Harris Library Monthly Book Club
Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm

Woonsocket Harris Public Library

 

The next gathering of the Harris Library Book Club will be held at the library located at 303 Clinton Street on Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm. This month, members are asked to bring along a recent read and offer a 3-minute talk about why the book was a great or not-so-great read. Light refreshments are available. For more information, please call Margaret at 401-767-4126. Free. Adults ages 18 and up are welcome to join.

 

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Submitted by Margaret McNulty 401-769-9044

 

The Supreme Court is agreeing to take up a case about voters for the Electoral College. The question is whether electors are required to follow results of a state's popular vote or if they're free to vote as they wish. The president and vice president have never been elected from the popular vote.        Former New York Congressman Chris Collins will spend 26 months in prison. Collins, who admitted to insider trading, was sentenced today. The Buffalo-area Republican resigned after pleading guilty in the corruption scandal in October.        The Democratic National Committee is setting new guidelines for next month's debate in New Hampshire. It could allow more candidates to take the stage. The presidential hopefuls can qualify if they get 225-thousand donations and at least five-percent support in four national polls or surveys.        A key figure in the Clinton impeachment saga is challenging the naming of Ken Starr as a lawyer for President Trump. Monica Lewinsky tweeted a profanity in the middle of "are you..kidding me?" Starr investigated her affair with former President Bill Clinton which prompted his impeachment by the House.        Shares of Boeing are down about six percent after a report of a new problem with its troubled 737 Max planes. Regulators discovered the two flight computers are not communicating with one another during testing last week. Boeing is trading more than 100-dollars less per share than last year.       Hank Azaria is confirming he will no longer be voicing the character Apu on "The Simpsons." The actor says the show has considered having someone of Indian decent replace him. Controversy around the character was prompted by a comedian in the 2017 documentary "The Problem With Apu."