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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.

Library Friend Receives RISCA Grant for Hip Hop Programming

July 9, 2018 - 12:06pm -- jfuentes
Pictured: Isaiah "Keez" Hector (teaching artist), Durin "Vitamin D" Stahl (student), Sean "Trip G" Hopkins (teaching artist)

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.

Summer Schedule for Makerspaces

June 17, 2018 - 11:02pm -- jfuentes

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.

Summer Meals @ PCL

June 15, 2018 - 1:28pm -- jfuentes

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.

Pilates Class for a Cause!

June 14, 2018 - 12:45pm -- jfuentes

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. 

We're Going Over the Edge June 23rd - Get Involved Today!

May 16, 2018 - 1:36pm -- jfuentes

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! 

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