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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.

Our "Everyplace Makerspace" is Coming to Providence!

April 19, 2019 - 1:49pm -- publicity

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.

The First Amendment & the Free Press: Two Events at PCL

April 17, 2019 - 9:02pm -- jfuentes

First Amendment and the Free Press
Monday, April 29 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Rochambeau Library

“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.”

Living Literature Presents: What the Eyes Don't See

March 22, 2019 - 2:51pm -- jfuentes

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. 

More Hours for PCL!

March 19, 2019 - 5:32pm -- jfuentes

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. 

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