At the Li­brary

Woonsocket Call - - BLACKSTONE VALLEY -

The fol­low­ing pro­grams and/or ac­tiv­i­ties are tak­ing place at the Black­stone Pub­lic Li­brary. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on­line at black­stonepub­li­cli­ or by vis­it­ing the li­brary’s Face­book page, or by call­ing 508-883-1931.

Read with a ther­apy dog

“Wag and Read – Read­ing With a Ther­apy Dog” is a pop­u­lar pro­gram in which chil­dren ages five and up can read to a spe­cially trained and cer­ti­fied ther­apy dog. Read­ing aloud to an an­i­mal helps build con­fi­dence and is great for those strug­gling with dys­lexia, speech prob­lems, fear of dogs and much more. The li­brary’s team of lov­able dogs in­cludes three dif­fer­ent breeds. Each child may re­serve one 15-minute time slot per month. Read­ing ses­sions take place on Mon­day evenings and reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter. call the li­brary at 508-883-1931.

Join the Lego Club

Would your child like to par­tic­i­pate in Lego Club? Lego Club meets one a month on Thurs­day evenings and is strictly for ages 6 and up. Par­tic­i­pants are given a monthly chal­lenge with a gen­eral theme: you may be asked to build an­i­mals, build­ings, ve­hi­cles, peo­ple or even food. Team up with friends or a par­ent or work alone. Space is lim­ited to 22 par­tic­i­pants.

Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and be­gins on Mon­day, Jan. 14 for Black­stone res­i­dents and Tues­day, Jan. 22 for all li­brary pa­trons. To reg­is­ter, con­tact Miss Tressy at 508-883-1931.

Reg­is­ter now for Chil­dren’s Story Times

The Black­stone Pub­lic Li­brary will soon be­gin its 2019 win­ter ses­sion of story times.

For preschool­ers and kinder­garten­ers ages 3 through 5, two Story Time & Craft classes will be held on Mon­days at 11 a.m. and Thurs­days at 1 p.m. Each class con­sists of two sto­ries and a sim­ple craft and can ac­cept up to 15 chil­dren. The Mon­day class will last five weeks and will be­gin on Mon­day, Jan. 28. The Thurs­day class will last six weeks and will be­gin on Thurs­day, Jan. 31.

For ba­bies and tod­dlers ages 6 months through 3 years, the li­brary offers Tod­dler Story Time on Fri­day at 10:15 a.m. In this six-week pro­gram, you will read board books, sing songs and fin­ger plays, play games, and also play with books and toys. This story time lasts 45 min­utes and will be­gin on Fri­day, Feb. 1.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the above pro­grams be­gins on Mon­day, Jan. 14 for Black­stone res­i­dents and Tues­day, Jan. 22 for all li­brary pa­trons. Space is lim­ited and reg­is­tra­tion is ac­cepted on a first come, first serve ba­sis.

As al­ways, pa­trons are wel­come to at­tend drop in story time ev­ery Tues­day evening at 6:30 p.m.

Up­com­ing events for adults

Es­sen­tial Oils with Brandy Cof­fin; Thurs­day, Jan. 24,

2019 at 6:30 p.m.: Pre­sented by Brandy Cof­fin, Nutri­tional Ther­apy Prac­ti­tioner and owner of Abun­dant Nour­ish­ment and Young Liv­ing Dis­trib­u­tor. Es­sen­tial oils are be­com­ing a pop­u­lar al­ter­na­tive health modal­ity. Learn how to get started us­ing es­sen­tial oils. This com­pre­hen­sive class cov­ers ev­ery­thing from the ba­sics of how to use oil, as well which oils are best for var­i­ous con­di­tions. This class cov­ers the ba­sics of es­sen­tial oils: • What they are and where they come from

• The ben­e­fits of es­sen­tial oils

• Var­i­ous ways to use es­sen­tial oils

• How to dis­tin­guish be­tween high-qual­ity and low-qual­ity oils

• How to use oils to sup­port health

Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. This and other pro­grams, are funded by a gen­er­ous do­na­tion from the li­brary’s Gift Ac­count as au­tho­rized by the Board of Li­brary Trustees. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does it Mean for You?

Tues­day, Jan. 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.: Join Jerry Ryan for a pre­sen­ta­tion on what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means when it comes time to pay­ing your taxes. Jerry Ryan, of Ryan Tax Con­sul­tants, is a li­censed En­rolled agent of the U.S. Trea­sury Depart­ment. An En­rolled agent (or EA) is a tax ad­vi­sor who is a fed­er­ally au­tho­rized tax prac­ti­tioner em­pow­ered by the U.S. Depart­ment of the Trea­sury. En­rolled agents rep­re­sent tax­pay­ers be­fore the In­ter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice (IRS) for tax is­sues in­clud­ing au­dits, col­lec­tions and ap­peals.

“Paws to Read” at Cum­ber­land Li­brary

Want to brush up on your read­ing skills? Love dogs? Prac­tice read­ing with a ther­apy dog who loves to lis­ten to sto­ries.

The Chil­dren’s Room of the Cum­ber­land Pub­lic Li­brary has brought back a pop­u­lar pro­gram, Paws to Read, on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month with a new added fea­ture. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. read­ers, age 12 and un­der, will have an op­por­tu­nity to read to a ther­apy dog for 15 min­utes.

Just sign-up at the Chil­dren’s Desk the night of the pro­gram, first come, first served. Then at 6:30 p.m. chil­dren will have a chance to visit with one of the ther­apy dogs. Pet­ting, hugs and belly rubs are en­cour­aged. This added 15 minute por­tion is a new ad­di­tion to Paws to Read and gives us a chance to ac­com­mo­date chil­dren who want to visit with a dog but are not yet read­ing. The li­brary is ex­cited to let fam­i­lies know that this pop­u­lar pro­gram will run through May of 2019.

All vol­un­teer teams pro­vided by Wind­walker Pet Ther­apy. For more, con­tact the Chil­dren’s Room at 401-333-2552, ext. 3. or visit cum­ber­landli­

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