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.




The Dow Jones Industrial Average is closing at a new low for the year. Stocks trimmed some losses in the final hour as global recession fears rattled markets. At the closing bell, the Dow lost 486 points to 29-590. The S&P 500 fell 64 points to 36-93. The Nasdaq dropped 198 points to 10-867.       Moderna is requesting the FDA clear its new COVID boosters for kids and teens. The pharmaceutical company filed two authorization requests for the FDA. One is for kids as young as six and another for teens up to 17.        Roger Federer is wrapping up his legendary tennis career. The 20-time Grand Slam champion lost in doubles with Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London. Federer won over 100 singles titles during his legendary career, with his 20 Grand Slams placing him third all-time for most won.       Former President Trump is holding a rally in North Carolina today. It's taking place in Wilmington. The Tar Heel State has a key Senate race on the ballot this year. Democrat Cheri Beasley is going up against Republican Ted Budd. Current Republican Senator Richard Burr is retiring.       Jill Biden is honoring Jackie Kennedy at the White House. On Friday, she delivered remarks at a White House Historical Association ceremony and dedicated a sculpture to the former First Lady. The sculpture is known as the Jacqueline Kennedy Medallion and celebrates the Kennedy's historic legacy at the White House, and Jackie's dedication to the preservation of Lafayette Square.        "Don't Worry Darling" is bringing in just over three-million-dollars thanks to Thursday previews. The Olivia Wilde directed film is projected to rake in between 20 and 26 million-dollars over its opening weekend. It stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as a couple living in a utopia-like town in 1950's California, where Pugh's character starts to realize things aren't really what they seem.