting Circle
Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm

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




Monday, March 25th from 2:30-4pm

This month’s book selection is
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent (417 pgs)
All who have read the book are invited to attend.
 For more information, please email Margaret at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Next Meeting:

Wednesday, April 17, 7pm-8:30pm 

The Next Read:

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

This month is a collaborative book discussion with Woonsocket High School students and teachers. All are welcome to join us.




Art Circle for Adults

Thursdays at 7:15 pm when the library is open.
Welcomes adults artists for a non-instructional gathering.
Bring your own supplies. Meets in the Children’s Program Room.
All art forms welcome!
Bring your jewelry supplies, beading, knitting,
or any type of art you create.




How to Use Narcan to Save Lives
6 PM - 8 PM in the Woonsocket Room
Next Session is March 28th
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.








Weekly Family Support Specialist at Woonsocket Public Library
presented by The Autism Project
 Thursdays 10am-12pm

Family Support Specialist, Linda Brunetti, will be present for all Families looking for information and support on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. This program is provided by “Creating the Connections.”
Program and materials are free and provided in the children’s room.
For information or questions, please call Linda at 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 or email her at
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Located in the children’s program room
Saturdays 1-2pm
March 23
April 20
May 18

Bring your imagination and build Lego creations with new friends.
Completed Lego creations may be displayed in our display case
in the children’s room.
An adult must be with the child at all times in the program room
  for safety. Great for ages 5 & up.










Every Friday in the Children's 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.

Every First Friday of the Month --
We host a lively Magic the Gathering session!

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.

VR equipment received from the Studio Rhode Grant from the RI Office of Library and Information Services and the RI Office of Innovation.




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.



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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