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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.

The First Amendment & the Free Press: Two Events at PCL

April 17, 2019 - 9:02pm -- jfuentes

First Amendment and the Free Press
Monday, April 29 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Living Literature Presents: What the Eyes Don't See

March 22, 2019 - 2:51pm -- jfuentes

Living Literature Presents: What the Eyes Don't See
Tuesday, March 26 6:00PM
South Providence Library

What the Eyes Don't See, this year's Reading Across Rhode Island selected title, is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona, accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends and community leaders, proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead. She then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. 

More Hours for PCL!

March 19, 2019 - 5:32pm -- jfuentes

If you've visited your local library recently, or follow PCL on social media, you'll have noticed that we've been asking library users a few questions. Do you want to see your PCL location open more hours? Would you like it to see it offer more morning, evening, or weekend hours? Or all of these options?

Many of you have aleady answered our appeal and particular thanks go to everyone who attended our community meeting to discuss the case for More Hours For PCL on March 12 at Smith Hill Library. 

Sign Up for a Free Trial Rappel at Rock Spot Climbing!

March 19, 2019 - 4:14pm -- jfuentes

Do you have what it takes to go Over The Edge and rappel down the 12 floors of Regency Plaza Apartments? On Saturday, March 30, you can find out - for free! Rock Spot Climbing in Lincoln is hosting a two-hour Trial Rappel 10:00AM - 12:00PM at which you can try out the experience of descending a 40-feet-high, indoor rockwall under the supervision of Rock Spot's skilled staff. 

Friends' Sales and Super Saturday Concert

March 19, 2019 - 1:52pm -- jfuentes

Mt Pleasant Friends Bargain Basement Book Sale
Saturday, March 30, 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Mount Pleasant Library

Large selection of items in all genres. Children's picture books -- Buy one, get one FREE. Plus basement thrift store featuring new and gently used spring apparel, including semi formal dresses and light weight jackets; jewelry, games, outside toys, gift items, house plants and more!

Providence Talks Play Groups at PCL

March 19, 2019 - 11:44am -- jfuentes

Providence Talks is an innovative learning model that helps parents and educators use more words and expose children to more language during the critical brain development period of birth to three and a half. Children need to hear about 21,000 words a day for optimal development but research shows that many young children, particularly in low-income households, are exposed to far less language. By age four, these children will have heard many million fewer words than their peers in more affluent households, putting them at a developmental and educational disadvantage.


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