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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.

FUNDA Fest Workshops in January - UPDATE

January 9, 2020 - 1:27pm -- publicity

If it's January, it's time for FUNDA Fest, the annual, statewide festival of storytelling from the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS). FUNDA means to teach and learn in Zulu and KiSwahili. From January 26 - February 2, adults and children will be able to experience some of the best cultural arts programming across Rhode Island at venues that include schools, community and cultural arts centers, libraries and theatres.  

Black History Month Lecture Series Explores African Heritage Legacy in R.I.

January 8, 2020 - 10:28am -- publicity

PCL is proud to partner with Rhode Island Black Heritage Society to present The Collective Memory of Rhode Island Black History: From Enslavement to Freedom and Beyond. Presented by historian Keith Stokes, the free talks include a rich selection of associated images, objects and historical documents curated by one of America’s oldest African Heritage organizations.

Season's Greetings

December 20, 2019 - 2:33pm -- publicity

Providence Community Library wishes everyone - staff, patrons, volunteers as well as friends and supporters in the wider community - a peaceful, safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful 2020.

We look forward to seeing you again soon in your neighborhood library! 

New Year 2020 ESL Programs - Sign Up Now!

December 19, 2019 - 3:33pm -- publicity

A new season of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (click on link for full list of locations, dates and times) will start in January at Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, Rochambeau, Smith Hill and Washington Park. The classes will run until May and will cover grammar, conversation and writing. Call Carolina Briones 401-467-2700 x1608 or email 

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