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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The National Library Services program rushed the accessible production of Michael Wolff ‘s new book about the White House staff and President Trump for regional library members throughout the United States. Now you can download this digital title via BARD or make a request for a digital cartridge copy.  In addition, we have several other […]

Jacqueline Woodson – New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

On January 9, 2018 at the Library of Congress, Jacqueline Woodson accepted her appointment as the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Read the press release of her appointment. When you finish reading, order these books in our collection for yourself or a family member. DB80026 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson – hard […]

How Your Brain Works

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Listen to or read Edgar B. Herwick III of WGBH’s Curiosity Desk discuss how the brain works while driving a car. Then order or download a few digital books about the amazing human brain. Call us at (401) 574-9310 Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and order your favorite books about the brain. You […]

Grace Hopper – Female Pioneer for the Information Age

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

At the beginning of World War II, she left her husband and faculty position at Vassar College to become a United States Navy Wave Officer and a female computer programmer and software developer. Listen to her story as discussed by Kara Miller and Kurt Beyer during their Innovation Hub program at WGBH. After the program, […]

The Ghost Army of World War II

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

On a December morning driving to work, I listened to Rick Beyer, the author of Ghost Army of World War II discuss the story of American GIs working to fool the German Army that inflatable Sherman tanks, rubber trucks, and  recorded sound effects were real American tanks, trucks, and troops deploying close to them. For […]

The President and World Leadership

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

President Trump just returned from his SE Asian working tour with leaders of several countries to find common ground on economics, politics, and trade. Read Thomas Friedman’s commentary in the New York Times, and order digital books about our new President. DB87704 Trump’s War: His Battle for America by Michael Savage – hard copies available […]

Celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th, 2017

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The ribbons cutting ceremony will be held at the new RI Veterans Home Community Living Center in Bristol, RI at 12:30pm this Saturday. To continue the celebration, read some of our digital books about veterans and their experiences. DB 47490 The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw – downloadable and digital reproduction copy available DB 86171 […]

Fear of the Future Through Technology

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

New York Times Columnist Farhad Manjoo is worried about the impact of technology in our future. Read his latest article about what we can expect in the future. Then order a book or two from our collection about people who influenced our future. DB81119 Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a […]

Running with Your Guide Dog

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Ask Thomas Panek if running with his guide dog is fun. He is the CEO and President of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and his guide dog Gus has been trained by the Guiding Eyes staff to lead him in a  New York City race. Read their story in the New York Times article by […]

Hispanic Immigration in America: Navigating Assimilation

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

On 10/19/17 at CCRI,  students, staff, and alumni will discuss their strategies for assimilating while preserving their cultural identity. The program will be held on the Providence Campus from 12:00 to 1:15pm. We also have a number of titles in our collection both in Spanish and English. Review our promotion of these titles in the […]

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