This highly successful, statewide reading program is in its eleventh year! Annual activities include a literacy conference for educators, book group discussions, a traditional Rhode Island May Breakfast featuring the author, and a statewide videoconference for high school students.
2014 RARI BOOK SELECTION: Mr. Penumbra’s 24- Hour Bookstore
Treasure Hunt Activity!
Are you prepared to take the Penumbra challenge? Solve the puzzles in this treasure hunt for a chance to Win a Nook at the May Breakfast. Below are the encrypted names of public places, museums and businesses in Rhode Island. You must test the different ciphers and codes against each clue to uncover the names of each location. Location names were encrypted using different types of substitution and transposition methods including: QR Codes, Scrambles, Caesar, acrostics, and Vigenère tables.
Calendar of Events
Light refreshments will be provided. To learn more and reserve your seat, contact Kate Lentz at email@example.com or call 401-273-2250.
February 24: East Providence Library 6:30-8pm
February 27: Rogers Free Library, Bristol, RI 6-8pmAS220 Industries will be hosting a workshop on 3D printing. Participants will learn about 3D printing and participate in live printing demonstrations inspired by Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.
March 11: Lincoln School, Providence RI 2pm
Reservations required for this event. Please call Kate Lentz 273-2250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. At age 17 Brittany Wenger won the 2012 Google Science Fair’s Grand Prize for teaching a software network, or an “artificial brain,” to detect breast cancer through a minimally invasive procedure that could be more reliable than the current biopsy procedure. In 2013 Wenger was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 30 People Under 30 Changing the World.
March 13: Graham Visual + Material Resource Center, Room 204, Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design, 15 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903
6:30 – 8:00pm.
Refreshments will be served. http://library.risd.edu/visual-resources.html
Join Benjamin Shaykin, for a thought-provoking look into the world of Mr. Penumbra.
April 2: North Kingstown Free Library 7pm
Micro Memoir Workshop with Janet Schab of the Lifelong Learning Collaborative. An introductory workshop on writing your life through story.
How does Reading and Learning Change on the Internet?
April 23: North Kingstown Free Library 7pm
Julie Coiro, Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Rhode Island
Join a conversation about the nature of information on the Internet and how it impacts our ability to read, think, problem solve, and communicate with others in different contexts. Explore and share examples of the new opportunities, new challenges, and new mindsets for thinking about how to best take advantage of Internet texts in a digital age.
April 3: 6:30pm Middletown Public Library
April 10: 7:00pm Barrington Public Library
April 17: 7:00pm Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, Narragansett
April 21: 7:00pm Weaver Library, East Providence
May 23: 6:30pm Tiverton Essex Library
Living Literature has created a 45 minute, three person, readers theater presentation that focuses on the first third of this novel; introducing the audience to the main characters and ideas of Robin Sloan’s fantasy/adventure exploration of the modern conflict and transition between new technology (electronic) and old (printed books). It is intended for both those who have and have not read the book. If you want to find the solution to the book’s mystery, you’ll have to read the whole book, but this program will get you engaged the in the people and challenges of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.
May Breakfast with Robin Sloan
May 3: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI 9:30am
Join hundreds of Rhode Islanders at a traditional May Breakfast as we celebrate the culmination of 2014 Reading Across Rhode Island Program with author Robin Sloan. Tickets on sale February 24th. Contact Kate Lentz at 273-2250 or kate @ribook.org
Meet the Author Robin Sloan!
PAST RARI BOOK SELECTIONS
2012 Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
2011 The Unforgiving Minute by Craig Mullaney
2010 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows
2009 Five Skies by Ron Carlson
2008 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2007 The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
2006 Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
2005 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
2004 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
2003 Wish You Well by David Baldaci