Thursday, April 4, 2013
Check out what the library has to offer this spring.
Library Hours The library’s regular hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Poetry Contest To honor National Poetry Month in April, the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library are sponsoring the library’s annual poetry contest. Poems may be submitted at the library from April 1st to April 27th. Limit of 2 submissions per person. Submissions will be accepted by email at email@example.com, mail, fax, and in person. Entries for grades 6 & up must be typed. Please include name, address, and phone number. Students should include name, phone #, grade, school, and teacher’s name. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each age category. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
WPD reviewing security footage of incident.
Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala gave video footage of vandals breaking into the Woonsocket Harris Public Library to Woonsocket Police today hoping it will lead them to the men who caused $700 in damage Sunday night. Shipala said the break-in occurred at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday night, when she and Woonsocket Police were alerted by the building's alarm system. The vandals threw rocks at the windows in the front of the building first, she said, but those bounced off the tempered glass there. Next, they threw rocks through a window in the Woonsocket Room meeting space and then threw rocks at the atrium area, breaking several windows there. The vandals entered the library through one of the broken windows in the atrium, and one of them…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Take a look at what the library has going on in the final days of fall.
Library Hours The library will be closed on the following dates in November: Tuesday, Nov. 6 for Election Day; Monday, Nov. 12 for Veteran’s Day; Thursday, Nov. 22, Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. The library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The library’s regular hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Organizing Genie Presents: ORGANIZE YOUR WAY TO A MAGICAL AND STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. It's the most wonderful time of the year - Or is it? Does the thought of the upcoming holiday season stress you out? Between gift giving buying, decorating, obligations, preparation, parties, cooking, etc., it's…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Program includes stories, songs, a brief movie and a craft!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Woonsocket Harris Public Library seeking LEGOs for new club.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Library Hours The library will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day. Saturday hours will resume September 8th. The library’s regular hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Legos Needed The Children’s Department would like to start a Lego Club, and they are looking for donations of legos. If have any legos at home that are not being used, please consider donating them to the library! Two Old Friends Saturday, September 15, 2 p.m. Two Old Friends from York, Maine, Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, have joined forces to sing and play songs from Ireland, the mountains and the sea. They will be playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran, and the …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Heat index values expected to top 100 degrees.
Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels. According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory has been issued for Woonsocket today. The advisory will be in effect from 1-7 p.m. What does this mean for you? Residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, with humidity levels reaching 70 degrees. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102. Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors. To stay out of the heat, city residents can visit the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., until 5 p.m., and the Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social St., until 5 p.m. The senior center …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Pair asked parents to sign up kids for MRI scans to study brain development.
Two researchers from Brown University traded lab attire for princess gowns and tiaras Monday at Woonsocket Harris Public Library to invite parents to help them learn about children's brains. Nicole Waskiewicz and Katie Lehman asked parents of children from 1-month to 11-years-old to sign up for MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans of their kids' brains at Brown University's Advanced Baby Imaging Lab. Because some brain disorders are believed to result from development during the first 11 years of life, and there is little known about healthy brain development during that time, Waskiewicz and Lehman were seeking parents who would allow their kids' brains to be scanned, to learn more about brain development. In exchange, parents are …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Library switching to summer hours.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Library Hours The library’s summer hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours will resume September 8th. Chris McPherson Retiring Reader Advisor Christine McPherson retired at the end of June after working at the library for almost 34 years! Chris worked at both the Reference Desk and the Circulation Desk, as well as writing the monthly “Senior Section” column in the newsletter. Best wishes for your retirement, Chris! Nooks The library is now circulating Nook e-readers. There are two models of the Nook: the Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Color. The Nook Simple Touch is a simple black and white e-reader designed just for reading ebooks. The Nook Color is a …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Harris Public Library Lists June Events.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The library’s regular hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours end for the summer June 16, and will resume Sept. 8. Nooks Are Here! Starting June 4, the library will start circulating Nook e-readers. There are two models of the Nook: the Nook Simple Touch and the Nook Color. The Nook Simple Touch is a simple black and white e-reader designed just for reading ebooks. The Nook Color is a tablet that allows users to read ebooks, go on the internet (where wifi is available), stream video and use applications. Picture books are especially fun on the Nook Color as many children’s ebooks are interactive. The Nooks will be checked out for seven days with no…