For Immediate Release


Studio Rhode Open House at Harris Library
Monday, June 19th from 5-7pm
Woonsocket Harris Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

 

Please join us for a Studio Rhode Open House on Monday, June 19th at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton Street Woonsocket, from 5 - 7pm. The library will be introducing the community to their multi-generational storytelling project called "My Woonsocket Life", launching this Summer.

The Library has been awarded the Studio Rhode grant, an initiative of the RI Office of Library and Information Services and the RI Office of Innovation, in which they will use Apple technology to digitally document  the personal stories from the Woonsocket community -- stories of residents' life in Woonsocket from past and present, and their hopes for the City's future. They will capture personal narratives from a diverse multi-generational, multicultural population to tell their Woonsocket story and be counted. In collaboration with the CIty Planning Department, the library's Studio Rhode Team is reaching out to area organizations, businesses and agencies to help generate enthusiasm. collect stories, and explore a collective community identity. The recorded stories will be shared with the Woonsocket Planning Department for residents' input in updating of the City's Comprehensive Plan as well as for the library's strategic planning. The video and audio stories captured will be posted on, but not limited to, YouTube, iTunes U and the library's website at Woonsocketlibrary.org.

During the Open House event, the library will have on display some of  the new technology awarded. This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the library at 401-767-4126.

 

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attachments: studiorhode flyer

Sincerely,
Margaret McNulty
Assistant Library Director
Woonsocket Harris Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401.767.4126
woonsocketlibrary.org

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