Since July 1, Knight Memorial has operated out of the ground floor community room, which was fitted with temporary air conditioning. From Monday, September 9, all regular library services will resume in the main library space upstairs.
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PVD Writers' Night
Monday, September 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mount Pleasant Library
PVD Writers’ Night will feature seasoned & aspiring Rhode Island writers as they celebrate stories and read their new works of fiction. Come celebrate Providence’s literary community through stories. These storytellers will whisk you away to well-imagined worlds. Don’t let this evening of fiction and literature come-and-go without you!
PCL Annual Meeting
Monday, September 16 at 5:30pm -7:30pm
in the Board of Aldermen Chambers, Providence City Hall
Join us as city leaders, community partners and PCL’s board members, staff and patrons, celebrate the achievements of PCL’s first ten years - and look forward to the future! We will honor PCL Employee and Volunteer of the Year, as well as the our 2018-2019 Library Champion, Providence Talks.
Refreshments will be served.
Feria del Libro y Las Artes de Providence
Saturday, November 9, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Providence Community Library is collaborating with Providence College, Raising Readers, and other partners to present Feria del libro y las Artes de Providence 2019, a FREE one-day bilingual Latino festival of books and arts for the whole community!
Congratulations to Library Manager Joseph Morra and staff at Olneyville Library, who have received a $15,000 from the United Way of Rhode Island's Olneyville Community Fund for a pilot project called the Olneyville Preschool Hub.
If you are in the Smith Hill area, please make time to visit our Candace Street/Mary C. Jones Memorial Way location and admire the beautiful new carpets now in place! Additionally, more work recently has been completed at Mount Pleasant (thank you Councilwoman Ryan), which now has an ADA compliant restroom on the first floor.
At this time of year, it's nice to spend time out of doors while the days are long and the weather is good. PCL has a number of programs that will help you do just that!
On Saturday, June 15, PCL had a booth at the Rhode Island PrideFest for the first time! With themed book raffles, crafts, and fun activities, library staff interacted with well over 200 attendees and spread the message that the library is a welcoming and safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.
Washington Park has a new resident - and kids with a library card can take her home for a week!
The Broad Street library has acquired an American Girl doll, which is now available for loan with a special backpack kit. The backpack includes the doll, an American Girl story book and a journal, which kids can use to write about adventures with their doll friend.