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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 […]

URI Holds 11th Annual Ocean State Writing Conference

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Are you an aspiring author or someone who wants to refine their creative writing skills through an educational conference at URI ? The University of Rhode Island fee based Writing Conference will be held on  October 26-28, 2017. While your thinking about the possibilities we have some of the featured writers and guest speakers’ books […]

The Civil War and Current American Domestic Issues

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

We always must know our past to understand our present. With the Charlottesville, Virginia disturbances on Saturday August 12th, we find our past American history collide with the present events and issues in our communities. To gain additional perspectives, from the New York Times read the following commentary by Thomas L. Friedman and Ross Douthat, […]

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 […]

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