Monday, June 1, 2015

Author's Studio with Kate DiCamillo

Teachers, librarians, and children's book enthusiasts of all ages poured into Rhode Island PBS studios recently to be part of the live studio audience for the taping of Author's Studio, a new Rhode Island PBS production featuring conversations with visiting writers.

The special guest in the episode, taped in early May, is Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medal winner and 2014-15 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Kate’s book, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, is the 2015 book selection for Kids Reading Across Rhode Island. 

Author’s Studio will premiere on WSBE Rhode Island PBS Saturday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m., with encore broadcast on Friday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. The show will air on WSBE Learn on Sunday, June 7 at 4 p.m. The episode will also be available on the Rhode Island PBS YouTube channel ( starting June 8.

“For our first Author’s Studio, we are pleased to partner with the Rhode Island Center for the Book to bring about a new level of awareness and attention to Kids Reading Across Rhode Island,” said David W. Piccerelli, president of WSBE Rhode Island PBS. “It was a successful collaboration to benefit the community and we look forward to working on similar projects together.”

“It was exciting to see the enthusiasm surrounding Kate DiCamillo’s appearance on Author’s Studio for Kids Reading Across Rhode Island,” said Kate Lentz, director of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. “The live taping at Rhode Island PBS was a great opportunity to experience Kate’s personal and engaging stories up close. Now that energy will be shared with the community through television and online.”

The Center for the Book celebrates the art and heritage of reading, writing, making, and sharing books. Through a variety of programs and activities, the Center promotes a love for books among people of all ages and backgrounds across Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Center for the Book is hosted by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) content over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable services: Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; on satellite:  DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on cable: Cox 808, Verizon 478, Full Channel 89, Comcast 294 or 312.

This episode of Author's Studio with Kate DiCamillo was made possible in part by a grant from TD Charitable Foundation to the RI Center for the Book at RI Council for the Humanities in support of Kids Reading Across Rhode Island.

See the show here! Bookmark this page to return anytime.

Updated June 14, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Word Girl at the Warwick Mall

Mark you calendar for an end-of-summer picture takin', fist-bumpin' Meet and Greet with WORD GIRL at the Warwick Mall. Join Rhode Island PBS on August 20 from noon to 2. The event is free - don't forget to bring your camera!


Super Why! at Corner Bakery Cafe

Kick Off Summer Fun
Join us at the NEW Corner Bakery Cafe, located at 11 East Main Road in Middletown, on Tuesday, June 23 from 4 - 7 p.m. for a picture-takin', high-fivin' meet and greet with Whyatt from the popular PBS Kids series Super Why! 

The event is free, but you must register to attend. (Don't forget your camera!) 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wild Kratts Live at The Vets

The Wild Kratts Live!
Saturday, June 13 at 4 p.m.
The Vets Auditorium, Providence

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off "To the Creature Rescue!" the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal 'wow facts' the Wild Kratts team comes to rescue the rescue so animals of the creature world are safe once again.

We have your tickets! Rhode Island PBS has your opportunity to see this exciting family friendly show on Saturday, June 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Click for details

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