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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.

PCL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 14, 2017 - 12:27pm -- jfuentes

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. As usual, PCL will be celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. PCL is marking this special special month with diverse programs at several locations.

At Mount Pleasant Library: 

Movie: Neruda (2016, Chile)
Thursday, September 28, 6:00PM 

Grant will Bring Automatic Door to South Providence

September 13, 2017 - 9:31pm -- jfuentes

The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College has selected South Providence Library for an “Access for All Abilities” mini-grant in the amount of $2,200. The award will be used to install an automatic swing door operator at the Croyland Road side front entrance. The new door will make it easier for every patron to fully access the library. We are excited about this improvement to our services and are grateful to the Sherlock Center for the award.

New at South Providence: The Learning Lounge

September 13, 2017 - 9:18pm -- jfuentes

Wednesdays from October 4
10:00AM -12:00PM

Providence Community Library is partnering with Providence Public Library to bring the Workforce Development Learning Lounge to South Providence Library at 441 Prairie Avenue. The Learning Lounge offers technology enabled learning on a weekly basis to adults looking to acquire or improve skills from online job search to basic computer use to reading, writing, and math. Drop-ins are encouraged and no appointments required.

Save the Date for the PCL Mini Golf Classic

September 13, 2017 - 8:46pm -- jfuentes

Yes, it's back! Once again, we'll be turning Rochambeau Library into a mini golf course, just for one day. On Saturday, November 4, you'll be able to play family golf from 1:00PM-5:00PM for just $5 a person, payable on the door. From 7:00PM-10:00PM, there will be a grown-up golf party, with wine, beer, food and additional entertainment from DJ Andy Morris. Tickets for the golf party are $30, or $27 if purchased in advance via this page. Proceeds go towards our youth education programming.

RIPTA's "Poetry in Motion" Makes a Special Stop at Rochambeau!

September 13, 2017 - 7:30pm -- jfuentes

PCL was delighted to welcome Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and poet Tina Cane to an event marking the launch of the Poetry in Motion in Rhode Island. The event took place, appropriately, on a RIPTA bus, parked outside Rochambeau Library! Through Poetry in Motion, public transport users will be able to read and contemplate poems and extracts of poems on the digital display boards inside about half of RIPTA’s fixed-route bus fleet.

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