Programs for Adults

History Series

Rhode Island as it was during the Industrial revolution

Monday, July 16th, 6 pm

with Professor Beth Shinn. Learn about a bit of Rhode Island's varied history.

Historical Memory of Misdirections!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2 pm

A fun trip down memory lane to talk about and remember all those places "that used to be."

Building a Cathedral: Notre Dame

Monday, July 23th, 6 pm

With Professor Shin. Have you not wondered how these amazing cathedrals in France, Italy and other countries were designed and constructed? Get a small glimpse into the wonder of these architectural marvels with a peek at Notre Dame-from the 12 century!

The Making of America

Monday, July 30th, 6 pm

4th of 5 in our Summer Reading History Series with Vincent A. Dimonte Esq.

Rhode Island Outhouses

Tuesday, August 7th, 6 pm

Local author Ray Wolf will show a PowerPoint with information and images. He is the author of "Rhode Island Outhouses" and "Rhode Island Outhouses II"

Building a Fashion Business

Tuesday, July 17th at 6 pm

Jason Silvia, founder and CEO of Irregular Cloth, a forward-thinking local fashion line, will be at the library to discuss what it takes to create a fashion business and become a full-time designer. Jason will talk about the ups and downs of undertaking a creative enterprise in Rhode Island as well as how he was inspired to form his company, where he gets his design ideas, and what advice he would have for other creative types interested in starting their own business.

This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

Gardening is Murder

Monday, August 20th at 6:30 pm

Mystery writer Neal Sanders will present "Gardening is Murder" - a spouse's view of gardening filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from an abiding love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Good horticultural advice is dispensed bad advice is debunked. Some of the topics covered:

  • Why it is impossible to do just one thing in the garden
  • Why so much gardening advice on the Internet is awful
  • Proof that wildlife don't watch Walt Disney movies

The Conscious Cuisine Chef Brett Mayette

Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm

Chef Mayette will create tasty treats from unlikely wild plants. You will learn a lot about what is in your backyard to eat, and have a chance to try a sample.

Audubon Society: Birds of New England

Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm

As the first of our Gardening Series, an Audubon Society lecturer will speak about birds that are commonly found in our neighborhoods, and their relationship to our gardens.

Computer Help

You can request on-the-spot basic help using our computers and other technology.

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