Reading Across Rhode Island 2012

a program of the RI Center for the Book at RI Council for the Humanities

Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of
Reading Across Rhode Island!

In her typically engaging style, Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks (March, 2006) vividly details in Caleb’s Crossing an imaginary journey of Caleb Cheeshahteamuck who in 1665 became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. This is a novel about friendship, bigotry, spirituality, prejudice---and hope. 

Join us as we Journey with Caleb’s Crossing 

A whole array of programs are scheduled to take place throughout the State, leading up to the 10th Annual May Breakfast on May 5th at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston  with Geraldine Brooks as the keynote speaker.

For more info about the Breakfast, visit www.ribook.org

Coming to PPL:

March 27:  Brown Bag Book Discussion of Caleb's Crossing

April 9Caleb's Crossing Indian and English Gods in Early New England, a presentation by William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology at Brown University.

April 15: Living Literature presents Selections from Caleb's Crossing

All programs are free and open to the public

Journey with Caleb's Crossing Program Series 


Monday, February 13 at 6:30 pm at East Providence Public Library

 Don’t miss this riveting film: We Still Live Here, an award winning documentary of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Monday, February 27 at 6:30 pm at Adams Memorial Library, Central Falls

 Learn about the culture and customs of the Wampanoag through stories, song and dance – an interactive program led by Annawon Weeden, Mashpee Wampanoag. Families are welcome!

Monday, March 12 at 7:00 pm at Peace Dale Public Library

The Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native American Cultures, a presentation by Linford Fisher, Assistant Professor of History at Brown University.

 

Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm at the Newport Public Library

Educating Women in New England from the Colonial Era through the Early 19th Century, a presentation by Kathryn Tomasek, Assistant Professor of History at Wheaton College.


Monday, April 9 at 7:00 pm at Providence Public Library  

Caleb’s Crossing: Indian and English Gods in Early New England, a presentation by William Simmons, Professor of Anthropology at Brown University.

 

Monday, April 23 at 7 pm at Barrington Public Library

Join us for the exciting conclusion of the 2012 Program Series at Barrington Public Library - details coming soon!