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Michael W. Mello Program Room

Climate Change: a Fresh Approach to Moving Forward with Sharon Gold

This interactive workshop allows each participant to reflect on their own understanding of climate change, its impacts on our environment, and how to become engaged in crafting solutions.  Instead of using a "wait and see approach" to the problem, the audience is encouraged to gain a better grasp of the science and to see how communities in Rhode Island are being affected.  This then lays the framework for transitioning to action both on a local and national level.

Fused Glass with Deenie

Create your very own fused glass pendant.  Deenie Pacik Giuliano will walk participants through creating their own fused glass creation.  Finished products will need to be picked up at the library after they have been fired.  Registration is required for this free program as space is limited.

All About Raptors

Educators from the Norman Bird Sanctuary are coming to teach us all about raptors!  Learn about the special adaptations that raptors employ for maximum hunting efficiency.  This presentation describes the differences between different groups of raptors, such as hawks and falcons, and highlights local species.  

From Earth to the Moon for Kids

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission.  Join Renée Gamba, Director of the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, to learn about NASA's past lunar missions, and what future plans it may have for the Moon. This family fun program includes engaging hands-activities to learn about our Earth and its nearest neighbor in space! Make craters, learn about moon phases, and more! 

Family Yoga with Mary Cadmus

Mary Cadmus will hold a yoga class that will be fun for the whole family.  Mary was initially drawn to yoga by the athleticism and beauty of its movements but realized that it also made her feel good.  She obtained her Yoga Teacher Certificate so she could share her vinyasa knowledge to classes that feel good in the body while calming the mind.  Mary’s background in personal training lends itself to a keen familiarity with the body, how it moves, and how to properly align the body.  Her classes provide a calm, challenging environment that allows for play and creativity.  Mary’s number one g

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