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

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, March 5th at 1:00 pm
The Book Club will be reading The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Books are available to borrow. All are welcome!

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

All levels of experience are welcome.

Cancelled Until Further Notice

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

Quilting Group
Wednesdays (4, 11, 18, 25) 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, 25) 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, March 25th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 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 (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.

Cookbook Book Club
Friday, March 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This month’s selection is Ottolenghi. Please call to request your copy and register your recipe.

Basic Yoga
Cancelled Until Further Notice

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

Cancelled Until Further Notice

Illuminating History: The Plantation Life of South County, Rhode Island

Please join us in March for our Illuminating History series, which will explore South County's complicated and unspoken role in the African slave trade. These programs are made possible by a collaboration between the Charlestown Historical Society, Earthinform Studio, and the Library. During the month of March an exhibit of artifacts and art relating to local plantations will be on display in the fiction room of the library. The Library will also host a series of special events.

Please click on the links for video of Dr. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer's full presentation, "The Economic Activity of the Narragansett Planters: Framing Slavery in the Ernest Hamlin Baker Mural", which was held on March 11th as part of the Illuminating History series. Stay tuned for the rescheduling of the final two presentations in the series. Thank you to Bob Petrone for filming. Questions, comments, or responses to the series may be sent to

Part 1 - 39 minutes
Part 2 - 35 minutes

March 5 @ 6 pm Film screening of “Traces of the Trade”
  Film about the DeWolf family of Bristol and their history in the African slave trade.
March 11 @ 6 pm “The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters: Framing Slavery in the Ernest Hamlin Baker Mural”
  A presentation by Dr. Charlotte V. Carrington-Farmer
New Date TBD “Fighting for Freedom: How Whites and Blacks Found Common Cause”
  A presentation by James Glickman
New Date TBD “Slavery and Memory in the Making of New England History”
  A presentation by Dr. Joanne Pope Melish

Family Movie

Saturday, March 28th
at 11:00 am
Frozen II (PG)

Friday Night Concert: Celtic Music with Mary King & Phil Edmonds
Friday, March 6th at 7:00 pm

An evening of Celtic music, stories and merriment with harpist Mary King and Phil Edmonds on the tin whistle. Free and open to the public.

Kids’ Book Club
Saturday, March 14th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kids ages 6 to 8 can join us each month to read and do book-related activities. Books will be available to read in advance, but we’ll also read parts of the book at the meeting, so you are welcome even if you haven’t read the book yet! Please call the library to sign up. Our March book will be Wild about Books by Judith Sierra.


Please contact 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