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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.

Celebrate National Puzzle Day!

January 15, 2018 - 5:52pm -- jfuentes

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! 

Miss Jones, Former Smith Hill Librarian, to be Honored in Hall of Fame

January 12, 2018 - 1:43pm -- jfuentes
Miss Jones at South Providence Library, 1977

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. 

Get Ready For FUNDA FEST!

December 18, 2017 - 11:45am -- jfuentes

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.

Compete to Bee the Best Speller in PVD!

December 1, 2017 - 1:46pm -- jfuentes

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).

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