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Friends of Rochambeau Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 30 7:00PM
This year's annual meeting features a roundtable speaking event entitled 20/20 Vision for the 2020 Elections: Fake News, Real Democracy.The conversation will focus on what false information is, how it spreads and shapes public opinion, as well as practical advice for stemming its dissemination.Attendees of the event will come away with a clearer answer to the question, “what is fake news and why does it matter?”
Let's Make Comics!
Mondays, May 6,13,20,27 4:00PM
Tuesdays May 7, 14,21,28 4:00PM
Washington Park Library
Wednesdays May 1,8,15,22 4:00PM
Mount Pleasant Library
Thursdays May 2,9,16,23 3:00PM
(Please note that the workshop dates for Washington Park and Rochambeau published in the PCL newsletter on April 22 were not correct. The dates, times and locations listed above are accurate.)
There's still time to catch some interesting and informative workshops aimed at adults that will help you improve your grasp of money management issues. Here's what's coming up in the last week of April:
Seminario de Exploracion de Propietarios
Monday, April 22 6:00PM -7:00
Knight Memorial Library
Learn what's involved with home ownership. In Spanish. Pressented by the Providence Housing Authority.
Our second rappelling fundraiser is just around the corner! There's still time for last-minute sign ups but if Going Over The Edge isn't for you, you can make a world of difference to one of our existing fundraising Edgers and donate, $10, $20 $50 or larger amounts to one of the participants on this page. Several are close to their fundraising goals and your dollars could be the ones they need to guarantee their place on the ropes on May 4.
PCL will take the PVD Young Makers Initiative and other technology-based programs on the road this summer. The specially-equipped Everyplace Makerspace vehicle will enable staff to transport makerspace equipment and materials to neighborhood schools, recreation centers, parks and to the buildings of community organizations. People of all ages will be able to learn how to code, sew, design, create and build using equipment, technology and materials that were previously restricted to library locations.
Last month on the blog, we described the new library play groups established in partnership with Providence Talks. We're pleased to announced that a new group will begin at Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, May 1 and Olneyville Library will commence another eight-week session starting Thursday, May 9 through Thursday, June 27.
Last year, the Providence Preservation Society selected five artists/teams to create new works related to buildings on PPS' Most Endangered Properties List. One of those artists was Walker Mettling who proposed a project to create an interpretive, handmade, hardback artist book about Knight Memorial Library.