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Tales of paddling across Rhode Island

Tales of paddling across Rhode Island

In the summer of 2014, Chuck Horbert, the wetlands supervisor for the state Department of Environmental Management, and three friends paddled their canoes and kayaks through the entire state, from north to south. After a disastrous attempt in 2013 in which he damaged his boat and could have lost his life, Chuck and his friends


‘Manchurian Candidate’ in Barrington

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for the final film in his lecture series, Sinatra 100, being shown to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth. “The Manchurian Candidate”: Cold War-era political thriller finds a former Korean War military commander (Sinatra) having recurring dreams that involve an officer (Laurence Harvey) who served with him during the


‘Inspirational Lives’ film series

Librarian and cinema enthusiast Doug Swiszcz presents his latest film lecture series, “Inspirational Lives: Biographical Films About Extraordinary Individuals.” The series will run for five consecutive Wednesday afternoons, and begins with “The Miracle Worker,” the 1962 film about Helen Keller. The series continues with “A Man for All Seasons” on July 16; “Out of Africa”


Meet the author: Cynthia Mestad Johnson

Meet Cynthia Mestad Johnson, author of “James DeWolf and the Rhode Island Slave Trade,” at Barrington Public Library. Through archival records, Johnson has uncovered the secrets of James DeWolf and tells an unsettling story of corruption and exploitation in the Ocean State from slave ships to politics. WHERE: 281 County Road, Barrington WHEN: 7 p.m.;


Ken Bonfield’s Artistry of the Guitar in Barrington

The Barrington Public Library will offer a free concert featuring American fingerstyle acoustic guitar by internationally recognized performer and composer, Ken Bonfield. Ken Bonfield’s Artistry of the Guitar: Solo Concert features compositions performed with his “chamber ensemble” of handcrafted instruments ranging from standard 6 string guitar to an 11 string harp guitar, two baritone guitars