December 1, 2023

Rhode Island Themed Programming in April At East Providence Public Libraries


The East Providence Public Library will be providing a variety of programs for adults and children focused on Roger Williams and the state of Rhode Island during the month of April.

Roger Williams himself (portrayed by Park Ranger John McNiff) will visit Weaver Library for “Ask Roger!” on Monday, April 17, 6:30-7:30pm. Roger will talk about himself, his travels across the ocean, and his issues with Massachusetts. Rhode Island’s founder will also be happy to answer any questions you might have about his life, his adventures, and even what he liked to eat. “Ask Roger!” is geared for adults and children (ages 7+) alike. Registration is not required.

In addition to the Ask Roger program, the Audubon Society of RI will present “Owls of RI” at Weaver Library on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00 for kids ages 5+. This is a hands-on program where older students will have the opportunity to test their skills as owl detectives, while younger children will discover owl senses through fun activities. Registration is required.

On Wednesday, April 12 at 10:00am, Casey Farm will present Project Chick at Weaver Library for families with children ages 4-12. A farm educator will engage kids in a hands-on presentation about Rhode Island Red chickens and eggs. Participants will be able to hold live chicks. Following the presentation, we will set up an incubator with a clutch of eggs, and twenty-one days later, the chicks will hatch at the library.

Fuller Creative Learning Center will present a Johnnycake Cooking Demo for adults on Tuesday, April 11, 6:00-7:00pm. Join them to learn how this RI favorite is made. Registration Required.

Fuller will also host RI-themed Fabric Painting for kids ages 4+ on Mondays, April 17 & 24 at 3:30-4:30pm.

Our Riverside Branch Library will be offering Shell Painting on Thursday, April 13 at 2:00 for kids ages 6+. Kids can paint designs on large RI quahog shells. Registration required.

Stop by all three of our library locations for fun programs in April, and learn more about our home state and its founder. And look for Roving Roger, the 7 foot tall statue of Roger Williams at Weaver Library through the month of April. Weaver Library will also have an “It’s a Rhode Island Thing” scavenger hunt and word scramble for adults and kids every day in April.

For more information, or to register, please go to our Calendar of Events at Home - East Providence Public Library or scan this QR code


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