February 6, 2021
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Here is the library’s re-opening plan through Phase 3
Questions? Call us at 401-769-9044

 

Hello All,

Here is a list of all of the virtual programs happening during February for Black History Month and School Vacation Week 15-19th! We also have a program by the Nature Conservancy on February 10th on Family Friendly Hikes in RI. Families can also make an appointment convenient for your schedule with our Children's Librarian, Ms. Chris, for a personalized storytime. As always, please check back often to view updates on our Facebook page of our weekly programs presented by our Young Adult Librarian, Ed Fuqua, such as  Conservations with Ed and Solitaire and Booktalking with Ed and Michaela. 

All week long during school vacation week, Make & Take craft bags will be available for preschool to teens. Stop in, say hello and pick up a free craft kit! 

Monday Feb 15  3-4pm  DOG MAN THE BOOK DISCUSSION   
Dog Man The Book Discussion. Be ready to discuss your favorite characters from this popular series. Have drawing supplies ready for our Pictionary and Silly Story games. Trivia and Prizes will be part of the discussion.

Tuesday Feb 16 11am & 4pm  STORYTIME
Preschool Storytime is presented at two times. Choose 11am or 4pm. We will go on a bear hunt through the children's library. Act out songs like Wheels on the Bus, and read a few stories with Ms. Chris. Pick up a craft bag in the children's room for extra fun. 

Wednesday Feb 17  3-4pm HISTORY OF THE BLACKSTONE CANAL
History of the Blackstone Canal with Mark Mello from the  Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. He will talk about the historic importance of the Blackstone Canal and how the Greater Woonsocket area benefited from the canal. Learn about its influence on the Industrial Revolution. How has fish and fowl thrived today? Program is great for adults and children of all ages. 

Thursday Feb 18 4-4:45pm  SEA DUCKS
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Wildlife Outreach Team presents a fun virtual crash course on Sea Ducks! These unique winter visitors can be found here in RI. DEM will discuss where you can go to see them, and the interesting conservation projects that have focused on sea ducks in RI.  Program is great for adults and children of all ages. 

Friday Feb 19  3-4pm MOBILE QUEST SCIENCE ADVENTURES
Rapunzel is stuck in her tower. How will she get her ice coffee? In this STEAM adventure you have been assigned a mission. As MQGuiver you will be given a container filled with objects. Can you problem solve in time to get Rapunzel her coffee and save the day. You will be given instructions upon registration as to how and when to pick up your science bag. Wait to open it until the day of the zoom as you will be given further instructions and timer will count down your success!

You will need to register with us to get the zoom code for all of the above programs. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and in the subject line put the name of the program. In the body of the text put the first name of the participants and their ages if they are children. For adults just put adult next to your first name. 

For the Sea Ducks program you can fill out a form at tinyurl.com/seaducks and we will send you the code.

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library.

 

 

* Photo Credit Copyright The Nature Conservancy of RI

The Nature Conservancy of RI Talking about Walking
Short Family-Friendly Hikes and Walks in RI
Wednesday February 10 th at 4pm Via Zoom


Looking for new ideas for places to get outside and enjoy nature with your family during February vacation? Join us for a talk by The Nature Conservancy, one of Rhode Island’s leaders in protecting forests and other green spaces for people and wildlife. This talk will focus on short, easy trails in Rhode Island that are perfect for families to explore.

All ages are welcome to sign up for this program.
 

To join the zoom, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and
we will send you the zoom code.

 

 

Beanstack has created a free virtual challenge in celebration of Black History Month (BHM). Choose books on topic of black history and log your reading into the program. In addition to reading, there are activity badges to be completed.

Open to all ages and communities.
View a preview video of some BHM content on Facebook

View a video of some BHM books on display in the children's department

Register here for Beanstack:
 https://woonsocketlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

 

 

 

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS, HOURS & SERVICES
The Rhode Island History: Industrialization program was built with focusing on Rhode Island history as well as the role of New England during the time of Industrialization and has educational resources for all grades. This program is made possible with a partnership with the Museum of Work and Culture as well as the Blackstone Valley National Historic Parks Service.   

Birding and Beyond was built with a partnership between the Woonsocket Library and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Both educational programs serve K-12 students.
 
To access our remote learning programs go to 
https://woonsocketlibrary.org/beanstack-programs/

You will find a link to Beanstack, our online program, where you can participate in reading challenges, video content, activities and more. You will be asked to create a login and password and then you can record your progress and earn online badges.

In addition to this free educational content, the library continues to provide free virtual programs to entertain and educate all ages via Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Facebook  and YouTube. We also have Google Classroom videos. Sign in with your Google account and join a class using one of these codes: for Storytime use code k7vd2si, for Tunes & Tales with Anne Marie use code 4fo4has, and for Crafts & STEAM videos use code 4fuq5bj

There are Booktalkings, Conversations, Princess & Pirate Stories, Staff Readings, Anne-Marie Forer story and music programs and Craft Videos. Each weekday we bring to you a different program as we spend this virtual time together. 

OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9am-7pm
Tuesdays & Fridays from 9am-5pm
We are closed Saturdays & Sundays.


~ Adhering to COVID-19 protocol for libraries, we do not have seating, tables or study rooms available for public use inside of the library.
~ We ask that you please bring U.S. dollar bills and coins for photocopying and computer printing, as we cannot make change.
~ Faxing is with a credit or debit card only.
~ The library has extended Wi-Fi into the front parking lot. Look for the Library_ParkingLot network for open access.
~  We are open to the public for returns, check out, limited browsing,
document notarizing, photocopying, self-service faxing,
and 30-minute computer use and printing.

 

LIBRARY  PHONE  NUMBERS
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

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