The Street PHD Program, an afterschool hip hop arts program started in Spring 2018, has been awarded a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) grant to continue in the Fall. Created by Gregory Waksmulski, a Friend of the Rochambeau Library, the Street PHD Program focuses on poetry, music, and performance, connecting professional artists from the area with high school aged public school students.
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Over the Edge for PCL
Saturday, June 23 10:00AM-2:00PM approx
Regency Plaza Apartments, Providence
Twelve stories, 150 feet - it's not a fundraiser for the fainthearted! Yet we've found 30 brave souls with a taste for adventure, so why not come along, join friends and family and cheer them on?
PCL is not just helping to raise the next generation of readers, we're supporting the education of future designers, creators and builders, too. Thanks to funding from Mayor Jorge Elorza and the City of Providence, PCL has teamed with FabNewport,Providence Public Library, the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) and Young Voices to provide makerspace equipment, materials and expertise in our libraries.
Students, friends, families and staff gathered on Saturday, June 16 to celebrate the achievements of the 24 students, ranging in age from 17 to 64, who have completed PCL's award-winning Spanish language GED preparation program.
Food insecurity is a real problem in Providence for many families. Summer can be a particularly difficult time for children who are unable to access the free breakfasts and lunches they receive during the regular school year. PCL is partnering with the City of Providence Summer Meals Program to ensure that children continue to have access to a nourishing lunch at libraries for the duration of the Summer Reading Program.
Get ready to rock with PCL and enjoy a summer filled with great books, fun learning activities and free performances by entertainers. Make daily reading time a central of your child's summer; sign up for the summer reading program at any PCL location and your child can earn prizes for reading just 20 minutes every day!
Brown University and PCL will be collaborating on a range of community partnership projects over the next five years, thanks to a grant from the American Studies Association (ASA).
Class for a Cause
Saturday, June 23, 11AM
Providence Pilates Center
Providence Pilates Center and PCL are partnering to raise funds for the Library through Class for a Cause. The Center, located at 5 Lincoln Avenue, Providence, will offer a special Pilates Mat class on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00AM. The class will be by-donation and all proceeds will go directly to PCL.
The clock's ticking - our exciting Over the Edge fundraiser is next month! If you've been hesitating about taking the plunge, NOW is the time to sign up! Descend 12 stories down the Regency Plaza building and help PCL raise valuable funds for new materials, technology and programs. Don't pass up the chance to participate in this unforgettable, bucket list-style experience!