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Poetry With Kate Schapira At Smith Hill Library, April 7th

Join us at Smith Hill Library on Wednesday, April 7th at 6pm, as Kate reads from her new book “Town” and Read and Rap Youth read from their upcoming poetry book! Kate Schapira is the author of TOWN (Factory School, Heretical Texts, 2010) and several chapbooks from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, Cy Gist Press, […]

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Barn-raising: With Caulk Guns

In the Amish tradition, when one family needs help building their barn, the community lends a hand. Energy-efficiency barn-raisings are kicking off in Providence this Saturday, where 30+ volunteers will celebrate Halloween with insulation and CFLs. Through hands-on work, all participants will learn new skills to take back to their own homes in order to

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The Plan Keeps Coming Up Again

Remember like a million years ago when the city ran charettes to come up with a plan for each neighborhood?  Well, the results for the Olneyville/Valley/Smith Hill and Elmhurst/Mount Pleasant plans are up.  I haven’t had a chance to fully read either one of them yet, though after a quick glance I was surprised to

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Karaoke, Bigfoot In The Library Tomorrow

[youtube]iBU-MxydbWQ[/youtube] Today was long and my brain is currently jiggling like a bowlful of jelly and/or Santa’s belly, so forgive me if I’m not my usual witty self and I just copy and paste the press release I wrote about what’s happening at the nine neighborhood libraries tomorrow (tomorrow being Wednesday.)  David already mentioned it,

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Hope For Endangered Library Branches?

I don’t normally use this site as a political platform–unless it’s to promote the politics of dancing and/or feeling good–but there’s been some crazy library developments lately.  And by crazy I mean stupid. Two weeks ago, the library board voted to close four branches in the city–Fox Point, Olneyville, Smith Hill and Wanskuck–and to abandon

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Smith Hill Library Book Sale Tonight

Tonight’s a book sale and bake sale sponsored by the Friends of the Smith Hill Library. I really like Smith Hill; it’s in a lovely building (built in the era when libraries were divided into equally large adult and kid sections) and the librarians are really nice; unfortunately, they don’t have much money, and aren’t

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