Weaver Library April Programs
Living Literature presents: The Hate U Give
Monday, April 2, 2018 7pm
Have you read The Hate U Give, the 2018 Reading Across Rhode Island selection? Join libraries, schools, book clubs, and communities all over Rhode Island in reading and discussing this powerful and timely novel. Listen and watch the story unfold in the hands of actors and actresses from Living Literature.
Crossing the Bamboo Bridge: Author Talk with Mai Donohue
Monday, April 9, 2018 7pm
Barrington resident Mai Donohue shares her powerful story in this talk and book signing. Her book, Crossing the Bamboo Bridge, has been described as a "compulsively readable, vivid memoir of courage, grief and redemption. It illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam’s rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war." Learn how Mai came to Rhode Island. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Free Community Paper Shredding Event in partnership with the East Providence Department of Public Works
Saturday, April 14, 2018 9am -12pm
Shred 2 file boxes of sensitive documents at your library. Stay for a cup of coffee and a donut and celebrate Rhode Island Library Day with us. For details, see www.eastprovidencelibrary.org.
Lloyd Kaplan and The Aristocats in Concert
Monday, April 16, 2018 7pm
The amazing Aristocats are in the house! Need we say more? Who else has a jazz repertoire of over 600 songs without a sheet of music to be seen? Congratulations to Lloyd Kaplan! He will be inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame on April 26, 2018!
Made It: Author Talk with Bernie Mulligan in partnership with the East Providence Historical Society
Monday, April 23, 2018 7pm
Hear an incredibly special story about Marie Cooper, an extraordinary woman, and the East Providence young adults who collected 6,000 books of S & H Green Stamps to buy a 27-foot Winnebago to drive the totally paralyzed Marie across the country. The Historical Society will set the scene with a brief slide show of the Phillipsdale area, the setting of Made It. Light refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians: Author talk with Dennis Pratt and Dr. Tom Shaker
Monday, April 30, 2018 7pm
From Providence’s legendary Celebrity Club, the first interracial night club in New England, to the renowned Monday night Big Band jazz gigs that began with Duke Belaire and continue today with John Allmark, A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians will delight the jazz lover in everyone. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sowams: The Untold History
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7pm
It can be argued that Sowams is the pivotal place of cultural exchange between indigenous people and colonizing settlers in North America. Helen Tjader discusses the incredible role of our local land and its people to our national history with a special focus on East Providence.
Weaver Library programs are free and open to all. No registration necessary unless otherwise noted.
Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 401-434-2453