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Adult Programs

Monday Movie Matinees
Campbell Auditorium at 1:00pm
All film screenings are free and open to all. No registration required.

This month, we are viewing films requested by some Monday Matinee regulars. Please feel free to suggest titles to our Community Engagement Librarian at the next screening!

  • March 25: Let it Rain
  • April 1: First Man
  • April 8: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
  • April 15: At Eternity’s Gate
  • April 22: Glass
  • April 29: The Loves of Carmen

Be sure to check the Library’s calendar for information on each week’s movie.

The Storied Lives Book Club
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30pm
Woolley Conference Room
Join us to discuss The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. Copies are available to check out at the library.

To register for the club, please contact us.

Documentary & Discussion: Ronaldo
Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Campbell Auditorium
(Basement Level)
Documentary exploring the real life of international football icon Cristiano Ronaldo, behind the headlines. Running time is 1 hour, 42 minutes and it’s Rated PG-13. FREE and open to the public. Movie followed by a discussion. Light snacks available.

Financial Literacy Workshop
Tuesday, April 2, 9 & 16, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:30pm
Campbell Auditorium
(Basement Level)
This three-week series honors Money Smart Week and will help participants better understand the tools available for improving day-to-day finances and prepare for long term goals.

Book Talk Presentation with Author Neal Sanders: Gardening is  Murder
Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Campbell Auditorium
(Basement Level)
This is a ‘husband’s point of view’ of gardening. It is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse.  Good horticultural advice is dispensed, bad advice is debunked. Your members will leave with a better appreciation of what is going on in the mind of their helpmates.

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:30 to 3:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 12:30am-3:00pm
Campbell Auditorium
(Basement Level)
Friends of the Pawtucket Library will be having a sale of hardcover books, large children’s books, large paperbacks, small paperbacks, children’s paperbacks and media. There is also an option to fill a Friends’ canvas bag for a reduced price.

History of the Gansett Race Track through Valley Talks
Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm
Campbell Auditorium
(Basement Level)
Richard Ring, who will present one of the major acquisitions the Rhode Island Historical Society has made to celebrate its Rah-Rah Rhody programming theme for 2019: the complete, extant archive of thousands of negatives of photographs taken at the Narragansett Race Track, which opened in 1934 and officially closed in 1978.

“Gansett,” as it was more popularly known, attracted crowds of 40,000 or more, including many celebrities. By 1937, Gansett was the most profitable racetrack in the country, and it became a gathering place for the glitterati of the late 1930s and ’40s: Milton Berle, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Rooney, and Alfred Vanderbilt were regulars, as were star athletes like Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig. Its creation also sparked the so-called “race track war,” a long Rhode Island story of money, politics, and conflict.

The Learning Lounge at the Library
Tuesdays 4:30-7:30pm
Thursdays 1:00–4:00pm
Learning Center
(Basement Level)
The Learning Lounge is a place for adults to achieve their learning goals in a comfortable and informal setting. Drop in for help with a job search, resume, cover letter, online employment application, language and math skills, and basic computer and digital literacy skills. No appointment necessary.




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