Mt. Pleasant Library, 315 Academy Avenue. Presented by Keith Stokes, this presentation is timed with the HBO series Gilded Age, which has been largely filmed in Newport, and also a major exhibit in 2024 that will interpret the Gilded Age Era through the experiences of the African heritage community. The presentation will include images of historic people, places, and events that reflect how our ancestors lived, worked, and worshipped. Audience members will learn about some of America's earliest churches, schools, and benevolent organizations that started in Rhode Island and peaked during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Reservations requested. (401) 272-0106; www.provcomlib.org.