National Puzzle Day is January 29 and Wanskuck Library is celebrating with a lineup of puzzles created by local puzzle designer and artist Sarah Jane Lapp. Sarah Jane will present a special puzzle program during the Girlz RULE! and Boyz to Gentlemen groups and there will be puzzle activities going on all day. Join us for intergenerational fun, so bring your children, bring your grandparents, bring your friends!
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Wednesday, January 31 6:00pm -7:00pm
“Expungement” is a legal procedure. It allows eligible and deserving individuals to have any and all records relating to their criminal charges removed, both from public records and those of law enforcement agencies.
Mary C. Jones, a beloved member and community activist of the Smith Hill community, will be honored at Providence City Hall on January 31 as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame Awards 2018. The public awards will take place in the Council Chambers of City Hall from 5:30PM - 7:00PM and will be hosted by Mayor Elorza.Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:00am to Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:45pm
Knight Memorial Library and other PCL locations
Kids from any PCL location are welcome to take part in this fun, annual Minecraft design competition!
Thursday, February 15 6:00PM - 8:00PM
South Providence Library
Having a minority-owned business certification can help you tap into a multitude of public and private sector programs. Furthermore, it is a great marketing tool, used specifically to enhance your ability to do business in public markets.
America is a nation of immigrants and people have sought refuge and opportunity in this country for many different reasons, right up to the present day. From January to April 2018, a “Welcoming Rhode Island” storyboard exhibit will go on tour around four Providence Community Library locations.
January 19 & 20
Multiple PCL Locations
PCL is excited to host three performances during the 20th Annual FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling from January 13-20, 2018. 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.
Monday, December 18 7:00PM - 8:30PM
A recent report published by GlobalData revealed that the number of people following a vegan diet in this country has grown fivefold in the last three years, with about 6 percent of the population opting to exclude animal products from their food choices.
2nd Annual PCL Spelling Bee
Friday, Jan 26, 2018, 8:00PM -10:00PM
AS220, Empire Street, Providence
Get ready for another chance to compete for the coveted title of Best Speller in Providence! The PCL Spelling Bee returns to AS220 where you can enjoy drinks, great company and cheer on your favorite speller. Admission is just $5 in advance, $10 at door and $10 to compete. Sign up to spell from 7:30PM (we recommend that you arrive promptly to avoid disappointment).
Saturday, December 9 1;00PM -2:30PM
South Providence Library
This event provides activities and readings for children based on the book Greña / Crazy Hair. Kianny Antigua describes it as "a book for first readers, tiny in size, but big on topics such as self-love, personal acceptance and love of our roots."