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Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Michelle H.

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This video was captured on October 16, 2017 at Ciro's Tavern. Michelle H. responded to the following three questions: 1) Tell us your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 3) What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from the Carnegie Corporat…

Woonsocket Call: "What’s your story? City library’s new storytelling project lets you share your Woonsocket life"

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By Joseph B. Nadeau, Staff Writer

Woonsocket, RI --- With the help of a funding grant and award of new technology, the city’s Harris Public Library is ready to film your story and add it to a treasury of city impressions and personal histories that it is building.

The library’s “My Woonsocket Life,” A Storytelling Project, is the result of the Studio Rhode competition hosted by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation and the state Office of Library and Information Services.

The Harris Public Library won a grant through the competition that provided it with 40 Apple IPad tablets, video production equipment, a Mac computer, a Macbook and an Apple television for display – a $50,000 technology award in all, according to Leslie Page, Harris director. The library has also received a $40,000 grant from the Carnegie Foundation to build a “creation lab” at the library for use in the video productions and other projects, Page said.

The library has already been out in the community filming residen…

Studio Rhode - My Woonsocket Life - Pat M.

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This video was captured on September 8, 2017 on Friday Food Night at River Island Art Park. Pat M. responded to the following three questions: 

1) Tell us your favorite memory of your life in Woonsocket? 2) What do you like about living in Woonsocket or what do you find challenging? 3) What would you do today to change Woonsocket?

In May of 2017, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation, and the Rhode Island State Library office of Information Services to come up with a way to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage residents with technology and training in the digital age. 

The winning idea was to collect 200 video interviews from city residents to help the City of Woonsocket create its comprehensive plan for future planning and economic development. The Woonsocket Harris Public Library also received 40 iPads, funding to convert a study room into a sound-proof creation studio, and $40,000 from the…

Woonsocket Harris Public Library Celebrates "Grand Opening" of Studio Rhode Creation Lab

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Woonsocket, RI --- On Thursday, September 28, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library officially opened the doors to its Studio Rhode Creation Lab. A “Grand Opening” event was held at the library from 7 PM to 9 PM, as the library showed off its new sound proof studio to dignitaries and members of the community.
“We are excited and proud to offer this space to our community,” said Leslie Page, Woonsocket Library Director. “We now have a place, available to all, where our residents can use the latest in 21st century technology to learn new skills, to create film, art, and music, and to simply come together to share knowledge and experience.”
In May, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library won a state-wide contest sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Innovation, and the state Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), which asked libraries to come up with a creative way for public libraries to engage Rhode Islanders with technology and training in the digital age. The winning entry wa…