August 6, 2020

Weaver Library October Programs


The Doctor Broad: A Mafia Love Story at the Weaver Library
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 ~ 7pm

Dr. Barbara Roberts, author of The Doctor Broad, was a devout Catholic schoolgirl who grew up to be a physician, an atheist, feminist, anti-war activist – as well as a Mob doctor and Mob mistress. The man she kept alive and out of prison was Raymond L. S. Patriarca, the long-time head of the New England Mafia. A highly respected cardiologist, Dr. Roberts founded and directed the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI from 2002 to 2016, has written numerous books, and was named a Top Doctor for Women three times by RI Monthly. Books will be available for sale and signing from Books on the Square.

First Wednesday Book Club at the Weaver Library
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 ~ 10:30am

Join a lively discussion of Tara Westover’s best-selling memoir Educated.

Dementia Friends Information Session at the Weaver Library
Saturday, October 5, 2019 ~ 10 – 11am

What does it mean to be a Dementia Friend? A Dementia Friend is someone who attends an information session and learns about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. From telling friends about this new program to visiting someone who is living with dementia, every action counts. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend –everyone has a part to play in creating dementia friendly communities. Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.

Linda Monchik Is Rose Kennedy at the Weaver Library Monday, October 7, 2019 ~ 7pm Weaver Library is proud to present Rose, a one-woman play by Laurence Leamer, performed by Linda Monchik and directed by Connie Crawford. Rose is set in 1969 in the parlor of the Kennedys’ Hyannis Port compound a week after Teddy’s accident at Chappaquiddick. Rose is the story of the triumphs and sorrows of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, her family, her husband, and nine children, as told by the matriarch herself. Leamer, an accomplished journalist and author, has written extensively about the Kennedys. Monchik is an award-winning actor, having performed in and around the South Coast for over 25 years.

Second Tuesday Book Clubs at the Weaver Library
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 ~ 2pm or 7pm

Join a lively discussion of Tony Morrison’s Song of Solomon. The book is available at Weaver Library.

Four Legs to Stand On, Act II at the Weaver Library Monday, October 21, 2019 ~ 7pm Last fall, Weaver Library had standing room only for the powerful play Four Legs to Stand On, a play that strives to bring addiction awareness and our country’s opioid crisis to the mainstream. The East Providence Public Library and the East Providence Prevention Coalition have partnered once again to bring Four Legs to Stand On, ACT II to our community.
In Act II we pull up a seat again beside the character Sam; this time in group therapy. We’re exposed to the successes of recovery and the heartbreak of relapse. The play dives into the realities of a cast of characters fighting for their lives. The second act pushes us all to stand firm in our support of those fighting this disease and and ending this national epidemic. Four Legs to Stand On, Act II is a production of COAAST, written by Ana Bess Moyer Bell, and commissioned by Trinity Repertory Company. The Act II performance is 60 minutes, followed by 20-minute talk-back with the playwright and cast. Audiences don’t need to see Act I to understand Act II. Free and open to all however seating is limited.

Great Books Discussion Group at the Weaver Library
Thursday, October 24, 2019 ~ 12:30pm

Join a fascinating group led by Dr. Geoff Berg to discuss The Constitution of Knowledge by Jonathan Rauch. New members are always welcome. Call 401-434-2453 or email Joyce May at for details.

Lecture Recital: Invitation to Bach and Ysaye, Season 5 at the Weaver Library
Monday, October 28, 2019 ~ 7pm

Violinist Joshua Peckins returns to Weaver Library with a new program featuring solo violin music by Bach and Ysaye. This season pairs Bach’s D minor Partita (which includes the legendary Ciaccona) and Ysaye’s Fifth Solo Sonata – two of the most virtuosic and expressive works ever written for the violin. Their composition spanning over 200 years, these masterworks showcase the violin’s hugely diverse musical and technical potential. An award-winning concert violinist, Peckins captures audiences’ attention with inspiring and educational stories about the music he performs.

How Valuable Are Your Old Books? at the Weaver Library
Monday, November 4, 2019 ~ 7pm

Rare book dealer Ray Rickman returns to Weaver Library with his popular program that provides information and insights about what makes a book valuable. Mr. Rickman will answer questions about almost any book with both expertise and humor. This is a fun learning experience for everyone who attends. Audience members are encouraged to bring up to three books for a free appraisal.

Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 401-434-2453


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