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           February 2019
Featured Event 
The True Story of
Rhode Island's Last Execution
Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m.

Join author Paul F. Caranci for a talk on The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon: The True Story of Rhode Island's Last Execution.

In 1843, wealthy Cranston mill owner Amasa Sprague was murdered, and John Gordon was convicted of the crime and sentenced to hang.

Despite evidence that exonerated him, John Gordon became the last person to be executed in Rhode Island. Learn what caused the death of an innocent man.

The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon Book Cover
​For Children
Learn How to be Mindful
for Children and Their Families
Friday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. 

Mindfulness gives children better concentration, self-esteem, and self-control.

Learn how to be mindful with Sheryl White. Practice focusing on thoughts, feelings, and sensations and find out how to be present and aware in the moment.

This event is recommended for children ages 3 - 6 and their families.
A Girl Being Mindful
Get Ready for the Dentist
Thursday, February 28 at 10:45 a.m. 

Prepare for your child’s first visit to the dentist with a Q&A by dental hygienist Heather Reynolds.

Learn when your child should start seeing a dentist, what to expect during their first exam, and how to teach good oral hygiene.

Ask questions, and hear what other parents want to know. Every child will receive a free toothbrush.
A Boy Brushing His Teeth
​For Teens
Astounding BattleBot Showdown
Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. 

Use your creativity and imagination to turn a Dash robot into a BattleBot and face off against other BattleBots in a balloon-popping mêlée.

Work in teams to modify your robot with balloons, plastic straws, and skewers. Then, maneuver your bot in the BattleBot Arena.

Sign up for teens and tweens in grades 5 - 8 starts on Monday, January 28.
Teens Modifying BattleBots
​For Adults
A Concert of Spanish Guitar
by Mychal Gendron
Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.

Come for España—Spanish Masterworks of the 17th - 20th Centuries by classical guitarist Mychal Gendron.

Hear iconic pieces from the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Enjoy works by Luys de Narváez, Gaspar Sanz, Francisco Tarrega, Federico Moreno Torroba, Joaquin Rodrigo, and Isaac Albeniz.

Mychal Gendron
The Warwick Police Department
in the Past and the Present
Tuesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. 

Join the Warwick Historical Society and Officer Dan Maggiacomo for a look at the Warwick Police Department in the past and the present.

Explore the history of the Warwick Police Department and learn how it’s evolved to keep up with the changing needs of the Warwick community.

Discover how the Citizens Police Academy connects the community with the police, and find out how to stay safe wherever you are.

Warwick Police Detectives
Manners and Misunderstandings:
A Jane Austen Film Series
Thursdays, February 14, 21, & 28
and March 7 at 7 p.m.

See stylish movie versions of Jane Austen’s first four novels about women pursuing social standing and security:

Click on a title to read more.

Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster
What Did Paul and Other Writers
Say About the Role of Women
in the Early Church?
Tuesdays, February 19 & 26 at 7 p.m. 

Join Dr. Stephen Finlan for a two-part exploration of what Paul and other writers said about the role of women in the early church.

From the start, church leaders disagreed on the role of women in the church. Some welcomed women leaders while others wanted to prohibit women from teaching men.

Discover the perspectives of early church writers and how they debated the issue.

A Female Apostle
A Concert of Bebop and Modern Jazz
by the Caraher Brothers Jazz Trio
Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m.

Sit back for a concert of modern jazz by Rhode Island’s Caraher Brothers Jazz Trio.

Enjoy jazz standards from bebop and modern jazz greats Charlie Parker and Chick Corea and original tunes from Paul and Justin Caraher.

Hear Paul Caraher on guitar, Evan Magno on bass, and Justin Caraher on drums.

Paul Caraher
The Making of America:
Revisiting the Founding Era
Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. 

Discover the people, events, and ideas of the Founding Era of the United States of America at a discussion with Warwick author and historian Ged Carbone.

Explore our nation’s roots through first-hand accounts of life during and after the Revolutionary War.

Pick up a reading packet at the Welcome Desk and come for an illuminating conversation.

Sponsored by the Gilder, Lehrman Institute of American History, the American Library Association, the National Constitution Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Revisiting the Founding Era Book Cover
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Monday, February 18

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February 18

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