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Bilingual Story Contest & Dia Day Celebrations

March 13, 2018 - 3:23pm -- jfuentes

Día de Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros  2018
Saturday, April 28 3:00PM - 5:00PM
South Providence Library

Dia Day is always a highlight of Spring at PCL! Don't miss this annual family celebration filled with music, refreshments and fun activities.

This year's Dia Day will feature a special author event with Kianny Antigua, writer of 
"Greñas/Crazy Hair," plus a music performance by a talented 14-year-old violinist, Cristofer Mejia from Venezuela.  

Learn to Save a Life with Opioid Overdose Reversal Training

March 13, 2018 - 11:50am -- jfuentes

Wednesday, April 11 5:30PM - 6:30PM
South Providence Library

An opportunity to learn lifesaving skills at this one hour, bilingual English/Spanish workshop. Participants will learn

  • The common causes of overdose
  • How to recognize an overdose
  • How to help someone breathe
  • How to save a life by administering Naloxone, a life saving medication that reverses opiate overdose. 

Light refreshments will be served

PCL Computer Builders Program at Rochambeau

March 2, 2018 - 12:40pm -- jfuentes

PCL Computer Builders Program
Session 1: Monday, March 19 - Friday, March 23 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Session 2: Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30 3;00PM -5:00PM
Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street

PCL’s Computer Builders Program is an exciting, hands-on training project that teaches children and teens age 12 to 17 how to build computers - real machines that will be used on a daily basis by library users of all ages. Participants work in pairs to create fully functional devices that will be installed and used at Rochambeau Library!

Everyone Loves a Book Sale!

February 13, 2018 - 3:56pm -- jfuentes

Who can resist a bargain? Our Friends groups organize regular sales and special events to benefit out library locations. Here's what's coming up over the next few weeks:

Knight Memorial
Friends of Knight Memorial Library Book Sale is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30PM - 12:30PM , Wednesdays 5:00PM-7:30PM, plus occasional Saturday hours (please check the calendar). 

February is Black History Month

February 12, 2018 - 4:17pm -- jfuentes

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Please explore some of the special programs we have on offer during February.

Welcoming RI Exhibit
January - April
Multiple Locations

DÌa de Los NiÒos/ DÌa De Los Libros Bilingual Story Contest for Youth

February 12, 2018 - 11:45am -- jfuentes

Once again, PCL is taking part in the national Día de Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros celebrations with a bilingual story-writing contest for youth. The competition is aimed at kids aged 6-12, with prizes in two age categories. The winners will be announced at our annual Día de Los Niños/ Día De Los Libros celebration at South Providence Library on April 28. 

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