Alec Baldwin

RI News
10:26 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Central Falls Library Gets Another Boost From Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin speaking to the audience at Fete Ballroom in Providence.
Credit John Bender / RIPR

The Central Falls Library is looking to expand its programming for students.  The library got a big boost from actor Alec Baldwin at a fundraiser over the weekend.

Alec Baldwin cracked jokes before a packed crowd at the Fete Ballroom in Providence before reading a James Thurber short story.

"We’re going do a little short stories, and some poetry and some Shakespeare.  You can keep getting drunk too, like you normally do here," said Baldwin.

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Arts & Culture
8:40 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Alec Baldwin To Speak At Fundraiser For Central Falls Library

Actor Alec Baldwin will be in Rhode Island this weekend to help raise money for the Central Falls library. The event, called “Baldwin for Books” features the actor along with Central Falls students and teachers reading passages from literature. There will also be a raffle to read Shakespeare with Baldwin. The library’s executive director Joel Pettit  says he doesn’t know why the actor is helping the library, but has an idea.

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RI News
5:21 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Chess Team Heads to Nationals, With Help from Alec Baldwin

The Central Falls High School chess team will be on their way to the National Championships thanks in part to Alec Baldwin.

The team used the online crowd-funding website “go fund me” to raise the $8,000 needed to send eleven students to Nashville Tennessee, where the championships will be held in April.

They were about $2,000 short when Baldwin stepped in.

The Championships will not be new territory for the team says Frank DelBonis, a teacher at Central Falls and chess team coach.

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