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.


Writing & Publishing Symposium @ Riverside Branch Library

Saturday April 28th, 1pm

The Riverside Renaissance Movement and the East Providence Public Library present a three-part Writing & Publishing Symposium, a series lead by members of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) and held at the Riverside Branch Library.

April 28th – Steve Porter, ARIA President and founder of Stillwater River Publications, will discuss the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing.

Refreshments will be provided.

Advance registration recommended; call 401-433-4877.


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A treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians

Monday April 30, 7pm at Weaver Library

Meet the authors Dennis Pratt and Dr. Tom Shaker and learn about Rhode Island’s great jazz history!

From Providence’s legendary Celebrity Club, the first interracial night club in New England, to the renowned Monday night Big Band jazz gigs that began with Duke Belaire and continue today with John Allmark, A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz & Swing Musicians will delight the jazz lover in all of us, whether you’re from Rhode Island or not.