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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.

Having a Winter Blast With Minecraft

January 13, 2017 - 12:40pm -- jfuentes

If it's January, it must be time for Knight Memorial Library's annual Winter Blast Minecraft Challenge! Kids and teens are invited to make wintery creations in Minecraft for a chance to win a prize! The competition runs January 17-21 and winners will be announced January 24. For information, contact Melissa Rivera

Last Call for ESL Classes!

January 12, 2017 - 12:30pm -- jfuentes

Winter/Spring classes begin January 23, 2017 at several locations and include tuition in grammar, conversation and writing. Register at the front desks or call the library. Please note that Olneyville's classes will be held at Hartford Park, 50 Laurel Hill Avenue and Washington Park's at the Community Center, 42 Jillson Street. For more information, call 467-2700 x1608 (hablamos español).

Rochambeau Presents "East Side Cinema"

January 12, 2017 - 10:29am -- jfuentes

Rochambeau Library is starting a film series, East Side Cinema, in partnership with Community Church of Providence. There will be two movies each month, one at Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope St., and the other at Community Church of Providence at 372 Wayland Ave. The first film, Woody Allen's Purple Rose of Cairo (PG, 1985), will be shown at Rochambeau at 7:00P.M. on January 30. There will be a discussion following the film. Attendees are invited to bring sweet or savory snacks to share. All are welcome!

2016: A Year in Pictures

December 13, 2016 - 11:56pm -- jfuentes

With nine libraries operating such a busy daily schedule of programs and services, it is difficult to do justice to the work of our library staff in a single slideshow - but we'll try!

Mobile device users: you may need to swipe to the right to advance the images. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Dhana Whiteing and and the many PCL staff who provided images for this slideshow.

Mini Golf Classic supports Mobile Library

December 13, 2016 - 3:41pm -- jfuentes

A miniature golf course inside a library?  What’s strange about that? 
On Saturday, November 19, PCL held its first ever Mini Golf Classic on two floors of the Rochambeau Library.  During the day, 100 children and their families golfed through the stacks and down the stairs, sometimes taking breaks to read and check out books!  
That evening, another 70 adults enjoyed snacks and libations while taking turns on this fairly challenging golf course. A couple of them even brought their own putters!


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