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Reading & Research

Author Visits

Book Discussions

We have a great variety of book discussions each month. And we always have copies of the books waiting for you in advance. Choose your discussion and come in and grab a copy!
Mystery Book Group
Tue, Jun 9, 5:30 PM
Book Chat
Wed, Jun 10, 10:30 AM
Rochambeau Readers Book Discussion
Thu, Jun 11, 7:00 PM
Fri, Jun 26, 6:00 PM
Mystery Book Group
Tue, Jul 14, 5:30 PM


Ocean State Libraries eZone: With your library card and PIN number, you can view, stream, or download thousands of great titles.

Local Writers

Need help deciding what to read next?

Here are some resources that librarians like, beyond the bestseller list. Even better, ask a librarian next time you're at one of our branches for a recommendation!

  • Check out some of our staff book reviews.
    A tool for parents to find age-appropriate movies, books, and more that children will love.
    Get recommendations from readers, post your reviews, and track what you or your friends are reading.
    Inspired recommendations from independent booksellers.
    The top ten books published each month that librarians across the country love.


Go beyond Google and Wikipedia to uncover rich resources, information, and articles that are not readily available elsewhere. How? By visiting, Rhode Island's Online Reference Center.

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