Dave Kane, a former radio personality, is doing more than talking about his grief in the wake of one of America’s worst disasters.
Kane, whose son Nicholas O’Neill was the youngest person to die in the Station Night Club Fire, was at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library Monday evening talking about his new book “41 signs.”
Kane hopes his work will help other people going through the grieving process.
“He gave an excellent talk,” said Philip Lombardi of Smithfield. “It was really good … and was also emotional for me personally.”
After Monday’s one-hour presentation, Lombardi explained his mother-in-law suggested that he attend the event. The Smithfield resident, who was accompanied by Lorraine Bouchard and Betty Mansolillo, lost his wife to breast cancer.
“We really enjoyed his talk,” Lombardi went. “Dave is a very dynamic speaker. He’s helping a lot of people like me.”
Kane is offering his “41 Signs” talk to non-profit groups as a fundraiser.
“Everyone who attends will receive a free, signed book,” Kane said
Those people will also hear what Mohr Associate Director Grayce J. Moorehead said are “moving, funny and inspirational stories that has evidence that our loved ones at still with us.”
The “41 Signs” program is just one in a month long adult program series that Moorehead has scheduled at the Johnston library.
This Saturday, in fact, a program entitled “Altered Books” with artist Sarah Clover will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Moorehead urged people to join Clover as she transforms books. The program is free.
Moorehead also announced that the annual “Friends of Mohr Library” would hold their annual book sale this weekend (Sept. 24 to 25) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library located off Memorial Boulevard.
E-Zone help sessions are also available at Mohr Library. For more information about this program or others on the adult schedule, call Moorehead at 232-4980.