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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.

Drop-in Grantwriting Sessions with RISCA

February 18, 2019 - 11:18am -- jfuentes

Thursday March 21, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Washington Park Library

Friday March 30, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library

Are you interested in applying for a RISCA grant this Spring? Come along to one of our drop-in grantwriting sessions! Mollie Flanagan, RISCA's Individual Artists Program Director, will help you get your application ready in time for the April 2 deadline. Computers will be available for your use. You can ask questions, write material and get immediate feedback on the draft!

Super Saturdays at Knight: Cheese Making

February 11, 2019 - 4:51pm -- jfuentes

Super Saturday: Cheese Making Demonstration
Saturday, March 2 2:00PM-4:00PM
Knight Memorial Library

The Friends of Knight Memorial Library recently launched "Super Saturdays," a new series of entertaining, monthly events suitable for the whole family. Here's an opportunity to find out about how a very popular food - cheese - is made and even get to try some samples!

Passport Day at Rochambeau

January 16, 2019 - 11:26am -- jfuentes

Passport Day
February 25, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Rochambeau Library

Rochambeau Library is pleased to announce it is planning to hold a Passport Day on the evening of Monday, February 25.  U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the library between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.  

Free Seeds at Your Neighborhood Library

January 15, 2019 - 11:30am -- jfuentes

It might be the depths of winter right now but green-fingered gardeners everywhere are already planning their spring planting. PCL can help, thanks to our continued partnership with a free seed program managed by the University of Rhode Island.

Our Rochambeau, South Providence, Wanskuck and Washington Park locations will be offering free seed exchanges in 2019. The program is made possible annually through the generous donation of seeds by Ocean State Job Lot, and the efforts of the University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program volunteers.

Welcome, Michael!

January 15, 2019 - 10:30am -- jfuentes

PCL has a new Director of Philanthropy! 

Michael Bordonaro has over 25 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations.  Michael is excited to apply his many skills towards creating greater sustainability for PCL.  He joined PCL on January 7.

"I'm so happy to be joining the team at PCL as we enter our second decade of fulfilling community needs of language, literacy and the discovery and enjoyment of continued life long learning.  When we all come together, everyone is elevated," says Michael.

Maker Space Creativity for Adults!

January 11, 2019 - 12:44pm -- jfuentes

Adult Makers Night
Thursday, January 17 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Washington Park Library

If the PCL's maker space areas look like fun, it's because they are! Try your hand at makerspace creativity with access to Washington Park's sewing machine, 3D printer, coding robots, and vinyl cutter and heat press to make designs on fabrics.

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