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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.

Don't Judge a Boy by his Face: Wonder Book Club

February 10, 2017 - 7:19pm -- jfuentes

Wonder Book Club 
Wednesdays, February 15-April 26 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Wanskuck Library, 233 Veazie Street

Wonder, the bestselling novel by R.J Palacio, tells the story of Auggie, a middle schooler born with a facial difference and how his appearance impacts his life and world. Wonder Book Club is suitable for students age 9+;  children will discuss the novel and create art and activities based upon its uplifting and anti-bullying message. Let's learn how we can create a wonderful world with and for each other!

Free PCFF Workshops and Screenings

February 10, 2017 - 12:20pm -- jfuentes

PCL is proud to partner with Providence Children's Film Festival (PCFF) and offer three festival library events. PCL shares PCFF's mission and vision that all youth deserve access to great visual stories that delight and challenge as well as opportunities to develop the skills to be their own creative media makers. These workshops and screenings help to fulfill those aims.  

Filmmaking Workshop: Animate the Library!
February 21 2:00PM - 4:00PM
​Washington Park Library 1316 Broad Street

The Favorite Book Play Festival: Get Your Tickets!

February 9, 2017 - 10:58pm -- jfuentes

The Manton Avenue Project (MAP) works to inspire the creative voices of kids living in the Olneyville neighborhood through "playmaking". On February 7, Mount Pleasant Library had a special visit from some of the Project's talented young writers, who eagerly sifted through the library's book collections to find inspiration for their own personal writing projects. The students are writing plays for MAP's March production, Once Upon a Time:The Favorite Book Play Festival.  

PCL Spelling Bee: Big Bucks for Big Words

February 9, 2017 - 10:03pm -- jfuentes

More than 90 people squeezed into a packed AS220 on January 28 to enjoy a good-natured war of words that raised valuable funds for PCL. The contest got off to a gentle start but quickly got more  challenging for competing spellers with selections such as whippoorwill, oleaginous, hoyden and objurgate. In the end, there could only be one winner and Rebecca Maxwell lifted the coveted title "Best Speller of the Year" after acing the winning combo hartebeest /caliph; Ian Cozzens was runner-up.

Romeo & Juliet: A Special Discount for Providence Community Library Patrons

February 2, 2017 - 10:32am -- jfuentes

This Valentine’s Day weekend, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) will present the world premiere of a new adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Running February 10-12, 2017 at The Vets in Providence, this new work is a collaboration between guest choreographer Ilya Kozadayev and Gamm Theatre artistic director Tony Estrella. It weaves Shakespeare’s text, spoken live on stage, with Kozadayev’s bold new choreography.

Having a Winter Blast With Minecraft

January 13, 2017 - 12:40pm -- jfuentes

If it's January, it must be time for Knight Memorial Library's annual Winter Blast Minecraft Challenge! Kids and teens are invited to make wintery creations in Minecraft for a chance to win a prize! The competition runs January 17-21 and winners will be announced January 24. For information, contact Melissa Rivera

Last Call for ESL Classes!

January 12, 2017 - 12:30pm -- jfuentes

Winter/Spring classes begin January 23, 2017 at several locations and include tuition in grammar, conversation and writing. Register at the front desks or call the library. Please note that Olneyville's classes will be held at Hartford Park, 50 Laurel Hill Avenue and Washington Park's at the Community Center, 42 Jillson Street. For more information, call 467-2700 x1608 (hablamos español).

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