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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.

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.

FundaFest Workshops @PCL

January 11, 2019 - 11:45am -- jfuentes

PCL is excited to host three performances during the 21st Annual FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling from January 26-February 3, 2019. FUNDA FEST is Rhode Island Black Storytellers' big week long celebration of storytelling  - funda means means to teach and to learn in Zulu and KiSwahili - and features spoken word concerts and workshops for people of all ages. It's a highlight of the winter calendar in the Ocean State, so be sure to save the following dates:

Grab Your Dictionaries! It's The Spelling Bee

January 10, 2019 - 4:54pm -- jfuentes

PCL Spelling Bee
Friday, January 25 6:45PM - 11:00PM
AS220

The third annual PCL Spelling Bee will take place once again at the downtown location of AS220. 

Doors open at 6:45PM. If you want to compete, plan to get there when the doors open because it's first come, first served to sign up and places are strictly limited! Children under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied at all times by an adult. 

Champlin Foundation Makes Second Generous Award for Work on Knight Memorial

December 17, 2018 - 5:21pm -- jfuentes

PCL is delighted to announce that the Champlin Foundation has awarded PCL a grant of $390,500 to install new electrical and fire systems in Knight Memorial Library. The grant is the second award to be made by Champlin for work on the historic building since 2017, when it gave $544,800 to repair, renovate and preserve the library's exterior. Cleaning and renovations to exterior masonry as well as repairs to the roof, guttering, cornice and skylights took place in late summer 2018. The work on the electrical and fire systems will be completed in Spring 2019.

Remember PCL in Your Year End Giving!

December 17, 2018 - 3:14pm -- jfuentes
Kenrick and his proud family

If you received an appeal in the mail from PCL, you may recognize Kenrick! He recently started a new chapter in his life at CCRI after completing his GED with the help of our amazing GED coach, Carolyn Brown. One-on-one coaching is one of the many programs and resources that we offer to you and all our valued library users.

When you contribute to PCL, your gift helps to fund our nine libraries and life-changing programs, like the one that helped Kenrick. 

Our ESOL Teachers Give Back to the Community

December 17, 2018 - 2:11pm -- jfuentes

PCL Program Coordinator Michelle Novello and Latino Program Coodinator Carolina Briones established a little holiday tradition a few years ago when they invited PCL’s volunteer ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) teachers to a December dinner.  The tradition stuck and the current group of volunteers gathered last week at South Providence Library, to meet, eat and share experiences.

Meet Amy at Washington Park!

November 27, 2018 - 10:21pm -- jfuentes

Meet Me at The Library
Thursday, November 29 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Washington Park Library

Meet new Library Manager, Amy Rosa and enjoy some light refreshments! Every Librarian has a story; find out about Amy's and enjoy an evening treat or two. Amy has over nine years of professional library experience and is excited to bring her unique programming ideas and talents to Washington Park.

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