Made It: Author Talk with Bernie Mulligan and East Providence Historical Society

Monday April 23, 6:30 pm @ Weaver

Hear a moving, local story about the extraordinary Marie Cooper and the East Providence young adults who collected 6,000 books of S & H Green Stamps to buy a 27-foot Winnebago to drive the totally paralyzed Marie across the country. In Made It, Bernie Mulligan shares a family story and a love story but also captures history and the lives shaped by World War II, immigration to America, the Rhode Island polio outbreak of early 1955, and the political turmoil of the 60’s and 70’s.


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Book Sale

Friends-book-saleOur Spring Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, April 27 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Weaver Library.

Thousands of books are available, most priced for $1 or less. Books for all ages are sorted in more than 50 categories and restocked continuously. Novels and paperbacks are in order by author’s last name. Also for sale are CDs, DVDs, audio books, sheet music, comics, records and puzzles. Proceeds benefit library programs, including museum passes, special concerts and events.

In the meantime, check out our Collectors’ Corner for special books for sale.  You will find here books that have been selected by  Friends as special or collectible from among those donated.


Reading Across RI

The 2018 Reading Across Rhode Island book, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, is available for unlimited downloads on our eBook site, Ocean State Libraries eZone.  Join us today in reading this book!