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Visit this page to find out the latest news about Providence Community Library, information about our Friends groups, community partners as well as views and comments on current events and stories that impact the library. Please check back often - we'll continue to send you a short, succinct summary in the form of a newsletter.

Reusable Bag Swaps at PCL Locations

October 17, 2018 - 1:14pm -- jfuentes

Did you know that 100 billion plastic bags pass through the hands of U.S. consumers every year—almost one bag per person each day? Laid end-to-end, they could circle the equator 1,330 times! 

PCL is playing a small part in the effort to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags by hosting Reeusable Bag Swap stations on behalf of the Zero Waste Providence working group. 

Handy Guide to Halloween Fun!

October 17, 2018 - 11:28am -- jfuentes

Trick or Treat season is around the corner! PCL staff have done their usual outstanding job of putting together an entertaining and creative choice of spooky story times, scary (or tasty)crafts and seasonal Halloween parties!

Use this guide to make sure that the kids in your life don't miss out on any of the seasonal fun!

A Warm Welcome to New PCL Staff!

October 16, 2018 - 5:17pm -- jfuentes

The PCL family is growing!

We have new library managers at our Olneyville, South Providence and Washington Park locations. Congratulations, also, to Gale Yallop, who became manager of Knight Memorial Library as part of her new role as PCL systems coordinator. Other recent appointments include new adult reference and youth services librarians at Mount Pleasant and Rochambeau, respectively. 

So, let's meet everyone!

Joseph Morra - Library Manager, Olneyville

Donate Warm Clothing for Neighbors in Need!

October 15, 2018 - 7:23pm -- jfuentes

As the days turn colder, you can make a positive difference for neighbors who may not have sufficient warm clothing for the winter by supporting the annual Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange. Please check your closets and bring your new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters and sweatshirts and deposit them in the donation boxes at PCL locations by November 19.  Your donations will be taken to an event on the State House lawn on Friday, November 23 and given to folks who really need them! Last year, generous PCL library users filled forty large donation boxes!

Creative Writing Opportunities for Kids and Teens

October 15, 2018 - 1:12pm -- jfuentes

Celebrating Our Communities/Celebramos Nuestras Comunidades
Wednesdays October 17 & 31, November 14 & 28, December 12 4:00PM - 5:00PM
South Providence Library

Presented in partnership with Project Crisol, this is our second annual bilingual storytelling workshop series for aspiring young writers aged 8-12. Participants will be coached in crafting and telling stories in compelling ways and in listening to each other’s stories in a respectful way.

Brown-PCL Partnership Generates Thought-Provoking Workshops

October 15, 2018 - 11:41am -- jfuentes

Film Screening: "Precious Knowledge" 
November 26 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Rochambeau Library
December 6 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Mount Pleasant Library

This film (see trailer, below) describes the struggle for an Ethnic Studies curriculum in Arizona.   A conversation following the film, facilitated by Professor Kevin Escudero and students enrolled in the introductory Ethnic Studies course at Brown, will consider the importance of Ethnic Studies during the present moment.

Citizenship Classes at Knight Memorial

September 14, 2018 - 11:42am -- jfuentes

U.S Citizenship Class
Mondays, September 24 -December 17, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Knight Memorial Library

More than 30 students attended our citizenship classes in spring 2018, so here is another chance for eligible candidates to learn about the entire process that leads to U.S. citizenship.

The weekly sessions cover the following:

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