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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.

Champlin Foundation Makes Second Generous Award for Work on Knight Memorial

December 17, 2018 - 5:21pm -- jfuentes

PCL is delighted to announce that the Champlin Foundation has awarded PCL a grant of $390,500 to install new electrical and fire systems in Knight Memorial Library. The grant is the second award to be made by Champlin for work on the historic building since 2017, when it gave $544,800 to repair, renovate and preserve the library's exterior. Cleaning and renovations to exterior masonry as well as repairs to the roof, guttering, cornice and skylights took place in late summer 2018. The work on the electrical and fire systems will be completed in Spring 2019.

Remember PCL in Your Year End Giving!

December 17, 2018 - 3:14pm -- jfuentes
Kenrick and his proud family

If you received an appeal in the mail from PCL, you may recognize Kenrick! He recently started a new chapter in his life at CCRI after completing his GED with the help of our amazing GED coach, Carolyn Brown. One-on-one coaching is one of the many programs and resources that we offer to you and all our valued library users.

When you contribute to PCL, your gift helps to fund our nine libraries and life-changing programs, like the one that helped Kenrick. 

Our ESOL Teachers Give Back to the Community

December 17, 2018 - 2:11pm -- jfuentes

PCL Program Coordinator Michelle Novello and Latino Program Coodinator Carolina Briones established a little holiday tradition a few years ago when they invited PCL’s volunteer ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) teachers to a December dinner.  The tradition stuck and the current group of volunteers gathered last week at South Providence Library, to meet, eat and share experiences.

Meet Amy at Washington Park!

November 27, 2018 - 10:21pm -- jfuentes

Meet Me at The Library
Thursday, November 29 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Washington Park Library

Meet new Library Manager, Amy Rosa and enjoy some light refreshments! Every Librarian has a story; find out about Amy's and enjoy an evening treat or two. Amy has over nine years of professional library experience and is excited to bring her unique programming ideas and talents to Washington Park.

December Holiday Happenings at PCL

November 27, 2018 - 9:04pm -- jfuentes

Here's a handy summary of all our December holiday events and sales, all in one place. This list is being updated constantly, so please check back for new additions!

A Musical Afternoon with Candida Rose
Saturday, December 1 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Knight Memorial Library

Music, light refreshments and a pre-holiday booksale. Enjoy songs from talented vocalist Candida Rose, accompanied by Yanni on piano, Joe Potenza on bass and George Correia on drums.

Ed Shea Workshops: A Few Places Left, Sign Up Today!

November 27, 2018 - 12:43pm -- jfuentes
Ed Shea

Speaking in Public With Less Anxiety
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Rochambeau Library

Does the prospect of speaking in public fill you will dread? Drawing on acting principles and mindfulness techniques, renowned actor and director Ed Shea (long associated with Trinity Rep and 2nd StoryTheatre) will help you get to grips with those nerves and master the art of addressing a group with confidence.

New Year, New Citizen!

November 26, 2018 - 4:48pm -- jfuentes

U.S Citizenship Class
Mondays, January 7 - March 25, 5:30PM-7:30PM Knight Memorial Library OR Thursdays, January 17 - March 21, 5:45PM-7:45PM, Rochambeau Library

Our Citizenship classes go from strength to strength! Due to continuing demand, here are more opportunities for eligible candidates to learn about the entire process that leads to U.S. citizenship and perhaps to complete the process in 2019.

The weekly sessions cover the following:

SAVE THE DATE: Over the Edge for PCL

November 26, 2018 - 4:31pm -- jfuentes

We had an incredible time on June 23 when 32 fearless people went Over the Edge and rappelled down the 12-story Regency Paza apartments to raise money for PCL. Next year, we'll be doing it again - and you can join us!

Everyone who went Over the Edge for PCL reported that it was a truly memorable "bucket list" experience and several of them are all set to rappel again! So keep this date free: Saturday, May 4, 2019. More details coming soon! 

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