Board of Trustees Meeting
No meeting in April.

Book Discussion Group

April 2nd at 1:00 pm
The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar

The Barbarian Nurseries

Monday, April 27th at 6:30 pm
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

Mondays (6, 13, 20, 27) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

All levels of experience are welcome.

Mah Jongg Group
Wednesdays (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Newcomers are welcome to participate in our mah jongg group.

Drop-In Knitting Club
Thursdays (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 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.

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

Introduction to Computers April 2
Internet 101 April 3
Internet Safety April 9
Introduction to Cloud Computing April 10
Photo Organization April 16
Word Processing 101 April 17
Email 101 April 23
Windows 8.1 Shortcuts April 24
Advanced Word Processing April 30

Apple Gadget Group
Thursday, April 9th at 6:00 pm
A monthly group for those who own, love, or want to own an Apple product. Open to all ages and levels of expertise. Please call or visit the library to register.

Charlestown Writers’ Workshop
Thursday, April 9th and 23rd at 6:30 pm

Share your creative writing with others in a moderated and supportive forum. Bring samples of your work.

Downloading Books to Your eReader or Tablet
Thursdays by Appointment (2,9,16,23,30) 10:00 to 12:00 pm
Mondays by Appointment (6,13,20,27) 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Do you have an eReader or Tablet and need help understanding how to borrow eBooks from the library? Learn how to make the most of the library's digital contents. To make an appointment contact Amy@crossmills.org or call 401-364-6211. The following is needed to complete your library loan: Your library card and
Kindle users, please bring your Amazon login and password.
iPad users, please bring your Adobe Digital Editions password and your Apple ID.
Nook users, please bring your Adobe Digital Editions password and Barnes & Noble ID.


Monday Night Movies

April 6th at 6:00 pm
Birdman (R)

April 13th at 6:00 pm
Interstellar (PG-13)

April 20th at 6:00 pm
Wild (R)

April 27th at 6:00 pm
The Rewrite (Unrated)

Birdman Interstellar Wild The Rewrite

AARP Tax Help
Tuesday April 7th and 14th at 1:00 pm (last call at 4:30 pm)
Saturday April 11th at 2:30 pm (last call at 5:00 pm)

No appointments. First come, first served.

Cross’ Mills Art Workshop
Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am

Boost your creativity at the library! An artist will be on hand to lead a monthly project, or bring your own supplies and complete one of your own unfinished works. This month's project is a miniature drawing or painting.

Gardening with Rhode Island Wildflowers
Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 pm

Master Gardener Karen Asher emphasizes eco-friendly gardening by discussing how native plants are adapted to our environment, resulting in lower-maintenance gardening. Be inspired to incorporate more native plants in your gardens for a succession of colorful blooms spring through fall.

Music with Elegance
Friday, April 10th at 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of music with accomplished violinist Paul E. Pelletier.

Organic Lawn Care
Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 pm

Make a shift from conventional lawn care to a more natural approach. Dana Designs explains what grass needs to be healthy and how gardeners can assist their lawns naturally.

Beading Enthusiasts’ Meeting
Thursday, April 23rd at 9:30 am

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

Arm Knitting Workshop
Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00 pm

Learn to knit a scarf without using needles. Please bring 2 skeins of yarn with a bulkiness of at least 6. Space is limited, so please call or visit the library to register.

Investment Group
Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm

Join this monthly group to share investment ideas.

History of Quonnie
Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 pm

Quonochontaug Historical Society President Anne Doyle presents the history of Quonnie as told through oral histories, written stories and letters, and photographs.

Saturday Family Movies

April 4th at 1:00 pm
Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No Good,
Very Bad Day (PG)

April 18th at 1:00 pm
Night at the Museum:
Secret of the Tomb (PG)

April 25th at 1:00 pm
The Penguins of
Madagascar (PG)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Penguins of Madagascar

Quilting Workshop
Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm
April 15th through June 3rd

Instructor Betty Combs of Quilts and More teaches blocks, quilt designs, cutting techniques, fabric selection and sewing machine techniques. Space is limited in this popular class, so please call the library for registration and material fees.

April Vacation Week Activities

Butterfly Suncatcher Craft
Tuesday, April 21st at 10:00 am

Join Miss Nomi in creating a colorful spring butterfly to hang in a window. All ages welcome. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult.

Fairy Houses
Wednesday, April 22nd at 10:00 am

Decorate a house for backyard fairies using natural materials. Bring your own collections of stones, leaves, dried flowers, and other materials, or use the supplies provided. Materials are limited, so please call or visit the library to register.

Henry the Juggler
Wednesday, April 22nd at 2:00 pm

Marvel at Henry’s juggling skills in this humorous and entertaining family show.

Gardening with Kids
Thursday, April 23rd at 10:00 am

URI Master Gardeners lead a seed-planting workshop for children. Participants will take home their own planted seeds. All are welcome! Ages five and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Raptor Presentation
Thursday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm

Learn about raptors with Born to be Wild Nature Center, and meet their resident owls!

Project Chick
Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am

Visit with the Casey Farm baby chicks and learn about eggs and chickens.


There will be no story hours the week of April 20th.

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


Ages 2 to 5
Tuesday at 10:00 am


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

Ages 2 to 5
Wednesday at 10:30 am

Ages 2 and Up

Thursday at 9:30 am

Ages 2 to 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