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Two Books for Youth Win Awards

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2017 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The awards were announced in January 2017 at the ALA Mid-Winter meeting. Two of the winning books, “Six Dots” and “as brave […]

International Women’s Day March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Celebrate International Women’s Day by reading about women we know who faced many challenges. DB 39564 Moving Beyond Words by Gloria Steinem DB 77454 I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb DB 57048 Madam Secretary by Madeline Albright DB 75317 Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz DB 61696 Helen […]

BARD Is Temporarily Down

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

BARD is temporarily down due to technical problems. The National Library Services technical staff is working to resolve the problem. We will keep you informed as we are updated by their staff.

Spring into Gardening

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

I checked the calendar and Spring begins on March 20th. It’s time to think about gardening, so I found a few interesting titles in the collection to help us out. DB 84886 The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water by Pam Penick DB 69864 All New Square Foot Gardening: […]

St. Patrick’s Day – Celebrate and Read

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

With March arriving soon, we have an opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. What better way to begin the celebration than by reading your favorite Irish authors from our collection. These are a few of the authors and some of their books. DB 42805  Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt DB 48813 Tis: A Memoir […]

Honoring Black History Month with TBP Books and WGBH Programs

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

In our continuation of honoring Black History Month, we have more books to recommend and WGBH  programs honoring the month as well. From the TBP collection are the following titles: DB82201  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehsi Coates DB85212  The Underground Railroad by Colsen Whitehead DB57200 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya […]

Reading Across Rhode Island Program Starts at Local Libraries

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

We still have digital audio copies of Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson DB80035. The statewide reading program developed by the RI Center for the Book features a noteworthy book and is promoted throughout Rhode Island. Check with your local public library to find out if they are having a book discussion meeting about […]

President Donald J. Trump

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

We have a number of books by our newly elected President Donald J. Trump. The titles reflect his business acumen and knowledge. The list includes the following titles. DB 32249 Trump: Surviving at the Top DB 45334 Trump: the Art of the Comeback DB 26956 Trump: the Art of the Deal DB 58051 Trump: How […]

President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Last night on January 10th, in Chicago, President Barack Obama gave his farewell address to the nation. Listen to his complete speech on this website.  If you want to learn more about President Obama, read some of his books available from the Rhode Island Talking Books Plus program. Just call us at 401 574-9310 or email us at  olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov. DB 63126 The Audacity of […]

Registration for Reading Across RI Event

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

RARI’s 2017 book for discussion is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The event will be held on Sunday , January 29th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Providence Public Library. There is a fee and registration is required to attend the event. Complete the form with your payment by selecting Registration. If you are a member […]

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