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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.

Looking Forward to a Cooler Summer at Knight Memorial

June 13, 2019 - 5:27pm -- publicity

PCL is pleased to announce that Knight Memorial Library will remain open all summer! Due to recent upgrades to the historic building, the library will remain open to the public during the warmest weeks of the year. PCL began an extensive, multistage renovation of Knight Memorial in 2018,  which includes updates to mechanical and electrical systems required to support the eventual installation of a full HVAC system throughout the building. 

Summer Literacy/Numeracy Programs en Español

June 13, 2019 - 1:54pm -- publicity

"Cada dia los centros de trabajo requieren los titulos de High School o su equivalente: GED; ademas, solo con uno de estos documentos se puede ingresar a la universidades y/o hacer una carrera tecnica; en tal sentido, es de vital importancia obtener uno de estos titutlos si desean progresar. Aprovechen la oportunidades que ofrecen las Librerias Comunitarias de Providence de hacer el curso del GED GRATIS!"

Explore First Amendment Rights and Media Issues with NEFAC at PCL!

May 30, 2019 - 4:24pm -- publicity

The New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC) will present its ongoing community conversation, The First Amendment and the Free Press, at PCL at two FREE June events, each featuring a distinguished panel of experts. Please join us for one or both discussions! 

Thursday, June 6 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wanskuck Library, 233 Veazie Street
Registration not required. Info: (401) 274-4145 

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Join Us: Conversations About Race

May 17, 2019 - 12:34pm -- publicity

Conversations About Race
Saturday, June 8 10:00AM -11:30AM
Rochambeau Library

Join others in the local community for the first in a series of meaningful conversations about race, white privilege and power, and the defensiveness and divisions that have become part of the fabric of American society. The goal is to increase understanding, at a personal level, of the impacts that race has on each of our lives, for both white people and people of color.

PCL at PrideFest

May 17, 2019 - 11:07am -- publicity

Visit the PCL booth at RI PrideFest in Providence on Saturday, June 15. We'll offer fun activities, an LGBTQ+ book raffle and storytimes on the hour! Come and say hi!

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