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Five Things for Monday: Banned Books, Gloria Gemma Hope Bus & More

Here are the events going on around East Providence for Monday, October 1st, 2012

East Providence Weather Monday: Daytime Mostly Sunny, High 71 Degrees. Monday Night Partly Cloudy, Low 54 Degrees.

Breast Cancer Awareness: The pink Gloria Gemma Hope Bus will be on the campus of Bay View Academy, 3070 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, starting at 10 a.m. as part of the Bay View Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Week: a weeklong event of fundraising and awareness activities that is planned to coincide with the Gloria Gemma 5k. The primary mission of the bus is to raise breast health awareness.

The East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club meets for lunch every Monday at 12:15 pm at the Eleven Forty Nine East Restaurant, 965 Fall River Ave, Seekonk.

Banned Books Event: Nationally recognized authors Hester Kaplan, Janet Taylor Lisle, Roland Merullo, and Taylor Polites will speak and read from selected banned books in this event co-hosted by The East Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island affiliate of the ACLU. The event will take place at the from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Books on the Square will have the authors’ books for purchase and signing. The event is free. 

This Day in History: On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "Don't Feed the Bears" signs.

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