Saturday, April 12, 2-4pm: Tom Chandler, RI’s Poet Laureate from 1999-2006, will be the guest speaker at Hats Off to Poetry, an English-style tea. A popular author of five books of poetry, and numerous awards, Mr. Chandler will read a selection of poems and answer questions about poetic inspiration and writing experiences. Chandler’s books will be available for purchase and signing. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite hat (bowler, top hat, fascinator) and tip them in favor of poetry. A fun and intriguing game of Exquisite Corpse will round out the afternoon. Space is limited; please call the library at 401-884-9510 to make a reservation for the event!