Meet local filmmaker Jason Allard at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Friday May 20th at 4pm. Mr. Allard combines filmmaking with exploring abandoned places to tell the stories of Rhode Island's forgotten icons in his YouTube series "Abandoned From Above": https://www.youtube.com/c/JasonAllard 

 

Jason Allard will talk about his hobby and work as a web series creator on YouTube. If you ever thought about making your own web video for social media or if you like to learn about local history and abandoned places, join us at the library for this live in-person presentation.  Ask questions after the presentation. 

 

 

 

 

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