Board of Trustees Meeting

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, July 7th at 1:00 pm
The Round House by Louise Erdrich

The Round House

Monday, June 27th at 6:30 pm
Middlemarch by George Eliot

Mondays (11, 18, 25) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

All levels of experience are welcome.

Mah Jongg
Wednesdays (6, 13, 20, 27) from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

All levels of experience are welcome.

Coffee and Coloring
Fridays (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) at 10:30 am

Spend a relaxing morning coloring. Pencils and coloring books will be provided, or bring your own.

Toddler Playtime
Mondays (11, 18, 25) from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some drop-in playtime on Monday mornings. Toys, board books, and art supplies will be provided.

Basic Computer Instruction Classes
Fridays (1, 15, 22, 29) from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This introductory computer class introduces a variety of topics.

July 1st Introduction to Computing
July 15th Internet Basics
July 22nd Introduction to Word Processing
July 29th Introduction to Computing

Quilting Group
Wednesdays (6, 13, 20, 27) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join our casual quilting group! Bring your own supplies to work on a current project or start a new one, and enjoy the company of other quilting enthusiasts.

E-Reader Help
Thursdays by Appointment (7, 14, 21, 28)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Schedule an appointment for help downloading Ocean State Library E-Zone materials to your device. Please bring your device and cords, as well as your library card number and Apple, Adobe, or Amazon account passwords.

Drop-In Knitting Club
Thursdays (7, 14, 21, 28) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join our fun, relaxing Knitting Club. All ages and knitting abilities are welcome. Learn to knit, work on a project, get help with something new, or knit for a charity cause.

Yoga for Beginners
Fridays (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

This class will introduce students to basic postures designed to build strength, flexibility and endurance. Breathing techniques and meditation/relaxation skills also covered. Participants should bring yoga mat or towel.


Monday Night Movies

July 11th at 6:00 pm
13 Hours (R)

July 18th at 6:00 pm
Anomalisa (R)

July 25th at 6:00 pm
Whiskey Tango
Foxtrot (R)

13 Hours Anomalisa Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Summer Concert Series
Fridays at 7:00 pm

July 1 Rory MacLeod & Sandol Astrausky
  Americana music.
July 8 Bonnie and Dan Milner
  The Milners perform maritime songs and Irish ballads a capella style.
July 22 Sistah Blues NYC
  Pianist Trudy Silver performs with a jazz ensemble.
July 29 Sõl Revival
  Sõl Revival performs Folk-Americana music.
August 5 The Rowan Brothers
  The Rowan Brothers perform as a country-rock duo.
August 12 Jon Campbell
  Music from Rhode Island native singer and songwriter Jon Campbell.
August 19 Lisa y Josué
  Guitar duo and Flamenco Dancing featuring Cuban, Spanish, Mexican and other influences.
August 26 Steve DeConti
  Steve DeConti performs surf jazz.

First Thursday in the Garden
Thursday, July 7th at 10:00 am

Master Gardener Sharon Bridge answers questions and teaches a variety of gardening topics. This month is Color for Late Summer Blooms.

Read to a Dog
Thursdays (July 7, 14, 21, 28) at 3:00 pm
Thursdays (August 4, 11) at 3:00 pm

Read on your own or with a caregiver to a Registered Pet Therapy Dog. All ages are welcome; ages 6 and under must attend with an adult. Please call to register for a time slot.

Thursdays (7, 14, 21, 28) at 4:00 pm

Get creative with LEGO! All ages are welcome; ages 6 and under must attend with an adult.

Kids' Crafts
Mondays at 4:00 pm

Children ages 6 and under must attend with an adult. Please call or visit to register.

Garden Plaques Monday, July 11 Create a mosaic stepping stone for the garden!
Fairy Sandcastles Monday, July 18 Create a summer fairy sandcastle using natural materials. Please bring a gallon milk or juice carton per child.
Clothespin Merfolk Monday, July 25 Create underwater characters using clothespins and crafting materials.
Seascape in a Bottle Monday, August 1 Please bring a clear plastic 1-liter bottle per child.
Pet Rocks Monday, August 15 Bring your own rock, or use one provided to create a new friend!

Minecraft Mondays
July 11, 18, 25 at 2:00 pm

Space is limited, so please call to register.

Paint a Beach Scene
Saturday, July 2nd at 10:30 am

Learn the basics of acrylic painting by creating a beach scene. Bring a photograph or choose a picture from library resources. Please bring your own brushes if possible. Call or visit the library to register.

Family Fun Night
Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 7th
Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventures: Get up close and personal with common and exotic reptiles in this fun interactive show with Bwana Iguana.
Thursday, July 14th
Join the Great Baldini for an evening of magic and laughter.
Thursday, July 21st
Mad Science uses hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations to explore the science of sports.
Thursday, July 28th
Joseph Theroux and Tales of the Animal Olympics: Storyteller Joe Theroux shares the stories of eight animals competing to be crowned the World Champion of the Animal Kingdom! This collection of high energy original tales is inspired by folklore from all over the world.
Thursday, Agust 4th
Dave Marchetti’s Animal Experiences: uses hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations to explore the science of sports.
Thursday, August 11th
RI Audubon Society’s Birds of Prey: Discover the world of owls, hawks, and falcons with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Learn about the unique adaptations they have for survival and meet live raptors.

Rooster Book Lunch
Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Bring your lunch and listen to a read-aloud from the 2017 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award list (Rooster Books). These books count toward the summer reading and Rooster Game requirements for many RI school districts.

July 5 Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews
July 12 How to Swallow a Pig by Steve Jenkins
July 19 Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares
July 26 Lillian’s Right to Vote by Jonah Winter

Edible Plant Workshop
Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 am

The 3 Foragers teach the edible plants and fungi of summer. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare wild foods including beach plums and mushrooms.

Well Water Workshop
Tuesday, July 12th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The URI Water Quality Program will host a free workshop for private well owners. Topics included are regular testing, protection from pollution and well maintenance. Please register by calling 401-874-4918.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island
Wednesday, July 13th at 4:00 pm

Make delicious recipes that fuel a strong and active body. Please call to register. Ages 8+

Cross’ Mills Public Library Annual Book Sale
Saturday, July 16th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books, and more! All proceeds benefit the Library.

LEGO Animation
Wednesday, July 20th at 4:00 pm

Create a short film using LEGO. Participants must bring their own device (ex. tablet with a camera or smart phone with a camera). Please call to register. Ages 8-12.

Fish Print Workshop
Saturday, July 23rd at 10:30 am

Local Gyotaku artist Jack Brown will teach you to make prints using real fish. All materials will be provided. Space is limited, so please register by calling 364-6211. Ages 16 and up.

Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Paper Airplane Workshop
Wednesday, July 27th at 4:00 pm

Build your own mini Leonardo da Vinci catapult, and design and construct paper airplanes to loop, fly fast, or land on a small landing strip. Please call to register. Ages 8+

Investment Group
Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00 pm

Join this monthly group to learn how to buy dividend stocks and how to receive a larger return on your hard-earned money.

Beading Enthusiasts’ Workshop
Thursday, July 28th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join a circle of experienced beading enthusiasts. Bring a project and tools along with your ideas. For more information contact Linda Theadore at ltadore@hotmail.com.

Kids’ Reading Across RI Book Discussion
Wednesday, August 3rd at 4:00 pm

Pick up a free copy of the graphic novel “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson at the library and join us for a book discussion and a tasty cool treat. Ages 8+

End of Summer Ice Cream Social and Bingo
Wednesday, August 17th at 4:00 pm

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with ice cream and bingo. All are welcome!


Please contact Miss Nomi at Nomi@crossmills.org for more information. Registration not necessary.


Ages 2 to 5
Tuesday at 10:00 am


Ages Infant to 3
Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 am

Ages 2 to 5
Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 am

For more information about any of the above classes write Nomi@crossmills.org or call 364-6211.

Cross' Mills Public Library | 4417 Old Post Road | Charlestown, RI 02813-0909 | (401) 364-6211