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The North Providence Breeze 01-08-2020

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JANUARY 8-14, 2020 NORTH PROVIDENCE 7 BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY MARY TOMASIAN of Warwick, second from right, and JILL DECOSTA, right, of Greenville, lead sign language story time at the North Providence Union Free Library last Saturday. The American Sign Language program for deaf and hard of hearing young people, as well as hearing children with deaf parents, was the fourth run at the library, and it is held on the first Saturday of each month. "We focus on the little ones in the deaf community," said DeCosta. The purpose, said DeCosta, is "really to help develop the language for these children in a visual form" in a state without a lot of options for deaf people, and organizers are very proud of it. All smiles at ASL program JILL DECOSTA, of Greenville, signs one of the stories during sign language story time. The next scheduled event is Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the North Providence Library. JASPER, 1, and CHERRY ZAREMBKA, of Chepachet, take part in the sign language story time at the North Providence Library. MARY TOMASIAN, of Warwick, leads sign language story time at the North Providence Library last Saturday. MELISSA HUTNAK, of North Smithfield, was on hand to sign stories during last Saturday's event. WES COLLINS, 5, of Warwick, answers a question at sign language story time last Saturday. 1526 Smith Street, North Providence 401-353-1416 OPEN 7 DAYS - 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Pizza, Burgers and more . . . WE DELIVER $ 5 O F F L g . P i z z a w i t h 1 o r m o r e t o p p i n g s & 1 0 C h i c k e n W i n g s Please mention when ordering. Not valid with any other offers or coupon. Limited time only. Some restrictions apply.

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