Find our current Children’s Activity guides here:

 Fall 2016 Children’s Activities Brochure


 Crazy 8s math logo




CRAZY 8s is an 8 week math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities.  With CRAZY 8s kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics.

Tuesdays, September 13 – November 1

3:30-4:30 @ Weaver Library

For kids in grades K-2

REGISTER:  Call 401-434-2453. Limited to 16.

National Costume Swap Day

Bring in a clean, gently-used children’s costume to the Weaver library now through September 30.

Return on Saturday, October 8, 3:00-4:30pm,

or Tuesday, October 11, 10:00-noon

to choose a different costume.

 Storytime_logo smSeptember 14 – December 1

Storytimes include stories, songs, music, dancing, and a simple craft or activity.

Registration is not required.

Wednesdays, 9:30am, birth – 36 months at Riverside Branch
Wednesdays, 6:30pm, ages 2-6 at Weaver Library
Thursdays, 9:30am, birth – 36 months at Weaver Library
Thursdays, 10:30am, ages 3-6 at Weaver Library

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Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25
Grade 6 & up at Riverside Branch
REGISTER:  Call 431-433-4877.  
Limited to 10.

This 6-week class will teach you everything you need to know to start knitting.  You will learn how to make and complete a simple pair of fingerless gloves as a first project.  Yarn and needles will be provided, but you can bring your own if you wish.



at Riverside Branch

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 for all ages

Sept. 21 – Leaf Bugs – Create bugs and creatures using leaves, sticks and other things found in nature.

Nov. 2 – BINGO! – Win prizes!

Nov. 16 – Candy Corn Turkey Craft – Make a cute turkey using yummy candy corn.

Dec. 14 – Tissue Paper Holiday Trees – Use colorful tissue paper to make a beautiful winter scene.

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@ Riverside Branch Library

Snacks provided.

Emma's Chance

Thursday, September 22, 6:00pm – Emma’s Chance

Drama/Family/Sport (2016, rated PG, 93 min.)

Toy story of terrorFriday, October 28, 3:00-4:30pm – Halloween Movies: Toy Story of Terror & more!

Animation/Short/Adventure (2013, rated G, 22 min.)

Another short Halloween classic will be shown, plus snacks and a Halloween-themed activity!  Costumes welcome, but not required.

The Jungle BookThursday, November 17, 6:00pm – The Jungle Book

Adventure/Drama/Family (2016, rated PG, 106 min.)


Young Minds in Motion logo

Wednesdays, October 5 – 26, 4:00-5:00

For kids ages 8-12

Four weeks of hands-on activities and experimentation involving many different science concepts.

Week 1:  Power of the wing

Week 2:  Motion Commotion

Week 3:  Rockets to the Rescue

Week 4:  Marshmallow Catapults

REGISTER:  Call 401-433-4877.

Limited to 15.

Sponsored by United Way of RI, Women’s Leadership Council.

Babysitters training

 Saturday, Oct. 8, 10:00am-2:00pm

@ Riverside Branch Library


CCRI Pediatric Nursing students present a day of hands-on babysitting training.  Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to safely and responsibly care for children, toddlers, and infants.  Certificate awarded upon completion.  Bring your lunch.

Registration REQUIRED, call 401-433-4877.


Magician Greg and Axel Show

Greg the Magician and Axel the Magic Mutt present…

The Spooky Goofy Halloween Magic Show

Saturday, October 15, 3:00

@ Weaver Library

For families with children ages 3+

Magician Greg McAdams and his dog Axel will perform

40 minutes of magic and comedy, with

audience participation and safety messages.

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Mondays, 3:15-4:30

Nov. 7 – 28; & Sat., Dec. 3, 10:00-noon

Grade 4 & up @ Weaver Library

Week 1, 11/17:  “Take-Apart”: completely disassemble electronics

Week 2, 11/14:  Expand your coding skills with online coding games.

Week 3, 11/21:  Minecraft

Week 4, 11/28:  Make your own circuit.

Week 5, 12/3: Raspberry Pi Robots Workshop presented by an instructor from the RI Computer Museum.

REGISTER:  Call 401-434-2453.  Limited to 15.

International games day Saturday, November 19

10:00-noon @ Weaver Library

2:00-4:00 @ Riverside Branch Library

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Play games!  Board games (checkers, chess & more!), Wii games (Pokemon, Just Dance & more!).  Plus catch as many Pokemon as you can.  We will lure  new Pokemon to the library.  Bring your Smartphone with the Pokemon GO app already installed.

Open Art Studio logo

Tuesdays, Nov. 15*, 22, 29 & Dec. 6

3:00-4:30 @ Weaver Library

*Nov. 15 will meet 3:30-4:30.

Drop-in creative art experiences for children with caregivers designed to inspire the creative process.  A different art medium each week.  Water colors, clay and more!


The library matches volunteers, age 13 – adult, with younger children to read together for one hour each week at the library.  Call 434-2453 for more information.

Volunteer Reading Buddy application

Student Reading Buddy application

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Live HW Help logoGet help with homework, studying for an exam, or understanding today’s lesson.  Math, Science, Social Studies, and English – all levels including AP.

LIVE HOMEWORK HELP tutors are available every day from 2:00pm to 10:00pm.


Do you have fines on your library card?

girl with surprised lookKids 16 and younger can “pay” their

overdue fines by rread down your fineseading in the library.

Just tell a librarian when you start and finish reading, and we will waive $1 for every 30 minutes of reading.


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