Join us on June 23 for a chance to #RappelforPCL, descend the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help PCL raise $100,000 for new materials, technology and programs. Register as an individual or as a team and raise a minumum of $1,000 to go Over the Edge; just think of it as 40 donations of $25 or combinations of other small amounts. Our first registered Edger utilized our fundraising toolkit to raise her minimum in 12 hours from 25 donations! You'll be there before you know it!
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Celebrating Our Renovations
Thursday, March 22, 4 to 5 pm
Join Friends of Wanskuck and admire the new rugs, teen room tables, circulation desk, roof, front door, fence and new first-floor bathroom installed in recent times!
Día de Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros 2018
Saturday, April 28 3:00PM - 5:00PM
South Providence Library
Dia Day is always a highlight of Spring at PCL! Don't miss this annual family celebration filled with music, refreshments and fun activities.
This year's Dia Day will feature a special author event with Kianny Antigua, writer of
"Greñas/Crazy Hair," plus a music performance by a talented 14-year-old violinist, Cristofer Mejia from Venezuela.
Wednesday, April 11 5:30PM - 6:30PM
South Providence Library
An opportunity to learn lifesaving skills at this one hour, bilingual English/Spanish workshop. Participants will learn
- The common causes of overdose
- How to recognize an overdose
- How to help someone breathe
- How to save a life by administering Naloxone, a life saving medication that reverses opiate overdose.
Light refreshments will be served
PCL Computer Builders Program
Session 1: Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Session 2: Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30 3;00PM -5:00PM
Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street
PCL’s Computer Builders Program is an exciting, hands-on training project that teaches children and teens age 12 to 17 how to build computers - real machines that will be used on a daily basis by library users of all ages. Participants work in pairs to create fully functional devices that will be installed and used at Rochambeau Library!
South Providence Library has launched its 2018 Seed Exchange program. Everyone is welcome to come to the library at 441 Prairie Avenue during scheduled library hours to receive free seeds for a summer garden.
Are YOU Ready to Go Over the Edge for PCL?
Saturday, June 23
Regency Plaza, Providence
We're excited about our forthcoming fundraiser!Join us on June 23 for a chance to rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help raise $100,000 for PCL.
Who can resist a bargain? Our Friends groups organize regular sales and special events to benefit out library locations. Here's what's coming up over the next few weeks:
Friends of Knight Memorial Library Book Sale is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30PM - 12:30PM , Wednesdays 5:00PM-7:30PM, plus occasional Saturday hours (please check the calendar).
Youth Poetry Workshops
Thursdays March 15, 22, 29 4pm
Smith Hill Library
These workshops provide a wonderful opportunity for young people with an interest in poetry to work on their skills under the guidance of the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Tina Cane.