Tuesday, February 25, 2020

General Membership Meeting (April 2020) at the Cranston Public Library

 Cornucopia of Rhode Island, a section of the Rhode Island Library Association will meet on

Monday, April 13, 2020
3:00 PM (Seminar Room)

Cranston Public Library
140 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: 401-943-9080


Feel free to contact Julie Cerrito, Chair with any questions:
401.874.5863 jcerr@uri.edu

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month at the Rhode Island Black Film Festival Exclusive Preview Event @ Central Cranston Public Library

Please join us on Saturday, February 22 to celebrate Black History Month with these special events. Registration is required—please see information below.

Part 1 - 12:45 - 1:45 PM
U Street Contested Film Screening and Q&A
Join filmmaker Michael T. Barry, Jr. for a screening and Q&A discussion of his short film about the historically significant U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C. and its current battle with gentrification. This exclusive screening is made possible by the Rhode Island Black Film Festival.

Part 2 - 2:00 - 4:45 PM
Green Book Film Screening and Discussion
In this Academy Award-winning movie, “a working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South” (IMDb.com). Watch the film and join a discussion about Rhode Island Green Book locations moderated by Ray Rickman and Dr. Catherine Zipf. Green Book is rated PG-13.

Both events are free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling the CPL Central Branch at 401-943-9080 x3 or emailing central@cranstonlibrary.org(link sends e-mail). Please put RIBFF Event in the subject line and let us know if you are attending one or both events.

Cranston Public Library

140 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Cranston, Rhode Island

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bringing Congress on Board with #eBooksForAll Rhode Island library allies meet with representative

Bringing Congress on Board with #eBooksForAll Rhode Island library allies meet with representative February 11, 2020

On February 3, the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) hosted US Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) at a round table discussion with library staff and patrons on ebook availability and pricing.

Learn more by visiting link: 


Monday, February 10, 2020

Will you stand with us by urging Congress to #FundLibraries?

It happened again.

Today, the White House released its FY2021 budget proposal and - for a fourth time in a row - it intends to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including all funds from Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The administration's new budget not only strips funding from IMLS, it brushes aside funding for other library-eligible education programs.

Will you stand with us by urging Congress to #FundLibraries?


RILA posting on February 10, 2020.

3rd Northeast Chapter membership meeting + Latina Author Yuyi Morales

The Eric Carle Museum has extended an invitation to all Reformistas attending our 3rd membership meeting to join a special event with author Yuyi Morales, for free!

If you are interested in attending "Meet Yuyi Morales" please let me know by Thursday 2/13. All information below.

Our Third REFORMA NE Membership Meeting of 2019-2020 will be held at the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Save the date: Friday March 13th, 2020, 11:00AM-

Please RSVP using this form by 03/09/2020

Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002

Directions: https://www.carlemuseum.org/…/downlo…/ECM_Map_Directions.pdf
*Also mentioning in case anyone is driving that may be interested in carpooling, feel free to connect with each other.

Agenda to come.
Virtual Attendance will be available. If interested please RSVP and add Reformane@gmail.com to your contacts.

Friday, February 7, 2020

2020 Public Library Association Conference

Can't make it to Nashville for #PLA2020? Let us bring the learning to you! Join us virtually, February 27 & 28, for live programming, author interviews, and networking with peers across the country. Register now at https://www.placonference.org/virtual_conference.cfm! #PLAConference #PLAEducation #MusicCity #publiclibraries

Saturday, February 1, 2020

REFORMA National Conference VII

REFORMA National Conference VII
Portland, Oregon
March 4-7, 2020

Joint Council of Librarians of Color - JCLC

The 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color will be held October 5-9, 2022, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida.