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Thursday, June 26, 2014

June Friday Favorites List

Our new list, hot off the presses.  A bit late, since Carol has been on vacation and the start of the summer is a busy time at the library!  But here it is finally.  In other news, the Friday Favorites book group has decided to continue meeting through the summer this year.  Our July meeting will be on July 11th at 11am (that's a lot of 11s).  We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Friday Favorites - February meeting

Hi readers,
We celebrated the 2nd anniversary of our book sharing group on Friday, Feb. 7th.  It's hard to believe that we've been meeting that long, but it has been a fun 2 years talking about books and reading.  Our list this month is here, and I hope that you will join us next month and tell us about your favorite books, new or old!  We meet on the first Friday of each month at 11am.

Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 Reading Across Rhode Island





Reading Across Rhode Island 2014: Kick-off Event
 
Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island's One Book, One State community read program, is kicking off its 12th year! The 2014 title will be Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

On Sunday, January 26, Rhode Islanders are invited to attend the kick off event featuring a screening of the documentary, Google and the World Brain, followed by a discussion of the book.

The presentation will take place on January 26 from 2pm - 4:30pm at the Providence Public Library. Tickets are $20 and include one paperback copy of the book (retail value $15.00). Light refreshments will be provided. For more information and to reserve your seat, contact Kate Lentz at kate@ribook.org or (401) 273-2250.
 
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
The 2014 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, is a thrilling adventure full of philosophical questions about technology, books and the power both contain.
 
Tickets are On Sale Now!
To reserve your seat, contact Kate Lentz at kate@ribook.org or (401) 273-2250.
Copyright © 2013 Rhode Island Center for the Book, All rights reserved.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Looking For a Good Book?


Today the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, issued its list of the 100 Best Books of 2013.  The books are broken down into multiple categories including fiction, non-fiction, young adult, etc.  What I love about this list is that the majority of the titles were not familiar to me.  How exciting!  Lots to explore.  Great way to find your next good book. Happy reading!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Friday Favorites September 6th list



What People Are Reading Now— 
Recommendations from our Sept. 2013 book group meeting




 
FICTION

~ Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan
~ Death comes to Pemberley, by P. D. James
~ Joyland, by Stephen King
~ Palisades Park, by Alan Brennert
~ The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
~ The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

NON-FICTION

~ Kinsey and Me, by Sue Grafton
~ Long Walk to Freedom, by Nelson Mandela
~ The Richard Burton Diaries, by Richard Burton


Our next meeting will be Friday, October 4th at 11am.  We hope you can join us and tell us about the book you're reading!