Category: books / stories

Cathren Housley’s Picture Book 101 Workshops

Cathren Housley’s Picture Book 101 Workshops

[ 1 ] October 8, 2013 |

By Cristina M DiChiera If you have a child between six and ten years old, be sure to take them one of these upcoming Picture Book 101 Workshops: October 8 & October 15 at 3:45pm, Weaver Library, East Providence (401-434-2453) October 9 at 4-6pm, Knight Memorial Library, Providence (401-467-2625) December 9 at 6:30-7:45pm, Cranston Public […]

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Star Wars Reads Day Returns October 5, 2013: May the force be with you!

Star Wars Reads Day Returns October 5, 2013: May the force be with you!

[ 0 ] October 2, 2013 |

Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star Wars […]

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Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013 |

Joe and Sparky Go To School Book Launch Party on Saturday, September 7 from 1-3pm at Barrington Books. Free and open to the public.

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Every Picture Tells a Story…

Every Picture Tells a Story…

[ 0 ] August 12, 2013 |

The next time you take photos of your kids, take a moment to look back together and see what bubbles up.

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Providence Community Library Pilots Online Reading Platform to Beat Summer Reading Loss

Providence Community Library Pilots Online Reading Platform to Beat Summer Reading Loss

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013 |

I should be happy for this since it’s another way to encourage and inspire readers or would-be readers to read all summer long. Fabulous that our local library is always looking for new ways to help young readers advance their skills and hopefully become life-long reading lovers, however I am still old-school when it comes […]

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Summertime and the living is…

Summertime and the living is…

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

By Bernadette Noll Of course the song says it’s easy. And in our hearts and minds we really want it to be, but in reality, easy can take some planning. When everyone’s in school for months on end, we can idealize the long summer days, the day trips, the stack of books we’ll read, and […]

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2013 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

2013 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

[ 0 ] June 11, 2013 |

We love reading! And thanks to RI Office of Library and Information Services, libraries all across Rhode Island kids of all ages can join the summer reading fun! The Rhode Island Summer Reading Program encourages children to keep reading all summer long by sharing age-appropriate book recommendations and hosting events and programs at libraries across the state. Visit your local public library this summer and dig into reading with presentations by summer reading program educators and artists.

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War Horse: Behind the Play and With the Horses!

War Horse: Behind the Play and With the Horses!

[ 0 ] June 9, 2013 |

In this 13 minute video, Flick and Flack give you a sneak peak at War Horse. Filmed at a PPAC press event, this short film includes anecdotes from an interview with actor Brandon Drea and the Joey the horse puppeteers. Horse kisses, fascinating behind the scenes tidbits, the play’s trailer, and some incredible horse jumps! […]

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Kids at the Farmer’s Market

Kids at the Farmer’s Market

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

Heading to the Farmer’s Market with kids is fun, sure, but sometimes the little chickens could use a kick of extra motivation. I feel like I have read a zillion farmer’s market books; regardless these two caught my eye. At the Farmer’s Market with Kids is a book filled with recipes for delicious food kids can […]

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Kids Reading Across Rhode Island kicks off June 1, 2013

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island kicks off June 1, 2013

[ 0 ] May 24, 2013 |

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 4-6, kicks off its 4th year with Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai.

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