August 2022


The Woonsocket Harris Public Library now has a Pinterest page with lists of newly cataloged items and more to be added soon. Find it here:

Here is a sampling of New DVDs added: 
American Rust
The Beatles: get back
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Queens of Mystery: Series 1
Queens of Mystery: Series 2
The Worst Person in the World
Writing Creative Nonfiction




Summer Movie Night at the Library

See feature films at the library with family and friends in August.
Thursdays August 11 & 18 from 6pm-8:30pm in the main program room.

Ask at the teen desk for a flyer, call 401-769-9044 x3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. movie details including running time
and title of movie.

Bring your own snacks and drink. No alcoholic beverages allowed.

All films are family friendly and are either PG Or PG-13

Licensing for the films provided by Swank Movies for Public Libraries and the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library.




The Woonsocket Public Library is pleased to announce that Linda Brunetti from The Autism Project will be at the library Mondays and Wednesdays during our story time.  Linda is a great resource to help families connect with services, provide support and education around child development. You do not need to have a child with special needs to meet with  Linda. Please stop by and say hello.



PLEASE NOTE: Library in the Park is canceled for Tuesday, August 9th. We will be at the park again on Tuesday, August 16th. See you then!




Dungeons and Dragons for Teens    Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm

Anyone in Middle School or High School under the age of 18 is invited to join the weekly Dungeons and Dragons game. It’s an ongoing storytelling based adventure with the focus on fun and excitement rather than rules. From the darkened canals of Verenzia to the dinosaur filled jungles of Srathus, an entire world of role playing adventure awaits.
Join us in the Children’s Programming room. Sign up by calling 401-769-9044 x3 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Hurricane Ian is becoming more of a threat to life and property by the minute. At 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time, the National Hurricane Center said Ian's maximum sustained winds are now up to 155 miles an hour, just two miles per hour short of category 5. As the storm rapidly intensifies 65 miles southwest of Naples, conditions along Florida's southwest coast are "rapidly deteriorating."        Over two-and-a-half million people in Florida are under evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian approaches the Florida coast. The Florida Department of Health is evacuating 15 hospitals and sending roughly 400 ambulances and support vehicles to areas where Hurricane Ian is anticipated to make landfall.        North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast today. South Korea's military said the North "fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the East Sea," referring to the waters also known as the Sea of Japan. The launch comes one day before Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to visit the DMZ.        The U.S. and its NATO allies are running short on the weapons and ammunition they've been providing Ukraine for its war against invading Russian forces. Military analysts say the shortages are a consequence of Western nations producing arms in much smaller numbers during peacetime.        A convicted murderer serving a lifetime sentence has escaped from a Nevada prison in Nevada. A manhunt is underway for 42-year-ol Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, who made a bomb in 2007 that killed a man outside the Las Vegas Luxor Hotel. Duarte-Herrera escaped from a prison northwest of Las Vegas Friday night.        The new "Star Trek" sequel from Paramount is on hold. The project was set to hit theaters in December of next year, but insiders say Paramount ran into issues when the film was announced with the original cast but that none of the major actors had officially signed on, leaving the studio with less than a year to secure the services of the film's stars.