The Reporter February 2012
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30-7:30, all ages @Weaver Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti Meet and learn about several animals including snakes, turtles, tree frogs, lizards, a hedgehog, a chinchilla, and more. Children will be allowed to hold the animals at the end of the program. Thursday, Feb. 23, 11:00-12:00, all ages @Riverside Flag Frame Craft Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:00-3:00, ages 2-10 @Weaver Pirate Party - Stories, games, snacks & more! Costumes are optional. Friday, Feb. 24, 10:00-11:00, grades 1-5 @Weaver Ink Blot Art Class 30 participants maximum. Call 434-2453 to register. For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 434-2453.
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Weaver Library Programs Peak Oil and Transition Towns Monday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Oil is the lifeblood of our economy, the American way of life. Our children may have to adapt to a world quite different than the one built on oil. Join us for a presentation on PEAK OIL and TRANSITION TOWNS . Community activist and parent Mike DeForbes will speak about a community-empowered model to build long term resilience to the coming fossil fuel descent and shocks in oil prices.
Drop–in Knit & Crochet Club Tuesday, February 7th from 6 -7:30pm
Shake off those winter blues by dropping in on the new Knit & Crochet club led by Rosemary Carlson. All are welcome, from novices to experts alike. Here you can share your skills and make lovingly hand crafted projects for yourself, your family, and friends or create heirlooms for gift giving throughout year. Feel free to simply drop in; no registration required. The group will meet every Tuesday evening through April in the Conference Room.
“We Still Live Here” Film Screening Monday, February 13th at 6:30pm
Weaver Library invites you a powerful film screening of We Still Live Here written and directed by Anne Makepeace. The first of several programs to celebrate Reading Across RI 2012, the film tells the remarkable story of cultural revival and language reclamation by the Wampanoag Indians of Southeastern Massachusetts. Associate Producer Jennifer Weston will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.
Couponing 101 Monday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m.
Have you heard about extreme couponers and wonder how they do it? Would you like to learn how to drastically cut your spending, but are confused and overwhelmed about where to begin? Experience a crash course in couponing with Heather Polochick, a professional, wife, and mother who caught the coupon bug three years ago. Learn quick and easy techniques along with a few savvy coupon secrets, to stretch your budget. Hear how to put the tricks of the extreme into practice, without having to go to extreme measures. Weaver Library programs are free and open to all. Questions? Contact Librarian Joyce May at 434-2453 or eplibraryjoyce@ yahoo.com.
Babysitting Training Class
The East Providence Public Library, 41 Grove Ave, East Providence, RI will present a Babysitting Training Class on Saturday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join us for a hands-on babysitter training to gain the knowledge and skills to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. You will learn how to respond to emergencies, make decisions under pressure, communicate with parents to learn household rules, recognize safety issues, manage children, and feed, diaper, and care for infants. Please bring your lunch. This program is free to East Providence youth age 11-15. Registration is required; call (401)434-2453.
February 2012 East Providence Reporter