Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to support and promote the library. Members of the Friends and the public are invited to join us for coffee, dessert, a brief business meeting and an engaging presentation by author Maria Mutch.
Guest Speaker--Rhode Island Voices: Maria Mutch
Night Stories: Antarctica and Autism
Learn about Admiral Richard Byrd’s second expedition to the Ice (1933-35), which he barely survived, and how his incredible adventure gave strength to a writer decades later when her son with autism, who had stopped speaking, also stopped sleeping. This combined story is the heart of Maria Mutch’s memoir Know the Night, published by Simon & Schuster. Know the Night is a nonfiction finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards 2014, and was chosen by as a “Memoir Too Powerful to Put Down.” Mutch is a resident of North Kingstown. Registration requested.

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

WWII drama that follows the incredible life of Louis "Louie" Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash—only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. 2014, PG-13, 138 min. Please register.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:30pm

Herbalist Brett Mayette will discuss the health benefits of eating wild plants and seaweeds. Learn about the abundance of edible weeds growing locally. Sample some of the delicious recipes he has put together incorporating these healthful foraged ingredients. Please register for this program.

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