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Encore Search                       Classic Catalog 


A complete readers' resource with information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more.

NoveList K-8
Created especially for kids (and the adults who work with them), NoveList K-8 Plus has a colorful, graphic-rich homepage and is very easy to use. It provides access to information on over 30,500 nonfiction titles designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading and is a great online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction read.

Literary Reference Center
Comprehensive database provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Reader's Advisory

Book Lists & Recommendations

A Guide for Historical Fiction Lovers

Rhode Island Book Organizations

Reading Across Rhode Island (Rhode Island's one state, one book project)

Rhode Island Center for the Book

RI BookLinks (a portal to Rhode Island's book community)

Book Discussion Groups at PPL and Around Rhode Island

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Tuesday Brown Bag Book Club at PPL!   |   2017-18 selections
This group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 12 Noon. Join us...all are welcomeBring your book suggestions and your lunch -- we'll provide the beverages and the books! Contact Bonnie Lilienthal at 455-8025 to register or email

History Hijinks Book Club at PPL
Meets the 1st Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Registration required.
7:00 - 8:00 PM
150 Empire Street, Providence (Trustees Room, 3rd Floor)
To register, email or call Anne: ; 401-453-6163.

Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

History Hijinks Book Club  |  Books Read by the Club

Check out some other Book Discussion Groups Around Rhode Island.