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Writing for Wadewitz: An Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial Edit-a-Thon

This is part of a global event to memorialize eighteenth-century scholar and Wikipedian Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz, who died suddenly in April. This loss has deeply affected Wikipedia and the academic world. Her work is recognized internationally as helping to encourage … Continue reading

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion, “Out of Print,” Sunday, April 27

April 27 | Screening of “Out of Print” Providence Public Library Auditorium (3rd floor) Free and Open to the Public 1:15-3:30 pm, doors open at 1:00 Narrated by Meryl Streep, the documentary Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events for April

The semester is more than half way over, but the Watts Program still has a lot to offer this spring. Whether you prefer talks, workshops, films, or book collecting prizes, there is sure to be something here to strike your … Continue reading

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Geographies: New England Book Work

Originally posted on New England GBW:
The New England Chapter of The Guild of Book Workers (NEGBW) is pleased to announce a multi-state book exhibition, Geographies: New England Book Work.  The exhibit opened March 3, 2014 at the Rhode Island…

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Octave Uzanne, “Bohemian Gentleman, Bibliophilosophe”

This week and next, the Watts Program is partnering with the Providence Athenaeum and the John Russell Bartlett Society to present a 3-part mini-festival about the life of the French book collector Octave Uzanne.

Posted in Biblio news, Exhibit, Lectures, Library Visit, Public Event

Paul Duguid to speak at History of the Book at Harvard event

Paul Duguid (School of Information, University of California, Berkeley), “Getting Information from Books: A View of the 18th Century” Tomorrow at 6:00 pm, Paul Duguid of UC Berkeley will address the role of printed books in the information age. No, … Continue reading

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Happy #ShelfieDay

Although there’s often not much time for it among my many duties in coordinating the Watts Program, I always strive to carve out a few minutes each day to check the program’s twitter page and see what types of conversations … Continue reading

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RARI Kick-Off on January 26, 2014!

RI Center for the Book January 26th 2-4:30pm Providence Public Library 150 Empire StreetProvidence, RI 02903 Screening of the documentary Google and the World Brain followed by a discussion led by RISD Professor Benjamin Shaykin. Cost: $20 (includes a copy … Continue reading

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January 27| Watts Program Open Meeting

Monday, January 27th 6:00 pm Hillel Meeting Room FREE PIZZA!

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Summer Fellowship Opportunity for Undergraduates

The Library of Congress has announced today applications are now open for their Junior Fellows Summer Internships. This unique opportunity offers 10-weeks of intensive library experience and a $3000 living stipend. “The focus of the program is on increasing access … Continue reading

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