Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group

May 7th at 1:00 pm
Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline

Orphan Train

Monday, May 18th
The Social Animal by David Brooks

Mondays (4, 11, 18) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

All levels of experience are welcome.

Mah Jongg Group
Wednesdays (6, 13, 20, 27) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Newcomers are welcome to participate in our mah jongg group.

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.

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

Introduction to Computers May 1
Internet 101 May 7
Internet Best Practices May 8
Flash Drives May 14
Photo Organization May 15
Word Processing 101 May 21
Email 101 May 22
Windows 8.1 Shortcuts May 28
Advanced Word Processing May 29

Apple Gadget Group
Thursday, May 14th 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, May 14th 6:30 pm

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

E-Reader Help
Mondays by Appointment (4,11,18) 5:30 to 7:00 pm
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.


Monday Night Movies

May 4th at 6:00 pm
You're Not You (R)

May 11th at 6:00 pm
Selma (PG-13)

May 18th at 6:00 pm
Black or White (PG-13)

You're Not You Selma Black or White

Yoga for Beginners
Fridays (1, 8, 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.

Backyard Chickens Presentation
Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00 am

Learn about the costs and benefits of raising chickens in your back yard. Free and open to the public.

Quilting Workshop
Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm
May 6th 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.

Cross' Mills Art Workshop
Saturday, May 2nd 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 involves working with color.

Annual Pruning Workshop
Saturday, May 9th at 9:30am

Learn how to prune your shrubbery and trees like a professional. Led by Jim Normann, co-owner of Horticare in South Kingstown.

Mother's Day Craft
Saturday, May 9th at 10:00 am

Come to the library to make a craft for Mothers’ Day. All ages welcome! Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Music Performance for Flute and Guitar
Saturday, May 16th at 1:30 pm

Join flutist John Graham and guitarist Paul Bettencourt for an evening of dance music composed by musicians from the 16th through the 21st century.

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

Join this monthly group to share investment ideas.

Beading Enthusiasts’ Meeting
Thursday, May 28th at 10:00am

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

Charlestown Writers’ Workshop
Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm

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


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


Ages 2 to 5
Tuesday at 10:00 am


Ages Infant to 3
Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 am

Ages 2 to 5
Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 am

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

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