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             March 2018
For Children and Everyone
Hogwarts Open House:
An All-Ages Harry Potter Celebration
Saturday, March 23 from 1 - 4 p.m. 

Calling witches, wizards, and muggles of all ages to come celebrate everything Harry Potter at our Hogwarts Open House:

• Make and take a mandrake
• Finish the scavenger hunt and visit the Prize Emporium
• Watch a Wizards Duel
• Enjoy a Hogwarts Hand Puppet Show
• See the Rhody Ridgebacks URI Quidditch Team
• Mingle with other witches and wizards

Dressing up is highly encouraged for all guests.
Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
​For Teens
Rainbow Reads Book Club
Tuesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. 

Rainbow Reads is a book group for teens in grades 7-12 who are LGBTQ+, queer, or questioning and their allies.

In March, read an LGBTQ+ graphic novel of your choice and come for a fun discussion in a private space. Graphic novels include:

Batwoman by Greg Rucka
Bloom Into You by Nio Nakatani
My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
Giant Days by John Allison
My Brother's Husband Book Cover
​For Adults
A Concert of Traditional Irish Songs
by Harpist Áine Minogue
Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate the season of St. Patrick with music, poetry, and song at a concert by Borrisokane, County Tipperary harpist Áine Minogue.
Hear traditional Irish and Celtic songs with Áine on harp and vocals and Billy Novick on Irish flute, whistles, and clarinet.
Áine Minogue
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
March 15, 16 & 17

Find amazing deals on over 6000 hardcovers, paperbacks, children’s books, and DVDs.

Fri, Mar 15* 5 - 8 p.m.
Sat, Mar 16 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun, Mar 17 1 - 4 p.m.

*The Book Sale Preview is free to members of the Friends, and non-members can join for $10.

A Cat Sitting on a Book
Social Networking, Self-Marketing,
and Self-Promotion:
A Workshop for Writers
Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. 

Explore how to promote your writing and yourself.

Join Rhode Island author Mike Squatrito to discover how social media, blogging, video content, a website, and email marketing can help you publicize your work and build your business.

Facebook and Twitter Logos
Al Capone’s Famous Movie Gangsters:
A Film Series
Thursdays, March 21 & 28 and April 4 & 11 at 7 p.m. 

See the three pictures that set the standard for every gangster movie that followed—plus an epic tribute made after the era of gangster films was over:

Mar 21 Little Caesar
Mar 28 The Public Enemy
Apr 4 Scarface
Apr 11 The Roaring Twenties

Click on a title to read more.

Little Caesar Movie Poster
Two Brothers, Autism,
and a Journey Toward Understanding
Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.

Join journalist and author Steve Starger for a talk on his memoir Misfits & Supermen: Two Brothers' Journey Along the Spectrum.

Hear a tale of brotherhood between Melvyn who was unable to function within society and Stephen who tried to escape from his brother’s psychological disorders and found understanding and closeness instead.

Misfits & Supermen: Two Brothers' Journey Along the Spectrum Book Cover
Meet the Writers of the Ocean State:
An Authors Expo
Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Discover the writers in your own backyard. Meet over 40 authors from the Association of Rhode Island Authors at a Saturday expo.

See books on all topics and genres. Buy a book and have it signed. Talk with the authors and ask questions.

Drop in to explore Ocean State lit.

An Author Signing a Book
A Concert of Roots Music
by Folk Duo Crowes Pasture
Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m.

Enjoy tight harmonies, beautifully blended voices, outstanding songwriting, and a passionate performance by Monique Byrne on banjo and Andy Rogovin on guitar.

Hear original tunes and songs by folk icons such as Leonard Cohen, Donovan, and Bob Dylan.

Crowes Pasture
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