Storytimes and Events

Storytimes and Events 2017-11-08T19:39:06+00:00

Upcoming Calendar of Events: All programs subject to change.  Please check our online event calendar for schedule of events.

Family StorytimeMondays at 11 am: Join us for stories, songs, games, and rhymes.  All ages.  No registration required; just drop-in!

  • November 6th, 13th, 27th.
  • December 11th, 18th

Playful Preschoolers StorytimeTuesdays at 11 am: Designed for 3-5 year olds with an adult.  Enjoy age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft or activity.  Playtime follows storytime.  No registration required.

  • 6 week session from November 7th – December 12th.

Toddler Storytime- Wednesdays at 11 am: Read-alouds, songs, rhymes, movement, and a simple craft or activity for ages 20 months-3 years.  Playtime follows storytime.  No registration required.

  • 6 week session from November 8th – December 13th.  No storytime on November 22nd.

Babytime Playgroup–  Fridays at 10 am: This is a drop-in playgroup for babies ages birth to 24 months.  Enjoy boardbooks, age appropriate toys, and meeting new friends.  Sometimes we even have a dance party with our bubble machine!

Saturday STEM Play Days: featuring LEGO challenges and STEAM based educational toys such as Magnatiles, K’NEX, Marble Runs, and Snap Circuits from 11am-12pm.  Free and no registration required.

  • November 4th, 18th.
  • December 2nd, 16th, 30th

Make-It, Take-It Crafts: Drop-in from 3:30-5pm to make a craft to take home.  No registration required.  While supplies last. Mondays on:

  • November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.
  • December 4th, 11th, 18th

STEM Science Lab: Drop in between 4-5pm to create, experiment, and engineer. Best for ages 4 and up.

  • Wednesday, November 8th: We’ll be exploring food science and making our own butter!
  • Wednesday, December 13th: Create and engineer your own Gingerbread Man trap.

Upcoming Children’s Events

Special Events

Harry Potter Party: Saturday Nov 25, 2017 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.  Enter through Platform 9 3/4’s, make a pair of Harry Potter glasses, have your picture taken as a Azkaban prisoner, enjoy refreshments, and join us for watching “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”.  No registration required.


Raptor Encounter:  December School Vacation Week!  Thursday, December 28th at 11am.  Learn about the amazing adaptations, behaviors, prey, and habitats of these fascinating predators.  Up to 3 live birds will be part of this visit presented by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. No registration required.  Best for ages 3 and up.

Tween Scene

Programs offered just for 8-12 year olds

Tween Movie Matinee and Zentangle:  Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.  Create a Zentangle while watching the classic “Nightmare Before Christmas” and munching on snacks.  For tweens ages 8-12; movie rated PG.  Registration required; please visit or call the Children’s Department at 846-1573 to register.  Registration is accepted the day of.