August 2022


The Woonsocket Harris Public Library now has a Pinterest page with lists of newly cataloged items and more to be added soon. Find it here:

Here is a sampling of New DVDs added: 
American Rust
The Beatles: get back
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Queens of Mystery: Series 1
Queens of Mystery: Series 2
The Worst Person in the World
Writing Creative Nonfiction




Summer Movie Night at the Library

See feature films at the library with family and friends in August.
Thursdays August 11 & 18 from 6pm-8:30pm in the main program room.

Ask at the teen desk for a flyer, call 401-769-9044 x3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. movie details including running time
and title of movie.

Bring your own snacks and drink. No alcoholic beverages allowed.

All films are family friendly and are either PG Or PG-13

Licensing for the films provided by Swank Movies for Public Libraries and the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library.




The Woonsocket Public Library is pleased to announce that Linda Brunetti from The Autism Project will be at the library Mondays and Wednesdays during our story time.  Linda is a great resource to help families connect with services, provide support and education around child development. You do not need to have a child with special needs to meet with  Linda. Please stop by and say hello.



PLEASE NOTE: Library in the Park is canceled for Tuesday, August 9th. We will be at the park again on Tuesday, August 16th. See you then!




Dungeons and Dragons for Teens    Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm

Anyone in Middle School or High School under the age of 18 is invited to join the weekly Dungeons and Dragons game. It’s an ongoing storytelling based adventure with the focus on fun and excitement rather than rules. From the darkened canals of Verenzia to the dinosaur filled jungles of Srathus, an entire world of role playing adventure awaits.
Join us in the Children’s Programming room. Sign up by calling 401-769-9044 x3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




South Carolina Senator Tim Scott says thousands are without power across the state as Ian makes landfall. Now a post-tropical cyclone, Ian landed as a hurricane in South Carolina earlier today and is moving up the East Coast. Scott says around 200-thousand people are without power, and that now is not the time to ease up worries.        The White House says the federal response to Hurricane Ian is not about politics. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre [[ kar-EENE jhan-pea-AIR ]] declined to offer an opinion about whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is doing a good job in his storm-ravaged state. Jean-Pierre noted DeSantis and President Biden have had several productive phone conversations.        Former President Trump is scheduled to be deposed next month in a defamation lawsuit. A woman named E. Jean Carroll has accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, and says she plans to file a separate civil suit against Trump on top of the defamation suit. The former President has denied Carroll's allegation that he assaulted her.       The CDC says it has "moderate" confidence the rate of monkeypox cases in the U.S. will either decline or plateau within the next two weeks. In its latest report on the outbreak, the CDC said cases could either decline or plateau, or begin rising "slowly" or "rapidly" with exponential growth.        A high-profile trial stemming from last year's Capitol riot is expected to begin soon. Yahoo News reports jury selection has ended in the trial of Stewart Rhodes, who is charged with seditious conspiracy for his role in the attack. Rhodes is the leader of the Oath Keepers militia group who authorities say helped plan the riot and called for civil war. He's one of five defendants in the trial that'll start next week.       Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett says his recent car crash was a serious wake up call. The defensive end was going 20 miles over the speed limit when he crashed his car on Monday. Thankfully, both he and his passenger escaped relatively unscathed, with Garrett suffering a minor shoulder and bicep sprain.