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Reading Across RI

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Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
by Robin Sloan

“The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele’s behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.” – amazon.com

May Breakfast with Robin Sloan

May 3: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI 9:30am
Join hundreds of Rhode Islanders at a traditional May Breakfast as we celebrate the culmination of 2014 Reading Across Rhode Island Program with author Robin Sloan. Tickets on sale February 24th. Contact Kate Lentz at 273-2250 or kate @ribook.org

For more information, visit their website: http://ribook.org/rari/

For Kids & Teens

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 our 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.

Chess Club


The Chess Club welcomes new members all the time! Come and join the group for a good game in good company with refreshments. The games begin on the third floor at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Questions?  Call the library and ask for Tom. Suggested for teens and adults.

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.”

Open Mic Night

OPEN MIC NIGHT

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Thursday Night Write

Come to perform or to watch  the free show!

COFFEE HOUSE SETTING FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC, POETRY, SHORT STORIES, SINGING OR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE!

For teens and adults

Herreshoff Community Room

Questions?  Call:  253-6948 (Ask for Youth Services Librarian)

Free refreshments provided by Friends of Rogers Free Library

Next Open Mic: May 1

Movie Night 4/23

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04/23/2014 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

Movies are FREE and open to everyone. We have a huge screen and lots of seating.

Adult Reading Group is NEXT Week!

Rogers Free 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

Movie Night

Join us for FREE movie night! Series run Wednesday nights in the Herreshoff Community Room. All films are free! Parking is available in the Thames St parking lot. Please join is for the latest films. Next series is listed on our main page.

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Kids coming down from an Easter sugar high?

Bring them to the library for some special events this week:

Monday, April 21
Make your own Birdhouse

  On Monday, at 10:30 a.m. in the Herreshoff Community Room, Linda Hall, a graduate of URI master gardener’s program, will host a talk on birds and will build coffee can birdhouses with the children.   This program is suggested for children aged 8 and up, with a parent.  Registration is needed, so call the library or come to the Children’s Room.

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Tuesday April 22
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Make your own Video Game

On Tuesday, the techies from the Rhode Island Computer Museum will teach 4 teams how to use ‘scratch’ to make their own video games.  Registration is required and the class is filling quickly. This workshop is for children aged 10 and up.

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

 

 

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

  On Wednesday, the Casey Farm Chicks will be here!  This presentation is for the whole family.  The presenter will talk about chickens and chicks. There will be eggs on display and at the end of the program,the presenter will let everyone hold a chick. No registration needed,

 

Thursday, April 24

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Cartooning with  Steve Brosnihan

  Cartoonagrams are fun!   On Thursday at 10:30 a.m., anyone, aged 8 and up, is invited to learn to cartoon with local artist Steve Brosnihan.  Paper and black crayons provided.  No registration needed.

 

 


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10:30 am to 11:30 am

On Friday,at 10:30 a.m., the week ends with a comedic magic show from Domino the Great.  The whole family is invited to the free show.

No registration needed!

 

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Looking for reviews of the books that won (and were finalists for) Pulitzers today? Check out the list below with links to our reviews!

Fiction

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (winner)

The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis

History

The Internal…

A little laugh for Monday a.m!

A little laugh for Monday a.m!

Today we celebrate the legacy of a remarkable author - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Although he left us too soon, his words remain. So visit your local library today and check out your favorite book - whether it’s 100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera or The Autumn of the Patriarch - and love the words of the exceptional Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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If you’re looking for an easy read this weekend, might we suggest these books courtesy of our friends at Flavorpill?

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.