Providence Public Library welcomes Public Department authors

Providence Public Department Authors to Visit PPL August 18

Program coincides with 150th Anniversary celebrations
– Providence Public Library welcomes Providence Public Department authors Paul Campbell, John Glancy, and George Pearson for a book talk and signing on Monday, August 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Library's Meeting Room, 3rd Floor (150 Empire Street, Providence).  This program coincides with ongoing activities to celebrate the Providence Police Department's 150th Anniversary, including an Exhibit at the Library through October.
The authors of an updated history of the Providence Police Department recently published by Arcadia Press will discuss their research and stories in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Police Department.  Learn about the development of policing in Providence from the colonial era to the present day and learn how the growth of the Providence Police mirrored the growth of the city.  
Paul Campbell is the former director of the Rhode Island Historical Society Library and the current archivist for the City of Providence. John Glancy served on the Providence Police Department for 27 years and retired as captain in 2003. George Pearson joined the Providence Police Department in 1978, serving in the patrol division and as a detective in the Bureau of Criminal Identification. Utilizing original materials from police files and other local archives, the authors chronicle the challenges of police work.
The author talk and book signing will also include a guided tour of the current exhibition on the Providence Police Department on display in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room and in the 3rd floor hallway.  
Parking available at Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at Library.