Author Talk, Mai Donohue Saturday, May 18, 11:00 AM

“This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam’s rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war.”

Please join us for this special author talk this Saturday, no registration is required and refreshments will be served!

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Make your Yard a Pollinator Oasis with Beekeeper, Scott Langlais, May 22: 6:00pm

Scott Langlais is the Vice President of the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association and is an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper. He and his wife, Emily, produce honey and beeswax products under the name of  Bare Hand Apiary in Johnston, RI. His focus is on sustainable beekeeping practices, working in harmony with honey bees and the natural world.
The title of his talk is “Making Your Yard a Pollinator Oasis: Tips for Welcoming Honey Bees, Butterflies, and Native Bees to Your Garden.” The media has been declaiming the “plight of the honey bee” and the need to “SAVE THE BEES!” for years. You may have wondered about keeping bees in your backyard, what plants are best for bees, or how to reduce your impact on stressed pollinator populations. This talk, although focused on honeybees, will offer simple, inexpensive solutions to making your yard more hospitable to all of our native pollinators as well.

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