Thanksgiving Schedule     •     Fri, Nov 25  —  Central Library open 9 am - 5 pm.  Branch libraries closed.


A Concert of Bebop Jazz by Greg Abate

Enjoy a concert by internationally-acclaimed bop virtuoso Greg Abate.


Hear a performance of bebop originals and jazz classics with Greg Abate on saxophone and flute, Ben Cook on piano, Paul Del Nero on bass, and Gary Johnson on drums.


Greg Abate played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra and tenor sax for the Art Shaw Orchestra. He’s an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College and sponsored by the Conn-Selmer Instrument Co. In 2016, he was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.


A Concert of American Folk by Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

Enjoy a concert of American folk and country by Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards.


Mark & Raianne write songs reflecting their experience as factory workers, teachers, and community organizers in Massachusetts’ postindustrial mill towns.


Hear moving tales, flowing melodies, and a unique blend of instruments—including guitar, ukulele, penny whistle, electric bass, and clarinet.


This event is free and open to all.

A Christmas Film: The Bishop’s Wife

Celebrate the season with the heartwarming Christmas film The Bishop’s Wife (1947), starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven.


Episcopalian bishop Henry Brougham is irked at Dudley, the suave angel sent to help Henry, when Dudley interferes with the bishop’s plans to build a new cathedral and starts romancing the bishop’s wife.


Grab some popcorn, and enjoy a funny and touching show.


This event is free and open to all.

Strategies for Estate Planning

Join attorney Tracy Loignon and financial planner Lisa Picillo to explore steps and strategies for estate planning.


Learn how to avoid probate, the difference between wills and trusts, and how to set up a living will and power of attorney for medical and financial decisions. Find out when to start taking social security and how financial planning can help with estate planning.


Tracy A. Loignon, Esq. is an estate planning attorney at Loignon Law. Lisa Picillo is a financial advisor at Spinnaker Asset Management.


History Book Group

The History Book Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 2pm, in Room 113. 

On Thursday, December 8th we will discuss Elizabeth of York: a Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir.

"Bestselling historian Alison Weir tells the poignant, suspenseful and sometimes tragic story of Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Yorkist King Edward IV and sister of the Princes in the Tower, a woman whose life was inextricably caught up in the turmoil of the Wars of the Roses" - Amazon

Hocus Pocus 2: Go Behind the Scenes and Watch the Original Film

Join Dan Roy and Anastasia Sanidopoulos for a behind the scenes look at Hocus Pocus 2 and a showing of Hocus Pocus.


Hear about Dan’s experience as a background extra and Anastasia’s work as a background dancer during filming in Newport last year as they share stories and photos from the production.


Then, sit back and watch the original 1993 film.



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