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VIDEO CONFERENCE
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2006
    Robert Kurson, Richie Kohler and John Chatterton will be the featured speakers in a live videoconference for readers in schools, libraries and book groups. This will be an opportunity to hear the author to discuss Shadow Divers, with a Q&A session..
NOTE: THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to attend the session at Barrington High Auditorium from 9:30am - 10:30am; the video conference will also be available for viewing at East Providence High School and at East Greenwich Public Library. Also, the divers will make an appearance later that afternoon at East Providence High School School Library from 1:30 to 2:30 for an informal talk and book signing.

BOOK SIGNING
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2006
    Join author Robert Kurson and divers Richie Kohler and John Chatterton at Barrington Books for a book signing from 11:30am - 1 pm. Location: 184 County Rd Barrington, RI / 401.245.7925

MAY BREAKFAST - SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2006 9:30am - 12pm
    At Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet with special guest speakers Shadow Divers author Robert Kurson, and divers Richie Kohler and John Chatterton. Musical entertainment by Jim & Colette Chapin and Mary King. Tickets are $25 for the full breakfast. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. A Silent Auction (with a nautical theme!) will take place that morning to benefit Reading Across Rhode Island.
Tickets are SOLD OUT! Registration form [.pdf] Registration form [.doc]

Book Discussion
MAY 10 6:00 pm
    The Smith Hill Branch Library is hosting a Shadow Divers book discussion on May 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the branch on Candace Street. Open to the Public . To register, or for more information, call Alan Gunther at 455-8104.

Introduction to Underwater Photography and Video - New England to North Carolina
MAY 25, Thursday, 7:00 pm
Introduction to Underwater Photography and Video - New England to North Carolina
Presenter: Tom Freeman, Dive Educator/Instructor at Bubbles Dive Center (Newport, RI)
    Come learn about the basics of doing underwater photography and video including recommended equipment and tips for getting the best photos. The presentation will includes slides of pictures taken in our local area.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Rochambeau Branch Library

2006 PAST EVENTS

Celebrate Reading Across Rhode Island 2006 at the Weaver Library!
MAY 1, 7 PM
    Join us for a unique musical program at the Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI on Monday, May 1, 2006 at 7PM and explore the themes in the book Shadow Divers. Mr. Craig Edwards, Mystic Seaport's Coordinator of Historic Music Programs, will perform traditional songs about shipwrecks, piracy, and naval battles. He will play a variety of instruments to accompany songs that have been sung for hundreds of years. The audience is welcome to stay after the concert for a short discussion of Robert Kursonís exciting, bestselling book.

Underwater Archaeology
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 7PM
    South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale Library will present Dr. D. K. Abbass of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 PM. Her presentation will give an overview of the RIMAP's underwater archaeology work. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jessica Wilson, S. KIngstown Public Library/Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, RI, 02879.
401-789-1555 xt 112
[email protected]"

Book Discussion
APRIL 26 6:30 pm
    The Fox Point Branch Library is hosting a Shadow Divers book discussion on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the branch on Ives Street. Open to the Public . To register, or for more information, call Alexander Zimmerman at 455-8112.

Book Discussion
APRIL 26, 10am
    Warwick Public Library will host a Shadow Divers book discussion on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 AM

Book Discussion
APRIL 27, 2006 7pm
    The Woonsocket Harris Public Library and the Woonsocket High School are co-hosting a book discussion on Shadow Divers on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library. Free copies of the book will be given to the first 10 people who register starting March 6, 2006.
Open to the Public. For more information, call Assistant Library Director, Kim Shipala at 769-9044.

Book Discussion
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:30pm
WHERE: Mohr Library, 1 Memorial Ave., Johnston
CONTACT: Lee Teverow, Reference Librarian 231-4980 ext. 13
    Join the statewide conversation on The Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II. Robert Cursonís book tells the story of two weekend scuba divers whose underwater discovery leads to the solution of a great historical mystery. You donít even have to finish the book first- anyone interested in the topic is welcome.
This program is free and open to the public.

Three Stores + Three Days!
    Barnes & Noble Stores across Rhode Island held a statewide Book Fair to benefit Reading Across Rhode Island on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2006. Our Appreciation is extended to all three stores for their participation in hosting several special events on those dates. We also thank all the special guests and presenters: Steve Krasner of the Providence Journal Company, Joyce May of East Providence Public Library and Cynthia Trainer of Warwick Public Library and the Rhode Island authors at the Local Authorís Reception in Middletown: Michael Fowler, Chris Parsons, Judith Porter, Jerry Elmer Walter Schroder, Patricia Perry and Judith A. Owens.

Book Discussion
FRIDAY, March 31 7 pm
    Librarians Joyce May of East Providence Public Library and Cynthia Trainer of Warwick Public Library will lead a Book Discussion on Shadow Divers at the Warwick Barnes & Noble Store. Come talk about the book AND support Reading Across RI through your participation in the Book Fair!

Discussion & Storywriting
APRIL 1, 10.30 am at the Middletown Store
APRIL 1, 2:30 pm at the Smithfield Store
    It's almost spring and that means one thing, Baseball Season. Join Providence Journal Red Sox Reporter and Children's Writer, Steve Krasner at Barnes & Noble. Having just returned from spring training, Steve will lead an improvisational story writing session with parents & kids on the Red Sox, and the upcoming season. Let's read, write and talk ball. Purchase books using this voucher [.doc] [.pdf] and B&N will donate a percentage of the net sale to Reading Across RI!

Book Discussion
APRIL 6, 10 am - 12 noon
Cumberland Public Library
    ---- Daytime Book Discussion is planned for Thursday, April 6, 2006, from 10 - Noon in our Community Room on the 2nd floor. Books are available at our Circulation Desk and all are welcome. For more information or directions, call the Reference Desk at (401) 333-2552, x2. Registration is requested but not required.

Shadow Divers Book Discussion
APRIL 6, Thursday, 7:00 pm
Shadow Divers Book Discussion
Discussion leader: Michelle Gario, Reference Librarian
    Please contact Michelle at the Rochambeau Library, 455-8110, to register for the discussion. A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the library three weeks prior to the event.

Book Discussion
FEBRUARY 23, 12:30pm
    The Coventry Library Book Discussion group will discuss the Shadow Divers on Thursday, February 23 at 12:30 at the library. Any interested parties are welcome to join us.

Book Discussion
FEBRUARY 23, 7 pm
    Starting this month, an adult reading group will meet at the Middletown Barnes & Noble Store every 4th Thursday of the month. The group will discuss Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson for their first meeting on Thursday evening. Open to the public.

LITERACY CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2006 9am - 2pm
    Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908. Cost: $25/person. Keynote address by Richie Kohler, Shadow Diver. Download application [PDF] [download Adobe Acrobat Reader]
Please note that the Literacy Conference is at RI College this year. Check-in will be in the Student Union. For directions to the campus and a campus map: http://www2.ric.edu/campusmap/
Diver conveys heights and depths at RARIís January conference: read about the 2006 conference! with pictures.

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