Blog Category: Book Sketches

Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jan 30
Feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North tells the story of Producer/Director Katrina Browne’s ancestors from Bristol, Rhode Island who were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Cameras follow as Browne and nine fellow descendants undertake a journey of discovery to Rhode Island, Ghana, and Cuba. Retracing the steps of the notorious Triangle Trade, audiences will uncover a family’s, a region’s, and a nation’s hidden past. Simultaneously...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jan 30
The State of Rhode Island no longer distributes tax forms to libraries but our library can help by providing photocopy service or downloading forms for 15 cents per page.  Forms can be obtained via computer by the website www.tax.ri.gov, by calling 574-8970, or going to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation at One Capitol Hill in Providence Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 3:30. A reminder: The library staff is not trained to provide tax help, but you can call 574-8829 for assistance. 
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jan 23
RIHEAA: Rhode Island's best kept college secret : Questions about college financial aid? The Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority provides free resources and assistance for students, parents, guidance counselors, and military personnel. “RIHEAA was created to provide financial assistance to students and their families which assists them in realizing their postsecondary educational goals. Our mission is to enhance educational access and choice for the residents of Rhode Island by...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jan 23
Finally, all the Jane Austen novels are being shown on PBS over the next few weeks.  Yes!  However, as with nearly all great novels, the book is always better than the movie.  So, for those of you who haven’t read Jane Austen lately or who have never read her, you are in for a treat if you go to our book stacks and borrow Jane!  Or if you’re at home, go click this picture of Jane to reserve your Jane title today!
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
Join actor/scholar Robb Dimmick as he portrays Abraham Lincoln in a solo show on Thurs., Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM, using Lincoln’s own words to uncover the true wit and deep wisdom of this great man.  At some points touching, at others hilarious, but always revealing, you won’t want to miss this show.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Free and open to all.
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
The excesses of the Holiday Season behind us, it is time to enjoy the books in the “Health and Happiness"  Book Display currently up in the magazine section on the main floor.  Looking for resources to help you on that quest for "Health and Happiness”?  Try taking look at wellness.com
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
A book display, Discovering Mysteries in Series, is currently featured on the Library’s ground floor near the main entrance.  When you stop by, pick up a copy of the booklist that goes with the display.
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
The astute little Belgian detective returns in a slightly augmented 7 week version of the 6 part film/reading and lecture series Nancy Christy and Lauri Burke co-led in Winter/Spring 2007 at the Library.  This repeat series for the morning crowd runs from February 28-April 10, 2008.  Registration begins on Feb. 14 at 9:00 AM at the Reference Desk.  Tea party to end the series-join us if you can!   
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Jan 17
Once again the library is providing tax forms and related materials. We are also hosting tax help provided by the AARP which will take place on Tuesdays, 12-3, from Feb.12 to April 8.
Posted by JDavanza on Sun, Jan 13
Welcome to Ocean State Libraries E-Zone!: Browse, Check Out, and Download best selling digital titles 24/7 to your PC and PDA at home, in the office or from anywhere in the world. Now you can hear Audio Books and Music, or view eBooks and Videos–Free. Digital media can be downloaded and listened to on your home PC, burned to CD for your car stereo, and transferred to many supported portable devices–all without leaving the comfort of your home! Now your library never closes! Check one out...

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