Staff, Board, Library Friends and invited guests gathered on September 18 at Olneyville's Tech Collective to enjoy an evening of celebration featuring good company, special awards and interesting presentations!
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Computer Builders Program
October 16 - 20, 3:15PM - 5:15PM and October 23 - 27, 3:15PM - 5:15PM
Here's another chance for tech-minded youth age 12-17 to build a new, fully functioning computer! Read more about the Computer Builders Program here.
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
While Knight Memorial is closed for repairs, PCL is partnering with the West End Recreation Center, 109 Bucklin Street, to offer afterschool services for youth 3:00PM-6:00PM, Monday-Thursday starting September 11.
Creative Space: Cultivating New Skills and Imagination at the Library
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street,Providence
Monday, September 18, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Please join us for our Annual Meeting as we celebrate PCL's achievements in 2016-2017 and look forward to another great year!
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.
Wednesdays from October 4
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.
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.
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.