National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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Exeter, RI 02822-1808

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Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

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Love Medicine
Louise Erdrich

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Tomaquag Museum's NEA Big Read Kick Off

Tomaquag Museum hosts NEA Big Read Kick Off Event, Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:30pm-8:30pm in partnership and located at URI Multicultural Center held in Room 101.The Big Read Kick Off will launch a 10 month extravaganza of events promoting Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine”, is a modern classic. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Kick off will include performances by Narragansett/Niantic Storyteller Paulla Dove Jennings; traditional music Thawn Harris, Narragansett; Eastern Woodland flute by Narragansett youth, and introduction to the Big Read by a few of our many partners. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and hosted by Tomaquag Museum. Washington Trust Company is the Big Read Kick-Off Sponsor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: URI Multicultural Center, Lower College Road, Kingston, RI

Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Reading "Love Medicine": Beads, Bark, and Books from Ojibwe Country Exhibit

Join us in reading Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine for the 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, hosted in 2013-2014 in Rhode Island by the Tomaquag Museum. This exhibit focuses on stories that can be told about objects from Ojibwe country, such as beaded bandolier bags and birch bark baskets, from the collection of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University. It highlights the role that objects play in establishing and maintaining identity and relationships over time and across space, foregrounding connections among tribes across the woodland regions of North America, and between American Indian and non-Indian communities. Need valid ID to enter. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063. For library hours, visit library.brown.edu

Event Location: Brown University, Rockefeller Library, Tripp Room, 10 Prospect Street, Providence, RI

Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 – Thu, Oct 24, 2013

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URI Multicultural Center hosts lecture "College Native Style"

Tomaquag Museum’s Director, Lorén Spears, Narragansett/Niantic, will lead a lecture, "College: Native Style," which looks at historical trauma, use of education to ‘de-Indianize’ us, the staggering statistics today of the “Native Children Left Behind”, and what is happening across Indian Country today to combat these issues in education. Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine” themes intersect the post-colonial education of Indigenous people. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: URI Multicultural Center Lower College Road, Kingston, RI

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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RIC hosts "Love Medicine"Artistic Response Program

Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears, will lead an art experience in which participants will connect to the themes of family, passion, cultural identity and the ways traditions connect us. Participants will express their thoughts and ideas through collage art. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: RI College Unity Center & Bringing Books to Life Student Organization, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

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North Kingstown Free Library hosts"Love Medicine" Round Table Discussion

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with North Kingstown Free Library will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will include Indigenous educators, elders, and activists to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Round Table Discussion of this modern classic will be moderated by Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, oral historian, author and educator. The panelists are Dr. Maria Lawrence, Ramapaugh, RI College professor of education; Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, educator, artist, and author; Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Mohawk, professor at Brown; Paulla Jennings, Niantic/Narragansett Elder and oral historian. These Indigenous representatives will share their perspectives on the themes of this book and how they connect to their communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boon Street, NK, RI 02852

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Warwick Public Library hosts "Love Medicine" Round Table Discussion

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with and held at Island Free Library located at 9 Dodge St, Block Island, will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will include Indigenous and other educators to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Round Table Discussion of this modern classic will be moderated by Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, oral historian, author and educator. This discussion will share their various perspectives on the themes of this book and how they connect to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This event is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Gifts of Mother Earth: An Indigenous Perspective

Tomaquag Museum, in partnership with Ninigret Wildlife Refuge at Kettle Pond Visitor’s Center, presents a lecture titled "Gifts of Mother Earth: An Indigenous Perspective" as part of the NEA Big Read which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum Director Lorén Spears, Narragansett/Niantic, will lead a lecture reflecting on the relationship Indigenous people have with the gifts of the land. She will connect to Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine” and compare the ecosystem in the story to the ecosystem of the Narragansett/Niantic. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Kettle Pond Visitor's Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813

Date: Fri, Nov 8, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Brown University hosts"Love Medicine" Round Table Discussion

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with Brown University will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will be held with Indigenous educators, elders, and activists to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Round Table Discussion of this modern classic will be moderated by Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, oral historian, author and educator. The panelists are Dr. Maria Lawrence, Ramapaugh, RI College professor of education; Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, educator, artist, and author; Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Mohawk, professor at Brown; Paulla Jennings, Niantic/Narragansett Elder and oral historian. These Indigenous representatives will share their perspectives on the themes of this book and how they connect to their communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The event is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Brown University, Rockefeller Library, Tripp Room, ,

Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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"Love Medicine" Book Talk at North Kingstown Free Library

Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine”, has just been named a modern classic. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” In the book talk we will discuss themes in the book, led by Tomaquag Museum’s director and educator Lorén Spears. As a Naragansett/Niantic, she will share an Indigenous perspective in the discussion of this book’s weaving historic and familial trauma with hope and renewal. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and hosted by Tomaquag Museum. Amica Mutual Insurance Company is the Big Read Book Talk Sponsor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone St., North Kingstown, RI

Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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"The Porcupine Year" Book Talk and Artistic Response Program

In the book talk we will discuss themes in the book, led by Tomaquag Museum’s director and educator Lorén Spears. As a Naragansett/Niantic, she will share an Indigenous perspective in the discussion of this book’s weaving historic and familial trauma with hope and renewal. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will lead an art experience in which college students and their 8th grade partners will connect to the themes of family, passion, cultural identity and the ways tradition connect us. Participants will express their thoughts and ideas through collage art while reflecting on other age appropriate books they have read by Louise Erdrich.

Event Location: Emmanuel College, 400 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Date: Mon, Nov 25, 2013
Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

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Eastern Woodland Native Art Show at WMOA

Join us in celebrating through American Indian art, Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine for the 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, hosted in 2013-2014 in Rhode Island by the Tomaquag Museum. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063. For exhibit hours, visit www.warwickmuseum.org.

Event Location: 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI

Date: Sat, Jan 11, 2014 – Sat, Mar 1, 2014

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Pequot Museum hosts "Love Medicine" Book Talk

Tomaquag Museum in partnership with Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center will host a Book Talk. Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine”, has just been named a modern classic. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” In the book talk we will discuss themes in the book, led by Tomaquag Museum’s director and educator Lorén Spears. As a Narragansett/Niantic, she will share an Indigenous perspective in the discussion of this book’s weaving historic and familial trauma with hope and renewal. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and hosted by Tomaquag Museum. Amica Mutual Insurance Company is the Big Read Book Talk Sponsor. January 18th 2-3:30pm, Book Talk Snow date. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Mashantucket Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338

Date: Sat, Jan 11, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Island Free Library hosts "Love Medicine"Artistic Response Program

Tomaquag Museum will host an Artistic Response Program as part of the 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will lead an art experience in which participates will connect to the themes of family, passion, cultural identity and the ways tradition connect us. Participants will express their thoughts and ideas through collage art. The program is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: 9 Dodge St, Block Island, RI

Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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"Love Medicine" Book Talk at Island Free Library

Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine”, has just been named a modern classic. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” In the book talk we will discuss themes in the book, led by Tomaquag Museum’s director and educator Lorén Spears. As a Naragansett/Niantic, she will share an Indigenous perspective in the discussion of this book’s weaving of historic and familial trauma with hope and renewal.

Event Location: 9 Dodge St, Block Island, RI

Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Island Free Library hosts Narragansett Cultural Arts Performance

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with and held at Island Free Library will host a Cultural Arts Performance as part of the Big Read which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will share her culture through music, dance, and storytelling. She will weave into the themes from Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine” of family, community, cultural identity and traditional life in the modern world. There will be audience participation, Q & A, and is great for families. This program is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Island Free Library, 9 Dodge St, Block Island, RI

Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2014
Time: 5:30am – 6:30am

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Island Free Library hosts "Love Medicine" Round Table Discussion

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with Island Free Library will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will be held with Indigenous educators, elders, and activists to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Round Table Discussion of this modern classic will be moderated by Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, oral historian, author and educator. The panelists are Dr. Maria Lawrence, Ramapaugh, RI College professor of education; Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, educator, artist, and author; Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Mohawk, professor at Brown; Paulla Jennings, Niantic/Narragansett Elder and oral historian. These Indigenous representatives will share their perspectives on the themes of this book and how they connect to their communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The event is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Island Free Library, 9 Dodge St, Block Island, RI

Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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"Love Medicine" Book Talk at Other Tiger Bookstore

Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine”, has just been named a modern classic. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” In the book talk we will discuss themes in the book, led by Tomaquag Museum’s director and educator Lorén Spears. As a Naragansett/Niantic, she will share an Indigenous perspective in the discussion of this book’s weaving historic and familial trauma with hope and renewal. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and hosted by Tomaquag Museum. Amica Mutual Insurance Company is the Big Read Book Talk Sponsor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: The Other Tiger, 90 High St, Westerly, RI 02891

Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Eastern Woodland Art Exhibit Reception

Meet local Eastern Woodland Native artists during a reception which is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.tomaquagmuseum.com or www.warwickmuseum.org or call 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI

Date: Wed, Jan 29, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Warwick Museum of Art hosts "Love Medicine"Artistic Response Program

Tomaquag Museum will host an Artistic Response Program as part of the 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will lead an art experience in which participates will connect to the themes of family, passion, cultural identity and the ways tradition connect us. Participants will express their thoughts and ideas through collage art. The program is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Warwick Museum of Art, at 3259 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

Date: Thu, Feb 6, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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"Love Medicine" Book Talk hosted by Cross Mills Library

Tomaquag Museum in partnership with and held at Cross Mills Library will host a Book Talk. Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine”, has just been named a modern classic. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” In the book talk we will discuss themes in the book, led by Tomaquag Museum’s director and educator Lorén Spears. As a Naragansett/Niantic, she will share an Indigenous perspective in the discussion of this book’s weaving historic and familial trauma with hope and renewal. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and hosted by Tomaquag Museum. Amica Mutual Insurance Company is the Big Read Book Talk Sponsor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Cross Mills Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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Meet the Author John Christian Hopkins

Meet the Narragansett Author and columnist John Christian Hopkins who will share his insights into Native culture through his writing. Author of several books, he will be sharing from "Carlomagno: A Pirate Prince." After his book talk he will do book signing. Native authors like Louise Erdrich and John Christian Hopkins weave historical facts into their fiction. Their characters are strong and triumph despite life's hardships.This will be the first in a series of authors visiting Tomaquag Museum as part of the Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063

Event Location: Tomaquag Museum, 390 Summit Rd, Exeter, RI 02822-1808

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Narragansett Cultural Arts Performance at Warwick Public Library

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with and held at Cross Mills Library will host a Cultural Arts Performance as part of the Big Read which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will share her culture through music, dance, and storytelling. She will weave into the themes from Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine” of family, community, cultural identity and traditional life in the modern world. There will be audience participation, Q & A, and is great for families. This program is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Cross Mills Library hosts"Love Medicine" Round Table Discussion

Thursday, April 10, 2014 7-8:30pm, Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with Cross Mills Library will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will be held at Cross Mills Library with Indigenous educators, elders, and activists to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Round Table Discussion of this modern classic will be moderated by Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, oral historian, author and educator. The panelists are Dr. Maria Lawrence, Ramapaugh, RI College professor of education; Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, educator, artist, and author; Paulla Jennings, Niantic/Narragansett Elder and oral historian. These Indigenous representatives will share their perspectives on the themes of this book and how they connect to their communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The event is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813

Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Narragansett Cultural Arts Performance

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with and held at Roger Williams National Memorial will host a Cultural Arts Performance as part of the Big Read which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will share her culture through music, dance, and storytelling. She will weave into the themes from Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine” of family, community, cultural identity and traditional life in the modern world. There will be audience participation, Q & A, and is great for families. This program is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Roger William's National Memorial, 282 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Date: Fri, Apr 25, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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Roger Williams National Memorial hosts "Love Medicine"Artistic Response Program

Tomaquag Museum in partnership with and held at Roger Williams National Memorial will host an Artistic Response Program as part of the 2013-2014 Big Read in Rhode Island, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will lead an art experience in which participates will connect to the themes of family, passion, cultural identity and the ways tradition connect us. Participants will express their thoughts and ideas through collage art. The program is free and open to the public. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063.

Event Location: Roger William's National Memorial, 282 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Date: Fri, Apr 25, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Narragansett Cultural Arts Performance at Cross Mills Library

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with and held at Cross Mills Library will host a Cultural Arts Performance as part of the Big Read which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Tomaquag Museum’s Director and Narragansett/Niantic traditional artist, Lorén Spears will share her culture through music, dance, and storytelling. She will weave into the themes from Louise Erdrich’s “Love Medicine” of family, community, cultural identity and traditional life in the modern world. There will be audience participation, Q & A, and is great for families. This program is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Cross Mills Library, 4417 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813

Date: Thu, May 8, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Meet the Author Padma Venkatraman

Meet the Author Padma Venkatraman, who will share her insights into Native culture through her writing. Author of several books, she will be sharing from "Island's end." After her book talk she will do book signing. Native authors like Louise Erdrich and Padma Venkatraman weave historical facts into their fiction. Their characters are strong and triumph despite life's hardships. This will be the second in a series of authors visiting Tomaquag Museum as part of the Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more information www.tomaquagmuseum.com or 401-491-9063

Event Location: Tomaquag Museum, 390A Summit Rd., Exeter, RI 02822

Date: Sat, May 10, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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