Oak Lawn branch open house on October 20th

CONTACT: Stefanie Blankenship, 401-942-1787, sblankenship@cranstonlibrary.org
 
RE: Oak Lawn branch open house on October 20th
 
 
The Cranston Public Library 50th anniversary celebration continues with an open house at the Oak Lawn branch on Saturday, October 20th from 1-5pm.  Starting at 1pm, enjoy a scavenger hunt and receive free raffle tickets.
The order of events are: 
1pm: Ceremonial unveiling of a plaque in honor of former Oaklawn staff member Claire DiFranco
2pm: Rising Sun Jiu Jitsu & Face painting with Chica Jen,
3pm: Historical talk by local historians including Andy Hall, Scott Lewis, and Jim Moriarty
4pm: Ocean State Paranormal Haunted History of Oak Lawn
 
There will be raffles and refreshments as well! All ages are welcome to attend this historical event.
 
Our raffle prizes include items generously donated by Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu, Chica Jen, Cafe International, Kathy Turcotte, Deluise Bakery, Denise Geremia Avon, Paper Moon Invitations, Bobby Gasbarro Oaklawn Liquors, Scentsy, and more!  
 
In 1968, the public libraries of Cranston united to form one citywide system. Under the direction of former library director, Jim Giles, we began sharing materials and working together to increase accessibility for all Cranston residents. This year, we look forward to sharing this celebration with all of you. CPL will be holding open houses at our branch locations throughout the year.
 
In celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cranston Public Library we also want to celebrate the rich history of the Oaklawn branch which was built as a school house in 1825 and became a library in 1895.
 
The Oaklawn branch is located at 230 Wilbur Avenue in Cranston.
 
For more information please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org
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