Calendar of Events for September 2017
We have lots of library happenings to share with you this month!
Saturday Hours from 9am-5pm start on September 9th



The Studio Rhode Woonsocket Team has been out and about collecting stories in the city. Look for our booth at upcoming Food Truck Friday and other events in September and October. Drop 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. 




September is national library card signup month. Please encourage anyone you may know that does not have a library to come in or apply online for a card for free. You may register on-line as a patron of our library if you are a Rhode Island resident. You will have limited privileges. Holds and program registrations placed with this card are active for 30 days.

You must show a valid Rhode Island ID and proof of address at your library within 30 days to get a permanent card or this temporary patron record will be deleted.




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:




An informational program called Fabulous Fluorites will be presented by Tony Cesana on Thursday, September 7th from 7pm-8pm. Tony is a 17 year member of the RI Minerals Hunters organization, a group in existence since 1965 with 200 members strong at present who are dedicated to the preservation of the environment, the discovery of new geological items and the search for knowledge. Tony learned about the physical Earth from other group members and finds fluorites to be fascinating and a great hobby, which has made him an amateur geologist and avid rock hunter. Tony has a sampling of fluorites at the Harris Library on display now through the end of September and will have many more to show at the presentation. He will also have information on how to join the RI Mineral Hunters organization. For more information, please call the library at 769-9044. Free and open to all.




Children's & Teens Book Sale
September 11-16th
All books $0.25

Look for our upcoming Media Sale to be held in the center aisle of the library from October 2nd - 6th. Items being sold include DVDs, CDs, VHS and cassette tapes.






Classes every Monday from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
when the library is open
No Zumba on Monday, September 4th
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 -- Starting on September 6th

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. Details will be forthcoming on the 6-week instructional knitting class for ages 10 and up, which will start in October. 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.




Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm


The Harris Library Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This month’s book selection is The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. All who have read the book 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.
























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




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