Past Events at RFL


Thanks for community grant recipient Kristin Quinn for the awesome
Ninja Illustration workshop!


Our teens had a special paint night with Jennifer Rolfsema!

Casey Farms brought RFL a very special gift – the gift of new life! Thanks to everyone at Casey Farms for allowing us to watch the hatching of chicks! Children were able to watch the eggs in the incubator and later hold the chicks in their hands. 

Author Claire Messud read from her book & answered questions from the large audience in attendance. This event was made possible by the collaboration of Rogers Williams University & the Friends of the Rogers Free Library.
Thanks to Adam Braver for the introduction!


We were joined by the author & illustrator of Angela Ruggiero!Angela, an art teacher, will read her book “The Christmas Santa Wore Blue Jeans” & signed copies of her book. We made Christmas cards to take home and cards for Veterans at the Veteran’s home. For more about the author:



Patrons joined Cheryl & the library staff for a “Dinner & a Book Chat” to celebrate the great amount of reading we did this Summer for the Summer Reading Contest! Contestants enjoyed food from local restaurants and received loads of prizes, including one grand prize of a Kindle Fire HD! Congratulations Susan A! We hope you like your Kindle!


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On Tuesdays in May & June 2014 our patrons joined the staff of Bristol Total Fitness for some fun & challenging Yoga & Pilates classes! Thanks to Bristol Total Fitness for lending us their great instructors for these classes! We had a blast and are feeling fantastic!







On April 22nd the Herreshoff Community Room was the setting for a very special presentation by Roger Williams University student Shayna Moran. Her presentation “Patriarchal Camera Angles: Pride & Prejudice at the Movies” was enjoyed by a group of Jane Austen fans! Thanks Shayna!







On February 27th  AS220 in conjunction for Reading Across R.I. brought their 3D Printer to the library for a live demonstration!




November 6th author Bianca Turetsky joined us for a lovely talk about her books.








Turetsky is the author of the popular teen book series “Time Traveling Fashionista”

For more information on this author:





October 4 we celebrated our 5 year anniversary (in the new facility) with a moving performance by William & Leta cain. The couple’s performance brought down the house. We are so grateful they could share this performance with us on our anniversary.












Thanks to Ann Hood who stopped by for a lovely evening of stories and a book signing! -October 2011

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