The theme of this year's summer reading program is A Universe of Stories - an inspiring title for readers of all ages! PCL has worked with the City of Providence and several partner organizations to create more than 400 fun learning activities and free performances which are designed to encourage students to start reading - and keep reading - all summer long. We want children to enjoy reading and become lifelong readers!
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.
Long Story Short: Art & Education at New Urban Arts
Thursday, June 20 6:00PM - 7:30PM
South Providence Library
Join Professor Susan Smulyan of Brown University on Thursday, June 20 at South Providence Library for the last presentation in the Long Story Short series, as she explores the connections between art and education in the South Providence neighborhood. Enjoy the evening and bring the family - pizza and homework help is available for school age children!
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.
The First Amendment and the Free Press
Wednesday, June 26 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Can YOU name the Five Freedoms protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution? According to a recent survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, more than a third of Americans cannot name a single one.
"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!"
Wednesdays & Saturdays 9:30am-11:00am
Davis Park Community Garden
If you are interested in growing plants and vegetables in the company of like-minded people, you should join PCL's new gardening club!
Feria del Libro y las Artes
Saturday, November 9 10:00AM -6:00PM
Rhode Island College
PCL is happy to announce that the fourth Feria del libro y las Artes will take place on November 9 at Providence College, in the Center at Moore Hall.
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
Serie Educacional: Como Hacer Crecer Su Negocio
Thursday May 30 5:30PM-7:30PM
Washington Park Library
East Side Cinema Night- Chocolat (France/Cameroon, 1988)
Monday, June 3 7:00PM - 8:45PM
Conversations About Race
Saturday, June 8 10:00AM -11:30AM
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.