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Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jan 23
RIHEAA: Rhode Island's best kept college secret : Questions about college financial aid? The Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority provides free resources and assistance for students, parents, guidance counselors, and military personnel. “RIHEAA was created to provide financial assistance to students and their families which assists them in realizing their postsecondary educational goals. Our mission is to enhance educational access and choice for the residents of Rhode Island by...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Jan 23
Finally, all the Jane Austen novels are being shown on PBS over the next few weeks.  Yes!  However, as with nearly all great novels, the book is always better than the movie.  So, for those of you who haven’t read Jane Austen lately or who have never read her, you are in for a treat if you go to our book stacks and borrow Jane!  Or if you’re at home, go click this picture of Jane to reserve your Jane title today!
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
Join actor/scholar Robb Dimmick as he portrays Abraham Lincoln in a solo show on Thurs., Feb. 21 at 7:30 PM, using Lincoln’s own words to uncover the true wit and deep wisdom of this great man.  At some points touching, at others hilarious, but always revealing, you won’t want to miss this show.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Free and open to all.
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
The excesses of the Holiday Season behind us, it is time to enjoy the books in the “Health and Happiness"  Book Display currently up in the magazine section on the main floor.  Looking for resources to help you on that quest for "Health and Happiness”?  Try taking look at wellness.com
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
A book display, Discovering Mysteries in Series, is currently featured on the Library’s ground floor near the main entrance.  When you stop by, pick up a copy of the booklist that goes with the display.
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Jan 19
The astute little Belgian detective returns in a slightly augmented 7 week version of the 6 part film/reading and lecture series Nancy Christy and Lauri Burke co-led in Winter/Spring 2007 at the Library.  This repeat series for the morning crowd runs from February 28-April 10, 2008.  Registration begins on Feb. 14 at 9:00 AM at the Reference Desk.  Tea party to end the series-join us if you can!   
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Jan 17
Once again the library is providing tax forms and related materials. We are also hosting tax help provided by the AARP which will take place on Tuesdays, 12-3, from Feb.12 to April 8.
Posted by JDavanza on Sun, Jan 13
Welcome to Ocean State Libraries E-Zone!: Browse, Check Out, and Download best selling digital titles 24/7 to your PC and PDA at home, in the office or from anywhere in the world. Now you can hear Audio Books and Music, or view eBooks and Videos–Free. Digital media can be downloaded and listened to on your home PC, burned to CD for your car stereo, and transferred to many supported portable devices–all without leaving the comfort of your home! Now your library never closes! Check one out...
Posted by JDavanza on Fri, Jan 11
What is Playaway? : Playaway is the newest format of audio, combining a wide variety of content with an easy-to-use player all in one small unit. When you receive your Playaway, all you have to do is press play to start listening immediately – there is no need for a separate player, and it comes with earbuds and a battery to make it play.
Posted by JDavanza on Fri, Jan 11
the playaway audiobook player

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