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Books of Biography & Memoir

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The Route One Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate “Centers for the Book” to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their state or commonwealths for readers. In Rhode Island, we have our own affiliate the Rhode Island Center for the Book to select books. Rhode Island’s 2017 book is listed first along with five […]

The Ocean State – Rhode Island

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

We are fortunate to have many great activities to do in the Ocean State. One of them is SAVE the BAY Exploration Center & Aquarium in Newport. It is designed for children and adults who like to come up close to ocean dwelling sea life. Their summer hours are daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. While […]

Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Be prepared for any emergency that may come your way. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) have developed this registry as a service to Rhode Islanders with chronic conditions, disabilities, and other special healthcare needs. It is a system for the identification of Rhode Islanders who […]

Books Related to Just Mercy, the Reading Across Rhode Island Book

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities offers a list of fiction and non-fiction books related to themes in the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson DB080035 The list includes books for adults and young adults. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reading Across RI Book Kick Off Event

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

In our Fall 2016 Talking Times Newsletter, you may have read about the 2017 Reading Across RI book selection of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. It is available as a digital book DB80035 from our collection and as a downloadable book in BARD. The kick off event will be held on […]

2017 NFB Scholarship Program Begins November 1st 2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The National Federation of the Blind will announce its 2017 Scholarship program beginning on November 1, 2016. There is the ” Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship ” for $12,000 plus several additional scholarships worth over $112,000 for blind high school seniors through graduate school students. The applications process begins November 1, 2016 with a deadline of March 31, 2017. […]

2016 University of Rhode Island Honors Colloquium

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The University of Rhode Island began its popular 2016 Honors Colloquium discussion series on September 20th at 7:00pm in the Edwards Auditorium at the URI Kingston Campus.   The topic of the nine lecture series is ” Inequality and the American Dream “. The lectures are open to the public and continue each Tuesday through November 29th. […]

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