Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 2nd at 1:00 pm
The Second Opinion by Michael Palmer

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

All levels of experience are welcome.

Mondays (6, 13, 20) at 10:30 am

Explore the benefits of meditation using various methods. All levels of experience are welcome.

Quilting Group
Wednesdays (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) 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.

Minecraft Wednesdays
Wednesdays (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Explore and create with Minecraft! Space is limited, so please call in advance to register.

Investment Group
Wednesday, May 29 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. All are welcome!

Knitting Circle
Thursdays (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bring any projects you are currently working on and join our fun, relaxing, group. Free and open to the public.

Coffee and Coloring
Fridays (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) at 10:30 am

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

Cookbook Book Club
Friday, May 10 at 1:00 pm

The cookbook for this month is Every Day’s a Party: Louisiana Recipes for Celebrating with Family and Friends by Emeril Lagasse. Please call 364-6211 to request a copy and register your recipe.

Basic Yoga
Fridays (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 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. Beginners welcome.



Monday Night Movies

May 6th at 6:00 pm
If Beale Street Could Talk (R)

May 13th at 6:00 pm
The Mule (R)

May 20th at 6:00 pm
On the Basis of Sex (R)

The Terrific Timberdoodle
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm

Celebrate spring and join RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife for a talk on the American woodcock, affectionately known as the "timberdoodle." You'll learn about woodcock natural history and current conservation efforts aimed at helping this interesting (and sometimes humorous) upland game bird. All are welcome!

Annual Pruning Workshop
Saturday, May 4 at 10:30

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

Essential Oils for Babies and Toddlers
Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 am

Learn all about healing oils for babies and toddlers. Nurse and essential oil practitioner Marylin Delit will teach participants how to safely incorporate essential oils into a healthy lifestyle for their young ones.

Green Burial Funeral Planning
Thursday May 16 at 6:30 pm

Dana DelBonis of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Rhode Island will give an informational talk on the benefits of green burial and how to organize a green burial for a loved one.


Documentary Film

May 23rd at 6:00 pm
The Messenger

Friday Night Concert: Parillo-Harrington Duo
Friday, May 17 at 7:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of original music and composition from their 2001 recording, Sandbox, and their soon to be released album, Turn Around Back.

Cross Mills Jewelry Designers
Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00 am

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

Fairy Houses
Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 am

Join us to design and build your own fairy house to take home. Please call 364-6211 to register. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Library is closed on May 27 for Memorial Day.

Roving Roger
From Tuesday April 16 through Tuesday May 28

Cross Mills Public Library will host the Roving Roger traveling exhibit. The exhibit was created and sponsored by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and the Rhode Island Department of State (RIDOS) in order to expand awareness of Rhode Island’s colonial founder, Roger Williams, and to inspire Rhode Islanders to think about how they might contribute to our state and country in the future.

Rhode Island Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy
Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm

The Charlestown Historical Society and the Cross Mills Public Library are co-sponsoring a presentation by accomplished author and historian Marty Podskoch. Mr. Podskoch will describe the history and projects of the seven CCC camps located throughout Rhode Island as part of the New Deal from 1933-1942 with a focus on Charlestown’s Burlingame state park. Individuals who may have CCC stories and photos to contribute to his next book are encouraged to contact him at


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


Ages 2 to 5
Tuesday at 10:00 am
Stories, songs and crafts for children and caregivers.

Children and caregivers sing along with Mr. Mike and his guitar.

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 or call 364-6211.

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