Programs for Adults

Programs for Adults

Songs of the Decades: from 1920 to 1960

Videos and Conversation with Authors Lloyd Kaplan and Tom Shaker

In this series, our entertaining presenters will discuss changes in society and how they influenced popular music of the times, and how music in turn influenced society.

Tuesday at 6:30 pm, October 12th: Songs of the 20s

Tuesday at 6:30 pm, October 26th: Songs of the 30s

Tuesday at 6:30 pm, November 2nd: Songs of the 40s

Tuesday at 6:30 pm, November 9th: Songs of the 50s

You can learn more about Lloyd and Tom and hear some of their other lectures on Rhody Radio. Go to and search for Tom Shaker or Lloyd Kaplan. Here's a sample.

Lloyd and Tom have also recently published a book: "In harmony : early vocal groups remembered & celebrated." Find a copy in the library or at

Reading by Author Michael Fine

Wednesday, December 8th at 7 pm

Introduced by Mayor Joseph Polisena

Dr. Michael Fine, a novelist with a deep background in family medicine and health care, will read from his new collection of short stories or other work in progress. His stories, often set in Northern Rhode Island, are beautiful and empathetic, and Dr. Fine is a wonderful storyteller to hear and talk with.

Please speak with Jon if you might be interested or would like a copy of the book.

You can find more information on Dr. Fine and his books at

Please contact us or talk with one of our librarians regarding your interest in future programs or virtual programs.

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