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Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Books & Author Series: Omar Bah Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720, ext.117   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Africa's Hell on Earth

Journalist/author and political prisoner Omar Bah discusses his memoir, Africa's Hell on Earth, in the Newport Room. He'll  describes his experiences as a reporter and political prisoner in West Africa, where he was beaten and jailed for his criticisms of long-term Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Now an American citizen--and since arriving in the US, he has obtained a communications degree from URI and graduate degree in public administration from RWU.  He and his wife are founders of the Refugee Dream Center in Providence.  This organization, which he directs, bridges the gap in services provided to refugees by the Dorcas International Institute of RI and the Catholic Diocese of Providence.  Mr. Bah and his wife live in Providence the with their two children.

His talk is free and does not require registration.  Seating is limited, however, so interested patrons are encouraged to arrive early.  

 

 

    Location: Newport Room
Saturday May 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books & Authors Series: Terry Gaspard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720 x117   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Terry Gaspard will discuss her book Daughters of Divorce: Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents' Breakup and Enjoy a Happy, Long-Lasting Relationship, followed by an audience Q&A.  Her book will be available for purchase. Free and open to all there is no registration for this event..

Daughters of Divorce examines the emotional effects of parental divorce on women. It offers a step-by-step guide to breaking the legacy of divorce. Portsmouth resident and  Author Terry Gaspard and her daughter Tracy Clifford offer a powerful look at the emotional impact of parental divorce upon women and provide concrete ways they can improve their relationships. Grounded on research and clinical practice, Daughters of Divorce is filled with poignant real-life stories from interviews with more than 300 daughters of divorce and offers a clear road map to help women increase their self-awareness and to develop better relationship skills.

Learn more about Terry at http://movingpastdivorce.com.

 

 

 

    Location: Newport Room
Saturday June 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books & Authors Series: Sue Maden and Rosemary Enright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720 ext. 117   marybooks@yahoo.com
   

Local authors Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden talk about their new book, Historic Tales of Jamestown.  

Their's is a fascinating history of Jamestown, tales of shipwrecks to summer days long past. The town was home to Camps Bailey and Meade, two training facilities for Union troops during the Civil War. When the steam ferries crossed the bay beginning in 1873, people traveled to the island to sample the town’s leisure and entertainment opportunities.

Beavertail Lighthouse and the breathtaking Clingstone stand as iconic landmarks long after their construction. After the Jamestown Bridge opened in 1940, suburban development in the North End replaced the hotels along the waterfront. Local authors Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden reveal stories of Jamestown’s past and evolution in this captivating collection of essays. Historic Tales of Jamestown is the newest addition to The History Press' American Chronicles series. 

Free and open to all. No registration is required.

    Location: Newport Room
Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Warmup Guy: Bob Perlow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Amaral   847-8720 x107   aamaral@newportlibraryri.org
   

Bob Perlow perfected his routine as a warm-up comedian on the sets of some of television’s most popular shows, including “Friends”, “Growing Pains”, “Cheers”, “Full House”, and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.  He has written a book about his experiences and will share a behind-the-scenes look at some of television’s most famous shows and actors. 

 

Perlow, a Rhode Island native and University of Rhode Island graduate has worked in Hollywood for 35 years. Q&A and book signing to follow. 

Free and open to the public.
 
Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and subject to capacity.

 

    Location: Program Room
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