Find our current Children’s Activity guides here:
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.
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.
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
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.
CRAFTS & MORE
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.
@ Riverside Branch Library
Thursday, September 22, 6:00pm – Emma’s Chance
Drama/Family/Sport (2016, rated PG, 93 min.)
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.
Adventure/Drama/Family (2016, rated PG, 106 min.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:00-noon @ Weaver Library
2:00-4:00 @ Riverside Branch Library
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.
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.
LIVE HOMEWORK HELP tutors are available every day from 2:00pm to 10:00pm.
Do you have fines on your library card?
Kids 16 and younger can “pay” their
overdue fines by reading in the library.
Just tell a librarian when you start and finish reading, and we will waive $1 for every 30 minutes of reading.
Children’s Links Helpful links for students at school and play
Links for parents and caregivers