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We simply need to spend more time together.
That’s the message from you, our valued library users. That’s why we’re asking you for your help to tell Mayor Elorza and the Providence City Council that Providence deserves #MoreHoursforPCL!
PCL needs additional funds to expand its hours during the week and on weekends in order to provide the much-needed services and programs requested by residents across the City.
There are four ways to help:
Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation
Continuing Thursdays, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Fox Point Library
Black History Month -Saturday Movie Selection - "Black and Blue"
Saturday, February 29 3:00PM to 5:45PM
Knight Memorial Library
Our annual Pequenos Autores Bilingues competition invites kids aged 7-12 to write an original, illustrated story in English and Spanish and present it in book format. Prizes are offered in in two age categories: 7 to 9 and 10 to 12 and the winners will be announced at our Día de Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros celebration at Knight Memorial Library on Saturday, April 25, 3:00PM - 5:00PM.
Here are three picks from Smith Hill's February line up for youth, focusing on art and expression, online safety and Black History Month celebration. There are lots more programs suitable for all ages to choose from, visit the calendar to find out more!
PCL is offering free film screenings at Olneyville, Wanskuck and South Providence as part of this year's Festival!
Her Flag 2020: Rhode Island Performance & Celebration
Saturday, February 15 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Inspirational Women:Voices, Stories and Portraits of Nine Rhode Island Women
Mount Pleasant Library (February 3 - 28)
Wanskuck Library (March 3-13) during regular scheduled hours
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.