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PCL Amnesty Week Starts

You were supposed to bring them back. Well here is your chance to wipe the slate clean during the annual “Food for Fines” week, April 8-15, at all Providence Community Library (PCL) branches. PCL patrons with overdue materials can return them to any PCL location

Rochambeau Library ‘Fall Book Sale’

(10.29) Now comes the much anticipated Big Fall Book Sale at the Rochambeau Library. Proceeds of the bi-annual book sales support events, programs and services for children and adults, subscriptions of papers and journals, purchase of media equipment, etc. at the library. Monday is preview/dealers

Art & Architecture Book Sale — Rochambeau Saturday

The Friends of Rochambeau are holding a mini book sale featuring near-mint books on art and architecture. Also on sale, “1000s of newly donated CDs.” This is a great idea. People looking for art books will appreciate not having to wade through all the other

Ada Books 10thiversary Celebration

(9.9) Hooray for Ada Books, the West End’s “stubborn purveyor of an outmoded technology.” Ada offers things of ink, things of ink on paper. Mostly books.  Some comics.  Things people call ‘zines and minis and whatsits.  There are posters and prints and words on vinyl

Dear Diorama At City Hall

You have through the end of the month to check out Dear Diorama II —  Not About the Buildings in collaboration with Providence Community Library — now on display on the third floor of Providence City Hall. See award winning dioramas based on Markus Zusak’s

Mayor Kicks Off PCL Amnesty Week

The Providence Community Library (PCL) is missing more than 9,000 overdue items from its shelves and really wants them back. That’s the message of Bring ‘Em Back! Week, an amnesty event that will run at all PCL locations during the February school vacation. Those 9,000

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Journalist Alexander Stille — Salon At Athenaeum

(5.23) Journalist Alexander Stille will talk about his memoir “The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace.” Michiko Kakutani, writing in The New York Times review, describes how the couple in question meet whatever-the-opposite-of-cute is. Elizabeth and Misha, Alexander Stille’s mother and father,

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Little Free Library

What is the Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and

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Conjuring And Magicana At The Rock

A small exhibit of lovely old books on magic, hocus pocus, and the art of legerdemain are now on display through March at the Rockefeller Library at Brown University. One book with the unwieldy title “Hocus Pocus: or, A Rich Cabinet of Legerdemain Curiosities, Natural

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Sheldon Gets The Colbert Bump

Rhode Island’s junior senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, appeared on Monday night’s The Colbert Report to promote his new book “On Virtues” and, I suppose, the virtues themselves. His publisher must be happy. The full title of the book is “On Virtues: Quotations and Insight to Live

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Archer Mayor Book Signing

(6.19) Head over to the Brown Bookstore to hear mystery writer Archer Mayor, author of the highly acclaimed Detective Joe Gunther series, discuss the latest installment — number twenty-three in the series — Paradise City. Archer Mayor . . . . . . was variously

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Historical Fiction Writers Meet At Athenaeum

(5.5) The HiFi (Historical Fiction) Collaborative, in partnership with the Providence Public Library and the Providence Athenaeum, presents “The Craft of Historical Fiction Forum,” with authors Adam Braver, Ann Hood, Thomas Cobb, and Taylor Polites. Local historical fiction authors Braver (Misfit), Hood (The Obituary Writer),

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Poetry Reading At Ada Books

(2.23) Ada Books will host a poetry reading Saturday evening. From New York City: Jon Curley “Angles of Incidents” and David Fitschen “The Weight of Sorrows.” And from Providence, Eric Paul “My Parents Were Insects”. Eric Paul, Jon Curley & David Fitschen make you drunk

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AS220 Reading Group Meets Wednesday

Again, a little late on this one — people need a heads-up on reading a whole book I suppose —  but there is still time. Read fast! You have until 6pm Wednesday to read A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. Better still, if

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Reading Group Starts Wednesday At AS220

Eat, drink, and talk about a book. You are invited to join the first meeting of the AS220 Reading Group: This week’s discussion of Citrus County by John Brandon will be led by Brian Folan. In John Brandon’s second novel, set in the thicket of

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Author Event — Station Nightclub Book

(1.11) Meet Marilyn Bellemore author of The Night the Music Ended this Friday at Books on the Square. This book looks at The Station nightclub of West Warwick, Rhode Island, and the site of a tragic fire on February 20, 2003–the fourth deadliest nightclub fire