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Announcement from the Tiverton Library: The Tiverton Library Move

Announcement from the Tiverton Library: The Tiverton Library Move

Saturday, April 25th is the last day the public will have access to the Essex Library building.  It is estimated that the move will take approximately 3 weeks and we anticipate opening at the New Tiverton Public Library on Monday, May 18, 2015(this date may change – we will keep you posted).After Essex closes and before the New Tiverton Public Library will opens, Union Library will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00am[...]
The Second Annual RI Independent Press Expo March 28 - 29

The Second Annual RI Independent Press Expo March 28 - 29

The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a spring weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. Artists and writers from all over North America will join local creators to exhibit work and generate discussion. RIPExpo is committed to giving voice to those underrepresented in mainstream media. The RIPExpo main exhibition halls at the Providence Public Library will have over 120 exhibitors selling their small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. Running during the[...]
The Big Library Read is back on eZone

The Big Library Read is back on eZone

Ocean State Libraries is participating in Big Library Read! Use your OSL library card on the eZone site for immediate access to the current selection. Libraries across the country are participating. There are no holds or waiting for the title during this March 17th-31st event. Visit http://ezone.oslri.net to join in the global read! Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen[...]
Reading Across Rhode Island 2015 Title Announced

Reading Across Rhode Island 2015 Title Announced

Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program and statewide reading initiative is kicking off its 13th year! "Reading Across Rhode Island, the only One Book, One State community read kicks off its 13th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller. Reading Across Rhode Island is a project of the Rhode Island Center for the Book made possible through a vibrant collaboration of librarians, teachers, book[...]
Choose a Username for Easier Online Account Access

Choose a Username for Easier Online Account Access

You may now create a Username for your Library Account online!  Visit our How-To page to learn how to add a username to your account in a few easy steps!  Note: a Username does not replace your library card, you will still need to present your card when checking out materials at your local library.[...]