Monday, May 20, 2013
The Artists Loop film series continue today at 6:30 pm in the Weaver Library in East Providence with a look at Henri Matisse.
The Artists Loop film series at Weaver Library in East Providence continues today with a screening of “Matisse.” The film by Didier Baussy offers a portrait of the famed artist, Henri Matisse. Local artist Margaret Owen will introduce the film and lead the audience in a brief discussion afterward. It starts at 6:30 pm. This program is free and open to all. The library is located at 41 Grove Ave. The Artists Loop is a monthly program for artists and art enthusiasts. Participants get together to share work and to talk about art. All are welcome.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The library is presenting a program on Sunday at 1:30 pm that uses the book, 'Yellowstone, Land of Wonders: Promenade in North America’s National Park', and slides as a guide.
In the summer of 1883, Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq spent 10 days on horseback in Yellowstone Park, the world’s first national park. And then he wrote a book about it: Yellowstone, Land of Wonders: Promenade in North America’s National Park. It’s a book that was never translated until now. Leclercq wrote about the myriad natural wonders: astonishing geysers, majestic waterfalls, the vast lake, and the breathtaking canyon. Along with his observations on the park’s long-rumored fountains of boiling water and mountains of glass, Leclercq describes camping near geysers, washing clothes in a bubbling hot spring, and meeting such diverse characters as local guides and tourists from the United States and Europe. Notables. including former…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Friends of the East Providence Library has categorized and priced thousands of books for sale this weekend at Weaver Library.
Fill up your book shelves for almost nothing starting today. The annual spring book sale sponsored by the Friends of the East Providence Library runs this weekend – April 5-7 – at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave. You can purchase hard-cover and soft-cover books for $1 each. You can get paperbacks for 25 cents each. You can get CDs, DVDs, and VHS and audio tapes for $1. The hours today and tomorrow are 9 am to 5 pm. The hours on Sunday are 1 to 5 pm. Go to the program room, where all books will be stacked by categories and marked clearly by signs. You will find children’s books, large-print books, a special selection of oversize art and history books, and thousands of novels by favorite and top-selling authors. You name it, you will probably …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Ann Hood, one of the state's best-known authors, visits Weaver Library today at 7 pm with her latest book, 'The Obituary Writer'.
Ann Hood, one of Rhode Island's best known authors, will talk about her new book today in East Providence at Weaver Library. Hood will visit at 7 pm. She wil took about "The Obituary Writer." Hood is described as "one of the most interesting, personable, and charming authors who always engages her audience in a great conversation," according to the library website. Her books are many, and several of them will be available for purchase and signing at the visit, according to the library. Among her best-selling books: "The Red Thread," "The Knitting Circle," "Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine," and "Comfort: A Journey Through Grief." The latter shares her personal story of losing her 5-year-old daughter in 2002. It was a New York Times Editor'…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Friends of the East Providence Public Library are very busy preparing for the annual spring book fair on April 5-7 at Weaver Library.
Hard and soft cover books for $1 each. Paperbacks for a quarter. And CDs, DVDs, and VHS and audio tapes for $1. Yes, it’s the annual spring book sale at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave. You can fill up your book shelves for practically nothing. The sale runs this year on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, from 9 am to 5 pm. And on Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 5 pm. Go to the program room, where all books will be stacked by categories and marked clearly by signs. Included will be children’s books, large-print books, a special selection of oversize art and history books, and thousands of novels by favorite and top-selling authors. You name it, the sale will probably have it, according to the Friends of the East Providence Public Library. …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Three Irish musicians and storytellers perform at East Providence's Weaver Library tonight at 7.
Celebrate Ireland tonight at the Weaver Library in East Providence. Irish musicians Mary King, Phil Edmonds and Hughie Purcell will perform and tell stories that embrace Irish history and culture. The show starts at 7 pm in the program room. Enjoy sounds of the guitar, harp, fiddle, accordion, and tin whistle "by musicians who play with a twinkle in their eyes and joy in their hearts," according to Joyce May at Weaver Library. "Bring the whole family, and come early to be sure to get a seat," said May.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Friends of the East Providence Public Library is hosting a book sale at Weaver Library on Grove Avenue today and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday afternoon.
A "Big Book Sale" is being held today, Feb. 1, and through this weekend, Feb. 2-3, at the Weaver Library on Grove Avenue. The book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the East Providence Public Library. Proceeds will benefit library programs, concerts, events and museum passes. Thousands of books will be up for sale at prices that are hard to resist: hardcovers at 50 cents apiece, and paperbacks at 10 cents apiece of three for a quarter. CDs, DVDs, VHS and audio tapes also will be up for sale for $1 each. Hours of the sale are today and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Yes, Sunday hours at the library are back. Books will be sorted by category to make your shopping much easier. There will be plenty of childrens and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
If you donate a pint of blood in East Providence on Tuesday, Jan. 29, you will get a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee.
Donate a pint of blood on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 29. Get a pound of coffee. Weaver Library at 41 Grove Ave. hosts a blood drive sponsored by the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce. It runs from 2 to 7 pm. Anyone who donates a pint of blood will receive a coupon for a free pound of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. All blood goes to the Rhode Island Blood Center. Visit the blood center’s website www.ribc.org to make an appointment. Use this sponsor Code: 1055.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Peter Mandel, a travel journalist and children's book author, will talk at 7 pm on Monday, Jan. 14, at Weaver Library in East Providence.
Saturday, January 12
Providence Journal travel writer Peter Mandel will discuss his adventures and misadventures on the road on Monday, Jan. 14, at the Weaver Library on Grove Avenue. His free talk starts at 7 pm. Mandel, who also is the author of 11 books for children, is a regular contributor to the travel sections of The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, National Geographic Kids and The Huffington Post, along with The Providence Journal. He's also a regular blogger and contributor to the travel and politics pages of The Huffington Post. His trips have brought him to the High Arctic, Burma, the Amazon jungle and the African bush, according to the Providence Journal. Besides talking about travel writing, Mandel will have several of his children's books on …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The wife of presidential candidate Newt Gingrich visited the Weaver Library.
Callista Gingrich made a brief visit to the Weaver Library to read from her book 'Sweet Land of Liberty' to a small group of East Providence families on Tuesday morning. Ellis, a costumed elephant, sat next to the media company mogul. The book, which celebrates America and features Ellis as a main character, was "well received" by the audience said Youth Services Coordinator Pamela Schweiger. A woman in attendance with two small children gave Gingrich a small Alex and Ani elephant charm bracelet. "It was a little gift," Schweiger recounted. "[The woman] said, 'Here's something from Rhode Island I thought you'd like.'" According to the librarian, Gingrich also stopped by a Middletown library.