January 2019 Activities For Children @ East Providence Public Libraries
Local Teen Author Sabrina Soares @Weaver Library
Tuesday, January 8, 3:30-4:40, for kids in grades 1-4
Join Sabrina and Miss Pam for a reading of Sabrina’s book “Acqua’s Magical Advenure,” discussion, mermaid games, and a mermaid craft.
Call 401-434-2453 to register or register online.
ENRICHri will present HOMESCHOOL 101 @Weaver Library
Wednesday, January 9, 5:30-7:30 for adults
This is an introduction to homeschooling workshop for parents who are new to, or interested in, homeschooling. The topics that will be discussed include:
- Homeschooling in Rhode Island: state laws, district policies and what to submit
- 101 Reasons Families Choose to Homeschool
- Curriculum Planning: resources, learning styles, homeschooling methods, a typical homeschool day
- The “S” word: socialization
We request that children be left at home as this is geared toward adults.
Sit Stay Read @Weaver & Riverside Libraries
Reading aloud to therapy dogs can help children who struggle with reading.
- Read to Daniel the Cockerspaniel
Mondays, January 14, February 11, 5:30-7:30 at Riverside Library. Call 401-433-4877 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Mondays, January 28, February 25, 5:30-7:30 at Weaver Library. Call 401-435-2453 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Weekly Storytimes - January 14 through May 9, 2019
Registration is not required. Half hour storytimes include stories, songs, crafts, and other activities. Storytimes will not meet during school vacation weeks (Feb. 18-22 & Apr. 15-19).
Wednesdays, 9:30am, ages birth - 36 months @ Riverside Library
Wednesdays, 6:30pm, ages 2 – 6 @ Weaver Library
Thursdays, 9:30am, ages birth – 36 months @ Weaver Library
Thursdays, 10:30am, ages 3 – 6 @ Weaver Library
Watercolor Classes @Weaver Library
Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29, 3:30-4:30, for kids ages 8+
Local artist, Sue Greco, will teach a series of three watercolor classes to kids ages 8+. Parents can stay and paint too. Participants will be painting a snowman, feathers, and a Shetland pony. Call 401-434-2453 to register for all 3 classes.
Chess Club @Riverside Library
Thursdays, January 17 – February 21, 3:30-4:30
Ages 6-18. Learn how to play or improve your skills. Registration required: Call 401-433-4877.
Salt Painting Craft @Riverside Library
Wednesday, January 23, 3:30-4:30, for kids ages 5+
Experiment with glue, salt, & liquid watercolors, and watch your artwork come to life. Call 401-433-4877 to register.
Family Movie @Riverside Library
Saturday, January 26, 11:00
Bring the whole family to watch Christopher Robin (2018, rated PG, 104 min) Kids are encouraged to bring a stuffed animal, and movie snacks will be served.
The library matches volunteers, ages 13-adult, with elementary school children to read together for one hour each week at the library. For more information, call or stop into the Weaver Library (434-2453).
$$$ Read Down Your Fines $$$
Kids 16 and younger can “pay” their overdue fines by reading in the library. Just tell a librarian before you start reading, and when you finish reading, and we will waive $1 for every 30 minutes of reading.
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Weaver Memorial Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI 401-434-2453
Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1:00-5:00
Riverside Branch Library, 475 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside, RI 401-433-4877
Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5
For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 401-434-2453.