Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Groups for Adults
First Thursday at 1:00 pm:

July 3rd
Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind by Kitty Ferguson

Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

August 7th
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Monday at 6:30 pm:

July 28th
The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro

No meeting in August.

Mondays (7, 14, 21, 28) at 1:00 PM

Cross' Mills Beaders' Meeting
Thursday, July 24th at 9:30 am

Join a circle of experienced beading enthusiasts and bring tools and a project along to work on.  For more information contact Linda Theadore at LTadore@hotmail.com

Basic Computer Instruction Classes
Thursday at 6:00 pm
Friday at 2:00 pm
Saturday by appointment

Basic Computers July 3
No Class July 4
Resume Templates July 10
Unlock Google Search Mysteries July 11
Photo Organization July 17
Mapping a Vacation July 18
Computer Tune-up July 24
Windows 8.1 Shortcuts July 25
Intro CLOUD Computing July 31

Mah Jongg Group
Wednesdays (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Newcomers are welcome to participate in our mah jongg group.

Drop-In Knitting Club
Thursdays (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) from 1:00 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.

Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, July 5th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for a casual get-together and enjoy coffee, tea and light refreshments in the Reading Room. All are welcome.

Apple Gadget Group
A group for those who own, love or want to own an Apple product. Open to all ages and stages of expertise. Led by Karen Kaine.

Charlestown Writers’ Group
No meetings in July and August.

A writing group where participants have an opportunity to write their stories, poems and life experiences. Teachers will help get you started. Bring writing materials. Led by Rob Miller.


Family Fun Specials
Mondays at 7:00 pm

July 7th Animal Experiences
  Turtles, snakes, lizards and small mammals!
July 14th Let’s go to Hawaii with Lola!
  Hawaiian songs, drumming & hula dancing.
July 21st Biomes Marine Biology Center
  Hands-on, traveling aquarium.
July 28th Mad Science
  Science to spark the imagination of children.
Aug. 4th The Great Baldini, Magician
  Join the Great Baldini on a magical journey.
Aug. 18th B’Wana Iguana
  Have a wildly exciting time during this interactive reptile show!

Yoga for Beginners
Fridays, July 11 and 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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 and towel. Led by Sandra Vadnais. Register for this class by calling 364-6211.

Book Sale
Saturday, July 19th from 9 am to 2 pm.

Books, DVDs, CDs and more! Donations still being accepted.

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Normand Leclair
Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 pm

Normand Leclair will conduct a cooking demonstration featuring recipes from his book Culinary Expressions. A $5 material fee will be charged. Registration required by calling 401-364-6211.

Investment Group
Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00 pm

Join this monthly group to share investment ideas. For more information contact Alice Greene at aliceg6@verizon.net.

Historic Cross’ Mills: A Self-Guided Tour
Thursday, July 31st at 7:00 pm

Local author, Jean Boughton Pellam, will present her book on the history of Cross’ Mills.

Artist of the Month
Georgia Dunn - Watercolors

Children and Young Adult
Summer Programs

Read a Rooster Book!
Tuesdays at 12 Noon for Grades 1-5

Bring your lunch and join Ms. Nomi in a group reading of a Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Nominee (Rooster Book). For more information contact Nomi at 401-364-6211.

July 8th The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco
July 15th Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin
July 22nd Bats: Biggest! Littlest! by Sandra Markle
July 29th Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
August 5th Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger

Henna with Heather
Thursday, July 3rd at 4:00 pm

For ages 9 and up. After learning about the history and science of henna, participants will get to experience this art form first-hand, drawing out their own patterns and having henna applied by professional henna artist Heather Caunt-Nulton. Registration required by calling 401-364-6211.

Tie-Dye Workshop
Saturday, July 12th at 10:00 am

Bring a t-shirt or any other clothing to tie-dye on the library’s lawn. Registration required by calling 401-364-6211.

Self-Portrait Workshop
Thursday, July 17th at 4:00 pm

For ages 9 and up. Experiment with mixed-media to construct a personalized self-portrait. Led by Amy Forbes. Registration required by calling 401-364-6211.

Quilling Class
Thursday, July 24th at 4:00 pm

For ages 9 and up. Create decorative designs with strips of paper. Please bring a ruler, small scissors, piece of cardboard and pointed tweezers. Led by Georgia Zarafonitis. Registration required by calling 401-364-6211.

Pet Rocks Workshop
Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 am

Create cute human and animal rock friends. Registration required by calling 401-364-6211.

Crafts with Christine
Thursday, July 31st at 4:00 pm

Ages 9 and up. Join Christine Kelsey in making CD sun catchers. Registration required by calling 401-364-6211.

Summer Concert Series
Fridays at 7:00 pm

July 4th Sõl Revival
  Folk-Americana music.
July 11th Ernie Smith
  Jamaican Reggae star performing an
acoustic set.
July 25th Jon Campbell
  Native Rhode Island songwriter.
August 1st Baker Brothers Trio
  Tribute to Wes Montgomery.
August 8th The Rowan Brothers
  Country rock duo.
August 15th La Bella Musica
  Classical string ensemble.
August 22nd Steve DeConti & Paul Nagel
  Surf jazz duo.


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


Ages 3, 4, and 5
Tuesday at 10:00 am


Ages 2 and Younger with Caregiver
Wednesday at 9:30 am

Ages 3, 4 and 5
Wednesday at 10:30 am

Ages 2 and Up

Thursday at 9:30 am

Ages 3, 4 and 5
Thursday at 10:30 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