January 2020 Activities for Children @ East Providence Public Libraries
Harry Potter Movies
Saturday, January 4, 1:30 at Riverside Library
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, rated PG, 2 hrs 32 min)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Saturday, January 18, 1:30 at Weaver Library
(2002, rated PG, 2 hrs 41 min)
Big Blue Blocks @Weaver
Thursday, January 9, 9:30-11:30 for ages 1-6
Bring your child to build and play with our large foam blocks. This is an open-ended play activity. Children will create, explore, solve, and imagine which helps to build their brain development, builds important creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and contributes to emotional well-being.
For ages 1-6. Registration is not required.
Cornish Pixie Lantern Craft @Riverside
Thursday, January 9, 3:30-4:30, ages 6-10
Do you recall the mischievous Cornish Pixies in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? Make your own Pixie lantern using jars, tissue paper, and tea lights.
Registration required online or call 401-433-4877.
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 13, February 10, 5:30-7:30 at Riverside Library. Call 401-433-4877 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Mondays, January 27, February 24, 5:30-7:30 at Weaver Library. Call 401-435-2453 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Harry Potter Readers Theater & Bertie Botts Every Flavored Bean Tasting @Weaver
Tuesday, January 21, 3:30-4:30, grades 2-6
We will bring Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to life by reading a script adapted from the book, and then we will taste-test Bertie Botts jelly beans. Registration required online or call 401-434-2453.
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
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.
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.