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Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2014

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Winner 2014

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Teens from across Rhode Island have chosen John Green’s The Fault in Our Starsas the winner of the 2014 Rhode Island Teen Book Award. Runners up for the award include Drama by Raina Telgemeier and The False Princeby Jennifer Nielsen. Middle school and high school students from across Rhode Island voted for the Award at their school or local public library.

These novels were three of 22 young adult books nominated by school librarians, teachers, and public librarians from throughout Rhode Island.  The books were selected on the basis of literary quality and their appeal to those in grades 7 and up.  Throughout the past year, young adults could find copies of the books available to read at their local school and public libraries and area stores.  Young adult readers were eligible to vote once they had read three of the titles.

In the The Fault in Our Stars, John Green has written another winner. Soon to a major motion picture, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon her diagnosis. But when Augustus Waters suddenly appears at her Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel begins to realize that maybe her story isn’t yet fully written.

The Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee would like to commend Burrillville Middle School, the Nathaniel Greene Middle School in Providence, The Prout School in Wakefield, and the John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick for promoting the election for the book award and for having such high voter turnout.

Click HERE for 2015 nominees!

Wednesday Nights at the Movies

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04/16/2014 AMERICAN HUSTLE

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. -imdb.com

693404/23/2014 BLUE JASMINE

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love… -imdb.com

Events for kids & teens

Open Mic Night

Music, stories, poetry and song are all part of the night on May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Herreshoff Room. Come to perform or to watch a free show in a coffee house setting. Teens and adults are encouraged to perform with music, poetry, short stories or dramatic readings! Free refreshments!  If you wish to sign up to perform or have a question, call 253-6948, and ask for Charlotte.

Teen Book Club – Spring 2014

Date: Wednesday 5/14/14
Time: 7pm
Location: Quiet Study Room

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Come to talk about the book, do a craft.
Refreshments served.

Copies of the books are available at Rogers Free Library in children’s room.

Questions?  Call 253-6948 and ask for Charlotte.

 


June 18 - Sphinx’s Princess, by Esther Friesner

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Legos at the Library 

Legos at the Library is on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Herreshoff Community Room. The Library get the Legos out and children and teens can create anything they want! Pictures of the creations will be taken and put on Rogers Free Library’s Facebook page.  Children as young as four are welcome to join the fun! Parents of the youngest are asked to stay nearby.  Questions?  Call 253-6948 and ask for Charlotte.

Thursday Night Write

The writing workshop returns for the winter and spring on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. near the Quiet Study Room on the main floor.  Kate Gorton will lead the group in exercises, writing games and critiquing a writer’s work. These meetings are for anyone aged 11 and older.  No registration is needed. Drop in! An anthology of art and writing submitted to this group will be published in May.  The title will be “The Color of Dragons.”

Chess Class for Young Beginners

Children, aged 6-18, are invited to come to learn or play chess on Tuesdays, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The classes will be lead by expert volunteers in the Herreshoff Community Room.  No registration is needed and a student can begin at any time. Parents are asked to stay nearby. The class will be weekly until May. Questions? Call 253-6948 and ask for Charlotte.

School Vacation Activities 4/21-4/25

Monday, April 21

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Make your own Birdhouse

From a coffee can with Linda Hall

For ages 8 and up with a parent

**Register in the Children’s Room**

15 children needed

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Tuesday April 22
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Make your own Video Game

With the techies from the Rhode Island Computer Museum using ‘scratch’

For ages 10 and up***Registration required***

 

 

d168a65e50461209a483541a6139feda Wednesday, April 23
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Casey Farm Chicks

Real eggs and real chicks to touch and hold

Fun for the whole family!

No registration needed!

 

Thursday, April 24
10:30 am to 11:30 amaboutsteve-portrait

Cartooning with Steve Brosnihan

for 2nd graders to high school students

and parents, too!

No registration needed!

 

 

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10:30 am to 11:30 am

Domino the Great:  Comedy Magician

Fun for the whole family!

No registration needed!

 

Stop Diabetes: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes 4/29/14

Visiting Nurses Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold a FREE class for the public called

“Preventing Type 2 Diabetes”

Tuesday April 29, 2014
9:30-11:30

Please RSVP at (401)-682-2100

Visiting Nurses Services of Newport & Bristol Counties also offer free blood pressure screenings every first Thursday of the month at the library.

Adult Reading Group

Rogers Free Library Adult Book Discussion Group  will meet on Wednesday April 30,2014  to discuss

THE UNLIKELY PILGIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by RACHEL JOYCE

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Discussions are at 3pm and 7pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. Feel free to join us at either time. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in.  Copies of the book are available at the main circulation desk and may be checked out with your library card.

Please contact Cheryl Stein at 253-6948 for questions.

Reading  Group Selections: 2013-2014

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Sometimes, don’t you wish you could just do this again?

Sometimes, don’t you wish you could just do this again?


This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.


102 years ago tonight the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank less than three hours later. 
Take a look at this photo series from Retronaut highlighting the construction of the ship. 

102 years ago tonight the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank less than three hours later. 

Take a look at this photo series from Retronaut highlighting the construction of the ship. 

For more information on the library, events or ordering books:

rogersfreelibrary.org

Monday, April 21

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Make your own Birdhouse

From a coffee can with Linda Hall

For ages 8 and up with a parent

**Register in the Children’s Room**

15 children needed

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 6.38.46 PM

Tuesday April 22
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Make your own Video Game

With the techies from the Rhode Island Computer Museum using ‘scratch’

For ages 10 and up***Registration required***

 

 

d168a65e50461209a483541a6139feda Wednesday, April 23
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Casey Farm Chicks

Real eggs and real chicks to touch and hold

Fun for the whole family!

No registration needed!

 

Thursday, April 24
10:30 am to 11:30 amaboutsteve-portrait

Cartooning with Steve Brosnihan

for 2nd graders to high school students

and parents, too!

No registration needed!

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 6.47.00 PMFriday, April 25
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Domino the Great:  Comedy Magician

Fun for the whole family!

No registration needed!

Meet the Author!

MEET THE AUTHOR:  KRISTIN GREEN

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Making the most of your garden: PLANTIFUL PROPAGATION

Learn how to stretch your garden budget by taking advantage of nature’s generosity. Kristin Green, Blithewold horticulturist and author of Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150Plantsthat Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter, will present a gardener’s guide to opportunism followed by a demonstration on how to root tip cuttings using a Forsythe pot—a propagation tool that is simpler than an expensive greenhouse mist system, more reliable than glasses of water on the windowsill, and can be easily made from stuff stashed in the potting shed.

Stop Diabetes: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes 4/29/14

Visiting Nurses Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold a FREE class for the public called

“Preventing Type 2 Diabetes”

Tuesday April 29, 2014
9:30-11:30

Please RSVP at (401)-682-2100

Visiting Nurses Services of Newport & Bristol Counties also offer free blood pressure screenings every first Thursday of the month at the library.

Reading Group

APRIL 9, 2014 – 7pm only– “THE BIRD ARTIST” – HOWARD NORMAN – WITH **PROFESSOR ADAM BRAVER AND HIS STUDENTS

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The author, Howard Norman, will be speaking at Roger Williams University

April 14th at 4pm

Fore more information on this event, please click HERE.

 

 

**Adam Braver will not be able to join us. Instead, Edward J. Delaney will join us for the discussion.

Rogers Free Library Adult Book Discussion Group  will meet on Wednesday April 30,2014  to discuss

THE UNLIKELY PILGIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by RACHEL JOYCE

13227454

 

Discussions are at 3pm and 7pm in the Herreshoff Community Room. Feel free to join us at either time. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in.  Copies of the book are available at the main circulation desk and may be checked out with your library card.

Please contact Cheryl Stein at 253-6948 for questions.