FEBRUARY 2020 REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS

Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 6th at 1:00 pm
The Book Club will be reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Books are available to borrow. All are welcome!

Bridge
Mondays (3, 10, 24) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

All levels of experience are welcome.

Meditation
Mondays (3, 10, 24) at 10:30 am

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

Quilting Group
Wednesdays (5, 12, 19, 26) 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.

Maker Day
Wednesdays (5, 12, 19, 26) 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.

February 5 Creative Handwriting & Secret Codes
February 12 The Oil Spill Challenge
February 19 Mug Brownies
February 26 Pour Painting

Minecraft Wednesdays
Wednesdays (5, 12, 19, 26) 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, February 26th 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 (6, 13, 20, 27) 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 (7, 14, 21, 28) 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, February 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

This month’s selection is The French Kitchen Cookbook. Please call to request your copy and register your recipe.

Basic Yoga
Fridays (7, 14, 21, 28) 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Monday Night Movies

February 3rd at 6:00 pm
Overcomer (PG)

February 10th at 6:00 pm
Harriet (PG-13)

February 24th at 6:00 pm
The Good Liar (R)

Watercolor with Miss Annie
Tuesdays (4, 11, 18, 25) from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Explore and create through watercolor painting with Miss Annie. For ages 2 to 5.

Understanding the Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness
Thursday, February 6th at 6:00 pm

This presentation by Penny Ferrara, the Manager of School and Public Education for the Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Ilness, will cover the signs and symptoms of mental illness and help to eradicate the stigma surrounding it by sharing personal stories told by those who have survived their illnesses.

Meet & Greet with NPR's Alex Nunes
Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00 pm

Rhode Island NPR affiliate is opening a South County bureau to cover substantive news and issues in Southern Rhode Island. Come meet South County Reporter Alex Nunes to hear about the bureau and discuss stories and topics you'd like to see covered in your region of the Ocean State.

Get a Hobby!: Rhythm Dance with Wendy Rappaport
Thursday, February 13th, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Please join us for "Get a Hobby!", a new monthly series at the library to try out different interests and skills. This free class is for any adult who want to share the feeling of joy that moving to good music brings! No experience is necessary to benefit from this mindful movement class. Wear comfortable clothing to move in, and please bring water and a yoga mat if you have one. Space is limited; please call the library to register. This event is free and for ages 15+.

Kids’ Book Club
Saturday, February 8th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kids ages 6 to 8 can join us each month to read, snack, and discuss a book. 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 February book will be Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise.

Valentine’s Day Concert—DocWood and Jon Dember
Friday, February 14th at 7:00 pm

Join us for this FREE folk music concert. DocWood and Jon Dember, aka “Farm Dog Folk”, will play a selection of traditional and contemporary love songs.

The Library will be CLOSED Monday, February 17th, for Presidents' Day

Health Care Revolt: A Reading with Dr. Michael Fine
Thursday, February 20th at 6:30 pm

Dr. Michael Fine will discuss Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy - All at the Same Time, which looks around the world for examples of health care systems that are effective and affordable, pictures such a system for the US, and creates a practical playbook for a political revolution in health care. Dr. Fine is a writer, community organizer, and family physician. He is the chief health strategist for the city of Central Falls, and Senior Clinical and Population Health Services Officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc.

Census Job Information
Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop-in to learn about the Census jobs available in our community and how to apply. The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to hiring Census Takers to work in their own communities—there are thousands of great jobs available nationwide! It’s an important way you can support your community and get paid while doing it.

Overall Health through Oral Health
Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 pm

Our teeth are more than just an aesthetic accessory - they are an essential part of the digestive process, ensuring that we can properly absorb the nutrients from our food and achieve great health beyond just our mouths. Dr. Chanda Kale, DDS, will discuss best practices for caring for our teeth as we age.

CHILDREN'S STORY AND MUSIC PROGRAMS

Please contact staff@crossmills.org for more information. Registration not necessary.
There will be NO Music with Mr. Mike on January 2nd.



STORY AND CRAFTS WITH MISS Kiersten

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

MUSIC WITH MR. MIKE
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 staff@crossmills.org or call 364-6211.


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