NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library has announced the following programs:

• 3D Pens – Wednesdays from March 16 to April 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., grades 3 to 5. STEM meets art in this program allowing children to create using 3D pens. Registration required.

• Read with Pickle the dog that reads – Thursday, March 17 at 4 pm. From kindergarten to 5th grade. Pickle loves listening to children read any type of book with him. Bring a book from home or choose one from the shelf. Registration is mandatory.

• Arts and crafts for adults, painting on glass – Saturday, March 19 at 10 am. Take advantage of glass painting to create a stained glass look. Use a template or create your own. Registration required.

• Gold and Silver: Two visits to Japan – Calling on the greatest generations and hockey fans to join in a morning of history and history. The library proudly presents the story of two visits to Japa, one by Don Mellor, a veteran who served there during World War II, and his son Tom Mellor, an Olympic silver medalist in 1972 in Sapporo. His team’s story was told in the book “Striking Silver: The Untold Story of America’s Forgotten Hockey Team” by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli.

Tom Mellor was recently inducted into the Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022, the same week his father, Don, turned 101!

The library features “N” Gear Gadgets, unique items that can be borrowed by patrons. New items include cake pans, label maker, record player, cassette converter, portable DVD player and blood pressure monitor. For more information or to view any of these articles, see the Reference Service.

To register online for any program and for a complete list of all available child, teen and adult programs, see the events calendar at