Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Big Read Kick-Off

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
Big Read Kick Off at the URI Multicultural Center, 74 Lower College Rd., Kingston, RI

The Big Read has selected Louise Erdrich’s first novel, Love Medicine as one of the works for discussion this year. Join us on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2-3:30 pm, to talk about Love Medicine with Tomaquag Museum’s director and educator Lorén Spears. As a Narragansett/Niantic, Lorén shares an indigenous perspective on how Erdrich weaves historic and familial trauma with hope and renewal. In the Research Library where we have copies you can borrow or buy one at the Museum gift shop. Free. Call (860) 396-6897 for information.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. Managed by Arts Midwest, The Big Read provides competitive grants to support innovative reading programs in selected communities.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Joe and Jesse Bruchac

We are pleased to announce that Joe’s son Jesse is joining the storytelling program here on Nov. 2. Jesse is a graduate of Goddard College, where his thesis was the creation of a syllabus for teaching the Abenaki language, and has worked extensively over the last 15 years in projects involving the preservation of the Abenaki language, storytelling, music and traditional culture.
Watch this blog for more information about Jesse, Joe, Trudie, and Candyce who are the storytellers taking the stage on Nov. 2 at 1 pm.