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For the library, being next to two large schools has always been full of problems and opportunities. It's been easier for us to cooperate with many parts of the Johnston school system during the day, … more
The M66 group, otherwise known as the Leo Triplet, is in the constellation Leo and is a group of spiral galaxies. It lies roughly 35 million Light-years from Earth and contains Messier 65, Messier … more
Serendipity is part of enjoying the library and gaining inspiration there. This word makes me think of happy accidents like a fascinating, unexpected book on the shelf right next to the one I had … more
One had to be brave to travel the road through Waterman’s Woods. Described as creeping up a long hill through acres of woodlands, it was supposedly located near the line dividing Scituate from … more
For the week of Aug. 16-20, the library is making about twice as many books available for our ongoing book sale, as we roughly sort a generous supply of donated books, now buried in a heap of boxes … more
We are closed for Victory Day Monday.  There is no subject heading in the library catalog for this state holiday, but a broad range of topics connect to the story of World War II and it’s … more
Reading is its own reward, but we might also give you a prize. Public libraries everywhere are in the midst of a Summer Reading Program, something we do each year, partly to give kids something to … more
Back in January 2020 – before the pandemic was on the radar – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza warned against complacency about the city’s underfunded pension. At the same time, … more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
There's a huge delta between the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Rhode Island's health care landscape. If a big out-of-state firm swallowed a major Rhode Island hospital group, more care would likely migrate elsewhere, with negative implications more
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