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The Mystery Book Club will be reading “The Weight of Water” by Anita Shreve. The group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 1:30 pm.
The Cesareo’s Circle Book Club will be reading “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Brian Stevenson. The group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 pm.
The Picnic Table Reads Book Club will be reading “The Expatriates” by Janice Y. K. Lee. The group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.
The Dish & Dine Book Club will meet to select books for the year on Monday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. If you have been thinking about joining, this is a perfect time to jump in. Bring a favorite homemade dish to share while we review and select books for the New Year. Call Cassie to join 401-949-3630 ext. 117. This group meets at the Smithfield Senior Center.
“An Enlightening Quiche” Author Eva Pasco Visits
Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.
Meet Rhode Island author Eva Pasco and learn how she brings her colorful characters and setting to life. Pasco is the author of “Contemporary Women’s Fiction featuring flawed and feisty women over forty”. “An Enlightening Quiche” centers on Augusta Bergeron, resident of Beauchemins, a fictitious Northern Rhode Island mill town created by Pasco. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.
Documentary Screening: The Amazing Life and Times of Austin Levy with Director and Producer Kenneth Proudfoot
Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.
Austin Levy, a well-known factory owner in Northern Rhode Island got his start right here in Greenville with the Stillwater Worsted Mills in the early 20th century. Levy later moved his expanded operations to Harrisville where his business continued to thrive. While he created a name for himself in manufacturing, Levy is also remembered for his philanthropic contributions to the people and village of Harrisville, which are still evident today.
Learn more about this remarkable figure at our screening with the producer and director, Kenneth Proudfoot. Proudfoot recently debuted his documentary at the Assembly Theatre in Harrisville.
For more information on these progrmas call the library at 949-3630 or visit www.yourlibrary.ws to register.