Cool off at the Cranston Public Library

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Get out of the heat with the following upcoming events at the Cranston Public Library (all programs require advance registration unless labeled as a “drop-in”):

Summer Reading @ Cranston Public Library

Readers and listeners through grade 5, stop by one of the Cranston Public Library’s locations to register for the Children’s Summer Reading Program, Be Creative at Your Library. Teens and tweens, entering grades 6 – 12, are invited to join the Teen Summer Reading Program, Express Yourself @ Your Library.

Central Library (140 Sockanosset Cross Rd.)

Monday, July 27, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Performer, Keith Munslow; ages 5 & up

Tuesday, July 28, 10 – 10:45 a.m., Story Time for 4s and 5s; stories, rhymes & a craft

Tuesday, July 28, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Teen Café; Free food and video games; grades 6 to 9

Tuesday, July 28, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Express yourself Vocally; tips to get you singing like a star; grades 6 to 12

Wednesday, July 29, 10 a.m. – noon, Book Babies (drop-in); books, puzzles, toys & musical instruments; rhymes and a story at 11 a.m.; birth to 2 ½, with caregivers

Wednesday, July 29, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Talespinners; stories, a snack and some fun; grade 1 and up

Thursday, July 30, 10 – 10:30 a.m., Story Time for 2s and 3s; stories, rhymes and a craft; ages 2 to 3, with caregivers

Thursday, July 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” party; fun and food for fans of the series; grades 4 to 7

Saturday, Aug. 1, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Library Adventures; stories, songs, crafts & more; ages 3 to 5

Saturday, Aug. 1, (three sessions) 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Be Creative: Write!; grades 1 to 3

For more information or to register call 943-9080 x 5.

Auburn Branch Library (396 Pontiac Ave.)

Monday, July 27, 10 – 10:45 a.m., Story Time for 4s and 5s; stories, rhymes & a craft; ages 4 to 5

Monday, July 27, 1 – 4 p.m, Craft: Be Creative with paper plates and bags (drop-in); all ages

Tuesday, July 28, 10:30 – 11 a.m., Story Time for 2s and 3s; stories, rhymes & a craft; ages 2 to 3, with caregivers

Tuesday, July 28, 2 – 3 p.m., Amazing Race: Library Island; grades 6 – 12

Thursday, July 30, 2 – 2:45 p.m., Magician: The Great Baldini; ages 5-plus

Friday, July 31, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday Frenzy (drop-in); coloring and activity pages; all ages

For more information or to register, call 781-6116.

Arlington Reading Room (1064 Cranston St.)

Tuesday, July 28, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Performer: MadScience; ages 5-plus (co-sponsored by Kidventure)

Program to be held at Gladstone Elementary School Auditorium, 50 Gladstone St.; to register, call 943-9080 x 5.

William Hall Library (1825 Broad St.)

Monday, July 27, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Morning Stories; stories, crafts & activities; ages 2 to 5 with caregivers

Monday, July 27, 3 – 4 p.m.; Meet Lemon, a disabled therapy duck, and make a duck craft; all ages

Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., Magician: The Great Baldini; ages 5-plus

For more information or to register, call 781-2450.

Knightsville Branch Library (1847 Cranston St.)

Tuesday, July 28, 12 – 4 p.m., Create-a-Craft (drop-in); all ages

Thursday, July 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Games & Grub; Wii, board games & snacks; grades 5 to 7

For more information or to register, call 942-2504.

Oak Lawn Branch Library (230 Wilbur Ave.)

Wednesday, July 29, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.; Storyteller: Carolyn Martino; ages 5-plus

Friday, July 31, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Book Babies (drop-in); books, puzzles, toys and musical instruments, rhymes and a story at 11 a.m.; birth to 2 ½, with caregivers

Friday, July 31, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., “Create-a-Craft” (drop-in); all ages

For more information or to register, call 942-1787.

The 2009 Summer Reading Program is supported by the Friends of the Cranston Public Library, the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, McDonald’s Local Owners/Operators of Rhode Island, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank and Whole Foods Market.

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