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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.

Update on Knight Memorial

August 16, 2017 - 10:52pm -- jfuentes

Knight Memorial Library is temporarily closed to perform some mechanical/electrical upgrades. We plan to reopen as soon as possible. Patrons can return materials or report Summer Reading to library staff, who will be available in front of the Knight Memorial building at the following times (if no rain): 

August 16, table at Sankofa Market 2:00PM-6:00PM

August 17, 1:30PM-5:30PM table in front of Knight Memorial

August 18, 1:30PM-4:30PM Red Library Bus next to Knight Memorial

Peace Flag Workshops Near You

August 16, 2017 - 5:33pm -- jfuentes

Mount Pleasant: September 11 at 4:00PM
Washington Park: September 13 at 3:00PM
CSEA**: September 14 at 3:30PM
Rochambeau: September 18 at 3:30PM
Wanskuck: September 20 at 3:30PM
Fox Point: September 21 at 3:30PM
Smith Hill: September 25 at 4:00PM
Olneyville: September 27 at 3:30PM

** Center for South East Asians, 270 Elmwood Avenue, across the road from Knight Memorial Library

It's the Smith Hill Block Party!

August 16, 2017 - 3:37pm -- jfuentes

Smith Hill Block Party
Candace Street
Wednesday, August 30, 4:00PM to 7:00PM


A don't-miss event in the Providence calendar, this year's Smith Hill Block Party looks like it will be bigger and better than ever! The annual street party stretches between Smith Street and Chalkstone, with the library at 31 Candace Street at the very heart of the fun. There will be free food, entertainment, raffle drawings and crafts and activities for children. 

PCL Community Discussions: You're Invited

August 16, 2017 - 2:57pm -- jfuentes

Thanks to everyone who has attended our Library Community Discussions so far! We'll be concluding our tour of PCL locations at Rochambeau (708 Hope Street) on Monday, August 21 and at Fox Point (90 Ives Street) on Tuesday, August 22, 6:00PM - 7:30PM. Light refreshments will be served.

We invite you, your family and neighbors to join us for an informal discussion about ways we can improve our programs and services. We want to listen to your ideas and suggestions for making the library the best it can be for you and your community. Please join us!

Back to School Events, Passport Check-Ins: Important Dates

August 16, 2017 - 11:26am -- jfuentes

18th Annual Back to School Celebration
Saturday, August 19, 10:00AM -1:00PM

PCL will be participating at four of the events hosted by Back to School Celebration of RI: Nathanael Greene Middle School, Parent Information & Student Registration Center, Veazie Street Elementary School, and the United Way of RI. The celebration features free school supplies, food, entertainment and more!  You can find addresses and more details here:


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