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Living Literature Performance of “The Wright Brothers”

April 14, 2016 - 11:52am -- sshea

Living Literature will present a 50- minute readers’ theater-style rendition of Pulitzer Prize winner

David McCullough’s book “The Wright Brothers” at Rochambeau Library on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00PM. The book was selected by Rhode Island Center for the Book as the title for this year’s One Book, One State community read program, Reading Across Rhode Island.

Fun Activities for Spring Vacation Week!

April 14, 2016 - 7:36am -- sshea
Check out our calendar page to discover PCL programs that will keep your youngest family members happy and entertained during the vacation week. Highlights include Fox Point's Interactive Film Exploration on Tuesday, April 16 2:00PM-4:00PM, a Mario Kart Wii Tournament at Knight Memorial on Wednesday, April 20 1:00PM-4:00PM and Portals: A Cut Paper Animation Workshop at Washington Park on Wednesday, April 20 at 2:30PM and Rochambeau on Thursday, April 21 at 2:00PM.

A Valentine's Recipe: Sweet Potato Soufflé

February 14, 2016 - 7:56am -- sshea

Since it's Valentine's Day here's a sweet recipe. Soufflé​ is something of a misnomer here as this is not a traditional ​soufflé but it's an old family recipe, carrying its name for decades. And it always receives rave reviews. Enjoy!

  • Bake or boil 5 good size sweet potatoes. Baking caramelizes the potatoes a bit which adds to the rich flavor of this dish. To bake, wrap potato in foil and place on a foiled baking sheet in case potatoes leak their syrupyness. 

Mash potatoes with

  • 1 stick butter

then add…

Celebrating Black History Month @ PCL!

February 11, 2016 - 2:13pm -- sshea

We have programs for youth and adults to celebrate Black History Month. Kids who like to learn while they play will love Mount Pleasant’s program Black History Month: Learning Scavenger Hunt. The program will run on February 17 and February 24 from 12:00pm and 5:00pm.

Young movie fans should check out Let’s Get the Rythmn: the Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack on February 19 (2:00pm-4:00pm) at Wanskuck. Shown in association with the Providence Children’s Film Festival, the movie documents the history of children’s rhythmical clapping games, sometimes called “jazz on the streets.”

Grant Award Makes For a Very Special Día Celebration

February 11, 2016 - 12:02pm -- sshea

Thanks to a generous grant award of $2,000 from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), PCL will be able to add some special touches to this year’s El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día) celebration. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Dia as a national event, and to celebrate, award winning Ecuadorian artist Ildefonso “Poncho” Franco will lead a two-part mask making workshop for children at Mount Pleasant and Olneyville and a three-part animation workshop at Knight Memorial and Washington Park.

York Teen Interns - Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood Library

February 11, 2016 - 12:01pm -- sshea
PCL received more than 60 applications from talented young people for a place on its new youth intern program, funded by a generous grant from the Otto H. York Foundation. Interviews were held in January and nine high school students were selected to serve, one at each of our library locations. We look forward to introducing the new interns via our blog and in the next newsletter!

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