Events & News

POPULAR HAPPENINGS THIS MONTH

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS SEMINAR

Tuesday, May 4 @ 6:30 PM via Zoom

Join a panel of local business owners and entrepreneurs to learn about the ins and outs of starting your own small business in Rhode Island. Our panelists will talk about their road to business ownership, tricks of their trades, and take questions from our audience at the end. Join on Zoom by clicking HERE to register.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT RPGs

Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM via Zoom + Roll20.net

Wednesday night is game night! We have several RPG campaigns running, from D&D 5e and Pathfinder to FATE, and we add new games whenever demand and interest allows. Email amber@wwpl.org to learn what games have seats for players, or to inquire about GMing your own campaign through WWPL!

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RPG ONE SHOTS: ZIKRAN'S ZEPHYREAN TOME

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Monday, May 10 @ 4:00 PM via Zoom + Roll20.net

Zikran's Zephyrean Tome was donated to Candlekeep by adventurers seeking refuge from a storm that seemed to follow them wherever they went. The book has been moving through the archives ever since, as Avowed who were unable to open it take guesses at its contents. After a time, they stopped trying. Until you come along. Join us on this campaign one shot! Email amber@wwpl.org for info.

WWPL WALKING CLUB

Mondays in April - June @ 8:30 AM

Every Monday morning beginning April 5 through June 28, join library staff members as we walk the town bike path. Meet new people! All ages are welcome but minors must be accompanied by an adult. For every session you attend you will be entered to win a Fitbit to be given away near the last session in June! For info, contact caitlin@wwpl.org.

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SENIOR SOCIAL HOUR

Thursdays @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM via Zoom

Miss the library and seeing friends? Join this virtual social hour for seniors, chat with friends from our senior tech club, and receive light assistance with technology questions from our Information Service Librarian. Email amber@wwpl.org or sara@wwpl.org for the Zoom link to join.

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ADULT CRAFT: PAINTED FLOWER POTS

Wednesday, May 19 @ 5:00 PM

Alternate date: Monday, May 24 @ 5:00 PM

We'll meet in a therapeutic art class to paint some flower pots together. Materials are provided for, though if a specific color or design is desired you may bring your own supplies! Space is limited so call (401) 828-3750 x 103 or email amber@wwpl.org to register.

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SPOTLIGHT NEWS STORIES THIS MONTH

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FIGHT PERIOD POVERTY

We partnered with the HEZ and Thundermist Health to provide FREE, reusable menstrual cups and cloth pads. Patrons can pick up a discrete kit at Information Services. All sizes are available and can be picked up by all who menstruate or care for someone who does. Contact amber@wwpl.org for more info!

RACIAL EQUITY FB GROUP

Interested in racial equity and social justice issues? Join the Facebook group Overflow Rhode Island. Click HERE to explore the community and offerings.
The RI Foundation also offers FREE racial equity trainings on their website. Click HERE to explore rifoundation.org.

2021 IMLS FINALIST

We've been named a finalist for the 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This prestigious award only names 15 libraries each year. Join us in celebrating! Share your story about how libraries have impacted you on our Facebook page or in-person. We'll be hosting fun events leading up to our day on May 5.

NEW OSL APP

Ocean State Libraries - which connects all RI public libraries - has launched an app for smart devices. Connect your library card, browse the catalog, request materials and curbside pickup, access state resources, and more!
Download it here for Android.
Download it here for Apple.
Send feedback to info@wwpl.org!

NOTARY CHANGES

Notary services are now by appointment ONLY, but will be offered Monday through Friday.
Call (401) 828-3750 x 109 or email anne@wwpl.org to schedule an appointment. Times vary.
Notary service is FREE but donations are appreciated!