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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.

December Holiday Happenings at PCL

November 27, 2018 - 9:04pm -- jfuentes

Here's a handy summary of all our December holiday events and sales, all in one place. This list is being updated constantly, so please check back for new additions!

A Musical Afternoon with Candida Rose
Saturday, December 1 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Knight Memorial Library

Music, light refreshments and a pre-holiday booksale. Enjoy songs from talented vocalist Candida Rose, accompanied by Yanni on piano, Joe Potenza on bass and George Correia on drums.

Ed Shea Workshops: A Few Places Left, Sign Up Today!

November 27, 2018 - 12:43pm -- jfuentes
Ed Shea

Speaking in Public With Less Anxiety
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Rochambeau Library

Does the prospect of speaking in public fill you will dread? Drawing on acting principles and mindfulness techniques, renowned actor and director Ed Shea (long associated with Trinity Rep and 2nd StoryTheatre) will help you get to grips with those nerves and master the art of addressing a group with confidence.

New Year, New Citizen!

November 26, 2018 - 4:48pm -- jfuentes

U.S Citizenship Class
Mondays, January 7 - March 25, 5:30PM-7:30PM Knight Memorial Library OR Thursdays, January 17 - March 21, 5:45PM-7:45PM, Rochambeau Library

Our Citizenship classes go from strength to strength! Due to continuing demand, here are more opportunities for eligible candidates to learn about the entire process that leads to U.S. citizenship and perhaps to complete the process in 2019.

The weekly sessions cover the following:

SAVE THE DATE: Over the Edge for PCL

November 26, 2018 - 4:31pm -- jfuentes

We had an incredible time on June 23 when 32 fearless people went Over the Edge and rappelled down the 12-story Regency Paza apartments to raise money for PCL. Next year, we'll be doing it again - and you can join us!

Everyone who went Over the Edge for PCL reported that it was a truly memorable "bucket list" experience and several of them are all set to rappel again! So keep this date free: Saturday, May 4, 2019. More details coming soon! 

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


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