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Brain Week RI - A Cerebral Celebration!

Community Libraries of Providence is excited to support Brain Week RI (BWRI), which takes place March 11 - 19. The goal of BWRI is to raise awareness of neuroscience research in Rhode Island and bring together students, scientists, educators, artists and the general community to discover the vast wonder of the brain. 

Highlights of this year's BWRI are the Pawtucket Brain Fair at Hope Artiste Village on Sunday, March 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm, and the Brown Brain Fair at the Engineering Research Center Lobby, 345 Brook St., Providence on Saturday, March 18, 10:00am - 2:00pm. These free events are suitable for all ages and will feature a variety of activities, ranging from art projects and games for children, to mini-lectures for teens and adults. At both fairs, you can learn from local scientists, and have family fun at the same time!

The Pawtucket Brain Fair will feature stations where visitors can touch real human brains, measure their brain waves, try on some distortion goggles, and much more. Local businesses will host free face painting and a chance to make brain art. Experts will give Lightning Talks on topics such as brain health, mental illness, sleep, cannabis use, decision-making and artificial intelligence. Admissions officers from Rhode Island universities will offer career advice to young people about jobs in science. 
Everyone is welcome! Materials and presentations will be available in Spanish and Portuguese, as well as American Sign Language. A DJ from Latina 100.3 Radio will broadcast live at the Pawtucket Brain Fair from 11am-1pm and the celebration will also include a Puerto Rican Carnival Parade featuring traditional dancing, made possible by the Puerto Rican Institute for the Arts and Advocacy.

Learn more at the Brain Week RI website.