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!
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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.
Providence Community Library is proud to present a series of teen-led, town hall- style panels about turning passion into civic action in Rhode Island. Each virtual panel is moderated by students who are PVD Young Maker interns and encourage interaction from audience members; bring questions!
Providence Community Library will host three special screenings during the week of February 15-20. Watch the movie on the day of the program any time between 10:00AM and 7:00PM and tune into a zoom meeting for a discussion and Q & A at 3:00PM with one of the film's creators!
We've offered some wonderful and diverse virtual programs over the last few months. The good news is, we recorded many of them!
You can watch (or re-watch ) the following presentations at any time over on the PCL YouTube Channel.
Planning for Retirement Series with Michael Graff:
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.
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?
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Providence Community Library is celebrating #BHM 2021 with author talks, programs and displays during February.
It’s almost the end of the year – one that’s brought so many stresses and strains for all of us. The pandemic has placed many additional demands on our staff and resources, so you are able, please remember Providence Community Library in your end of year giving. Your generous donation will help our nine library locations provide the materials, services and programs that transform lives and strengthen the communities they serve.