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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.

We're Helping Providence with Vaccine Appointments & Testing

April 4, 2021 - 9:23pm -- publicity

Getting vaccinated is at the top of many people's minds in Providence but  the process of getting an appointment, even for eligible residents, can be a difficult one. Last month, PCL staff started to assist the City of Providence in the critical task of getting residents signed up for appointments at Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and at certain retail clinic sites serving hard-hit communities in Providence zipcodes. We're offering testing, too.

Kids' Contest: My Favorite Bilingual Book

April 4, 2021 - 5:45pm -- publicity

Dia Day is always a highlight of Spring at PCL, but with the pandemic still with us, things are a little different. However, we are still holding an annual creative contest for children! See the description below, in English and Spanish. Many thanks to Neighborhood Plan of Rhode Island for sponsoring the competition. 

MY FAVORITE BILINGUAL BOOK:for children 7 to 12 years-old

Three Lively Spring Events from PCL READS

April 4, 2021 - 5:10pm -- publicity

PCL READS, our citywide book club, continues its virtual tour around our PCL locations and invites YOU to participate in three lively author talks and book discussions this spring!

Feminist geographer Leslie Kern will join us on Monday, April 12 at 6:00pm, thanks to our co-host, Groundwork Rhode Island. She will discuss her book Feminist City, a revelatory read combining personal memoir, feminist theory and pop culture analysis.

Master The Art of Taking It Easy with Big Library Read!

April 4, 2021 - 4:42pm -- publicity

The global digital book club, Big Library Read, is featuring The Art of Taking it Easy by Dr. Brian King, with no waitlists or holds through April 19. A psychologist and a stand-up comedian, Dr. King provides a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life. A perfect title for our times!

We're Offering Activities for All Ages During National Poetry Month

March 29, 2021 - 10:48am -- publicity

April is National Poetry Month and Providence Community Library is planning four weeks of activities that will appeal to adults, families, and children alike. Check the PCL calendar for the schedule, which includes poetry reading by community members, adult poetry prompts for each weekend and a poetry bingo card event for families.

Fun and Learning To Go: More Takeaway Bags!

February 1, 2021 - 5:46pm -- publicity

While winter is upon us and in-person library programs are on hold, you can always rely on our resourceful library staff to find a way to keep kids - and, in some cases, adults - occupied with creative, artsy and educational activities! Here are just a few of the takeaway options on offer this month around at Mount Pleasant, Rochambeau, South Providence and Washington Park. The list is not exhaustive, so be sure to ask what's available at your neighborhood location. 

Mount Pleasant

Your New Bookplates in Our Collection!

February 1, 2021 - 4:13pm -- publicity

Providence Community Library sends a huge thank you to the hundreds of library supporters who donated to our end of year campaign and took the opportunity to dedicate a special bookplate to themselves, a friend or family member! Philanthropy Director Michael Bordonaro is issuing the personalized bookplates to all the generous donors who gave. The first two bookplates were placed in books at Rochambeau and Washington Park: don't they look great?



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