Rhode Island, the Ocean State, has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state. The south coast and Block Island are the resting places of many shipwrecks, with many more located in Narragansett Bay. The record of shipwrecks in Rhode Island begins immediately after the arrival of Europeans in the early 17th century with the grounding of a Dutch trading vessel, and thousands more vessels came to grief in its waters in the following centuries, through bad weather, human error, equipment failure, and military action.
The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Jay Barry Cultural Arts Committee.
BLAST OFF to A UNIVERSE OF STORIES!
Bwana Iguana will be at the library to help us launch this year's Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories.
Join the Summer Reading Program to keep track of all the books you read this summer. Look through our newly updated non-fiction books on Space to find your first great book of the summer.
Recommended for all ages and families. Call the library at 401-245-7686 x2 to register.
Shoot for the Stars: READ!
We are happy to offer free vegetable, herb and fruit seeds to our patrons (until supplies run out), with thanks to the URI Master Gardeners and Ocean State Job Lot. Limit of 6 per person or family.
See our bountiful display to choose your seeds and get growing!
Warren's own award-winning duo Atwater-Donnelly is coming to the George Hail Library!
Join us for a FREE FAMILY CONCERT of traditional American folk music and dance in the Children's Room on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.
"The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more."
No registration is required. Call the library at 401-245-7686 with questions.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity? Come to the George Hail Library for a Family Movie Night! Join us on Wednesday, January 30 in the Children's Room for a screening of "The House With a Clock in Its Walls."
Bring your own comfy cushions and your appetite. Pizza and popcorn will be served!
Library will be closed for the holiday.
Dr. David Weed will present this free, one-hour presentation. The program will cover Massasoit’s tribal burial site in Warren, the story of how Roger Williams got to Providence, and where the King Philip War began and ended. Dr.
Families are invited for a traditional chat with Santa under the Christmas Tree. Refreshments will be served. No cameras, please.
Join us for a joyful Holiday concert with the Renaissance V Brass Quintet. The program will consist of music of the season dating from the 15th century to today including many well known Christmas and holiday classics. The group's instrumentation includes two trumpets, trombone, tuba and french horn. All the musicians are music educators and professional musicians in the Southern New England area. Free and open to all!