Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, December 5th at 1:00 pm
At the December meeting the Book Club will be selecting the line up of titles for 2020. All are welcome!

Mondays (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

All levels of experience are welcome.

Mondays (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) at 10:30 am

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

Maker Mondays
Mondays (2, 9, 16, 30) from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Create, build, experiment, and play at the library. Each week a new challenge or project will be available for kids ages 7+. Please call to register.

December 2 Crazy Crayons
December 9 Candy Cane Experiments
December 16 Cinnamon Ornaments
December 30 Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow People

Quilting Group
Wednesdays (4, 11, 18) 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 (4, 11, 18) 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
No Investment Group in December

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 (5, 12, 19, 26) 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 (6, 13, 20, 27) at 10:30 am

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

Basic Yoga
Fridays (6, 13, 20, 27) 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

December 2nd at 6:00 pm
The Art of Racing
in the Rain (PG)

December 9th at 6:00 pm
The Kitchen (R)

December 16th at 6:00 pm
Blinded by the Light

December 23rd at 6:00 pm
Home Alone (PG)

December 30th at 6:00 pm
The Peanut Butter Falcon

Gift Making Workshop
Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 pm

Make cookies-in-a-jar and hand-dipped ornaments for your holiday giveaway. Ages 15+. Free. Please call to register

Friday Night Concerts
Fridays at 7:00 pm
December 6 Baker Brothers Trio Presents A Jazz Christmas
  Our Friday night concerts are free and open to the public!
December 13 Updike’s Rose Presents A Christmas Carol in Story and Song
  A narration of the Charles Dickens classic accompanied by live original music.
December 20 Solstice Music and Readings
  Chris Fee, Mike Bussey, and James Hazelwood will lead us on a musical journey through the winter solstice.

Holiday Ramble Event: Snowflake Craft
Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop-in to make recycled book snowflake crafts in the Children’s Room. Free. Ages 4+.

Holiday Ramble Event: Community Services Information
Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Local nonprofit and community service organizations will provide information, merchandise, and giveaways in the Champlin Room. Free.

Pysanky Egg Decorating
Thursday, December 12th at 5:30 pm

Lisa Schipritt will lead a class on the art of Ukrainian egg decorating. This is a perfect opportunity to design something unique for the holidays. Ages 12+. Please call to register and bring a container to hold your egg. There is a $5 materials fee for this class.

Graham Cracker Houses
Saturday, December 14th at 11:00 am

Decorate your own graham cracker house with candy and frosting. Please bring a can of non-whipped frosting. Registration required.

Holiday Open House
Thursday, December 19th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Stop by the library for refreshments and holiday cheer! Donations of baked goods are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Funny Pictures: New Yorker Cartoonist Sophia Warren
Thursday, December 19th at 6:30 pm

Sophia will discuss her craft and process as a contributing cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine.

Greenery Centerpieces
Saturday, December 21st at 11:00 am

Design your own centerpiece for your holiday meal. We’ll provide the greenery and décor and you bring your creativity! Ages 6+. Please call to register. Free.

The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day, and Wednesday, January 1st, New Year’s Day

Talons! With Born to Be Wild Nature Center
Saturday, December 28th at 11:00 am

Our local raptor rehabilitators will bring 5 live raptors to the library to teach about the role these magnificent birds of prey play in nature and their unique adaptations to their specific habitats. Ages 5+. For the safety and protection of the birds, this event will be limited to the first 60 attendees.

Armchair Explorers Book Group
December 30th at 7:00 pm

Travel around the world through literature from other cultures. For our December meeting we’ll select titles for 2020. All are welcome!


Please contact for more information. Registration not necessary.
There will be NO Music with Mr. Mike on December 26th and January 2nd.


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