The Library Friends of Knight Memorial Library invite everyone to a neighborhood celebration of the reopening of the library building at 275 Elmwood Avenue on Wednesday, October 25 at 3:00PM.The Knight Memorial building closed temporarily in late July for essential repairs and upgrades. Come and shop fresh and world produce at the last Sankofa Market of the season on the library's lawn, then pick up some gently used bargains at the Friends' book shop. Neighborhood leaders have been invited. We hope you can come!
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Saturday, November 4
Are YOU ready to tee off to raise funds for youth programming? We'll be playing golf, rain or shine on November 4 - INSIDE the library!
PCL wants to know what you think! We have compiled a short survey to find out what we are doing well and what we could do better in terms of our materials, programs, services, hours and other issues. We will use the responses to inform our strategic planning process and help us to chart a course for the future. It takes just 10 minutes to complete!
Our staff know that young library users love Halloween, so we always make the Library a special place to enjoy spooky stories, goulish games, crazy crafts and costumes, and, of course, candy! Here's a handy rundown of PCL's Halloween happenings this season.
At Knight Memorial, 275 Elmwood Avenue
Come play a spooky game of bingo and win free books and candy!
Monday, October 30 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Brent Runyon was unable to attend September's Annual Meeting, so recently, PCL Board members Patricia Raub and Kendra Brewster visited Brent, who is Providence Preservation Society's Executive Director, with his 2017 PCL "Library Champion" award.
International Games Week is an initiative run by volunteers from around the world to reconnect communities through their libraries around the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games.This year, International Games Week is October 29th through November 4th. Naturally, PCL is taking part! Given the timing, some of the games have a Halloween flavor to them.
At Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue
There's still room for youth ages 8+ to join our program "The Community Lens: A Photography Workshop for Kids." The program is a collaboration between Mt. Pleasant Community Library and Providence College students to teach children how to use a camera, frame a shot and explore the neighborhood to take pictures of things that inspire them. At the end of the program, there will be a showcase of their work at Providence CityArts for Youth.
PCL is pleased to support the 2018 Write Rhode Island short fiction competition with writing workshops at Wanskuck Library. Creative Writing instructor, Maggie Miles, will provide two workshops, the first on Wednesday, October 18 4:00PM - 5:50PM and the second on Wednesday,November 15, 4:00PM - 5:30PM, to help students brainstorm and get started on their stories by providing a bit of guidance. Visit Wanskuck Library or call 401-274-4145 to register for one or both of these helpful workshops!
UPDATE: Knight Memorial Library remains temporarily closed to perform mechanical/electrical upgrades. In October, Knight Memorial's Youth Services staff is offering homework help, computers, board games and storytime at the following locations:
2:30PM-6:00PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at the West End Community Center, 109 Bucklin Street10:00PM-11:00PM, Tuesday Pre-School Storytime at Center for Southeast Asians - CSEA, 270 Elmwood Avenue