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.
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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."
This is a busy time of the year and it can be hard to keep track of everything that is happening, Here's a digest of all the seasonal parties, open houses, story times, movie screenings and craft programs happening at PCL locations in December!
Crafternoons at Fox Point
Friday December 8, 15 and Wednesday, December 20 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Stop by for a seasonal craft project. Express your creativity and have fun with friends! All school-age children and teens are welcome.
Wow! We had another great Alternative ComicCon on November 10,this time at Olneyville Library! Sarah Gluck and her staff did a fantastic job producing a free, interactive comics convention for the neighborhood and it looks like everyone came.
Open Enrollment has begun and PCL is happy to help get the word out! Individuals and families who do not receive affordable coverage through an employer can purchase 2018 health coverage from HealthSourceRI, Rhode Island’s state based health insurance marketplace.Open Enrollment ends December 31,but don’t wait – individuals and families looking for health coverage that begins January 1, 2018, should pick and pay for their plan by December 23.
Hands Only CPR Training
Saturday, December 16, 2:00PM-3:30PM
Mount Pleasant Library, 315 Academy Ave.
CPR training can save lives! At this weekend workshop, find out how to perform hands only CPR on an adult, child or infant, practice performing compressions, learn about an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and how to help a choking victim.
Three upcoming programs at Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street:
East Side Cinema: Under Milkwood
Monday, November 27 6:30PM - 8:45PM
Listen and Thrive: Short Films by Mount Hope Youth
Thursday, November 30 6:30PM - 8:00PM