Reading Across RI Livestream Event

with The Hate U Give author Angie Thomas

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No ticket? No problem!

The keynote lecture by Angie Thomas may be sold out, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out! The Rhode Island Center for Book has arranged for this exciting event to be livestreamed directly to you. Simply use the link http://demo.mediasite.oshean.org/Mediasite/Play/bad86b9d019549de966f90112bda50a51d for a front row seat to one of the most anticipated author events of the year. Use #RARI2018 to share your livestream experience on social media and you just might be selected to receive a free, signed copy of The Hate U Give!

Public libraries, schools, and organizations are encouraged to organize a livestream event at their location for their patrons and students. Read on for tips on hosting a livestream event and be sure to submit the form below so we may publicize your event.

Livestream Keynote Lecture with Angie Thomas

Friday, April 13th, 11am-12pm

This is an online event.

Hosted in partnership with the Open Books-Open Minds conference at Rhode Island College, this lecture by the author will be available as a livestream at:
http://demo.mediasite.oshean.org/Mediasite/Play/bad86b9d019549de966f90112bda50a51d

Scheduled Livestream Events

Ponaganset Middle School Library Media Center - not open to public
Students and members of their families may attend the livestream broadcast in the School Library Media Center.

West Warwick High School Media Center - not open to public

West Warwick Public Library - open to the public

Chariho High School - not open to the public

Barrington Public Library - open to the public
It's the next best thing to being there! Join us in our newly renovated auditorium with comfy seats and a state of the art sound system.

Westerly High School Library - not open to the public

Tiverton Public Library - open to the public

Newport Health Equity Zone - open to the public
One York Street, Newport

Woonsocket High School - not open to the public

North Kingstown Free Library - open to the public

Host Your Own Livestream Event

Public libraries, schools, and organizations are encouraged to organize a livestream event at their location for their patrons and students.

What you'll need:
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Chrome or Firefox browser
  • Monitor or projector
  • Speakers
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Comfy seating

Before event:
  • Check out the Mediasite Showcase system requirements to make sure your equipment will work properly.
  • Test run your tech setup (try a test using any of the OSHEAN videos that are on the same platform as the RARI livestream)
  • Check out these troubleshooting tips, just in case you run in to a technical problem the morning of the livestream


During the event:

  • Share your thoughts and give a shout out to Angie Thomas on social media using #RARI2018
  • Share photos from your event on social media using #RARI2018


After the event:
  • Give participants the opportunity to discuss the lecture and keep sharing with #RARI2018


More tips:

  • Set up your space with displays featuring books, CDs, and DVDs that reflect the themes found in The Hate U Give
  • Have copies of The Hate U Give Resource Guide available for participants
  • Plan a lunch time discussion following the lecture

Help us promote your event!

If you're planning on hosting a livestream event at your library, school, or organization, please let us know by submitting the form below. We'll update this newsletter with a list of sites that will be livestreaming the lecture.

About Reading Across Rhode Island 2018

Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 16th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The 2018 program runs from January through May with readers in Rhode Island classrooms, libraries, community centers, bookstores and book groups invited to join discussions and participate in local community events such as lectures, exhibits and dramatic interpretations centered on this year’s selection. For more information visit https://ribook.org/rari/

Rhode Island Center for the Book

Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is a statewide organization devoted to promoting personal and community enrichment by celebrating the art and heritage of reading, writing, making, and sharing books. Founded in 2003, Center for the Book is an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.