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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.

Google Digital Skills Workshops

August 29, 2019 - 2:14pm -- sshea

PCL has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative.

We will use the funding to hold 4 Google Digital Skills workshops at Smith Hill Library in September with refreshments & giveaways at each event!

2020 Census Recruitment Sessions at PCL

August 29, 2019 - 1:15pm -- publicity

Job opportunity! The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to hire close to 500,000 office and field staff nationally for the 2020 Census. The majority of those hires will be Census takers, or enumerators. Enumerators interview residents of households that have not responded via the online or paper forms to supply their Census information. These temporary staff serve as the last line of defense for getting an accurate count, which is critical for federal funding and fair political representation. 

Keep Track of Your PCL Events with Burbio

August 29, 2019 - 10:54am -- publicity

We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on at PCL and in our community! is a FREE website and app that puts PCL, school, and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars!  You'll also receive important notifications when events change or get cancelled.

A Conversation About Race, Plus Potluck

August 29, 2019 - 10:07am -- publicity

Conversations About Race
Monday, September 9, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library

Join in the third of a series of meaningful conversations about racial prejudice, inequality, and the divisions that have become part of the fabric of American society.

Bring your favorite food for potluck and casual conversation at 6:30. The program will begin at 7:00pm.

Meet RI Writers at Mt. Pleasant

August 28, 2019 - 10:47pm -- publicity

PVD Writers' Night
Monday, September 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mount Pleasant Library

PVD Writers’ Night will feature seasoned & aspiring Rhode Island writers as they celebrate stories and read their new works of fiction. Come celebrate Providence’s literary community through stories. These storytellers will whisk you away to well-imagined worlds. Don’t let this evening of fiction and literature come-and-go without you!

PCL Annual Meeting: Looking Back, Moving Forward

August 28, 2019 - 10:22pm -- publicity

PCL Annual Meeting
Monday, September 16 at 5:30pm -7:30pm
in the Board of Aldermen Chambers, Providence City Hall

Join us as city leaders, community partners and PCL’s board members, staff and patrons, celebrate the achievements of PCL’s first ten years - and look forward to the future! We will honor PCL Employee and Volunteer of the Year, as well as the our 2018-2019 Library Champion, Providence Talks.

Refreshments will be served.


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