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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.
First Amendment and the Free Press
Monday, April 29 7:00PM - 8:30PM
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Solar Power Information Workshops
May 23, 6pm
Washington Park Library
May 30, 7pm
Living Literature Presents: What the Eyes Don't See
Tuesday, March 26 6:00PM
South Providence Library
What the Eyes Don't See, this year's Reading Across Rhode Island selected title, is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona, accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends and community leaders, proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead. She then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world.
If you've visited your local library recently, or follow PCL on social media, you'll have noticed that we've been asking library users a few questions. Do you want to see your PCL location open more hours? Would you like it to see it offer more morning, evening, or weekend hours? Or all of these options?
Many of you have aleady answered our appeal and particular thanks go to everyone who attended our community meeting to discuss the case for More Hours For PCL on March 12 at Smith Hill Library.