May 27, 2020

Your Library’s Covid-19 Response: Books, Virtual Programs, a Quaranzine, and More!

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The East Providence Public Library is excited to announce that it is now providing books, DVDs and more for adults and families in a contact free, appointment only pick up program. Library items may be ordered by calling Weaver Library at 401-434-2453 Monday - Thursday, 9-5 or Riverside Library at 401-433-4877 Monday - Tuesday, 9-5 or by using the online form on our website. Patrons are encouraged to search the library catalog for available items at either Weaver or Riverside Libraries. A library staff member will assist in scheduling a day and time for contact free pick up in the entryway of either library. Please note: Weaver items must be picked up at the Weaver Library and Riverside items at the Riverside Library as there is no delivery at this time. Don’t be surprised to see library staff waving at you! We miss you.

Youth Services Librarians will be hosting two virtual children's programs each week on Zoom in May. Book Chats with Miss Pam will be on Tuesdays at 3:00pm for ages 7-11. Email eplibrarypam@yahoo.com to register. Stories and Songs with Miss Sharon will be on Fridays at 10:00am for ages 3-6. Email sharb41@yahoo.com to register. New storytimes are uploaded twice weekly on our YouTube channel and book reviews by kids, for kids once weekly.

The East Providence Public Library is making a Zine! We invite you to contribute a submission for this publication about the specialized and unconventional subject matter of the current pandemic. We want to showcase your art in a digital zine where you can express and share your COVID-19 social distancing stories. Use the online form found on our website to submit your artwork and check out the rules.

The Racial Book Discussion Series continues virtually on Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm. Join a discussion of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. Email the facilitator Timoth Sylvia at timoth.sylvia@gmail.com to receive an invitation to join the Zoom meeting.

The Knit and Crochet Club has also moved into the virtual realm. Join them for a weekly Zoom meeting on Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm. This group is open to people of all ages and skill levels. Participants work on their own projects, but are always willing to help a newbie get started or assist with problems. Find the Zoom link in our virtual events calendar on our website.

The Fuller Creative Learning Center continues to provide a variety of lessons delivered straight to your inbox each weekday. To sign up for the Extended Learning program use the online form that can be found on our website under Fuller’s webpage under the “About” tab.

The Library is also proud to announce new online genealogy tools! In addition to Ancestry Library Edition, we have added free remote access to HeritageQuest Online and Fold3 Library Edition - the same resources that professional genealogists use. Simple to navigate and stocked with billions of records, like census data, city directories, wills and probates, and immigration information. Fold3 provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Where can you find all this? That’s right, on our website, www.eastprovidencelibrary.org.

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